I have seen a few instances now of people who are not members of the community posting rude / mean / inappropriate replies to members.
I do not want anyone here to be attacked for their choices, especially by random people who are simply 'trolling'.
For this reason, I have made two changes.
1/ Anyone who wants to join the community must now be approved by me. Of course this doesn't matter to all of you who are already members. But from now on I will be looking into the people who want to join to ensure that this community remains a happy and safe environment.
2/ ALL POSTS TO THE COMMUNITY ARE AUTOMATICALLY SET TO BE FRIENDS ONLY. You do not need to set any of your entries to be Friends Only. It will be done automatically whenever you post anything to the group. Thanks justxlikexheavn for your suggestion on how to make that happen.
So now, the only people who can read your posts, reply to your posts, and see the pictures you post are people who have joined the community, and the only people who can join the community will have been approved by me (from this point on).
I apologise to those who received rude comments from non-members.
I appreciate your cooperation with this, and hope that you're all happy with these changes.