Re: Real time chat
It is good that you are voicing your opinions-
I am sure there are MANY out there listening in. Just look regularly at the increasing number of members at the bottom of the login page. And the thumbs up logo thing.
As you know your self gambling carries much stigma and people just don't know what to "say" because they probably join in tears and distress ... (which I did a few years before l started posting and had forgotten about till I got desperate for help again 2 and half years ago) ... and go away knowing there's thousands just like them... or.. maybe they get help from The 100 day challenge and post privately in their diary.
I do agree the forums are very quiet at the best of times. It is up to us, and only our selves how we use it to help our own recoveries. I do know that through this We have helped many.
l had thought tha FB had member only trends? l also think the "moderators have listened and perhaps One day come up with a solution. I also think there are still too many trends ongoing :-people probably forget where they've posted,-etc (I did when l first started probably why I gave up on it).