I used to come on Cake Central to relax, enjoy chating about cake decorating and looking at awesome pictures. This is the first time I've been on here on six months and yes, I've changed my profile name. It saves some looking at my old forum posts and telling me 'oh it wasn't that bad' or 'you're too sensitive' or blaming me for being someone else. My posts have never been in the business forum and I was made to feel horrible about something. I won't say what as it may start all over again. (All I can say is that I've never been rude or insensitive to anyone).
Some are using the excuse that all internet forums are like that and people just need to have tougher skin, well let's make Cake Central different. I miss it very much and I'd love to be able to comfortably post again. Some say they enjoy the drama here. It is enjoyable until you decide to make a post, then not so much!
Honestly though, if anyone needed a serious answer to a business question, they would just ask their lawyer or accountant. I don't it's necessary to type paragraphs and paragraphs of information for people (and hiden within those paragraphs, some condescending tone and rudeness). Some spend so much time and energy here answering forum posts all day, maybe that time and energy should be put into your business instead. Just shorten your responses, keep them light and factual, and perhaps point people in the right direction instead.
Thank you for listening to me. I'm hoping things will change around here. I know I'm not the only one that feels this way too.