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Title: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on December 31, 2020, 09:33:41 AM
Welcome to 2021 quitters! Here's to a SMOOTHER year then the last.

So... who quit dipping on New Year's Eve? I know you're not alone...

You CAN do this. It won't be easy but it's TOTALLY worth it. Keep fighting!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 01, 2021, 04:57:17 PM
Happy New Year Quitters!!!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 02, 2021, 09:34:18 AM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 02, 2021, 09:34:42 AM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?

Mine are still up... hoping to get everything down and put away this week.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 02, 2021, 09:42:29 AM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?

Mine are still up... hoping to get everything down and put away this week.
Mostly down...all the exterior Illumination is still up...extension ladder time.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 02, 2021, 10:34:44 AM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?

Mine are still up... hoping to get everything down and put away this week.
Mostly down...all the exterior Illumination is still up...extension ladder time.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) - we've been getting a TON of rain here (in Cleveland). Have to get outside to get all my shit down. Not sure I'll be able to walk through my back yard without sinking into my ankles!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 02, 2021, 10:34:58 AM
Newbie Questions at KillTheCan.org

https://www.killthecan.org/newbie-questions-at-killthecan-org/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 02, 2021, 10:48:07 AM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?

Mine are still up... hoping to get everything down and put away this week.
Mostly down...all the exterior Illumination is still up...extension ladder time.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) - we've been getting a TON of rain here (in Cleveland). Have to get outside to get all my shit down. Not sure I'll be able to walk through my back yard without sinking into my ankles!

LOL! Put those boots on!

Dry as a bone here in central California. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on January 02, 2021, 02:51:21 PM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?

Mine are still up... hoping to get everything down and put away this week.
Mostly down...all the exterior Illumination is still up...extension ladder time.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) - we've been getting a TON of rain here (in Cleveland). Have to get outside to get all my shit down. Not sure I'll be able to walk through my back yard without sinking into my ankles!

LOL! Put those boots on!

Dry as a bone here in central California.
About a foot of snow here in central MN. It's rare anyone takes down their lights until a warm(er) spell or spring. lol
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 03, 2021, 10:30:57 AM
Who's going to write the first HOF SPEECH of 2021??? Can't wait!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Big Brother Jack on January 04, 2021, 08:36:29 AM
Question of the Day:

Do you have your Christmas decorations down yet?

Mine are still up... hoping to get everything down and put away this week.
Mostly down...all the exterior Illumination is still up...extension ladder time.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) - we've been getting a TON of rain here (in Cleveland). Have to get outside to get all my shit down. Not sure I'll be able to walk through my back yard without sinking into my ankles!

LOL! Put those boots on!

Dry as a bone here in central California.
About a foot of snow here in central MN. It's rare anyone takes down their lights until a warm(er) spell or spring. lol
House Decorations down BUT Leaving up the Tree ( Love seeing it in the corner and decided I'll take it down when the shine wears off ... good possibility it will be up till next Christmas - We Shall See lol  'Pop' ) 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 04, 2021, 09:00:37 AM
First Quitter Meet of 2021 – BG and Scowick!

https://www.killthecan.org/first-quitter-meet-of-2021-bg-and-scowick/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 06, 2021, 10:58:49 AM
Question of the Day:

How far into the new year is it still acceptable to say 'Happy New Year' when you see someone?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on January 06, 2021, 10:59:35 AM
Question of the Day:

How far into the new year is it still acceptable to say 'Happy New Year' when you see someone?
Mid-January seems reasonable.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 06, 2021, 02:04:09 PM
Sorry Chewie about changing the subject. My question is if you have bad reflux issues after quitting and were able to get it under control but then got rona did your reflux stay down or did it flare up with a vengeance. I was doing real well and then rona showed up and the reflux is as bad now as it was 6 months ago. I have talked to a few other quitters and they had the same issue. Just was curious if this a another side effect of this goofy virus that we were blessed with, thanks.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 06, 2021, 02:25:09 PM
Sorry Chewie about changing the subject. My question is if you have bad reflux issues after quitting and were able to get it under control but then got rona did your reflux stay down or did it flare up with a vengeance. I was doing real well and then rona showed up and the reflux is as bad now as it was 6 months ago. I have talked to a few other quitters and they had the same issue. Just was curious if this a another side effect of this goofy virus that we were blessed with, thanks.

Have you tried omeprozale?  I take it every other day, and it controls my acid reflux like a champ.  My dr. prescribed it, but you can get it OTC.

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 06, 2021, 02:33:03 PM
Sorry Chewie about changing the subject. My question is if you have bad reflux issues after quitting and were able to get it under control but then got rona did your reflux stay down or did it flare up with a vengeance. I was doing real well and then rona showed up and the reflux is as bad now as it was 6 months ago. I have talked to a few other quitters and they had the same issue. Just was curious if this a another side effect of this goofy virus that we were blessed with, thanks.

Have you tried omeprozale?  I take it every other day, and it controls my acid reflux like a champ.  My dr. prescribed it, but you can get it OTC.

-Jeff
I have been fighting with myself about taking anything as I never have except the 30 plus years of self medication with tobacco. I have LPR "silent reflux" and it came back with the rona which was weird but its very painful when its bad and takes weeks to heal. I need to just suck it and get some OTC even if its the plain label low dose, thanks.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 06, 2021, 03:26:18 PM
Sorry Chewie about changing the subject. My question is if you have bad reflux issues after quitting and were able to get it under control but then got rona did your reflux stay down or did it flare up with a vengeance. I was doing real well and then rona showed up and the reflux is as bad now as it was 6 months ago. I have talked to a few other quitters and they had the same issue. Just was curious if this a another side effect of this goofy virus that we were blessed with, thanks.

Have you tried omeprozale?  I take it every other day, and it controls my acid reflux like a champ.  My dr. prescribed it, but you can get it OTC.

-Jeff
I have been fighting with myself about taking anything as I never have except the 30 plus years of self medication with tobacco. I have LPR "silent reflux" and it came back with the rona which was weird but its very painful when its bad and takes weeks to heal. I need to just suck it and get some OTC even if its the plain label low dose, thanks.

Seriously has helped me with my reflux.  My nephew has permanent scarring of his esophagus from his reflux.  I know just how painful it can be.  Let me know if you try it, and how it's working for you.

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 06, 2021, 06:04:25 PM
Sorry Chewie about changing the subject. My question is if you have bad reflux issues after quitting and were able to get it under control but then got rona did your reflux stay down or did it flare up with a vengeance. I was doing real well and then rona showed up and the reflux is as bad now as it was 6 months ago. I have talked to a few other quitters and they had the same issue. Just was curious if this a another side effect of this goofy virus that we were blessed with, thanks.

Have you tried omeprozale?  I take it every other day, and it controls my acid reflux like a champ.  My dr. prescribed it, but you can get it OTC.

-Jeff
I have been fighting with myself about taking anything as I never have except the 30 plus years of self medication with tobacco. I have LPR "silent reflux" and it came back with the rona which was weird but its very painful when its bad and takes weeks to heal. I need to just suck it and get some OTC even if its the plain label low dose, thanks.

Seriously has helped me with my reflux.  My nephew has permanent scarring of his esophagus from his reflux.  I know just how painful it can be.  Let me know if you try it, and how it's working for you.

-Jeff
I will be picking up some tomorrow. After discussing it with another awesome quitter who is a nurse I just need to step up and do it. Amazing how we covered up so much with our addiction to have it show when we quit.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chris2alaska on January 06, 2021, 07:38:47 PM
Question of the Day:

How far into the new year is it still acceptable to say 'Happy New Year' when you see someone?
Mid-January seems reasonable.

JULY!!!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 07, 2021, 08:24:56 AM
Sorry Chewie about changing the subject. My question is if you have bad reflux issues after quitting and were able to get it under control but then got rona did your reflux stay down or did it flare up with a vengeance. I was doing real well and then rona showed up and the reflux is as bad now as it was 6 months ago. I have talked to a few other quitters and they had the same issue. Just was curious if this a another side effect of this goofy virus that we were blessed with, thanks.

Have you tried omeprozale?  I take it every other day, and it controls my acid reflux like a champ.  My dr. prescribed it, but you can get it OTC.

-Jeff
I have been fighting with myself about taking anything as I never have except the 30 plus years of self medication with tobacco. I have LPR "silent reflux" and it came back with the rona which was weird but its very painful when its bad and takes weeks to heal. I need to just suck it and get some OTC even if its the plain label low dose, thanks.

Seriously has helped me with my reflux.  My nephew has permanent scarring of his esophagus from his reflux.  I know just how painful it can be.  Let me know if you try it, and how it's working for you.

-Jeff
I will be picking up some tomorrow. After discussing it with another awesome quitter who is a nurse I just need to step up and do it. Amazing how we covered up so much with our addiction to have it show when we quit.

NEVER feel bad about changing the topic @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) - that's why these boards are here!

I've got a ton of experience with reflux, but can't speak on the rona aspect. Looks like you've gotten some good advice from others. Hope you get some relief soon.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 08, 2021, 12:52:10 PM
Question of the Day:

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 08, 2021, 01:35:19 PM
Question of the Day:

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

staying Quit, making plans to take the wife out of town NEXT weekend, having a beer, watching some football, reading.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 08, 2021, 05:18:44 PM
Question of the Day:

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

staying Quit, making plans to take the wife out of town NEXT weekend, having a beer, watching some football, reading.

Hopefully by monday to be adjusted to Nexium and having it work for me. Now just getting used to goofy way it makes me feel and having the house rona free, yippee. But realizing everyday is a new chapter in life dip free thanks to KTC and the awesome people here. Thanks everybody but big shout out to my quit bud @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240), you rock my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stillbrewing on January 08, 2021, 07:35:43 PM
Question of the Day:

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

staying Quit, mang plans to take the wife out of town NEXT weekend, having a beer, watching some football, reading.

Hopefully by monday to be adjusted to Nexium and having it work for me. Now just getting used to goofy way it makes me feel and having the house rona free, yippee. But realizing everyday is a new chapter in life dip free thanks to KTC and the awesome people here. Thanks everybody but big shout out to my quit bud @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240), you rock my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642)
Thanks Doug!  I hope you get that reflux under control.  I have to return to work next week so I'm going to watch football, drink a few beers , make some excellent food, relax, and enjoy the last few days of my vacation/quarantine. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on January 08, 2021, 08:37:02 PM
Question of the Day:

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

staying Quit, mang plans to take the wife out of town NEXT weekend, having a beer, watching some football, reading.

Hopefully by monday to be adjusted to Nexium and having it work for me. Now just getting used to goofy way it makes me feel and having the house rona free, yippee. But realizing everyday is a new chapter in life dip free thanks to KTC and the awesome people here. Thanks everybody but big shout out to my quit bud @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240), you rock my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642)
Thanks Doug!  I hope you get that reflux under control.  I have to return to work next week so I'm going to watch football, drink a few beers , make some excellent food, relax, and enjoy the last few days of my vacation/quarantine.
hoping I can get a deer on the ground so I don’t have to sit in a cold stand no more! Wish me luck on that big buck!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 09, 2021, 09:08:11 AM
But... but... but...  it's so much SAFER!!!!

Study: Vaping Could Nearly Triple the Chance of Smoking in Teens
https://www.killthecan.org/study-vaping-could-nearly-triple-the-chance-of-smoking-in-teens/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 09, 2021, 07:05:42 PM
But... but... but...  it's so much SAFER!!!!

Study: Vaping Could Nearly Triple the Chance of Smoking in Teens
https://www.killthecan.org/study-vaping-could-nearly-triple-the-chance-of-smoking-in-teens/

My 16 year old son told me today that all his summertime buddies are now vapors. He looked at me and said "Don't worry dad I don't hang around them no more. Plus that would screw up my lungs and I love to play soccer too much to start that". Proud dad moment and almost had me tearing up. I wish more kids would just listen but they think that vaping makes them a cool kid. Shit I thought chewing made me a cool kid so nothing has changed. Praying that he keeps his word and tells others how dumb they are.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 11, 2021, 09:30:35 AM
But... but... but...  it's so much SAFER!!!!

Study: Vaping Could Nearly Triple the Chance of Smoking in Teens
https://www.killthecan.org/study-vaping-could-nearly-triple-the-chance-of-smoking-in-teens/

My 16 year old son told me today that all his summertime buddies are now vapors. He looked at me and said "Don't worry dad I don't hang around them no more. Plus that would screw up my lungs and I love to play soccer too much to start that". Proud dad moment and almost had me tearing up. I wish more kids would just listen but they think that vaping makes them a cool kid. Shit I thought chewing made me a cool kid so nothing has changed. Praying that he keeps his word and tells others how dumb they are.

I'm not sure I've ever seen a more perfect statement: https://www.killthecan.org/my-life-may-be-an-absolute-mess/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 11, 2021, 09:31:34 AM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 11, 2021, 09:38:55 AM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on January 11, 2021, 11:44:37 AM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 11, 2021, 01:07:55 PM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Tjschu on January 11, 2021, 07:15:04 PM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: famous205 on January 11, 2021, 11:56:35 PM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
ROLL TIDE!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on January 12, 2021, 09:32:32 AM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
ROLL TIDE!
Unless you are an Alabama fan, that game wasn't even fun to watch. Jeez.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 12, 2021, 10:13:11 AM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
ROLL TIDE!
Unless you are an Alabama fan, that game wasn't even fun to watch. Jeez.
Agreed... boring.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: famous205 on January 12, 2021, 01:26:15 PM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
ROLL TIDE!
Unless you are an Alabama fan, that game wasn't even fun to watch. Jeez.
Agreed... boring.
I'm from Alabama and have been rooting for them for as long as I can remember. I personally love those types of games :)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 12, 2021, 01:35:54 PM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
ROLL TIDE!
Unless you are an Alabama fan, that game wasn't even fun to watch. Jeez.
Agreed... boring.
I'm from Alabama and have been rooting for them for as long as I can remember. I personally love those types of games :)

@famous205 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18652) You would!   :rustaf:   LOL
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on January 12, 2021, 03:11:58 PM
Question of the Day:

NCAA National Championship game tonight - who you got? Buckeyes or Crimson Tide?
Gotta go with the Tide
Prefer to see Ohio win it but I predict Alabama will come out on top.
I'm in the same boat @MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) - even as a Hoosier, I'll be rooting for the rival Buckeyes but I think it's a long shot.

That said, look what happened with my Browns last night!
I'll be rooting for the Buckeyes but its a damn shame that kids can't play because of a virus. Not sure who or if Alabama is missing anyone due to Covid
ROLL TIDE!
Unless you are an Alabama fan, that game wasn't even fun to watch. Jeez.
Agreed... boring.
I'm from Alabama and have been rooting for them for as long as I can remember. I personally love those types of games :)

@famous205 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18652) You would!   :rustaf:   LOL
I am a Bison and loved being a Bison football fan when they won five-consecutive NCAA Division I FCS National Championships between 2011 and 2015 as well as three more consecutively between 2017 and 2019. I don't deny being a fan of a dominate sports team is fun. It's just super boring from everyone else's perspective. lol
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 13, 2021, 08:18:54 AM
The Early Drama When Quitting - Does the “high school bullshit” serve a purpose?

https://www.killthecan.org/the-early-drama-when-quitting/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 18, 2021, 08:27:12 AM
Huge, huge, HUGE congratulations to @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) on TEN THOUSAND days of quit!

Congratulations my brother... an absolutely MONUMENTAL feat!!!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Big Brother Jack on January 18, 2021, 08:36:03 AM
Huge, huge, HUGE congratulations to @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) on TEN THOUSAND days of quit!

Congratulations my brother... an absolutely MONUMENTAL feat!!!

Appreciate all the Love and Support from everyone here at KTC and the absolute Brother & Sisterhood that saved my heart and soul and keeps my Brother Cliff's Memory Alive !
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Keith0617 on January 18, 2021, 10:11:40 AM
Huge, huge, HUGE congratulations to @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) on TEN THOUSAND days of quit!

Congratulations my brother... an absolutely MONUMENTAL feat!!!

Appreciate all the Love and Support from everyone here at KTC and the absolute Brother & Sisterhood that saved my heart and soul and keeps my Brother Cliff's Memory Alive !
Congrats BBJ on your huge accomplishment. Much respect!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: LDIDDY on January 18, 2021, 10:44:10 AM
Huge, huge, HUGE congratulations to @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) on TEN THOUSAND days of quit!

Congratulations my brother... an absolutely MONUMENTAL feat!!!

Jack, huge accomplishment.  You know Cliff is smiling down at you every minute!!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on January 18, 2021, 01:02:29 PM
Huge, huge, HUGE congratulations to @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) on TEN THOUSAND days of quit!

Congratulations my brother... an absolutely MONUMENTAL feat!!!

Jack, huge accomplishment.  You know Cliff is smiling down at you every minute!!
Damn brother!! You have always been an inspiration to me and countless others. Keep blazing the way!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on January 18, 2021, 04:58:14 PM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 18, 2021, 10:45:32 PM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: WishedIQuitSooner on January 19, 2021, 11:36:48 PM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 20, 2021, 07:55:26 AM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?

