Red Sheep said 7 years, 10 months ago:

Is it just me, or others are having the same issues with the site? First the “Questions” page is gone, to enter the Forum I have to search in my profile the messages I left in it, and now the chat as well is not working, leaving me just with the bar to report the other venter/listener (that doesn’t show up at all). What is going on?

I’m using Google Chrome, could it be because of the browser, or the site is slowly removing things? Thanks in advance!

Tirz_Sunshine said 7 years, 10 months ago:

I feel like they are slowly taking things off the site , like they’re going to close the site or something.

Red Sheep said 7 years, 10 months ago:

Oh, that would be sad, I hope they’re just changing or transferring to a new site. :(

Deleted User said 7 years, 10 months ago:

This site had earlier problem with spammers. It was more noticeable in “Questions” -section but also other sections too, like, accounts. I have not seen any spam stuff since taking the questions away. I think they are just cleaning up the site and making more user friendly than it used to be. I don’t believe they would change layout of the site if they were up to shut it down.

Hayden said 7 years, 10 months ago:

It’s definitely not just you experiencing these things. I believe everyone is, because spammers are what’s happening to BT, unfortunately.

I haven’t been able to access the forums by using a link in a long time. I always have to type it in the search bar or do what you said.
The Q-n-A link was not only removed, but the ability to ask questions was disabled, too. As far as I know, you can’t even answer any questions that are already there, either.
And now the chat hasn’t been working properly lately.

I agree that they are most likely just cleaning up the mess the spammers left behind, and are trying to keep the situation under control, but it’s been awhile since we’ve seen these things, and it does make me wonder if we’ll ever see them return. I just fear what may be removed next, if another spamming issue arrises.

But overall, I still have hope.

Dan said 7 years, 10 months ago:

They did tweet here:
Didn’t mention when servers will be up and running again though.

Red Sheep said 7 years, 10 months ago:

Thanks Dan! That is a relief.

J.W said 7 years, 10 months ago:

Having problems replying to questions. When I submit an answer, it takes me to a page asking for an activation code…what does this mean? I’ve been a member for ages, but suddenly I can’t seem to ask or answer anything.

Do you think they are trying to take away the free features allowing you to get advice, to encourage people to go to the ‘therapists’ tab and pay for it instead? Hope the site stays free, it has been so helpful to me :(

J.W said 7 years, 10 months ago:

Update: a mod told me they have disabled Q&A, and forum creation etc because of spam, so they’re not shutting the site down, and hopefully it will all go back to normal soon

jak said 7 years, 10 months ago:

just use the website 7CupsOfTea until the servers are back. There are no harassers or spammers there.