I don't know, I'm not always being 100% authentic here because there's stuff I'd like to vent about that I either don't or touch on briefly. I think if I didn't restrict myself in this way for example if I made tons of threads about whatever's bothering me in detail, I'd annoy and offend many people (I don't care about bothering people depending on what it is, but with some stuff I do.) I also feel like I reach a depth of hatred and anger that many here can't relate to, I often identify with people/groups that people here hate. If I read about some serial killer I can usually see myself in their profile but it seems like most people can't or just pretend they can't relate, I don't know what it is. Like Ted Kaczynski or Joanna Dennehy or whoever (Not to say I'm exactly the same as any one person who has done something horrific but there are often similarities.) Not Elliot Rodger though I guess, ironically.
There are also other things about myself that I think set me apart from most people here that aren't related to anxiety. I also seem more dysfunctional than most people here in terms of life success and such.
I also think the atmosphere here was better in the past in some ways, so that's a bit sad.
Having said that this is one of the few places online where I've felt remotely comfortable and also allows a wide array of random discussion instead of being mostly focused on specific topics like other places I hang out online (Discord chat servers.) Also something about this place kept me coming back for such a long amount of time when I rarely do elsewhere. I'm usually more of a lurker/sporadic poster in other places. I guess it's comfortable in some way even if it's not 100% comfortable.
I think the Discord servers I hang out in are the 2nd best place I've found, they're full of autistic spectrum people (some diagnosed, some not,) with some similar special interests to me. However I'm not really close with any of these people and the atmosphere there is different to here. It's a little more open in some ways, but at the same time is less homely. Also a couple I've ended up in are less healthy than this forum, or can be that way some people I talk to are bizarrely sane (and one of those people is a hardcore sadist who is aroused by cooking/eating people which I love the contrast of. One of the most level headed people I've met online.) and some people are very the opposite and never not having a mental break down (where are in-between people anyway? Oh right this forum, yeah.) Different kinds of unhealthy/crazy though.
At the end of the day though I am often surrounded by people who hate themselves and other people, lots of suicidal people too.
No. Most of what I write here is promptly ignored. The people who tend to do best on this site now are the ones who pick a topic or mood and beat that same drum daily, over and over, until people identify their username with that topic or mood.
I guess you call that building a brand haha and I just don't have the energy for that.
I notice your posts quite often even if I don't respond to them.