Not sure I follow your question @WishedIQuitSooner (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18246) - can you clarify?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 20, 2021, 08:13:43 AM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?

Not sure I follow your question @WishedIQuitSooner (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18246) - can you clarify?

You can only see those colors if you are on a computer, from the phone they don't appear...at least they don't on my phone
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: WishedIQuitSooner on January 20, 2021, 11:19:49 AM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?

Not sure I follow your question @WishedIQuitSooner (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18246) - can you clarify?


OK I see them now, I couldn't see the different colors he was talking about below the posters on my Iphone.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: 69franx on January 22, 2021, 03:38:35 PM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?

Not sure I follow your question @WishedIQuitSooner (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18246) - can you clarify?


OK I see them now, I couldn't see the different colors he was talking about below the posters on my Iphone.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) if you turn your phone sideways, you may be surprised at all the info you can see that is not normally present when held upright
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on January 22, 2021, 03:44:35 PM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?

Not sure I follow your question @WishedIQuitSooner (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18246) - can you clarify?


OK I see them now, I couldn't see the different colors he was talking about below the posters on my Iphone.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) if you turn your phone sideways, you may be surprised at all the info you can see that is not normally present when held upright

@69franx (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=26) Funny...one of my quit buddies @Aggies94 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18638)  just mentioned the same thing to me re: the SSOA.

 'bang head'

Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: WishedIQuitSooner on January 22, 2021, 10:52:43 PM
Dumb question, mostly because i can't figure out the pattern.

Under each poster, there is a series of dots.  They are green, yellow, or Red.  Seems like most of the Sr. guys have 5.  But I have seen as many as 7.  Must be some seniority thing. 

Is it posts?  Time that you have been a member?

What Do the colors mean?  That I can't make ANY sense out of.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Yep... it's based on post counts. Newbie (0 posts) up to Master of Quit (20,000 posts) and a bunch in between.

Colors are for the mods (green), conductors (blue) and admins (red).
Where are they?

Not sure I follow your question @WishedIQuitSooner (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18246) - can you clarify?


OK I see them now, I couldn't see the different colors he was talking about below the posters on my Iphone.
@JeffH4257 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18759) if you turn your phone sideways, you may be surprised at all the info you can see that is not normally present when held upright

That is far out dude! 8)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 26, 2021, 09:29:47 AM
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) and @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) with a first-time meet for breakfast in Millen, GA.

https://www.killthecan.org/athan-and-gs9502-millen-ga-breakfast-meet/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on January 26, 2021, 04:52:11 PM
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) and @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) with a first-time meet for breakfast in Millen, GA.

https://www.killthecan.org/athan-and-gs9502-millen-ga-breakfast-meet/
The first of many quitter meets for me, I hope!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Skolvikings on January 26, 2021, 05:24:15 PM
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) and @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) with a first-time meet for breakfast in Millen, GA.

https://www.killthecan.org/athan-and-gs9502-millen-ga-breakfast-meet/
The first of many quitter meets for me, I hope!

@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) did @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) give you a "special" pic to commemorate the occasion?  He left a Big Ole' pic in the spare bedroom after he visited Skol.  Problem is the wife found it not I.  Now I have Pic envy.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Athan on January 26, 2021, 05:38:47 PM
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) and @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) with a first-time meet for breakfast in Millen, GA.

https://www.killthecan.org/athan-and-gs9502-millen-ga-breakfast-meet/
The first of many quitter meets for me, I hope!

@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) did @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) give you a "special" pic to commemorate the occasion?  He left a Big Ole' pic in the spare bedroom after he visited Skol.  Problem is the wife found it not I.  Now I have Pic envy.
Oh shoot - I left that for Worktowin. Tell the Mrs. that it's photoshopped - I'm really bald.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on January 26, 2021, 05:46:18 PM
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) and @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) with a first-time meet for breakfast in Millen, GA.

https://www.killthecan.org/athan-and-gs9502-millen-ga-breakfast-meet/
The first of many quitter meets for me, I hope!

@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) did @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) give you a "special" pic to commemorate the occasion?  He left a Big Ole' pic in the spare bedroom after he visited Skol.  Problem is the wife found it not I.  Now I have Pic envy.
Oh shoot - I left that for Worktowin. Tell the Mrs. that it's photoshopped - I'm really bald.
Nah, @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70), but we were in a public place. @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258)  did mention something about having to leave a "package" in the restroom, though...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stoneman469 on January 27, 2021, 08:26:54 PM
Hi,
Looking for clarification on what quitting can do to our mental health. I’m seeking help, but it’d be extremely helpful to chat with someone who has experience with a possible different mental state, after quitting. I hope that makes sense. Thanks!

@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) and @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) with a first-time meet for breakfast in Millen, GA.

https://www.killthecan.org/athan-and-gs9502-millen-ga-breakfast-meet/
The first of many quitter meets for me, I hope!

@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011) did @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) give you a "special" pic to commemorate the occasion?  He left a Big Ole' pic in the spare bedroom after he visited Skol.  Problem is the wife found it not I.  Now I have Pic envy.
Oh shoot - I left that for Worktowin. Tell the Mrs. that it's photoshopped - I'm really bald.
Nah, @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70), but we were in a public place. @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258)  did mention something about having to leave a "package" in the restroom, though...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stillbrewing on January 28, 2021, 08:37:44 AM
@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153)
After the first 72 hours into the quit when all the nicotine has left your body, the brain games begin.  Your brain has to undo years of working while under the influence of nicotine.  This can cause anxiety, malaise, headaches, constipation, pain, the list goes on.  What specific issues are you having?  I'm going to PM you my number.

Hi,
Looking for clarification on what quitting can do to our mental health. I’m seeking help, but it’d be extremely helpful to chat with someone who has experience with a possible different mental state, after quitting. I hope that makes sense. Thanks!

Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stoneman469 on January 28, 2021, 11:16:04 AM
Good Morning,
I've been informed that posting a separate post may garner more support, so here goes.. Is anyone willing to share their experience with medicines and the mental game of withdrawal? I have an appointment with an addictions psychiatrist in a week, trying to gather real world smokeless tobacco experience. Anything would be helpful. Thank you.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: WishedIQuitSooner on January 28, 2021, 12:25:53 PM
Good Morning,
I've been informed that posting a separate post may garner more support, so here goes.. Is anyone willing to share their experience with medicines and the mental game of withdrawal? I have an appointment with an addictions psychiatrist in a week, trying to gather real world smokeless tobacco experience. Anything would be helpful. Thank you.

@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) -I am on 30mg of Lexapro because of the anxiety of quitting and nicotine withdrawal, more like borderline psychosis(in my case anyway). There is an article on here about what this stuff can do to you. Nicotine causes disruptions in your serotonin levels by way of nicotine receptors. Nicotine also can interfere with insulin resistance. Get help if you need it there is no shame in it, I did. It gets a lot better with time.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: c_mac on January 29, 2021, 01:36:57 AM
Hey brother. What is going on with the site? Im still quit with swarmin hornets of 2016, but I can’t figure out the new site. I’m struggling a bit and still chew the lip...fucking pitiful I know. But sometimes it feels like falling back into the comfort of a big fat lip seems good.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on January 29, 2021, 09:37:42 AM
Hey brother. What is going on with the site? Im still quit with swarmin hornets of 2016, but I can’t figure out the new site. I’m struggling a bit and still chew the lip...fucking pitiful I know. But sometimes it feels like falling back into the comfort of a big fat lip seems good.
@c_mac (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1173) - the Swarmin Hornets group is here: https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=32.0

Welcome back.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stoneman469 on January 31, 2021, 09:34:39 AM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 31, 2021, 01:20:07 PM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Click your profile tab and click show posts. If you are looking for somebody else you need to search them using the members tab and search from there. Hope this helps as Chewie might be busy playing the snow. We are still waiting for the worst to come here in Pa.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stoneman469 on January 31, 2021, 03:31:02 PM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Click your profile tab and click show posts. If you are looking for somebody else you need to search them using the members tab and search from there. Hope this helps as Chewie might be busy playing the snow. We are still waiting for the worst to come here in Pa.
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) Is there a way to perform a search for a general topic or word?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on January 31, 2021, 03:38:46 PM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Click your profile tab and click show posts. If you are looking for somebody else you need to search them using the members tab and search from there. Hope this helps as Chewie might be busy playing the snow. We are still waiting for the worst to come here in Pa.
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) Is there a way to perform a search for a general topic or word?
@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) That I don't know. We might have to wait until Chewie gets done playing in the snow or somebody a whole lot smarter then me can answer.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 01, 2021, 07:23:13 AM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Click your profile tab and click show posts. If you are looking for somebody else you need to search them using the members tab and search from there. Hope this helps as Chewie might be busy playing the snow. We are still waiting for the worst to come here in Pa.
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) Is there a way to perform a search for a general topic or word?
@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) That I don't know. We might have to wait until Chewie gets done playing in the snow or somebody a whole lot smarter then me can answer.

@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) - Sadly, the search function here on the forums leaves a little bit to be desired... with so many records, members, posts, etc. a general 'search' tends to throw that error. @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) can give you a more technical answer if you're interested.

That said, this is a great place to ask a question... even if it's rehashing old material, it gives us another opportunity to explore the topic and you never know who's thinking about doing the same search you are and bringing it back to the surface is helpful.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 01, 2021, 07:23:49 AM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Click your profile tab and click show posts. If you are looking for somebody else you need to search them using the members tab and search from there. Hope this helps as Chewie might be busy playing the snow. We are still waiting for the worst to come here in Pa.
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) Is there a way to perform a search for a general topic or word?
@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) That I don't know. We might have to wait until Chewie gets done playing in the snow or somebody a whole lot smarter then me can answer.

@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) - Sadly, the search function here on the forums leaves a little bit to be desired... with so many records, members, posts, etc. a general 'search' tends to throw that error. @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) can give you a more technical answer if you're interested.

That said, this is a great place to ask a question... even if it's rehashing old material, it gives us another opportunity to explore the topic and you never know who's thinking about doing the same search you are and bringing it back to the surface is helpful.

Oh... and our 100% snow day prediction turned into maybe two inches of snow... kids were pissed when I got them up at 6:10 for school :)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stoneman469 on February 01, 2021, 08:23:07 AM
@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
In attempt to prevent redundant questions, how can I search previously posted material? I’ve tried the search bar, but received an error message stating that I am not allowed to search.
Click your profile tab and click show posts. If you are looking for somebody else you need to search them using the members tab and search from there. Hope this helps as Chewie might be busy playing the snow. We are still waiting for the worst to come here in Pa.
@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) Is there a way to perform a search for a general topic or word?
@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) That I don't know. We might have to wait until Chewie gets done playing in the snow or somebody a whole lot smarter then me can answer.

@stoneman469 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19153) - Sadly, the search function here on the forums leaves a little bit to be desired... with so many records, members, posts, etc. a general 'search' tends to throw that error. @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) can give you a more technical answer if you're interested.

That said, this is a great place to ask a question... even if it's rehashing old material, it gives us another opportunity to explore the topic and you never know who's thinking about doing the same search you are and bringing it back to the surface is helpful.

@chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
Thank you! Hopefully, y’all get more snow? Lol, I’m assuming more than 2” is desired?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on February 03, 2021, 09:20:11 AM
Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?

I'll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was "more addicted" than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on February 03, 2021, 09:45:50 AM
Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?

I'll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was "more addicted" than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.

Many of my baseball buddies dipped, and had dipped for many years.  I told myself, shit, they've all chewed way longer than me, and they're just fine.  I have nothing to worry about.
 
That, and never looking at pictures of what happens to people who lose part of their face from chewing tobacco.  I lied to myself on the daily.  Never happen to me.

81 days quit! NAFAR
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: FLLipOut on February 03, 2021, 02:14:04 PM
Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?

I'll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was "more addicted" than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.

Many of my baseball buddies dipped, and had dipped for many years.  I told myself, shit, they've all chewed way longer than me, and they're just fine.  I have nothing to worry about.
 
That, and never looking at pictures of what happens to people who lose part of their face from chewing tobacco.  I lied to myself on the daily.  Never happen to me.

81 days quit! NAFAR
That I could never quit as long as my SigO was still smoking.  I figured that we would have to quit together if either stood a chance.  Can you imagine the odds of two addicted people deciding to quit at the same time?  What odds would that be - a million to one?  Guess that way my addict brain knew it was safe from me doing something really hard like quitting. 

And yes, I did quit alone and, sadly, my SigO is still smoking almost 5 years later.  It can be done. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Scott929 on February 03, 2021, 03:15:44 PM
Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?

I'll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was "more addicted" than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.

Many of my baseball buddies dipped, and had dipped for many years.  I told myself, shit, they've all chewed way longer than me, and they're just fine.  I have nothing to worry about.
 
That, and never looking at pictures of what happens to people who lose part of their face from chewing tobacco.  I lied to myself on the daily.  Never happen to me.

81 days quit! NAFAR
That I could never quit as long as my SigO was still smoking.  I figured that we would have to quit together if either stood a chance.  Can you imagine the odds of two addicted people deciding to quit at the same time?  What odds would that be - a million to one?  Guess that way my addict brain knew it was safe from me doing something really hard like quitting. 

And yes, I did quit alone and, sadly, my SigO is still smoking almost 5 years later.  It can be done.
That if I just cut back it is not so bad. "I use to chew one can a day now I go through a can every two days." That prolonged my quit for nearly another year.

Either shit or get .  . . Now I realized there is no other choice.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 03, 2021, 04:17:33 PM
Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?

I'll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was "more addicted" than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.

Many of my baseball buddies dipped, and had dipped for many years.  I told myself, shit, they've all chewed way longer than me, and they're just fine.  I have nothing to worry about.
 
That, and never looking at pictures of what happens to people who lose part of their face from chewing tobacco.  I lied to myself on the daily.  Never happen to me.

81 days quit! NAFAR
That I could never quit as long as my SigO was still smoking.  I figured that we would have to quit together if either stood a chance.  Can you imagine the odds of two addicted people deciding to quit at the same time?  What odds would that be - a million to one?  Guess that way my addict brain knew it was safe from me doing something really hard like quitting. 

And yes, I did quit alone and, sadly, my SigO is still smoking almost 5 years later.  It can be done.
That if I just cut back it is not so bad. "I use to chew one can a day now I go through a can every two days." That prolonged my quit for nearly another year.

Either shit or get .  . . Now I realized there is no other choice.

Bandits will let my mouth 'heal' while I've got this really sore spot.

SMFH.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: WishedIQuitSooner on February 03, 2021, 04:25:57 PM
Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?

I'll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was "more addicted" than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.

Many of my baseball buddies dipped, and had dipped for many years.  I told myself, shit, they've all chewed way longer than me, and they're just fine.  I have nothing to worry about.
 
That, and never looking at pictures of what happens to people who lose part of their face from chewing tobacco.  I lied to myself on the daily.  Never happen to me.

81 days quit! NAFAR
That I could never quit as long as my SigO was still smoking.  I figured that we would have to quit together if either stood a chance.  Can you imagine the odds of two addicted people deciding to quit at the same time?  What odds would that be - a million to one?  Guess that way my addict brain knew it was safe from me doing something really hard like quitting. 

And yes, I did quit alone and, sadly, my SigO is still smoking almost 5 years later.  It can be done.
That if I just cut back it is not so bad. "I use to chew one can a day now I go through a can every two days." That prolonged my quit for nearly another year.

Either shit or get .  . . Now I realized there is no other choice.

Bandits will let my mouth 'heal' while I've got this really sore spot.

SMFH.

Pouches are better for you than straight dip.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on February 04, 2021, 10:53:13 AM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: jbuck0506 on February 04, 2021, 12:22:49 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?
I used an empty bag of doritos once, because I had nothing else in my car to spit in. I should have just spit on my floorboard because one stomp on the brake later...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: BrianG on February 04, 2021, 12:25:28 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?
I used an empty bag of doritos once, because I had nothing else in my car to spit in. I should have just spit on my floorboard because one stomp on the brake later...
I used to own a 1989 Toyota Pickup.  I used it as a spitter.  The floors were plastic and had a drain plug. Once on a road trip, I had no spitter so I would spit on the floor of the passenger side.  Those corners could be a challenge....
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on February 04, 2021, 02:33:50 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?

One of those plastic gum cup container thingys.  dumped the gum into my back pack, spit into it.  Tried to anyway.  A lot ended up on me.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on February 04, 2021, 03:08:44 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?
A Empty dip can lol
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: 69franx on February 04, 2021, 06:06:31 PM
Funny how the strangest thing to use that rarely got used was an actual bar spittoon. Made for it, but rarely used anymore.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 05, 2021, 12:34:05 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?

I used to hollow out a spiral notebook in high school. Spit in it all day, let it dry overnight.

What the fuck was wrong with us???

Oh that's right... we were addicted. *sigh*
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on February 05, 2021, 08:51:56 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?

I never spit.  Grandpa thought it was gross, and a waste.  So I didn't. 

