Nick just made an apology for a mistake. He explained why he had no intentions to cause harm. Normal people would see this as tolerable and then move on. Sometimes we all have to correct a mistake.
But, I detect malice in the insults that are thrown at Nick from many of you. It amazes me that Nick so patiently takes these insults about his character (not just pointing out a mistake) from people using the very forum that Nick created.
It would be so easy for Nick to remove this little group of nay sayers with a simple click. Yet, he continues to allow you to post on his forum. I am not the only one who feels this way. It makes Nick look big and you look small.
Some of you exhibit the classic behavior traits of someone who is still arguing with your parents in order to prove you adolescent independence. It must be a tragic bondage to grow old and find yourself trapped and absorbed into the alternate reality of this forum. Each conflict you engage in is an attempt to feel better about yourself and the real world has passed you by. Talk about the twilight zone.
If someone says something positive, it is many times attacked on this forum. Many of my students are afraid to ask questions on this forum for the fear of being humiliated and mocked. It’s a unthankful job to be the one who tries to balance free speech with the need for a healthy forum, that allows people to feel safe during public discussion. I would not want Nick’s job. It would be easier to keep peace with a room full of toddlers, I suspect.