Having the entire internet rampage in and yell about it doesn't effect a sit-in. Instead, it just makes the official discussion go elsewhere, more private.
So I don't think it's inappropriate to say "let's take the larger discussion elsewhere".
@varx @lynnesbian its mostly that theres no public facing discussion of an issue that affects a lot of people
this feeps less like a good faith "lets talk about this" and more like a roundabout way to stop talking about this while pretending otherwise
i get why having a public discussion in comments isnt great but moving it behind the scenes is suspicious in this case