Posted: 06/01/2016 at 13:28
A lot of members have left the forum over past year. A lot of new ones too. A few meet up but most don't know one another. Some like to "chat" some don't and prefer the pure garden aspect.
One member left when a new thread started....didnt like the name. It looks like jo has gone because of offensive pictures posted on new year's. I was attacked because it was deemed I supported the pictures whereas I simply tried to make light of them. Some leave because of a disagreement of views on the forum. Some simply get fed up. Sometimes another's views are forced on us. Some like to joke...as I do...yet some find it annoying. The written word, esp when texted, can often be misread. when I first joined I was reprimanded for not using smilies. I was told off for SHOUTING......why? Because I wrote in capitals!
I have asked where certain people are but have done so only after they have not posted for some time.....in one case she was seriously ill.
Why can't we just read the comments, participate when we want to and not read too much into them? Or ask where so and so is?