June 15th 2012 11:31 pm
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It's bad enough when our friends leave Catster, but we HATE it when they delete their pages. All those memories, all that history, just - gone. We've invested a lot in our Catster friendships - a lot of time, a lot of love, and a lot of Zealies. When our friends delete their pages, it feels as though they don't value our friendship, don't value us. How could they so easily discard something that means so much to so many others? We said we would never even consider doing such a thing to our friends!
Then came Helicopter Catgate.
If you don't know what we're talking about, you're lucky. For some reason, the editor in chief of Catster Magazine thinks that cat lovers would want to see a video about someone disrespecting a cat's remains. The article about the cat's skull was bad enough, but this went beyond the pale. And some of our friends were so disgusted, they left Catster. And for once, we couldn't blame them.
We unsubscribed from Catster Magazine and said it was because of those articles, but no one at HQ seems to care. Many of our friends are angry that Catster magazine used the term "WTF," and while we're not offended by the term, we do expect better from Catster. After all, these writers and editors are getting PAID to publish this magazine, and that's the best they can do? So why would we want to pay to support such sick, offensive crap? We wouldn't! Our Catster Plus membership is due for renewal on July 9th, and we just don't see how we could continue to support Catster when it publishes things it should know will offend most of its members.
On July 1st it will be 6 years since our family joined Catster. SIX years! That's 40 in cat years. A long time. A lot of memories. How would we even begin to try to condense all of that history, all of those memories, into just 10 pictures each? We couldn't. It would be too painful to even try. When a relationship goes bad, the best thing to do is make a clean break.
So we finally understand why people delete their Catster pages. We have 2 angels in the family who have been living out their 10th lives on Catster, and we wouldn't want to leave their pages just a shell of what they used to be. We also wouldn't want to dishonor their memory by associating with a site that thinks Helicopter Cat is appropriate material for cat lovers. It's not a "Video We Love" - it's not even "offbeat" - it's offensive, and we want no part of it.
July 9th is still a few weeks away, and a lot could change between now and then. Catster was our community long before "SAY whatever the fluff we like MEDIA" came along. We have no intention of quitting without a fight.
Fight fight fight we don't want to lose you either. AND we don't want to lose your pages. Friends are what make Catster not thier stupid stories.
Hamlet I would be so furry upset if you left. You are such a good friend. I agree with Mr. D. Friends is what makes this a special place. look at how much fun my birfday was on Tuesday, it was almost like old times! We love you guys.
Stay! Stay! Stay! It will get better.
Hamlet, please don't leave! We love you and your family so much. Our families have been good friends for so many years and the thought that you might leave forever makes me cry. I'd miss you so much. So will all your other friends. This site is about good friends and friendships and community -- that's what makes it so special and unique. Ignore the Cat Magazine (that's what we do) and concentrate on the community and your friends. PLEASE reconsider and stay! Once your pages are deleted, it's permanent and can't be undone. They're gone forever and so are all the precious memories.
We love you -- please don't leave!
Kaci & family
We completely understand. But please don't leave. You are such a wonderful family that we would miss terribly.
We can only hope a lot changes in a few weeks.
Don't leave, we'd miss you!
Please don't leave! You're a great furmily and we enjoy your diaries and photos. You've also been there fur many furs, including us. We make the community, it would be sad to lose you.
purrs Luke & furmily