Public Figures, Amateur Diagnosis and Other Such Discussions

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Public Figures, Amateur Diagnosis and Other Such Discussions
« on: October 10, 2016, 03:13:04 PM »
From the Moderating Team:
We understand a heated political climate in any country, can be triggering and unsettling to those of us who have suffered abuse at the hands of a PD loved one. In order to maintain the supportive and encouraging environment, it is important to remember we are a community that seeks freedom, compassion and understanding for people who have a family member or loved one who suffers from a personality disorder. Our mission is to provide information and support, without judgment, to anyone who has a family member or loved-one who suffers from a personality disorder.

Political comment and opinions have the potential to cause division and strife in our community and we ask they be avoided. We all come from different parts of the world and we all have strongly held differing values and beliefs. In order to keep the community strong and united, we ask that political comments and opinions be left out of our discussions, and that we continue to focus on our mission of supporting and encouraging one another.

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Posting how a public figure's behavior reminds one of a PD person in your life is different from discussion and amateur diagnosis of public figures which isn't supportive of the goals of Out of the FOG forum.

Going forward, posts of a political nature, including discussion and/or comments of various candidates and political parties, are subject to editing or removal without warning at moderators' discretion. Repeated posts by the same member can result in suspension or removal of posting privileges.
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Re: Public Figures, Amateur Diagnosis and Other Such Discussions
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 05:32:49 PM »
I completely respect this decision and see the need for it.

However, let's say a public figure really DOES trigger you and reminds you of a PD person in your life? Do you have any recommendations where one could go for such a discussion if they are not encouraged and subject to removal here?




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Re: Public Figures, Amateur Diagnosis and Other Such Discussions
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 07:16:42 PM »
that's a good question- i myself have participated in a  couple of groups on social media where that kind of discussion has taken place