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Coronavirus subforum?

MikeMike 🖥️🎧LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
edited March 2020 in Coronavirus
Lots of you might be trying to get away from Coronavirus talk right now, and we're super aware that being around more of those conversations here might make it feel like it's harder to escape. Equally, we want information around coronavirus to be visible enough for people to find it when they need it.

Would having a (probably temporary) subforum for Coronavirus conversations be a good idea to help everyone look after themselves and avoid those conversations if they want to? Or would it make more sense to keep them in the main Health & Wellbeing forum?

Coronavirus subforum? 14 votes

Yes, that would be helpful
78% 11 votes
Nah, keep them in Health & Wellbeing
7% 1 vote
I don't mind really
14% 2 votes
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,826 An Original Mixlorian
    They are threads I am kinda trying to avoid at the moment. I know I posted on some but it's just filling me with anxiety and every time I go on health and wellbeing it's just there in your face at the top

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,444 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited March 2020
    I put no because i think a thread should be better in stead. 

    I would rather aviod reading it on here as already hear it everywhere else so rather it in one place. Instead of all over ranty thread and hugs thread 
    but seeing a whole subforum for it will stress me out even more, as feel making its even more bigger thing. Not that im trying to miimise it - anythinn that kills people is serious but many things are killing people in this world that dont get the same media like the flu and stuff like washing your hands should be being done already
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,589 Community Veteran
    I think yes .. like have somewhere where you can find the info instead of stumbling cross it when you're trying to avoid it :)
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  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,932 Boards Guru
    I think it's a good idea, it's helpful for people trying to avoid news about the outbreak and for those looking for information an advice specific to the virus at the same time.
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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,444 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited March 2020
    Ah shit im out voted. 
    But why not just a thread? I know you have a thread on it. But thats more info. I mean just a support thread in health and wellbeing. Youre still gunna have to read the fact that their is a subforum just like the fact there being a thread - isnt much difference if dont click on it then its all in one place. I really dont want to see it have its own sub forum ah. There are many many contagious illness that we havent even heard of that are killing people Like just from googling. tuberculosis is speaded by bacteria and has about 1.5 million die a year. So im really confused about why we need to a subforum for it. Im confused by the whole world atm. If we all stayed this hygenic in the first place people would be dying less from other illnesses. Im soconfusedbut yeah aint no doctor lol
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,932 Boards Guru
    With a subforum you can have threads that are related to it but about different things, i.e. how to wash your hands, or how to pay the bills if your work closes, or how to get money if all the cash points near you are empty etc.
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,826 An Original Mixlorian
    I agree Aidan. It should have a subforum for people to turn to.
    A subforum would be easier to avoid, compared to having 3 threads pinned on health and wellbeing, much rather they weren't there. 

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,444 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited March 2020
    Ah right. I was thinking of other places youd more likely turn to to find that sort of info like if i hear someone else to tell me to sing happy birthday while washing my hands one more time, im gunna lose my head. and i was thinking here is for the emotional support of it. But yeah its fine either wya. Just fed up of it hearing about it. 
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,730 Boards Champion
    I think its important for people worried to have someone they can go to to get support.
    But also for people who wish to avoid to have a safe space.

    As a medical hypochondriac i think its very important to have somewhere you can go for a break away from the headlines to and to reduce anxiety.

    But some people need reassurance in sad times to deal with the panic so i think a sub forum would be really handy. 

    As people can get support and others can ignore it easier.

    I'm a big one for clicking big pinned posts so i'd be more inclined to unhealthly read about it :)

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  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,330 Community Manager
    Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to tell us what you need around covid. As you might imagine, this is new territory for all of us so we're taking everything as we go. If needs change, we can change how we're navigating this on the Community.

    In general though, it looks like a dedicated subforum is a popular idea. You can access the information about covid all in one place, arguably making it easier to find and easier to avoid. As has been pointed out in this conversation, it also means a variety of information can be posted in that forum rather than needing to put these threads in their relevant areas.

    We are also aware that having a visible subforum could have the opposite impact we intend for some people (i.e. that it feels more present in your life). We're mindful that subforum titles are fairly small in size so hopefully it won't feel too intrusive but, if it does, we can look into remedies for that.

    For now, if you haven't voted on this poll yet please make sure you do. We want to make sure we've got a fair representation of what you guys need in this space (or as close to that as possible). Even if we still end up creating the subforum, it's useful for us to be aware of the split of preferences.

    Watch this space for new developments. :)
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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,444 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Changed my mind. You May aswell with how much is changing everything now
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 6,124 Master Poster
    Yeah I think it’s a really good idea, means people like me who are worried can post about it in a dedicated place and those who want to avoid it can too.
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  • JellyelephantJellyelephant Bpd bitch ✌🏼 Posts: 803 Part of The Mix Family
    Yes please - I am trying to limit hearing and reading about it as much as possible because it is sending my anxiety through the roof 
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