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CastingShadows

CastingShadows

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The app is a big selling point to me as I hardly ever use a computer at how now
 
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Taff

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Just to let Sane people looking in, that I have cancellled my Sane account. So I wont be posting there again. I feel comfy here now, you can have a good discussion. And people actually explain things to you.

I got an email from the Sane mods asking me if I wanted my posts deleting. I said no and told them why. Well my goodness, some have been deleted anyway. Must be something to do with a quick tidy up before questions are asked inside Sane. Lucky I kept hard copies! Oh and it was suggested that if I changed my mind and wanted to stay, I would still be on pre moderation until they had "assessed" me as I hadnt been posting there!:LOL:
So its the last post from me on here re Sane. Miss your company, love from Taffy2 xx
 
speckles

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Hello all you new 'sane' people I hope you will in time find safety and solace here too, with the support you need. I guess it is always scary being part of something new and less familiar but I hope in time you will be able to find your way around. I had never been on a forum or any Internet thing until I joined her in nov and I have managed to learn as time has gone on, although I think I am still rather inept I found how to change the forum to purple yesterday - cool. I also went to visit sane when every one started talking about it to see what I was missing, I can see why it may appear more intimate but I think I would find it hard to link up with people with similar probs to me as there is no separation, I also like to read stuff and help if I can we others stuff so I like it that I can see the many different sub forums here. I also then looked at the black dog tribe I felt though this was just for people with pure depression, any way I hope you will start to feel safe here and gradually build up a network of people you know yo can chat and pm to if you wish.
 
Mayfair

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To add to Speckles post:

If you scroll down from this post to the bottom of the page, you will see on the left a drop down menu to change the colours to your own choice :D

I have the blue background, I tried the purple one - for about 8 seconds :LOL::yuck:
 
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Lunar

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Thanks Mayfair, I`ve opted for a cheerful Yellow - morning sunshine!!!
Hi Taffy, perhaps they should rename that forum "INSANE"!!!!!
 
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Johnnie

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I too am a refugee from Sane. I still look in there because there are people there I have had contact with for quite sometime, in some cases years and I am not going to forget them, some find the simplicity of sane attractive although they dislike the way it is run so they will not leave it behind.
I prefer this board and am taking my time reading threads and finding my way around. Here you can have an opinion you don't have to agree with everyone, I like that.
When i first joined Sane it seemed as if anarchy ruled and there was precious little moderation,now there is nothing but moderation. The users are not the problem it is how it is run that is the problem. On all forums users argue and fall out ,express differing opinions but if it gets out of hand moderators step in, on Sane it has never worked like that.
 
midnightphoenix

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I never got into trouble on the Sane forums but I was quick to leave there because the mods appeared to be terrifying and unapproachable :hidesbehindsofa:
 
judithj

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They weren't always like that: Ijoined it in 2008 and although there were problems with spam and some trolling, on the whole the Mods were reasonable (just slow to act) and they appreciated the work that members put in to support one another. Now, the Mods seem completely ignorant of mental health, seem to pick on long-term members or those who post a lot, and they can't be bothered to read threads to see where the trouble begins, which means that people who stir up trouble seldom get into trouble, while those who react to stirrers do. This is why many long-term members don't want to leave: we know it can work, hugs xxx
 
calypso

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Well stay here for as long as you want. I think we all need to work through something that has hurt us, and I suspect you can all do that here. Can you ask who the moderators are and what rules they are following?

Here, Mischief, the admin man who set up this forum, not only set the rules but also made sure there was transparency, which I think works. So if I answer, as I am now, on a thread, I cannot moderate it - that could be seen as abuse of power - especially if I disagreed with someone.

The infraction system is on a point by point basis, and it is the content of posts which are moderated, not the person. The rules are open to discussion if needed, or clarification. The mods can all discuss anything like that and members can bring things up on the forum, or through PM.

There is more, but I won't bore you here. The only reason I mention all this is perhaps you could ask more about the system here and then see if the Sane moderators could implement something like that so everyone feels safe and clear on the rules that are being operated. I mean, do you know the names of the moderators? Can you PM them and suggest a discussion? xx
 
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Johnnie

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SANe are not that reasonable,the mods are anonymous, it is hard now to contact them and harder still to get a response. We tried discussing and suggesting things in public but that was all ignored and more often than not anything in public directed at mods is censored . They have even shut down the pm system ,I find that awkward because when i want to give some support to someone I do better in private rather than publicly posting so not much support coming from me these days but I will join in discussions but then discussions are not that welcome on Sane.
 
Fairy Lucretia

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hi
firemonkee
other (ex) sane members
I couldn't sleep last night and as nobody was on sane I decided to come on here for a while.
im getting quite used to it now ,all the different forums.
im going to try persuade some 'original' sane members to join on here ,I think if they gave it a chance they might quite like this forum.
it has been much easier for me to join as I know quite a few people who post on here from sane.
if I can get used to this place I may use it more often
lots of love
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Johnnie

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Lucretia, hello, glad to see you here. i like this Forum . it seems that here there is some freedom of speech. It seems to have something for everyone, plenty to read and plenty of users.
Any forum mental health or otherwise is bound to have users that disagree from time to time but that is the nature of the Internet. We can't agree all the time but to disagree about one thing doesn't make someone a bad person. That's life but here there is so much going on people can always avoid each other until they cool down. This seems to be a pretty good place and hopefully we will all make more friends.
 
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sallybee

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If it weren't for the fact that I am worried about some of the most vulnerable Sane users, leaving Sane wouldn't bother me at all

I found that there were different rules for different people on Sane, but quite apart from the bullying that goes on, the biggest problem is the mods.

I asked for information on opportunities for involvement and participation, and was basically informed that this is not appropriate. I put forward a number of suggestions of ways membets of forums could be involved, and was told by mods to basically, shut up. I told them I would like to contact CEO directly and was told I am not consid we ring the welfare of all users and a comment madevweeks and weeks ago has been deleted and I'm banned for 5 days!

I asked that they reconsider and they ignored me so I asked them to deactivate me and any posts made, they informed me that they will not do this for 5 days!

In the meantime the bullies on that site are able to attack my posts / threads and I have no means of defending myself.

I really cant get my head around the attitude of Sane staff !
 
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Johnnie

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A couple of years ago Sane were asking for moderators for the forum but they had to live in London, I asked for more information about it and to this day i still haven't received a reply ! You should consider yourself lucky that you got any response at all.
I too worry about people on Sane but feel that i can no longer be of any real support to anyone there. I worry when i post publicly that other people rather than the person i am responding to may misunderstand the post, I try to respond to everyone as an individual - different strokes for different folks ,what is supportive and helpful to one may not be the right thing for another. I also worry that just making a general post will be jumped on by the mods and censored. It really is no place to be anymore .
 
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