Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt

[–]athrowforthecentury 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Unfortunately, I don't see Reddit dying off anytime soon. Instead, I think it's going to go the way of Facebook and just devolve into a platform where corporations promote/influence certain posts and the rest are silenced. The company site is just way too big and a lot of people stopped caring about the crap they do - just like with Facebook. Even with the whole scandal, literally every one of my friends still use the site daily.

So what's the state of this community? by BusStopLurker in SanctionedSuicide

[–]athrowforthecentury 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Mostly have given up. My life's in a strange place right now. Those subs were the only places I could go to for support. I have literally no one in real life. So when they were gone, a part of me went with them. I have no idea how to cope alone and it feels like my escapism is going to catch up to me eventually. That's all can really do now, escape into fiction for as long as possible.

I think the banning of those subs has shattered the community, and it will likely remain shattered for quite some time. I didn't even realize how much it meant to me until it was gone and now I feel like something is missing. I'd be open to other sites but I'll just lurk here from time to time. I like sites that are accessible and have clear rules. No moderation at all can lead to unpleasant situations - which is why I at least like some rules. But regardless, I don't know what to do anymore. I hope you're fairing better than I am.

r/suicidenotes banned from Reddit. Reasons are complete bullshit. by whoareyou in SanctionedSuicide

[–]athrowforthecentury 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hm, the thing about the subs that have been banned lately is that it was more of a neutral stance towards suicide. It wasn't anti-suicide, but it also did not encourage people to commit suicide either. Personally, FTG was where I dwelled, and it was just mostly people hearing out each other's problems. If someone were to post that they were going to kill themselves, people in FTG wouldn't say "Don't!" but moreso probably "I'm so sorry your life has ended up this way and I hope whatever you choose that you can find peace." I hope these examples make sense; that was the gist of the suicide sphere over in Reddit. It was respecting people's decisions with utmost sympathy, not encouragement or belittling (there was no "don't do that, silly! it ALWAYS gets better, TEEHEE~" if I'm making sense here).

EDIT: When I say "it was more of a neutral stance" I'm referring to the stances the subs generally took, not the admins. It's obvious the admins are anti-suicide and anti-support since they don't give a damn if suicidal people now have nowhere to go.

Another subreddit was banned yesterday. by Animelover999 in SanctionedSuicide

[–]athrowforthecentury 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're right. They do seem to be cracking down on every suicide-related subreddit except for /r/SuicideWatch. I guess they view every suicide-related subreddit as a possible liability, and with only one or two, they would be able to keep an eye on it. But it does cast light on some extra double standards. Much of what shows up on /r/SuicideWatch matched the content from FTG and other small subs related to the topic. It's disappointing, but at least we have this place.

If you could improve anything about saidit, what would it be? by magnora7 in SaidIt

[–]athrowforthecentury 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you!! It does.

If you could improve anything about saidit, what would it be? by magnora7 in SaidIt

[–]athrowforthecentury 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems I was subscribed to a lot of subs automatically upon signing up, and there is no accessible sub/unsub button in the subsaidits. I have no idea how to subscribe or unsubscribe to any subsaidit.