Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Sy; I can't say I know you nor have interacted with you, since I'm mainly in the breeding section. But the way people have expressed their thoughts about you, I wish I have. You sound like a great person.
If I had seen this a month ago, I might have asked you to ignore those insensitive people and stay. But with the events I experienced here and in real life, I realize now that this would be selfish of me - not considering your personal needs. So, as much as I would like you to stay, I will advise you to do what you need to do.
Perhaps step back for now and occasionally read up on what ever interest you. Then, one day, when you feel a change of atmosphere, acceptable to your personal needs, you can become active once more. You'll always be welcome here.
Though we try to make this site a fun family friendly site, nevertheless we also attract less sensitive and actual trouble makers. We try to stop them before they do too much harm to others. But, believe me, that is easier said than done. Other than the fact that we can't be everywhere all the time, we do not want to go over board on censorship because between free opinion, discussion and debate is actually a very thin line - which is often difficult to identify. We can only act immediately if there were a report.
We appreciate your referring this site to your friends. That will certainly keep the site, which I've grown to love, "alive". I hope we can always provide help when needed - both fish related or personal.