For visiting this website 10 days in a row, thank you so much. I’ll be sure to print out the screenshot and hand it in a frame, as a trophy of my addiction to my phone and this website, as well as my need for social connection and support. I feel pretty great about this validation.
If you can’t tell, I am being sarcastic. Not trauma informed.
We used to get badges on the old site. Hugs
one benefit of not knowung what the badges even are lol I observed them as colors and never knew the meanings lol
New admin has turned this place into a joke!!! It’s ridiculous here now!! This is now a clown show, or 3 ring circus. It’s so sad, I used to come here for help.
Anyway, cheers for adding a bit of humor to this sad situation. I’ll probably give up soon and quit trying to find help here. Hope you’re doing ok.
I had no clue those were badges either. I hardly noticed them, so they certainly didn’t effect the function of the site. These ‘badges’ are like preschool good-behavior certificates. I feel like I’m being treated like a toddler. This place is now negatively effecting my mental health. I guess I better leave.
dun dun dunnn Im trying to be patient and stuff, perhaps they’ll give me a badge for that, although maybe this is my trauma response—i tend to stay and wait stuff out but I’m unsure if it will ever change Your response is probably healthier honestly. You do you, and do whats best for you! Im doing ok today, so the website stuff isnt bothering me as much but I know the other ?day? I was near crisis, and just needed to post something but I couldnt figure out how to make a post or where it would even end up. Like how is this post, listed under neurodivergence… ?? I have no idea. And basically now it’s like you hope someone caring will care, whichever group it ends up in. Thank you so much for replying I hope you’re doing okay, as well.
This makes me sad, this site is my happy place and you all are part of that!
Maybe I just haven’t been as amazing, are you getting these messages on the site or email?
@CKBlossom You are always amazing… you always give support. I know you have been here a long time because you have supported me so much throughout the years, and I appreciate it so much. I left for awhile and came back, and I was very happy to see you here again.
I’m giving up on the site as far as being able to both Give and Receive support. I’m not qualified in any way shape or form to be commenting in the Neurodivergence group because I don’t know how to support someone dealing with that… but it’s chaos at SG right now, so I’m reading them all just to check if it’s anyone from my specific groups.
And I’m going to follow all the threads I get messaged by email, but I give up. I can’t find Support here.
Even when no one commented, sometimes just scrolling back in the feed I could find a thread related to what I’m going through, and that would help. I will do my best in supporting others until that is fully impossible not being able to read EVERY SINGLE POST TO SEE IF IT’S SOMEONE IN MY GROUP… not yelling at you… I’m hoping the “SG team” will somehow see this thread. I am waiting for them to realize they have made things worse for many of us, not better. But thank you @CKBlossom, You have always been amazing. I really hope things change so I can stay, but like @Doodle1234 said I have to do me… and this place brings up negative feelings now. I’ll try to stick with it, but my days may be numbered. I’m sorry.
So here is what I have figured out so far, the new stuff is to the left under I think new and unread that is just general unread and new, I think you can also follow posts, so that is nice and then if you want just stuff in your group, you go say to mental health and then the group under that umbrella. But hun, take a break if you need to. The other site sucked and was always giving me errors, so this site, while far from perfect is an upgrade, but I get it, I hate change too. But step back if you need to. That is important. Hugs sweet friend.
@afunk You made a compelling argument and for now we have removed the badges, we may amend them in the future, but for now-gone. Thank you for sharing with us how to make our site better. -SG
Thanks for the info. I hear you thinking the site is an upgrade. I’m glad it is an upgrade for you. For me it’s not. I didn’t have any problems with the old site. All I thought we needed was more moderators.
Your positivity is the first I’ve encountered about the new site… at least it’s good for someone. And I’m glad it’s good for you. Maybe it will help others, and I’ll find a new way to help myself elsewhere. I should embrace moving forward instead of resenting it.
Thank you. I appreciate this very much. Thanks for listening.
I never check my email, but Im on my phone and I think this badge was just for visiting this site 10 days in a row. Super creepy and not a measure of anything except phone addiction lol So please dont downscale your awesomeness! you’ve been amazing and supportive for me and many others for years now possibly
I agree with you just do whats best for you so even if the website is confusing and new just post anyway to still connect I think there are people on here who are positive and helpful and perhaps we will all help each other figure out how to navigate this website together?
One last thing… I know about the interface with the group tags… but people don’t know how to tag with their groups, or it’s not functioning yet. Postings are showing up in bizarre places. I could scroll and click and scroll and click on Bipolar, for example, and still not see that a member has posted because they weren’t able to tag it, or didn’t know how to tag it. This is why I started reading each post.
Before it would automatically show up in my feed, and all my groups were one click. I’m just saying, it worked very well for me.
I totally see that, the tags are a little confusing. Well I am hopeful that the site team seem to be listening. You are such a great friend here. Hugs.
Definitely hugs to you too @CKBlossom! You have a great attitude about the new site. Thanks again for being here for us, for all these years.
Aww, my pleasure sweet friend.