A beaker full of death wrote:
Look at how they humiliated Barclay just because the cheerleader -- sorry, counselor -- gave him wood. A seriously fucked up position to take, I've always thought.
Frankly, I took their reaction being more about what he did rather than his desires. Riker flirts with & likely beds multiple members of that crew. sexual desires of one another hasn't ever been looked down upon there. What Barclay did was analogous to photoshopping pornographic pics of your coworkers on your work computer