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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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    Thought I'd join this place to hopefully help with my loneliness.

    I have a full time job Monday - Friday which involved working in a busy office. When I'm not at work I follow football or play games, read the news etc to try keep myself occupied but I still feel very lonely a lot, it's been going on for a long time now. So I'm attempting to get more sociable I guess but I just didn't know where to start. So yes don't really know what else to say... :/

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    Hey AJ!

    Welcome to the boards


    • #3
      TY !

      I'm not sure where's best to post/ try talk on here, this section seemed a little quiet but wasn't sure where else to start.

      What part of here is most active? It's hard to tell from my phone.


      • #4
        Hi AJ

        ​Welcome to the boards!!

        ​It depends on what you want to talk about. For example if you would like a bit of support health and wellbeing might be a good place to go. Also Anything goes is normally for general chat type stuff. So it all depends on what it is you want to talk about. Try health and wellbeing because earlier you mentioned loneliness so that's a good place to start.

        Speak soon

        I am human, I fight through the pain to allow the ones I love to continue to live a fulfilling life.


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          TY ! I have had a look around more and can see some places to start.


          • #6
            Heey! welcome to the boards
            'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


            • #7
              TY !


              • #8
                Heya, welcome to the boards. Im Eleanor, 14, it's great to have you here

                As Abi said, it honestly depends on what you want to talk about. This is quite a quiet forum in the grand scheme of things so it's much more likely your posts will be seen and able to get support if you need it!
                Last edited by independent_; 01-11-2017, 11:59 PM. Reason: It's too late to be typing ;)
                "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


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                  The problem I'm having is I'm struggling to think of stuff to talk about. I always feel I sound dumb when I say this but it's like a feeling of wanting to talk and then having no words to say.


                  • #10
                    Welcome to abroad, great forum I hope we learn more and knowledge.


                    • #11
                      Welcome to the forum, A-J. Enjoy your time with us.

                      The greatest female power is empathy to create relationships on a personal level. It's better for a woman to come across as more nurturing, more warm, and that is going to lend more success to her than for a man doing the same thing.


                      • #12
                        Welcome A-J, explore the boards and any question you have we are all here to try and help out.

                        You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me. - superman.


                        • #13
                          Im new to the group, so just saying hi, what team do u support


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