Probably why my odds of cancer will be 10 times more likely.  :(   (I fucking hope not...but I worry about it)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 07, 2021, 01:49:43 PM
Grinds Coffee Pouches – Spearmint Review

https://www.killthecan.org/grinds-coffee-pouches-spearmint-review/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on February 07, 2021, 02:30:02 PM
Grinds Coffee Pouches – Spearmint Review

https://www.killthecan.org/grinds-coffee-pouches-spearmint-review/
I'm bummed I can't really try any of these fake products anymore. It's not because I'm scared it will lead back to the real thing. Rather, it's because my mouth has healed to a point where using any of the fake products actually creates discomfort now. I supposed it's a good problem to have!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: famous205 on February 08, 2021, 12:08:08 AM
Grinds Coffee Pouches – Spearmint Review

https://www.killthecan.org/grinds-coffee-pouches-spearmint-review/
I'm bummed I can't really try any of these fake products anymore. It's not because I'm scared it will lead back to the real thing. Rather, it's because my mouth has healed to a point where using any of the fake products actually creates discomfort now. I supposed it's a good problem to have!

Same here. I thought it was better to retrain my mind to not expect/want/need to have something in my lip for me to be comfortable. Biggest reasons for this is 1. The fake stuff is pretty damn expensive and 2. While they contain no carcinogens like the real stuff, I would think anything you hold in a spot in your mouth for extended periods of time are probably not good.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 08, 2021, 08:11:22 AM
Grinds Coffee Pouches – Spearmint Review

https://www.killthecan.org/grinds-coffee-pouches-spearmint-review/
I'm bummed I can't really try any of these fake products anymore. It's not because I'm scared it will lead back to the real thing. Rather, it's because my mouth has healed to a point where using any of the fake products actually creates discomfort now. I supposed it's a good problem to have!

Same here. I thought it was better to retrain my mind to not expect/want/need to have something in my lip for me to be comfortable. Biggest reasons for this is 1. The fake stuff is pretty damn expensive and 2. While they contain no carcinogens like the real stuff, I would think anything you hold in a spot in your mouth for extended periods of time are probably not good.

I think you're both right... if you don't need the fake stuff and your mouth has healed to the point where it's irritating to use... don't use it! Agreed... great "problem" to have!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on February 08, 2021, 06:44:11 PM
Grinds Coffee Pouches – Spearmint Review

https://www.killthecan.org/grinds-coffee-pouches-spearmint-review/
I'm bummed I can't really try any of these fake products anymore. It's not because I'm scared it will lead back to the real thing. Rather, it's because my mouth has healed to a point where using any of the fake products actually creates discomfort now. I supposed it's a good problem to have!

Same here. I thought it was better to retrain my mind to not expect/want/need to have something in my lip for me to be comfortable. Biggest reasons for this is 1. The fake stuff is pretty damn expensive and 2. While they contain no carcinogens like the real stuff, I would think anything you hold in a spot in your mouth for extended periods of time are probably not good.

I think you're both right... if you don't need the fake stuff and your mouth has healed to the point where it's irritating to use... don't use it! Agreed... great "problem" to have!

Wish I had that issue. My stupid brain still does not want to work without something jammed in that lip. Actually was off fake for a month but I was so stressed out all the time that I was starting to scare myself. No desire for tobacco but will be so glad to get thru the lip deal. Day 341 today and getting better all around except that above. KTC is awesome and is the reason I am still quit. That and thw good Lord above. Thanks Chewie for starting an awesome website for all the addicts like me.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stillbrewing on February 08, 2021, 07:16:13 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?
When I was in high school, I used to sit in the back during shop class near this giant heater and would spit in the vents when the teacher wasn't looking.  In the winter-time when that thing would kick on, the smell was freaking terrible...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on February 08, 2021, 09:39:28 PM
Question of the Day: What was the weirdest thing you used as a spitter?
When I was in high school, I used to sit in the back during shop class near this giant heater and would spit in the vents when the teacher wasn't looking.  In the winter-time when that thing would kick on, the smell was freaking terrible...
They were very popular in my school also. That was a bad and very unique smell.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on February 09, 2021, 09:32:13 AM
Question of the Day: What are some forum 'hacks' that you discovered that make navigating the site easier?

For those who navigate primarily on a computer, Alt+S to post is pretty slick.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 15, 2021, 10:04:02 AM
CBIRD, FLLIPOUT and Fishflorida got together for a quick meetup near the Fort Lauderdale airport. Quitters are awesome aren’t they?

https://www.killthecan.org/cbird-fllipout-and-fishflorida-in-fort-lauderdale/

@cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) @FLLipOut (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=53) @FISHFLORIDA (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=7)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Sammyb on February 17, 2021, 04:42:05 PM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on February 17, 2021, 05:03:11 PM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out

@Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374) You posted roll in 2018, and can't post now.  Hmmmmm...sounds like you just aren't ready to quit.

SMH  damn shame
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on February 17, 2021, 06:45:40 PM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out

@Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374)   Hey, good news....This is NOT a airport, no need to call out your departure.

But, if your ready to get serious about your quit, come on back. We'll give you 2 minutes advice on how to navigate a forum. AND we'll be here to help with the best, longest lasting, method of quit.

(Then you wont have to tell us your 'day 9 story' every couple years!)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on February 17, 2021, 09:40:51 PM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out

@Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374)   Hey, good news....This is NOT a airport, no need to call out your departure.

But, if your ready to get serious about your quit, come on back. We'll give you 2 minutes advice on how to navigate a forum. AND we'll be here to help with the best, longest lasting, method of quit.

(Then you wont have to tell us your 'day 9 story' every couple years!)
Love it when people don't have the balls to quit and then blame it on something completely lame like not being able to navigate a simple internet forum.

Hell or high water we all figured out how to make sure our supply of a cancerous weed never ran out. But it's too difficult to take 15 minutes to learn out to click a few buttons and make a daily promise. Got it.

 'facepalm''
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Sammyb on February 18, 2021, 08:15:00 AM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out

@Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374) You posted roll in 2018, and can't post now.  Hmmmmm...sounds like you just aren't ready to quit.

SMH  damn shame
well on day 10 without nic. Slept. 9 hours last night. Doing good , not having any withdrawals. Yea I know I posted in 2018 and at the time I my mind really wasn’t into it.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on February 18, 2021, 08:26:45 AM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out

@Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374) You posted roll in 2018, and can't post now.  Hmmmmm...sounds like you just aren't ready to quit.

SMH  damn shame
well on day 10 without nic. Slept. 9 hours last night. Doing good , not having any withdrawals. Yea I know I posted in 2018 and at the time I my mind really wasn’t into it.

Into it?  You should re-set that thinking.  Staying quit should be priorty one in your life.  Because we are addicts.  Nicotine is our drug of choice.  Quitting isn't something your into, like guitar, or music, or the party scene, which can be fleeting.  It's life and death.

Glad you are staying the course.

Go post roll with your May 2021 group.

Reach out to some of those guys.  Get involved here.

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: macattack on February 18, 2021, 01:24:23 PM
Well I just can’t seem to figure out this site. I’m 9 days nic free . Doing good no problems. Probably want be posting anymore just can’t figure out how to navigate this site. Good luck boys I want be chewing no more . I’m out

@Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374) You posted roll in 2018, and can't post now.  Hmmmmm...sounds like you just aren't ready to quit.

SMH  damn shame
well on day 10 without nic. Slept. 9 hours last night. Doing good , not having any withdrawals. Yea I know I posted in 2018 and at the time I my mind really wasn’t into it.

it would help if you post daily in may 21 @Sammyb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14374) https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=16907.0
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 20, 2021, 10:43:49 AM
OE.X ENERGY and OE.X ENERGY + CBD Product Review

https://www.killthecan.org/oe-x-energy-and-oe-x-energy-cbd-product-review/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: rawright on February 26, 2021, 08:30:02 AM
I wish i found this site beforehand. It gives honest withdrawal depictions. Everywhere else is just sugarcoated nonsense. I quit on several occasions, been dipping for close to 12 years now. I started back in college. I usually get to about the 3-4 month mark and cave on a crave. I am on Day 3 of quitting. I have the irritability, dream like perception. I find the words to describe the feeling almost non existent. Like your mind takes a mental snapshot, and feels like it is running to catch up to your body. And the amount of coffee I need is absurd. I mean I drank a whole pot on Days 1 & 2. And i feel like i could sleep the day away. I would never ever recommend dipping to anyone.

My wife doesnt seem to understand the magnitude of these feelings. She equates it to when she quit smoking. I smoked too, and quite with pretty much no issue. I mean comparing the two, i feel like cigarette withdrawals is child's play when it come to dip.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on February 26, 2021, 09:02:20 AM
I wish i found this site beforehand. It gives honest withdrawal depictions. Everywhere else is just sugarcoated nonsense. I quit on several occasions, been dipping for close to 12 years now. I started back in college. I usually get to about the 3-4 month mark and cave on a crave. I am on Day 3 of quitting. I have the irritability, dream like perception. I find the words to describe the feeling almost non existent. Like your mind takes a mental snapshot, and feels like it is running to catch up to your body. And the amount of coffee I need is absurd. I mean I drank a whole pot on Days 1 & 2. And i feel like i could sleep the day away. I would never ever recommend dipping to anyone.

My wife doesnt seem to understand the magnitude of these feelings. She equates it to when she quit smoking. I smoked too, and quite with pretty much no issue. I mean comparing the two, i feel like cigarette withdrawals is child's play when it come to dip.
@rawright (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19478)

Welcome Raw!! 

Check your inbox.

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 26, 2021, 09:15:34 AM
Jake’s Mint Chew Maple Pouches Review

https://www.killthecan.org/jakes-mint-chew-maple-pouches-review/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on February 27, 2021, 07:07:58 AM
I wish i found this site beforehand. It gives honest withdrawal depictions. Everywhere else is just sugarcoated nonsense. I quit on several occasions, been dipping for close to 12 years now. I started back in college. I usually get to about the 3-4 month mark and cave on a crave. I am on Day 3 of quitting. I have the irritability, dream like perception. I find the words to describe the feeling almost non existent. Like your mind takes a mental snapshot, and feels like it is running to catch up to your body. And the amount of coffee I need is absurd. I mean I drank a whole pot on Days 1 & 2. And i feel like i could sleep the day away. I would never ever recommend dipping to anyone.

My wife doesnt seem to understand the magnitude of these feelings. She equates it to when she quit smoking. I smoked too, and quite with pretty much no issue. I mean comparing the two, i feel like cigarette withdrawals is child's play when it come to dip.
Glad you found us @rawright (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19478) and go on over and post up in June 2021. Do it early so that your promise sticks and build a network of quitters. Swap digits as that will help more then you think having help a finger punch away. Quitting chew is much harder then smoking as I tell everybody that a dip in the lip is like having an intravenous drip all the time. We are here to help and you will find (unfortunately) that plenty of spouses have no clue what it is like or just don't support the way we need it. That is why you get digits and if you want mine let me know in a pm. Welcome aboard and I quit with you everyday.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on February 27, 2021, 04:20:22 PM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on February 28, 2021, 09:05:29 AM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on February 28, 2021, 02:00:23 PM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.

No, it's all of them.  It's goofy. Same page, but in Edge.  No problem.  Same page on my phone, no problem.  Same page on my work laptop that has the same chrome browser, on the same OS, no problem.

It's just inconvenient, because i normally use my personal laptop with chrome.  I can usually figure stuff out like this, and I just cant.

Now to make your head really hurt.  If i go to a page on my phone, and 'like' it......then it DOES show me 'unlike' on my laptop.  If i click 'unlike', it goes away forever.    Weird.

At any rate, I know it's on my side, and thought I would ask....just in case someone had the same problem, and figured it out, before me.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on February 28, 2021, 02:25:36 PM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.

No, it's all of them.  It's goofy. Same page, but in Edge.  No problem.  Same page on my phone, no problem.  Same page on my work laptop that has the same chrome browser, on the same OS, no problem.

It's just inconvenient, because i normally use my personal laptop with chrome.  I can usually figure stuff out like this, and I just cant.

Now to make your head really hurt.  If i go to a page on my phone, and 'like' it......then it DOES show me 'unlike' on my laptop.  If i click 'unlike', it goes away forever.    Weird.

At any rate, I know it's on my side, and thought I would ask....just in case someone had the same problem, and figured it out, before me.

Just found it.  Adblocker.  Never thought to turn it off, as there are no other ads on the page....so it's normally just on.

Crazy, why it ONLY dumped the 'like'. EVERYTHING else is exactly the same.  (And I was using probably the most common blocker "adblock plus")

Disabled for the forum, back to normal.  Sorry for the runaround.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on March 01, 2021, 08:49:10 AM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.

No, it's all of them.  It's goofy. Same page, but in Edge.  No problem.  Same page on my phone, no problem.  Same page on my work laptop that has the same chrome browser, on the same OS, no problem.

It's just inconvenient, because i normally use my personal laptop with chrome.  I can usually figure stuff out like this, and I just cant.

Now to make your head really hurt.  If i go to a page on my phone, and 'like' it......then it DOES show me 'unlike' on my laptop.  If i click 'unlike', it goes away forever.    Weird.

At any rate, I know it's on my side, and thought I would ask....just in case someone had the same problem, and figured it out, before me.

Just found it.  Adblocker.  Never thought to turn it off, as there are no other ads on the page....so it's normally just on.

Crazy, why it ONLY dumped the 'like'. EVERYTHING else is exactly the same.  (And I was using probably the most common blocker "adblock plus")

Disabled for the forum, back to normal.  Sorry for the runaround.
Glad you figured it out! I'll keep this in mind if anyone else in the future has a similar problem.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on March 01, 2021, 09:01:07 AM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.

No, it's all of them.  It's goofy. Same page, but in Edge.  No problem.  Same page on my phone, no problem.  Same page on my work laptop that has the same chrome browser, on the same OS, no problem.

It's just inconvenient, because i normally use my personal laptop with chrome.  I can usually figure stuff out like this, and I just cant.

Now to make your head really hurt.  If i go to a page on my phone, and 'like' it......then it DOES show me 'unlike' on my laptop.  If i click 'unlike', it goes away forever.    Weird.

At any rate, I know it's on my side, and thought I would ask....just in case someone had the same problem, and figured it out, before me.

Just found it.  Adblocker.  Never thought to turn it off, as there are no other ads on the page....so it's normally just on.

Crazy, why it ONLY dumped the 'like'. EVERYTHING else is exactly the same.  (And I was using probably the most common blocker "adblock plus")

Disabled for the forum, back to normal.  Sorry for the runaround.
Glad you figured it out! I'll keep this in mind if anyone else in the future has a similar problem.

That's why I posted back, just in case someone else has it.  Pretty common blocker too. I've never had a similar problem on any of the other forums I'm on.   

NOW, I have to slowly rebuild all the good cookies, and auto-logins, etc.  That's the part that I HATE about clearing the browser.  :)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: WishedIQuitSooner on March 01, 2021, 02:43:23 PM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.

No, it's all of them.  It's goofy. Same page, but in Edge.  No problem.  Same page on my phone, no problem.  Same page on my work laptop that has the same chrome browser, on the same OS, no problem.

It's just inconvenient, because i normally use my personal laptop with chrome.  I can usually figure stuff out like this, and I just cant.

Now to make your head really hurt.  If i go to a page on my phone, and 'like' it......then it DOES show me 'unlike' on my laptop.  If i click 'unlike', it goes away forever.    Weird.

At any rate, I know it's on my side, and thought I would ask....just in case someone had the same problem, and figured it out, before me.

Just found it.  Adblocker.  Never thought to turn it off, as there are no other ads on the page....so it's normally just on.

Crazy, why it ONLY dumped the 'like'. EVERYTHING else is exactly the same.  (And I was using probably the most common blocker "adblock plus")

Disabled for the forum, back to normal.  Sorry for the runaround.
Glad you figured it out! I'll keep this in mind if anyone else in the future has a similar problem.

That's why I posted back, just in case someone else has it.  Pretty common blocker too. I've never had a similar problem on any of the other forums I'm on.   

NOW, I have to slowly rebuild all the good cookies, and auto-logins, etc.  That's the part that I HATE about clearing the browser.  :)

I wish I could of helped ya Freddi but I'm afraid that I have to admit that I am doing good just to turn on the computer and find where I'm supposed to post!!!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chris2alaska on March 03, 2021, 12:11:40 PM
Okay, Forum question.  I know it's SOMETHING on my side....hoping somebody has had a similar problem.

I completely loose the heart, allowing me to like a post.  Using current Chrome, on a updated Win10 machine.  If I use my work machine, which has the SAME CHROME,  and SAME version of Win10....it's perfect.

I've cleared Cache.  I've cleared history. I've cleared cookies.  I did all at the same time.  Still missing.  Anybody had this, and can tell me WTF i'm missing?

Hmm... @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) is it a specific group / thread you can't HEART on or is it the entire site? It's entirely possible that the specific thread isn't' set up to allow likes.

No, it's all of them.  It's goofy. Same page, but in Edge.  No problem.  Same page on my phone, no problem.  Same page on my work laptop that has the same chrome browser, on the same OS, no problem.

It's just inconvenient, because i normally use my personal laptop with chrome.  I can usually figure stuff out like this, and I just cant.

Now to make your head really hurt.  If i go to a page on my phone, and 'like' it......then it DOES show me 'unlike' on my laptop.  If i click 'unlike', it goes away forever.    Weird.

