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i am very confused by the fact that we can't delete our account. Is there a good reason for that? 

I would rather be able to delete when i want, for the reasons i want.

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Feel free to contact me for all your self destruct needs. Your posts will appear to be written by a guest, as seen in the previous post.

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I saw that some forums show members' birthdays on their main page with a small message congratulating them. It's a small, but sweet thing, maybe we could add that?

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When acccessing the site it says that the connexion is not secure/not suporting encryption. I'm not a IT expert so I don't know what difference it makes. I'm raising this as we could be discussing heavy stuff here. Could it be improved?

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6 hours ago, Kallie said:

I saw that some forums show members' birthdays on their main page with a small message congratulating them. It's a small, but sweet thing, maybe we could add that?

I'll look into it. I'm not sure if that's a feature of Invision or not.

 

31 minutes ago, Ch0c0 said:

When acccessing the site it says that the connexion is not secure/not suporting encryption. I'm not a IT expert so I don't know what difference it makes. I'm raising this as we could be discussing heavy stuff here. Could it be improved?

 

Encryption is useful when dealing with sensitive information. For example: credit cards numbers or identifying information such as social security number. Email addresses are not identifiable, so the concern is low.

 

You can fake all of the information when you create an account, except for email address. But you can obtain a fake email address from Yahoo for free. None of your account information is identifiable unless you opt in and include it by choice. (For example, your name could be an alias or just made up)

 

As for forum posts, it is all publicly readable, so there's nothing to hide there. If you are concerned that a " man in the middle" or XSS attack might occur and intercept private messages, then you can conduct private messaging over email or some other secure method.

 

If we wanted to open a shop here and sell aro themed pride clothes, then I would 100% add a certificate, but otherwise, I don't see a compelling reason for it.

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Thank you for the explanations.

 

The email address in user profile should be protected imho. Knowing the email you can easily find back the person with social network search engines. Saying that we can just provide a junk email is easier said than done if you wish to use the email notifications. I know that it is possible but not everyone is good with IT.

 

But I'm here nonetheless because the priority is having a forum that works and I'm thankful for this.

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On 2/13/2020 at 11:09 AM, Ch0c0 said:

When accessing the site it says that the connexion is not secure/not suporting encryption. I'm not a IT expert so I don't know what difference it makes. I'm raising this as we could be discussing heavy stuff here. Could it be improved?

The new host offers SSL for free so we now have it enabled everywhere now @Ch0c0.

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I wanted to offer a bit of a moderation suggestion - now that we have more active moderators who have also posted a lot as regular users, it would be nice to have some way to distinguish "official" mod posts vs. posts where mods just happen to be sharing their personal opinions like regular users. While it wasn't as much of a problem before when the main mods weren't very active, I think the distinction will become more useful now, especially if the moderation team continues to grow.

As an example, AVEN used to do this by having any "official" posts in bold colored text to match their user role.

  • So text formatted like this is an official mod statement or warning.
  • Text formatted like this is a personal post or opinion, not an official mod statement.

etc.

Even something like having "This is an official mod message: please ...." prefix might be enough - I think it can just help to have a standard that users know in advance so they can react appropriately.

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14 hours ago, sennkestra said:

As an example, AVEN used to do this by having any "official" posts in bold colored text to match their user role.

  • So text formatted like this is an official mod statement or warning.
  • Text formatted like this is a personal post or opinion, not an official mod statement.

I like this. I'll raise this with the other mods.

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I have a feeling I mentioned this somewhere else but..

I think it would be nice to separate the posts asking for help (those 'am I aromantic/lithromantic/other/???' ones) into their own forum. Some people coming for that sort of thing only do a few posts and it would be easier to find if they weren't buried in Aromantic Discussion. Maybe putting it in the Welcome category would be appropriate?

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Aromantic Discussion

Want to learn more about what romanticism is? Not sure where you fall in the grey-romantic spectrum? Come here and discuss with other members.

Basically I just think that these two segments of the Aromantic Discussions description can stand on their own now. 

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If @Magni is ok with it, would it be possible to sticky the pride 2020 thread or pin it to the top of the subforum until the end of the month? (If the forum software allows that, anyway). I think this is a useful thread that a lot of people will be interested in this month.

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I wish there was a forum for exclusively adult users? I'm all for inclusivity and making safe spaces for minors or people who are just uncomfortable with NSFW content-- and I also wish there was a place to post about whatever, without worrying about upsetting an underage audience. Maybe a room with a blanket warning that whatever people post or talk about in that room might be NSFW/potentially upsetting/generally adult content? An aroallo forum within that where users can reference NSFW topics? 

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