If You Could Choose 2 New Things For Your Support Group What Would They Be?

This post was written by Lovett, a Moderator on Fibromyalgia Support. Lovett is one of the 200+ Volunteer Moderators on Ben's Friends Support Communities. Rather than just posting this on the Fibromyalgia site, I thought every community would benefit from this discussion. :)

Hello Everyone
As you know Ben's Friends is growing, changing, improving and asking for feedback from our dedicated member's. We have just recently shared the results of the survey that was done on how Ben Friends impacts your life, we were extremely proud of the results, and thank you to all the members who participated in the survey.
However, it did get us to wondering what we could do to make the communities even stronger. So, if you could share 2 things that you would like to see on your support group, we'd be grateful and we'll try to make them happen! You can share your ideas with us in the Comments. :)
Please feel free to give us a little detail with your suggestions. Some ideas could work for some communities and not others, that's fine. We have a wonderful group of people who all are striving for the same goal and I am sure the suggestions you will provide us with will be as exciting as all the new changes that are happening in our future.
Thanks again for taking the time to make us even stronger!
Lovett & the Ben's Friends Volunteer Moderators
  1. A link to all medical papers or links to research that previous members have found. Members should be able to post links there. Currently these are buried in the body of discussions & they are hard to find. The content of these articles is so incredibly important & it would be much easier for new people to find.

  2. A link for uploaded pictures & images. If patients who wanted to share their scans for informational purposes, again if they could post them somewhere outside of the discussions, it would make it easier for new people to find.

I would like to see some kind of button on the discussion page where we could put basic information for new members. Right now we often repeat the same information over and over as new people come on to the site. I think that would be very helpful.

Also, a button on the discussion page to link to a list of known experienced Eagles doctors would be very helpful too.

Thanks a lot for asking us!