At any rate, I know it's on my side, and thought I would ask....just in case someone had the same problem, and figured it out, before me.

Just found it.  Adblocker.  Never thought to turn it off, as there are no other ads on the page....so it's normally just on.

Crazy, why it ONLY dumped the 'like'. EVERYTHING else is exactly the same.  (And I was using probably the most common blocker "adblock plus")

Disabled for the forum, back to normal.  Sorry for the runaround.
Glad you figured it out! I'll keep this in mind if anyone else in the future has a similar problem.

That's why I posted back, just in case someone else has it.  Pretty common blocker too. I've never had a similar problem on any of the other forums I'm on.   

NOW, I have to slowly rebuild all the good cookies, and auto-logins, etc.  That's the part that I HATE about clearing the browser.  :)

I wish I could of helped ya Freddi but I'm afraid that I have to admit that I am doing good just to turn on the computer and find where I'm supposed to post!!!

I'm glad you figured it too @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) 'cause I was going to tell you to go buy a new computer 'cause yours is broke roflmao
Title: GenDis 21 / Wife believes I'm crazy, lol
Post by: RajunRick on March 06, 2021, 07:49:13 PM
  So what creative ways have y'all dealt with one of those ninja cravings that jumps up from out of nowhere and punches you in the mouth? Wife caught me with a fat lip in the kitchen and pulled a health and welfare on me. To her shock and surprise, what she found was I had jammed a handful of sliced pickles in my lip to curb the urge. Lol, it actually worked pretty good.
Title: Re: GenDis 21 / Wife believes I'm crazy, lol
Post by: JeffH4257 on March 06, 2021, 07:57:57 PM
  So what creative ways have y'all dealt with one of those ninja cravings that jumps up from out of nowhere and punches you in the mouth? Wife caught me with a fat lip in the kitchen and pulled a health and welfare on me. To her shock and surprise, what she found was I had jammed a handful of sliced pickles in my lip to curb the urge. Lol, it actually worked pretty good.

That's funny!!  Seeds work for me to this day, 112.  That and water.  Maybe I will try the pickle trick.
Title: Re: GenDis 21 / Wife believes I'm crazy, lol
Post by: GS9502 on March 07, 2021, 06:06:31 PM
  So what creative ways have y'all dealt with one of those ninja cravings that jumps up from out of nowhere and punches you in the mouth? Wife caught me with a fat lip in the kitchen and pulled a health and welfare on me. To her shock and surprise, what she found was I had jammed a handful of sliced pickles in my lip to curb the urge. Lol, it actually worked pretty good.

That's funny!!  Seeds work for me to this day, 112.  That and water.  Maybe I will try the pickle trick.
Hahaha!!! That's a new one for me...freaking pickles!! Hey, whatever works, dude! Personally, Mentos cinnamon gum and Teaza cinnamon tea pouches are my go-tos to satisfy my oral fixation. In the beginning, I used fake dips but I don't need them anymore.
Title: Re: GenDis 21 / Wife believes I'm crazy, lol
Post by: chewie on March 12, 2021, 09:25:53 AM
  So what creative ways have y'all dealt with one of those ninja cravings that jumps up from out of nowhere and punches you in the mouth? Wife caught me with a fat lip in the kitchen and pulled a health and welfare on me. To her shock and surprise, what she found was I had jammed a handful of sliced pickles in my lip to curb the urge. Lol, it actually worked pretty good.

That's funny!!  Seeds work for me to this day, 112.  That and water.  Maybe I will try the pickle trick.
Hahaha!!! That's a new one for me...freaking pickles!! Hey, whatever works, dude! Personally, Mentos cinnamon gum and Teaza cinnamon tea pouches are my go-tos to satisfy my oral fixation. In the beginning, I used fake dips but I don't need them anymore.
mmmm... pickles.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on March 16, 2021, 07:24:06 AM
Hopefully there is or will be a way to disable the live chat button that showed up on my phone. I have opened the live chat page 3 times this morning already, lol. Maybe somebody knows the answer but I am to clumsy operating my phone and keep hitting it especially when scrolling. Darn technology lol.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on March 16, 2021, 01:33:33 PM
Happy 3:16 Day Quitters!

https://www.killthecan.org/happy-316-day-quitters/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on March 16, 2021, 05:52:02 PM
Hopefully there is or will be a way to disable the live chat button that showed up on my phone. I have opened the live chat page 3 times this morning already, lol. Maybe somebody knows the answer but I am to clumsy operating my phone and keep hitting it especially when scrolling. Darn technology lol.
I hope I didn’t cause a ruckus because I see it is not there. Thanks for nit jumping down my throat about it.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on March 16, 2021, 08:02:13 PM
Hopefully there is or will be a way to disable the live chat button that showed up on my phone. I have opened the live chat page 3 times this morning already, lol. Maybe somebody knows the answer but I am to clumsy operating my phone and keep hitting it especially when scrolling. Darn technology lol.
I hope I didn’t cause a ruckus because I see it is not there. Thanks for nit jumping down my throat about it.
No worries @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) - we're working through some things. If I had to guess it will be back (as it's a great way to get people into chat) but we're still working through some bugs.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on March 17, 2021, 07:06:12 AM
Hopefully there is or will be a way to disable the live chat button that showed up on my phone. I have opened the live chat page 3 times this morning already, lol. Maybe somebody knows the answer but I am to clumsy operating my phone and keep hitting it especially when scrolling. Darn technology lol.
I hope I didn’t cause a ruckus because I see it is not there. Thanks for nit jumping down my throat about it.
No worries @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) - we're working through some things. If I had to guess it will be back (as it's a great way to get people into chat) but we're still working through some bugs.
Ok thanks for letting us know. I see a few fussed in wildcard section under “get your bitch on” so I wonder if we should do a poll for if it should stay or not. I personally have issues with it as it just makes one more thing for me to have to work around. Thanks again though for responding.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Hill_Monkey on March 19, 2021, 08:36:02 AM
Has the Wildcard section been removed or am I missing something?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on March 19, 2021, 09:48:24 AM
Has the Wildcard section been removed or am I missing something?
You're missing something ;)

It's right here: https://ktcforum.org/index.php?board=19.0
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on March 19, 2021, 09:58:19 AM
Joe Coffee Pouches – Product Review

https://www.killthecan.org/joe-coffee-pouches-product-review/

Coupon available through 3/21/21
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Hill_Monkey on March 19, 2021, 10:04:09 AM
Has the Wildcard section been removed or am I missing something?
You're missing something ;)

It's right here: https://ktcforum.org/index.php?board=19.0


Thanks, something fucky happened (probably on my end) cause that did not show up like that earlier this morning.

Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021 - Torn Brotherhood
Post by: JeffH4257 on March 25, 2021, 11:12:44 PM
A Renegade brother posted earlier this week that he was stepping away from KTC now that he'd hit his one year milestone. He said he'd set and reached a goal, which is great, but was it the right decision?

The June 2020 Renegades of Quit reached a high of 26 members at one time, but now we are down to 9, and we've been together just over a year. One year. One year is an achievement; I will never cheapen that. For a hardcore dipper, hell, ONE DAY is an achievement. But in the grand scheme of things, 365 days certainly doesn't signify any sort of "cure" or justification for walking away from this site or this brother/sisterhood. To me, that's the wrong kind of quitter.

I was one of the first Renegades of June 2020. I quit four days after the quit month opened, so I've seen many quitters come, stay, and go. Most caved. A couple looked hard enough and found some problem to bitch about, but they weren't ever really part of the group. Others thought they'd gotten what they needed, whether it happened at 100 days or 365 days. More may leave in the future. Who knows. You're grown men and women, and you've got to do what you think is right for you; but is it? When you're not making that daily promise to your brothers and sisters in quit, who are you making it to, or are you even making it? Who's holding you accountable? When you put that very first dip in, who was there to say "That shit's gonna kill you. Don't do it"? Did you tell that to yourself? Hell no, you didn't, even though you knew it. So, are you really accountable for yourself now?

Some say that posting is a daily reminder of their problem, and if they didn't have to post, they wouldn't even think about dipping/tobacco anymore. What the fuck ever. It's SUPPOSED TO BE A REMINDER. It's supposed to remind you of all the money you spent on dip, of all the times you missed something because you were sneaking a dip, of all the missed kisses from your significant other or kids, of every warning label on a can of dip or a pack of smokes, OF THE FUCKING WORD YOU GIVE TO YOUR FELLOW QUITTERS EVERY DAY TO NOT DIP.

Most quitters spend very little time on the KTC site. They post and ghost. Yes, they're WUPPing each day like good little quitters. They're taking the MINIMUM TIME it takes to post a name and quit day count, and they they're out until the next 24 hour cycle rolls around. You know, though, when a quitter first gets here, that's damn plenty. 390 days ago, that's about all I could muster. It's different now, however. I fuel my quit by helping others fuel theirs. PAY IT FORWARD. When you really think about it, it's the second greatest commandment: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. Somebody helped you stay quit. Now it's your turn to do the same. You wanted someone to help you. Now, help someone else.

You came here to help yourself. You were told, "You've got to do this for you. Don't quit for your wife/kids/husband/parents/best friend/whatever. This has to be about you." That is all so very true. Now, though, you can grow; you can reach out and help a new quitter just like somebody helped you. It CAN be about somebody else.

When you came to KTC, it was about the "ME." Now it can be about the "WE." There's a cool baseball quote that fits here, too:

"For the strength of the team is the player, and the strength of the player is the team."

What @Bigdiesel90 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14797) , @MuleMan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16417) , and @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) , and the remaining Renegades of Quit did and continue to do for me, I want to do for others. By myself, I'm a little guy against Big Tobacco and the Nic Bitch. Together with my brothers and sisters at KTC, I am a quitting force to be reckoned with.

Stay, and do unto others as they have done to you. Thank you, @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642), @Mmardis (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17068), @DTBrown (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17012), @elizabeth529 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1182), @Michael_D (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=601), @soumyadeep98 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17765), @Sm potatoes (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17052), and @WELGE 1 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9759). I am proud to be a Renegade with you.


GS9502 - QLAMF EDD
You sir, are one helluva quitter!  I would follow you into battle anyday!

Thanks for writing and posting this.  Just what I needed to read tonight.

PTBQWYT

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MuleMan on March 26, 2021, 05:53:20 AM
Never bet against a man who got a tattoo to prove his quit resolve and steel his conquest over nicotine! 

Good words Matt-thanks for being my quit brother!!

Muleman
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021 - Torn Brotherhood
Post by: Mmardis on March 26, 2021, 06:10:33 AM
A Renegade brother posted earlier this week that he was stepping away from KTC now that he'd hit his one year milestone. He said he'd set and reached a goal, which is great, but was it the right decision?

The June 2020 Renegades of Quit reached a high of 26 members at one time, but now we are down to 9, and we've been together just over a year. One year. One year is an achievement; I will never cheapen that. For a hardcore dipper, hell, ONE DAY is an achievement. But in the grand scheme of things, 365 days certainly doesn't signify any sort of "cure" or justification for walking away from this site or this brother/sisterhood. To me, that's the wrong kind of quitter.

I was one of the first Renegades of June 2020. I quit four days after the quit month opened, so I've seen many quitters come, stay, and go. Most caved. A couple looked hard enough and found some problem to bitch about, but they weren't ever really part of the group. Others thought they'd gotten what they needed, whether it happened at 100 days or 365 days. More may leave in the future. Who knows. You're grown men and women, and you've got to do what you think is right for you; but is it? When you're not making that daily promise to your brothers and sisters in quit, who are you making it to, or are you even making it? Who's holding you accountable? When you put that very first dip in, who was there to say "That shit's gonna kill you. Don't do it"? Did you tell that to yourself? Hell no, you didn't, even though you knew it. So, are you really accountable for yourself now?

Some say that posting is a daily reminder of their problem, and if they didn't have to post, they wouldn't even think about dipping/tobacco anymore. What the fuck ever. It's SUPPOSED TO BE A REMINDER. It's supposed to remind you of all the money you spent on dip, of all the times you missed something because you were sneaking a dip, of all the missed kisses from your significant other or kids, of every warning label on a can of dip or a pack of smokes, OF THE FUCKING WORD YOU GIVE TO YOUR FELLOW QUITTERS EVERY DAY TO NOT DIP.

Most quitters spend very little time on the KTC site. They post and ghost. Yes, they're WUPPing each day like good little quitters. They're taking the MINIMUM TIME it takes to post a name and quit day count, and they they're out until the next 24 hour cycle rolls around. You know, though, when a quitter first gets here, that's damn plenty. 390 days ago, that's about all I could muster. It's different now, however. I fuel my quit by helping others fuel theirs. PAY IT FORWARD. When you really think about it, it's the second greatest commandment: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. Somebody helped you stay quit. Now it's your turn to do the same. You wanted someone to help you. Now, help someone else.

You came here to help yourself. You were told, "You've got to do this for you. Don't quit for your wife/kids/husband/parents/best friend/whatever. This has to be about you." That is all so very true. Now, though, you can grow; you can reach out and help a new quitter just like somebody helped you. It CAN be about somebody else.

When you came to KTC, it was about the "ME." Now it can be about the "WE." There's a cool baseball quote that fits here, too:

"For the strength of the team is the player, and the strength of the player is the team."

What @Bigdiesel90 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14797) , @MuleMan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16417) , and @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) , and the remaining Renegades of Quit did and continue to do for me, I want to do for others. By myself, I'm a little guy against Big Tobacco and the Nic Bitch. Together with my brothers and sisters at KTC, I am a quitting force to be reckoned with.

Stay, and do unto others as they have done to you. Thank you, @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642), @Mmardis (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17068), @DTBrown (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17012), @elizabeth529 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1182), @Michael_D (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=601), @soumyadeep98 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17765), @Sm potatoes (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17052), and @WELGE 1 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9759). I am proud to be a Renegade with you.


GS9502 - QLAMF EDD
You sir, are one helluva quitter!  I would follow you into battle anyday!

Thanks for writing and posting this.  Just what I needed to read tonight.

PTBQWYT

-Jeff
Thank you @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011). Your quit and leadership has helped to keep me quit. The renegade group along with many others have helped. If not for KTC and the daily promise, I would not be quit
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021 - Torn Brotherhood
Post by: MNxEngineer on March 26, 2021, 12:35:29 PM
A Renegade brother posted earlier this week that he was stepping away from KTC now that he'd hit his one year milestone. He said he'd set and reached a goal, which is great, but was it the right decision?

The June 2020 Renegades of Quit reached a high of 26 members at one time, but now we are down to 9, and we've been together just over a year. One year. One year is an achievement; I will never cheapen that. For a hardcore dipper, hell, ONE DAY is an achievement. But in the grand scheme of things, 365 days certainly doesn't signify any sort of "cure" or justification for walking away from this site or this brother/sisterhood. To me, that's the wrong kind of quitter.

I was one of the first Renegades of June 2020. I quit four days after the quit month opened, so I've seen many quitters come, stay, and go. Most caved. A couple looked hard enough and found some problem to bitch about, but they weren't ever really part of the group. Others thought they'd gotten what they needed, whether it happened at 100 days or 365 days. More may leave in the future. Who knows. You're grown men and women, and you've got to do what you think is right for you; but is it? When you're not making that daily promise to your brothers and sisters in quit, who are you making it to, or are you even making it? Who's holding you accountable? When you put that very first dip in, who was there to say "That shit's gonna kill you. Don't do it"? Did you tell that to yourself? Hell no, you didn't, even though you knew it. So, are you really accountable for yourself now?

Some say that posting is a daily reminder of their problem, and if they didn't have to post, they wouldn't even think about dipping/tobacco anymore. What the fuck ever. It's SUPPOSED TO BE A REMINDER. It's supposed to remind you of all the money you spent on dip, of all the times you missed something because you were sneaking a dip, of all the missed kisses from your significant other or kids, of every warning label on a can of dip or a pack of smokes, OF THE FUCKING WORD YOU GIVE TO YOUR FELLOW QUITTERS EVERY DAY TO NOT DIP.

Most quitters spend very little time on the KTC site. They post and ghost. Yes, they're WUPPing each day like good little quitters. They're taking the MINIMUM TIME it takes to post a name and quit day count, and they they're out until the next 24 hour cycle rolls around. You know, though, when a quitter first gets here, that's damn plenty. 390 days ago, that's about all I could muster. It's different now, however. I fuel my quit by helping others fuel theirs. PAY IT FORWARD. When you really think about it, it's the second greatest commandment: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. Somebody helped you stay quit. Now it's your turn to do the same. You wanted someone to help you. Now, help someone else.

You came here to help yourself. You were told, "You've got to do this for you. Don't quit for your wife/kids/husband/parents/best friend/whatever. This has to be about you." That is all so very true. Now, though, you can grow; you can reach out and help a new quitter just like somebody helped you. It CAN be about somebody else.

When you came to KTC, it was about the "ME." Now it can be about the "WE." There's a cool baseball quote that fits here, too:

"For the strength of the team is the player, and the strength of the player is the team."

