Said it before, but will say it again.
There was a lot of activity to get this site up and running again. It is now here, though not that many are active.
There are reasons for everything, and who has been on this site for a long time, may have their own conclusions about why things are as they are.
Someone had tried, with much expertise, to suggest some very valuable clues in how to better this site. They got very few responses. The page filled up with hearts and sparkly designs, and a post saying "If I don't like a site, I leave".
This kind of a response is fine for that person, but I find it is an insult to read for someone who is working hard, posting intelligent ideas, who had done a lot of hard work to better this site or others.
Leaving does not show strength, it shows giving up.
I felt badly when Ayla left, and I left a blog post stating it. I got one reply only. I guess no one else felt badly or cared.
It teaches us, however, about human nature, and how we are made. It teaches us about how we are different, superficial, ready to write light-hearted things, ignoring the deeper more difficult ones.
Rashad's posts often don't receive responses....the contrast between the flowers and peace signs is more than just astounding.
If we don't have more direction here, lots of nice friendships will grow, but it is embarassing to see how the more important posts are ignored. I spent lots of my time on this site which I adored, it is hard to not find all the wonderful souls who used to be here, and were good internet friends....
There are reasons for their absence.
I think it would be worth the effort to try to build up this site, but it takes work. Flowers and sparkly peace signs won't do it I'm afraid.
Presently I do not want to defend what I have written here...the message is pretty clear I believe. I have to get back to my real life...this was always part of it, it saddens me to see the changes it has taken.