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Old 9th February 2020, 01:12
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Hi theres a discord server that I made a couple of years ago which got labeled Sauk discord also. Without realising another existed till yesterday.

If you know of discord feel free to stop by https://discord.gg/A4jj7FX <<invite link


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Old 20th May 2020, 10:16
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Just thought I would bump this for anyone who's interested since there have been a few people joining it recently.

If you've never used Discord before, it's pretty straightforward and only takes a second to register. There are various channels in the SAUK one for different subjects (general, anxiety, news, tv/films, video games, exercise, sports, food, etc). You don't need a phone number to join and, like a forum, you can catch up on conversations that have been going on while you were away. You can also appear "offline" if you're anxious about people seeing that you're online, and there's no pressure to join in with conversations if you don't want to. When you first join, you won't be able to see everything at first, but once you've said hello and let people know you're from the forum then you'll be given access
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Old 20th May 2020, 23:55
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^Thanks for explaining what goes on! I don't know, I've never joined in chat on here, but I am pretty bored, so I might. Hm.
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Old 21st May 2020, 20:56
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There is also the official, supportive SAUK chat which you don't need an app for - simply click this link and you're in.
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Old 21st May 2020, 23:30
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You don't need an app for Discord on a computer either, it's browser-based
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Old 26th May 2020, 14:51
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There is also the official, supportive SAUK chat which you don't need an app for - simply click this link and you're in.
Far, you know that I enjoy the chatroom (when I get time to pop in) but lately whenever I'm there, everyone seems to be in tiny.chat (or whatever it is) speaking by voice and for whatever reason, I can never hear anything in there so I can't participate. I also know that Jen, in particular, has issues with some of the content there (nothing that I've ever witnessed myself, but that doesn't mean that I have reason to disbelieve her) so it doesn't suit everyone. The meets are great though and I look forward to those resuming after lockdown.

I think the best thing would be to try chat, Discord and (for those who don't mind handing over their telephone number) WhatsApp and see what works best for you as an individual. I haven't made much use of Discord yet, but I am using and enjoying all three.
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:07
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If Jen has had issues with the stuff in there it has never been communicated to me so please do enlighten me. The chat is meant to be a supportive environment. People are often in there until late on helping people who are having crises. I will reiterate whatever your opinion, the SAUK chat is the official chat, tied to the forum. Anyone who wants to try the Discord is welcome to, but just be aware that everything you say on there stays visible on there to others unless you delete it. On our chat, its gone within a matter of hours.
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:19
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^ It's not my place to enlighten you, Far, but Jen's concerns have been posted on this forum, otherwise I wouldn't know about it. I wasn't meaning to be critical of you or anyone in chat, personally my only issue (as I mentioned above) is everyone being in a room I can't access effectively - you should know me well enough by now to know that if I had an issue, you would be the first to know.

Yes, it is worth mentioning that what is said on Discord and WhatsApp is a matter of record (although it is possible for the sender to delete WhatsApp posts retrospectively) whilst those on chat which were made prior to logging in are not visible - either of those situations might be seen as an advantage to some and a disadvantage to others. I'm aware that chat is the official chat, but surely anything which helps people is a good think - it doesn't have to be one v. another v. yet another - although, personally, I would prefer it if everyone were in one place rather than scattered across different formats.
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:26
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If Jen has had issues with the stuff in there it has never been communicated to me so please do enlighten me. The chat is meant to be a supportive environment. People are often in there until late on helping people who are having crises. I will reiterate whatever your opinion, the SAUK chat is the official chat, tied to the forum. Anyone who wants to try the Discord is welcome to, but just be aware that everything you say on there stays visible on there to others unless you delete it. On our chat, its gone within a matter of hours.
All I ever said about it on here was that the few times I went into the IRC chat room (probably six to nine months ago now) I found the conversations that were going on to be a little off-putting. In the same post I said that, I also said maybe I was wrong about my initial impression and that I'd been told by a couple of people that it wasn't generally like that. The thread is here: https://www.social-anxiety-community...ad.php?t=92453 if you want to take a look, although I'm sure it was communicated with you since you referenced me saying this quite recently.
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:30
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Yes, it is worth mentioning that what is said on Discord is a matter of record whilst those on chat which were made prior to logging in are not visible
I think its important people know that. I recently requested my data from Discord and did not expect every message I've ever put on there to be part of it.
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:31
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Yes, it is worth mentioning that what is said on Discord and WhatsApp is a matter of record (although it is possible for the sender to delete WhatsApp posts retrospectively) whilst those on chat which were made prior to logging in are not visible - either of those situations might be seen as an advantage to some and a disadvantage to others.
Things people say on Discord don't have to be logged permanently as people can edit or delete their posts if they want to
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Old 26th May 2020, 15:33
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All I ever said about it on here was that the few times I went into the IRC chat room (probably six to nine months ago now) I found the conversations that were going on to be a little off-putting. In the same post I said that, I also said maybe I was wrong about my initial impression and that I'd been told by a couple of people that it wasn't generally like that. The thread is here: https://www.social-anxiety-community...ad.php?t=92453 if you want to take a look, although I'm sure it was communicated with you since you referenced me saying this quite recently.
Regarding the political angle, it has been mentioned to me before, but I find it surprising when the only right leaning people seem to be on the Discord rather than IRC. I'm sorry you got that impression, but the chat is definitely not like that. I have stayed up late, as have others, making sure they get through crises OK. The IRC is a supportive environment.
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Old 27th May 2020, 14:01
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Hi I don't want to go as far as to state that the discord chat room doesn't allow or is not for people who are seeking support or advice on mental health issues. It has not been labelled as a support room because this has been assumed, and for me I didn't think to specify it as a support room because its built in for anybody that wants to discuss mental health.

So if somebody does want to chat about their personal issues in the discord that is absolutely fine, but at the same time the IRC room has been operating for years longer and may be a better place where you will find more advice and help.

I and other chatters are open to chatting about health and support but this discord room that i've setup with others overtime has had a focus on entertainment channels e.g. films, programming, music, exercise, etc, and there is a health channel but there have been few people in need of active support to help them get better overtime.

The forum is more the area for making threads on specific mental health issues I feel and also the IRC is probably better suited for lengthily discussion.


At the same time the discord is welcome to all, and if you are member of these forums please mention your forum name when you join


Because of the nature of chatrooms, people that talk and information shared.. There is the chance anybody online could be trying to gather information on somebody else. So the chatroom has been setup with a system now where if you are known by people, or chat and use the chatroom regularly then you will gain access to more of the channels.

I hope this doesn't make people feel more excluded as it is a tricky balance between privacy and letting anybody who wants to chat into the channels.
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Old 19th November 2020, 19:00
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A special thanks to Greg for brightening up the travel pictures channel with his travels this year
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