We have recently surpassed 3700 members!
In the past 43 days we have added 1252 new reADHDitors! Back in January we had 1000 TOTAL!
The mods had been taking a hands-off approach (never removing threads), which had worked. But now many reADHDitors have expressed feelings of frustration, despair, and overwhelm due to the number of rant threads, simple questions as posts, and the sheer number of posts.
WARNING. THIS POST IS LONG, BUT NECESSARILY. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW YOU CAN’T READ IT ALL AT ONCE. WE HAVE CREATED SECTIONS AND FORMATTED TO MAKE IT MORE ADHD-FRIENDLY.
What the mods have done so far:
- Started removing similar duplicate posts AFTER linking the OP a list of similar threads.
- Implemented post tagging to describe poor titled posts and identify quality threads
- Added additional text on posting page to remind about searching and descriptive titles
Proposed new posting rules
- Search /r/adhd for previous posts Consider linking to a couple or sharing what you found out...and then ask your question that was not answered in those threads.
- Vague titled posts (‘This happened to me at school’...’Has anyone felt this?’) will be removed. Post your question in the title. There is ALWAYS space.
- Meme/comics - When posting a picture or a meme, post a comment asking a question for discussion or at least sharing your own experience...otherwise post in /r/adhdmeme.
- Do not title your post with DAE. Odds are people have. Please use a more descriptive and specific title pertaining to your post.
- No posts asking about drug side effects. Search google or ask in the weekly medication thread.
Side effects vary person-to-person. Every person has a unique reaction to medication.
Talk to your doctor (or your pharmacist -- they are specialized doctors) about the side effects! Set an appointment or call and leave a message.
This information is easily found online at drugs.com or many past addforums.com forum posts.
6. No AMAs which are not pre-approved by the mods. (See #2-5). We want to make sure the person doing the AMA has unique experience and knowledge.
The mods can only do so much and we really need the whole community to help make this the best place possible. Here are some guidelines which would really help /r/adhd out!
- UPVOTE UPVOTE UPVOTE the good (constructive/positive, not merely the ones with which you agree) posts/comments! This will bring quality posts to peoples frontpage (not everyone visits /r/adhd), helps bring quality threads to the top (and makes listing by top threads of the month more useful), and is just a nice thing to do.
- If you see a post/comment which violates the rules downvote AND click the report button. This will flag it for the mods.
- If you see a post that politely adds to discussion even if you don’t agree with the content, upvote it.
- Be civil and respect everyone’s opinion.
Possible future weekly/bi-monthly threads
To help the clutter/overwhelm we have come up with some ideas for more weekly threads.
Let us know if you can think of any others or disagree with anything below.
- rant thread
- sharing saturday - post anything you created. a picture. book. research paper. blog post... helps motivate us to complete our projects and share our work
- random questions thread (this could include the two below)
- welcome new members...introduce yourself here Cut down on the I just got here and...threads
- medication question thread
Do you agree with our proposed changes? Have any ideas of your own?
We (the mods) want community involvement and are constantly asking for feedback or ideas. YOU can help make this place better by messaging the moderators with your idea!
I hate to violate Reddiquite but please upvote this post! Most of our members only see the content on their front page and if we can get enough upvotes, everyone can see this on Monday!!!