What @Bigdiesel90 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14797) , @MuleMan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16417) , and @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) , and the remaining Renegades of Quit did and continue to do for me, I want to do for others. By myself, I'm a little guy against Big Tobacco and the Nic Bitch. Together with my brothers and sisters at KTC, I am a quitting force to be reckoned with.

Stay, and do unto others as they have done to you. Thank you, @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642), @Mmardis (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17068), @DTBrown (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17012), @elizabeth529 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1182), @Michael_D (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=601), @soumyadeep98 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17765), @Sm potatoes (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17052), and @WELGE 1 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9759). I am proud to be a Renegade with you.


GS9502 - QLAMF EDD
You sir, are one helluva quitter!  I would follow you into battle anyday!

Thanks for writing and posting this.  Just what I needed to read tonight.

PTBQWYT

-Jeff
Thank you @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011). Your quit and leadership has helped to keep me quit. The renegade group along with many others have helped. If not for KTC and the daily promise, I would not be quit
I was discovering new triggers YEARS into my quit.

Goals are important. The basis of ODAAT is, in itself, a goal. But goals should be used to help fuel our quits and not a means of terminating something that has a proven track record of success.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021 - Torn Brotherhood
Post by: elizabeth529 on March 28, 2021, 12:18:18 PM
A Renegade brother posted earlier this week that he was stepping away from KTC now that he'd hit his one year milestone. He said he'd set and reached a goal, which is great, but was it the right decision?

The June 2020 Renegades of Quit reached a high of 26 members at one time, but now we are down to 9, and we've been together just over a year. One year. One year is an achievement; I will never cheapen that. For a hardcore dipper, hell, ONE DAY is an achievement. But in the grand scheme of things, 365 days certainly doesn't signify any sort of "cure" or justification for walking away from this site or this brother/sisterhood. To me, that's the wrong kind of quitter.

I was one of the first Renegades of June 2020. I quit four days after the quit month opened, so I've seen many quitters come, stay, and go. Most caved. A couple looked hard enough and found some problem to bitch about, but they weren't ever really part of the group. Others thought they'd gotten what they needed, whether it happened at 100 days or 365 days. More may leave in the future. Who knows. You're grown men and women, and you've got to do what you think is right for you; but is it? When you're not making that daily promise to your brothers and sisters in quit, who are you making it to, or are you even making it? Who's holding you accountable? When you put that very first dip in, who was there to say "That shit's gonna kill you. Don't do it"? Did you tell that to yourself? Hell no, you didn't, even though you knew it. So, are you really accountable for yourself now?

Some say that posting is a daily reminder of their problem, and if they didn't have to post, they wouldn't even think about dipping/tobacco anymore. What the fuck ever. It's SUPPOSED TO BE A REMINDER. It's supposed to remind you of all the money you spent on dip, of all the times you missed something because you were sneaking a dip, of all the missed kisses from your significant other or kids, of every warning label on a can of dip or a pack of smokes, OF THE FUCKING WORD YOU GIVE TO YOUR FELLOW QUITTERS EVERY DAY TO NOT DIP.

Most quitters spend very little time on the KTC site. They post and ghost. Yes, they're WUPPing each day like good little quitters. They're taking the MINIMUM TIME it takes to post a name and quit day count, and they they're out until the next 24 hour cycle rolls around. You know, though, when a quitter first gets here, that's damn plenty. 390 days ago, that's about all I could muster. It's different now, however. I fuel my quit by helping others fuel theirs. PAY IT FORWARD. When you really think about it, it's the second greatest commandment: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. Somebody helped you stay quit. Now it's your turn to do the same. You wanted someone to help you. Now, help someone else.

You came here to help yourself. You were told, "You've got to do this for you. Don't quit for your wife/kids/husband/parents/best friend/whatever. This has to be about you." That is all so very true. Now, though, you can grow; you can reach out and help a new quitter just like somebody helped you. It CAN be about somebody else.

When you came to KTC, it was about the "ME." Now it can be about the "WE." There's a cool baseball quote that fits here, too:

"For the strength of the team is the player, and the strength of the player is the team."

What @Bigdiesel90 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14797) , @MuleMan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16417) , and @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) , and the remaining Renegades of Quit did and continue to do for me, I want to do for others. By myself, I'm a little guy against Big Tobacco and the Nic Bitch. Together with my brothers and sisters at KTC, I am a quitting force to be reckoned with.

Stay, and do unto others as they have done to you. Thank you, @Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642), @Mmardis (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17068), @DTBrown (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17012), @elizabeth529 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1182), @Michael_D (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=601), @soumyadeep98 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17765), @Sm potatoes (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17052), and @WELGE 1 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9759). I am proud to be a Renegade with you.


GS9502 - QLAMF EDD
You sir, are one helluva quitter!  I would follow you into battle anyday!

Thanks for writing and posting this.  Just what I needed to read tonight.

PTBQWYT

-Jeff
Thank you @GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011). Your quit and leadership has helped to keep me quit. The renegade group along with many others have helped. If not for KTC and the daily promise, I would not be quit
I was discovering new triggers YEARS into my quit.

Goals are important. The basis of ODAAT is, in itself, a goal. But goals should be used to help fuel our quits and not a means of terminating something that has a proven track record of success.
One of the frustrating things about life and is that we have to accept that we can't control others. Matt, I respect your leadership and support of other Renegades and new quitters on the site.  Its sad when a brother or sister makes a decision to leave, but we can't control that, what we can do is focus on helping new quitters who are still here and want to be here or any quitter old or new that is struggling.  PTQWY you all today.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 01, 2021, 04:57:33 PM
Happy April quitters!
Title: Reclaiming My Life ODAAT
Post by: GS9502 on April 02, 2021, 09:36:40 AM
Here I am today at 400 days quit. The 4th Floor. All I can say is, God answers prayers.

The day I quit, I asked God to take my addiction, my want, my craving, to heal my body and my mind. And He did. Now He did let the devil have me for a little while, but only because He loved me and knew what I needed to happen to make it stick. I'm sure I'm one of my Shepherd's more stubborn sheep.

I've seen many quitters post statements like "I loved dipping" or "I loved the feeling of dip in my lip." Honestly, I was probably one of them. Here's what I've realized in 400 days, though. Here's what I didn't love, but what I gave up. 

I didn't love spending $50 a week on dip. Yet I let it control how I spent our money.
I didn't love not kissing my wife because I had a dip in. Yet I let it control when I got to kiss my wife.
I didn't love the looks I got from people when I had to spit in public or they saw a gross spit cup/can/bottle. Yet I let it control the impression I made on people.
I didn't love the disapproving looks and lectures from my dentist. Yet I let it control my guilt.
I didn't love the idea of getting cancer. Yet I let it control my health.

Nicotine surely didn't love me, either. What it loved was the CONTROL I gave over to it. Nic didn't take it. No, I gave it, and I kept giving it.

Until 400 days ago. Then I took it back, and I'm still taking it back ODAAT. That, I do love.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: golfmaniac12 on April 02, 2021, 02:05:58 PM
Just officially started my quit today at 9AM PCT. I have been utilizing chewing tobacco since i was of the age of 15 (I am now 31). Looking forward to being a part of the community here. Also going to curb my drinking as it has been a crutch for me for a long time. The best time to start is now! Very excited!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on April 02, 2021, 02:57:52 PM
Just officially started my quit today at 9AM PCT. I have been utilizing chewing tobacco since i was of the age of 15 (I am now 31). Looking forward to being a part of the community here. Also going to curb my drinking as it has been a crutch for me for a long time. The best time to start is now! Very excited!
@golfmaniac12 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19683), welcome to KTC. Click this link (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=16984.0) to post your first promise in the July 2021 quit group, and then keep that promise not to use any form of nicotine for the next 24 hours. Always remember that this is a cold turkey site. If you keep that promise, come back tomorrow and post your Day 2 promise. You'll catch on, brother, and if you screw something up in the process, don't sweat it. Someone will fix it and tell you how to do it.

We work ODAAT around here; that's One Day At A Time. There's no need to worry about tomorrow's quit. Today is hard enough. Do yourself a favor and READ, READ, READ. This site is a fount of knowledge and experience from new and vet quitters alike. No two quits are quite the same, but we've all been right where you are today. Get in July 2021 and start connecting with the three quitters already there.

It's also great that you're wanting to curb your drinking. Don't bite off more than you can chew at one time, though. There are forums at KTC for those who are stopping/slowing down the alcohol consumption, too. You may find one of those forums helpful, too. Here is the link (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=229.0). These non-dipping groups are in the "Getting My Act Together" section of the forums.

That's enough for now, buddy. If you have questions, just post them to your group page or right here. You can also send me or any quitter private messages. That's the only place we trade digits, by the way. Never post your phone number on the forums. If you want my digits, just send me a PM with yours. And if you want more people to see your post, copy it over to the Introductions forum here (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?board=29.0).

Proud To Be Quit With You
GS9502 - 400 and QLAMF EDD
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: BrettB90 on April 03, 2021, 12:16:00 AM
Just officially started my quit today at 9AM PCT. I have been utilizing chewing tobacco since i was of the age of 15 (I am now 31). Looking forward to being a part of the community here. Also going to curb my drinking as it has been a crutch for me for a long time. The best time to start is now! Very excited!
@golfmaniac12 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19683) Welcome to the group man! I’m only a day ahead of you so we’re right there. My biggest advice that’s gotten me through the past 2 days is being ready for whatever your triggers may be. I have my sunflower seeds on stand by. I drive a lot and every time I get behind the wheel it hits me like a ton of bricks. I even go to reach for my can before realizing it’s not there to reach for. But you have to remember, the strong urge and craving will pass. And POST on here! The feedback from these guys on here is unbelievable. They will push you and make you want to keep going if nothing else can. Looking forward to doing this quit with you brother!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: golfmaniac12 on April 03, 2021, 11:07:17 AM
Just officially started my quit today at 9AM PCT. I have been utilizing chewing tobacco since i was of the age of 15 (I am now 31). Looking forward to being a part of the community here. Also going to curb my drinking as it has been a crutch for me for a long time. The best time to start is now! Very excited!
@golfmaniac12 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19683) Welcome to the group man! I’m only a day ahead of you so we’re right there. My biggest advice that’s gotten me through the past 2 days is being ready for whatever your triggers may be. I have my sunflower seeds on stand by. I drive a lot and every time I get behind the wheel it hits me like a ton of bricks. I even go to reach for my can before realizing it’s not there to reach for. But you have to remember, the strong urge and craving will pass. And POST on here! The feedback from these guys on here is unbelievable. They will push you and make you want to keep going if nothing else can. Looking forward to doing this quit with you brother!

Thanks Brett! I have the same cravings as you. Getting behind the wheel without one will be tough but there are alternatives out there to assist in getting us through. This community is great and I have already received a ton of support.  If anybody wants my number for support, just private message. Let's get after it and enjoy a better life.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: BrettB90 on April 03, 2021, 02:48:26 PM
I am on day 3, and let me tell ya, this is by far the hardest day for me. Days 1 and 2 were rough, but today has just been a constant strong craving to have a dip. Feel like the nic bitch is trying everything in her power to hold on on this last day. Anybody else have an ok first 2 days of quit, and then get hit with a train on the 3rd day?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on April 03, 2021, 03:20:11 PM
I am on day 3, and let me tell ya, this is by far the hardest day for me. Days 1 and 2 were rough, but today has just been a constant strong craving to have a dip. Feel like the nic bitch is trying everything in her power to hold on on this last day. Anybody else have an ok first 2 days of quit, and then get hit with a train on the 3rd day?

Yes, you are in the suck my friend.  My day 3 was awful as well, cravings were unrelenting!  Pound water, water, and then some water.  Take a walk.  Go for a jog.  Get moving.  Exercise in any form is better than nothing. 

Sunflower seeds helped me too!

You are in the last throws of withdrawal from a serious chemical.  It's gonna suck, until it doesn't.

I am holding the line with you brother.

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 05, 2021, 08:30:41 AM
We lost one of our own recently... one of the best.

Ldiddy was a founding member of KTC. He will be sorely missed.

https://www.killthecan.org/rest-in-peace-ldiddy/

Rest in peace friend. Thanks for everything.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on April 05, 2021, 10:54:51 AM
We lost one of our own recently... one of the best.

Ldiddy was a founding member of KTC. He will be sorely missed.

https://www.killthecan.org/rest-in-peace-ldiddy/

Rest in peace friend. Thanks for everything.
Incredibly sad to hear. Condolences to all who mourn his loss.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Stranger999 on April 06, 2021, 01:19:12 AM
Some nicotine statistics with videos and stuff - a bit cigarette heavy but still relevant I think.

https://healthresearchfunding.org/7-unbelievable-nicotine-addiction-statistics/ (https://healthresearchfunding.org/7-unbelievable-nicotine-addiction-statistics/)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Stranger999 on April 06, 2021, 01:43:31 AM
More fun things to read.

https://healthresearchfunding.org/13-chewing-tobacco-cancer-statistics/ (https://healthresearchfunding.org/13-chewing-tobacco-cancer-statistics/)

The vid you should watch if you don't like to read.

https://youtu.be/-1-Q92xFZ6w (https://youtu.be/-1-Q92xFZ6w)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: 69franx on April 06, 2021, 09:34:29 PM
Whale vomit?
Who the fuck voluntarily wants to ingest whale vomit?
That's a quit inspiration right there!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chillythebee on April 12, 2021, 02:41:37 PM
Whale vomit?
Who the fuck voluntarily wants to ingest whale vomit?
That's a quit inspiration right there!

How am I supposed to join the convo when this is the last thing posted  :o
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 12, 2021, 03:45:28 PM
Whale vomit?
Who the fuck voluntarily wants to ingest whale vomit?
That's a quit inspiration right there!

How am I supposed to join the convo when this is the last thing posted  :o

*giggle*
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 12, 2021, 03:46:30 PM
"The best time to quit nicotine was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ Heisenberg’s sig

discuss...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chillythebee on April 13, 2021, 02:55:07 AM
"The best time to quit nicotine was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ Heisenberg’s sig

discuss...

Man if I had quit 20 years ago I'd be much happier today...I guess 20 years from today me will be much happier than I am now.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: JeffH4257 on April 13, 2021, 12:26:46 PM
"The best time to quit nicotine was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ Heisenberg’s sig

discuss...

Man if I had quit 20 years ago I'd be much happier today...I guess 20 years from today me will be much happier than I am now.

If I had quit 20 years ago....hmmm...well for one thing, I would never have met all the Bad Ass MoFos of quit here at KTC! In my 150 days here I have made many great connections.  But it is an interesting and thought provoking question. 

Wait a minute, who the fuck am I kidding.  I couldn't quit on my own at any time in the past...so I think this is a trick question.

 ;)

-Jeff
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chillythebee on April 13, 2021, 06:33:49 PM
"The best time to quit nicotine was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ Heisenberg’s sig

discuss...

Man if I had quit 20 years ago I'd be much happier today...I guess 20 years from today me will be much happier than I am now.

If I had quit 20 years ago....hmmm...well for one thing, I would never have met all the Bad Ass MoFos of quit here at KTC! In my 150 days here I have made many great connections.  But it is an interesting and thought provoking question. 

Wait a minute, who the fuck am I kidding.  I couldn't quit on my own at any time in the past...so I think this is a trick question.

 ;)

-Jeff

I mean you guys are cool, but if I didn't have to have you in my life I'd have saved a shit ton of money, time, and fights.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on April 13, 2021, 07:04:52 PM
"The best time to quit nicotine was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ~ Heisenberg’s sig

discuss...

Man if I had quit 20 years ago I'd be much happier today...I guess 20 years from today me will be much happier than I am now.

If I had quit 20 years ago....hmmm...well for one thing, I would never have met all the Bad Ass MoFos of quit here at KTC! In my 150 days here I have made many great connections.  But it is an interesting and thought provoking question. 

Wait a minute, who the fuck am I kidding.  I couldn't quit on my own at any time in the past...so I think this is a trick question.

 ;)

-Jeff

I mean you guys are cool, but if I didn't have to have you in my life I'd have saved a shit ton of money, time, and fights.

Don't worry, with friends like us, we will STILL waste a bunch of your time, and get you into plenty of fights......ya F'er! ;)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Findin12 on April 14, 2021, 09:19:40 PM
Whelp, got my first hot flash. It started in my arm pits and went to my chest, thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Currently at 25% of my old nicotine load.

Haven’t joined the actual quitting forums since I’m not nicotine free yet. Full quit date is coming on up.

I appreciate all the support here. I’m stressed to the max, anxiety, & good ol brain fog

Thanks for the talk on the web site as well
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on April 15, 2021, 12:07:11 AM
Whelp, got my first hot flash. It started in my arm pits and went to my chest, thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Currently at 25% of my old nicotine load.

Haven’t joined the actual quitting forums since I’m not nicotine free yet. Full quit date is coming on up.

I appreciate all the support here. I’m stressed to the max, anxiety, & good ol brain fog

Thanks for the talk on the web site as well

1st bit of advice, that you'll find from everyone here....quit.   25% of whatever you were at, isn't quit.  I'm not a doctor, but i think your fucking with your body MORE by changing dose drastically, but still giving it some nicotine. 

