Okay, so here's my quick reply....kind of a "hit and run" since "free time" for me has been quite scarce for a while.
Here goes - First off I ask for things like this to be handled privately. The forums has a decent private messaging system. If that's not desired I can be contacted privately and mediate tensions. Back-and-forths like this do a disservice to the nearly ten years of community we've enjoyed here. I planned on coming to this topic and removing posts from public view but can't really due to it starting in the first post and so many responses making this all public...so minimizing it's "publicness" is useless now. We're a big community and ugliness is bound to rear its head, and does as those of you know who've been around for years.
Community, whether good or bad, has ugliness like this and is unavoidable. What I want here is a community that loves, and is loved, through kindness, compassion, forgiveness, etc. During times like these I hear of people that have left our community because they've been hurt or offended. I don't like to hear that people have been hurt and/or have left. It's a shame that they go and, primarily, they go to facebook. This ugliness is everywhere. You won't escape it within facebook. The difference is here people care about each other. Facebook could give a rats ace about anything other than making money off of you. So there was a flare up here. Do we let that throw away ten years of community? Do we say we give up on this place? I hope not. I believe we're supposed to be kind/love all....and not just those that are easy to be kind to/love. At this point I say we should trust that those involved will make up behind the scenes (private message or email?) and going forward that we all realize we're not all wired the same way but regardless we love all no matter how hard it is to do.
And let's focus on what we have in common, our emotions relating to this - showing love to the EP/RMNP area by finding out what we can do to help. In the near future I'll be sharing information on what the forums will be choosing for an entity local to EP/RMNP where our donations can go DIRECTLY to those in need in the immediate area. That will come soon and have its own topic.
I now return you to the topic's original, core discussion - flood aftermath. Thanks for hearing me out and enduring my unashamed love-hippieness.