I've never remained a member of any other cat forum that I've ever found, simply because they are poorly run, for the most part. There are either too many individual forums or too few, and everything seems to be targeted to people who have a "purebred" cat -- there's no room left for anybody who has moggies. Many of the members act like "snobs" on those forums in terms of those who adopt shelter cats, strays/ferals or accept a "free kitten" into their lives.
TCS has been *so* much different. Did I have a couple of people "jump down my throat" when I said I was considering breeding? Yes! But they did so in a way that I can appreciate, given that I would have done the *same* thing if somebody had come to me and said "I feel like starting to breed Caimens" (or any other reptile for that matter).
The people here are intelligent and responsible, and that's what really makes the difference in this site, in my opinion. I was welcomed here with open arms: nobody was overly harsh with me and everybody has been friendly. I haven't seen any individuals "poking fun" at other individuals.
The people here genuinely *care*, and that's what makes the difference.
THANK YOU TCS MEMBERS AND STAFF!