Sorry - I messed that quoting bit up.......but I was trying to get part of a reply to post.
Danielle - this just made me feel so sad, sad for your daughter, sad for the school and more than anything sad for the mother and family of this child. I could not imagine the pain of losing a child, I know it happens, but being a mother myself I think this is our worst fear in life.
I agree with some parts of what pumpkin tart has to say, especially the part about if you have a bad experience with some people you tend to hold what they say as negative. I will be the first to say 'guilty as charged'. I think reading back over my posts on this thread I may have over-acted 'a bit' where Jason is concerned, but we are so different we just 'clash'. I admit I am way too sarcastic at times, but if I did not think Jason could take it, I would not do it. He gives as good as he gets. And while I admit to being openly sarcastic, he does exactly the same in many of his 'helpful' replies, he just hides it better. The person still knows they are being attacked.
Someone on here has a tag on the bottom of their signature something about 'everything you say to someone effects them'. Sorry I can't remember who it is or what it says again but it is something along those lines. Think this sums it up personally.
I am such a beginner in all things to do with cake, if I could nope to be even a fraction of what some of the talented people are on here I would be a very happy little camper indeed . In saying that, I have improved heaps and has my knowledge the more I have to do with it. So now I probably would not come on and ask a question that is seen to be a silly question to ask. If I had come on here a year ago, I would probably have fallen into the category of 'people asking silly questions'. What seems silly to an experienced person, is not as silly or 'plain to see' to the beginner.
I don't think being anonymous has anything to do with it, we are all just as important as the next person, nobody should be made to feel like they are 'not worth it'.