Sleepy - I completely agree with you, I feel sad if others get ignored too. Can we please make it a clearer rule to make sure to include everybody, even if they just pass by and say hello? I've seen people get ignored even if they ask a question or say hello, myself included.
Mark - I agree with you about the rules, I've found them difficult to find also and I sometimes forget the rules, that's not intentional of course.
Grandy - I agree with you also. I try to include everybody and welcome new members because we were all new at some point and I want to make new members feel welcome. I've seen some new people post here and never come back, whether thats been something they're going through, they didn't like it here, or whatever the issue may be, I find that sad and I hope that they're doing OK and didn't feel pushed away.
I think it would be a good idea to have a notification thing, which is automatic. I know that would be hard to do however, but what I mean is just notifications such as "(username) replied to your post, or tagged you" or something. That should be easy enough to do. I realise there's hundreds or more members here but I think it would be easier that way people know, especially new members who find it tricky, when somebody has replied to their thread and that way people wouldn't feel ignored because they've got the notification someone has replied to them. I know it will come up in the "my thread" section but still.
I'm not criticising any part of the forum, just offering friendly suggestions. I don't like seeing people excluded, whether it's me or other people.
Hanna - yeah I guess you're right, and hello to you. I guess it could also be that they're familiar with certain users and feel comfortable with them. Who knows.