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4-02-2010 @ 10:06PM
No, no, no, no. I don't know what I'd do if I was in the letter writer's shoes, but people who are giving the liar a pass need to stop.Someone who's shady enough to lie to re-app for a guild can't be trusted, even if they're lying about something trivial. ESPECIALLY if it's over something trivial. I can't believe people are actually taking this schmuck's story at face value (the lying priest, not the letterwriter; I genuinely feel sorry for the latter, because the former was a dick to put a friend in this sort of position in the first place).Honestly--if this guild was full of mature people (and given the info we have in this letter, we have no reason to believe it's not), does anyone really believe people would flip out if he'd said on his app that he'd been gkicked over something that trivial? Particularly if the current leadership wasn't around for the inactivity kick, I can't see anyone but the most petty, rules lawyering dick not giving him a second chance. I could understand lying if he'd been kicked over ninja'ing the guild bank or breaking up the GM's marriage or something. But lying over an inactivity kick strikes me as being supremely dumb and cowardly. To me it raises more red flags than if he were lying to cover his tracks about something serious, and I'm not inclined to believe admitted liars about anything. Guilds are run on trust, imo.Has history (or hell, even Law & Order) taught us nothing? Coming clean and being honest about things ALWAYS turns out infinitely better than trying to cover it up. Cover ups are always what ends up fucking over people, more so than the actual crimes they commit. What ended up sinking Nixon? Not the actual bungled burglary committed on his behalf, but the lies and the cover up. It's not about "tattling" (what is this, kindergarten?) and I seriously hope whomever came up with that "snitches get stitches" bullshit dies in a fire and no one says who set it. I'm hardly some Lawful Good type (I'm Chaotic Neutral kind of broad when you get down to it) but there is something seriously fucked up about a culture that heaps more scorn upon honest people trying to do the right thing than the people who actually do wrong.
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