Perspective: i was a chewer for 30+ years.  Over a tin A DAY.  NEVER spit.  NEVER.  Odds are pretty good my 100% dose was more than your 100% dose...and a can guarantee you I'd still be chewing if i tried anything besides just fucking being done with it.

My 2c.  (Your way might work....but the KTC way DOES work)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on April 15, 2021, 10:05:08 AM
Whelp, got my first hot flash. It started in my arm pits and went to my chest, thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Currently at 25% of my old nicotine load.

Haven’t joined the actual quitting forums since I’m not nicotine free yet. Full quit date is coming on up.

I appreciate all the support here. I’m stressed to the max, anxiety, & good ol brain fog

Thanks for the talk on the web site as well

1st bit of advice, that you'll find from everyone here....quit.   25% of whatever you were at, isn't quit.  I'm not a doctor, but i think your fucking with your body MORE by changing dose drastically, but still giving it some nicotine. 

Perspective: i was a chewer for 30+ years.  Over a tin A DAY.  NEVER spit.  NEVER.  Odds are pretty good my 100% dose was more than your 100% dose...and a can guarantee you I'd still be chewing if i tried anything besides just fucking being done with it.

My 2c.  (Your way might work....but the KTC way DOES work)
Dude is making it worse on himself. Withdrawals by weaning AND still poisoning himself with nicotine.

Cold turkey man; it's the only way to go.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on April 15, 2021, 04:42:12 PM
Whelp, got my first hot flash. It started in my arm pits and went to my chest, thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Currently at 25% of my old nicotine load.

Haven’t joined the actual quitting forums since I’m not nicotine free yet. Full quit date is coming on up.

I appreciate all the support here. I’m stressed to the max, anxiety, & good ol brain fog

Thanks for the talk on the web site as well

1st bit of advice, that you'll find from everyone here....quit.   25% of whatever you were at, isn't quit.  I'm not a doctor, but i think your fucking with your body MORE by changing dose drastically, but still giving it some nicotine. 

Perspective: i was a chewer for 30+ years.  Over a tin A DAY.  NEVER spit.  NEVER.  Odds are pretty good my 100% dose was more than your 100% dose...and a can guarantee you I'd still be chewing if i tried anything besides just fucking being done with it.

My 2c.  (Your way might work....but the KTC way DOES work)
Dude is making it worse on himself. Withdrawals by weaning AND still poisoning himself with nicotine.

Cold turkey man; it's the only way to go.

@Findin12 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19737), dude just lay the shit down cold. Flush it and walk the hell away. You are NOT doing yourself any favors by trying to wean yourself off of it. It's not a medication, man; it's poison. The can may as well have a skull and crossbones on it. You made it this far; now make it one more step. BE DONE.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 18, 2021, 11:05:25 AM
“You don’t change unless it is more painful to stay the same.” ~ Deerman
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chillythebee on April 20, 2021, 02:01:01 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on April 20, 2021, 06:55:52 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: FLLipOut on April 20, 2021, 11:29:47 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chillythebee on April 20, 2021, 01:18:19 PM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on April 20, 2021, 02:10:35 PM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?
The tools acquired here can be extrapolated out to other demons/addictions in our lives. One day at a time (ODAAT) can be applied to a lot more than just quitting nicotine.

A lot of people here have taken steps to remove other things from their lives like alcohol and caffeine in addition to creating a more healthy lifestyle through diet changes and/or exercise. There are tons of threads in the Non-Dipping Discussion section (within Wildcard and Getting My Act Together) that pertain to each of these areas of you are interested.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on April 20, 2021, 05:22:17 PM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: UncleBubba on April 21, 2021, 10:45:52 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
52 here and I can do the 3.1, but at a walking pace, about 50 minutes.  My goal is to be able to do a sub 30 5k by end of the year.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: FLLipOut on April 21, 2021, 10:57:30 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
52 here and I can do the 3.1, but at a walking pace, about 50 minutes.  My goal is to be able to do a sub 30 5k by end of the year.
Nice job guys!

Once I quit, I began to think about other things I consumed that weren't healthy and that were also addictions that needed to be addressed.  Except as a mixer (7up), I haven't had a soda for about 4 years.  And that is a big deal because I drank so many diet Cokes in a day - I really couldn't imagine scaling back let alone giving it up.  Now I don't miss them at all.  I also have dramatically cut back my caffeine consumption -  I used to overdo coffee - now I have one cup a day - maybe another half cup.  So with 0 Dt. Coke and far less coffee, my caffeine intake has been drastically reduced.   I have also cut back on sugar - it is a struggle still sometimes - but I use Stevia now as my main added-sugar substitute.   I still have a ways to go - diet, exercise, etc., but I now see everything as bad brain patterns, bad wiring, that can be undone and rewired in time.   And I know that if I just plow through, ODAAT, at some point my brain will rewire and won't scream out for these substances anymore.

P.S.  Now you all are inspiring me to get my butt in shape again!  :-)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Big Brother Jack on April 22, 2021, 08:05:30 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
52 here and I can do the 3.1, but at a walking pace, about 50 minutes.  My goal is to be able to do a sub 30 5k by end of the year.
Nice job guys!

Once I quit, I began to think about other things I consumed that weren't healthy and that were also addictions that needed to be addressed.  Except as a mixer (7up), I haven't had a soda for about 4 years.  And that is a big deal because I drank so many diet Cokes in a day - I really couldn't imagine scaling back let alone giving it up.  Now I don't miss them at all.  I also have dramatically cut back my caffeine consumption -  I used to overdo coffee - now I have one cup a day - maybe another half cup.  So with 0 Dt. Coke and far less coffee, my caffeine intake has been drastically reduced.   I have also cut back on sugar - it is a struggle still sometimes - but I use Stevia now as my main added-sugar substitute.   I still have a ways to go - diet, exercise, etc., but I now see everything as bad brain patterns, bad wiring, that can be undone and rewired in time.   And I know that if I just plow through, ODAAT, at some point my brain will rewire and won't scream out for these substances anymore.

P.S.  Now you all are inspiring me to get my butt in shape again!  :-)

KTC Endurance Club ( Any Distance , All Training Methods PLUS Accountability and Motivation ! )


 https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0)


Come Join us ! ... Training everyday towards 5K's , 10K's , 20K's to Half and Full Marathons ( Off and On Road ) Trail Challenges and 50K's and Beyond ! Would LOVE to see more activity in the Thread !!

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@FLLipOut (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=53)
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Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on April 22, 2021, 08:22:29 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
52 here and I can do the 3.1, but at a walking pace, about 50 minutes.  My goal is to be able to do a sub 30 5k by end of the year.
Nice job guys!

Once I quit, I began to think about other things I consumed that weren't healthy and that were also addictions that needed to be addressed.  Except as a mixer (7up), I haven't had a soda for about 4 years.  And that is a big deal because I drank so many diet Cokes in a day - I really couldn't imagine scaling back let alone giving it up.  Now I don't miss them at all.  I also have dramatically cut back my caffeine consumption -  I used to overdo coffee - now I have one cup a day - maybe another half cup.  So with 0 Dt. Coke and far less coffee, my caffeine intake has been drastically reduced.   I have also cut back on sugar - it is a struggle still sometimes - but I use Stevia now as my main added-sugar substitute.   I still have a ways to go - diet, exercise, etc., but I now see everything as bad brain patterns, bad wiring, that can be undone and rewired in time.   And I know that if I just plow through, ODAAT, at some point my brain will rewire and won't scream out for these substances anymore.

P.S.  Now you all are inspiring me to get my butt in shape again!  :-)

KTC Endurance Club ( Any Distance , All Training Methods PLUS Accountability and Motivation ! )


 https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0)


Come Join us ! ... Training everyday towards 5K's , 10K's , 20K's to Half and Full Marathons ( Off and On Road ) Trail Challenges and 50K's and Beyond ! Would LOVE to see more activity in the Thread !!

@UncleBubba (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=38)
@FLLipOut (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=53)
@Chillythebee (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19673)
@nick-Otine Free (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19005)
@MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21)
ill check it out ! also we have good convos in the Exercise, nutrition , medzinneeee wildcard thread, always love to see different aspects and talk about health
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Freddi on April 22, 2021, 02:34:15 PM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
52 here and I can do the 3.1, but at a walking pace, about 50 minutes.  My goal is to be able to do a sub 30 5k by end of the year.
Nice job guys!

Once I quit, I began to think about other things I consumed that weren't healthy and that were also addictions that needed to be addressed.  Except as a mixer (7up), I haven't had a soda for about 4 years.  And that is a big deal because I drank so many diet Cokes in a day - I really couldn't imagine scaling back let alone giving it up.  Now I don't miss them at all.  I also have dramatically cut back my caffeine consumption -  I used to overdo coffee - now I have one cup a day - maybe another half cup.  So with 0 Dt. Coke and far less coffee, my caffeine intake has been drastically reduced.   I have also cut back on sugar - it is a struggle still sometimes - but I use Stevia now as my main added-sugar substitute.   I still have a ways to go - diet, exercise, etc., but I now see everything as bad brain patterns, bad wiring, that can be undone and rewired in time.   And I know that if I just plow through, ODAAT, at some point my brain will rewire and won't scream out for these substances anymore.

P.S.  Now you all are inspiring me to get my butt in shape again!  :-)

KTC Endurance Club ( Any Distance , All Training Methods PLUS Accountability and Motivation ! )


 https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0)


Come Join us ! ... Training everyday towards 5K's , 10K's , 20K's to Half and Full Marathons ( Off and On Road ) Trail Challenges and 50K's and Beyond ! Would LOVE to see more activity in the Thread !!

@UncleBubba (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=38)
@FLLipOut (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=53)
@Chillythebee (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19673)
@nick-Otine Free (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19005)
@MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21)
ill check it out ! also we have good convos in the Exercise, nutrition , medzinneeee wildcard thread, always love to see different aspects and talk about health

I'd check it out, but apparently I pissed off @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624), and he's inviting EVERYONE, except me!  WTF?  :)

Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Big Brother Jack on April 23, 2021, 07:32:08 AM
Anyone else used their quit to leap off into an even more healthy life?

I'm waiting till my HOF day before I take any more major health leaps, but I'm curious what you guys did, how long you waited, why you did it.
dont wait on anything in life do it now! yes addict speak is a thing, but so is procrastination. i was already getting into weight training but with my quit i doubled down. Days after my quit day i signed up for a spartan endurance race for June.  started rewiring my brain and bought philosophy books. spring boarded into podcasts and motivational speeches every morning of my quit that i still do at day 112. you got this man . just remember time waits for no man! GET IT i support you and know anybody can break past those mental barriers ! Also in the pursuit in distracts your mind from nicotine because you are reinventing yourself so its a win win.
Totally.  You see it all the time here.  It is like once you realized that you can do what you previously thought you could NEVER do - which is quit tobacco - then it is like the brain thinks - well, damn, what other superhuman strengths do I have?  How else can I make my life better?  Think of quitting as the start of a great journey.

So what have you guys done to improve other than the quit?

Well, I couldn't shake the crave, so i started getting fresh air, when the nic bitch would start playing.   That ended up being some really long walks....Couple miles.  That turned into 3-5 miles.   That turned into 'lets run'.  That turned into 5K and 10K's, just for the exercise.   Now I'm pissed if I cant do a 5K in less than a half hour. 

People go WAY faster.  But I'm 52, and I don't think many 52 year old's can even do 3.1 miles, let alone in less than a half hour


So, somehow, kicking chewing tobacco turned me into a runner.   :)
52 here and I can do the 3.1, but at a walking pace, about 50 minutes.  My goal is to be able to do a sub 30 5k by end of the year.
Nice job guys!

Once I quit, I began to think about other things I consumed that weren't healthy and that were also addictions that needed to be addressed.  Except as a mixer (7up), I haven't had a soda for about 4 years.  And that is a big deal because I drank so many diet Cokes in a day - I really couldn't imagine scaling back let alone giving it up.  Now I don't miss them at all.  I also have dramatically cut back my caffeine consumption -  I used to overdo coffee - now I have one cup a day - maybe another half cup.  So with 0 Dt. Coke and far less coffee, my caffeine intake has been drastically reduced.   I have also cut back on sugar - it is a struggle still sometimes - but I use Stevia now as my main added-sugar substitute.   I still have a ways to go - diet, exercise, etc., but I now see everything as bad brain patterns, bad wiring, that can be undone and rewired in time.   And I know that if I just plow through, ODAAT, at some point my brain will rewire and won't scream out for these substances anymore.

P.S.  Now you all are inspiring me to get my butt in shape again!  :-)

KTC Endurance Club ( Any Distance , All Training Methods PLUS Accountability and Motivation ! )


 https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=348.0)


Come Join us ! ... Training everyday towards 5K's , 10K's , 20K's to Half and Full Marathons ( Off and On Road ) Trail Challenges and 50K's and Beyond ! Would LOVE to see more activity in the Thread !!

@UncleBubba (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=38)
@FLLipOut (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=53)
@Chillythebee (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19673)
@nick-Otine Free (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19005)
@MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21)
ill check it out ! also we have good convos in the Exercise, nutrition , medzinneeee wildcard thread, always love to see different aspects and talk about health

I'd check it out, but apparently I pissed off @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624), and he's inviting EVERYONE, except me!  WTF?  :)

Whoops ! @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269)  'winker' Now I Better see you there daily posting up and kicking some ass !
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chillythebee on April 23, 2021, 09:55:27 AM
@Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)
I'll join in after a couple months, I'm still trying to make a regular walk a daily habit.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 24, 2021, 08:29:57 AM
@hydro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=174), @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @Roy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=246) getting a little exercise, sunrise and coffee during a cloudy Jekyll Island daybreak.

https://www.killthecan.org/hydro-cbird-and-roy-jekyll-island-sunrise/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 25, 2021, 09:04:02 AM
@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011), @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) and @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) at the Huddle House in Millen, Georgia.

https://www.killthecan.org/gs9502-stillbrewing-athan-at-the-huddle-house/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Athan on April 25, 2021, 07:58:30 PM
@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011), @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) and @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) at the Huddle House in Millen, Georgia.

https://www.killthecan.org/gs9502-stillbrewing-athan-at-the-huddle-house/
Hey that's not me - I'm much prettier than that!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: 69franx on April 25, 2021, 10:41:22 PM
@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011), @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) and @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) at the Huddle House in Millen, Georgia.

https://www.killthecan.org/gs9502-stillbrewing-athan-at-the-huddle-house/
Hey that's not me - I'm much prettier than that!
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258)  lures all his prospective victims to the Huddle House
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Athan on April 26, 2021, 05:40:41 AM
@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011), @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) and @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) at the Huddle House in Millen, Georgia.

https://www.killthecan.org/gs9502-stillbrewing-athan-at-the-huddle-house/
Hey that's not me - I'm much prettier than that!
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258)  lures all his prospective victims to the Huddle House
Gotta fatten em up....
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 26, 2021, 09:53:18 AM
@hydro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=174), @Roy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=246), @Scowick65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=787) and @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) got together in Jekyll Island for a good, old fashioned oyster roast!

https://www.killthecan.org/jekyll-island-oyster-roast-2021/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Stranger999 on April 26, 2021, 11:23:06 PM
@hydro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=174), @Roy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=246), @Scowick65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=787) and @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) got together in Jekyll Island for a good, old fashioned oyster roast!

https://www.killthecan.org/jekyll-island-oyster-roast-2021/

Meeting another quitter in person will help solidify your quit.  Get your Covid shots and do it!   ;D
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on April 27, 2021, 07:41:36 AM
@hydro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=174), @Roy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=246), @Scowick65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=787) and @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) got together in Jekyll Island for a good, old fashioned oyster roast!

https://www.killthecan.org/jekyll-island-oyster-roast-2021/

Meeting another quitter in person will help solidify your quit.  Get your Covid shots and do it!   ;D

Quitter meets are BY FAR my favorite part of quitting dip.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Stranger999 on May 05, 2021, 11:20:57 PM
Anyone can quit.  You just need to be ready to quit and willing to quit.  Sometimes it takes ready and willing to intersect.   8)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on May 06, 2021, 10:35:46 PM
Anyone can quit.  You just need to be ready to quit and willing to quit.  Sometimes it takes ready and willing to intersect.   8)

True story.

At this point, I get REALLY grumpy when someone says they 'can't quit'.

