Originally posted by WashYaHands
Why on earth would they not be welcomed back? Whatever unfortunate thing happened here, I would certainly welcome them back, but I can only speak for myself.
Write them an email and tell them that you miss them. People may not come back, but they might appreciate the fact that they are missed.
From lurking, I can tell you what happened. Certain members were targeted and harassed by mods until they left.
Then, by some weird twist of logic, the same group of mods deleted threads and posts to make the people who left look like the "bad guys."
About a week later, a couple of the members who left were cruising the board under invisible mode (you check the box on your options when you sign up), and nrskaren actually posted the list, in its entirety, on one of the threads.
Which of course, sparked a few of the former members to anger.
Now if my hunch is right, this post will be deleted because this group of mods/admins can't stand to hear the truth from someone who actually witnessed the whole thing and has the intestinal fortitude to speak up about it.