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RainAndSadness

RainAndSadness

Administrator
Jun 12, 2018
2,104
I made the entire forum private to shield members from the judgemental and exhibitionary behavior of the public eye. That means only registered members can access the forum at the moment. This is a temporary(!) decision to address some concerns of the community. This forum contains deeply personal and intimate discussions and I understand that the current amount of public attention makes people feel uncomfortable to post anything. I'd like to hear your input about this change.

Thanks.
 
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avoid_slow_death

avoid_slow_death

Ready to embrace the peaceful bliss of the void.
Feb 4, 2020
1,230
I think this is an excellent idea. I have myself noticed a huge upsurge in controversial, hateful and just blatantly rule breaking posts mostly by new members in this forum of late. Call me paranoid but I think all the publicity has attracted not only trolls, but has brought forth some very cruel sides of people here who feel emboldened by the controversy. This is supposed to be a place where we can express our feelings regarding our ideation and the causes of it, not some place to spout vitriol and hatred. And before anyone starts with the bullshit about free speech, there are PLENTY of places you can espouse your hateful rhetoric. It seems to me some people won't be happy until every single forum, comment section and blog on the internet is a fucking combat zone.
 
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cambrai33

cambrai33

Traveller
Nov 3, 2021
386
Definitely support this move considering the current climate
 
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Simba

Simba

Missunderstood Potato
Dec 9, 2018
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I agree even tho is temporary ,hopefully they cant screencap any of us n have whole world watching our every move n thoughts n what not
 
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rationaltake

rationaltake

I'm rocking it - in another universe
Sep 28, 2021
2,712
Thank you. I think it's a good move at present.

As ever your judgement is very sound.
 
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Circles

Circles

There's a difference between existing and living.
Sep 3, 2018
2,275
Awesome. Thank You. ❤️
 
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StarryStarry

StarryStarry

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Oct 25, 2021
750
Good decision considering what is going on.
 
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Hans Voralberg

Hans Voralberg

Experienced
Nov 6, 2021
229
Thank you so much, you are a hero of mine. now I can stay with you all and don't be afraid that someone in my country will track me down. We are safe finally. Thank you. People on this site are like second family to me and i was so sad thinking about leaving this place. Now i can talk without fear and stay
 
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Throwaway8675309

As each day grows the reasons to die does as well.
Apr 29, 2019
211
I'm out of the loop. What happened/is happening?
 
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stellabelle

stellabelle

ethereal
Dec 14, 2018
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I really hate to be this person.
Nothing here is "private", and it never will be. If you haven't been doxxed, you will be. If you haven't been betrayed and further attacked, you will be - regardless.

This is part of the gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme. And making you feel like shit for feeling.
 
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bed

bed

Global Mod
Aug 24, 2019
877
Thank you <3
 
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Chey

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Nov 23, 2021
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Thank you. I worry about privacy issues with everything I've been reading about.
 
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miserableforever

miserableforever

Arcanist
Oct 23, 2020
488
Great idea, thank you.
No one who is not involved should be reading our posts. It's too personal to be 'out there'
 
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D&D

D&D

Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.
Dec 3, 2021
252
I made the entire forum private to shield members from the judgemental and exhibitionary behavior of the public eye. That means only registered members can access the forum at the moment. This is a temporary(!) decision to address some concerns of the community. This forum contains deeply personal and intimate discussions and I understand that the current amount of public attention makes people feel uncomfortable to post anything. I'd like to hear your input about this change.

Thanks.

Hi RainAndSadness,

I have been asking whether there is an option to make posts visible/readable to members only ... I think I messaged you about it the other day.

If the entire forum cannot be permanently private, at least there should be an option to make profile/posts private or visible to members only. I think it would be very helpful to many. Please consider it.
 
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Dead Meat

Dead Meat

DOOMED
Oct 10, 2018
18,395
I think that's a great idea @RainAndSadness :heart::hug::heart::hug:
 
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Ankou

Ankou

Member
Sep 26, 2021
92
I think this is a good idea. Though I'm worried about the fake accounts that will be created fo bypass this
 
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cambrai33

cambrai33

Traveller
Nov 3, 2021
386
Sorry just to remind people that there are most likely a number of sleeper accounts on here so you should assume anything you post is not private to people who do not have the best intentions
I think this is a good idea. Though I'm worried about the fake accounts that will be created fo bypass this
They are already here be in no doubt of that
 
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WaterHemlock

WaterHemlock

Student
Dec 18, 2019
112
I support the move, thank you.
 
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Simba

Simba

Missunderstood Potato
Dec 9, 2018
748
I really hate to be this person.
Nothing here is "private", and it never will be. If you haven't been doxxed, you will be. If you haven't been betrayed and further attacked, you will be - regardless.

This is part of the gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme. And making you feel like shit for feeling.
Ive already been doxxed few times by them and they have my adress AND threatend me with authorities and jail.. hopefully no one else will get doxxed here as in UK is considered illegal and in some states in the US.. (to get doxxed i mean)
 
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LeGuitarist

LeGuitarist

Eternally Lost
Mar 19, 2021
104
The NYT has made an article about SS, and they have a large audience.
Is there a way to see how many people have viewed the article?
 
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MeltedJello

MeltedJello

My brain is a liquid mess.
Aug 18, 2021
2,214
I absolutely agree with this decision. Thank you so much for everything you, and all the other mods do, in order to keep this site running :)
 
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CrossroadsCurious

CrossroadsCurious

"Why do we do what we do?"
Dec 12, 2021
671
@RainAndSadness congrats on being made Admin first of all. As a newbie totally understandable making everything private for the moment. I would suggest that maybe after the public interest dies down you reverse that decision BUT keep the Suicide Discussion & Members Info Center sections private to members only.

I just found this site and already my everyday mood has experienced an uptick. This from stalking the site for a few days before joining. You don't want to be completely closed off to new members finding and deciding to join like I did. Anyways, thats my 2c...
 
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justsayin

justsayin

Member
Jan 30, 2021
493
This already happened at the beginning of this year, and has been discussed in threads like this one:

https://sanctioned-suicide.net/threads/keep-the-suicide-discussion-section-to-members-only.71199/

In that thread I already wrote that it only makes sense as a temporary measure, not as a permanent one. Enemies of the forum already have access, and can easily make new accounts. If general public can not access the forum then they will believe NYT by default, and that can't be good.
 
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artificialpasta

artificialpasta

Member
Feb 2, 2020
88
The site still accepts registrations it seems, which defeats the point.
 
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Midgardsorm

Midgardsorm

Paragon
Apr 28, 2020
918
Thank you, Rain.

You're awesome.
 
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CrossroadsCurious

CrossroadsCurious

"Why do we do what we do?"
Dec 12, 2021
671
The site still accepts registrations it seems, which defeats the point.

Think of making the site private like a first line of defense. It's meant to stop the casual lookie-loo from going any further. Now obviously those needing this site will hopefully register for access. And yes unfortunately the haters like nyt can also register hoping to get in. But as a security measure it's not totally worthless going private.
 
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artificialpasta

artificialpasta

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Feb 2, 2020
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Think of making the site private like a first line of defense. It's meant to stop the casual lookie-loo from going any further. Now obviously those needing this site will hopefully register for access. And yes unfortunately the haters like nyt can also register hoping to get in. But as a security measure it's not totally worthless going private.
I thought the site was made private precisely because of groups like FT26.
 
CrossroadsCurious

CrossroadsCurious

"Why do we do what we do?"
Dec 12, 2021
671
It was
 
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