The thing to make note of here is not that resolutions should always be "behind-the-scenes," but that resolutions should take place where both parties involved can help to promote the correction. I'm not certain how the perception that things should be resolved behind-the-scenes was drawn from the original content, other than perhaps mistaking the thought of trying to get the original author to work with you on a resolution being taken as something that would not result in publicly posting the resolution. To me it is simply being respectful and courteous to do so when dealing with a subject that is likely to ignite passionate, and subsequently negative, commentary.
I understand this. I am also saying that the community should not be afraid of passionate and negative commentary, and rather should embrace it. To grow, a community should be able to handle negativity in the same medium it handles positivity; we can only stagnate if the surface world is all kittens and sunshine. Being respectful, of course, and not name calling, degrading or bashing. But what you suggest is it is rude to make a counter opinion because it may hurt the feelings of the one expressing the original opinion, which is akin to censorship.
At what point does the original poster have more right to post things which cause someone's passionate, opposite opinion, than the person responding does to respond in the exact same manner, in their own space or in open comments? Simply saying "This is wrong, I don't agree with it, and this is why" should not force the person with the opposite opinion to jump through hoops because they are full of fear that the community will lash out at them for having a different opinion.
As well, simply having a different opinion does not mean resolution is required. There does not have to be a right or a wrong in differing opinions, either, no matter how passionate the disagreement may get.
Sometimes there is right and wrong and rulebreaking, however, and letting the rest of the community be ignorant of it because it is more "PC" to not post the resolution nor go public with the problem helps no one. It does not help the main author, it does not stop other authors from committing similar mistakes, and it shows an intolerance for any discussion that could possibly become 'heated.' Especially
if the problem is bigger than themselves, and their post just shows another example of something that should be corrected.
If more people were receptive to passionate commentary that differs from their own opinion, more bloggers would be prepared to have honest, open discussions in which the possibility of being wrong does not equate being a horrible person (nor does saying "I think you're wrong" make you a horrible peron), and in which they can understand that a disagreement can be about something bigger than themselves without feeling crucified. A blogger should not be made to feel guilty for posting a negative opinion simply because they have a larger audience or more "clout." They should not be made to feel like they're picking on someone when they're just expressing an opinion that is against someone else's.
I will be honest; I have turned the blind eye and "left well enough alone" multiple times when I read things I disliked, had opinions against, or bothered me because I was afraid of this backlash that could come from being perceived as the only hostile blogger in the community, simply for having a difference of opinion that could be interpreted as "attacking." I have talked with many bloggers who, at one time or another, have expressed dissatisfaction with others writings, but saw pointing out any flaws or expressing a negative opinion as more trouble than it is worth, or too negative, or would give them too much backlash. It is a real problem to feel like the possibility of being seen negatively will censor someone's blog efforts.
I would prefer that anything and everything I post for the rest of my time in WoW blogging be ripped to shreds than have people feel like the fact that they're posting an opposite opinion, that generates passionate discussion, is a bad thing because of the possibility
that they'll be looked down upon. Adversity can only make you a stronger author.