It doesn't serve anyone to be angry at those folks (though I admit it's a big button pusher for me, so I am still angry, but now trying to deal with my feelings in a more positive way). Instead, I thought creating a community where alternatives to violence were shared might offer these people those "better options".
If you've hit your children in the past but want to avoid that for the future, I welcome you. I applaud your decision to find new and better ways to raise your children. I hope you'll find this community helpful and supportive in your journey to non violent parenting.
My hope is that other people of like minds will join me in this effort. I expect there will be some inappropriate behavior by people that feel guilty about hitting their children and so will want to attack this community and the ideas behind it. I may end up making comments screened and posts moderated if that happens too much. But mostly I hope that people that come to mock and attack will stay to learn. So for that reason, this community is currently open and unmoderated.