I probably should not say anything but here goes. The members that are gone are some of my favorite people. But I think that sometimes people get into a mind set that renders them “spring loaded to the xxxxxx off position.” I think that is part of what has been going on for quite a little while on the forum, particularly the parakeet forum. There were cliques that lead to people taking sides at the drop of a hat. It began feeling like that some of the “older members” took themselves and their advisory position way too seriously. There were statements made that clearly indicated that the feelings of any newcomer was secondary to reprimanding them for actions deemed unsafe or unhealthy for their parakeets. If confronted with this attitude when I first joined the forum I would not have stayed around.

Last edited by PDM; 11/09/09 02:24 AM.