Originally Posted by steplite
... No one was trying to attack and it wasn't a mini riot.
But if it was me got those replies I woulda felt
attacked. As a new poster, as she was, it would have made me delete my photos and go away, as she has.
Next time, starting a new post could be a solution to the potential of making someone inadvertently feel unwelcome.
It's an intriguing subject. I have a friend who's cat licked a cake for a customer...
But I still think it was ill advised to put the greater debate onto her thread. It's a good debate but it created a jr high feel to it in some cases.
When you get into the op's head and she did this sugar creation for her new munchkin out of her heart and then we go off in a debate about a detail.
Nobody maybe tried on purpose to run her off but we did anyhow maybe.
A separate post could be considered next time the cat gets a sugar rush as an aside to such a supremely wonderful occasion and mini caketastrophe.
Sure sure we all need to be grown ups with our armor fastened securely on but clearly she had her heart wide open all things considered. She wanted to share her work not get made to feel like she got made to feel.
We shoulda expressed our thoughts on the gist of her post & started a new one about the debate.
I think we din just rain on her parade--we cat boxed it.