Be careful how you title your posts.

Joel
Joel

July 11th, 2006, 4:44 am #31

Be Careful how you title your posts! From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.

The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.
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Joel
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August 1st, 2006, 9:00 am #32

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August 11th, 2006, 7:47 pm #33

Just a word of warning, if you ever see the warning of "Let this post drop" in big highlighted letters and for some reason you want to keep a copy of the string, copy and paste it to your local computer for there is a real chance that the thread will be pulled if any member pops it up.

The more that our members read and learn about our operation the lesser the chance that they will ever lose posting privileges. More importantly though, the more that all of our members and non-members read and learn here about nicotine addiction, the more resolute they will always stay in their decision to never take another puff!
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Joel
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August 17th, 2006, 8:16 pm #34

Just bringing this one up as an example of how we really do try to minimize attention seeking posts at Freedom.
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Kristen Goldx3
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August 19th, 2006, 8:04 pm #35

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Joel
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September 2nd, 2006, 2:30 am #36

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Joel
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September 2nd, 2006, 8:05 am #37

Just a word of warning, if you ever see the warning of "Let this post drop" in big highlighted letters and for some reason you want to keep a copy of the string, copy and paste it to your local computer for there is a real chance that the thread will be pulled if any member pops it up.

The more that our members read and learn about our operation the lesser the chance that they will ever lose posting privileges. More importantly though, the more that all of our members and non-members read and learn here about nicotine addiction, the more resolute they will always stay in their decision to never take another puff!
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Joel
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September 2nd, 2006, 3:43 pm #38

Just a word of warning, if you ever see the warning of "Let this post drop" in big highlighted letters and for some reason you want to keep a copy of the string, copy and paste it to your local computer for there is a real chance that the thread will be pulled if any member pops it up.

The more that our members read and learn about our operation the lesser the chance that they will ever lose posting privileges. More importantly though, the more that all of our members and non-members read and learn here about nicotine addiction, the more resolute they will always stay in their decision to never take another puff!
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Joel
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September 6th, 2006, 1:03 am #39

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September 6th, 2006, 1:09 am #40

As we discuss in the thread The Freedom Classroom
Since December of 2002 we have had over 1,056,000 distinct hosts view pages at www.whyquit.com. If only 10% of these people find their way to Freedom it would still be over 100,000 people. The numbers may be higher. While we don't know the exact numbers of people who do read we know it is a lot. Every person posting at Freedom has an awesome responsibility because every word you are writing is capable of influencing hundreds or even thousands of people. Considering what we are trying to influence them to do, which is to quit smoking and to save their lives, it is easy to see how why we feel that this is indeed an awesome responsibility.

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Joel
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November 1st, 2006, 8:11 pm #41

From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.


The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.
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Joel
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November 2nd, 2006, 2:43 am #42

Just a word of warning, if you ever see the warning of "Let this post drop" in big highlighted letters and for some reason you want to keep a copy of the string, copy and paste it to your local computer for there is a real chance that the thread will be pulled if any member pops it up.

The more that our members read and learn about our operation the lesser the chance that they will ever lose posting privileges. More importantly though, the more that all of our members and non-members read and learn here about nicotine addiction, the more resolute they will always stay in their decision to never take another puff!
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Joel
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November 6th, 2006, 10:24 am #43

From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.


The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.
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Joel
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November 6th, 2006, 9:55 pm #44

From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.

The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.
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Kristen Goldx3
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November 18th, 2006, 7:53 am #45

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Joel
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January 3rd, 2007, 12:04 am #46

We have a post up on the board that is only going to be up for a short period of time. With so many new readers and members here I think it is important to make sure that all are aware that panick posts will get quick attention but they are going to have a short lifespan on the board. In fact, we rarely get posts like this happening. That is obvious by the fact that it has been over a month and a half since we had to pop up this particular string.
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Kristen Goldx3
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January 3rd, 2007, 4:01 am #47

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January 3rd, 2007, 4:03 am #48

The member that had a thread up asking for support is doing fine now.

She requested that we let everyone know that she appreciated all of the replies and reading suggestions and also asked the managers to please pull her thread off of the board, which we did.
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Joel
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January 28th, 2007, 8:35 pm #49

From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.

The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.
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Joel
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February 3rd, 2007, 11:34 pm #50

I saw where a newer member put up a call for help. A few members posted advice into her string, and I popped up a few posts for her to read. She just ackowledged that she read those strings, thanked the people that responded, and most importantly wrote that she was feeling better now. She did good.

I am popping up this string now to make it clear to all others why we should allow that post to drop. I could right now put in the do not post comment into her thread, popping it up for one last time before forcing it to drop, but I am going to take a chance here that maybe our members will read this and realize why they themselves should let the post drop.

If anyone would like to offer her a little encouragement, they can find her original post and give her a quick hello and congratulate her on getting through a tougher moment. Those comments will be seen in her original string for a whole lot longer than they will in this morning's string, for one way or another that string is going to fall off the board. in a day or so.
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Joel
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May 4th, 2007, 11:32 pm #51

From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.

The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.
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Joel
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May 7th, 2007, 6:08 am #52

From above:

I just want all members to be cognizant of how the title their posts. Titles that are alarming may get quicker attention, but they are going to have a short life-span on the board. They are either going to get a "Do not post to this thread again and Let it drop" warning once the crisis has passed or end up disappearing all together. Also, if any member obviously becomes a regular attention seeker at Freedom he or she is going to lose his or her posting privileges. He or she will still be able to have access to read and get all of the same information that we make available at Freedom and at www.whyquit.com, but he or she will never have the ability to ask specific questions to the general membership.

The entire string of Bringing negative posts to the top discusses potential problems of having strings that have titles that if used over time may not accurate reflect the mindset of the member. So as it says above, be careful how you title your posts. They are likely to have more attention and longevity if their titles are not attention seeking by design.

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