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#81 Vanno

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 09:58 AM

I started on those boards when I was about 12 or 13, I think- ana’s underground grotto, ruby’s gloomy place (Later RGP), and then mindsupport were my go-tos. I was very active then, and I often wonder how people from there are doing now. My name on those sites was Vannie, in case anyone remembers me!
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#82 Ungraceful_Gargoyle

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:14 AM

I am over the fricking moon that PS still exists! Thank you!

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 12:50 PM

Was anyone else on RGP?
What happened to it? I know it became Mind Support, but then what?
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Posted 12 February 2021 - 06:16 AM

I was a member of Prettythin. I never met up with anyone irl, but there were some lovely members there and a very supportive community. I was in my mid to late twenties at the time. It was nice to belong somewhere when you feel so alone. I have a major conflict about pro-ana sites and I hardly post anything for this reason. Prettythin was very supportive for me (in the right sense), but dangerous for some. I knew I would do what I was doing anyway with or without websites, as I had since I was 13, but I did see some members who went downhill fast (diet ----> ED) and I always felt guilty. Maybe they wouldn't have gotten into so much trouble if they hadn't joined a pro-ana site. My conflict remains, but it really is one of those disorders that you cannot fully understand unless you've been there. No one in my life can understand as deeply as those who also have EDs. My mother had an ED but doesn't talk about it and I suspect my grandmother did too, but is in complete denial about it, as it was never spoke about that she was unhealthy, even though she was dangerously underweight until she was around 50.

 

I do miss Prettythin though. I made connections there anonymously and I miss that. For some reason I haven't been able to do that again on any other sites. I'm too afraid of encouraging someone to get sick without realising it.


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#85 LydiaAgain

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:28 AM

I was a member of Prettythin. I never met up with anyone irl, but there were some lovely members there and a very supportive community. I was in my mid to late twenties at the time. It was nice to belong somewhere when you feel so alone. I have a major conflict about pro-ana sites and I hardly post anything for this reason. Prettythin was very supportive for me (in the right sense), but dangerous for some. I knew I would do what I was doing anyway with or without websites, as I had since I was 13, but I did see some members who went downhill fast (diet ----> ED) and I always felt guilty. Maybe they wouldn't have gotten into so much trouble if they hadn't joined a pro-ana site. My conflict remains, but it really is one of those disorders that you cannot fully understand unless you've been there. No one in my life can understand as deeply as those who also have EDs. My mother had an ED but doesn't talk about it and I suspect my grandmother did too, but is in complete denial about it, as it was never spoke about that she was unhealthy, even though she was dangerously underweight until she was around 50.

 

I do miss Prettythin though. I made connections there anonymously and I miss that. For some reason I haven't been able to do that again on any other sites. I'm too afraid of encouraging someone to get sick without realising it.

 

 

I was on PrettyThin too!  I spent hours on that site; it was really good for finding support, and was just the right size that you could build up a proper relationship with people.  Sometimes MPA feels a bit too big in that sense; PT was just more personal



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 11:04 AM

RRC was the best! I don't know what yuko is...the only one I knew happened similar to that was blue dragonflies then shut down then blue dragonfly evolution maybe?
Is mpa and poetry art online the same site??? Things get confusing...

 

Poetry art online was a different thing! They revived it a couple of years ago but now it's down again sadly.


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 05:34 PM

My main site used to be pretty thin... lol
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Posted 10 March 2021 - 04:59 AM

Omg flashbacks!! I spent so much time hiding on a computer in my parents study way back then when I was a eally young teen and hardly anyone even had computers let alone a smart phone etc lol. I remember wearing and making red bracelets as like a "universal" symbol for pro ana...lfeels like a lifetime ago.. I'm now in my mid 30's ... you'd think I'd be done with ED's and I was for a time but I guess old habits die hard
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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:35 AM

Was anyone else on RGP?
What happened to it? I know it became Mind Support, but then what?

I was on Ruby Gloom's Place/RGP/Mind Support for sooo many years! Since I was 15/16 (37 now). I have no idea what happened to Mind Support. I was WinterFairie there too, I think.  ;)


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Posted 02 April 2021 - 03:45 AM

There is a girl I still text almost every day from pretty thin, we must have met 10 years ago. She is coming in from Canada for my wedding


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Posted 14 June 2021 - 01:49 PM

I miss the sites I used to visit  in... must have been from about 2004 onwards. One of the sites got attacked? and shut down but I thankfully still have a friend from there who messaged me through MFP in a panic when the site was down... sigh, I miss everyone I used to talk to. The net just isn't the same now. PT was another one. There were a lot I visited often, up to about 2014 when I joined here again, I don't remember the names. :(


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 08:12 PM

Was anyone else on RGP?
What happened to it? I know it became Mind Support, but then what?

 

ya i was on rgp

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MS i stayed on til 09? til it died out...


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Posted 17 June 2021 - 08:10 AM

Does PS-Evo still exist??



#94 EdNose

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:33 AM

Ana's Underground Grotto will celebrate our anniversary the coming autumn 

So is Project Shapeshift :)

I don't know the exact day yet


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Posted 03 July 2021 - 01:27 PM

oh man seeing theze lists of old sites brings back memories. i remember lunchbox well though i wasn't as active there. i remember house of sins, blue dragonfly, thin files, so many. the one i was most active on for years was perfected souls. it was fairly small and intimate, we all knew each other. there were a few cliques on that site, however, i still miss it.
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#96 EdNose

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Posted 06 July 2021 - 04:10 AM

Does PS-Evo still exist??

No it closed down at new year eeh I think 2020? Times passes quickly... But the site it developed from is still alive. The original P S. I think it was a pity they closed down. They said there was to little activity but the active members liked it and it wasn't that little active members. 


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:16 AM

My Fading Obsessions https://my.fadingobsessions.com/
is up and running. The old stuff from 2004 is still there, while the forum part has restarted. Mandi, who back in the days was responsible for several well known sites, are still running it

So as far as I know, the early 2000 sites still open and true to the old philosophy are Ana's Underground Grotto (2001), Project Shapeshift (2001) and My Fading Obsessions ( in daily talk I think people said Fading Obsession?)


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 04:20 AM

Oh - the URL above was to the forum

http://fadingobsessions.com/ is to the whole site

 


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https://project-shapeshift.net 
I am also a member of Fading Obsessions and Eating Disorder Underground and some other sites

 




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