Post Edited (veteran1) : 10/26/2007 12:20:10 PM (GMT-6)
My experience of the HW chat roms have always been good. I thought you were making a gerenal comment regarding the HW chat rooms and your experiences of them. it doesnt hurt to remind people of what to do when they find that someone is breaking the rules.
Thanks for reply Darren,
I was not looking for rule breakers in chat rooms. That would be snitching. Not something I do. I compared chat rooms to high school with its popularity-based culture. Chat rooms are often similar. What I was looking for was, "Do you find chats affect your moods either positive or negative?" I guess i failed to get that point accross.
Please let me me know if you feel chat experience affects mood (depression) in any way.
I have not read the bible king james version but do believe in guardian angels. I am thinking about changing the chat sessions to weekly rather than 2-weekly since they are proving to be very popular. What do other people think?
I think all chat rooms have your typical personalities,like any family or community. You have the ones who give wrong advice unintentionally, you have the one who will "ask out" all available single chatters , you have the shy, the outspoken, the comedian, the ones who will only chat with certain other chatters. I was a chat moderator in the past, on another site, I was pleased to be asked, since the site really leaned heavyly on the mods for advice. You have 2 distinct personalities come into chat for help, the one who listens and shares and feels better when they leave. The other can lay heavy on your heart, when they cant find anything positive in their life, and u try your darndest to help. As a chat moderator, i found this last one to be too much and emotionally draining at times.
Overall, chat sites can be fun, with a chance to meet people from all over the world!
Catch ya in chat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your reply. I do not really feel on the "outs" in chat. Most of the time I find talking to people like you to be very uplifting. Sometimes, however, the depression kicks in and I am unable to participate. It is people like you who make chatting more enjoyable.
Thank You Bionca,
Diag: Major Depression, recurrent w/ anxietyand panic
I wouldnt say that I am 'in-charge' of the Depression chats, but I am the one who has set them up and its generally me that co-ordinates them. I am always open to peoples feedback. I am going to start scheduling them for every week since they seem to be working well. I dont go to every chat session... when I am not there, they are self-moderated and if there is an issue, people email me. I try to get to as many as I can though.