Menna said:I will be more careful with my posts and take more time and energy to explain myself when I post. Which will probably cause me to post less as i have learned it's better for people to progress organically without my influence as life knows what it's doing better than me. I find it better not to get too involved.
Well, it is always good to be careful when posting and take more time to explain something, and it doesn't mean that you have to post less. But as you said, it depends on the personal choice and the level of involvement.
Considering that, I think that it is important for all of us to keep in mind that there are different people on the forum, and with a different level of commitment. Doesn't matter why some are less committed than others. But it does become relevant when trying to assign motivations to their actions.
For example, what happened in your case, Menna, that many forum members, who could be considered as more "involved" on the forum, reacted the way they reacted to your post because they considered you to be on the same level of involvement. And then, when you didn't reply for such a long time, they again tried to assign various motivations to your "silence", when in fact you didn't even know about the whole "tempest"! Talking about a ridiculous situation.
Surely, you probably feel a bit frustrated while reading about all the motivations that were assigned to your "silence". But hopefully you can also see the other side of the coin, and that it only indicates that people care about this place and what goes on here. They also care about you, and were able to see that your post and then "not replying" were rather uncharacteristic in comparison to your past behavior.
Bottom line is, it is a good lesson to all of us, and for many reasons. But it is also a good example, that when you are participating on the forum that has so many dedicated members, it would be indeed a good idea to invest a bit more energy into the content of the message, if only out of respect, and in order to avoid such misunderstandings in the future. It certainly doesn't mean that you have to be on the same level of involvement, or that you have to post less either.
Who knows, perhaps at some point you'll make a choice to be active again. As you can see from the replies, there are people here who do appreciate your feedback. Or at least on the level that it was before.