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06 Oct 2006, 03:26 #21

Read, read, read here in the archives or at www.whyquit.com.
Replying / posting it seems is most challenging today.
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06 Oct 2006, 11:36 #22

I am not sure if others are experiencing problems but I seem to be having trouble accessing www.whyquit.com now. When WhyQuit.com is down many of the graphics here at Freedom won't be working either. It is rare that WhyQuit.com does go down, even stranger when it happens at the same time as when Freedom is experiencing troubles. In the event both sites our down, we have one other alternative.

If you want to access most whyquit.com articles when WhyQuit.com is inaccessible use the site www.whyquit.org. This site is a little out of date, not having some of our newest materials, but most of the articles and resource materials are there to use when whyquit.com are down.
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06 Oct 2006, 11:40 #23

I am not sure if others are experiencing problems but I seem to be having trouble accessing www.whyquit.com now. When WhyQuit.com is down many of the graphics here at Freedom won't be working either. It is rare that WhyQuit.com does go down, even stranger when it happens at the same time as when Freedom is experiencing troubles. In the event both sites our down, we have one other alternative.

If you want to access most whyquit.com articles when WhyQuit.com is inaccessible use the site www.whyquit.org. This site is a little out of date, not having some of our newest materials, but most of the articles and resource materials are there to use when whyquit.com are down.


New additions that are not at the www.whyquit.org site but can be utilized from here at Freedom:
Joel's Video Quit Smoking Lessons
Video Title and Link
Size
Time
Added
"Why did I ever start smoking?" 1.23mb 03:22 09/27/06
Learning how to inhale 1.70mb 04:38 10/02/06
How did the people you know quit smoking? 1.90mb 05:10 09/27/06
"I'll be a nervous wreck forever if I quit smoking" 2.01mb 05:27 09/27/06
"I have to smoke when I talk on the phone" 2.77mb 07:30 09/27/06
"I can't drink alcohol without a cigarette" 1.36mb 03:43 09/27/06
How I started running quit smoking clinics 3.87mb 10:32 09/28/06
"I'm not joining this clinic" 4.62mb 12:33 09/27/06
"Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?" 1.91mb 05:13 09/27/06
Common Symptoms 2.18mb 05:55 09/28/06
Blood Sugar Symptoms 2.03mb 05:31 09/28/06
The Emotional Stages of Loss 3.05mb 08:18 09/28/06
Who wants to go back to smoking? 2.61mb 07:05 09/28/06
"I don't feel any better since I quit smoking!" 3.18mb 08:39 09/28/06
"I know I will quit smoking!" 2.37mb 06:30 09/29/06
"What bad habit should I replace it with?" 1.86mb 05:04 10/02/06
Quitting may lead to other self-improvements 1.13mb 03:07 10/02/06
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06 Oct 2006, 17:31 #24

It appears that Freedom may be getting back to normal but that WhyQuit is now having problems with its web host. Hopefully we'll be back up and running soon.

John
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07 Oct 2006, 19:57 #25

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25 Nov 2006, 22:38 #26

Is there some problem with MSN today? For some reason, the pictures / gif's on any thread I open do not load (I get a blank box with a small red cross in the corner). Well, only a very few do but not the vast majority. I get an error message when I open a "reply" box and try to link to pictures either from the hard drive or from the Freedom photo albums.

Anyone else experiencing the same problem?
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12 Dec 2006, 20:15 #27


Read, read, read here in the archives or at www.whyquit.com.
Replying / posting it seems is most challenging today.
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13 Dec 2006, 04:16 #28

From: Rick_goldx4 Sent: 3/16/2006 8:08 PM
If you find Freedom down whyquit.com is on a different sever. So you may access Joel's library or anything from our site except message boards. If you need help right away you may write [url=mailto:askjoel@whyquit.com]askjoel@whyquit.com[/url] or [url=mailto:managers@whyquit.com]managers@whyquit.com[/url]. Just always remember there are no good reasons to take another puff!!
Rick

Other ready options for nicotine cessations information are:

www.whyquit.com

Where you can access the Ask Joel board (which is also running slow since it is a msnuser address.

JoeJFree
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15 Jan 2007, 07:40 #29

This message has been deleted by the manager or assistant manager.
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15 Jan 2007, 07:42 #30

It's a bit slow and posting is hit or miss. Patience is required at times like this.

Remember that www.whyquit.com is still available.

No nicotine today. Never take another puff, dip or chew!
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20 Jan 2007, 07:42 #32

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21 Jan 2007, 08:04 #33

If you ever find yourself having problems posting or reading at Freedom, just know that www.WhyQuit.com is operated on a totally different server than Freedom. So if you are having problems or just want to do a little reading to reinforce your resolve and things are operating slow here at Freedom, consider reading at www.WhyQuit.com to strengthen your commitement to never take another puff.

Joel
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22 Jan 2007, 01:15 #34

Over the last few days people have been having lots of problems being able to access the Freedom website. These events are totally beyond our control. Whenever MSN is doing maintenance just know that www.whyquit.com is operated totally independent of the MSN Freedom site and we have plenty of articles, commentaries, videos and other support information that you can go through to help sustain your quits. As we discuss in the thread Crutches to quit smoking:

There is a danger of using anything as a crutch, even Freedom itself. For if you ever experience tough times during times when we are experiencing technical difficulties, either reading or posting at Freedom may not be possible, you can start to feel that your quit will not stick since you don't have us as a crutch.

