Post # 1
To All WB Readers (& Lurkers!):
I apologize for threadjacking. More specifically, for taking one user’s opinion on a topic and repeatedly replying only to that poster about that one topic regardless of the original topic at hand.
I apologize for egging on a debate that should have taken place in a separate thread.
I apologize for doing that on more than one thread this week.
I apoligize for not just walking away from the computer. Seriously, I could not walk away. I had to keep clicking “refresh” to check for replies. That’s crazy!
I put myself in “WB Timeout” to think about what the heck happened. All I can tell you is that I took offense to something and then would not let it go. Last worder here. Totally.
I reflected a lot on how I’ve been acting lately and after reading the “Threadjacking Policy” thread, I’m quite frankly ashamed that I did that. I have no idea why I did. Can’t explain to you why this week I’ve been on Mission Crazy. But I feel ashamed for dragging WB down to that level, and embarassed that I couldn’t see what I was doing while I was doing it.
Please, PLEASE, if I ever start to do that again, CAN SOMEONE PM ME?? Next time I’m out there in LA-LA Land, please just tell me. Because apparently I can’t tell until I’m way past the culminating point of discussion.
Seriously, I am very sorry, and I truly apologize to everyone. As a Mod/Hostess I should be setting the example, and this week I truly failed you in that regard.
Post # 3
this is really cool and big of you. i read that thread and i could tell it was really hard not to jump in and defend yourself. but it happens to the best of us! so anyway, kudos!
Post # 4
No worries MS, we still love you 🙂 Like I said before, I think you were just being sweet and looking out for everyone and got passionate about it! We’ve all been there. Besides, I’m sure it’s not easy being a hostess these days with all the recent heat….
Post # 5
Kudos to you, apologies are not easy! I hope others will learn from you, this post, and the example I’m sure you’ll be leading — if more people did such self-reflecting, personal time-outs, and self-moderating, it would be awesome (I’m sure myself included at times!) 🙂
Post # 6
I read that thread but did not comment. That thread got way out of control and it wasn’t just you that was going back and forth; however, it is good of you to see the error of your ways and apologize. That is a very good thing. I respect that very much.
Post # 7
Lots of love to you, MS – especially for this apology. Very admirable (and your little puppydog is making me melt!). The threads just took a weird nasty turn this week, and I too am guilty of getting sucked into it. I think tact can go a long way on boards like these. If we’re writing things out of anger or are about to post something that would piss us off if it were directed at us, then we should just walk away.
I’m grateful to the bee for the positive environment that I usually find here, and I’m glad the admins are taking proactive steps to keep it that way.
Post # 8
No worries, Mighty. 🙂 This was such a gracious apology on your part and I agree with what @Lillindy said about “if only more bees would do what you just did”. That thread was out of hand, and I’m sorry you got sucked into it in the first place. We all have our days, and I know you will set a good example for everyone, as you have always done (minus one little hiccup). <3
Post # 9
Thanks for the apology. I think some bees pointed out that it was strange that you as a hostess could not let it go. It’s hard to always be perfect though! I really hope EVERYONE can choose to just ignore remarks, as that is the only way these inappropriate internet debates will ever end.
Post # 10
I must miss a lot of the drama threads! But whatever it was – this was awesome of you!
Post # 11
I think I missed the thread – seems like lots of stuff has gotten personal lately – not with you, either! There are just some super agressive bees, I think. I had a thread closed that I started innocently because it was taken on a wild tangent, lol! Such is the world of forums, though.
I, for one, am SHOCKED that you’re human and *gasp* react like one! 😛 No worries!!
Post # 12
MS, that apology was so classy of you. A lot of threads this week have gotten out of hand and even though you are a mod you are also human like the rest of us. You definitely weren’t the only one this week threadjacking. And don’t worry, we all still love you!
Post # 13
I have no idea what you’re talking about, I think I managed to stay drama free this week… but <3 you! And we’ve all been there I think! Plus, you get 123245342423534 points for your new avatar pic haha
Post # 14
No worries, Mighty! I saw that thread and thought it was out of character for you, but I think things have just gotten heated around here lately and it’s hard not to defend yourself. Especially if you have been here for quite a while and you remember how civil everyone used to be on here.
I’ve been around here for over 2 years, and it has really gotten strange over the past few months. I am a VERY hard person to offend and there has been at least one poster that wrote something so offensive (and was blatantly stereotyping a category my husband fell into), that I had to hold myself back from writing something that might have gotten me banned.
I promise to PM you to say “back off, you’re looking as crazy as they are!” in the future. 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks for the apology MS. I apologize too, things have been getting pretty heated around here that I hear you when you say it is SO hard to walk away from the darn computer and not continue the argument. Even with the thread you are talking about I knew it was out of your character to be continually responding back but sometimes some people are really good at bringing others down to their level. At that point it’s hard to come back up cause it feels so dang good to fire back at them. I still love ya and think of you as a Mama Bee here 🙂
Post # 16
We all love you, MightySapphire, and I think you do not owe us an apology! If only we were all so civil…