Subject: We could, but I'm not sure it's the best way to address the issue.
Posted on: 2023-07-18 18:18:43 UTC

Not because I disagree with the objections to the mission's choices—I do agree, they're bad—but because I don't think it's practicable to edit every archived mission that's found to contain language or sentiments we now object to. I know well enough this isn't the only one, and I'm sorry, but I can't let myself or anyone else here be held accountable for all possible exposure to discomfort someone may experience while reading old works.

What I will do is make a statement on the main page that the missions archived on The Lost Tales were written prior to the implementation of our current community standards, and may contain language or sentiments that we do not condone today. We preserve them to make an account of our history (spots and all), not to endorse anyone's views.

Might need a similar disclaimer somewhere visible on the wiki, too. Main page, Wiki Rules, and one or more of the FAQs, probably, since everyone ought to read at least one of those things.

At the end of the day, I'd rather we wear our mistakes on our sleeve than try to hide them or pretend they weren't so bad. They happened and we're not proud of them—but we DO try not to let the same mistakes happen again.


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