Mudcat Café message #3561040 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152273   Message #3561040
Posted By: Noreen
24-Sep-13 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why I am gone
Subject: RE: BS: Why I am gone
Whatever your opinion, on whatever subject, it is possible to discuss it and exchange opinions with others, with courtesy and politeness, accepting the possibility that YOUR opinion is not the only one that is valid.

When I first came to the Mudcat Café, (13 years ago?!) at a very fragile time in my life, I felt myself surrounded by like-minded, warm friendship- it felt safe here.

Sadly, the openness and welcoming nature of the site has attracted those who don't respect it and who have made it a far less pleasant place to come.

I still do come here, for old times sake, and like someone said above (Will Fly?) it's OUR place still- but I don't feel safe here like I used to and I'm far more wary about posting anything at all personal.

It's so nice to hear from all the people who aren't here, though. That's special.

Well said, Jeri.

To absent friends *clink* :)