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So, older people, please don't get upset with me.

We have a forum for women. We have one for men. Hell, theres one for single people to meet. Can there please be one for people who got WLS as young adults/teens? There are almost no resources for us. I got sleeved shortly before my 19th birthday. I want to talk to other people who have gone through college with WLS, and how they navigated the party scene, and the dining hall, and being away from their doctor! I know it seems weird but I want to tell people about how I figured out how to hack my campus Starbucks menu so I could still have stuff there.

Getting WLS as a young adult or teen is a very different experience than getting sleeved as a working adult, as most people do. It's isolating. It's lonely. Help me make a community. Help me make it easier.

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We had age-based forums for many years but sadly they died off. Over the last few years, we've been consolidating forums instead of creating new ones.

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Perhaps start an aged based thread/post, put the age group sought in the thread/post subject header. You may get some out of the age group sought posting but hopefully that will be received in the spirit intended.

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44 minutes ago, Hop_Scotch said:

Perhaps start an aged based thread/post, put the age group sought in the thread/post subject header. You may get some out of the age group sought posting but hopefully that will be received in the spirit intended.

Agree that this is a good alternative.

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Forums are useful to a certain extent but I think a lot of us just check out the what’s new posts and reply to those without having any idea which forum they are in. Heck I think I have even inadvertently replied to men’s room posts by doing this!

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Yeah I have too, and I got called down for it,but it was quite a Time Ago. So I guess I'm gun shy and check out each heading before commiting to share my viewpoint.

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