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GenesAndEnvironment

GenesAndEnvironment

FUBAR
Jan 26, 2021
5,171
Thank you for this site. I would probably be a vegetable or have gone through a very painful suicide if it were not for SaSu. Due to this site I have received enough information to acquire a painless exit strategy and have been able to stay alive for my family a bit longer. Not sure how your situation is right now mentally/otherwise, so I can only express my gratitude and wish you the best.
 
Chikitawita

Chikitawita

A little about me
Dec 2, 2021
19
This is a community that has saved so many and has given people a voice. It has created a safe place for people to talk about stressful situations and has created an inclusive environment for people who feel alone and helpless including myself. We're so grateful for all the effort you put in and hope to see you on here as just a member and friend♥︎♥
 
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Dr Iron Arc

Dr Iron Arc

Into the Unknown
Feb 10, 2020
16,321
Take care, Marquis. They’ve definitely gone too far this time and I too am thankful for what you have provided for the world. I only hope that you aren’t affected too hard by this and that whoever takes your place has the technical prowess to maintain and improve the site as well as you have.
 
Callie Arcale

Callie Arcale

It’s a tale told by an idiot signifying nothing
Feb 10, 2021
633
Dear Marquis

Your decision is completely understandable. You have gone above and beyond all these years and you have shown an incredibly fighting spirit. I am very sorry to see you go, and I hope that the good you have done for us all will return to you tenfold.

May life be kind to you!

THANK YOU ❤️
 
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StarryStarry

Specialist
Oct 25, 2021
361
I've not been on this site for very long, but I can tell you that I've been rejected by mainstream society for years due to my mental health. When I came here, I found a home. I found people who are suffering just as I am, I found compassion, friendship, understanding and non-judgmental people. I am very sorry to see you go, but I do understand. I want to thank you for all the hard work you have done and I want you to know that I finally feel as if I have a family. Thank you and I wish you nothing but love and peace in your future.
Starry Starry
 
Suicidebydeath

Suicidebydeath

Falls in love
Nov 25, 2021
388
Perfectly understandable decision. We're all just human. If you ever feel like you can come back, please do so. If you wanted to make a regular separate account that you kept private on this site nobody would judge that either. After all you created a place for everyone which includes yourself. Ngl, I'm sad to see you go seeing how much effort you put here.
 
Quinlor

Quinlor

The stranger
Feb 21, 2019
984
Hello, members of the community.

Today, I announce my resignation as operator. By tomorrow, this account will be permanantly deleted and I won't have any access to the site, administrative permission, or anything to do with the backend.

Since Serge hasn't been involved with the site in a long time and I'm resigning too, I've spent the last week transferring everything over to the new operator, someone capable and trustworthy who you will get to know very soon. They will also be a familiar face around here, too.

I do not take this decision lightly, but in light of recent events, I believe that putting this community in the hands of someone I trust and who cares about this community is the right call. My mission and desire here has always been to make sure that everyone has the freedom to speak freely about issues around suicide and mental health, topics that you can't talk openly about anywhere else. I believe this site has done good in the world and I am certain that this community has saved countless lives. Many people may not believe that, and to them I say: Ask around, you'll be surprised.

The way the NYT has twisted the purpose of this community and the good that it has done has been very damaging to everyone. Not only did they make a transparent attempt to take this site down, but they did so in the most unethical and dishonest way possible.

This place is full of caring people that are hurting, looking for someone to talk to, or looking for support in life. We are not a cult, far from it. While it is true that many people come here during their darkest moments, myself included, my main intent has always been to make this place into somewhere people can talk about issues in their life, suicide included, without judgment or without being shoved off to a crisis hotline that doesn't care about their well being.

This community has brought me peace and solace, in the fact that before I started it, I was in a very dark time of my life myself.

Community support works, and I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for this community. Although I have researched methods and at one point considered taking my own life, I was able to find some purpose and meaning in my life by being a part of this community. Thank you all for being there when I needed it the most.

