Dr John Grohol’s exceptional consumer-oriented mental health social network.
[...] A while back I reviewed PsychCentral, a portal for consumers and professionals looking for psychology and mental-health related information. At the time I labelled PsychCentral a “mega-site”, referring to its abundance of links and information on multiple mental health topics. What separates a mega-site from a simple link directory is the effort that goes in to creating an attractive and useful user-interface. Counselling Resource is the second of the mega-sites to be reviewed here and is a wonderful example of organizing content to suit both professional and consumer crowds. [...]
[...] A while back I wrote about PsychCentral. It appears Dr Grohol has given the site a facelift. Looks pretty spiffy! Check it out, the navigation and layout has improved considerably. [...]
Unfortunately, John Grohol’s words concerning how his Forum’s should be run does not match his actions.
BrainTalk was probably the biggest Forum for neurological disorders. The site crashed for several months. John Grohol tried to hijack BrainTalk with a site mimicking it that he called BrainTalk2.
A lot of people were unhappy with BrainTalk due to the arrogant way in which their Moderators treated members. Discussing their actions was not even allowed. So for the first time, the malice and arrogance of BrainTalk Moderators was discussed on John Grohol’s copycat BrainTalk2. He enabled a major inquest to take place amongst BrainTalk2′s members concerning it.
Most of BrainTalk’s members, finding out what had been going on at BrainTalk completely abandoned it for John Grohol’s new rival. He assured everyone of how well they would be treated. There would, according to him be no arrogance and intolerance on BrainTalk2, which he subsequently named NeuroTalk. They believed him and so left BrainTalk for good. Most of the Forums on BrainTalk are now almost completely inactive as a result of this.
However, since then, John Grohol and his Moderators have become progressively more arrogant and intolerant. Banning has been taking place without the rules being breached. Cogent reasons aren’t given. Questions whose answers make him look bad go unanswered. According to him, his Moderators are beyond criticism. Discussion of his Administration’s failings result in instant banning.
It has become just like BrainTalk- a compassionate and caring facade, with an intolerant and arrogant reality. Arrogance caught up with Administrators of BrainTalk. The same will happen with NeuroTalk, which is already losing active members every week.
I tried to point out that ADHD, which I have, was incorrectly listed with mental health disorders, instead of as a medical disorder. First a got a nasty message saying that was inappropriate, then I couldn’t log on at all.
Yeah, join the real world.
Don’t get along with someone online? Go some place else. The online world is big. Why are you wasting time on posting this rubbish about someone? It reflects more poorly on you than the person you’re posting your sour grapes against.
Just to clarify, Keith Bridgeman is a known troll with a wrap sheet as long as a wardrobe full of arms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Long_term_abuse/General_Tojo
Allen Smith follow your own advice and quit stalking me.
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