I am absolutely appalled by the behavior in this thread. Hazing, mob mentality, fun at other's expense and catty behavior towards a new member is what makes the Purse Forum? I seriously hope not. I understand that regulars feel the responsibility to point out fake characters / trolls, but I ensure you that they show their true colors sooner or later. But if behavior of regulars means to turn away new members that simply want to contribute their story, my understanding is at its end. Consider this a friendly reminder to treat your fellow members with respect, please. There is no requirement to post pictures of your purses in order to be considered legitimate on tPF, no newbie owes the regulars any more or less than another regular would. If any of you continue with behavior like in the thread I linked, you will be banned for not following the most important of our forum rules.