This is my first post - [long ago I joined and posted but dropped out and lost all my info so registered new*]
Sad to see that, between the two topics I've checked out today, the posts are about people leaving because of problems, new online forum vs this one, and hurt feelings.
The recent events here are similar to what I see happens with people attending in person meetings. In my area, I see people attending Nar-Anon and Al-Anon meetings clashing because of all sorts of group issues and that prompts people to start another group - and my daughter sees this happens within her NA groups. Sometimes it is only because some people don't like the location/building where the meeting is held, or the time, or often it is personality clashes with other members. Yes, some of these groups compete and have an "our group is better than their" kind of attitude and try to influence newcomers to attend only their group. However, groups with that attitude get and keep very few newcomers, which only hurts that newcomer who's having a hard enough time reaching past their own hurt to trust strangers.
Whatever the reason for the recent exit of members, I hope we can understand that there is always room for another helping source to support all people seeking recovery and that this site is still valuable to long time members and newcomers like me. Best wishes to everyone struggling with this problem and seeking answers.
[*Dropped out a while ago because my daughter was doing well for over 3 years in her recovery, so I stopped thinking I needed any support and saw lots of people giving good support to people here so felt I wasn't needed here. 2 months ago the bottom dropped out of my fantasy and she started using crack again... more on this under the more appropriate topic. Just wanted to explain why I posted here, etc.]
I hope you stick with it and with this group
"It's not denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept." [Anonymous]