First off I'm going to state that something has been raised recently elsewhere in my life and it's made me wonder and think about these issues. I am not asking these questions due to my opinion, just wondering what other's opinions on the same subject are. I would also like this to remain friendly please When I say a site 'like this' I mean a site where self destruction is very prevalent (so therefore suicide related issues, self harm, eating disorders, etc). This is nothing personal to SF, and not anything related to SF as a site in anyway, more related to the types of people that come here and why they come here (so please don't take this as a personal SF attack, it's genuinely not, it's just raising thoughts related to things I have been thinking recently). Do you have friends on sites 'like this'? Do you want friends on sites 'like this'? Is it fair to want to be friends with someone when you plan to die? Do you count people as true friends or 'just' internet friends? Do you get affected when a friend does something to hurt him/herself? If you have any friends on sites 'like this' do you live in fear that they will do something permanent? If you have friends on sites 'like this' do you go into it fully knowledgable knowing that the place you 'met' them means there are risks to any friendships? Do friendships on sites 'like this' differ from friendships of those you 'meet' via different types of web sites? Is it healthy to have friendships on sites 'like this'? These are not specific questions to be answered more just questions that have crossed my mind, so feel free to talk generally about friendships, etc.