Link to the thread in question is here. TubaDiva closed the thread, saying:
The thing is, my impression was that they weren’t “seeking medical help.” This wasn’t a “medical advice” thread (those are understandably frowned upon). The OP wasn’t asking “I cut myself - what treatment would you advise?” They were just giving other people the chance to ask them questions about their condition, and IMO the thread was very informative.
I’m pretty sure that threads where people share their experiences with other medical conditions aren’t closed, just because it deals with a condition. “Ask the person with OCD” or “Ask the person who had depression” wouldn’t be closed, unless the point of the thread was to solicit medical advice.
Frankly, I find it ironic that TubaDiva said “any of you that are cutting yourselves or contemplating doing so, don’t be making threads about it, go see a phyisician or other qualified medical professional.” Earlier in the thread iampunha said:
The reason that thread was so informative is that self-injurers aren’t likely to talk about their condition and help others understand it, especially if people’s knee-jerk reaction is “OMG see a doctor now”, even if it’s not an urgent medical issue. Yet that’s exactly what TubaDiva did.
I’m just asking for clarification on the closing of threads discussing medical conditions and their experiences.