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  4. Dillhole, come quit booze with me :)

    1. Dillhole

      Dillhole

      Foodbuzz,

      Don't know why I decided to log in just now.  I noticed we first joined the site in 2010.  About a month apart.  I'm struggling to give up dip.  I need to make a push.  Gonna keep looking in and try another attempt.  Out on vaca the next week, but gonna start looking in the following week.  Thanks for the invite, I'll jump on the no-booze page now.

      Steve

  5. 15 Guests looking on the site right now, maybe ONE of them has the desire to change their life starting today
  6. This site has obviously taken a plunge - however, flavius is working to fix it. We have a chain email full of suggestions from veteran quitters to get things going in the right direction. The membership will get going again someday - hopefully soon. There are many styles of quitters out there. If quiet and calm works for some people then go for it. They typically have a post count equal to their number of days and then they vanish. I, personally cant sugar coat addiction. People in AA don't do it either. Because if you sugar coat it you are basically giving someone a free pass. If someone is lurking around this site then chances are they have tried to quit on their own multiple times and failed. There is nothing wrong with trying to jumpstart someone posting up a day one by trying to get them to be HONEST about their addiction. So for anyone poking around the site that hasn't joined yet, please do so. There is a nicotine free life out there for you that you can earn. It is worth it. You will be supported, this I can promise.
  7. Euty, I had my first run with QS in 2004 and I hung around for years after I was comfortable with being quit. I remember you, I remember when you first quit and I commend you for remaining committed to your quit. You're doing good!! When I first logged in on QS I was greeted by Hoop...and I felt like I was being greeted by a Drill Sergeant. It's because of Hoop that I stayed. Had I have been greeted with fluff and emotion...I wouldn't have stayed and wouldn't have made it that 10 years. I'm 15 days into my new quit and I'm the newest member....Christ, 4660 days ago you didn't see one new member every 2 weeks...you saw new members daily. How many members did you have in your group in 2006? I'll bet at least 20 with some falling out later. I don't believe that membership to the site is a result of a drastic reduction of people chewing. I think it's safe to assume that there's a similar amount of people chewing now as there was 15 years ago. You'd have to assume that of those people there are the same amount of people wanting to quit as there was 15 years ago. I've seen 12 "guests" here once and I'm the newest member after 15 days.??? You continue supporting lurkers to quit your way and I'll continue to encouraging lurkers the way that started my 10 year quit.
  8. I quit in 2006 when I decided to quit and I'm on day 4,660 because I would rather be free than a slave to nicotine, even if someone could give me an ironclad guarantee that I'd never have any health-related problems from dip and that I could have a lifetime supply of dip and to always be free to put a fat one in my mouth any time I wanted one. I also know that it would only take one dip to put me back into that trap. If someone doesn't want to quit, no amount of badgering or pleading will keep them quit. I have to want to quit in order to remain free, not for someone else or to live up to their expectations. Accountability to a group helps enormously, but in the final analysis, I have to want freedom more than just one more dip. Euty ~ day 4,660, nearly 14 years, nicotine-free
  9. Actually, yes. In 04 I was a lurker, I then joined the site and proudly posted that I was planning on quitting on some random date in the future. A gentleman veteran named Hoopity explained to me in no uncertain terms that I was a dumbass and that I need to pull my head out of my ass and the dip out of my mouth right then. I did so and that was the beginning of a 10 year quit. I'm back here now on day 11 because I drifted away from the site and lost the accountability. Reading is fine but accountability is key...some people need a little nudge to begin their journey. Not getting a single new member in a week isn't a glowing testament that all's fine. Having one person in a quit group (such as mine) isn't an indication that all's fine. Time to try something different.
  10. Let me guess, people badgering you made you throw away every can of dip you owned and immediately quit. I guess I'm weird, I had to reach the point I truly wanted to be free from the slavery of dip and be willing to do whatever it took to get there before I threw away dip and embraced the suck. Maybe others like to be talked to like children by a sarcastic old man. To those like me, I invite the lurkers to look around and read as much as you can from those who broke the bonds of the nicotine-slave master. Euty ~ day 4,657, nearly 14 years, nicotine-free
  11. Eight guests on right now and I'm still the newest member of the site...that's some crazy bat shit stuff right there! Well, I guess if you carry your sack in a man-purse it is easier to read about people having quit than it is to actually quit yourself. What are you eight hoping to gain by lurking in the shadows? Heaven forbid you being accountable to people that want to see you succeed in your quit. You know, we really do want to see you kick this bitch and we can help you do it when you exit from the shadows and post day 1 in your Sept group.
  12. Ten guests on the site now...what has to happen to get one of you to decide that you've had enough of being a slave to dip?? I dipped cope for 23 years, found QS and quit for 10 years and that would not have happened without the support from the people here. I screwed up and took a cigar and I caved. I'm back here on day 8 and I should be at day 15 years. I own my mistake and I'm here again to make sure that I remain accountable to the people that I know from 15 years ago and to the people that I never got the opportunity to meet since I left. I have a dry erase board in my office and I have my days quit written on there. I have informed my two dip suppliers that I quit (they were glad about it), I have informed my friends and family...I have gone all in and am completely transparent. It's called accountability and I'm going to get as much as I can. For you guests, I played that game too. Lurking around, reading but not committing to my quit. Afraid that I might fail and be embarrassed. Knowing that I needed to quit but not quite willing to give up the nic bitch. All of us here on QS have lived exactly what you're going through...you're not unique. This site is full of people that had no idea they had the strength to quit and yet they did. The great people on this site know each stage of a quit and can explain what you're going through and help you through it. We're standing by ready to help you save your life...all you have to do is stop being a bystander and take that first step. I'm sure that there's some people that love you that would like you to take that step.
  13. Why is my name still in the "most recent member" box?? Christ Almighty...what's it gonna take for a Guest to actually take control of their addiction and their life. Get registered and lets get this quit on the road!
