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Harper

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  1. Thanks everyone for your feedback! We've just published a how to guide which has more information about Trigger Warnings, along with tips on how to tag/flag content with warnings.
  2. About Trigger Warnings Keeping you safe and giving you the best possible, and most supportive community experience on our forums is at the core of everything that we do at Ditch the Label. We understand that some topics can be triggering and distressing to some users and with this sensitivity in mind, we have developed a Trigger Warning feature across the entire community. When a piece of content has been tagged with a Trigger Warning, it will automatically come with a notice to other members to indicate that it may be upsetting and users will need to accept this notice in order to view the content. You can quickly spot a piece of triggering content by the following: It is then up to you as to whether or not you'd still like to view the content. We understand that on most occasions, the content will not be triggering, but this feature is put in place to protect all users and to truly ensure that our community remains a safe space. How to Set a Trigger Warning Whenever you post a thread or reply, you can opt to 'Include Trigger Warning'. Doing so will automatically flag the content as being sensitive to other users and they can choose to still read it once they have dismissed the notice. We've set it so that you can select one or more trigger warnings to your content, including: 18+ Abuse Blood Death Disordered Eating Hate Mental Illness Miscarriage/Abortion Self-Harm Sex Sexual Assault & Rape Suicide Trauma Violence Other We do ask that all users are familiar with this new function and are conscious about appropriately tagging their content, even if they do not personally find it triggering themselves. Our Mentors and Wardens are also able to manually update content to add Trigger Warnings and will do their best to ensure that everything is appropriately tagged. To select multiple triggers, simply hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and select as many as is appropriate from the dropdown. Can I Choose to Automatically Hide Triggering Certain Posts? To take this new feature to the next level, we are also allowing you to select topics that you really don't want to see on our Community. By doing so, these threads and replies will be automatically filtered from your community experience and you will not see them. You can change your preferences in Account Settings. Please note that in order for this feature to work correctly, it is vital that a piece of content has been appropriately tagged, otherwise you may still see it. We will do our best to moderate posts where we feel a Trigger Warning is appropriate and are also asking all users to be mindful of potential triggers and sensitivities and to tag any content they create that could be triggering to other members. Additionally, if you spot a piece of content that hasn't been tagged and you feel that it should be, you can now report that post directly to us and we will review the content.
  3. Of course!! Everybody is welcome. Whilst we do welcome conversations about sexuality here, we also welcome conversations about a huge range of issues. Welcome!
  4. According to Spotify... Hallucinations
  5. PVRIS was my #1 most listened to artist on Spotify in 2020
  6. Introducing new Trigger Warnings for Sensitive Content Keeping you safe and giving you the best possible, and most supportive community experience on our forums is at the core of everything that we do at Ditch the Label. When several users suggested a content warning system several months ago, we felt like it was a really important and hugely needed addition to our platform. We understand that some topics can be triggering and distressing to some users and with this sensitivity in mind, we started to talk behind-the-scenes to try and figure out how we could implement improvements. How it Works Today we are thrilled to be launching new Trigger Warnings across the entire community! Starting now, whenever you post a thread or reply, you can opt to 'Include Trigger Warning'. Doing so will automatically flag the content as being sensitive to other users and they can choose to still read it once they have dismissed the notice. We've set it so that you can select one or more trigger warnings to your content, including: 18+ Abuse Blood Death Disordered Eating Hate Mental Illness Miscarriage/Abortion Self-Harm Sex Sexual Assault & Rape Suicide Trauma Violence Other Once you've flagged your content as being triggering, a trigger icon will appear next to the title for threads . Additionally, notices will appear at the top of a triggering thread, in addition to above the post. You must close a trigger warning in order to read the post content. Automatically filter out content you don't want to see If you would prefer to strictly not see ANY posts that you consider to be triggering, you can now configure this in your user settings here. By toggling triggers off, you won't even see the threads, blogs or posts of content that has been tagged. Please note that in order for this to be fully effective, we do ask that you familiarise yourself with the above triggers and start to add warnings to any content that falls under the umbrellas. Our Mentors, Wardens and Staff may also manually flag content when it is considered to be triggering or upsetting to other users. We're also very open to your feedback, along with any ideas for triggers that you feel may be missing. A huge thanks to developer Dave who helped turn the idea into a reality! Shout out to @WinterPickles & @Asher who first suggested trigger warnings! For more information about this feature and a guide on how to tag your content, head to our Forum Help section.
  7. Would love to see your interpretation of what you think an Alien would look like
  8. Going on holiday? Want your friends on Community to know you're AFK for a few days? Today we're introducing statuses that will now appear on your profile and beside all of your posts on Community. You can easily set your status by heading to your profile, clicking edit and then customising your status text. Once set, it will display across Community until you either update or delete it. To launch this feature, you will see for the next 2 weeks that I'll be on holiday and won't be active on Community! While I'm away, @Blondie, @Ocean22 & @Daisie will be keeping you all safe. - Harper
  9. Hi @poosheen, Thanks for your question! Im afraid we don’t allow anyone to share any third party contact details. This is just to keep you and everybody in the community safe. Really appreciate you checking first!
