Hi Hilda, thank you for your reply. I appreciate it. I'm disappointed of course, but I understand the decision. It's a good if painful lesson to me that my Map needs to include 'stop being on the outside looking in' as a 'red'.
If the group ever opens up, I'd appreciate being considered to join it.
In closing, I'd like to wish you and the group every success. You personally did a great thing starting it, and I'm sure you've gathered an amazing collection of contributors who'll continue actively to support each other. It's what made the forum such a special thing in the first place.