Rules and FAQ

  • Welcome to Sanctioned Suicide, a pro-choice forum for the discussion of mental illness, suicide, and the moral implications of the act itself. We do not encourage or aid suicide, the information offered is for educational purposes only. For more information read our FAQ.
    For immediate help, consider calling the Samaritan's hotline: (877) 870-4673. Be aware they may call emergency services if they believe you are at imminent risk of death. We also have a recovery subforum if you wish to get support.
    You can close this box by clicking the top right "X".
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Sanctioned Suicide

Sanctioned Suicide

Mar 17, 2018

Welcome to Sanctioned Suicide, a pro-choice suicide discussion forum. We support your right to live, as well as your right to end your life. No one should force you to do things you don't wish to do. We provide a space to discuss the topic of suicide without the censorship of other places, as well a community that can understand and let you be yourself without judging you. Feel free to use this forum to vent, talk to like-minded individuals, or to empathise and offer kind words to other people. We all need and deserve empathy and support.

The information offered here is for educational purposes only. We do not encourage, advise, nor aid suicide. The way you use the information provided on this website is fully and solely your responsibility, so please be aware of the laws in your own country. If you have questions, please scroll down to the FAQ at the bottom. By using this site you agree to our policy and rules.

The Forum

Here are some things you should do:
  • DO share great content. No matter if it's posted directly or linked from elsewhere, we always encourage quality.
  • DO show respect for fellow members. We will not tolerate disrespect.
  • DO be thoughtful and critical of what details you decide to share.
  • Harass, bully, or insult other members.
    • Harassment or bullying does nothing to help those that are already hurting, and it will probably make it worse. If someone says something that you disagree with; there's no need to insult or harass them for it.
  • Encourage suicide or any other acts.
    • Do not encourage or coerce users to carry out acts of any nature, including suicide; only provide information and emotional support to those who ask for it.
  • Troll or proselytize.
    • Don't try to impose your views on other members or post threads that are inflammatory to get people riled up.
  • Sell, buy, offer, or request products or money.
    • We don't allow any transaction or offer for transactions on the forum. This website is not a marketplace.
  • Create alternate accounts.
    • You can only have one account.
  • Spam or post low effort content.
    • Don't spam or make low effort replies. Don't make threads to just ask for basic information; use the search feature, your question has very likely already been answered many times in the past. Spam also includes sending mass PMs and unsolicited PMs.
  • Use NSFW avatars/signatures.
    • Don't use NSFW images for your avatar or signature, including self-harm and sexual acts.
  • Post or request personal information, website links, or sources of ANY kind.
    • Don't post personal information of anyone, no matter if the information is public or not, or if you have been given permission or not. This includes posting personal information of providers, website links to providers (e.g., ebay, onions, upload sites, independent sellers), and contact information of yours or someone else. Asking publicly for contacts is also disallowed. If you wish to give out your personal contact information or share sources, do so via PM.
Additional Guidelines
  • Age Requirements.
    • By using this site, you represent, acknowledge, and agree that you are at least 18 years of age.
  • Goodbye Threads.
    • If you make a thread stating you are leaving, you should disable your account for your and our safety and privacy. If you do not, we will for you.
  • User Discussion.
    • The speculation and discussion of users must stay in this thread.
  • Chat Guidelines.
    • No sexual talk or the breaking of any of the above rules in it. Any image or video attachments must be placed inside spoiler tags.
These rules are general guidelines and are very flexible. You WILL be warned if you attempt to circumvent any of the rules.

When you register to our forum, we don't allow proxies or VPNs to prevent spam. You are allowed to use both after you are accepted to the forum.

We will cooperate with authorities if you try to scam users or purposely spread misinformation. We will not tolerate abuse of the community.

You can also check out the unofficial guide for the forum. It might help you get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

Any tips for new users?
There's three core rules you should follow:
1) Read this page in its entirety and carefully.
2) Double check any data you come across, no matter who posted it or shared it.
3) Scammers exist, but they are only successful if you send money. Don't. Share the information with the mods so they can get rid of them.

Can I close my account?
Yes. You can click on the "Disable account" button at the bottom of the dropdown that appears when you click your user at the top of the page, or from the bottom of the sidebar when you go to your preferences. You will be asked to input your password, and then you will have 48 hours to cancel the timer, otherwise your account will be PERMANENTLY disabled once the time expires. Your content will NOT be deleted, and your account will still be up, albeit completely inaccesible. You can change your privacy preferences before you take this step to make your account fully invisible, if you wish.
We do not mass delete content nor fully delete accounts, no exceptions.


Can I donate?
We appreciate your help. PM @Serge if you're interested in helping out.

Can I change my username?
No. The registration form made it very clear that you should pick a unique username that you don't use elsewhere. We are unable to help.

How do I respond to a thread?
If you click a thread from the main forum and then scroll to the bottom, then you'll see a box where you can type your response.

How can I create a thread, send a PM to a user, or join the chat?
The permissions to create a thread, send and receive PMs, and to use the chatroom will be granted after you post at least five times and are active for at least 24 hours. This is to avoid spam and trolling.

