I have read this whole thread and taken a few days to think things over. First I would like to say that it saddens me that IBC has had such a negative experience either perceived or otherwise. I have always found her to be quite pleasant and informative on the message boards.
That said, I find it extremely hard to believe that anyone on the message board for her cruise made a racist posting and was not banned from the sight. This would be a sad state of affairs for the whole VTG experience and I have a hard time believing this.
Again I am just sorry that IBC had such a bad experience as she was obvoiusly very upset about it and no matter what that makes it real to her!