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Do we still need the COVID-19 forum?

MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
Just a quick vibe check. It's been a while since the COVID-19 forum was created and times have changed a lot since then. There's a lot of talk about the virus being a permanent part of our lives now and it's obviously not going away any time soon, so wanted to see what you thought. :)

Other thoughts welcome!

Do we still need the COVID-19 forum? 12 votes

Yes, I think it should stay
8% 1 vote
It should stay for now, but we might not need it for much longer
33% 4 votes
No, I don't think we need it anymore
58% 7 votes
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  • AislingDMAislingDM Moderator Posts: 969 Part of The Mix Family
    I think this poll is a fab idea, Mike!! Especially because when terrible situations are 'over' sometimes we do simply want to forget them and seeing a forum pop up every day might not help people with that! Equally, I wonder if there is still a place for these types of global health concerns because I know we have health and wellbeing, which is fab, but is largely used for intra- and interpersonal experiences of health. I feel that it may be useful for us to have maybe a simple thread about global health issues 1) to learn 2) to maintain awareness of issues that continue to affect more vulnerable members of the population. Anyone who disagrees feel free to let me know <3 xxx
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  • MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
    Makes total sense @AislingDM. :) Can hear the need to discuss that stuff, and there will always be a place for those conversations to happen, with or without the COVID forum. I guess my thinking with the poll is more around whether a dedicated area is still needed.

    Do you think those threads could still sit within Health & Wellbeing? Or potentially Anything Goes if it's more for general discussion than for support?

    Also (not that my permission is needed!) would be super happy if someone wanted to create a thread on global health stuff or even world events if people were keen. :)
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  • OwlOwl Posts: 104 The Mix Convert
    the way things are going, there could be a "once in a lifetime crisis" section in general hahaha
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  • MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
    Owl wrote: ยป
    the way things are going, there could be a "once in a lifetime crisis" section in general hahaha
    Now there's an idea. ๐Ÿค”
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Community Champion Posts: 6,440 Master Poster
    Mike wrote: ยป
    Owl wrote: ยป
    the way things are going, there could be a "once in a lifetime crisis" section in general hahaha
    Now there's an idea. ๐Ÿค”

    That's actually not a bad idea. Especially with the situation going on in Ukraine as well.
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Community Champion Posts: 6,440 Master Poster
    I feel like we don't really need a forum dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic but I agree that we should have the current threads in a different forum so people can still give and receive support but they don't need to see a forum that is just fully about the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
    That makes sense @Dancer, thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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  • MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
    The prevailing opinion here seems to be that we don't need the existing COVID-19 forum any more, so we'll probably shelve it soon unless there are any big new developments. :)

    If you disagree, make sure you get your vote in!
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  • AislingDMAislingDM Moderator Posts: 969 Part of The Mix Family
    I really like that idea of lifetime crisis, I think there is so much happening that affects the entire globe, it would be cool if people wanted to talk about it, but of course you're right @Mike ? maybe that could just fit in the general politics section?
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  • NeonBlueThunder1NeonBlueThunder1 Up in outer spacePosts: 50 Boards Initiate
    edited August 4
    I agree with AislingDM and Owl honestly, there should be an area for global crisis. There could be future events like COVID-19 that affects things, and people might wish to speak what's on their minds about it.
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  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 2,726 Boards Champion
    we do need this forum coz theres new strains and with more servere symptoms, and where to find out wat struggles there r n if ppl no how to deal with how to deal with the little sh*t. covid's not vanishing soon
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  • OwlOwl Posts: 104 The Mix Convert
    it's looks like this page got used as much for covid measures and rules and stuff than covid itself, and now there's no measures and covid is something we live with that we'll probably just get boosted against now and again like flu
  • OwlOwl Posts: 104 The Mix Convert
    a cost of living page might be a good idea if it's something people want and it would help?? that isn't something we'll get a vaccine for soon, and the new spike in october is supposed to be really bad
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  • Amy22Amy22 Posts: 426 Listening Ear
    edited August 7
    I feel like it should still be around eventhough the cornavirus has started to slow down a bit. I still feel like people will be affected by it in different ways. It might not be around as much now, but cornavirus is still around is some areas and there are some strains of it atm. I also agree with what @Owl said about having a page on living costs atm and the increase of the cost of living as this will affect many people.
  • NeonBlueThunder1NeonBlueThunder1 Up in outer spacePosts: 50 Boards Initiate
    edited August 9
    Owl wrote: ยป
    a cost of living page might be a good idea if it's something people want and it would help?? that isn't something we'll get a vaccine for soon, and the new spike in october is supposed to be really bad

    Good idea @Owl , that might be really helpful to have, as it's been revealed on the news that energy bills are supposed to go up by an insane amount. :+1: It's honestly frightening how everyone is supposed to manage with sky high bills, when a lot of people maybe can't. :fearful:
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