by Joel Spitzer
21 Jan 2018, 18:35
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: 23 January
Replies: 26
Views: 1.7K

Re: 23 January

Hello Dagmar: I am afraid not many people are reading here nowadays. We basically shut down the board for new members back in September. Here is our string talking about the reasons why: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/ffn/closing-new-memberships-at-freedom-t27324.html I believe a lot of our members...
by Joel Spitzer
11 Dec 2017, 20:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Getting there 1 day at a time.
Replies: 139
Views: 9.1K

Re: Getting there 1 day at a time.

Congratulations on almost four years Jezza. Here are a few pages related to what you wrote here today: http://whyquit.com/joels-videos/make-a-list-of-why-you-want-to-quit/ (The journal in a way serves as your list) http://whyquit.com/joels-videos/videos-related-to-the-implications-of-a-puff-once-you...
by Joel Spitzer
09 Dec 2017, 17:48
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: “You know smoking two or three cigarettes is better than having smoked two or three packs!”
Replies: 1
Views: 79

“You know smoking two or three cigarettes is better than having smoked two or three packs!”

https://youtu.be/GwO4SYNssUs Video addresses the misconception that many people have that by greatly reducing their cigarette consumption they are well on the road to successfully quitting smoking. “You know smoking two or three cigarettes is better than having smoked two or three packs!” This state...
by Joel Spitzer
04 Dec 2017, 22:11
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: New video: Can taking a break from smoking help you “get rid of” nicotine tolerance?
Replies: 0
Views: 35

New video: Can taking a break from smoking help you “get rid of” nicotine tolerance?

I got to tell you, I really can't figure out this new site. I wanted to embed my new video and a link to the detailed description but for the life of me I can't remember how to do the video embed. So if anyone is interested check out this page:  Can taking a break from smoking help you “get rid of” ...
by Joel Spitzer
04 Dec 2017, 22:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Roger's First Post
Replies: 169
Views: 6.0K

Re: Roger's First Post

Hello Roger: Congratulations on 10 years. Sorry no one has gotten back to you here. The site has kind of shut down a while back. The string  Closing new membership at Freedom goes in to the problems that we were having for the past year.  If you use Facebook you may want to check in over at Turkeyvi...
by Joel Spitzer
09 Nov 2017, 00:29
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Additional resources for our YouTube Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Additional resources for our YouTube Videos



Video describes enhancements I have made in the video description section on my YouTube Channel so as to make for easier access to additional resource materials we have here, at YouTube and at WhyQuit.com.


Link to additional resource page for this video
by Joel Spitzer
02 Nov 2017, 11:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Bill's Journal/First Post
Replies: 173
Views: 11.2K

Re: Bill's Journal/First Post

Congratulations on five years Bill. 
by Joel Spitzer
21 Oct 2017, 23:36
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Closing new memberships at Freedom

Blast5 wrote: Thank you so much
You are welcome Bill. This time I got notified by email.
by Joel Spitzer
20 Oct 2017, 14:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Closing new memberships at Freedom

Hello Bill: Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you. I thought I was getting email notifications if anyone was posting to the board and I had not received any notifications for over a week. I just assumed no one had posted. Just happened to check the board this morning and saw a few new posts...
by Joel Spitzer
13 Oct 2017, 09:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: It's Friday the 13th--Is this an unlucky day to quit smoking?
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re:

Resources regarding the fears involved with quitting smoking: http://whyquit.com/joels-videos/resourc ... g-smoking/
by Joel Spitzer
13 Oct 2017, 09:56
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: It's Friday the 13th--Is this an unlucky day to quit smoking?
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: It's Friday the 13th--Is this an unlucky day to quit smoking?

For anyone thinking of putting off quitting today for superstitious reasons.
by Joel Spitzer
08 Oct 2017, 10:59
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Advertisements that appear at the board
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Advertisements that appear at the board

"...being that we don't want diversions and controversies on the board, in the future we will not debate the merits or detriments of corporations who show up as sponsors. If we see a post referring to a problem with any sponsored site we will delete it and bring up this post that talks about our fe...
by Joel Spitzer
22 Sep 2017, 12:46
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Closing new memberships at Freedom

Recorded new video this morning making it clearer that new membership at Freedom from Nicotine is closed. I modified the original post in this string to start off with the new video. Also recorder a new video for my YouTube channel addressing issues raised with my video descriptions on the channel t...
by Joel Spitzer
16 Sep 2017, 20:04
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Advertisements that appear at the board
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Advertisements that appear at the board

Advertisements that appear at the board Tapatalk is in control of these ads and their placement and getting all proceeds. Freedom's management team and participants are volunteers and not a single one of us has ever gotten a penny for the work we do at this site, either by any kind of sponsorship or...
by Joel Spitzer
16 Sep 2017, 16:55
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Closing new memberships at Freedom

Yes, I suspected that this is what most people are encountering. Not sure there is anything we are going to be able to do about these ads going forward. I used to direct readers to the thread we had at the old Yuku site, titled Yuku sponsored ads within the forum . Although if you go look at that th...
by Joel Spitzer
12 Sep 2017, 12:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Closing new memberships at Freedom

You are welcome Kathy.

Although as for not having been able to quit without us, check out the video What did they do to make you quit smoking
by Joel Spitzer
11 Sep 2017, 13:58
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Closing new memberships at Freedom

We originally titled this string as "Temporarily closing memberships at Freedom" After recording the video though we started to see other problems with the new platform beyond just having issues with applications. Our exiting index system to key posts no longer worked, and the mechanism for easily c...
by Joel Spitzer
09 Sep 2017, 22:24
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: A New Beginning
Replies: 164
Views: 13.1K

Re: A New Beginning

Hello Kathy: Thanks for your insights here. We are quite torn on how things are going to play out here at Freedom from Nicotine. With all of the problems we have encountered for almost 11 months now its no wonder that participation is quite limited. All though in truth participation has been going d...
by Joel Spitzer
09 Sep 2017, 14:34
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Closing new memberships at Freedom
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Temporarily closing new memberships at Freedom

The HTML coding problem that we are now having at the site makes it difficult to add links to existing strings, videos and WhyQuit resources. I created an offsite page that allows me to simply copy and paste links to our existing resources. Here is a link to that page: https://ntapblog.wordpress.com...
by Joel Spitzer
09 Sep 2017, 14:02
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom

Yes that is the html codes that I was referring to. It's not only happening our older posts with links, but it seems that when I try to add links to new posts the editor strips out the links and just puts in the title of the link. Actually getting links to work is now a multi-step process. I am only...
by Joel Spitzer
09 Sep 2017, 01:20
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom

It appears that posting links to existing strings creates unexpected and distracting codes. 
by Joel Spitzer
09 Sep 2017, 01:18
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom

Thanks Judy. By the way, did you have to do anything special in order to be able to post today? The video in the new string   [url=https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/ffn/temporarily-closing-new-memberships-at-freedom-t27324.html]Temporarily closing new memberships at Freedom  [/url]explains the reason ...
by Joel Spitzer
26 Aug 2017, 17:08
Forum: The Message Board
Topic: Taking a leave of absence from Freedom
Replies: 9
Views: 502

<r>Thanks Kathy and Jim.<br/> <br/> Shot a quick update to my YouTube hiatus video.<br/> <br/> <YOUTUBE id="VgusZczFc0Y" url="http://www.youtube.com/v/VgusZczFc0Y&version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata"><URL url="http://www.youtube.com/v/VgusZczFc0Y&version=3&f=videos&app=youtu...