Forum should be visible/accessible for registered forum users only

Let’s keep it more secret and discreet. People reveal here kinda personal stories and I wish it was more private.

Also, @Taher how do you deal with bots, adware and trolls?


I would love to do that at some point however currently it’s important to keep forum open for attracting new members.

Most get filtered by the 2 step verification process, those who pass that get flagged by the automated spam filters, and finally the remaining few get flagged/reported by some user sooner or later.


But people can’t find info if forum keep info private, most people still not aware about porn addiction

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Im also open to alternatives like:

  • making some sections private like Diary, Confession, Need an Advice, Stories etc.
  • let users with certain trust level mark their topics as private to users with similar privilege

For now I will request to delete my personal input on this forum.


I do agree with the point that some areas of the forum should only be accessible to registered users however I don’t think the whole forum should be like that, purely because alot of people on this planet find inspiration/answers to the problems they’re having through forums like this one.


There is a lounge section for higher trust levels if you wanna use it.

I had access, but I lost it for some reason.

When will someone get lounge access?

When you increase your “trust level”. Both of us are members right now. I dunno tho how to increase it.

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What all can we do there?

I had “regular” trust level, but its gone and only title is remaining.

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I just read this and now even I’m feeling concerned because I spit out personal stuff on forum. I think we can’t open up 100% on forums because non-members can read everything. Thanks for posting this BTW.

To get to trust level 3, in the last 100 days…

Must have visited at least 50% of days
Must have replied to at least 10 different topics
Of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 25% (capped at 500)
Of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25% (capped at 20k)
Must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*
Must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, confirmed by a moderator)
Must not have been suspended or silenced

thats only if they download the app. right?

That is great,
Which topic are hidden in level 3