Thursday, February 21, 2008

Change is good...

A few days ago in a mass email I was informed that as of Feb 29th I would no longer on be on the DT at "name withheld". The team and I were stunned to say the least. After I expressed my extreme disappointment with the situation my account with the site was suspended. Leaving me with out a chance to say good bye and thank you to my friends. It was devastating. You don't realize how much you love and adore something until it's so quickly taken from you.

I realize now that had I kept my comments to myself and played "nice" I would have been able to properly say goodbye, collect all of my PM's, make any gallery changes that I wanted and so on. However, I decided to defend myself and my fellow team and make it known that you do not treat people this way. You do not send out a mass email to people who have been on a DT for 2-4 years and dismiss them. You just don't. (I know 2-4 years on a DT sounds very long, we of course had turn over, but we also had people on the DT for years because their love of the site was that strong!)

Upon the suspension of my account at this site, it was brought to my attention that the DT and I were being painted in a very ugly light. The things that were being said about us were simply untrue. Our friends at this site began to defend us and their words were quickly deleted from the site.

Now, after the dust has settled a bit, something has become very clear to me. While I am deeply saddened with the way this situation was handled, I can see now what is really important. That site was simply a virtual location where I met these wonderful people who have become life long friends. We do not need that location to continue sharing our lives and creations with each other!

If that virtual location is no longer home, it's ok! It will take a lot more than being suspended from a site to break up friendships. As the days pass and the sadness lifts we are able to once again be together at a wonderful place called Scraplove. We have been welcomed there with open arms and we have been able to make new friends while keeping our old ones.

That being said, I would like to say thank you so much to my friends who have stood by me and the girls! We are so lucky to have you all!!!

xoxo
Jenn

9 comments:

Michelle said...

I could not agree more with you Jenn!!! And props to you for moving on!!

Kate said...

Such a dirty, rotten thing to do. I'm just amazed that people can act this way. Big hugs for you & all the rest of the gang! We are so very glad to have your company at Scraplove!

Jenny said...

You said it perfectly!!! We DO NOT need that site to continue with our friendships!!! Wonderfully put!!!! LOVE YA!

Michelle said...

perfectly said - thanks for this!

Michelle said...

Jenn sorry to hear that it was not handled in a professional matter!wish I was one you let know of what happened?So clueless and talking to others that there was emails/pm not sure which one but was sent out and ws telling them what happened! sorry to see things come to this!:(

Lisa J. said...

Let me just tell you that it is her loss not yours! She doesn't deserve you wonderful ladies! I found out by reading your blogs. She has wiped the site of all evidence and I was away over the past weekend and working so I missed the stuff. So glad I found out.

Nancy K. said...

Even thought the place we hang is changed...it is all about the same. Got our friends there to hang with.

Karma! :)

*Rachel* said...

Love you , Jenn! You are right though, change is good and we are all as tight as ever! HUGS!!!

Melanie said...

Jenn, so sorry you all had to deal with this ugliness but we are so happy to have you at Scraplove! It is a very friendly "loving" place to hang your virtual hat. :)