We were pleased to see so many comments about the community on the recent thread about the Leader Board. We are always wanting to learn more about how we can develop the community and so have locked the previous thread so that all comments and suggestions about general improvements to the community can now be placed here on this thread.
Please comment here on any ideas, improvements or feedback you have about the Online Community.
Please note that although we take on board all your ideas, we may not be able to implement all of them.
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To help me (and, hopefully, others) decide whether to subscribe (or continue to subscribe) to a thread I would like to see two new features. The first is an indicator, set by the thread's creator, to show whether off-topic posts are welcome. The default should be that postings are to be on topic. Secondly, a list of a thread's contributors. These features would also have the benefit of reducing the number of unnecessary e-mails in an inbox and allow people more time to actually participate in the community.
caretwo said:The first is an indicator, set by the thread's creator, to show whether off-topic posts are welcome.
Sounds ok to me.. not sure if we'd manage not going off topic on other threads but if we did we could be nudged over to 101.
The anti social, social hemispherium... .
Find a way to find the ones we gel with .. gravitate or magnetic force field doesn't really matter where. I'm not good at being tidy.
Crazy lady....."MissFits, best fits!"
Well 'The Day In and Day Out 101 Chat Thread' now exists, so if anyone feels inclined it is there to be used accordingly.
Please would it be possible to post some easy to see links for people who are in desperation on this forum?
I ask as if there is such a facility on this website I haven't seen any.
It is so heartbreaking to see so many desperate people at there wits end coming onto the forum for help. We all do whatever we can but unless we have gone through the problem ourselves personally then we can only sympathise.
I do understand why they would want to ask members as we are the ones who may know how to get help when nothing else has worked. If there are services out there then linking them in some way to this forum would work as this seems to be there last hope.
maybe they have tried all the info or maybe just cannot find it?
certain members on here are practically running a help service! Long may it continue and I feel deeply grateful that they find answers to the best of their ability.
like I say I don't want to stop it from happening,I just want it to be really easy for anyone coming on the forum to get professional help.
Just to finish! Thank you from my heart to everyone who tries to help these very desperate people.we owe you so much.️
Bless you Warrior, I imagine you are thinking of Misfit and Julie among others, it is heart breaking, but I know not what to say, platitudes won't help, Misfit has a practical streak that is deserving of recognition. ()
Thank you spotty
I had a look at the main page and I couldn't see anything that might point people in the right place.
Like I said I want people to come here for answers but sometimes I feel without immediate professional help the unthinkable may happen. I do try to answer anyone who starts a first post that doesn't get an answer,sometimes the post has had thirty odd views! But no reply. Not that we should have an answer as we are all unique and some are struggling themselves. To quote"if you have met one person with autism?you have met just one person with autism".
I am rubbish at posting links or even finding relevant info so feel helpless to help.
These are our people and are being so let down by the system.
Surely the admin are allowed to post links that may be of some use?
Samaritans.etc.I just hope I don't require help as I get older.
http://www.autism.org.uk/about/health/mental-health.aspx This is the page on the nas website but I agree not that easy to find especially when you are distressed. I have called them a few times just to talk when things were bad and they were really kind. I think there is a stigma about calling them but you don't have to be suicidal to phone. Some people are so distressed they come searching but we don't have the answers or experience of professional enough to help but can't just leave them sitting at the end of their tether feeling no one is out there. A feeling we know too well.