Post # 257
I agree. It sucks that regular posters like Cait can get banned– and I think the Bee will feel the loss of her. However; there are tons and tons of forums on the web that members could go too if they do not agree with the mod team or the TOS.
I happened to like her point of view on a lot of issues– even though we did not agree on everything, but I liked her directness.
Do people actually take conversations to private messages? I can only think of once or twice where I have received a PM about an issue- but not to argue with me further but to say either they agree with what I am saying or to ask me for more information about my dress, shoes, venue, etc.
I guess it never occured to me to take something to PM– it never seems that serious.
Post # 258
I’ve taken things to PM when a mod closes a thread and I still have things to say. Thats pretty much it.
Post # 259
I had a seriously annoying conversation with someone via PM…it was full of insults (from her) and misunderstandings (on her part). If it had been in a thread, she would have been SO flagged. Too bad.
Post # 260
I’ve actually cleared some things up via PM before– disagreed with someone and then talked it out!
Post # 261
me too! Mourningmom PM’d me and she was really nice about everything- it made things a lot easier to get my initialpoint across.
Post # 262
Weird about funkymonkey85. She seemed like she got a bit worked up over this
thread yesterday, which I disagreed with her on, but I wouldn’t think that would be enough to prompt her to leave!
Post # 263
If someone PMs you to insult you, you can definitely report it to the mods. It’s not ok just because it’s in a PM.
Post # 264
Well, I just wish WB had a way for member Bees to reach out to Bees that have been banned or have left, at least to try to make contact. I’m going to miss Cait very much – I found her point of view refreshing and real.
Post # 265
You know what… not worth it.
Post # 266
Wow. I don’t usually get involved in threads like this, but I am really sad that we lost Cait. She was one of my favorite posters here.
Post # 267
Also sad about this. She was the kind of person who told you exactly what you didn’t want to hear when you most needed to hear it. VERY confused about what kristengotmarried did to get banned. She only ever made me laugh!
Post # 268
according to another poster, KGM was not banned.
Post # 269
Thank you. I must have missed that response 🙂
Post # 270
I’m a longtime lurker who started posting recently. I’ve enjoyed reading Cait’s posts for a while and I’m sad she’s gone! I loved her no-nonsense attitude. I also miss other bees, especially the ones who used to post in the Daily Nom Nom! Where have they all gone?
Post # 271
Personally, I thought she was a bully. In fact, I changed my username in large part because of her. There is a difference between being direct and honest, like the lovely KatyElle, and being mean. In my humble opinion, she crossed the line on a fairly regular basis.