Not only that but they shared a pretty unknown but lethal suicide method which again, goes pretty much in the face of every ethical media safeguarding rule put in place to discuss suicide.This NYT article is not only one-sided and condemning, it's also extremely hypocritical. By their own standards, they should never mention the actual name of this forum. But they did. So that any of their how many thousand or million readers can easily find this place. I don't know why they did. Thoughtlessness? Negligence? They claim that people new on this forum are quickly encouraged to take their lives, yet they point their countless readers, especially suicidal people, directly toward it
I was thinking this would be the case with a lot of folks.
I agree. You would think they would ask some pro-SS people for their opinions. They wouldn't be that hard to find.what's really crazy about it that i think it's lousy journalism. it was an article with mainly a clear agenda without even showing the other side. i didn't expect that from a newspaper with that reputation cause this is in my opinion really closer to yellow press level of journalism.
Me too. And of course it was a hit piece but I wasn't surprised or put off by that because that's the world we live in. It was like the time I was "pleasantly" surprised there was a bathhouse in my extremely homophobic neighborhood only after I read about a murder there.
Thanx for making this site. Thanx for this site being here, I am still here tonight. Thanx for the openess and safety.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 isn't involved with the site 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,
Guns don't kill people, bullets do. Or some such logic. I'm not parading anti-gun rhetoric here (not from US) just saying thats probably what their internal logic looks like, sadly.Given 50% of suicides in the US are made with firearms and 0.00000001% with SN, why don't they want to ban guns then?
Why not ban everything then and have done with it ? I cant stand people who believe that getting rid of PRO CHOICE suicide forum(s) is gonna lessen suicides while have no regard to fact that people use guns to off themselves quite alot.. also just to clarify the fixers have stated that obviously this suicide forum is an exception to other suicide forums and i quote "no - there isnt any like this "Yes but only after they've banned SN and jaywalking.