I'm wondering if anybody on this board knows anything about the person who posted here using the name "MakingSense"? I miss the sensible comments. I wish I did not have to post this question publicly, but we do not have the possibility of private messaging.
It might help to post this on site talk, although maybe the moderators don't want that. She used to post on several boards, Home Cooking, Food Media, etc. so someone off the DC board might be in touch.
These sorts of threads always make us feel a bit uncomfortable, because we're not sure why the person has left the site or whether they'd be okay with people talking about it. And they tend to end up getting speculative about reasons for leaving.
So, we're going to lock this thread, but we'll also send an email to MakingSense to let them know that people are asking about them and miss their contributions. Hopefully their email address is up-to-date and they'll check back in.