This Site is Killing You??!


Should Leakthis staff feel personally responsible for creating an extremely toxic and unhealthy platform for young persons to waste their life on? Yes. Each day the site stays up more and more lives become at risk of becoming another execrable excuse for human life. Already members of this site have racked up thousands of messages posted, spending precious hours of their young life online wasting away in front of their bright screen in their dark, dimly lit rooms. Overstimulation of social media is costly for your mental health, social life, and physical health as well. Leakthis staff should feel a personal responsibility for each life they ruin by letting users spend more than 10 minutes daily on this godforsaken website.

Social media activity environment that is unregulated and so vagrant like the environment on this site is starkly unacceptable. Firstly, there are no restrictions on the amount of time allowed per day on the site. This problem combined with the site's focus on gaining a “reaction score” creates a toxic competitive environment that encourages users to try their hardest to appease the masses and suck up to the higher-ups on the website. All this effort in the hope of validation from higher-ups. In order to boost self-esteem and feel a sense of belonging in this niche social circle, people post content with the hope of receiving positive feedback. Couple that content with the structure of potential future reward(the false hope of real social stimulation), and you get a recipe for constantly checking this site and the site's discord. With all this constant activity on this site, users will find themselves exploring it. When reviewing other members' social activity, users will tend to make comparisons between the others and themselves like, “Did I get as many likes on my post as so and so?,” or “Why didn’t this person like my post, but this other person did?” Searching for validation on the internet only serves as a replacement for meaningful connections users should be making in real life. Personally, I believe the reaction score and/or message count should be abolished along with the “Scoreboard-Esque” members page. These things create an unhealthy environment for online social behaviour.

Time on site restrictions should be put in place as well. Less time allowed on the site results in less of the fear of missing out from users. Missing experiences can create anxiety and depression in users and this is worse than listening to Bladee. When people look online and see they’re excluded from an activity, it can affect thoughts and feelings and can affect them physically. A 2018 British study tied social media use to less, on and off, and delayed sleep schedules, which goes hand and hand with depression, memory loss, and poor academic performance. Social media use can affect users' physical health even more directly. Researchers also know the connection between the mind and body can turn anxiety and depression into nausea, headaches, muscle tension, and tremors. Personally, I believe to fix these problems there should be site hours that restrict posting any sort of messages during some hours of the day. Late at night or midday to promote good sleep schedules or to promote outdoor activity. I prefer the latter as physical health is important and vitamin d is a keystone for both mental and physical health.

To conclude, this site is a horrible excuse for an online community and full of horrible people, including all staff, that shows zero regard or remorse for the actions taken in making a toxic environment full of scammers and idiots that lack real-life social skills and will die alone and probably celibate. Also, the Authors should be paid for their labours.

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