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Margaux

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Margaux

This is not so much a rant or a rave as it is a reminder and, really, an imploration to all members to use care as your framework for posting responses. The reason we have this site is to provide a supportive community. Posting items that incite anger, humiliation and dehumanization seek only to undermine this righteous initiative. There are many vulnerable members here in need of kindness and it seems we are running short on that very construct lately.

I came to this site about four months ago and the wonderful people in the chatroom and in the forums carried me emotionally when I was just too weak to do it myself. I was welcomed quickly by four prominent HC members whose help and concern were instrumental in my path to emotional well-being. I shudder to think how I would have fared if it were not for Misty67, GreenEyes96, Canadian Daisy and Dupachick being in the chatroom the very first day I entered.

The way I know how to best show my thanks is to provide that same caring and genuine support for others who need it. I find though, that my efforts and the efforts of other like-hearted members are being eclipsed by energy given to cruel-spirited postings in the forums and attitudes in the chat room.

We are here to take care of one another. If we use that fact as a lens by which to craft all postings, we can do more good than we have been lately.

With love, margaux

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Kitty123

You rock, Margaux! :)

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LostWeekend

My sentiments exactly Marg. This is a "support" network afterall. All points of view are appreciated, but not when they may be considered insulting or degrading by any of the members. So I say, if one does not intend to constructively add to the premise for which the site is intended, then perhaps they should consider not contributing at all.

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LifeIsUnexpected

Marg you are amazing! Thank you for all you have done for me, being there when I am down and out, and laughing with me on my good days. I don't know what I would have done without you, Fio, Dupa, and so many more!

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Canadian Daisy

*Big hugs*

;) Right back at ya babe!

It really has gotten to be somewhat hateful around here as of late :( Thank you for bringing this up

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Hottfoxxy

Well said marg!!! Muah hugs and luv to u honey!! Well said xoxo

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itsbeentoolong
I came to this site about four months ago and the wonderful people in the chatroom and in the forums carried me emotionally when I was just too weak to do it myself.

Well put. There have been moments in my life where genuine friends carried me during a weak emotional state. It gave me the strength to be able to walk again and now carry others when needed.

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