That's horse shit. You're right @Stranger999 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51) - anyone CAN quit... they just need to make that decision.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stillbrewing on May 11, 2021, 06:48:36 PM
@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011), @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) and @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) at the Huddle House in Millen, Georgia.

https://www.killthecan.org/gs9502-stillbrewing-athan-at-the-huddle-house/
Hey that's not me - I'm much prettier than that!
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258)  lures all his prospective victims to the Huddle House
Gotta fatten em up....
"...It puts the lotion on it's skin or it gets the hose again!"
why am I in this well....Hello?  Damn all I wanted was some eggs and bacon...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on May 12, 2021, 08:43:42 AM
@GS9502 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17011), @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240) and @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) at the Huddle House in Millen, Georgia.

https://www.killthecan.org/gs9502-stillbrewing-athan-at-the-huddle-house/
Hey that's not me - I'm much prettier than that!
@Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258)  lures all his prospective victims to the Huddle House
Gotta fatten em up....
"...It puts the lotion on it's skin or it gets the hose again!"
why am I in this well....Hello?  Damn all I wanted was some eggs and bacon...
roflmao roflmao roflmao
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on May 17, 2021, 08:21:44 AM
KTC guys in Pittsburgh at the Dive Bar & Grille (South Side). Chewmonkey, Sam83, Chewie, BBJ and TCOPE (Melissa took amazing care of us!)
https://www.killthecan.org/post-pandemic-quitter-meet-in-pittsburgh/

@ChewMonkey (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3350) @SAM83 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=921) @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) @TCOPE (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1266)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on May 22, 2021, 11:34:27 AM
How Juul Got Vaporized
https://time.com/6048234/juul-downfall/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on May 24, 2021, 11:34:46 AM
The holiday weekend is coming... are you ready to get tested?

https://www.killthecan.org/memorial-day-reminder-holiday-weekend-test/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on June 17, 2021, 07:51:14 AM
KTC brought together 31,178 Days of Badass Quit in Phoenixville on a Monday Night! Top Left to Right … @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240), @MuleMan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16417), @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624), @Carlh2o (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=822), @JGlav (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=452), @Stranger999 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51). Bottom Left to Right @Boelker62 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1141), @walterwhite (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=55), @theo3wood (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9201), @Mcarmo44 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90)

Stable 12 Brewing Company Meet
https://www.killthecan.org/stable-12-brewing-company-meet/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MuleMan on June 17, 2021, 06:57:46 PM
KTC brought together 31,178 Days of Badass Quit in Phoenixville on a Monday Night! Top Left to Right … @stillbrewing (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16240), @MuleMan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16417), @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624), @Carlh2o (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=822), @JGlav (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=452), @Stranger999 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51). Bottom Left to Right @Boelker62 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1141), @walterwhite (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=55), @theo3wood (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=9201), @Mcarmo44 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90)

Stable 12 Brewing Company Meet
https://www.killthecan.org/stable-12-brewing-company-meet/
F Covid let the quitter meetups are ON
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on June 29, 2021, 10:17:03 AM
Nearly ten thousand days of quit (9,777 to be exact) at Margie’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Andover, Minnesota.

@MNxEngineer (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21) (Day 1,899), @Freddi (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18269) (Day 306), @Palpatine (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=62) (Day 1,999), @PMILS (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=36) (Day 1,839), @Natro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=185) (Day 2,442) and @johninslp (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=218) (Day 1,302).

https://www.killthecan.org/margies-kitchen-and-cocktails-and-a-whole-bunch-of-quit/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: bunyuck on June 29, 2021, 01:06:17 PM
Anyone know of any quitters in the Winnipeg area who would like some Jake's pouches - not a fan.  Not looking to sell them but willing to mail/drop off in the city or even province of MB

29 Watermelon
19 Lemondae
9 Butterscotch

Probably should have started with sample packs...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chris2alaska on June 30, 2021, 11:44:15 AM
Anyone know of any quitters in the Winnipeg area who would like some Jake's pouches - not a fan.  Not looking to sell them but willing to mail/drop off in the city or even province of MB

29 Watermelon
19 Lemondae
9 Butterscotch

Probably should have started with sample packs...

Sunflower seeds worked for me. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on July 04, 2021, 09:27:10 AM
Independence From Smokeless Tobacco

https://www.killthecan.org/independence-from-smokeless-tobacco/

 'usflag' 'usflag' 'usflag'
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on July 07, 2021, 10:20:18 AM
Are you RAGING through the first couple of days / weeks / months of your quit? I can assure you that you're right on track... and that's actually a really good thing.

Hang in there quitters - you got this.

https://www.killthecan.org/why-chewie-loves-dip-rage/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on July 16, 2021, 07:21:50 PM
I would like to post a pic from a quitter meet. Would I just copy paste a pic here or how would that be done. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on July 17, 2021, 04:45:16 PM
I would like to post a pic from a quitter meet. Would I just copy paste a pic here or how would that be done. Thanks in advance.
Send it to me - chewie@killthecan.org - I'll get it up on the site.

Thanks!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Thefranks5 on July 18, 2021, 12:23:51 PM
I would like to post a pic from a quitter meet. Would I just copy paste a pic here or how would that be done. Thanks in advance.
Send it to me - chewie@killthecan.org - I'll get it up on the site.

Thanks!
Will do, thanks.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on July 20, 2021, 11:38:09 AM
FISHFLORIDA stopped by Daytona to see copequits. If you’re a part of a the KTC brotherhood you can always find a quitter to visit with!

https://www.killthecan.org/fishflorida-and-copequits-daytona-quit/

@FISHFLORIDA (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=7) @copequits (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=30)
Title: Jalapeno Poppers
Post by: Zombo Funk on July 21, 2021, 11:27:08 AM
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) what's the deal with these poppers? https://www.killthecan.org/bubblehed668-grilling-up-some-freedom/

I always do my poppers with cream cheese/tabasco/cheddar cheese stuffing and then wrap them in bacon before smoking a few hours. I can't tell what's under those sausages or what type of sausages those are.

Anyone else got a go-to recipe for jalapeno poppers?
Title: Re: Jalapeno Poppers
Post by: bubblehed668 on July 21, 2021, 12:18:38 PM
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) what's the deal with these poppers? https://www.killthecan.org/bubblehed668-grilling-up-some-freedom/

I always do my poppers with cream cheese/tabasco/cheddar cheese stuffing and then wrap them in bacon before smoking a few hours. I can't tell what's under those sausages or what type of sausages those are.

Anyone else got a go-to recipe for jalapeno poppers?

That is a small white onion, cream cheese & turbinado sugar blended in a food processor and piped into the peppers. The sausage is a cheddar smokie laid on top then wrapped in bacon.

Somewhere in the deep dark recesses of KTC there was an area for recipes and it was in there called ABT's (Atomic Buffalo Turds). I can send it to you if you'd like, let me know.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on July 21, 2021, 04:01:49 PM
If anyone is interested in Teaza Energy pouches, I use them daily and they're great. No nicotine, no tobacco. Just putting this out there for anyone who's interested.

http://i.refs.cc/eInJJJFF?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJzbWlsZV91aSIsInNtaWxlX21lZGl1bSI6IiIsInNtaWxlX2NhbXBhaWduIjoicmVmZXJyYWxfcHJvZ3JhbSIsInNtaWxlX2N1c3RvbWVyX2lkIjo4MTA2ODk1NTR9
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Stranger999 on July 22, 2021, 11:03:35 PM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on July 23, 2021, 10:50:13 AM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
You are correct, Stranger. It looks as though the August '21 calendar is a work in progress.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chris2alaska on July 24, 2021, 04:29:51 PM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
You are correct, Stranger. It looks as though the August '21 calendar is a work in progress.

I'm working on it.  August will be all updated before August 1 hits.  Promise
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stillbrewing on July 24, 2021, 06:05:55 PM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
You are correct, Stranger. It looks as though the August '21 calendar is a work in progress.

I'm working on it.  August will be all updated before August 1 hits.  Promise
I was about to plead with GS to work on it with me tonight.  Thanks Chris!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: bubblehed668 on July 25, 2021, 07:09:01 PM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
You are correct, Stranger. It looks as though the August '21 calendar is a work in progress.

I'm working on it.  August will be all updated before August 1 hits.  Promise
I was about to plead with GS to work on it with me tonight.  Thanks Chris!
Do you have to add everything each month and each year?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on July 26, 2021, 02:20:47 PM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
You are correct, Stranger. It looks as though the August '21 calendar is a work in progress.

I'm working on it.  August will be all updated before August 1 hits.  Promise
I was about to plead with GS to work on it with me tonight.  Thanks Chris!
Do you have to add everything each month and each year?
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) yes... there appears to be no way to 'repeat' events as far as I can see.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Stranger999 on August 01, 2021, 02:54:26 AM
How do we get events on the calendar?  I'm pretty sure one of my quit brothers, @Tjschu (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=539) will hit 6 years quit on August 28th but I don't see it on the calendar.
You are correct, Stranger. It looks as though the August '21 calendar is a work in progress.

I'm working on it.  August will be all updated before August 1 hits.  Promise
I was about to plead with GS to work on it with me tonight.  Thanks Chris!
Do you have to add everything each month and each year?
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) yes... there appears to be no way to 'repeat' events as far as I can see.

Really appreciate the efforts!  I didn't know how it worked.   8)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on August 01, 2021, 02:01:10 PM
Thefranks5 and Dbrown83 got together recently in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Thefranks5 had this to say: “Thefranks5 (Doug, 499 days quit) and Dbrown83 (Dave, 281 days quit) meeting up in Mifflinburg, Pa to celebrate our quits. Dave stopped on his way thru to celebrate my 500 day mark and in 219 days we will be in Carrolton, Ohio to celebrate his 500 day mark. Also Dave passed his KTC to me for further coin adventures.”

https://www.killthecan.org/thefranks5-and-dbrown83-celebrating-their-quits/

@Thefranks5 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17642) @Dbrown83 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18679)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on August 04, 2021, 09:27:26 PM
I'm not really introducing anything important. Well, unless you think food is important. I do. I love eating good stuff, and I've started a weight loss plan that's really working. I've cut 10 pounds and many inches in 14 days. If you want to know more, text or PM me.

Enough about the loss part, though. I do get a cheat meal once a week, and this week I'm thinking breakfast for supper! We're talking a serving bowl of cheese grits, scrambled eggs, ground sausage, and bacon, hash browns, biscuits, and muffins (for the kids) on the side. My dessert will be a biscuit filled like as damn jelly doughnut with good ol' sugar cane syrup.
I won't insult this meal by having anything green. Damn, Friday night, get here!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Zombo Funk on August 05, 2021, 04:48:34 PM
I'm not really introducing anything important. Well, unless you think food is important. I do. I love eating good stuff, and I've started a weight loss plan that's really working. I've cut 10 pounds and many inches in 14 days. If you want to know more, text or PM me.

Enough about the loss part, though. I do get a cheat meal once a week, and this week I'm thinking breakfast for supper! We're talking a serving bowl of cheese grits, scrambled eggs, ground sausage, and bacon, hash browns, biscuits, and muffins (for the kids) on the side. My dessert will be a biscuit filled like as damn jelly doughnut with good ol' sugar cane syrup.
I won't insult this meal by having anything green. Damn, Friday night, get here!
We call this BFD (Breakfast for Dinner). Not to be confused with BFL (Breakfast for Lunch). Don't forget the pancakes.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on August 11, 2021, 02:14:03 PM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Krreed8889 on August 12, 2021, 06:29:37 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

I'm good .. got a promotion to supervisor at work yesterday.. still chewing on the fake stuff waiting it out ... hope everyone is good. Proud to be quit with ya'll today.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Big Brother Jack on August 12, 2021, 08:13:09 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

@Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314) !!! Congrats on that 1st Floor !!! You know a great way to celebrate ?? Come meet up with 40 or so of your Quit Brothers and Sisters at the Great Pennsylvania Quittogether Oct 1st - 3rd !   https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on August 12, 2021, 08:20:39 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

I'm good .. got a promotion to supervisor at work yesterday.. still chewing on the fake stuff waiting it out ... hope everyone is good. Proud to be quit with ya'll today.

@Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) - BRAVO!!! Congrats on the promotion my man! Keep using that fake as long as necessary. I used about a can / day for about 220 days or so before I didn't NEED it any more. It's a tool in your toolbelt! Keep on rocking!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on August 12, 2021, 08:23:58 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

@Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314) !!! Congrats on that 1st Floor !!! You know a great way to celebrate ?? Come meet up with 40 or so of your Quit Brothers and Sisters at the Great Pennsylvania Quittogether Oct 1st - 3rd !   https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new)

Congratulations @Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314)! I have to say... I agree 100% with @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) here... the PA meet is an INCREDIBLE investment in your quit and not to mention some of the BEST times I've ever had as a quitter: https://www.killthecan.org/annual-pennsylvania-quit-together/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: bronc on August 12, 2021, 09:28:58 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

@Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314) !!! Congrats on that 1st Floor !!! You know a great way to celebrate ?? Come meet up with 40 or so of your Quit Brothers and Sisters at the Great Pennsylvania Quittogether Oct 1st - 3rd !   https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new)

Congratulations @Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314)! I have to say... I agree 100% with @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) here... the PA meet is an INCREDIBLE investment in your quit and not to mention some of the BEST times I've ever had as a quitter: https://www.killthecan.org/annual-pennsylvania-quit-together/
Ah, this could be the start of a good quitter vortex!  Meeting up with other quitters, in retrospect, was probably one of the keys to my successful quit.  In fact, just yesterday, a facebook memeory of @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)  popped up.  As it turned out, a few weeks into my quit, I had to attend a conference in Vegas, and I posted that I would be there, when Jack said he'd be there too and we met.  It was a game changer.  In that environment, a cave was almost assured, but knowing I was going to meet with a quitter in person made a huge difference.  We ended up having a great time hanging out, and next thing you know, I'm off to a quitter meet in PA to meet a bunch of bad ass quitters.  My accountability circle grew from my quit groups, to over 30 people I had met in-person, including @chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1) and some dudes from my quitter group like @MonsterEMT (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=248) .  We had a really great time.  Locally, a guy from Washington, @ZillahCowboy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=993) came down and met me at the St Paul Rodeo.  These were all key events that helped me stay quit.  Lastly, I was on the chat board a lot, where guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105), @Franpro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1059) and @cmark (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=878) were laying down quit wisdom and minding the craziness of us new quitters going on rants and talking about anything at all in order to keep from putting shit in our lip.  There were some great stories and fun times.  Get involved here.  It's key. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on August 12, 2021, 12:21:21 PM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

@Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314) !!! Congrats on that 1st Floor !!! You know a great way to celebrate ?? Come meet up with 40 or so of your Quit Brothers and Sisters at the Great Pennsylvania Quittogether Oct 1st - 3rd !   https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new)

Congratulations @Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314)! I have to say... I agree 100% with @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) here... the PA meet is an INCREDIBLE investment in your quit and not to mention some of the BEST times I've ever had as a quitter: https://www.killthecan.org/annual-pennsylvania-quit-together/
Ah, this could be the start of a good quitter vortex!  Meeting up with other quitters, in retrospect, was probably one of the keys to my successful quit.  In fact, just yesterday, a facebook memeory of @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)  popped up.  As it turned out, a few weeks into my quit, I had to attend a conference in Vegas, and I posted that I would be there, when Jack said he'd be there too and we met.  It was a game changer.  In that environment, a cave was almost assured, but knowing I was going to meet with a quitter in person made a huge difference.  We ended up having a great time hanging out, and next thing you know, I'm off to a quitter meet in PA to meet a bunch of bad ass quitters.  My accountability circle grew from my quit groups, to over 30 people I had met in-person, including @chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1) and some dudes from my quitter group like @MonsterEMT (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=248) .  We had a really great time.  Locally, a guy from Washington, @ZillahCowboy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=993) came down and met me at the St Paul Rodeo.  These were all key events that helped me stay quit.  Lastly, I was on the chat board a lot, where guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105), @Franpro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1059) and @cmark (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=878) were laying down quit wisdom and minding the craziness of us new quitters going on rants and talking about anything at all in order to keep from putting shit in our lip.  There were some great stories and fun times.  Get involved here.  It's key.

For some context to @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574) 's stories...

https://www.killthecan.org/stone-cold-quitting-in-vegas-with-bronc-bbj/

https://www.killthecan.org/bronc-zillah-cowboy-at-the-4th-of-july-rodeo/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: cbird65 on August 13, 2021, 09:04:07 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

@Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314) !!! Congrats on that 1st Floor !!! You know a great way to celebrate ?? Come meet up with 40 or so of your Quit Brothers and Sisters at the Great Pennsylvania Quittogether Oct 1st - 3rd !   https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new)

Congratulations @Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314)! I have to say... I agree 100% with @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) here... the PA meet is an INCREDIBLE investment in your quit and not to mention some of the BEST times I've ever had as a quitter: https://www.killthecan.org/annual-pennsylvania-quit-together/
Ah, this could be the start of a good quitter vortex!  Meeting up with other quitters, in retrospect, was probably one of the keys to my successful quit.  In fact, just yesterday, a facebook memeory of @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)  popped up.  As it turned out, a few weeks into my quit, I had to attend a conference in Vegas, and I posted that I would be there, when Jack said he'd be there too and we met.  It was a game changer.  In that environment, a cave was almost assured, but knowing I was going to meet with a quitter in person made a huge difference.  We ended up having a great time hanging out, and next thing you know, I'm off to a quitter meet in PA to meet a bunch of bad ass quitters.  My accountability circle grew from my quit groups, to over 30 people I had met in-person, including @chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1) and some dudes from my quitter group like @MonsterEMT (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=248) .  We had a really great time.  Locally, a guy from Washington, @ZillahCowboy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=993) came down and met me at the St Paul Rodeo.  These were all key events that helped me stay quit.  Lastly, I was on the chat board a lot, where guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105), @Franpro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1059) and @cmark (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=878) were laying down quit wisdom and minding the craziness of us new quitters going on rants and talking about anything at all in order to keep from putting shit in our lip.  There were some great stories and fun times.  Get involved here.  It's key.

