A guy asked a question about if we ever feel like giving up. He talked about how he thought of driving off the high way the other day. I get that suicidal questions are removed but this is someone who needed some advice. There were people offering insight and providing him with words of encouragement. Gag just removed the question out of nowhere. I don't think it's right. Sure if someone is asking for advice on how to kill themselves or posts a picture of someone and says should they just end it then yeah those should be removed. But taking away questions like the one I'm mentioning means you could be taking away the opportunity to save someone's life. I feel so upset right now.
Why would gag do this?
What Guys Said 10
People asking questions like that could be going through many different things. It is not just one easy answer fits all. If I remember correctly, GAG refers them to a suicide hotline which is manned by well trained professionals.
Too often a simple conversation about suicide may contain triggers that actually do more harm than good. So it has been GAG's practice to cut off wll meaning but possibly harmful conversations and turn them over to the experts in that field.2
While the majority of us want to do the right thing and give words of encouragement, there's always an exception to that rule. The asker is already depressed and considering suicide if some careless person says the wrong thing... well it's just not worth contemplating.
Also when those questions get removed, the question asker also gets a reference for professionals to help them like the suicide help line.3
With the influx of trolling asshole users here, it is too risky for someone who is made it known that he/she is suicidal, to be on here and be negatively triggered.3
Amongst what everyone has already said - we also don't need anyone triggering the person to push them over the edge...2
It is bad and i get your concern but i think it's a liability issue. They don't just delete it and do nothing, that would be really bad so they do their "due diligence" and refer the person to the right people trained for such matters.1
Yeah I wrote a message to that guy. Maybe someone reported it for "suicidal tendencies", which is an option when reporting a question/comment.1
Probably. Don't wanna be afraid someone would sue them1
What Girls Said 6
I saw that too. I had just finished a response for the question and hit send when I saw it had been removed. I think it's dumb.3
Yeah, seems like Red Arrow explained it well. They aren't just removing them to remove them. They do offer them help when they remove those specific questions.1
When i asked ny depression question it got instantly removed
I just needed some help1
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