  10. Welcome to our community Poosheen! I know there are plenty of users with similar interests, so you've come to the right place!
  11. This is fantastic, I can imagine it must feel like a huge weight has been lifted and is a positive step forward for your relationship, glad you're able to be open with him!
  12. Howdy! You asked for an escape button and today we're delivering it! By default, it will show in the bottom right of your screen and when pressed will direct you to the Google homepage. You can also press the ESC key on your keyboard to instantly leave the website. We know how important your privacy is to you and hope you'll enjoy this new feature. You can change the location of the escape button on your screen, along with the website you're taken to in Account Settings. Massive thanks to developer Dave who pulled this together in such a quick timeframe! - Harper
  13. Usually a super successful developer or business person within the tech space!
  14. Hi @WinterPickles & @Asher - just letting you know that we've now rolled this feature out! Let me know your thoughts
  15. Aaaaaand we got a future tech leader right here @-echo-!
  16. So excited to have you here, welcome @Daisie!
  17. Introducing Community Wardens! As our community grows, so too does our commitment to keeping the forums a safe space and positive experience for all. In light of this growth and continued commitment, we are super excited to share the launch of our new Community Warden programme! Community Wardens are specifically trained in moderation and user safety. Unlike our Digital Mentors, they are not trained in delivering support. A Warden is your first port of call if you're worried about a piece of content or user on Community or are struggling to use a feature. Wardens are able to hide and lock content and issue polite notices and warnings to users as a way of ensuring that our Community Guidelines remain central to everything being talked about on Community. Identifying a Warden You can spot a Warden by their green username, along with the special Warden badge and signature (shown at the bottom of this post) that is displayed below all of their forum posts. Who are the Wardens We are currently piloting the Warden programme and are thrilled to share that our first Community Warden is @Daisie! As the Warden team grows, we'll be tagging all Wardens in this post. - Harper
  18. About Ditch the Label Hi there and welcome! Ditch the Label is a global youth charity. We're here to support young people aged 12-25 to help them overcome some of the issues affecting them the most, such as bullying, mental health, identity and relationships. This support community is just one small part of the work that we do. You can find out more about us and other ways you can get support by visiting our About Us page. About This Community and Who It's For This community is designed to be a safe and welcoming space for any young person aged 12-25 or vulnerable adult (generally an adult with learning difficulties). Here you are welcome to talk about any issues that are affecting you in order to get advice and support. You can also talk about non-support related issues and topics that you are interested in. It doesn't matter where in the world you are located, our community is open to you. We cannot permit anybody, unless classed as a vulnerable adult, above the age of 25 on to our community. We are happy to signpost to other services for adults who require it. This is to ensure that our community remains a safe and balanced space.
  19. Aaaaaand the number is... 56 Congratulations @WinterPickles! I will DM you shortly
  20. Good day! We've just added a ton of new badges - head over to your profile badge showcase to see yours now. Personal faves have got to be the new Lunar Cycle one - which you get automatically once your account hits 28 days old and the Cake Day badge once your account hits 1 year old Enjoy!
  21. Howdy! If you are experiencing any technical issues or have a question that is specifically about using our community and the features, please post in this thread and we'll be able to help you. You'll automatically receive a notification when a staff member responds to your question. - Harper
  22. Hi @Stormy_Skies, have just had a look into your account and all looks fine. I have approved the blog. The reason this was held in our moderation queue is because there's a trigger word in it that our moderation system automatically flags to us to approve.
  23. Hi @VAnonymous, a mentor will be with you in the next few minutes.
  24. Howdy! Firstly, welcome! It's great to have you join our community. This forum is here as a safe space for anybody aged 12-25 that needs it. Here you can meet likeminded people, get advice and support, or even just have a chat with others about the things you care most about. How do I set up and customise my profile? By now, you should have created a user account. If you haven't already, you can start by filling out your profile. You may also choose to customise your profile with a cover photo and avatar. Just remember to follow our Community Guidelines and don't post selfies or personal information that somebody could use to identify you. To do all of this, simply click the drop down arrow next to your username in the navigation bar, then click profile. Once here, click 'Edit Profile' which is shown in the top right hand corner of your cover photo. You can also customise your cover photo and avatar just by hovering over them and selecting to either upload an image or to select one from our stock library. How do I change my password, email, username or security settings? We've made it super easy to control all of your account settings in one convenient place. To update any of your information, or to set up 2FA security settings for your account, simply click 'Account Settings' on the drop down menu beside your username in the navigation bar, or click here. By default, you will receive an email if we notice unusual activity on your account, or to confirm it's you when logging in on a new device. We encourage all users to set up 2FA to maximise account security. How do I change my notification settings? Whenever somebody interacts with you or your content on community, or when you receive a new badge or rank, you can choose to receive notifications. You can easily configure how you'd like to receive notifications; some people prefer to just have notifications show when they are logged into community, whilst others like to receive email or pop up notifications on their smartphone when somebody replies to their posts so that they don't forget. You can customise and change these settings at any time. To do this, simply click on 'Notification Settings' in your Account Settings hub. You can then customise how you'd like to receive notifications for different alerts. Feel free to leave any questions below and we'll be happy to help you
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