In 2014, I created a hair loss chat for this site (see bottom of this post). However, the free plugin that I used was not that great. Moreover, after a while, I lost patience in dealing with excessive spam and trying to commit myself to be present regularly.
New Hair Loss Chat
September 20, 2020
Recently, one of this blog’s readers encouraged me to create a hair loss chat on Discord. After a day of hesitation, I started the chat last week. So far, it has been going great (expand screenshot above) with no spam. I initially only invited people who emailed me useful intelligent information at least a few times over the years.
I now want to invite other serious people so that we can get at least 50-100 regular participants. If you are interested in joining, please post a comment in this post under your existing username and, if possible, legitimate email address. Thereafter, email me using the same email address and let me know your blog username and why you want to join the chat. Also your city/state/country location. If you do not post comments on here but have a solid posting history on any of the hair loss forums out there, let me know too for verification purposes. If all seems ok and I feel like you will not spam the chat, I will send you an invite link. My e-mail can be found in the contact us page. Make sure to check your spam folder for my reply in case it goes there.
Initial preference will be given to those who have made mostly useful comments on this blog in the past. These do not have to be scientific comments. As long as you have been courteous, I am okay with your participating in the new chat.
For the most part, this chat will help people looking to compare their existing hair loss treatment regimens with others and make improvements. Including by using newer products, delivery mechanisms and alternative or esoteric ingredients. I hope to benefit from this information too.
I would not recommend joining the chat just to always vent. Nor just to always complain about delays in future hair cloning and hair multiplication related prospects and trials. Some venting and complaining will be acceptable.
The moderation in the hair loss chat will be very strict. If anyone posts dozens of emotional comments in a day with nothing useful to say, they may get banned. It is unfair to have intelligent comments move out of the screen view due to one person posting lots of garbage daily and monopolizing the chat window.
If anyone looks like they are there as a hair transplant surgeon representative or are primarily there to promote specific products, they will be banned. If anyone keeps repeating that there will never be a hair loss cure, they will likely get banned. Any excessive cursing or insulting of other chat participants (or even doctors and surgeons) will be grounds for being booted. Any excessive political or religious discussions will also be frowned upon.
I am sure that 100 percent scientific and technical discussions can get dull and dissuade those who are not interested in chemistry and biology. So I will give some leeway for off-topic comments. At least in the general chat channel.
In all likelihood, if we reach over 50 participants, I will hand over moderating duties to a regular chat participant. I will rarely have more than a few hours a week of time to devote to the chat.
In chats on Discord, you can break things into channels to separate key subjects of interest. Among the hair loss related subjects that most interest me at present include:
- The related subjects of At-Home Microneedling, Dermarolling, Wounding and Follica. I may start microneedling myself if motivated enough by success stories.
- Oral Dutasteride for hair loss reviews. Also mesotherapy and Dutasteride.
- Topical Finasteride. Especially Polichem’s P-3074.
- Oral Minoxidil.
- Dr. Takashi Tsuji and Riken.
Please do not be disappointed if you are not invited immediately. I want to be selective initially and see how it goes. I do not want to waste my time again by accepting spammers, trolls and overly negative people.
October 31, 2014 — Hair Loss Chat
I recently installed chat functionality on this site. See hair loss chat for more details. I initially allowed anyone to post, but due to spam, you now have to register. If popular, I might pay to get a better chat on the site in the future. The current one is based on a free plug-in.
Also, if people are keen, I can arrange a once a week fixed chat time when many people show up at the same time. I cannot promise to be there each week. Please post recommendations on the time and day when you prefer to chat under the comments to this post. Try to post Eastern US time preferences to keep things easy for me. I am located in the Pacific zone.