Originally Posted by Sustainer
You went to this
thread and you still don't think that the agenda is to banish the hyenas?
Well, it started out as a prefold person feeling hurt by non-prefold people (and she refers to the thread that is gone, so I can't judge that thread specifically - sorry!). She then suggests creating a subforum for simple diapering like prefolds. So was she trying to banish herself? Looks like she didn't feel safe in the main forum, and wanted a place where she could feel safe - a subforum.
And as I keep reading through that thread, it's obvious that people don't all want to read hyena threads, and some are uncomfortable with consumerism, but banish hyenas? In the end, several people mention splitting into subforums, but specifically not hyena vs. frugal. Lots of love and happiness is shared, and chocolate eaten. :LOL
What I see in that thread is that prefold lovers have been hurt and hyenas have been hurt. And both have felt uncomfortable by certain threads. I'm not in either group (I use FBs right now). So maybe I can see this with a different perspective than people of both those groups? I just don't see how having a subforum makes you banished or unwanted. ECers and diaper sewers aren't banished or unwanted, are they? And nowhere in the new forum does it even mention "hyena" or say that it's only for hyena diapers. If the moderators wanted to banish hyenas, I would think they'd just disallow such posts, wouldn't they? I also don't see any reason why you can't post anything about hyena diapers in the main forum. You just wouldn't post stocking info or posts that display your new fluff (which again, it looks like that could be a prefold and a snappi or the elusive elbee).
I can see where you've been hurt by things said in the past, but it also seems to be a very few people who said or agree with those things. The diapering forum is not out to get anyone or banish anyone, and I'd say that the majority of the people that are pro-split aren't anti-hyena. At least, that's the feeling I get from reading this thread and the thread you mention.