Hey Jan! I'm here :-)
Someone took offence at a reply I did to them which, granted, was a wee bit "blunt", but even when I apologised for unwittingly upsetting her(?), she kept going on and started accusing me of all sorts so I just decided "enough! time for a break!" Of course, this is my side of the story!
Anyway, I'm back now, just not posting as much as before: I'd got into the habit of replying to everything, but there's no need for me to reply to things if I've got nothing to add. A few people have told me that they use the same system and because I was replying all the time, they felt they didn't need to reply sometimes. So the new way is less work for me, more variety of replies and generally more room for everyone.
Thanks for missing me though :-)