Those of you that know me KNOW that I am not the controversial type. You will also know that although I am not an "active", Active Rain user, there's a spot in my heart for this platform because of the friendships I've made and because of the mere fact that I learned so much here since 2006.
But then the whole question of our promised "Rainmaker" status gets mysteriously removed, and then I hear that many of the original founders accounts will be deleted if they don't use them because the system needs to be "cleaned up" - are you kidding me? A great gesture from Active Rain suddenly becomes nasty. Whatever happens, happens, but I just wish communication would be better - I don't want to resent a platform that was instrumental in my involvement online, and I'm sure many of you don't either.
I still come and comment every so often, I come here to say hello, to check on some I have not heard from in a while. So Active Rain and those of you who I consider friends - take a chill pill! I get the whole $$$$ thing, but don't forget the human side of social media or you will have failed at the most important lesson.
And if you missed Jay Thompson's post - go take a look, interesting discussion from "old timers".