Hello Retiredmom. I'm not sure why you left, and at this point it doesn't make any difference. I believe that Pete, the Moderators, and the membership, all want harmony here. We are glad you are back, and hope that the past will be left in the past. I will be the first to agree that it seems like a chore at times for everyone to get along, but I don't think it is because members don't want to. We all have different views and personality's, and the mix of what we call thin skinned or thick skinned in the mix, can certainly affect the unintended outcome at times.
I don't think members personally try to bend or break the rules either, and I suppose they may seem gray (the rules) at times, and we may need guidance from the Mods or even the veteran members. Lets just do the best we can, and when we see that things are getting a little out of kilter, I suggest we all take a step back and look for a positive solution for all involved. I personally think, we all want to help. Sometimes it just does not turn out the way we thought it might.
I applaud your decision to stay and support the members here, as we all need it. I need it for sure, and it, was the reason I came here in the first place. I still remember my first post here on the forum, and the overwhelming response I received. I had searched the internet everywhere, and this forum had the most harmony and caring members I had ever witnessed. I now believe, that it is due in part, to the rules set forth by the Administrator (Pete), carefully selected and or qualified Moderators, and members who understand the value in keeping it that way.
Again the past is the past as far as I'm concerned and though I can not speak for other members, I'm sure many, if not all, will agree.
Great to have you back!
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/17/2010 5:01:03 PM (GMT-6)