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Franz_trashka wrote (edited )

Just so I don't step on toes, would the general consensus on raddit be that offering respectful alternatives to suicide be cool? I fully understand and accept the feeling of some folks on that sub, but I got that whole looking out for my fellow peeps with brain chemical issues thing going.

Edit: Word, so if by chance the move happens, this has been edited before it's been decided that I can't proactively help; that if anyone thinking of suicide needs to talk to some rando online, feel free to message me. No guarantees I'll reply quickly, but I'm here to listen to the best of my ability and advise if you'd like my input.

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ziq wrote

It would be up to that community if they allow that or not.

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DaisyDisaster wrote

I don't think they allowed it in the original sub so I don't think they would be open to it now. Depends on who comes over though.

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nineisbrine wrote

I wasn't one of the original mods, but AFAIK the only reason method discussion wasn't allowed is because of the Reddit admins. If the admins here are okay with it then I won't be banning it.

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DaisyDisaster wrote

I noticed f/SanctionedSuicide was added recently. I'm surprised it wasn't already somewhat active. It always seemed to be in a rather precarious position on reddit. Will methods be an okay thing to discuss on raddle?

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nineisbrine wrote

I made it about a week ago as another backup in case we get nuked again, and have alerted the community to it. It's pretty hard to get anyone to move off Reddit, though. There's also a new website that is more active, which seems to be the best option right now, but again, people are reluctant to use a new platform, and it could still be vulnerable to sudden deletion if the host gets wind of it.

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Catsforfun wrote (edited )

If it decided that it's ok for them to move here, there needs to be the option to block it throughout one's personal account. Seeing this, even with a content warning, pop up on a feed could be triggering and damaging to members of the community, including me.

Although I do support people's right to choose whether to live or not, I do not want to hear or think about it at all. I do want to have the option of not coming into contact with it at all, with or without a content warning.

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jadedctrl wrote

The sub won't be featured— it won't be in your feed unless you subscribe to it.

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Catsforfun wrote

that means everyone who doesn't want to be exposed to it will have to never go to "all" and thus not be able to operate and explore the site & content like everyone else. it would limit the ways we can safely be involved in the community.

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tnstaec wrote

This is a hard one. On one hand respecting others' autonomy has to include respect for a rational, determined choice to end their lives. This is especially true for people who are in extreme chronic pain and have no other options. But on the other hand there is something of an epidemic of suicide. I wouldn't want to encourage people to choose suicide when other options that might not be as apparent are open to them. Living in contemporary society is fucking unbearable much of the time, but a human life is so short in the scheme of things. Personally, I'd rather spend a few decades trying to unfuck the world as much as possible, and even failing, than to just end it all prematurely.