Ok, I'm up.... Jings!
"Is it safe?" - (***Name The Movie for a bonus point!!)
Where to start?
Errollorre - Tom, I'm LOVING the time-slip posts and I appreciate the wee bit of nostalgia too. I also "get" what you meant to say, but it did come
out a wee bit squiffy!! LOL
nightstar - Raine, no one, and I do mean NO ONE is upset at you, how could they be? You are our shedsis, shedmom, hostess, aunty and friend rolled
muzzleflash - Muzzie, It's not nice when people "gossip" about you in secret, I KNOW from previous experience here. But you maybe need to take a deep
breath sometimes... step back and analyse how you handle situations like this.
You said that whoever had a problem should have come direct to you? Well, If you are aware of who was bad-mouthing you... well, shouldn't you have
followed your own advice and sorted it out in private with them? Or bring it to attention of the Mods or ATS Staff?
I can assure you that we do not ALL LIKE DRAMA!! Some people in the shed are gentle and vulnerable souls, and while we all welcome EVERYONE sharing
their thoughts and feelings (good or bad), we have to consider the effect of HOW we post that stuff. You see EVERYONE in the shed received and felt
your earlier "angry" smash the place up posts, and that might not be exactly... fair? It's nice to see that you are a bit happier now! But take
nightstars advice (trust me!!) she knows what she's talking about!
Pheonix - like nightstar, I have never heard anyone say a bad word about you at any time!
You are a great contributor here and I look forward to your posts! Don't just Lurk!!
kat - were you calling for me because of all the trouble in the shed? or was it something I've missed?? PM please!! LOL
The Shed is in fact just an abstract concept!
It is a virtual space on an interwebs conspiracy forum site.
It isn't actually "The Shed" that is special. It is the people who visit the Shed who are special.
You. Yes YOU! make the Shed what it is... and THAT is why it changes.
People come and go and the dynamic changes. GREAT friendships are made and sometimes lost.
Personalities sometimes clash, and people may have different views on life, the universe and everything, but the ONE THING that always shines through
(for me) is RESPECT.
R E S P E C T
Unlike other forums, we don't harbour a culture that promotes aggression or hate, we don't encourage personal attacks or rants at other people
(although we can all let off a bit of steam about our Real Lives from time to time!!!)
We have created, developed, fostered, maintained and grown a place of tranquility, safety, peace, companionship, friendship, compassion and yes, even
It might not be perfect (what is??) but it's THE BEST thread on the web IMHO and we need to look after it.
Now.... on the question of "Why is it called the Shed"???
waaaay back (before the first shed) we all met in a Valentines Day thread created by Angelchemuel (Jane).
She always signs off her posts with the word "rainbows".
So, collectively - we gradually became known as the Rainbow Warriors and we initially told stories centred around us meeting up in a Rainbow Coloured
Log Cabin with a Rainbow Coloured Campervan AND a Rainbow Coloured Shed!
A LOT of the fun stories centred around the Shed - which was Magic and had Dragons and loads of other stuff in it.
jacygirl and a few of the other girls "lived" in the Shed.
The ATS staff weren't sure where to put our threads back then because it was such an unusual mix of chat and storytelling, and we actually thought
that we'd Lose our threads for good when we were moved again and even shut down!
Through negotiating with the mods... jacy (and others) eventually got permission to set up a new thread, and because many of us were already "in The
Shed" most of the time in our stories.... Our "Home" became "The Shed" thread!
That's roughly how I remember it anyways!!!! (But I may be off a bit... it was a loooong time ago and I'm Auld & Tired and miserable with some weird
man-flu just now!!! LOL)
Did I beat kaelci's record for babbling on yet???? ROFL