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Default Nov 20, 2023 at 10:25 PM
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I find the feedback very appropriate. I started out why people are mean to each other. and i get 5 paragraphs. I then mention lying and get 5 more paragraphs. And another word and get 5 more paragraphs.
The info is good but if there is any way to make the responses look more unique.

In conversation, people often react negatively to repeated behaviors. The responses are great info but the manner they are presented seems robotic. Hope that helps develop a more sensitive DocSam.

One suggestion would be to offer a short answer and leave a sentence at the end of the single paragraph that says
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If there is a way to expand the window size, those 5 paragraph responses would not seem so long on the computer and may be received better. Every time I get a response I have to scroll up because the window is so small. If it is expandable using standard browser symbols to expand or contract the DocSam bubble would help.

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Default Nov 21, 2023 at 02:21 PM
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Well, like normal human conversation, especially with a supportive person who's supposed to be helping you, I would hope/think the person asking the questions does a lot less talking than our chatbot is currently doing, so that's the primary focus of our efforts -- to make it more akin to a supportive, normal conversation with another person and not just this information dump onto you (unless you ask for it).

It's an iterative process and we continue to work on it every week to help improve the overall interaction experience and conversation quality. I appreciate your continued use of Sam while we continue working on him/her in the background!

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Default Nov 21, 2023 at 02:32 PM
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I forget if i asked this, i don't have a working brain

Is it going to be possible for us to have the option of light background and dark text? Cause I can't read light text on a dark background due to the learning disabilities I have
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Thank you for that feedback. The answer is we don't know at this time, we're focused on the training model for the AI more so than the interface. We'll keep it in mind.

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Default Nov 21, 2023 at 04:18 PM
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is it okay that i copy paste his answers into my visitor messages - so I'm able to read them? Or would you rather us members who can't read white writing on a dark background not copy paste stuff he says?

sorry i started copy pasting so I could read his answers and only thought afterwards that it might not be allowed

probably overthinking cause i'm stupid
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Iím sure thatís fine @felineangel
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I forget if i asked this, i don't have a working brain

Is it going to be possible for us to have the option of light background and dark text? Cause I can't read light text on a dark background due to the learning disabilities I have
Hi @felineangel one option is to highlight the chatbox after DocSam prints out the message and instead of a black background you have a blue background.

Your other idea of copying and pasting it into a doc so you can read it sounds okay too.

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Guys, guys, guys....
Send Doc Sam a smiley face at the end of talking to him.
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Send Doc Sam a smiley face at the end of talking to him.
IT'S BRILLIANT!
what did he do? he wouldn't do anything unusual when i put one at the end of something i typed, was i doing it wrong? cause i'm stupid
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what did he do? he wouldn't do anything unusual when i put one at the end of something i typed, was i doing it wrong? cause i'm stupid
He just gives a really positive message. All I did was type : ) without the space

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He just gives a really positive message. All I did was type : ) without the space
ok thanks muddy, i was doing it wrong then cause i was typing stuff and putting the : ) on the end - without the space
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I do think itís a good chat bot but Iíd like to feedback it did press the idea of therapy onto my somewhat despite me saying I canít afford it. I understand it tries to steer you towards support in your area but it felt a bit heavy handed to me.
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[QUOTE=CANDC;7381888][FONT="Arial"][SIZE="3"]I find DocSam is sort of like a psych librarian in one way in that it seems to give a lot of information.

I said this "Well I find that there are many kinds of therapists and many different approaches to therapy" and it gave me a page of text that flashed up in an instant.

I would wonder if it could say 1 paragraph and then click for more if that is possible.

It is good information. I am wondering how much DocSam is supposed to be human like and how much it is just supposed to be a helpful bot.

Right now he seems to provide great info but not in a conversational way.
CANDC: I THINK THIS IS A CRUCIAL POINT. SAME APPLIES TO THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MODEL HE IS TESTING-THAT IS INFORMATIONAL ALSO. THIS COULD BE A GREAT WAY TO GET INFO, EVEN VERY GENERAL ANSWERS TO SOME QUESTIONS, BUT AS TO FILLING THE GAP CURRENTLY IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT, THIS CAN ONLY FILL A NICHE AND PEOPLE SHOULD BE AWARE OF THAT. IN MY AREA, HARD TO GET PDOCS INSTEAD OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS THAT PRESCRIBE MEDS. MY T HAS A PHD BUT DOESNT PROVIDE AS MUCH STRUCTURE AS I LIKE. SAID WE COULD NOT DO A FLOW CHART AS AN OVERVIEW TO MY CHOICES OF DIRECTION IN SOLVING A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM. YES, THEY MUST FIRST DO NO HARM, AND I NEED A STRONGER SUPPORT NETWORK OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY, BUT SO DO MANY PSYCH PATIENTS. VERY CONCERNED THAT A LOT OF UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE WILL BE PROVIDING SUB PAR CARE.

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I felt heard. Was asking about socializing when Deaf with non-deaf people. A lot of people donít get it. I miss out on the side conversations and jokes. He/she did good.

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oops i just got told off by docsam

Just so others know: I think he/she got angry when i asked about self harm - probably best not to mention those two words together to him/her cause i think i upset him/her

Question though: White text on black background is difficult for me to read, particularly as docsam types way too fast for me to even begin to read what he (or she) just typed, is it possible to change it from a dark background with light text, to a light background with dark text?
i dont think we should expect professionals (or a bot)to take self harm lightly. If you find yourself thinking about that, get to a live mental health professional immediately-the more highly qualified the better. This is nothing to fool around with or wonder about. Just get some real care instead of using some experimental medium like this. Sorry, big hugs, but this shows the huge weakness of this type of care.

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Default Nov 22, 2023 at 05:04 PM
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Very clever chat bot, was able to answer most of the questions I put to it. However I did ask one question that it wasn't able to answer!
Got the response "Hmm, I am not sure about that, sorry."

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It's interesting, but doesn't (thus far, TG) replace humans or replace the sense of community that we have worked so hard to have here at MSF. It could undermine that, no?


Starts to make you wonder what's real and what isn't in this cyber-world of ours.

I don't know whether the bot entity is a good addition to a forum dealing with mental health.
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In addition, this program ought to be called Ask Bot Sam ... and NOT Doc Scam... oops I meant Doc Sam (excuse the Freudian slip! lol) because in essence it is elevating the status of an inanimate program to that of DOCTOR, which I strongly feel is the wrong impression to give.
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In addition, this program ought to be called Ask Bot Sam ... and NOT Doc Scam... oops I meant Doc Sam (excuse the Freudian slip! lol) because in essence it is elevating the status of an inanimate program to that of DOCTOR, which I strongly feel is the wrong impression to give.
This is an excellent point The Gal!
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In addition, this program ought to be called Ask Bot Sam ... and NOT Doc Scam... oops I meant Doc Sam (excuse the Freudian slip! lol) because in essence it is elevating the status of an inanimate program to that of DOCTOR, which I strongly feel is the wrong impression to give.
I agree with this tbh, its similar to when people have doc or doctor or psych in their usernames - just my opinion - i find that confusing as well cause to me it suggests they have a lot of medical training

i'm just saying, hope nobody gets mad at me
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