--I know you to be better than fishing for compliments, and can't imagine you being an a$$hole or disrespected. Moreover, you have both experience and perspective, and have often provided exactly that in your posts.
I hope members will continue to visit and contribute to this forum. I hope members who seem to have disappeared (there are many, but Ephiane, Comicsrcoll, Odysseus/madplowman come to mind off the top of my head) return -- though I don't know if their disappearance has anything to do with these troubles or preceded them.
I have my share of issues . . . more so than others. I'm thinking more of the group/the whole right now.
I noticed once familiar names have been absent as well. Odysseus is on Facebook and I've seen him post on Facebook.