I need to acknowledge it. Everyone's freaking out, leaving, and being upset. I can't just say, "Change? What change?!"
I need to straight-up say my feelings towards all this.
The new leadership changes are okay. If THT finds that they're the best for us, then we'll have to live with them. A badge shouldn't upset people.
Leaving because of it is seriously odd. I'm sad about it, but I'm not gonna say, "Oh no! Forumers aren't eligible for a certain trust level, so I should totally quit this app!"
We aren't crumbling or falling apart. We've gotten through much like this and we can get through it again.
So, here's all that summarized: I'm okay with the new leadership rules. We should do what THT finds best. It's confusing as to why people would leave over that, or be sad over it. It makes sense that you would be sad about others leaving, but not over a new rule. I'm not leaving, and we can get through this together.
We are changing. Everyone moves on. This is like the 'puberty' of the forum. Lots of change. Lots of emotion.
If you need to...
Let everything out
You can come to me. Type an essay. Type a crying emoji. I'll read it and I'll acknowlege it. I'll care about it and I'll help you with it. I'll never ignore a friend, and you are all my friends.
It's hard to smile, but do it! You need that face excersize! XD
Things that might make you laugh
I'm terrible with change too. I threw a fit over my mom getting a new chair when I was a little kid. I used to be scared of growing because I'd have to get new clothes and give away my old ones. XD