I see more forum changes have been made

So not only have we lost from the menus “my posts”

Which by the way you can access with the URL
https://onlinecommunity.stroke.org.uk/u/YourScreenID/activity or from yr avatar

And we’ve lost the “users” menu entry which you can access with the URL
https://onlinecommunity.stroke.org.uk/u/

But at some point recently we also lost the “site- statistics” pane from the about page.

I don’t (yet) know if it’s possible to get to that with a URL because it runs some ruby code

Add to that that the edit history disappeared a couple of months ago,
The requested likes limit for TL3’s was never raised for example to the level given to TL 4s

And
that the promised consultations have never materialised…

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It concerns me that there are only 43 users here, and the vast majority have not visited at all in the past 3 months. I thought the idea here was to help those with stroke get answers and help with recovery, but it still looks more to me like fundraiser, which I don’t have a problem with that if it is actually for research and education about how to recognize stoke, prevent it, and live with it. I don’t have nearly as much faith in that as I used to. I am glad there are those of us still here in the hopes of helping others, but I simply am not altogether sure it is worth my time anymore. That is very sad.

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I meant also to say the link to badges has gone too but can be accessed from

https://onlinecommunity.stroke.org.uk/badges/

Not sure what your “43” is?

There a 54 ‘Regulars’ according to the statistics returned from badges but I don’t recognise over half the IDs so I’d guess they are lurkers. Some aren’t active from the last_seen so maybe manually imported and abandoned & not ‘earned’ by contributions made.

There are 6 id’s reported as Leader and five of those I would vociferously argue don’t even count as participants in any guise. - 2 are unviewable :frowning:

There are 300 members and 26,400 ‘basic’ users. ‘Users’ reports 4579 - I have a long said these statistics are inconsistent & suggest a concern about engagement - but the SA hasnt engage in discussion of this (that might be some thing we can change but hasn’t happened so far and I have tried over and over)

I’d say there are maybe a dozen solid contributors?, 30 to 60 familiar names, some hundreds (000s?) of lurkers and a lot of abandoned/ imported & unused IDs.

The question I suggest is how much better would the support for stroke thrivers be if there was cooperative development inspired by those with understanding about challenges & empathy for those newly afflicted IE us & those with the tech?

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I already know the answer to that from personal experience. It is why I chose to be here, and the only reason I continue to be here. And I would be more likely to recommend contributions to this particular charity, if this were expanded.

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