"If creating happy birthday threads are 'internet hugs' etc why doesn't everyone get a happy birthday thread dedicted to them? They are elitist - full stop - only certain posters revieve them - what is 'friendly' and 'loving' about that?"
Not everyone desearves internet hugs. And not all posters are friendly OR loved.
I didn't eat today, and I'm not gonna eat tomorrow -- cos I'm gonna be a supermodel.