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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

    Quote Originally Posted by nmpadmin View Post
    As admins we feel that a few things needed to be reiterated after occurrences on the forum over the last couple of months.

    No More Panic is an inclusive forum, our youngest members can be from the age of 13. We are a large community and every one of our members are different, they have different opinions and different disorders BUT one thing which unites us is mental illness and all the problems that that entails

    We have evolved over the years, from a small forum with a few members covering panic and anxiety to one that now covers many types of mental healthÖ. Phobias, Health anxiety, ocd amongst others.

    There are many different types of members in different stages of the illness and recovery, and at different readiness to accept advice.

    Some of us keep ourselves to ourselves and just read the forums and never post, some post occasionally when we feel our worse and others feel the need to post what seems constantly about very minor things.

    The latter can cause conflicts when there is constant posting, this can just be the memberís way of trying to cope with their illness and it can be really frustrating for other members when they are trying to give advice and sometimes it appears that the OP isnít listening to what they have to say.

    We would therefore appreciate if the OP could acknowledge the advice given and even thank the members that have given the advice. It is then up to the OP if they take up the advice or not.

    OP Have you taken up some of the advice given? did it work for you? I am sure a lot of the people who try to help would like to know how it went, and would go some way to our members feeling appreciated for helping you out and make them more likely to advise you in the future.

    If you become frustrated with other members constant posting then the best way to deal with that is to ignore the threads, donít give the advice if people do not seem to appreciate it, that way it doesnít add to your frustration.

    Public arguments on the forum are really not needed and just serve to cause tension amongst members and increase peopleís anxiety which is of course the opposite of what NMP is here for. Verbal abuse of any member is very much frowned upon and you open yourself up to warnings and ultimately a ban from the forum.

    If you have problems with what a member is saying on a thread then PM that member to Ďdiscussí it, do not initiate an argument on the thread, if you have a problem with what has been said on a thread then another option is to report the thread/reply using the report triangle at the top right of the thread/post

    All of the arguments tend to distract from the original question asked and sometimes the OP never gets the answer/advice they are looking for, please try to keep threads on topic.

    99.9% of us on NMP suffer or care for someone with mental health problems, so treat members, how you would like to be treated yourself with your illness

    Above all please remember the aim of No More Panic, to give help and support to people who are sufferers of mental health problems.

    Thanks for reading and we wish you well in your battle with Mental Illness, please help us keep NMP a happy and supportive place to be

    NMP Admin team
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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

    Quote Originally Posted by nmpadmin View Post
    As admins we feel that a few things needed to be reiterated after occurrences on the forum over the last couple of months.

    No More Panic is an inclusive forum, our youngest members can be from the age of 13. We are a large community and every one of our members are different, they have different opinions and different disorders BUT one thing which unites us is mental illness and all the problems that that entails

    We have evolved over the years, from a small forum with a few members covering panic and anxiety to one that now covers many types of mental healthÖ. Phobias, Health anxiety, ocd amongst others.

    There are many different types of members in different stages of the illness and recovery, and at different readiness to accept advice.

    Some of us keep ourselves to ourselves and just read the forums and never post, some post occasionally when we feel our worse and others feel the need to post what seems constantly about very minor things.

    The latter can cause conflicts when there is constant posting, this can just be the memberís way of trying to cope with their illness and it can be really frustrating for other members when they are trying to give advice and sometimes it appears that the OP isnít listening to what they have to say.

    We would therefore appreciate if the OP could acknowledge the advice given and even thank the members that have given the advice. It is then up to the OP if they take up the advice or not.

    OP Have you taken up some of the advice given? did it work for you? I am sure a lot of the people who try to help would like to know how it went, and would go some way to our members feeling appreciated for helping you out and make them more likely to advise you in the future.

    If you become frustrated with other members constant posting then the best way to deal with that is to ignore the threads, donít give the advice if people do not seem to appreciate it, that way it doesnít add to your frustration.

    Public arguments on the forum are really not needed and just serve to cause tension amongst members and increase peopleís anxiety which is of course the opposite of what NMP is here for. Verbal abuse of any member is very much frowned upon and you open yourself up to warnings and ultimately a ban from the forum.

    If you have problems with what a member is saying on a thread then PM that member to Ďdiscussí it, do not initiate an argument on the thread, if you have a problem with what has been said on a thread then another option is to report the thread/reply using the report triangle at the top right of the thread/post

    All of the arguments tend to distract from the original question asked and sometimes the OP never gets the answer/advice they are looking for, please try to keep threads on topic.

    99.9% of us on NMP suffer or care for someone with mental health problems, so treat members, how you would like to be treated yourself with your illness

    Above all please remember the aim of No More Panic, to give help and support to people who are sufferers of mental health problems.

    Thanks for reading and we wish you well in your battle with Mental Illness, please help us keep NMP a happy and supportive place to be

    NMP Admin team
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    I have been a member for years but I also haven't been on in years. The last time I was on was when I was going through a divorce in 2016. I am getting married to someone wonderful in 2 days and I am an anxious mess. I need you all. I need my chatroom supporters but I see none? Is the chatroom not active anymore? It was my life saver. I am not sure who will read this. I guess I will post elsewhere also so that it is seen? It looks as if a lot has changed in 4 years. I hope by double posting I am not violating rules. Thanks all! Please assist!!!

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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

    People sometimes roll into the chat room between 10pm and 1 am British time. No one seems to come to chat room early these days

    We would love to see you anx2005

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    makes me sad too! I must have always gotten on at that time before ???

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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

    As I see it, if someone can be vitriolic towards you on a forum thread and you PM them (as suggested) to discuss the issue, then they will be even nastier to you in person (PM) and who's going to put themselves through that?! If you make a complaint to management (as suggested) and the vitriolic person is part of that management team, then how will that work?!! In that case it's a win-win to that person, even though they have had complaints against them before

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    Re: A message from the admins. please read

    Quote Originally Posted by WiseMonkey View Post
    As I see it, if someone can be vitriolic towards you on a forum thread and you PM them (as suggested) to discuss the issue, then they will be even nastier to you in person (PM) and who's going to put themselves through that?! If you make a complaint to management (as suggested) and the vitriolic person is part of that management team, then how will that work?!! In that case it's a win-win to that person, even though they have had complaints against them before
    Hi Lesley,

    I agree. Actually, some forums even state you must not take it to PM for this very reason.

    My experience of disputes is that PM is hidden and you may experience worse abuse as some seem to think they can let fly without repercussions.

    Judge the person because nasty on the forum can mean worse in PM. And what's the point when you aren't going to change any minds?

    Any problems with Admins then I know I would go straight to Nic. If an Admin is being unfair and you believe it may be due to their own stress levels then seeking out another Admin may be helpful.

    Just my experience.
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