  14. To add on to what Capt, Kirk says above... Lurkers, you didn't find this site by accident. You probably came here after reading the great stuff on http://www.quitsmokeless.org/ . Most of us here did. We were searching because we were desperate to quit. We read the stories and we felt hope that we too could conquer this terrible addiction. If you were like us and need the daily accountability and support. You can register and post day 1 right after dumping and flushing all your stash and making the promise that your love/hate affair with dip is over. What is the Quit Smokeless Community? We are an online support group of mostly men, but women are equally welcome too, who are kicking our addiction to smokeless tobacco on a daily basis. If you were like us and need the daily accountability and support, then my best advice is don't wait. You can register and post day 1 right after dumping and flushing all your stash and making the promise that your love/hate affair with dip is over. Nicotine is not allowed. No cigars, cigarettes, vapes, non-tobacco nicotine-containing dip, no NRT. You cannot fight a nicotine addiction with nicotine. What is a Quit Group? We organize ourselves according to the month we will reach our first 100 days quit. For instance, if you quit on 5/27/2019 , you would reach 100 days quit on the 3rd of September. Thus you would belong to the September 2019 Quit Group. You will belong to that group if you quit anywhere between these dates: 5/25/2019 - 06/23/2019. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call. 1) To get there, go to --> Home --> Quit Groups (Members Only) -->Pre-Hall of Famers -->September 2019 -->Roll Call OR 2) Click the shortcut link: https://forum.qssn.org/index.php?/topic/2851-roll-call/ How it works: Post roll call daily. This is your promise to yourself and us that you will not use nicotine in any form for the rest of the day. Simply add your name and your day count. Come back tomorrow and repeat your promise. How to post roll call: Go to the bottom of the last page (if multiple pages), to the very last post, then... 1) On a PC 1. Do NOT click on the "quote button" 2. Highlight the entire last post starting with "If you quit between (insert date) - (insert date) this is your quit group" all the way through the last person to post under supporters. 3. Either right click on the highlighted area and click "copy" or the "Ctrl" key and the letter "C" at the same time. 4. At the bottom of the page (below the fat blue bar with page numbers on it and below the very last post) is a blank box for a new post (says "reply to this topic"). Place cursor in this box and right click "paste" or "ctrl" and "V" at the same time. 5. Go to the middle of your post where it says "quitters" add your name, quit days and comments then click "submit reply". You do need to do a little editing of the date, and deleting of previous quitters and supporters if you are the first to post for the new day. It takes a little patience but once you learn it it's quick and easy 2) (On a phone) Use your phone's touch screen copy and paste functions to do what is described above. It might need some practice. It's easier to do than it is to explain. The only mistake you can make is to not post your promise posted. You'll get the hang of it.
  15. OK, so there's 6 guests on the site right now. What the hell is the matter with you guys? Sneaking around in the shadows isn't gonna cut it...get your ass registered and go post in your Sept group. Once you register, you will see member areas of the site and you will have the full advantage of the site to help with your quit. I challenge you guests to grow some sack and get registered and post a hello in your Sept group.
  16. Well, I spend part of my work day in my office in front of a computer. I'll be able to use some of that time stirring up the shit around here. People naturally go to places where it's fun, where they can laugh and feel safe. As you know, quitting is hard and scary and stressful...coming to a place where you're surrounded by people going through the same things as you and are having some fun and laughs is bound to bring people out of the shadows. I'll do whatever I can to help...helping others helps me and adds a greater level of accountability to my quit.
  17. You're right. What we've been doing has has not been successful. We've been brainstorming on how to improve that. Change has been a little on the slow side.
  18. Thanks RWM, I noticed the site being less active than it was years ago but I also notice that there's 6-10 "visitors" on at any particular time. These visitors need to be convinced to register and come out of the shadows. Current quitters also need to spread the word about QS to the people in their lives that also chew. I posted earlier this morning in the open part of the site to the people that are hiding in the shadows...we need to get these people signed up, motivated and accountable.
  19. Welcome back. Your experience sends a huge message to those who start to feel cured after so many hundred days. I need the daily accountability for the rest of my life, ODAAT of course. Post roll call, make your promise, keep your promise, repeat. We're having trouble getting first-time newbies here. Most of the newcomers now were previous oldtimers. Many of them fell back into the trap the same way you did. The site is not as bustling as it has been. It is what it is, but the basic principles are still here, and you can get the support you need. PM me and I will send you my phone #. You can summon someone by placing a @ before their name, ala @Flavius Victor
  20. I quite often see 6-8-10 Guests looking around the site at any given time. It's great that you all have found the site and are looking around. It's great that you are reading about the experiences of past quitters that have preceeded you. There's one problem though, you are not using the site to its fullest extent, you are not using the site in such a way that increases your chances for a successful quit. It's simple, register to the site...it's fast, simple and free. Once you're registered, quit dipping and find your group. If you're having troubles, just ask and you will be helped. Each day after your quit, come to your group and post a roll-call. If during your quit, you're having unmanageable cravings or some other struggle, come to your group and post about it, you'll be talked through it. The whole premise of the site is accountability and being a Guest doesn't give you that accountability. You have to register, post roll in your group and ask for help if/when you need it. You're here for a reason, you want to quit, you're thinking about quitting. You're a Guest for a reason too, you're afraid to commit to saving your life. You're afraid to possibly start something you might fail at. You know you need to quit but are afraid that you're not strong enough. We have ALL been there. There's a million excuses why not to get your ass in here but there's one reason to...you're killing yourself if you don't. Register now and lets get this quit started.
  21. Well, I'm back. Not proud of what I did but I'm here to make it right. My QS name is Capt. Kirk and I was in the Freedom Marchers back in...I think it was 2005. Back then, I quit and became active in the site. I used the site most every day and built some friendships. I made it to the HOF (I just read my speech there) and I was on my way. I remained on the site to continue helping myself while hoping to provide help to others. Time went on, life got in the way and I felt firmly anchored in my quit...I was fine. Ten years after quitting, I got a job flying float planes in SW Alaska for the same company my brother flies for. During a period between flights, I was being ravaged by mosquitos and another pilot handed me a cigar. I lit it, puffed it (didn't inhale) and blew the smoke to clear the bugs. It wasn't long before I was just chewing on the cigar and, of course, the natural progression was to the tin. Here I am after 14 years and, after a 10 year failed quit. I'm ready to get this done. Hey Flavius, can you email me at my township address...I'd like to keep my original user account if possible
  22. One dip away from a can a day

