Relaunch of propeciahelp.com

Relaunch of propeciahelp.com

Welcome to both long term sufferers of PFS and new members.

Propeciahelp has now undergone a substantial update. This change was necessary from a technical perspective, but also for a number of reasons relating to user experience, including the accommodation of mobile devices. We hope that you find the new design pleasant and easy to navigate.

As well as a refreshed website, the forum has been migrated from its ageing infrastructure to a modern platform called Discourse. In our Resources section you can learn more about the features of Discourse and how to use them. While the categories have been simplified, the many posts documenting members’ experiences of PFS over the years have been preserved.

Beyond technical upgrades, we have sought to implement the important feedback helpfully provided by the community regarding the future of the site. A range of issues were raised, including several related to moderation. We have sought to address these with the following changes. New community moderators have been appointed, and features of the new forum software will allow users to easily “like” or “report” posts, helping to promote useful content while aiding in the moderation of the forum. Importantly, we have now established Community Guidelines, and we encourage you to review them. These represent the site’s values and are intended to help us pursue a civilised and productive conversation, accounting for sufferers’ differing experiences, symptoms, and the inherent emotion of the subject matter.

Propeciahelp has long served as a valued resource for men affected by this life-altering condition. In the absence of effective treatments or widespread awareness amongst the medical community, it will continue to offer a place of support, organisation and visibility for those suffering from PFS. We hope that the community will continue to share their individual stories of PFS, the results of their therapeutic attempts, and coping strategies.

Finally, we do have several integrated projects planned for the future aiming to better present data, broaden the conversation and take our issue forward – something we can only achieve together.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you deeply for both your continued support and your courage in facing this condition. You are not alone.

We hope to see you on the forum.

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  1. New site and forum are great, way better than before. Everything’s so fast now.

    One suggestion on the forum, can you remove the Cookies button on the bottom left of the screen, it’s kinda annoying and gets in the way of replies and stuff.

  2. I really like the update. Thanks for all your hard work. It looks so much better and I’ve also been recommended lots of posts that i haven’t seen before.

  3. Merci beaucoup pour cet investissement et l’aide que que apportez à tous, beaucoup de réussite à cette nouvelle formule du site et j’espère qu’un jour il ne sera plus que le souvenir d’un combat gagné contre PFS…

  4. At first I was shocked by the new design and hated it. I liked the old design. But I’ve now already gotten used to the new design. Everything can be quickly accessed and it works well on the phone, which unfortunately means I now can keep my obsession going in the train and on the bus :zipper_mouth_face:

    Good job everyone!

    Edit: What’s the logo supposed to mean? It looks like a hand combined with something like a blister. I don’t know.

  5. The software we use (Discourse) has a strong focus on quick moving online discussions. Anything that distracts from that purpose is not supported. This includes sophisticated formatting and wild colored fonts. Signatures, like you suggested, are considered very “old school”, distract from the conversation flow, and are not supported either. I don’t know about you, but I by far prefer the clean minimalist look of Discourse to the way the forum used to look and work.

    @axolotl and myself are working on integrating the donation aspect you mentioned. It will be a lot cooler than just a link. Stay tuned.

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