Well everyone, the time has finally come where the outrageousness of all of this has caused some of the best, most genuine members to be unnecessarily banned and other invaluable members to leave the forum of their own will. This is something that I just cannot bear. I really don't believe these members deserved to be driven away or banned.
I have been a contributing member on this forum for years now, and have always spoken so highly of it and its members. Never would I have thought it would turn out like this. I used to enjoy asking for and giving advice and suggestions. Now, I'm too worried about saying the right thing in the right way.
It used to be a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Members actually used to care about each other, and really wanted to know how the others were doing, in both their personal lives and decor projects. I have formed many friendships on this forum, for which I am truly greatful. I have "clicked" with so many people who shared my interests.
I haven't been posting much lately, actually hardly at all. I think this is it for me. It's not enjoyable as it once was. Dreamer, AAN, Elise and Norm added life, wit, delight and humour to this place (not to mention other members like DecorGirl, Dy'n 2 Decor8, Copenhagen, Jazzie, Artsy, Constance and others who seemingly long ago decided to stop frequenting).
Thank you all for letting me share my interest in decorating with you, and also for letting me live vicariously through some.