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3-07-2011 @ 2:29PM
I read the original letter and inferred that the writer was a male.It is interesting how things appear differently once I learned she is female. The other officers seem even more petulant once I realized this, and it seems they got defensive only because a female asked them to change their behavior.
3-07-2011 @ 4:11PM
I'm an officer in a guild with a female GM, and I must be spoiled, because I've never seen that happen, even when the same sort of behavioral problems come up. We must just have a vastly different guild culture. When the GM or her second-in-command (also a woman) addresses a problem, people listen. Most of the time.
3-07-2011 @ 6:04PM
@shatto I think there's a difference between having a female officer and a female guild leader. I'm in a guild currently where a husband and wife team are both the leaders of the guild (they have a lvl 1 alt as the 'leader' and co-lead at the next rank down) and people are very respectful of both the leaders. But in a guild where there is a female officer with little support from above, people can get pretty biased against her.It's pretty obvious to me that the officer wasn't really getting any support from the other officers or the guild leader. That unfortunatly lead to some really crass comments from the bad seeds of the guild. Rude people are always rude; often in a variety of ways.
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