@matt-flaming At my job, our big boss (also called Director General) has forbidden us to discuss on anything using email.... or any other form of electronic writing because he considers it the best way possible ... to end up in an argument, even when nobody really wants to have an argument.
Hence, I spend quite some time video conferencing... and have to admit my DG is right (there is a reason why he is director general ).
Here on this forum it is the same, we all start from our own experience, are from different cultures... and sometimes write somethign that can be taken badly by someone else. That does apply to everybody here, i am not throwing any stone to anybody in particular (it would mess up my computer screen )
Basically, you must stay on board... your critical view is valuable, I may not always agree ... but that is maybe the best part of it. Your criticism makes me think... and that on its own is constructive.
and let's agree to be even more careful in future how we say things, Constructive criticism, even when said muted, is picked up and will be listened to by the company running this show.
All the best