I tried the link for the chat room and got a message saying it’s been closed down? Is that true was really hoping for a chat room, would anyone consider a fb or WhatsApp group chat? Or is that to personal?
My decision to close down the chatroom was based on a safeguarding standpoint among other things after discussion with the Gingerbread moderators. The chatroom was unaffiliated with Gingerbread and therefore not sufficiently moderated to be able to give help to those who needed it.
From a duty of care perspective it was decided that the best course of action was to help Gingerbread develop their own site to include features such as this in a safe and moderated environment and there are many exciting ideas that are in development and should address some of the points you mentioned above.
For further information or to pass on any ideas or feedback please contact Justine the moderator.
I would strongly dissuade you from creating a WhatsApp group from a safeguarding perspective with those you don’t know due to the way it shares its data with Facebook.
The most practical way that could be endorsed from this site would be to look for a local Gingerbread group or ask for assistance in creating your own and there are resources available for this on the website.
I think this is the right thing to do – hopefully we can get a GB chat room set up soon, and I know Justine is doing some great things behind the scenes. A big shout out to Welsh Dad as well for his work!
Not been on here for a while – life is good, and I think it’s worth saying that life does get better – if someone had said to me 6 months ago that I would feel like this today, I would have laughed at them!
Its going great I must have written at least 20 poems this year. I am also working on a novel and trying to find an artist to illustrate some books. I hope to make a career out of writing. Once a poet always a piet so keep writing! 😀
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