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      Default What made you take the plunge to join?

      I'm aware that often less than 10% of people who visit the forum actually join.

      I'd be interested to hear why did you join and any ideas that you have to get people to join.

      Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks!
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      Desperation? Because I'm mad? I'm not a great joiner or mingler and always feel I've got no right to be around - there's only one forum (snakes) where I feel any degree of confidence and even there I often get cold feet. With mhf I suppose I thought, well, I AM mad, might as well admit it ...No idea how to encourage anyone else to join though.

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      I needed somewhere I could come and go as I pleased to share my experiences. Somewhere for support, people who would take me seriously but could also laugh at themselves. It didn't take me long in looking at the posts to get right in.......
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      I was looking for another place where i might be able
      to say how i really feel.And my friend told me about
      this forum, it took me a while to post. But now i have
      i really like it here, there are people i can relate to.
      And it's friendly.
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      I needed somewhere where I could annoy people.
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      Sorry -you don't annoy me. I find you hilarious!!
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      I needed somewhere I could be honest but without people knowing me and judging. I was in crisis and struggling. Forums had helped when I was 16 and I decided to look for a MH forum again as a last resort. I joined another before this one but it was mainly people comparing eating disorders and very little help with other mh issues so I looked for another found this one and everyone was welcoming and made me feel like I wasn't alone - so I stayed.
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      I needed somewhere with 'real' people, that I could relate to - rather than my status flashing, oh-so perfect plastic 'friends' on Facebook.
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      I needed a platform for my political agendas; & a vehicle for social & psychological experiments.
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      I joined because Apo needed a social and psychological experimental test subject and I was at a loose end.
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