I have received thanks from many members on and off this site that tell me that the forum has helped them make friends, and feel at ease about whatever bad is going on in their life. I have also had the opportunity to speak to some of those grieving over the loss of family or loved ones, and I got a chance to hear from them too. As a person that has experienced loss myself, twice in the last year alone, I know that it is not easy to get over losing a loved one. I have much sympathy for those that have gone through the same, and my condolences go out to them.

The truth is that I and many others have been painted as villains for running this community. I have been called such things as callous, dangerous, despicable, angry, or even a "murderous psychopath", but people who know me know that I am far from that, inside and outside this community. Some people may not be happy that this forum exists, but this great community has a purpose, one that started in a subreddit banned out of the blue by Reddit in order to make way for advertisers and to make their site more palatable to investors. They have long abandoned their free speech stance in order to make a quick buck. But this site will never sell out, have ads, or anything of the kind. This place is for you, and for everyone who needs a place to express themselves and feel better.

I have made many friends here, many of whom I would like to still keep in touch with after I resign.

You all have been wonderful, I'm going to miss you all.

Signing off for good,

Marquis
Well, I read the New york times report and yes the best thing you should do is resign the site and go into hiding because I think it's likely that at some point they will want to arrest you.
 
Antinous

Antinous

Whose life is it? My choice!
Sep 26, 2018
31
"without being shoved off to a crisis hotline that doesn't care about their well being." I have personal experience with this. The NYT scumbags, Megan Twohey and Gabriel J.X. Dance, completely neglected this point. I was stunned that they doxxed you. They are beyond heinous. My most heartfelt thank you, Marquis, for being a hero.
 
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Phia2021

Phia2021

Experienced
Aug 15, 2021
263
Well, I read the New york times report and yes the best thing you should do is resign the site and go into hiding because I think it's likely that at some point they will want to arrest you.
Arrest him for what? They can't arrest him for setting up a forum. He hasn't told anyone to do anything. He has assisted no-one. They cannot charge you displaying information.

I think we need to rally around the founders that the NYT evilly doxxed not put worst case scenarios in their minds with no support whatsoever. Marquis, please stay strong. YOU know what purpose this forum fulfils and the void that was there otherwise.

Please don't hurt yourself because these immoral, ignorant, selfish, bloodthirsty people think they have the right to doxx a private citizen to the world. What on earth did they provide your name and city for? For people to harm you? So you're ostracized and can't make a living for the rest of your life? (Obviously there are ways around that and I'm not saying this is going to happen to you).

How are these people Pro-life, if they want to push an admittedly previously suicidal man into a desperate position? Please be strong and stand in what you know is right. You are a crucial part of a new movement and have brought it the forefront of American society. Even if they come for you speak out and stand up for what you know is right. This may cause people to come out from behind their fonts and get a conversation going like never before. I believe this is what you were meant to do. I don't know what you're feeling right now but don't let these bullies push you to suicide PLEASE.
 
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StarryStarry

Specialist
Oct 25, 2021
361
So how are these assholes getting ahold of the resignation letter? There has to be a person or more than one person who has infiltrated this site for their own selfish benefit. These people are nothing but a bunch of dumb asses who don't know truth from lies. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!
 
Simba

Simba

Missunderstood Potato
Dec 9, 2018
572
So how are these assholes getting ahold of the resignation letter? There has to be a person or more than one person who has infiltrated this site for their own selfish benefit. These people are nothing but a bunch of dumb asses who don't know truth from lies. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!
Someone that i dont know also commented saying who's the new creator ,like how they even know ? Not even i know :(
 
demuic

demuic

Life was a mistake
Sep 12, 2020
1,201
This is so sad to hear. But it's understandable. You have to take care of yourself first. You will be greatly missed, and things won't be the same without your presence.

Always remember that you have helped far more people than any of the disgusting journalists who feel the need to create smear campaigns against things that their brains are too small to comprehend. Their actions are far more unethical than anything that has occured as a result of your creation of SS.

