One thing I’ve always been curious about, and honestly regret not making a stink about in the past is staff leaking and it’s punishments. Truly speaking... what in the world does banning members, usually ones that have spent a significant amount of time volunteering for the community, for significantly periods of time help protect the community? One thing the SGM has nearly always struggled with is this disconnection between the staff team and the community base. There have nearly always been complaints about SGM and it’s transparency. I believe the way leaking is treated is the one of the primary causes of this. In times where SGM is totally dead, the staff discussion is super active. Why is this? Is this because staff just doesn’t like interacting with the rest of the community? I do know that staff in the past felt ‘safer’ because they might accidentally leak. There was a period in the past where trials were allowed to participate in a small section of the staff team, and it had to be removed because moderators were so concerned that they might get in trouble for minor leaks.... why is leaking even a thing? There’s almost a government level of secrecy between the staff team and community members that... isn’t even really protecting anything. I’ve been in every position of staff and I gotta say... the stuff being hidden isn’t worth that disconnect. Adminstats get out? Oh no, someone might know that the staff thinks their toxic.... maybe they’ll stop being toxic? What’s the point?