We need to be seen as a tool, a source of information of how to quit and how to stay off even more than a source of support. In the technological world a particular website may not always be going 24 hours a day 365 days a year without interruption, or your computer capabilities may not be able to get here at some points in time.

If you have learned our lessons, keep reinforcing your own primary reasons for first wanting to quit, keep reminding yourself why you still don't want to go back and keep our one simple message in your mind at all times, even if you can't read it at the board at the moment, just remembering it will insure that you will do fine. The message is that no matter what seems to go wrong in life that to stay free during it only requires keeping in practice your commitment to never take another puff!

From the string "Buddy Systems"

There is only one kind of person that you should lock in as your one and only buddy--a person who you know beyond any shadow of a doubt will never take nicotine again, who you also know beyond the shadow of a doubt is going to outlive you so that they are always around to support your quit and who you have total access to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and will have that kind of access to the rest of your life. The fact is that you don't know this about any single individual.

Your quit has got to be contingent on you and nobody else. Another string that addresses this concept is the one on Crutches to Quit Smoking. There it explains how even Freedom as a whole cannot be your one crutch or buddy system for there are times that even we will not be available due to technological glitches at our end or at yours.

So recognize that you have to count on yourself. Learn as much as you can and be armed with as much ammunition and understanding as you can possibly muster to talk yourself through those occasional thoughts or urges that may materialize. Have your reasons for first quitting and your reasons for wanting to stay smoke free at your disposal so that you are always keeping yourself reminded as to why you are now committed to never take another puff!
No one here should ever feel contingent on any one person or even on the whole board. The board cannot be a crutch. For technical reasons, your computer can break, you could lose power, your Internet connection can go down, or MSN can take Freedom down for maintenance. There have been times where Freedom was unreachable for hours and I even think at some point we had days where it was almost impossible to get into Freedom.

If you feel tied to the board for success your quit can be jeopardized by a technological glitch. If you are tied to any one person--that person could lose their Internet connection, or relapse, or get sick or may even pass away. There are just too many variables if your quit is tied to another that can undermine your quit.

Freedom is a tool to help you with your quit. We are giving you an addiction education. But you need to keep these lessons with you, incorporate the education into your general knowledge and way of life. Your success is contingent on you and you alone. Your quit is contingent on only you remembering that to stay smoke free you must never take another puff!

From the string "Misery Loves Company"

You are responsible for your own success or your own failure. The fact is if every one of our Managers relapsed, if I took up smoking and if every other member relapsed too, it would not justify your going back to smoking. It would not give you a legitimate reason to take a cigarette.

I have written this often but when it comes down to it there are only two legitimate reasons to take a cigarette.

One, you want to go back to smoking until it cripples and kills you,

or

two, you enjoyed the physical withdrawals you never want them to end. If this is the case take one drag every three days--withdrawals will last forever.

Every member should start to think out what his or her motivation is for participating at Freedom. If you are coming in to support your decision to quit, to strengthen your resolve and thus secure your quit, then you should either read every single post on the board no matter how negative or positive it sounds so you can see a balanced message, or, just focus on the positive posts and work on tapping into the positive attitude that the vast majority of our members have about quitting.

If you are coming primarily to help others, which is fine if you are personally feeling relatively strong and secure and totally committed to staying free, then you may spend a little more time reading the posts of people in distress so that you may help write posts to reinforce them. Although if you do this enough, it wouldn't hurt for you to spend some time on the positive posts too so that you do not get sucked into a dismal abyss by spending so much time in negative territory.

But if you are looking to rationalize smoking you are going to find more success elsewhere. Go talk to your smoking friends, they will often help you in your quest to rationalize failure. If you believe all of the lies that people tell themselves and will often be glad to share with you as to why they keep on smoking, you likely won't feel to bad about relapsing. Unfortunately whether you feel bad about it or not, your cigarettes are still going to control you and slowly cripple and kill you. Your mind may believe the lies but your body knows the truth, and the truth is that if you are going to stay free saving your health and your life is by you knowing to never take another puff!

Joel
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08 Feb 2007, 10:05 #35

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09 Feb 2007, 06:27 #37

If you ever find yourself having problems posting or reading at Freedom, just know that www.WhyQuit.com is operated on a totally different server than Freedom. So if you are having problems or just want to do a little reading to reinforce your resolve and things are operating slow here at Freedom, consider reading at www.WhyQuit.com to strengthen your commitement to never take another puff.

Joel
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26 Apr 2007, 02:51 #38

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06 Jan 2008, 06:56 #39

Slow and sluggish today.
Hang in there. It's just One of Those Days.
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14 Jan 2008, 23:57 #40

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26 Feb 2008, 22:10 #41

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26 Mar 2008, 08:31 #42

We've had a few members write the managers today and tonight commenting on disappearing threads and posts here at Freedom all of which have somehow reappeared. We're not sure what's happening but assure each of you that no manager has the ability to remove and put back any post or thread without leaving their visible fingerprints upon it. Our best guess is that MSN is or was doing some server work. Do not adjust your dial or fret as all is well
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