i think the site was always ran by crazy people. :)
what chili recipe are you talking about? i like your other recipes. i know that they are trying to standardize the recipes/clean them up for the new system they want to put in that will allow conversions and better searching. idk.
Webmistress Laura is super nice (she got everyone from vegweb free sundaes at Maggie Mudd this summer!) I'm sure she would be happy to address any concerns you have.......if you refrain from calling her a crazy........
Let me know which recipe you're talking about, we don't ever change punctuation unless it's confusing, and certainly don't add exclamation marks. If you can send it to me, I'll do what I can to clean it up. As far as the new forums, hopefully you'll stick around long enough to get used to the changes that the community asked for. You're definitely a valuable member of the community, it would be a bummer for you to be gone! Let me know! My email is laura at vegweb dot com.