They have gone too far. You have done nothing wrong, and only created a place that has benefited so many people, regardless of what mainstream society has to say about it. Unfortunately as they say, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. People don't like to hear the reality of people like us, because it threatens their worldview. Everywhere else we are cast aside, but not SS.

I hope that one day, people will look back on what has transpired and see who is truly the "villain" in this situation. (Hint: it's not you or Serge or anyone involved with this site.)

Thank you for all that you have done for all of us.

Farewell and best wishes to you.
 
ImLosingMyGrip

ImLosingMyGrip

You may call me Cam, if you do so respectfully
Sep 16, 2021
17
So how are these assholes getting ahold of the resignation letter? There has to be a person or more than one person who has infiltrated this site for their own selfish benefit. These people are nothing but a bunch of dumb asses who don't know truth from lies. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!
Its so beyond low
 
Quinlor

Quinlor

The stranger
Feb 21, 2019
984
Arrest him for what? They can't arrest him for setting up a forum. He hasn't told anyone to do anything. He has assisted no-one. They cannot charge you displaying information.

I think we need to rally around the founders that the NYT evilly doxxed not put worst case scenarios in their minds with no support whatsoever. Marquis, please stay strong. YOU know what purpose this forum fulfils and the void that was there otherwise.

Please don't hurt yourself because these immoral, ignorant, selfish, bloodthirsty people think they have the right to doxx a private citizen to the world. What on earth did they provide your name and city for? For people to harm you? So you're ostracized and can't make a living for the rest of your life? (Obviously there are ways around that and I'm not saying this is going to happen to you).

How are these people Pro-life, if they want to push an admittedly previously suicidal man into a desperate position? Please be strong and stand in what you know is right. You are a crucial part of a new movement and have brought it the forefront of American society. Even if they come for you speak out and stand up for what you know is right. This may cause people to come out from behind their fonts and get a conversation going like never before. I believe this is what you were meant to do. I don't know what you're feeling right now but don't let these bullies push you to suicide PLEASE.
I don't agree that he should be arrested but the fact is that the media is the authorities are apparently wanting that, marquis would be a new Julian Assange. New York times has implied that he may be charged with murder for the 45 people the report identified.
 
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Geturdone

Geturdone

Getting old ain't for sissies
Dec 9, 2021
85
I learned about SS from the NYTimes. This is my first post. In my short time here i have been impressed by the compassion and thoughtfulness i have seen. SN has been ordered and i now hope and believe that what remains of my life will be less fraught with the terror that i will have to suffer/bear painful decline and a prolonged, agonizing death. Thank you, Marquis.
I have the same sentiments. Well said. Good luck M.
 
Circles

Circles

There's a difference between existing and living.
Sep 3, 2018
1,723
I don't agree that he should be arrested but the fact is that the media is the authorities are apparently wanting that, marquis would be a new Julian Assange. New York times has implied that he may be charged with murder for the 45 people the report identified.
I am curious as to what laws did they break and how if anything can get to the courts. If anything since all the admins did was mostly provide information and whatever someone does with that information is on them. If someone kills themselves they made the individual choice to do it and no one forced them to do it so I don’t see how they can make a case for murder unless I’m missing something.
 
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StarryStarry

Specialist
Oct 25, 2021
361
I think it's very simple ... These young people who are on this site (by this I mean not legally an adult), where are your parents? Why are they not checking the sites you have on your electronic devices? Are they too fucking busy to take care of what they need to be and then when something happens (because you "pretend" you're an adult on this site) your dumbass parents blame everybody else but themselves for your demise? This is what it really boils down to. The parents are too involved in their own lives and don't have time to check on their kids. THen like cockroaches they gather others who want to belong to something who have no idea what we are feeling and print stupid ass articles. I think people need to start taking responsibility for their own actions.
 
existtosuffer

existtosuffer

Student
Sep 22, 2021
151
This further emphasises the point that Mental Illnesses always get ignored when Mental Health is discussed. Suicidal ideation is a reality people have to face up to everyday. Nobody wants to hear about incurable illnesses that drive people to killing themselves.

