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Topic: The forum FAQ thread

  1. kero
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    17 April 2020

    I'm really confused on how this works....

  2. romantic_thi3f
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    17 April 2020 in reply to kero

    Hi kero,

    Thanks for your post - which part confuses you the most? Hopefully we can try and help. If you are having trouble starting a new post, you can look at page 1 of this thread - I'll link to it here anyway just in case you're not sure about that -

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/welcome-and-orientation/the-forum-faq-thread-

    Please let us know how we can help you navigate these forums more and what you need.

    rt

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  3. demonblaster
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    17 April 2020 in reply to Rumples

    Hi everyone ☺

    Rumples welcome to the forums and thanks for your question.

    I squizzed at "My account" close to "log out".

    Was thinking it'd be in "member profile" "Update profile" but it wasn't so my conclusion would be it has to be done through the moderators.

    If you report a post of yours in the top R) side of the text box and ask the mods.

    If you have any further probs by all means let us know here ☺

    Take care peeps ⚘

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  4. Sophie_M
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    17 April 2020 in reply to kero
    Hi Kero, 

    Welcome to the forums! 

    It can be a little daunting getting started, we know there's a lot to take in.

    We recommend beginning your own thread to let the community know a little bit about you and how they can help! 

    If you need any further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to the friendly team on email: modsupport@beyondblue.org.au
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  5. Rumples
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    18 April 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    Thanks demonblaster,

    All fixed:-) Had to get it done from behind the scenes.

    Cheers

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  6. Pat 1
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    23 May 2020
    Hi everyone I an confused and have no idea where to post a new thing about myself my head doesnt help sort out what to do
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  7. demonblaster
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    23 May 2020 in reply to Pat 1
    Hi Pat 1 and everyone 👋

    A warm welcome to you Pat and any other new members ☺

    Pat if you pop back to page 1 on this thread the very first post from Sophie you'll find easy to follow directions on how to start a new thread or reply to threads as you've done here.

    You've come to a very good community where people support eachother with care and understanding.

    If you have any problems give us a yell hun ☺

    All the best to everyone

    🌱
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    23 May 2020 in reply to Rumples

    Hey ☺

    Sorry Rumples I meant to say you're very welcome and glad you got it sorted.

    Btw congrats on becoming a Community Champion. You guys are awesome ☺

    Go easy all 🍫 that's choccy 😲 I left one for everyone to share 😅

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    23 May 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    welcome to the forum. ZIt is confusing. Let us know if you need help.

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    28 May 2020

    Hi everyone ☺

    😆 In a spot of bother here.

    I've just spent a considerable time doing a post and ... umm ...😆 I've no idea where the thread is.

    Actually I'll check anxiety and return if I find it.

    Cakeboss is the author. It's a new post.

    Thanks if anyone can direct a confused chocolate starved member ☺ that's all it is 😄..nothing else 🙃

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    28 May 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    Yip yip all good thanks peeps

    Sorry to take a bit of your time.

    Found it! Woot

  12. romantic_thi3f
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    28 May 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    Hi demonblaster,

    Woot! Glad you didn't lose your post!

    I thought I'd just write here for future reference - while you can go to the section where you posted it in, there's also another way.

    Up the top of the screen on the home page - you can see three tabs. All Posts, New Posts, and My Threads. All posts shows all the categories (Anxiety, Depression, Staying Well), New posts is well, new posts - and My Threads are all the ones you've ever posted on or replied to.

    rt

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  13. demonblaster
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    28 May 2020 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    Hey Romantic ☺ good seeing you

    Thanks good idea popping that down.

    Have a goody all ⚘

  14. Mark7
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    4 August 2020

    Not sure how to post?

    In the last few weeks I've had a palpable numbness in my head. I can't concentrate on anything; I can't even follow a tv show. I feel incredibly doped up.

    Is this a feature of anxiety or something else?

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  15. Sophie_M
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    4 August 2020 in reply to Mark7
    Hey Mark7, thanks for joining us here on the Beyond Blue forums. We understand it can be a bit tricky to navigate how to post. If you follow the following instructions, hopefully, this will become a bit clearer. 

    At the top of each section is a blue "new thread" button. Clicking on this will open a dialog box for you to start a new thread.  You need to be registered as a member and logged in to see this button and post.  You can start new threads in any section, except for the Long Term Support Over The Journey section, where the new thread button has been disabled. We're sorry to hear you're struggling to concentrate at the moment, this must be very frustrating. However, as this thread is for asking questions and making suggestions could we please ask that you create a new thread to discuss this issue.  Thank-you again Mark. 
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    6 August 2020 in reply to Mark7

    Hey Mark7

    As Sophie_M mentioned the forums can be tricky to get used to and no its not a feature of anxiety at all....I used to have bad anxiety...Its not you

    There is no such thing as a dumb question on the forums Mark7...Take your time and have a look around

    you are not alone here

    my kind thoughts

    Paul

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  17. Honeypot
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    3 October 2020
    I’m feeling really stupid because I can’t work out how to start a post/thread. I read the info on the FAQ but can’t find the blue tab I’m supposed to see, so I just chose the red reply to this post. I’ve logged in (twice actually). Please help. I have questions and need some support.
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  18. Ggrand
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    3 October 2020 in reply to Honeypot

    Hello Honeypot,

    Welcome to the forums..

    Awe please don’t feel stupid..because your not..Its hard to navigate the forums when you first join our community..

    The easiest way for you..would be to go back to home page..then select join discussion...then all posts..look for the category you think best fits your questions..Then you will see a blue button with new thread on it...press that then you should be ready to post...

    Please come back here and let us know if you are still having problems...only too happy to help you..

