After the recent threads about SAS "dying", being too negative or not being supportive enough, I thought it might be time to have a thread where people can say what they think would help make it better.
If everyone did what they could to help and could give some ideas and feedback, it could make SAS the place they would like it to be.
Not all of these have to be answered, and it's okay not to answer any of them. The answers can be as long as you want:
* What do you think would make SAS better?
* What type of threads would you like to see more of?
Problem threads or actual discussion regarding SA. Less politics, less games and less random stuff, but more threads actually related to the topic of the forum.
* What type of threads would you like to see less of?
Politics, games. Possibly complain threads with the "I am horrible, and I can't do anything about it but complain", although I understand that those are part of coping, and therefore I don't think they are completely bad. What I have a problem with is one person making multiple threads on the same topic, say "I'm so ugly", sometimes even weekly. Sure, venting and discussing events/thoughts is good, but keep it in one thread for crying out loud.
* What would you change about SAS?
Generally more visibility to topics regarding SA.
* What do you like least about SAS?
Game threads - sure, they seem fun at first, but eventually they just seem to get spammy and fill the recent discussions section, so you have a harder time seeing threads where actual discussion can happen.
* Which new features would you like to see?
Idk if it's possible, I couldn't find the option, but "blocking" a mass of threads or making more personalized way to see recent discussion according to (see above). I understand that some people do like games etc, but not having to block the threads one at a time would be great.
* Do you feel comfortable posting on SAS? If not, why?
Sometimes, sometimes not. I guess this is more regarding to sa where things would get too personal so the fear of being recognized hits. So nothing to be done here at least in my opinion.
* Do you think removing post count either completely or from certain subforums (Just For Fun is an example) would help to make a difference?
Could help, could make it show on ones profile page only instead of whenever posting. Or just show it privately (prepare for threads of "how many posts do you have", though)
* Other thoughts:
"If you need a safe space, see a therapist" - Jordan Peterson