In the past I thought it foolish to post a thread of this kind, worrying that it might make many angry and do more damage than good. But now I think it necessary, because of late, my actions have offended some of the members of this forum, for by arguing with them when they offered advice and by writing a poem disputing it, I have offended them, to whom I now wish to apologize, and to affirm that my actions will change, not in pretense, but in truth. I hope that now those members which were offended will no longer be offended, but will accept me again as a fellow member of this forum, and will give me a chance to show that my behavior has changed. Nevertheless, I cannot promise that I will always follow your advice, but I will not argue with those who give it. One thing I will say is this: I prefer constructive criticism about what makes a passage work, and not advice about learning to write. Therefore, without wishing to offend anyone, I ask that you give me advice of the former kind only. Once again, I am sorry for arguing with the members of this forum and for writing a poem disputing their advice, and I will endeavor to do those things no more.