    Grandy..

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  19. quirkywords
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    4 October 2020 in reply to Honeypot

    Honeypot it took me ages to wok out how to start a thread when I first started and I never thought to ask for help.

    Good luck.

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  20. romantic_thi3f
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    5 October 2020 in reply to Honeypot

    Hi Honeypot,

    Thank you for your post- please know you are not stupid. We see this question so many times - this forum isn't very user friendly so we are working behind the scenes to change it.

    The forums are broken down into sections, like welcome and orientation, depression, anxiety, etc- to see the breakdown of it all, click on this website -

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums

    When you click on a section up the top will be the title, like 'Welcome and Orientation' and on the right hand side next to it will be a button that says feed and a button that says new thread.

    Here is a little picture of where the button is -

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/images/default-source/10.email/new-thread601d97aaf37161bc846eff0000e9d3fc.png

    I hope this explains it well - I know Grandy gave you an explanation too but the more explanations the better I think when it comes to computers ;)

    Please reach out if you are still struggling and need help.

    rt

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  21. Sleepy21
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    Hi there- i'm so sorry you feel sad and depressed and don't know how to have your say. I've found this place to be pretty non-judgemental - you can say you feel depressed here nad it's okay. It's also okay to feel extremely not okay - would you like any help knowing how to use this place or just wanted to not use it for a while? happy to listen or help in any way
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  22. gregz
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    9 December 2020 in reply to demonblaster

    Was using REDDIT very much. It has TRIGGERS. Started discussions there, in the Mature Adults section. Some forum topics there have the reputation of being very liberal, or being very severe.

    New here. Still exploring. Trigger might be LGBTIQ, Xxx, Surgery, Euthanasia, Politics, Arts, Travel, Family, Alone, Money, Legals, Relationship, Weight, Ugly, Bullied, ...

    Reddit has inbuilt algorthyms, that automate most things, so making Moderation much easier for everyone.

    Retired CIO myself. We need to show Australia can also meet international standards.

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  23. gregz
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    9 December 2020 in reply to Pat 1

    In Adelaide, South Australia, they invented Narrative Therapy. Look out up in Wikipedia.

    Whatever you share with others: words, actions, sounds, pictures ... is "narration". If others can understand your"narration", then you have succeeded in successful narration.

    Your message here about not being clear about whether you know how to communicate, is your first very successful "narration". Keep communicating. It gets better with practice.

    Important in Narrative Therapy is that you progress to a better place than where you were. If we can understand you, and be with you, you have done well.

    I used to use a computer before. Now this smartphone is much better. Try doing this too. Gboard automatically gets the spelling, grammar and punctuation correct.

    Gboard knows what I am trying to say or type. My problem now is trying to use Gboard on a tablet or a computer, instead of my smartphone.

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  24. gregz
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    9 December 2020 in reply to kero

    Still learning myself. Only been here for less than ten minutes.

    Might make a YouTube video one day, how to use these internet discussion areas. They did not teach any of this when we were at school.

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  25. quirkywords
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    9 December 2020 in reply to gregz

    Welcome Gregz

    Narrative therapy sounds interesting. I will look it up.

    making a YouTube sounds challenging. I have thought about doing a you tube video but not really sure what to.

    have a browse through the threads and you may find threads that will interest you.

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  26. romantic_thi3f
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    10 December 2020 in reply to gregz

    Hi gregz,

    Welcome and thanks for your comments here.

    Thank you for bringing up Reddit. I'm on that platform too. We do have written trigger warnings for trauma and for suicide + self-harm section but unfortunately anything and everything can be a trigger for readers. Behind the scenes there is a lot of automated work happening for the mods- probably similar to Reddit in picking up key words.

    As a retired CIO I imagine there's a lot of advice and suggestions that you have for these forums- can I suggest that you jot them down here?

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/welcome-and-orientation/how-can-we-improve-the-forums-your-suggestions-and-comments-please

    I have heard of Narrative therapy too, but other than reading about it haven't used it. If you have your own post I'd love to chat with you on there if you want to share more about what it was like for you?

    rt

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  27. Chunty
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    26 April 2021
    Hi Sophie, just want to know if i have been banned from the forum and email. I sent 2 emails and got no reply. I understand if you dont want me anymore, because of my feelings of hoplessnes and negativy thhat is not good for the community. Iam careful of my entries in the forumI woul be grteful if you could kinly respond by email and let me know. Im trying to look for a psychiatrist.Chungy.
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  28. Sophie_M
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    26 April 2021 in reply to Chunty
    Hi Chunty, 

    We certainly want you here and part of this community and you are very welcome. We have sent responses to all of your recent emails that we have received - perhaps we have ended up in your email junk folder? If not when can revisist those and make sure you are getting answers when you have questions. We hope you are able to see our responses and that your queries have been answered. 
    It is great to hear that you are looking for a psychiatrist as well. We think it is really brave whenever people seek support, thank you for being a good example for all of the forum members. 

    Kind regards, 

    Sophie M
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  29. Chunty
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    26 April 2021 in reply to Sophie_M
    Thank you so much Sophie for accepting me. It means alot to me, as the people in the community come across as pretty decent and friendly. You wouldnt believe it if I told you that since I got sick, all my friends dissapeared. They never bothered to ring and find out what happened to me when i was not able to send them Christmas cards. Amazing isnt it.?I Now you can understand why im so weary of rejection and abandonment. This has happened throughout my life. Used and abandoned.Im rambling on, so Il go now and hope you all enjoy the rest of the day😋
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  30. Sophie_M
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    26 April 2021 in reply to Chunty
    You are more than welcome Chunty :) We hope you enjoy your day too!
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