It's a great Forum - I was just checking it out - and I think Phoenix Rising is different. I came up with the name Phoenix Rising because of a vision of a phoenix - us - rising from the ashes. My focus has always been on the possibilities that research efforts, treatments of all kinds, and advocacy present. That's what I get jazzed by.I certainly hope PR and healthrising maintain their distinct identities. Big fan of @Cort but each site plays its own role.
if anybody has mentioned this site is a bit les busy than it was at its peak, that's probably because of s4me, which opened a few years back and siphoned off some users. s4me is a useful site too with some users I respect greatly. But to my eye the culture there is less open and less solutions-focused, quite UK-centric, and more centred on devotion to a particular retired professor whose contributions have, in my view, a negative effect on the way people post on the forum. I read both but enjoy contributing here much more.