These people will never be able to understand the suffering & would much rather tell you that life is worth living, from the perspective of not having to live with a mental illness.

It’s so patronising to tell that to a suicidal person. You wouldn’t tell someone wheelchair bound that life is worth living when you can walk.

The more you try to limit the access to suicide, the more violent the acts of suicide becomes. You only need to look at the war on drugs to see how it doesn’t change anything.

The system we have as a whole needs a complete shake up. We are the only species that has to pay to exist on this planet & we are destroying it.

Being a functioning human being requires working your whole life at a job, repeating the same stuff until your body is no longer capable of functioning anymore, and you have to hope you have enough saved, so you can afford to have your body buried in the ground.

Some people just can’t accept that for others, the negatives outweigh the positives. We delude ourselves into thinking that we should shut ourselves off from the bad parts to focus on the good parts to have a natural death because we are scared of dying.

Instead of labelling this guy a murderer etc. Teach your children about mental health. Learn about mental illnesses. Learn about symptoms. Don’t just breed children to fill an empty void in your life, because whatever emotions you are hiding about yourself will just replicate itself, and expose your own denial about life.
 
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Simba

Simba

Missunderstood Potato
Dec 9, 2018
572
I don't agree that he should be arrested but the fact is that the media is the authorities are apparently wanting that, marquis would be a new Julian Assange. New York times has implied that he may be charged with murder for the 45 people the report identified.
What ?? Marquis and Serge did NOTHING wrong !! This is beyond ridiculous ! Getting charged for a "murder" that isnt even a murder by someone online who ctb by their own hands :/ wtf
 
LONE WOLF.

LONE WOLF.

PUNISHER.
Nov 4, 2020
1,186
I'm sorry to see you go @Marquis, With this site You and Sergie have created a online place for people who the rest of society have given up on can go and talk to like-minded others! So l say a Heartfelt Thank You, and wish you both all the best in whatever you move onto next! Take Care!
 
Geturdone

Geturdone

Getting old ain't for sissies
Dec 9, 2021
85
Well, I read the New york times report and yes the best thing you should do is resign the site and go into hiding because I think it's likely that at some point they will want to arrest you.
Hopefully that will not be the case but I'll chip in for bail money ..... SERIOUSLY. Just let me know where to send it.
 
WaterHemlock

WaterHemlock

Student
Dec 18, 2019
103
Thank you for your service, Marquis. This space has provided me comfort and hope, and the safety to express dark feelings rather than have them fester.

I just wanted to say, I came to this site years ago and it's helped me through many dark times. I've found a peace and comfort within this community that I never got from suicide hotlines, in fact I have found those cold and useless. When I'm in my most vulnerable place, this is where I come.
I do agree that young folks need a different, more protected space but I don't know what I'd do without this one.
Mostly what I get from here is community and connection. Suicide hotlines do not provide that in the least. All you can hope for in crisis is to be drugged and carted off to an emergency room 'till the insurance runs out, handed text book solutions and told it's your fault if you can't make them work. I wish the people focused on taking this site down would realize it's filling a gap in services and need. Maybe focusing on that would save more lives.
It reminds me of the no-kill shelters that are all sweetness and light, but leave behind so many starving, abandoned and neglected animals that can't get any help because they are not adoptable, so they are left to suffer.
I think maybe that's what this site is, a place for abandoned people.
So I wanted to express my thanks that it exists.
 
less than

less than

not important
Jul 25, 2019
193
I'm really sad about what happened and it's really understandable that you want to leave this place now. I'm one of the long term members and this place has always been something of a home these days. I hope that it will continue to be a safe place for vulnerable people and that the future team will take care of it responsibly. Maybe one day times and society will change and places like this will be taken for granted and make people get along better with each other. I wish you all the best and much strength. Goodbye