Nope, have never posted on this forum as anonymousJune 27 2012 at 6:55 PM
|Sara Q (no login)|
Response to Way to feed into it.
I really have not. If I can't say something to someone without using my "name" (which itself is not identifying) then I don't say it. This is supposed to be a norm of the community, and if you cannot respect the norms of the community, than maybe you should ask yourself why you want to be part of the community in the first place.
I'm sorry, but logging on here tonight was atrocious, but no one has done this "to you." We are simple responding to a pattern of behavior that has been hurtful, hateful and alienating to people. Enough already. Posting mean, rude comments is hurtful to people. (And remember, this behavior has never been directed specifically at me - but it's affected me all the same. I don't participate in the board as much because of it. It make me feel sad, upset and like the purpose of this board - to be supportive - has been lost.)
It is obvious to me that you are hurting and angry. I am really sorry for that. Like I said above, I have been there - I AM there - and I get it. There are days when I just want to hit people because it's so unfair. But there is really no excuse for talking to people in the way that the "anonymous" posts do. These women are not your enemy.
When I said hold your head up high above I meant don't you want to be able to hold your head up high when this journey is done with? I know I do. And for me that means treating people with respect.
I'm sorry, I just cannot tolerate rude anonymous posts anymore. That is not what this board is about. If you want to post with your "name" in a respectful way, then you are more than welcome here - and people, including me, will do their best to support you however we can. But the purpose of this board is to support each other, not tear each other down and I'm not going to shirk away from the board anymore - I want to build a supportive environment again and these rude anonymous posts are counterproductive to that.