Locking of threads seems to be escalating

I don’t whether this reflects an increased problem with those who post or a sign of over zealousness on the part of admin/moderators.
What I do know is it’s starting to remind me of the old forums.

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i’m in total agreement firemonkey and i do think it’s not right. we are not children, as diddy said in another post and we should be able to discuss topics freely without fear of censorship.

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I’m not against judicious locking of threads, and can see the point sometimes , but if in doubt don’t lock.
There’s a fine line between protecting the integrity of the forum and stifling the expression of experiences and feelings.


A lot of forums only lock when people start really attacking each other, cussing out other members and such… That doesn’t happen too much here.
I posted that religious and alien threads were being locked. Truth is you will have people who believe in these things, as millions who are not SZ also believe in them. And, some do not believe in them.
Some people experience events of a supernatural nature, and some don’t. the point I have tried to make is these things are not always delusions and hallucinations and if they are not they must be approached in other ways.
Anyways, I don’t think such discussions should be locked.

yeah of course millions and millions believe in aliens and religion and conspiracies


There ya, go discuss that stuff at one of those forums, there is literrally hundreds of forums that pertain to religion, aliens, conspiracys

i really dont understand the need to talk about it on a mental health forum devoted to rehabilitation.

its honestly feels like some people are trying to debunk schizophrenia with those type of posts on here.

i think these topics should continue to be locked if they are supported. and not overcome.

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Exactly. We could talk about 57 Chevys too, but what does it have to do with rehabilitation?

i am now locking this thread…people move on…nothing to see here…lol
take care


Um, Maybe I’m in the wrong place. I’m not here for rehabilitation. I have to say the site has been getting less appealing to me lately. Maybe I’ll go work on my poetry instead, but that’s lonlelier. Maybe lonely is good.


@pob is it ok if i ask why you originally came here? rehabilitation could fall under moral/social support if you are here for that? which is totally ok.

if you are lonely and you dont need support for sz, why dont you try like a poetry class? with people? that would help, it could be uncomfortable at first but i think you might enjoy it

i originally came here to vent and release from my previous episodes and see if others have experienced similar hallucinations and delusions, which has helped immensly. I no longer feel so alone in the struggle and that is very relieveing

im just curious is all

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I think people come here for a variety of reasons from practical support to the ability to socialise with those with similar experiences. Unless someone is disrupting the forums I don’t see a problem, and even then I would make a distinction between deliberate trolling and someone in the midst of a psychotic episode.
For some recovery may be an achievable goal and any help they can get is good but for some recovery after many years is not a realistic prospect.

Should the link to the forums be forum. thosewithschizophreniadoingwell.com ?

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Maybe I’m being self-centered by thinking you are including me in this category or thinking that you are talking about me specifically. My goal is to try to present a normal face to life with schizophrenia, much like pixel does. Maybe I don’t ask for help enough but I like to think I am helpful to other members and that I am offering good, productive support. My off-topic posts about spiders or American Idol might serve the dual purpose to show just because I have schizophrenia doesn’t mean that I, as a schizophrenic have lost my sense of humor or that my life is not all doom and gloom. Yes, my life has MUCH doom and gloom on a daily basis but I have good days and good things happen to me too almost on a daily basis. So I share the positive side of my life. I think my posts of a few weeks ago showed me at my most delusional. I did not like myself like that and I realize that I have a choice in the matter. So I show both sides of my life, positive and negative. Sometimes I like to post just to be social and start a funny thread.I don’t think I am dominating the forums with my trivia or something that strikes me as funny or interesting. I find that you guys can help me with your positive posts or writing about your lives in general. I personally see people supporting each other often. But granted there is always room for improvement on this site.



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Firemonkey (or anyone) are locked threads really a valid issue? Just scroll down the list of topics. It appears to me that locked threads are actually uncommon.There is not even a locked thread every day.

Nevertheless it seems to be going in a direction I’m not interested in following. Just because you’re into recovery doesn’t mean that’s the only way to go. I enjoy the diversity of outlooks on this site. I’ve grown a lot through just hanging out here.


I had a post deleted I guess because it wasn’t nice enough.

I need online people to commune with who aren’t intimidating to me. I would miss this site, but I think I’d be OK with my writing…lonely enough to do the work that is my own. I’ve taken classes. That is behind me now, partly because of my negative symptoms/side effects. I originally came here because it was here. It took me a long time to get to where I could communicate…I guess that’s what I want out of it.

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Also, there’s more that one way of recovery.

For sure. That’s cool.

Thank you for your reply

Going into delusions about aliens might get someone else into the delusion. I read about on here someone talking about how they saw a 40 ft tall cat or cat statue on top of a dumpster in an ally and he wishes he had touched it to see what would happen. I thought that was really interesting. I didn’t get off right then but that part of that post has really stuck in my mind because when I got off the computer and went into the other room I saw a cat on the desk out of the corner of my eye before it jumped off and ran away.

I don’t think that it isn’t ok to talk about that stuff, but I can see how someone could really get into a delusion if it is… hashed out I guess you would say? That multiple people are confirming the idea and basically adding backup to it. I think they want to stop people from just getting on here to talk about aliens. Also if someone is fighting that delusion, having it right there to jump right back in the middle of might be dangerous.

I think a lot of us talk about things on here because we are lonely or we just don’t have anyone else we can tell. Like the problem I had with one of my professors hitting on me. I was scared to say anything to anyone because I was ashamed and I didn’t really feel like I was necessarily being hit on… I don’t know… C said I was getting hit on so… (I just opened up to him recently about this). I am still pretty socially delayed (I went to an all girls school) so a lot of this stuff still confuses me and makes me uncomfortable. But I definitely felt like if I told C or anyone else they would do something about it and everyone would start talking about me. I talked about it a little on here and that helped. I wasn’t even ready to admit that was what was happening even to myself. This is the only place I felt I could say anything. It isn’t sz or sza related, but I needed to say something about it.

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I could say the same thing.