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#301 Tired247

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:54 PM

VERTICAL SCOPE DATA BREACHES:

https://www.trendmic...calscope-breach

https://krebsonsecur...t data breaches

Here's a link to a LOVELY Vertical Scope managed forum....looks spot on https://www.avsforum.com/

Also - did you forget to mention we'd have to agree to a new set of terms and conditions? Because I guess we are going to have to do that too under their current TOS policy.

Edited to add: I could build that other forum in my fucking sleep.


What the actual fuck. This is super sketchy.

#302 amitoughenough

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:54 PM

I’ll play along — here’s hoping NEDA doesn’t get the -donations- and they’re sent to like alliance or something 


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#303 Tempurrance

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:55 PM

I wonder how vertical scope would morally register something like that, or a thread of us talking someone off the ledge.

Oh wait, that person probably wont even be allowed to post or reach out. shocker

Yeah, we sure would hate to encourage any harmful behavior here! :-) Shitfuckers.


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#304 Crispy Crumbly Frustration

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:56 PM

I took the plunge and opened an EDC account, but I have no idea if that's gonna be a thing

 

In the end, the platform with the most people tends to stay the platform with the most people because people wanna be on the platform with the most people. This is why facebook is still active even though facebook is literally the worst.

 

It's the users who keep the site alive, and it's the users who attract other users to the site. The owners just profit off of our activity and sell our data.

 

 

 

 

Hey, what's up, Verticalscope.

 

Top hole purchase. Good luck with the stonks.

 

I hope your mostly North American advertisers find my anti imperialist memes and cheap Aussie/Asian snackfood pictures extremely useful for marketing purposes.


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:58 PM

All revenue of the site is donated to charity. They are not profiting here

 

So yeah, a big tax write-off for them.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:59 PM

But also you should all move to EDC

 

You probably won't, but you should

 

It would genuinely make a difference if enough of us did it


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You're a culture of one. Which is no less valid than a culture of one billion.


#307 something_of_an_aimless

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:00 PM

omg same, i'm supposed to be at work but i just looked up and realized i spent like an hour on this. good thing i'm working from home lol
hope the in person interview goes well!

 

Thank you so much! I'm kinda running around trying to find nice clothes at the moment  :blink:


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#308 Ittybittycorpse

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:00 PM

There have been users here who have been encouraged to seek treatment so they don't die. Would those posts about the severity and reality of their illnesses be censored for being "triggering"?


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#309 ☆PaisleySky☆

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:00 PM

Will the site be getting a more friendly domain name change?


Wondering the same thing, “pro ana” doesn’t even really seem like it represents the site as it is now and I imagine it only kept the name for the sake of continuity

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#310 xiare

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:01 PM

You guys get a chat? Wow no fair lol


Chat offsite.

If MPA chat came back, you would know. Because I would never shut up about it. "DID YOU KNOW MPA HAS A CHAT FEATURE?!" all day every day.
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:01 PM

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#312 flaneur

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:02 PM

But also you should all move to EDC

You probably won't, but you should

It would genuinely make a difference if enough of us did it


as of now it seems to be pretty inactive. but i’m hoping that the MPA community as a collective graduates over there, because pancakes just isn’t it
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:02 PM

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#314 ~Goddess Annea~

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:02 PM

But also you should all move to EDC
 
You probably won't, but you should
 
It would genuinely make a difference if enough of us did it


It would. And EDC is migrating to Invision Power Services this summer (same software as here but the updated version will be on EDC), so there are improvements in the works...
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I'm splitting my time between MPA and EDC, and currently I'm easiest to reach on EDC especially because messaging there is private, functional and reliable. If you need my assistance with any issues or have an urgent need and haven't seen me around the forums, please reach out to me on EDC. I am also on discord @Anne#3800.

 

If you aren't already a member of EDC, then I hope you'll check it out as an alternate/backup and join us there: eatingdisordercentral.com

 

 

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#315 Sasha_Ascendant

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:06 PM

It would. And EDC is migrating to Invision Power Services this summer (same software as here but the updated version will be on EDC), so there are improvements in the works...

 

 

^^^ Which is awesome.

 

Despite the fact that I'm worried...

 

...and despite the fact there is good cause to be worried...

 

The truth is that MPA has gone through a lot of internal culture ebbs and flows 8 1/2 years. Persistent technical challenges of a system breaking under its own weight, internal attitude shifts like going from super-pro-ana at the start, from the 2014 conflict between the pro-ana's resulting in them getting pushed into the SBD forum for years, to the corporate sale a few years ago, to the creation of EDC and pancakes...all at the same time that the pro-ana Internet culture outside MPA has been changing as well, and now this impending change.

 

I will point out that the previous prediction of the demise of MPA with its previous sale turned out to be off-the-mark. I think the benign neglect has been helpful in preserving the delicate balance, though the recent technical glitches coming again to the forefront have been worrisome.

 

I hope the fanciful talk of the moral equivalent (obviously not literal) of an ATDT takeover is just an expression of our worst fears and anxieties. The worst-worst thing would be if literally MPA was announced it was closing its doors. With the fact banner ads only appear to guest-users in the last few years, and the tremendous decline of banner ads overall, and the fact that MPA is so de-ranked by Google does make me worried as to WHY any corporate entity would want to take it over at this point. There are many liability aspects to it, and not much financial reward. This more than anything else makes me personally worried if there is an "agenda" here.

 

If there is an agenda, then yes things are screwed and nothing will change that. 

 

If there isn't an agenda, then I have faith that MPA will probably survive unless the new owners really fumble the ball.

 

I don't like the fact that someone else is holding the string to our hearts in the one hand, and we can't tell if they have a pair of scissors in the other hand.

 

Regardless of what happens, I have 100% faith in the pro-ana community in general, it can (and has) survive anything.

 

Even in the most extreme scenario, EDC becomes the new MPA running the same system as MPA but newer and not broken AF.


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#316 NoFlyBy

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:06 PM

Wow I can't wait until MPA is sterilized and only the good little recovery angels are allowed. Sweet. Thank goodness we've had such an attentive and active admin who understands the community.


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AYO I'm not ignoring y'all in PMs, it just won't work rn, I'll be back asap lol

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#317 xxl

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:06 PM

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#318 something_of_an_aimless

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:07 PM

I am torn between asking my posts to be nuked or leaving behind an archive of memes, shitposts and very very personal information for future generations to gawk at. 

 

Besides like the 'eating disorder profile' posts, I'm leaving all my stuff as is. I am proud of my dirty, dirty work on this site. Memes and all  B)


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"Taking your own life. Interesting expression. Taking it from who? Once it's over, it's not you who'll miss it."

~Sherlock, BBC Sherlock Holmes

 

"A year from now you will wish you had started today." ~Karen Lamb

 

"I begin to assemble what weapons I can find, 'cause sometimes to stay alive you gotta kill your mind."

~Migraine, twenty one pilots

 

"I was once told that the love I felt beating inside my chest was nothing more than my mind playing an unfair trick on my heart.

And like a pair of dice dancing along the uneven pavement, their fate, much like yours or mine, had already been decided." ~Find Me, Forest Blakk

 

"Of course I'll be here again, see you tomorrow, but it's the end of today,
End of my ways as a walking denial
My trial was filed as a crazy suicidal head case." ~Addict With a Pen, twenty one pilots


 


#319 beetle

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:07 PM

i'm joining the other sites jic, but this fucking sucks.

also pancake won't even let me register, so... cool

 


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#320 pheythe

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 07:08 PM

I really like how this is titled "The Future of MPA" as if MPA has a future now.

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