Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.
|Welcome to After Silence, a message board and chat room designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and all types of sexual violence.
After Silence has over 30 different forums, ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery from rape and sexual violence, as well as forums open to general discussions and lighter topics. Because we value the privacy of our members, most of our forums are private, which means that ONLY REGISTERED members have access to them. Please register for a free account to gain full access to the After Silence Online Support Group.
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Why Are We Here?
Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:44 PM
It seems that sometimes, not anyone in particular, forgets that our hard working chat mods, forum mods, and admin are survivors too. We expect our mods to come in and save the day all the time without thinking they might be having a rough day to. This is not to say these arent the people you should go to if you need help, but it is to say....just remember. I am not saying anyone is doing anything wrong, i just thought we could all use a reminder of these kinda things every now and then
Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:44 PM
((((((((((((((((((((((all admins and mods)))))))))))))))))))))))))) You guys are awesome.
Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:10 PM
Just wanted to say thank-you for this post It is true...perhaps I'm speaking for myself,but I doubt it....it can be hard as a mod to post our feelings whether on the board or in chat at times.For me I kinda feel like I'm expected to be fine all the time just because my name is a different colour.At times I do feel like others expect me to hold it together and be the pillar for everyone else to lean on.I know people probably don't see it that way but it sure feels like that at times.Probably my own projections on the matter but it was really nice and thoughtful of you to remind the world that we are ALL survivors regardless of what colour our names appear and just like everyone else us chat mods,mods and admin staff have bad days and need support just like the rest of the community.
ok...that was probably badly put but I hope you get what I'm trying to say!!!
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:59 PM
This post came just when I needed it and is very much appreciated. Thank you for the lovely post.
Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:21 PM
go the mods
Posted 06 March 2007 - 06:29 PM
We need a smiley that says "mods are people too" (hehhe.. ok maybe we don't, but at least you get it, right? ok... )
Anyway... I have recently come to get to know more mods much better and I honestly have to say they are some of the kindest, most sincere people I know. It makes me ache to think of any of them suffering, especially since I do think we often (wrongly) put them on pedastals that do not allow them the priviledge of venting their feelings as freely as the rest of us.
Yay mods! Keep on rockin' on!
YOU ARE LOVED!!!!
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:28 PM
Thank you so much for this lovely post. What a way to brighten up my day!
And a thank you to everyone here, because it is YOU who makes this place as wonderful as it is.