Bringing negative posts to the top

Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Dec 2007, 08:27 #141

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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 Dec 2007, 08:28 #142

From our Courtesies & Rules .

POSTING TO CRISIS POSTS - Crisis threads bring normal group activity to a halt as all attention turns to the crisis. All thread titles calling for immediate group action must reflect current circumstances and cannot be allowed to falsely suggest that a member's crisis still exists when it has already passed.

Members must immediately cease posting to any crisis thread once the member posts back indicating that the crisis has passed
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

06 May 2008, 02:19 #143

From our Courtesies & Rules .

POSTING TO CRISIS POSTS - Crisis threads bring normal group activity to a halt as all attention turns to the crisis. All thread titles calling for immediate group action must reflect current circumstances and cannot be allowed to falsely suggest that a member's crisis still exists when it has already passed.

Members must immediately cease posting to any crisis thread once the member posts back indicating that the crisis has passed.
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

07 May 2008, 07:35 #144

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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

20 Jul 2008, 09:56 #145

From: Joel Sent: 6/6/2007 3:09 AM


The intent of this string is to have people not raise help or crisis messages that have been resolved in the past, as opposed to saying that we don't want our members to post to help requests.
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

07 Aug 2008, 05:22 #146

From: John (Gold) Sent: 1/16/2005 10:12 AM
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Each and every time a new message is added to an existing thread it causes the old thread to again be brought to the very top of the All Topics message board.

We just had a member post to and pull-up an old crisis thread with a "HELP ME" title to the top after the member in crisis had long ago posted back asserting that the crisis had passed. The thread had also been clearly marked by a Manager telling all members to stop posting to it and allow it to gradually drop by being slowly displaced by new threads and messages.

Once a member lets us know that the crisis has either passed or is now manageable the thread must be allowed to immediately begin to drop so that the board can accurately reflect the true state of current affairs and not past crisis history. But why?

First and most obvious, when a crisis thread gets posted it brings regular group activity almost to a grinding halt, as the entire group turns its united attention to the member in crisis. It is hard for members to feel comfortable posting to celebrations or parades while while a crisis is on-going. You can hardly blame them. In that new arrivals rarely feel comfortable in reaching out during crisis and do not want to be seen as insensitive, most simply stop posting until the they're confident that the crisis has passed.

To bring an old crisis to the top or keep it alive after the crisis is under control is like yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theatre when the fire is already out. Imagine the impact of such titles upon a smoker just arriving. What will their junkie mind see? Will their false message (that crisis is underway) only reinforce a desire to postpone cessation. Could multiple such titles cause them to depart before opening a single thread?

Sadly, MSN software does not allow us to take a thread off of the top of the message board simply by deleting the offending post. It hurts tremendously to do so, as we pride ourselves in keeping Freedom's archives as intact and complete as possible but it leaves our Managers with only two options - allow a false message to be conveyed to the entire group and all visitors or delete the entire thread. It's one reason why we've put so much recent emphysis into ensuring that all Applicants attest to having read forum's Courtesies & Rules .

Please understand that membership in this group is conditioned upon compliance with Freedom's rules. Please read them, know them, and allow them to guide your conduct within the group. Please help us keep all of our old distress posts so that they can continue to serve as wonderful silent teaching tools to all facing challenge.

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It is also a good idea to make a copy of your "help" thread for two reasons. First you have a copy of not only your problem, but also the wonderful help responses given to you by Freedom's members, and finally, should your quit be in jeopardy again for any reason, all you need to do is to go to that thread and reread the replies and links given to you by members so you do not have to post a crises again.
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

30 Aug 2008, 03:47 #147

From: Joel Sent: 6/6/2007 3:09 AM


The intent of this string is to have people not raise help or crisis messages that have been resolved in the past, as opposed to saying that we don't want our members to post to help requests.
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

02 Sep 2008, 19:10 #148

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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

19 Oct 2008, 09:43 #149

From our Courtesies & Rules .

POSTING TO CRISIS POSTS - Crisis threads bring normal group activity to a halt as all attention turns to the crisis. All thread titles calling for immediate group action must reflect current circumstances and cannot be allowed to falsely suggest that a member's crisis still exists when it has already passed.

Members must immediately cease posting to any crisis thread once the member posts back indicating that the crisis has passed
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