A "random forum", that's actually ironic because if it was some low quality website you yourself wouldn't be using it, but here you are having posted 383 messages. If it was some random forum you're saying a lot about yourself for using it for so long.
Also, it's not just any forum, it's a hairloss forum. Its also one of the biggest and most popular hairloss forums on the internet.
Furthermore, a survey is a form of study. Just like there have been many pro-Finasteride people here, there are also anti-Finasteride people, so it's an excellent place to get an idea of how frequently side effects are on Finasteride.
Where else would you like studies to be taken? With people who also haven't taken any hairloss medication? Or only clearly funded studies (because how else are they to fund such expensive studies) that have data manipulated?
I've clearly shown that the FDA nor Merck can be trusted and they did what is considered "proper studies" for all drugs they pass to market, but obviously by the fact that there's so many deaths (4th highest number of deaths in the US are from Prescription drugs), then obviously a lot is wrong with the FDA that even their "proper studies" can't be trusted by what they release to market and obviously they must be clearly understating side effects.
With all due respect, you haven't shown or proven anything. I actually agree with you that the incidence of side effects is probably understated, but the conclusions you're drawing and the reasoning you're employing to get to those conclusions is so incredibly flawed I don't even know where to begin. You're just pulling random data and suppositions together and drawing conclusions from them which fit your narrative. If I were to read this as an outsider without any bias, I would probably be more inclined to believe the exact opposite of what you're saying, just based on the way you come across and the glaring flaws in your reasoning.