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.