4812622I'd argue that the community's willingness to forgive the shitty conduct of players like catface is antithetical to the possibility of the community changing.
this is actually the stupidest thing i've ever read on tf.tv hands down
i have been forgiven by very very few in this community for things i said/did almost 3 years ago now (the height of me being a shitty person)
although it's really funny how the same people that call me out for being a shitty person to other people are the same people that stalk me and harass me on a consistent basis. in the past 2 years i've shit talked people twice unprovoked that i can remember, once last night and once towards paddie in a scrim last season. yet how many times has drama found it's way to my doorstep? there are people that i have never been in a mumble with, never insulted and never played against in my entire tf2 career that shit talk me. i have apologized privately to many people i've shit talked that still hold onto those grudges for no reason, one example being nursey. i've now messaged and apologized her 3 different times over the same thing that happened over a year ago and yet she still to this day will call me garbage for doing it even though i haven't insulted her since that incident.
also my involvement with faint has nothing to do with any of my own personal opinions or anything i do/say and i never once have considered abusing my position with them to try and benefit myself in the slightest. i've actually been advising hobin to drop tf2 and get into other esports more seriously, but he's the one that wants to stay in the game. if he wants to stay in tf2 i'll do everything i can to find a group of people who are willing to build up a relationship with the org and not die.
edit: also before i even made this post i had added legit to apologize to him