This announcement is to inform you all of the work that's currently being done. Please note* that we encourage all members to give feedback and make suggestions as to what they would like to see implemented in these early stages of development.
We hope you like the color scheme, fonts and size of text. We’d love to hear back on your thoughts regarding the readability of this forum. Currently we are finalizing the forum layout and will soon commence writing up on all the good stuff - Meditation Content.
Right now our next point of call is to finished up the Rules of Conduct as well as FAQs.
Although the forum is currently registered with the ProBoards it will be some time before we are ready to promote our forum.
We are pleased to have many people visiting from the Proboards Support Community and thank them dearly for their awesome help. Big things are going to happen with this forum so be sure to keep tuning in!
A Big Thanks to ProBoards! Thier support has been terrific.
Currently the Forum Rules/Guidelines have been a Huge Task and thus we are still in the editing phase. We have started creating some of our own guides as well as linking useful information thanks to the ProBoards team.
Unfortunately our forum development will slow down over the next few days as my wife and I are going away.
I'll continue working on the Forum Rules/Guide Lines whilst away. My intention will be to focus on the FAQs when I get back!
The rules are out! Chanting does not have the best of appeal as it is with regard to those that love to argue and debate. So I figured why even bother listing negative points but rather just focus on what helps. Hence I let go of all that effort I put into the rules and simply replaced with About Us.
I can't emphasize enough just how slow this forum development is going to be. I myself live live with a number of mental instabilities. My insights are somewhat limited and for all the intent to help others; I have to apply a lot of effort in my daily activities to get from one day to the next. Adding to that I am often found to be changing my mind from one moment to moment.
Thankfully I am still here and this forum continues to take shape; ever so slowly. Meditation has helped me immensely to sticking with things that matter and letting go of addictive behaviors. I feel confident now that I have found an appropriate name for this forum. The focus being on mental illness. I have been an active member of a number of mental health forums for well over 10 years and during that time I have been deeply and personally applying many self help methods and philosophies. Meditation and Nonsecular Spirituality has been a large part of that. How much of the latter will be involved in the development of this forum is something I wish to include; but mindfully so.
I intent to avoid the highly marketed and clinical mindfulness route that's commercially tainted in a way that sees people prescribed a quick fix and ultimately leading the majority to coming back. Remaining 100% commercial free and open sourced with discouragements to personal gains that focus on self will go a long way to avoiding just that. ____________________________
So there we have quickly reviewed a little more of this forums intent. I think today I will keep taking my time and reflect more on this post and see if there's more to be said re the About Us.
How I intend this forum to work?
I have a few thoughts on this ... I will flesh this out a little later and post in this here update section. On that note, this updates section will be used extensively in a journal like manner for me to flesh out forum development. I think I may even use the journal section and become the first active member in doing so.
On that note, I do not carry an admin hat and have removed all forms of the atypical forum reward system (stars and likes) as the intention is that each and every member is on the same playing field. I beleive those forum features are best left to social media. Yet more revealed to this forums intention.
Other notes include ... the reintroduction of the Chat Box below which can be found in this forums footer. That topic in itself will make for another thread.
I am here and will read it shortly, Thank you Mr. P I love the colours and it is easy to read, I love the font size too , in general it looks beautiful Thank you for giving me the pleasure to visit and register
Hi D, very glad you made it and even happier that you find the readability of this forum to your liking. It's entirely up to you but I took the liberty of making up some forum avatars that you can choose between. I know you like frogs so found one that I know you liked and made an avatar with that.
You can choose a forum avatar by clicking on > profile > edit profile >use a forum avatar pick one:
...........atm you can choose from one of the four I have uploaded into the forum:
Thank you for adding the "new" option, it helps a lot. I wonder about avatar, maybe I should upload my own, I have some pretty crazy avatars on computer till next time I had changed it for my peacock painting.