I know that some members here must be wondering about my recent absence. Especially those of you whom I've been advising or helping lately. I thought I had better write some sort of explanation. Also to explain why I have been upset with the “moderating” team. Last year. Shortly before the new Administrator banned me from this site. He noticed that I had an active link to an Amazon wish list posted under my avatar which appeared next to my postings. He quizzed me about it. I told him that the reason for me having such a wish list and posting it somewhere obvious was to allow members of the site to freely express their gratitude to me through gifting. If they chose to. If they felt a need to thank me for helping, advising them or sometimes even just listening to their woes. It enabled them to express gratitude. It's not everyones way but some people really like it. So, there was my wishlist with a few small items on it in case anyone wished to gift me. Jens, the new Administrator wasn't very pleased with this idea. After all he was the owner of the site. Surely people should be more grateful to him. He should be gifted for his efforts, rewarded. So he did something that was quite mean spirited. He had agreed with me that gifting was a valid form of expression and that I had enabled that expression through my list. So it was difficult for him to do away with it altogether. In stead, he decided to hide it away in an obscure place and to disable its active hyperlink status. He knew that I would never draw any members attention to it, nor would I ever suggest that anyone gift me or prompt them to seek its location. So from then on, gifting as a form of expression was over. Extinguished. Then Shortly after that he banned me (because I could not be manipulated into doing something he wanted that was entirely unrelated) When I finally returned here in June, after my ban was lifted I reinstated the wish list hyperlink to its original more prominent position below my Avatar. Since Jens the new Administrator had lost interest in the site and didn't visit anymore, I thought it would be just fine. Unnoticed. Then about 2 weeks ago one of the staff here had his attention drawn to it and complained to the other staff. Some of whom are quite jealous of me and bear a historical animosity. Those staff members went about constant and persistent monitoring of my profile in order to repeatedly remove that link. Spending many hours of their time on what was actually a fruitless occupation, the disablement of a form of expression. A task which neither benefited them selves not the forum in anyway. One of the more persistent and aggressive members of staff even has a link to their Amazon page in the form of a hyperlink as a signature. The selling of a book. Purely a commercial exploit. So, I hope that helps to explain my absence from the forum and the storm in a tea cup on my profile page. I'm really upset. I expect this thread will be locked or deleted quite soon as my last one was. Since after all this too is a form of expression.