No, Melanie, nobody complained. The Moderators noticed that there was a problem and made moves to fix it.
Most threads are posted with a purpose whether it be to share a photo or ask for some advice on a medical or behavioral issue. And there are many people who come here looking for advice on these subjects that are not members. Someone who is trying to learn how to house break their puppy doesn't necessarily want to hear about North American Politics, for example. And face it, there are a LOT more people reading these forums then just the members. For example - as I type this there are 189 people using the forum. Of this 189 people, only 18 are members.