Everyone, I would please just ask to take some time, and let things settle down before deciding never to come here to BellaOnline's forums again.
I realize things have been very "fired up" lately, and it seems like you guys are under attack. I do not believe that was the intention of anyone involved.
Things just happened to crop up, with Kim's needing some personal time, some people starting inflammatory posts, and then other posts being misunderstood.
It is very easy when posting on forums for things to be misunderstood and blown out of proportion. Emotions and nuances jusdt aren't conveyed as well in print as they are in person. I've been guilty of that. I try to come back and post clearer things, but don't always do a good job at it, and I'm sure other people are the same way.
So please, just give us some time to get things settled here, and let feelings calm down some. We are also in the rather awkard position right now that our editor conference is going on - so many of our editors are out of town, and unable to respond immediately to problems. Although it had been planned for over a year, it just turned out to be bad timing with all of this happening right now.
Bear with us a bit as we try out the new banner thing (that plainly states this is a child-free forum, so there are no mistakes) and as we work with assisiting moderators.