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TommyT
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:52 PM
Joined: 3/23/2012
Posts: 41


Why are the Chat Rooms so inactive? Every person you talk with that has dementia feels that they are alone. When we had Peer Volunteers all the rooms were active.

WWe need help! Where is the management?


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:44 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17952


That's what I've been saying--the boards are not as active as before.  Even the chat rooms.  I've been encouraging members to make use of the chat rooms.  


Patients are not posting.  Perhaps they feel they are getting enough support in their own lives.  That wasn't my case, I needed a lot of peer support!  And I was fortunate enough to get it.


Iris


TommyT
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 5:58 PM
Joined: 3/23/2012
Posts: 41


I'm always here for you Iris! As I recall from our Peer Volunteer days,you live in the Scranton, PA area.

Tom


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:37 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4273


 It’s because this place sucks and AA refuses to make it better. And it saddens me to say may in management are my friends and refuse to do anything to make it better. They are so slow to inprove things and much of my recomendations.  


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:38 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4273


And trust me I get no pleasure to say this butt I only do it to make it better for all of us.


Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:45 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17952


Tom, I'm in Southern California.

Iris


TommyT
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 6:26 AM
Joined: 3/23/2012
Posts: 41


You have a good point Virgil.
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:30 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17952


I have been suggesting that one interested member post a time and time zone to be in the chat room, then wait a few minutes for others to arrive.  We have four time zones to think about.  Before, the chat rooms were always  occupied for several hours every night.  

 

Iris


FTDCaregiver
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2021 5:28 PM
Joined: 12/15/2021
Posts: 40


Late to this party but, when first visiting this site this week, I went straight to the chat room, "crickets", perhaps spicing up this website with notices to viewers on topic-centered issues or regional chats and inviting folks to stop in and view-n-chat?  For me, I'd like to connect more with early-onsetters, particularly near where I live. So, perhaps a notice like EST and CST viewers to connect with each other?  Do the same for other time zones, or regions? Would take some management to organize/monitor, and maybe have some online survey viewers could take on identifying topics for chats so their viewer intended topics??