I've just seen the option to report a question because of "suicidal tendencies". Why shoudl we report questions that have suicidal tendencies? If a person seems to be suicidal, shouldn't we try to help them with some advice, instead of deleting their questions?
I asked the admins about it also because they actually never informed us (the mods) about that new removal option. They told me it was because some people on here ask questions that "glorify" suicide, so they don't want questions about that topic on here at all. So, when the question gets taken down, the person who asked the question will receive a message from the admins with support and help information.
*Note: this is just what the admins told me. Personally speaking, I don't think they really should be removed because I don't think questions about that topic are always necessarily "glorifying" suicide but that's just my opinion.*
We should but I suppose the moderators are thinking that it might have to chance to start a suicide chain. Kinda... kindling the thoughts of other depressed people perhaps.
It's a bit of a... empirical way to governing a community I suppose. I'd like to think MAYBE just... MAYBE the moderators who deleted the question followed up but then it just might be wishful thinking.
I would hope that if such a case happened the site would directly contact the user with links to professional organisations who would be more expert in giving advice rather than a mixed bag of well intentioned advice from us with some trolls abusing from the side. If questions were removed quickly it removes the allure for the attention seekers and hoaxers and as they lessen off , only the truly vunerable will use this forum for suicide advice and they will be contacted to be given the correct help as quickly as possible.
Because it's completely unfair to drop a legitimate threat of suicide on someone. They never asked to have some unstable persons life in their hands. If someone killed themselves based off a comment someone made even though they meant it for the best of intentions the kooky suicide person might take it the wrong way and kill themselves because of it. That could cause the other person to feel extreme guilt.
Lot of websites are doing that now if one says their going to self harm they will remove your question.. I know some sites will contact local authorities but no one should be ignored whose crying out for help and are suicidal.
Some people do it for atention but some people are serious I always tend to answer those questions in PM since I've been there I got chronic depression but it's better to ask for help in a way that doesn't make others feel you are being too dramatic
From what I understand, the Admins don't want posts that encourage, condone, or even glorify suicide, and when the question is removed, the QA is given resources for help that they can use instead.
I kind of agree with it, honestly. I really hate to say it but unfortunately I think it's too difficult to determine if those people are being serious or just looking for attention. Not to mention we users may not exactly be the best help they can get, if they really are in need of it...
I'm pretty sure that's what the report button is for - so instead of getting the random and largely unhelpful (if well-intended) advice of a bunch of strangers, that the admins can reach out with assistance information for each case pertinent to their particular area.
I'm not sure why this is but I'm assuming is because when your posting about commiting suicide it means they probably need help. I'm sure gag probably gets the report and will report it to the appropriate person. I don't think they would put that option just to delete the post I think Its more for helping that person with further investigation. etc. I mean I hope that's the case.
I guess maybe the website doesn't want it to look like every on it is going to kill themselves. I agree with you though. We should help the people on here who are about to commit suicide rather than act like they don't exist
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