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what happened to this website


it was way more active back when I was a member in the early 2010s.



did everyone stop having SA?


did everyone get banned?


what happened?
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 10:17 AM
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Combination of everything

People found a different place, real life issues, people got banned, forums are dying altogether, etc.

Idk this place has become stricter but also safer. Its like what would you rather a "fun" active place that includes predators/bullies or a not that active safer place with less interesting threads/people.

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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 10:39 AM
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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 12:56 PM
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1. It's dropped in SEO significantly
2. Reddit is now the goto for forming.
3. Most users ever online was 30,511, on 05-07-2018 which technically wasn't that long ago. Even back then ppl were biting about SAS being dead. It just shows you.


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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 02:57 PM
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you need to create a SAS rejuvenation team. they can post new and interesting threads, give advice about anxiety, all kinds of positive things, every day. everyone that starts a "why is SAS so bad now" type thread is automatically conscripted to the team

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I guess it's still relatively active. A lot of users have gotten perma banned though.

I'll always be on here.
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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 06:44 PM
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Could it be that when you go to socialanxietysupport.com it goes to a crappy landing page that looks like some 12-year old's blog instead of directly to the forum? Kind hard to find the forum if you don't know it exists.


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I guess it's still relatively active. A lot of users have gotten perma banned though.

I'll always be on here.

Yah, why do people seem to get banned so much?


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I originally found SAS by doing a google search on anxiety stuff and and the forums came up as the top search result, that's no longer the case I think so not as many new members are coming in. Then there's other forums like reddit too that are just bigger.
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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 06:58 PM
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This same thread gets made like every two days for the last 5 years. The short answer is this forum isn't really doing any worse than the vast majority of similar forums powered by vBulletin. Forums have been losing steam for years.

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Some recent threads that were made about this:

https://www.socialanxietysupport.com...n-sas-2234475/
https://www.socialanxietysupport.com...eddit-2233181/

We donít need new threads all the time, and the reasons for why it is quiet wonít change.

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Yah, why do people seem to get banned so much?
People do not get permabanned here for trivial reasons. People who get banned from here get banned because it is a moderated forum and there are rules and some people don't want to abide by them and they choose to ignore moderator warnings to stop what they are doing (and often actually argue with the moderators and give us a hard time). Persistent arguing with moderators on any forum is never a good idea and is probably not going to be a good thing for the longevity of your account.

In short, people get banned here for repeated incidents of trolling and ignoring warnings (usually). Occasionally, there is stalking behavior (which is also not OK). This forum is FAR more lenient on bans than many forums and permaban is always the last resort unless the person breaks like one or two of the only rules that cause an instant ban.

This behavior is never OK no matter how dead the forum might be.

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I bet most people who complain about how they did absolutely nothing wrong to get banned probably leave out a lot of key details not evident on the PUBLIC part of the forum.

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We donít need new threads all the time, and the reasons for why it is quiet wonít change.
Bingo.

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this post has 17 posts already in one day. and the will I ever get a gf thread version 2 got a lot of replies in a very short time. that's a lot of activity!

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you need to create a SAS rejuvenation team. they can post new and interesting threads, give advice about anxiety, all kinds of positive things, every day. everyone that starts a "why is SAS so bad now" type thread is automatically conscripted to the team
Or we could just edit the first post in negative type threads..


"

it was way less active back when I was a member in the early 2010s.



did everyone start getting SA?


does anybody ever get banned?


what happened?

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post #20 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-29-2020, 01:54 AM
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This forum no longer showing up in google searches is probably another big reason.

The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.

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