A Message From Hortense, Our Commenter ModeratorDodai Stewart7/10/08 4:30pmFiled to: AnnouncementsHortensecommenters193EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt's been a busy week. Month, even. We've had controversies, good press, bad press, new people and lots of tech probs. And so our beloved Hortense has written a missive, originally posted on Facebook, and it's for you guys, the readers and commenters. She writes:AdvertisementHello Doves!I've been fielding some questions from many people as of late, so I thought I would take a stab at answering some of them in convenient Facebook note form. Oo-de-lally!AdvertisementIt has been a pretty rough week for everyone, but I would like to thank those of you who participated in the discussions on the boards in a calm and civil manner. I understand that many people are hurt, angry, and upset- but I was very impressed to see so many commenters express their feelings without resorting to vicious personal attacks. There is a lot of healing that has to be done, but the fact that many of you were willing to talk openly (and also to listen!) is a sign that that process is underway, as slow as it might seem to be.So let's get to biz-ness, yeah? (You guys, I have a problem with saying "Yeah?" after every sentence now. I have to stop watching British television.)1. Meetups/FacebookSponsoredIf you are looking for local commenter meetups, the best place to start is by adding "Jezebel Dot Com" —not the Jezebel Fan Page, though you certainly can add both! :)— to your FB Friends list. Jezebel Dot Com is a member of nearly every Jezebel-related Facebook group out there, from London to LA, so you can easily find a group in your area by clicking the links on the Jezebel Dot Com page. It might take a few days for your friend request to be accepted- but hang in there!2. Don't Ban Me, Hortense!Dudes, I am not out to get you. I only ban people who are clearly breaking the rules set about in the Commenter Etiquette Post.