well that first example is extremely unfair. the kid unbuckled his seatbelt and tried to stand!
because i'm sure if malina did somehow get sent on the ride without her belt, she would have definitely stood up at the top of a drop, rather than hanging on as tight as she could.
It isn't that the thread needs preventing. *if* she got bad CS, well then so be it. It would be great to prevent it, it would be great to inform others of this so they can look out for it, etc. etc. It isn't that the thread needs to be prevented.
It is the mindless and repetative drivel. The people involved said their peace over and over and then ppl got nasty. And it just isn't this thread. So many threads where someone will say the same freakin' thing over and over as if it will convince another person if they read it many times. It wont happen. It is MC after all; the most informative and unfortunately most headstrong Disney site on the web! And none of the arguers were noobies either.
Come on people. My GP friends have stopped reading and this is the #1 reason.
A simple request from site staff: Whether or not you agree with there being a safety issue in a reported case, or the viewpoints of another member on an issue (which is part of a discussion forum, people having differing opinions), please merely keep in mind that mocking the thread or openly putting down the member themselves because you disagree with their take on an experience they had is not fair play or respectful/conducive to open discussion.
Furthermore, the deliberate slams on someone stating their opinion done in a way suggesting they should not talk about a topic because you disagree with what they think about what happened to the extent of personal rudeness is not allowed by MiceChat rules, and the piling on of a person in this case trying to dissuade them from their experience or say they were wrong for concern in an increasingly personal 'put down' type of manner on the part of some is not constructive and not allowed at any time when done deliberately, especially to 'win' a perceived argument. This has only served to escalate this thread into a fight, frankly, and that serves no one on this forum well: members, casual readers who haven't joined, or staff.
In the future, please think first not of 'how can I win this argument' in instances where you feel an issue is 'unimportant' or ways to shout down people in a personally confrontational manner over a experience they had. Discuss the issue, rather than the motives or how 'wrong' someone is, as that only increases hostility and ill will.
Regretfully, at this time, these actions on both sides have caused this thread to be closed permanently. Staff does not relish doing so and we try hard to avoid outright locking threads whenever possible, but we sincerely hope some lessons might be learned from this statement and how this situation unfolded going forward.