Originally Posted by GeminiRJ
My passion for the past two years has been decorating cookies. I usually spend most of my CC time in the cookie forum or viewing the cookie pictures. But there was a topic in a different forum that I commented on, much to my regret. I've recieved more than one nasty PM as a result, and am incredibly bummed because of it. I didn't respond to the PM's and maybe I should've. Now I'm wondering if I should leave CC and just have my photos deleted. I LOVE seeing all the beautiful cookies, and reading all the tips and hints for making such works of art. But I can't seem to get past the nasty PM's. If you've received something similar, how did you put it behind you? Am I just obsessing (I'm good at that!). Should I just restrict myself to the cookie forum so no one can accuse me of not knowing actual cake decorating because I don't have a lot of cake pictures posted? So-o-o bummed!
I haven't read this entire thread, only this post so that's what I'll address. First of all, it's sugar, it's fun. Don't let anyone take your passion away from you!!
Second, if people feel the need to flex their muscles behind the scenes in nasty PMs, take it to Heath and Jackie immediately. They have the ability to look at each and every PM sent on this site and the power to remove troublemakers if need be. Once upon a time I stood up against a troublemaker in a thread on this site and actually received a threat of physical violence against me by one of their lackies in a PM!!
Needless to say I went to Jackie and she resolved the situation. (Come to think of it, I haven't seen either of those troublemakers here on CC since...)
So don't let the weanies get you down. If they were truly "big" people they'd spew their nonsense in public, but you'll notice they have to hide in private messages so the world won't see who they are and what they are really all about.
Cheer up kiddo!!