We wanted to write a message addressing the numerous post reports regarding the advertisement of another forum, and some of the comments that have been made regarding this. Firstly, thank you for your PRs as we really appreciate when members do try to help us out. We would like to clarify our position on this and hopefully clear up any confusion. The chat mods have started a new forum which can be found at www.thegoodlimbo.com/forum
with mental health information, a forum itself and also a chat facility :)
RYL members are of course more than welcome to join this site in addition to or instead of RYL. As far as we, the forum moderators, are concerned, this is a separate site from RYL and not a Ďnew RYLí Ė the two sites can exist at the same time. RYL will continue to welcome old and new members and be moderated by the forum moderators. I am personally unaware of any tension or discontent between teams Ė we are more than happy for chat to have done this, so the suggestion thatíd weíd fractured or were unhappy is news to me!
We would ask that members of TGL minimise their advertising of the site as whilst links are welcome, the spamming of links is not. We do not remove links unless they are flagged as spam (which has happened with a TGL link on one occasion), when they are for personal gain, or when they are also accompanied by criticism of RYL which is unhelpful to current/new members of RYL. It doesnít provide a welcoming environment, nor does it give a kind impression of the people advertising TGL so this may be something to reflect on. It is also completely unacceptable to send the moderators private messages insinuating we donít want people to get support, as this isnít the case at all, and as Iím sure you can imagine we get several unpleasant messages as moderators anyway.
Itís common knowledge that RYL is quieter and of course itís difficult for us to make changes when the webmaster is no longer active. There is a limit to what we can do about this, and that doesnít mean weíve given up or arenít doing things behind the scenes to try and rectify it. I think forums generally are a less used space and so RYL is more of a nostalgic and familiar place for the people who have been using it as teenagers who are now adults. Itís wonderful that a new space has been created, but that doesnít mean this one is going to disappear (or should). What I would ask you all to remember is that weíre a team of volunteers doing our best. Many of us work in high stress jobs that take a lot of time and emotional energy, and itís only fair that RYL isnít top of the list all of the time because of this.
This post will be stickied and any other queries will be redirected to this thread. We hope that this makes sense but do feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.