I’m just starting a new conversation because I wanted to respond to your point below without derailing the other conversation.
We do already have private messages, which I think you’ve said you do use? You can also start a private conversation between multiple users, which sounds very similar to what you are suggesting about private threads that people can be invited to. Did you have something different in mind? Perhaps you can share a bit more about what you meant.
We can also move posts to a new conversation if discussions go off topic, so if you see situations where this might be the case, do let us know by using the flag button under the post.
We do plan in work with our technical team on a fairly regular basis to make improvements to the site. We try to look at feedback and suggestions and consider what will be most helpful to users when making updates.
It’s very thoughtful of you to mention raising money for this work, thank you. We would be able to do technical updates on the site without any specific immediate fundraising, but we are a charity and the overall running of the maintenance of the community is funded by voluntary donations. Anyone who wishes to donate to support the online community can also do this here: https://www.sueryder.org/donate/support-the-online-community