missing stair

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A member of a community who is widely but privately known within that community for abusiveness or other harmful behavior that has not been addressed.

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  • Coined by blogger Cliff Pervocracy in 2012. In analogy to a stairway missing a step, with guests expected to overcome or bypass the obstacle rather than it being fixed.
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Submitted on January 20, 2019

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