So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
I have loved this site, I have endorsed it to friends old and new, given it my support in both money and time. Come to love it beyond all sanity, it was where my friends lived!
Because of the troubles with the site today I have been seeing what visitors to this site see. I am dumbfounded. How could you take a perfect, beautiful, rare piece of virtual architecture as GW had and vulgarize it so completely? To me it's tatamount to turning the Guggenheim Museum into a tatoo parlor/strip club/lingerie modeling/adult book store.
This site was a "family friendly" site at one time. A place where you would feel comfortable allowing your 10 year old to learn about growing tomatoes or an african violet. What I just witnessed, both the imagery as well as the text, is not family friendly.
I was so proud of my member page on this site, it was my "web masterpiece". It said something about me and about the quality I thought GW was about. I am beyond ashamed now that anyone could possibly associate me with a site that stoops to that level.
When I can sign back on under my usual user name I will be removing everything concerning me from this site. It has become an unrecognizable, embarrassing albatross.
To Spike, whom I miss more than I can possibly say:
I wish you were here. I told you it would be bad.
Your friend, in the Garden,