I’m just putting my Moderator’s hat on for this message (it’s a Mortar Board with a glitter trim and a light up Moderator sign if you’re interested).
What I want to say is this:-
I was away for the weekend and only logged on last night to discover Roverpup saying she’s leaving because she feels unhappy/unwelcome because of an encounter on a thread.
So I just want to say to Roverpup and everyone else that on any open discussion forum - which this essentially is - there will always be differences in opinion, posting style and general personalities. Sometimes you just have to roll with that and sometimes we need to think twice before posting a response which may be seen as insulting or hurtful. I say this as somebody whose first instinct is to shoot from the hip and deal will the casualties later. So I have a lot of practice in counting to ten before posting. 😀
So what I’m ultimately trying to say is sometimes sh*t happens on fora. But, really, on this forum upsets are extremely rare so I truly hope that all involved in yesterday’s contretemps can agree to put it in the past. And that Roverpup, a longtime and indeed one of the original members of the forum will return. None of us want you to leave RP.
Believe me, I’ve been unfortunate enough to be involved in really unpleasant, toxic fora in the past. And this is not that by a million miles.
So can we keep our happy little community together please?