RE: Why TG is here and why TG may close.
Well, I would like to reply to this. I'm a little shocked by the outburst, and obviously don't know what happened to cause it, but.
Shutting down the site, in my opinion, would be a terrible idea. I personally have yet to find any other site I can go to for specifically therians and otherkin. Shutting it down might put a lot of people back into the mindset of being terribly alone, and I don't like that idea..
Making this a private site with only a referral to get in sounds good. But have you ever found a site like that and didn't know anyone to get in? I have, and I hate it. I absolutely, totally, completely hate it. I see sites that I would love to be a part of the community, and yet, I can't join because I don't know anybody on the inside.
I feel like maybe one of two ideas would work:
1. We have a warning system put in place. After x amount of warnings, you get banned and you can't return.
Or, we could try having a privilege system.
The first x amount of time you're here, you're watched more closely, and at the end of the trial period, the admins/mods will decide whether you're mature enough to stay or not.
Because that's really what it comes down to: maturity. If you aren't mature enough to keep the crap off the floor, ceiling, walls and body, you shouldn't be in the house. But if you can appropriately use the toilet, stay!
I don't mean this to be a "I hate your ideas, get your thumb out of your ass and take mine." sort of comment, but from my perspective and where I am within the community, I don't think your ideas are as user-friendly as you may think.