> I was wondering how old the authors are?
When we first started this project, Olga and I reached out to SeniorNet, told them about our project, and invited participation. We thought that The Company Therapist would be ideal for senior writers--lots of experience and time and probably little outlet for their work. We thought they'd create excellent characters and that it would be beneficial for them as well.
We got a very bizarre response, filled with hostility, suspicion, and outright paranoia. Because we require the writers to give us their names and addresses, we were accused of starting the site just to get that personal information. Warnings were posted telling senior members to avoid The Company Therapist because of our evil intentions.
We weren't spamming, honest. We posted an original message, and then I think we posted one response to a very paranoid post. But we were told by the administators of SeniorNet message board that "none of our members would have any interest in your project." I guess they didn't.