Cowgirlinda, do you really care what strangers think about you?
Most well adjusted adults do not give it a second thought.
The bold print of your post aside, it does seem to me that most of your post are filled with drama.
Someones 'wild" stallion loose and breeding mares in the neighbor hood, starved horses you helped, now someone you know might be spreading rumours on this forum.
I am a psychologist and what I gather from some of your post is a constant need for reassurance and attention. The coloured and bold print underlines this .
Asking questions and starting conversations about subjects that are less dramatic might interest members more than the ones you have posted in the past.
My advice to your is Relax, post without all the unnecessary details and in a more warm and inviting tone.
There have been no indications of someone from your past undermining your credibility here on the forum.
If someone does allow the MODS to do their jobs. They police this forum very well in case you have yet to notice.
Enjoy the forum and allow the other members time to get to know you. Most of them are very kind and friendly. Just give them the chance. Shalom Donald