Suicide help: National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx Chat IMAlive hopeline.com/ (chat) Crisis Chat www.crisischat.org/ www.crisistextline.org/ Crisis Text Line (text messaging) Trans Lifeline USA: 877-565-8860 CANADA: 877-330-6366 Finding treatment: SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s treatment services locator findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Veteran’s Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255 www.veteranscrisisline.net/ (text and chat also) … Continue reading Help and Crisis Resources
Hello, Avocados! We’ve got some announcements to make about changes to the channel. This will be a little long, so bear with us! First, we’re happy to announce two new members of our moderating team! Both Dropwing Duck and Afro … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT – New Mods and Politics Thread Changes
There’s more to The Avocado that the daily PT and OTs! Plug your favorites here! Continue reading The Pluggers March 2019
Now that the PT Survey Results have been published, and folks have had time to read and think about them, we’d like to discuss as a community what changes we might be able to make to make the Politics Thread even better … Continue reading Politics Thread Survey – Action Time!
TO READ FULL SURVEY RESULTS, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK. As some of you may recall, a while back we conducted a survey for the Avocado community at large concerning the perception of the Politics Thread, its value to the community, … Continue reading Politics Thread Survey Results
It’s been a while since we had one of these, so here is your State of the Channel for 2019, guaranteed to contain less incoherence than the recent American State of the Union. Here are some updates, reminders, and refreshers on … Continue reading State of the Avocado – Feb 2019
It’s time for the Introduce yourself thread. There are a few new members of the community here and WELCOME! There are also some people who have been around a bit but I, Miss Rim, can’t sort out the changing usernames. … Continue reading Introduce Yourself!
Hey everyone and welcome to the third annual Pits awards featuring your chosen winners of various awards from TV, movies, music, games and commenting! Like last year, if you nominated a person that one but couldn’t find their exact post … Continue reading The Third Annual Pits: Star Studded Spectacular!
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Pits Award Nominations! Holy shit, it’s been three years! This is the one where you actually vote for people and things! When someone nominates something you agree with, please upvote it. If you need to … Continue reading Third Annual Pits: The Nominations
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Pits Category Nominations featuring Categories and Nominations. Sponsored by Upvotes. If you need to review any of the past categories, threads, or winners, you can check them out here. Here’s the returning categories to start … Continue reading The Pits 2018: Category Nominations
Image by Wen Shi Greetings everyone! With Giftmas coming to a close and the end of the year fast approaching, we are bringing back our annual awards celebration, The Pits. The Kappa will soon be announcing the main part of … Continue reading The Pits: Best in Media Achievement for 2018 Announcement & Home Page
Welcome to a new feature – The Pluggers! There are tons of interesting discussions around the channel, here is a place to plug your favorites, inquire about contributing to regular, recurring, occasional threads, and / or workshop future projects. This … Continue reading The Pluggers: What’s Interesting Around the Avocado
We have gotten a lot of questions and pushback about the automod word list lately, so we’ve added a new rule and are announcing it here. The Avocado has a list of banned words, all of which are slurs. The … Continue reading Avocado Rule Update: Slurs and the Automod List
Hi everyone! Here is your State of the Channel: Holiday Edition! Giftmas is coming – if you have signed up to participate in that, check out details here. End-of-the-Year pop culture lists are nigh… we usually call them … Continue reading State of the Channel Holiday Edition
As exhausting as this year has felt, it’s hard to believe it’s already November and yet it is. The end of the year is still two months away, but there are going to be a lot of things going on … Continue reading Upcoming Events at the Avocado
It’s been a while since we’ve had a guideline update, which obviously means it’s time for some! Please note we’re putting this first one up in response to a trend we’ve noticed, not in response to any one person. This … Continue reading Guideline Updates: Considerate Insults Expansion and Fundraisers
Hello out there in Avocadoland! Please give an enormous welcome to our new Leader Beans (mods)! Future Ex Mrs. Malcolm The Duchess Approves Merve Man-in-the-moon-man Dingdong sunshine Cop on the Edge-ish Forget it Jake You read that right, … Continue reading Welcome New Leader Beans
Hello Avocados! Your friendly mod/Leader Bean team here! We’ll get right to it: we’re looking to add some new mods. We’ve been planning this for awhile, and also the wonderful Drunk Napoleon has stepped down from his mod duties, and … Continue reading A Call for Leader Beans
This is your friendly neighborhood Leader Beans here to talk about an addendum to our policy on banning that we have been discussing among ourselves for quite some time. Going forward we are going to be experimenting with the use … Continue reading Guidelines Addendum: Temporary Bans
As we rapidly approach the one year anniversary of our site, we need to take care of the grown up stuff before the celebrations can begin. The overhead to keeping this place going is pretty reasonable, mostly because the work … Continue reading 1st Annual Avocado Fundraiser
Please post your suggestions for terms and definitions to help make this thread more accurate and comprehensive! Austin Freaks A post from early on in the Avocado’s history (when it was called the ‘AVClub After Dark’) asked if there were any … Continue reading Glossary of Avocado-Specific Terms