I understand that this post is pretty much closed and I apologise in advance for posting to it now that it has been put to bed so to speak. But as I'm not planning on being malicious or insulting anyone I hope you will all be able to forgive me.
The original post on this thread feels like spam. It isn't asking a question put in a context that can be answered. Something that its author has done a few times of late, making forum posts that lack weight, context and content. It is also my observation that this member of the community has thus far only contributed to the community by participating in such posts.
If I had been one of the first people to come across this thread I too may have thrown in a snarky remark and called it out as spamming./point farming. Because it wasn't even a proper question.
I can't say that Cherry did the right thing by continuing to engage with the threads founder, she could've just flagged it and that's it. Bit the thing is she...like the rest of us is Human. She has emotions as well as the right to express them. She may not have used the 'right' words (In a politically correct way) but a lot of her words echoed feelings that I, and other members of the community were feeling... upset, angered, worried, you know generally negative feelings
She even admitted she was pms'ing in the thread and much more snarlier than normal. She also initially explained that she was not trying to be malicious with her original comments.
Cherry is one of the most giving members of the community that I've personally met. She's written a fair few reviews in her time here, video reviews too, she's participated in community discussions and groups as well as being an active member on the forums.
To me she has been a great friend as well as a priceless editor and mentor. This girl has helped turn my drastic ability to create run on sentences that form into one huge long conglomerate of mess into much easier to read and comprehend passages of text. She's helped to fix my millions of typos, and sorted out my garbage by actually adding some punctuation to it. All of this she has done out of kindness and commitment to the community as a whole.
I personally feel bad that I didn't stick up for her in the first place and am sad over the number of flags that were raised when she was trying to explain herself and that her intention wasn't to be hurtful despite the fact she may have appeared to be rude. Im sad that she got so many flags when the initial, non sensical, spam like post didn't get a single one. Nor did some of the posts that seem to be written with the purpose of enraging Cherry further. I'm even more sad that I didnt speak up because I was afraid of getting banned. I thought America was incredibly proud of your freedom to speech and yet I'm already worried about this post getting flagged.
If this post offends you I apologise,it isn't written in order to inflame this debate. I just wanted to publicly stand up in support of cherry. Im not saying what she did was 100% ok, but it certainly is understandable and she truly is a member of this community in every possible way.
If you wish to respond to my post I'd ask you to rather message me on site or via email (mylovesbuzz on gmaill) as I really would hate for this thread to return to being a problem for Kristi.