For the first 3 years I was on this list--December 2003--2006--it was the most informative and supportive group one could ever hope to come across. It came from "the top": the founder James, co-founders including Belinda, and several exceptionally well-informed, supportive, generous, mature individuals who worked really, really, really hard to keep the support and information flowing to existing and new members. It really was a marvellous, unique group. Then a mean comment was made by one member, then another. And the meanness grew and eventually infected the list. And one by one, many of the stalwarts left. Kelly is right---it's no one's job. And everyone is human. The fact of the matter is that due to meanness and nastiness the list lost some truly wonderful people and it's a poorer group as a result. It has been very sad to watch. Kerry M.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:44 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: offlist On 9/26/07, Megan Heikkinen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Most people have left? That's pathetic. Everyone has their opinions, they can > be rude, they can get upset, blah blah blah. But aren't we all adults here? > Hell, I'm probably the youngest person here, at twenty, and I'm finding this > all rather ridiculous. > > Everyone here was really supportive when I was dealing with Olive's sickness, > but it kind of upsets me that even more people could have helped, that there > were people who used to be on here who might have had even better suggestions > than the great ones that I received. Yeah, there probably wasn't much more I > could've done for Olive, regardless of what people could tell me. But the > thing is, it's SCARY that people have left over stupid bickering, when we NEED > those people to help us with our sick babies. But this isn't anyone's *job*. Yes, there has been talk on other lists about what will happen to the newbies here without the benefit of many of the people who have left. But if someone finds it a toxic environment I'm not going to tell them it is their responsibility to be somewhere they find unpleasant. Most of us work in rescue, or have multiple sick cats, etc and have a very low tolerance for the stuff that has been going on here lately. > >-- > >Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. > > > >http://www.rescuties.org > > > >Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! > > > >http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20 > > > >Please help George! > > > >http://rescuties.chipin.com/george > > > >I GoodSearch for Rescuties. > > > >Raise money for your favorite charity or school just by searching the > >Internet with GoodSearch - www.goodsearch.com - powered by Yahoo! > > > > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20 Please help George! http://rescuties.chipin.com/george I GoodSearch for Rescuties. Raise money for your favorite charity or school just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch - www.goodsearch.com - powered by Yahoo! _____________________________________________________________________________ Effective September 1, 2007, we have changed our name to Mayer Brown LLP. IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any advice expressed above as to tax matters was neither written nor intended by the sender or Mayer Brown LLP to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed under U.S. tax law. If any person uses or refers to any such tax advice in promoting, marketing or recommending a partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement to any taxpayer, then (i) the advice was written to support the promotion or marketing (by a person other than Mayer Brown LLP) of that transaction or matter, and (ii) such taxpayers should seek advice based on the taxpayers particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.