How do I send a PM after I have permission?
Once you have permission to do so, you can send a PM by going to the information tab of a member's profile. If it gives you an error for spam-like content, check your message, our system identifies it as spam.

Is there an official Discord?
Yes. You can PM a moderator to get an invite to our Discord. You need to be a member of the forums for at least a week, and you need to be active to be eligible for a Discord invite.

Will the site ever close? Should I worry?
Our website does not encourage suicide, and all information provided is for educational purposes only. We only offer a place to discuss the topic of suicide; in other words, we provide a free speech platform for those that can't speak about suicide anywhere else. Our servers are offshore, and we have taken precautions to avoid issues that could arise. Regardless, there might be days where the forum is in the public eye; when those days come, don't panic. Suicide is a taboo topic, and thus, we must not succumb to any paranoia or fear. Help us keep the peace during these times by calming other users and not creating panic by making threads about this. Downtime may rarely happen due to maintenance, upgrades, or feature changes, if there's anything that you should know, we'll make a thread about it and pin it.

Can I edit or delete my posts and threads?
Yes. You have 6 hours after posting to edit or delete the content. If you need something deleted or modified after that period, you can ask a moderator to remove or edit it via PM. We don't mass delete content, no exceptions.

How do I get alerts from a specific thread?
At the top right of every thread, there's a button that says "Watch thread." If you want to watch a particular thread without having to post, click the button. By changing your alert preferences, you can automatically watch threads after you post in them or after you create one.

How do I change my alert and privacy preferences? How do I change the title under my username?
Everything can be managed from your preferences panel.

Is there a "Dark" mode?
There is! Check the bottom left of the page: There's a button that gives you the option of switching between "Light" and "Dark." There's even an Incognito mode so that you can browse in public.

Who are the moderators?
You can see the list of staff in the members' section of the forum at the top of every page.

Can I follow or block a member?
Yes. Click on the member's name, and you should see the "Follow" and "Ignore" buttons to be able to follow or block a member.

Can I trust other members?
There are sincere and empathetic people out there, but we can never guarantee that anyone is who they say they are. Don't trust any stranger on the internet without understanding the risks first. There is a reason why scammers proliferate. Take time to get to know people before trusting them.

My privacy is essential to me. Do you have any tips for me?
  • Don't post personal information (name, address, phone, email, pictures, etc).
  • Use a unique username for each site.
  • Use a proxy/VPN once you are registered.
  • Tweak your preferences and privacy options to your liking here.
  • Use a secure or disposable email provider.
I'm a privacy freak. Please give me more tips!
  • Learn the difference between being careful and being paranoid.
  • Delete your social media.
  • Google yourself or reverse search your pictures and delete everything that comes up.
  • Don't use Google (DuckDuckGo and Startpage are good).
  • Change your DNS to Cloudflare or other privacy-first DNS.
  • Use Firefox, Waterfox, Brave, or Opera. Never Chrome.
  • Set your browser to delete browsing data on close or use Tor.
  • Learn how to make a good password and never use the same password twice.
  • Those websites you registered accounts on five years ago and don't use anymore? Log in and delete the account if possible.
  • Don't put your name in your email (e.g., [email protected]).
  • Avoid using Windows if possible, especially Windows 10 - it's a privacy nightmare.
  • Malwarebytes is arguably the best antivirus out there.
  • Learn how to manage your firewall in the OS of your choice.
  • Learn about EXIF in pictures, how they store identifiable information, and learn how to erase it.
Can mods or admins read my PMs?
Staff cannot read your PMs unless someone reports a message that is from you, in which case we will be able to see the specific reported message.

I regret requesting a ban, can you unban me?
Please post a thread in the ban appeal section and mention the mod that banned you. You will need to explain why you have changed your mind, and then we'll consider your appeal.

I have been banned. What can I do?
If you are banned, you can post an appeal to appeal the ban that you have received. You must post this appeal in the ban appeal forum. Please read the instructions in the sticky there before posting. Your appeal may be denied otherwise.

Why was X banned?
We do not discuss reasons for bans or warnings with other users as they are personal and private. The vast majority of bans are requested bans.

Why are there different colors for usernames? What do they mean?
Depending on the number of posts, you will be assigned a rank on the forum. Each rank has a different color. A list of all ranks and how many posts are needed to reach each rank can be found here:
0-4 -> New Member
5-99 -> Member
100-199 -> Veteran
200-299 -> Wise
300-399 -> Specialist
400-499 -> Master
500-599 -> Arcanist
600-699 -> Wizard
700-799 -> Elemental
800-899 -> Ascended
900-999 -> Visionary
1000-1999 -> Illuminated
2000+ -> Angelic
Please note that each rank promotion requires +1 week of being registered (e.g., three weeks for Specialist, four weeks for Master, etc.)

Why was my comment deleted or thread locked?
Mods may delete content that is against the rules, and lock threads that are provoking flame wars or chaos. You are free to PM a mod to discuss this.

I have feedback or a question that isn't answered here in this FAQ!
Feel free to reach out via private message to any of our moderators or administrators. If you don't have PM permissions yet, you can respond to the welcome message that is sent to you, and we will respond to your question promptly.
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