First of all, I want to say that this post is NOT intended to cause controversy nor is it intended to insult. So please do not take it in that fashion.
Now, I would like to clear a few things up.
Yes, there is a private "invite-only" forum that has been established. Many people from this forum have gone over to it, just as many have gone over to Jon and Clare's new forum. Some have left for good, by their own choice. And some have chosen to stay here at CP and participate in both forums. And yes, I am a member of the invite-only forum.
The new forum was not created to replace chi-people. In fact, it is not a chihuahua forum at all, but is an "all-pets" forum where many friends congregate to chat about everything from pets to recipes to their bad days to their good days. It is not a "mean" place as has been relayed to many people on this board.
To my knowledge, nobody from that forum has bragged about being a member of the member-only forum here, nor have they flaunted it in the faces of the people here. That is being done by others.
In fact, it really kind of irks me how people are saying that we think we're "cool" or "better" than others. That is very far from the truth and a very juvenile thing to say.
I know many members are upset that people are leaving CP but why is it that only the people going to the “invite only” forum are being mentioned and not the ones going to Jon and Clare’s new forum? And what about the people who are members of all three forums?
So please, if you’re going to bring up the invite-only forum, I think it’s only fair to bring up Chihuahua World too. Otherwise, let’s leave both of the other forums out of Chi-People and let things get back to normal here.