One of the most off-putting and distressing experiences that I've had with discussion groups, forums, and the like is brigading types of behaviors.
For example, I'll go to a subreddit that I haven't visited before in order to seek guidance or ask a question. Then it's as if all of the regular users of that sub are lying in wait ready to pounce on the newbie. Typically, they'll pick some very minute detail and blow it way out of proportion. Then they'll proceed to downvote everything that you say, no matter what it is, into oblivion. Next, they will deride and criticize you of things that you have not done. Then a moderator will step in and agree with all the assholes, remove your post, and top it off with a bullshit reason for doing so. And it could snowball into an unnecessary and unsolicited tirade from there.
This scenario has happened to me and others so many times. Frankly, I'm fucking sick of this type of shit.
What are our plans here to ensure that this won't become a frequent experience for the users here?