Posted by Karen_kay on January 13, 2004, at 14:51:47
In reply to Re: Administration as an appeals board/ Blocks » Karen_kay, posted by SLS on January 13, 2004, at 8:56:53
I'm not saying everyone is unwilling to accept strangers, quite the opposite. What I am saying is that when posters frequently make accusations that "newbies" aren't what they seem it is quite hurtful, at least to me. I understand that others have been hurt, I truly do. And that is very unfortunate. But that gives other "newbies" the assumption that maybe they aren't welcome. Maybe it's my negative thought patterns? Unlikely. I suppose it's pointless to continue the discussion, as neither point of view will change. But, I assure everyone here that I've never posted under a different name. Should I feel that I'm being punished or that I'm somehow different because I didn't find this site sooner?
Another thing to remember is that this site wouldn't be nearly as fun or supportive without the "newbies." There is a pretty high turn-over rate.
And NikkiT2, It appears I had an insect in an uncomfortable position this morning. I assure you I found the foreign object and removed it. I didn't mean to sound like I was attacking you. I'm sorry that you have been hurt in the past. I'm not at all trying to tell you who you should or shouldn't talk to or what you should believe. It just hurts when you voice your opinion so loud sometimes.