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Katybug05 October 24th 2012 01:26 AM

Lonely site..
 
For a site that's supposed to be about helping others and communicating, It seems kinda lonely. I've been a member for a week or more? and no ones really talked to me. No one has added me as a friend. No one even replys to my posts in the support forums.. It's very strange to me.. Just saying

escape♥ October 24th 2012 01:34 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
Hey Kathryn. :hug:
I know what you mean, it can get kinda lonely around here, just like anywhere else I suppose. Ironic, right?
I'm always here if you want to talk, yeah? <3
~paula

craz33me October 24th 2012 01:52 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
yeah, I've been here for a year, and sometimes it's like that.
I'd recommend going to chat and stuff.

Just Peachy. October 24th 2012 01:55 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
I wrote to you on your wall and you didn't respond. Sometimes you have to reach out to people and add them. Initiate conversation. I, too, suggest spending some time in the chat room and join in on some coversations.

Take care <3

Chuuya October 24th 2012 02:16 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
Hey there,

When I first became a member here on TeenHelp, it took a while but once I started posting a lot on the forums and going into the chatroom, people started talking to me a lot more and I got to know a lot of the other members. I saw that you already started posting, unfortunately I guess I've missed over them :nosweat: Anyway, I saw this one which gets me to my point, the more you post and talk to other members, like Lyndsee suggested the chat, the more people will be able to talk to you! I know I spend a lot of my time in the chat, so that might be why I haven't seen you as much. Try being the first one to make the move, initiate conversation!

As for no one replying to your posts, I looked a few of them and the ones that I saw got some replies, Sometimes it's only one or two, or takes a few days but we do try to reply to every thread that we can! :) I hope that this helped a bit.

If you ever want to talk, or anything at all, please feel free to send me a message! I'm quite a chatterbox, and I like to talk :dem: Take care!

CorrieUSMC October 24th 2012 05:35 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
Hey there,
I looked at all your post, and all of them have plenty of replies besides a couple. "How to help" and "share artwork" Remember, not everyone knows How to help really, we're not doctors; we're common people. People also don't know what to post, sometimes i'm confused and afraid that my post would cause the Person more stress then help.

Also, no one added me as a friend, until I started interacting into the Community and made friends. I go on chat just to chat with a couple of people, if they're not on, i'm not very active in chat. It takes time, but if you put in, you'll get stuff out of it. There is nothing strange about it, remember this is a forum from people all over the world, not everyone is on at the same time. Plus some have jobs and families to tend to. I remember as a Teen spending 10+ hours on a computer, now i"m lucky to get 10 a week.

I hope you enjoy your stay better then it has been :) It will be better, try the chat its a really great feature :)

HisPrincess October 24th 2012 07:11 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
Hey there!

I can see what you're saying. When I first joined, it kinda felt that way too. But then I started reaching out to others and starting conversations with others on the site and I quickly realized just how many people are really caring and supportive here on the site. Just like any place, it can feel a bit lonely until you reach out a bit and start talking to others.

But hey! :) Now that you have reached out and I've seen one of your threads, I can introduce myself and offer my support as well! :D So on that note, I'm Angelica and it's very wonderful to meet you. If you ever need someone to talk to, you are always more than welcome to send me a PM or a VM. I'm always happy to talk about just about anything, I love to talk or listen, whichever's needed. :) So welcome to TeenHelp, again and I hope you enjoy yourself here! Let me know if you ever need me.

And I would suggest the chat room- you will always find someone to talk to there! :)

~Angelica

Adam the Fish October 24th 2012 07:42 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
Hey,

I can't really relate, I'm afraid (I was made to feel very welcome), but I can tell you that we're all nice here - so reach out, and get in touch.
My signature has 3 ways you can contact me, for a start.

You can talk to me any time, plus LH and Chat get instant responses; HL get responses even if it takes a few days, too.
In the Forums, sometimes things slip through and get no answers, normally this is just an unfortunate thing to happen; a good place to start is Arrivals and Departures! The Buddies are also around to help welcome you.

Basically, reach out and you'll feel involved, and welcome. :)

Katybug05 October 25th 2012 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heartlines. (Post 960148)
I wrote to you on your wall and you didn't respond. Sometimes you have to reach out to people and add them. Initiate conversation. I, too, suggest spending some time in the chat room and join in on some coversations.

Take care <3

I responded and posted to your wall?? I tried..


I get the time thing. I'm on here for like 10 minutes on an average day. I tried chat twice and no ones been on.. I'm not trying to sound like how I came off and I am trying. Like I said people just aren't replying.. They may have by now but I haven't checked yet today

HisPrincess October 26th 2012 06:55 AM

Re: Lonely site..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Katybug05 (Post 960808)
I get the time thing. I'm on here for like 10 minutes on an average day. I tried chat twice and no ones been on.. I'm not trying to sound like how I came off and I am trying. Like I said people just aren't replying.. They may have by now but I haven't checked yet today

Timing can be a big thing. If you're only on for 10 min or so a day, it can be hard to get in touch with people because there is no guarantee that someone will be right there in that 10 min that you do get online. But you can always shoot someone a message or most a visitor message on their page as well and people will reach out and get in touch with you. As I said in an earlier reply, people really will reach out. I'm sorry you haven't felt welcome as of yet, but do know that you are always more than welcome to let me know if you ever need anything. You can PM me or VM me and I'll get back to you. I'm usually online every night to be able to check PMs and VMs. So I'll get back to you and I know most everyone else will too. Good luck. :)

~ Angelica

escape_thereal_world October 26th 2012 08:58 PM

Re: Lonely site..
 
I felt the same way when I first joined, and a few times as a Staff member even. However, I learned I need to reach out, otherwise people might assume you are here to only post on the forum and have no interest in making friends.

So, when I feel down, I'll randomly message someone. Staff members are generally a good choice, especially Buddies. The Chat Room has it's times where it is pretty quiet, but there are times when it gets crowded and can be really fun.

Another suggestion is to post in Chit-Chat. You can post something random and get into a discussion about anything. This has helped me make friends before. Along with that, I found the more I posted to other's threads, the more replies I got back. Mostly because you are putting your name out there and saying "Hey, people. I'm here. I'm active. I'm nice. Let's chat!"

So don't give up on this place yet. Reach out! Sometimes threads go unanswered :( It's unfortunate and Staff try to prevent that from happening. But sometimes we miss it. If a thread hasn't been answered in a week (no answers since you first posted) then try making a HelpLink request as they WILL respond, or get on LiveHelp when it is open to get a quicker response. You could also attempt PMing one of the moderators of that forum, but keep in mind they are busy as they have to moderate the forum as well as their main position (HelpLink, LiveHelp, Buddy).

Try some of these options and see what happens. :D


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