John Baku, the founder and owner of FetLife, issued an apology for the banning of some individuals earlier this week. I think this is an excellent step forward for this site, and a view of the character of the person behind the site. Now frankly, I am not sure what happened, but it is good to see that John can apologize for a mistake, and move forward.
As an additional step forward, all individuals who were banned earlier this week were invited back.
I sincerely apologize to the whole community including those who were banned. I was wrong with the way I handled things. I should of given everyone that was banned two formal warnings before they were banned and held myself to the same standards I set for the rest of the community. I am sincerely sorry.
For the majority of the people who were banned I will be sending them an email to apologize for the way I handled the situation and invite them back to FetLife. I understand if they are apprehensive about coming back here but I hope over time they will join us.
For those who gave donations and want a refund I will refund them. All they have to do is email me requesting for me to refund their donation.
All I can say is well done. We will all make mistakes, but it is how we deal with them that reveals our true character.