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FoolishWorkinj
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:06

05 Mar 2006, 06:20 #11

Thanks. I remember this post now. Sorry
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Rickgoldx5
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

13 Oct 2006, 01:10 #12

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Four years, five months, one week, one day, 4 hours, 58 minutes and 17 seconds. 129776 cigarettes not smoked, saving $32,379.25. Life saved: 1 year, 12 weeks, 2 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes.
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FreedomNicotine
Joined: 06 Dec 2008, 16:58

18 Oct 2009, 17:00 #13

Freedom's Courtesies & Rules
GENERAL SOCIALIZATION
- Freedom's message boards (and member profile pages) are reserved for giving and receiving nicotine cessation support and not for general socialization or unrelated chatter. There are thousands of fun sites on the internet that are centered around socializing. Freedom is not a place to celebrate the birthdays of our thousands of members or to celebrate hundreds of national or religious holidays. Please help us keep Freedom a serious and supportive group that remains focused exclusively on the topic of freedom from nicotine.
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FreedomNicotine
Joined: 06 Dec 2008, 16:58

08 Nov 2009, 03:17 #14

If you look at Our Courtesies thread you will see there are numerous ways that a person can lose his or her ability to post at Freedom from Nicotine without relapsing. But there is only one way for a person to really lose his or her Freedom from Nicotine, a move that could cost that person his or her health and his or her life. That way is breaking the commitment that he or she made to him or herself to never take another puff!"
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FreedomNicotine
Joined: 06 Dec 2008, 16:58

19 Apr 2010, 19:02 #15

I just deleted a post that was asking how a specific member was doing since he had not been around for a while. This string clarifies why the post was removed.

The practice of asking where a particular member is putting unwanted pressure on that person to post. It is also setting up a situation that can pose a real problem. There are times when a person is gone for weeks or even months at a time. If another member puts up a post asking where is so and so, there is a good chance the person will never see it and thus not respond. This can set up the perception that the person relapsed. There are times when this may be the case, but there are just as many times if not more where it was not the case. Actually, as I think back to the times when we have seen a post like "Where is what's his name," in most cases we knew the person was still off smoking, but it is not up to us to report on any specific member. Whenever we see posts come up asking about another member we are going to pull that post.
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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

19 Nov 2011, 14:39 #16

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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

27 Mar 2015, 12:34 #17

[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF]Sometimes a person will pull his or her own membership because of our structure, at other times we have pulled posting privileges of members because they were trying to shape Freedom's style into one that was more relaxed and social and better fitting their current state of being. Such actions though will weaken the level of focus that we keep at Freedom and we believe that level of focus is more important than the enjoyment of any particular person or even groups of people. So there are times when a person is no longer a member and thus cannot respond to a request for information. If a person is no longer a member it may mean many things and there is no way to know for sure. Even at times when we know the status of an individual the managers won't divulge that information unless that member or past member expressly tells us that they want us to pass along his or her information.In summary, it is impossible to know for sure the status of a person who is not posting. When it comes down to it though, the only one person any member should be focusing on is himself or herself. The people who any member should be giving assistance to or looking to support are people who are expressly asking for such help. Put all available time you have into securing your own quit and put any extra time you have at the site into helping our new members or even a longer-term member who is asking for help. As I said, it is impossible to know for sure the status of a person who is not posting. The only thing that you can know for sure though is that your quit will stay strong and secure whether you are a member or not, or, whether you ever post or not just as long as you always remember to stick to the commitment you made to yourself to never take another puff!



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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

10 Aug 2015, 13:41 #18

From above:


"[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF]Sometimes a person will pull his or her own membership because of our structure, at other times we have pulled posting privileges of members because they were trying to shape Freedom's style into one that was more relaxed and social and better fitting their current state of being. Such actions though will weaken the level of focus that we keep at Freedom and we believe that level of focus is more important than the enjoyment of any particular person or even groups of people. So there are times when a person is no longer a member and thus cannot respond to a request for information. If a person is no longer a member it may mean many things and there is no way to know for sure. Even at times when we know the status of an individual the managers won't divulge that information unless that member or past member expressly tells us that they want us to pass along his or her information."[/font]


The following video discusses this issue:


The Freedom from Nicotine Support Board


Video discusses how the Freedom from Nicotine site is more of an educational site that offers some support rather than a support site that offers some education. Also discusses other support mechanisms offered or referenced at WhyQuit.com.

Related articles:

I Like my other support group more
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/22961

Freedom - A virtual classroom
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/23254

Related videos:

Are you ready for Freedom?

I've tried everything to quit smoking and nothing works!

The danger of using Internet quit sites as a crutch to quit smoking

"I liked my other clinic more"

Reading at other quit sites

Sharing our materials at other quit sites

What did they do to you to make you quit smoking?
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Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

21 Aug 2015, 16:35 #19

[font=ARIAL, GEORGIA, 'TIMES NEW ROMAN', TIMES, SERIF]From above:


"Sometimes a person will pull his or her own membership because of our structure, at other times we have pulled posting privileges of members because they were trying to shape Freedom's style into one that was more relaxed and social and better fitting their current state of being. Such actions though will weaken the level of focus that we keep at Freedom and we believe that level of focus is more important than the enjoyment of any particular person or even groups of people. So there are times when a person is no longer a member and thus cannot respond to a request for information. If a person is no longer a member it may mean many things and there is no way to know for sure. Even at times when we know the status of an individual the managers won't divulge that information unless that member or past member expressly tells us that they want us to pass along his or her information."


The following video discusses this issue:


The Freedom from Nicotine Support Board


Video discusses how the Freedom from Nicotine site is more of an educational site that offers some support rather than a support site that offers some education. Also discusses other support mechanisms offered or referenced at WhyQuit.com.

Related articles:

I Like my other support group more
http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/22961

Freedom - A virtual classroom
http://www.ffn.yuku.com/topic/23254

Related videos:

Are you ready for Freedom?

I've tried everything to quit smoking and nothing works!

The danger of using Internet quit sites as a crutch to quit smoking

"I liked my other clinic more"

Reading at other quit sites

Sharing our materials at other quit sites

What did they do to you to make you quit smoking?

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