I feel like the idea of creating a safe space to discuss clergy abuse triggered the dissolving of rooms.
As I mentioned above, we have no specific list nor has it been determined we will even do so. We are watching to see how well prefix tabs work and I imagine that will take several weeks if not months. The concern we have is based upon input by some registrants that feel some subforums simply seem too quiet and empty compared to the main forum. Many have felt ignored. If a registrant used prefix tabs in the main forum vs the equivalent subforum, would the greater traffic in that main forum result in a greater level of support? That is the question we would like to see resolved. For me personally as a moderator and as a survivor, it is about being heard, seen and supported. That is such a bottom line that I personally saw to it that every post in every forum - along with every view count - be preserved in the migration to this new platform. It was painstaking work (especially as volunteers), but we managed to preserve every single post in every forum along with their view counts all the way back to the discussion board's inception. That's the wordy way of saying that I respect and even share your concerns. But please know that preserving every voice here has been a mission we take very seriously.Can you please let us know which subforums you are thinking of dissolving?
Because honestly, I suspect you're thinking of dissolving the ones I use the most.
Actually, it is about the traffic. This site runs on participation. Traffic means people - it means eyes reading a subject, posting a response, and ultimately providing support and encouragement. You put it in different words - "target-rich subject area" (although not a choice of words I would use) - but perhaps we are saying the same thing. With concerns from registrants that their posts are not being seen in the smaller subforums, we are simply trying to find a better answer. Everyone who comes here deserves to be seen - they deserve the traffic of readership and response that will do that. If prefixed tags allows registrants to be seen in a larger space with more "traffic" - that means more support.My response above is a knee-jerk, that inner boy feeling shut down -- so that's what you're hearing.
I just made a post to demonstrate where I think tagging will not work for all cases. I like the feature, I do, but it's not a safe space. Still bothered about the value placed on "Traffic Deserved" when it's not about the traffic. At least in a dedicated room is away from all the noise and feels safe? I don't know . . .
A good idea, I went through and tagged my previous posts related as well.Well, I went back and looked at all of my own threads to see which ones in the "Male Survivors" forum I could label with ANY of the current labels (pretty easy task using the "filter" feature at the top of the page).
I was only able to label a few posts (mostly clergy abuse), but gave me ideas for additional labels beyond what has already been created. I added those suggestions to the new "Label" post.