  23. I have done 6 out of 11 of these. what a shame
  24. I found this wonderful organization in August of 2012.  I stumbled onto it because I was attempting to quit dipping after 42 yrs.   My mind was hazzy and I had difficulty concentrating.  I wondered if I was having normal withdrawal symptoms which led me to consult the internet, and I found this site.  The support on this site definitely enabled me to stay "quit."  I remember dreaming several times that I had a dip in my mouth and was spitting it out and wondering how it got there.  

         I was very envious of those who had reached the 10 day mark of quitting.... then the 20 days, and eventually 100 days.  Staying off the nicotine for 7 years has been one of my favorite life accomplishments. Good luck to all of you who have decided to regain control of your body.  I can remember telling my body that I was in charge now, and there would be no more nicotine.  Good luck to all, especially newbies.

     

  25. Really, posting in general is a shit ton easier than it used to be. All that deciphering code crap is out the window. Just copy and paste like a mug.
  26. Ladies and Gentlemen, I have heard moans and complaints that using the site is difficult, especially while using a phone. Here is the good news: Despite what you've heard, this site is MUCH easier than it used to be, especially on a phone, I promise! I am going to post two YouTube tutorials on how to use the 'copy and paste' function for two types of phones: iPhone and Android. Copy and paste is really all you really need to know! Don't worry about using the Quote tools. You don't need to use them...forget about them for now. Copy and paste is all you need to know on your laptop or desktop too, but I'm assuming you already know how to use those functions (hint: on laptops or desktops use CTRL + C to copy text, and CTRL V to paste). If you are posting roll call on a phone or laptop/desktop: 1) Go to the bottom of the last page of the thread you are posting roll call to; copy all the text (& pics) from the last post. 2) Paste the copied text into the box at the bottom of the page where it says 'Reply to this topic...' 3) Edit the text however you want BEFORE you hit 'Submit Reply' . The videos below show you how to copy and paste with the two main types of phones (it's actually easier than depicted in these videos because you don't have to open or close apps, you just copy the last post and paste in the 'Reply to this topic...' box at the bottom of the page. iPhone Android
  27. nick40142

    Quitting

    Drummz, From one nicotine addict to another, I'm an avid bow hunter and my quit date is Oct 26, just before the best part of the hunting season for my area. I still hunted the rest of the season without dip, believe it or not life without dip is possible, in fact it is so much better. Not making sure you have enough dip to get you through the day, no making sure you have a bottle handy when you want it, not can rubbing a ring in your pants, the list goes on and on. It's a matter of learning to do your favorite activities without a pinch or smoke. Those activities will be just as good, if not better, without that ball and chain weighing you down. I hope you are here to quit for you, I wish you the best and will be looking for you in the June HOF group.
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