MSE is burning, there is fire everywhere. I'm terrified every time I write a question over here and I make myself ready for a fight every time I write an answer.
I don't dare to look at comments or answers anymore and, if I see a rude/abusive comment, I'm dreadful to report it in chat because I don't want to be shout out for it.
This is all wrong.
People should be able to ask a question on MSE without fearing to be scolded for it. They should be able to suggest new, unusual, ideas to be screamed at because people disagree with the premise of their question.
People should be able to answer a question and be done with it. They shouldn't have to fear endless criticism and fight and comments war.
Because, if people are afraid to ask good faith questions, if they are afraid to suggest anything, if they are afraid to answer questions, then they will stop doing it.
And I, strongly believe that every voice is valuable. That driving away people that are afraid of conflicts, people with low self-esteem, people with anxiety issues, that driving away all those people and even more is a terrible thing.
I want people to feel safe here, and I think you want that too.
I don't feel safe here.
So, what can we do, as a community, to help make this place a safer one?
Note that I'm not talking about Monica or Robert. I'm talking about regular users who see all those conflicts and hatred and are driven away by it.
Note that I'm also not talking about what SE Inc. or mods can do. The responsibility of all this isn't and shouldn't be on their own shoulders.
We, as a community, are the ones screaming and making this place unfriendly. We are the ones that are at each other throat. We are the ones that are fighting in comments, about comments, around comments.
Not SE Inc, not the mods, us, the community.
So, what can we do, as a community, to help make this place friendlier and safer again?
What can we do to make sure that, even if the mods aren't available, even if there are no diamonds around to erase all the bad things that are said, what can we do to make sure (as much as we can) that this place keep being safe and friendly?
Edit: To people wondering if it's a duplicate of What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) flags, and how do they work?, it's not. Flagging the way we are currently doing is definitively not enough to solve the current situation. We need other, better, outside of the box, solutions.