For some context to @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574) 's stories...

https://www.killthecan.org/stone-cold-quitting-in-vegas-with-bronc-bbj/

https://www.killthecan.org/bronc-zillah-cowboy-at-the-4th-of-july-rodeo/
definitely seeing a vortex on this tread...  Where to begin.  Chewie nailed it by getting outside of your four walls of your HoF.  The resources and members here are plentiful but you have to take the first step by 'opening up'.  Social media has escalated to vitriolic trolling and self promotion.  KTC IS NOT SOCIAL MEDIA.  The three tenants we share -ACCOUNTABILITY leads to BROTHERHOOD generates SUCCESS are critical metrics in the formula and cannot not achieved separately.  I have a KTC t-shirt with signatures of KTC'ers I've been blessed to meet over the years.  I have a long list of 'want-to-meet quitters who have helped me along the way. They're not just nameless faces behind an avatar.  They are people who have become close friends.   Open up, invest some time and this site will amaze you.  Some of my closest friends are 'guys I've met on the internet'   roflmao   By no means is this a who's who list but guys who have encouraged and challenged me along the way.  @30yraddict (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=268) @hydro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=174) @FUCS (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=603) We will not agree on 100% of things all the time but your quit will develop and you will begin to see other areas of your life you would like to focus on... baby steps.. post roll...keep your word... repeat tomorrow.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: bronc on August 13, 2021, 09:39:17 AM
KTC CHALLENGE

Want to get some additional accountability going? Want to meet some new quitters? Tired of a BORING quit group with nothing but roll call posts?

Here's a thought... use the TAG function. TAG someone, in your quit group (or any other thread here on the forums) that you've NEVER tagged before. Start a convo. Ask how their quit is going.

THIS place is about COMMUNITY. Some of my best friends in the world are people that I've met HERE... whether I've ever met them in person or not. Guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) and @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574). Guys like @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) and @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)

You know how we've become such good friends? We talk. We've walked through the FIRES of quitting together and NOW our relationship has evolved into something MUCH bigger... but it all started cause we're addicts.

So... @Krreed8889 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20660) how you doing today? CONGRATS on 5 days of FREEDOM! That's a MASSIVE accomplishment and I'm damn proud to be quit with you today!

Chewie

@Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314) !!! Congrats on that 1st Floor !!! You know a great way to celebrate ?? Come meet up with 40 or so of your Quit Brothers and Sisters at the Great Pennsylvania Quittogether Oct 1st - 3rd !   https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new  (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=17093.msg8720557#new)

Congratulations @Kauffy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14314)! I have to say... I agree 100% with @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624) here... the PA meet is an INCREDIBLE investment in your quit and not to mention some of the BEST times I've ever had as a quitter: https://www.killthecan.org/annual-pennsylvania-quit-together/
Ah, this could be the start of a good quitter vortex!  Meeting up with other quitters, in retrospect, was probably one of the keys to my successful quit.  In fact, just yesterday, a facebook memeory of @Big Brother Jack (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2624)  popped up.  As it turned out, a few weeks into my quit, I had to attend a conference in Vegas, and I posted that I would be there, when Jack said he'd be there too and we met.  It was a game changer.  In that environment, a cave was almost assured, but knowing I was going to meet with a quitter in person made a huge difference.  We ended up having a great time hanging out, and next thing you know, I'm off to a quitter meet in PA to meet a bunch of bad ass quitters.  My accountability circle grew from my quit groups, to over 30 people I had met in-person, including @chewie (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1) and some dudes from my quitter group like @MonsterEMT (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=248) .  We had a really great time.  Locally, a guy from Washington, @ZillahCowboy (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=993) came down and met me at the St Paul Rodeo.  These were all key events that helped me stay quit.  Lastly, I was on the chat board a lot, where guys like @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105), @Franpro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1059) and @cmark (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=878) were laying down quit wisdom and minding the craziness of us new quitters going on rants and talking about anything at all in order to keep from putting shit in our lip.  There were some great stories and fun times.  Get involved here.  It's key.

For some context to @bronc (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=574) 's stories...

https://www.killthecan.org/stone-cold-quitting-in-vegas-with-bronc-bbj/

https://www.killthecan.org/bronc-zillah-cowboy-at-the-4th-of-july-rodeo/
definitely seeing a vortex on this tread...  Where to begin.  Chewie nailed it by getting outside of your four walls of your HoF.  The resources and members here are plentiful but you have to take the first step by 'opening up'.  Social media has escalated to vitriolic trolling and self promotion.  KTC IS NOT SOCIAL MEDIA.  The three tenants we share -ACCOUNTABILITY leads to BROTHERHOOD generates SUCCESS are critical metrics in the formula and cannot not achieved separately.  I have a KTC t-shirt with signatures of KTC'ers I've been blessed to meet over the years.  I have a long list of 'want-to-meet quitters who have helped me along the way. They're not just nameless faces behind an avatar.  They are people who have become close friends.   Open up, invest some time and this site will amaze you.  Some of my closest friends are 'guys I've met on the internet'   roflmao   By no means is this a who's who list but guys who have encouraged and challenged me along the way.  @30yraddict (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=268) @hydro (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=174) @FUCS (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=603) We will not agree on 100% of things all the time but your quit will develop and you will begin to see other areas of your life you would like to focus on... baby steps.. post roll...keep your word... repeat tomorrow.
One of the most badass quitters around, @ChickDip (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=164) is on my list of amazing humans to meet in person.  This lady is relentlessly faithful at posting on people's pages to encourage them, even years into a quit.  One of these days, it'll happen.  @brettlees (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=886) is another amazing human, who came up to the Portland area for a conference and stopped into see me.  Next thing you know, he's a family friend and has attended some amazing family parties.  I suppose there is a bond that is formed between quitters, because of the seriousness of what we're doing and what we've done.  The incredible effort and time we've put into our sobriety.  Then there are the group of dudes that took the success they had with nicotine and applied it to other serious addictions.  I've watched them go from being amazing men to even more amazing men.  I think this journey, and the people we befriend along the way might be one of the most impactful things I've done in my life.  Nicotine addiction was a curse - quitting has been a huge blessing!  Rock on quitters!
Title: Re: Jalapeno Poppers
Post by: Zombo Funk on September 02, 2021, 01:03:32 PM
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) what's the deal with these poppers? https://www.killthecan.org/bubblehed668-grilling-up-some-freedom/

I always do my poppers with cream cheese/tabasco/cheddar cheese stuffing and then wrap them in bacon before smoking a few hours. I can't tell what's under those sausages or what type of sausages those are.

Anyone else got a go-to recipe for jalapeno poppers?

That is a small white onion, cream cheese & turbinado sugar blended in a food processor and piped into the peppers. The sausage is a cheddar smokie laid on top then wrapped in bacon.

Somewhere in the deep dark recesses of KTC there was an area for recipes and it was in there called ABT's (Atomic Buffalo Turds). I can send it to you if you'd like, let me know.
Made these over the weekend and they turned out great.
Title: Re: Jalapeno Poppers
Post by: bubblehed668 on September 02, 2021, 05:21:00 PM
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) what's the deal with these poppers? https://www.killthecan.org/bubblehed668-grilling-up-some-freedom/

I always do my poppers with cream cheese/tabasco/cheddar cheese stuffing and then wrap them in bacon before smoking a few hours. I can't tell what's under those sausages or what type of sausages those are.

Anyone else got a go-to recipe for jalapeno poppers?

That is a small white onion, cream cheese & turbinado sugar blended in a food processor and piped into the peppers. The sausage is a cheddar smokie laid on top then wrapped in bacon.

Somewhere in the deep dark recesses of KTC there was an area for recipes and it was in there called ABT's (Atomic Buffalo Turds). I can send it to you if you'd like, let me know.
Made these over the weekend and they turned out great.

I call them the "Crack" of the BBQ World
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 12, 2021, 10:17:50 AM
@copingwithoutcopen (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=100) (September 2012) & @cbird65 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105) (April 2012) meet up Seaport Grille in Gloucester for some awesome seafood and camaraderie.

https://www.killthecan.org/copingwithoutcopen-and-cbird-seaport-grille-in-gloucester/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 13, 2021, 04:30:49 PM
@MikeP15 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=41) and @Samrs (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=8) got together for dinner in Pittsburgh. Brotherhood + Accountability = Success.

https://www.killthecan.org/mikep15-and-samrs-pittsburgh-quit/
Title: Re: Jalapeno Poppers
Post by: MisterAllison on September 14, 2021, 12:43:31 PM
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) what's the deal with these poppers? https://www.killthecan.org/bubblehed668-grilling-up-some-freedom/

I always do my poppers with cream cheese/tabasco/cheddar cheese stuffing and then wrap them in bacon before smoking a few hours. I can't tell what's under those sausages or what type of sausages those are.

Anyone else got a go-to recipe for jalapeno poppers?

That is a small white onion, cream cheese & turbinado sugar blended in a food processor and piped into the peppers. The sausage is a cheddar smokie laid on top then wrapped in bacon.

Somewhere in the deep dark recesses of KTC there was an area for recipes and it was in there called ABT's (Atomic Buffalo Turds). I can send it to you if you'd like, let me know.

This is interesting. I love experimenting with poppers but never thought of sausage. May need to try this weekend!
Title: The Way I See Our HOF Speeches
Post by: GS9502 on September 14, 2021, 06:26:55 PM
I would like everyone here, especially those quitters who've made it to that 100 day mark but haven't written one, to go take a look at the Hall of Fame Speech page.

Done it? What did you see? I'll tell you what I saw. I saw 69 pages of speeches dating back to September 2018, and I'm betting that doesn't count any that may have been archived from older versions of this site.

69 pages of pain. 69 pages of misery. 69 pages of struggle. 69 pages of addiction.

69 pages of triumph. 69 pages of pride. 69 pages of accomplishment. 69 pages of brother and sisterhood. 69 pages of QUIT ODAAT.

The newer speeches have already been viewed over 100 times. Some speeches have over 1500 views. One Thousand, Five Hundred people have read them!

Who do you think are reading our speeches? Of course our Quit Group members are reading them. Certainly conductors and our outstanding supporters are reading them. We all like to read new speeches. They feed our quits. They strengthen our quit foundations. They remind us of how we felt when we hit that triple digit accomplishment. They make us proud of our quit brothers and sisters.

You know who else is reading these speeches? Yeah, you know. The man or woman lurking on the site. The person who desperately wants to quit but is scared of what's coming. The young guy who knows this habit he's had for just a few years is a stupid thing. The old guy who's been dipping or chewing for decades and of a sudden has just simply had enough. The woman who's been hiding a taboo addiction for years and is ready to stop hiding. Or the guy like me who got the ever-loving shit scared out of him by a lump on his gum and had to look in his sweet wife's eyes and tell her about it and see the fear that news bred.

We write these speeches for the brothers and sisters we have here at KTC. We also write them for the brothers and sisters we HOPE to have. You never know how your speech, no matter how simple, can reassure an addict on the fence of quitting to come on over to the side of freedom.

Write the speech. Post the speech. Live the speech. You may just change a life besides your own.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: EdT3329 on September 15, 2021, 03:15:09 PM
Today is a rough one again. It's day 32 and I can't focus on work at all. I've got that feeling like my blood is boiling. Feels like the first few days again. Not asking for anything or making excuses and I have no desire to cave. Just posting to vent.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on September 15, 2021, 04:40:16 PM
Today is a rough one again. It's day 32 and I can't focus on work at all. I've got that feeling like my blood is boiling. Feels like the first few days again. Not asking for anything or making excuses and I have no desire to cave. Just posting to vent.
Vent away man. Post here, in your group or use the digits you've swapped with other quitters.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 16, 2021, 02:50:04 PM
@bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864) and his HOF coin at DeepRoots Vineyards in Plantersville, Texas watching an Eagles tribute band.

https://www.killthecan.org/bubblehed-at-deeproots-vineyards/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 17, 2021, 08:52:25 AM
Today is a rough one again. It's day 32 and I can't focus on work at all. I've got that feeling like my blood is boiling. Feels like the first few days again. Not asking for anything or making excuses and I have no desire to cave. Just posting to vent.
Vent away man. Post here, in your group or use the digits you've swapped with other quitters.
You're in the right place @EdT3329 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21085) - congrats on 33 days of freedom!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: EdT3329 on September 17, 2021, 06:25:46 PM
Today is a rough one again. It's day 32 and I can't focus on work at all. I've got that feeling like my blood is boiling. Feels like the first few days again. Not asking for anything or making excuses and I have no desire to cave. Just posting to vent.
Vent away man. Post here, in your group or use the digits you've swapped with other quitters.
You're in the right place @EdT3329 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21085) - congrats on 33 days of freedom!

Thanks to both of you!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 21, 2021, 11:23:19 AM
Nothing like being quit like a MF out on the Ouachita River / Lake Catherine! @bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864)

https://www.killthecan.org/ouachita-river-quit-with-bubblehed/
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: EdT3329 on September 21, 2021, 01:04:32 PM
Nothing like being quit like a MF out on the Ouachita River / Lake Catherine! @bubblehed668 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1864)

https://www.killthecan.org/ouachita-river-quit-with-bubblehed/

Got to love being free from the worry of spilling your spitter when you hit the next wave or spitting into the wind and it landing back on the boat!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: EdT3329 on September 21, 2021, 03:27:29 PM
Guys if I don't stop eating my cravings, I'm going to have to buy new pants!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: stillbrewing on September 21, 2021, 04:40:05 PM
Guys if I don't stop eating my cravings, I'm going to have to buy new pants!
Meh...
You will probably have to buy new pants.  We all gained weight but it's a temporary and small price to pay until you get further into your quit. 
The focus now is doing the One Day At A Time thing.  You got this ED!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: GS9502 on September 21, 2021, 06:22:52 PM
Guys if I don't stop eating my cravings, I'm going to have to buy new pants!
Meh...
You will probably have to buy new pants.  We all gained weight but it's a temporary and small price to pay until you get further into your quit. 
The focus now is doing the One Day At A Time thing.  You got this ED!
Yeah, @EdT3329 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21085), I gained about 20 pounds after I quit. I stressed over it for a while, but I knew I was fighting a more important battle at the time getting my quit solid. The weight would come back off. Sunflower seeds helped some with the psychological urge to eat/have something in my mouth. The fake dips helped, too, probably more than anything else.

You can be healthier about it, though. I know you want to snack, so have low-cal or sugar free stuff. Eat nuts or raw veggies. Yes, you'll still put on some weight, but it won't be as much. And exercise as much as you can. Walking will help even if you can't do any more than that.

Don't stress about a few pounds or a new pants size. As Stillbrewing said, focus on the ODAAT right now, and keep rockin' that quit!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: EdT3329 on September 21, 2021, 06:41:43 PM
Guys if I don't stop eating my cravings, I'm going to have to buy new pants!
Meh...
You will probably have to buy new pants.  We all gained weight but it's a temporary and small price to pay until you get further into your quit. 
The focus now is doing the One Day At A Time thing.  You got this ED!
Yeah, @EdT3329 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21085), I gained about 20 pounds after I quit. I stressed over it for a while, but I knew I was fighting a more important battle at the time getting my quit solid. The weight would come back off. Sunflower seeds helped some with the psychological urge to eat/have something in my mouth. The fake dips helped, too, probably more than anything else.

You can be healthier about it, though. I know you want to snack, so have low-cal or sugar free stuff. Eat nuts or raw veggies. Yes, you'll still put on some weight, but it won't be as much. And exercise as much as you can. Walking will help even if you can't do any more than that.

Don't stress about a few pounds or a new pants size. As Stillbrewing said, focus on the ODAAT right now, and keep rockin' that quit!

I need to go back to loading the fridge with olives and baby carrots. That way I’ll eat less junk.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 27, 2021, 12:58:51 PM
Mambo and his Hall of Fame coin at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Leadville, Colorado. He had this to say: “My Hall of Fame coin on Doc Holiday’s piano in the Silver Dollar Saloon in Leadville, CO. He moved here after the OK Corral and tended bar, dealt cards, and played. ~mambo 1289 ODAAT.”

https://www.killthecan.org/mambo-at-the-silver-dollar-saloon/ @Mambo (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=827)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: EdT3329 on September 28, 2021, 07:02:06 PM
Does nobody use the chat?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on September 29, 2021, 08:35:07 AM
Does nobody use the chat?
Not really...

But we're working on an alternative solution here very shortly...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 04, 2021, 10:53:30 AM
More than 2 million US teens say they use e-cigarettes, with a quarter of them saying they vape daily, a new national survey finds.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/health/youth-tobacco-survey-vaping/index.html
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on October 04, 2021, 11:00:34 AM
More than 2 million US teens say they use e-cigarettes, with a quarter of them saying they vape daily, a new national survey finds.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/health/youth-tobacco-survey-vaping/index.html
Terrifying.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 04, 2021, 11:31:18 AM
More than 2 million US teens say they use e-cigarettes, with a quarter of them saying they vape daily, a new national survey finds.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/health/youth-tobacco-survey-vaping/index.html
Terrifying.
It is. And the 'harm reduction' (IE pro-vape) contingent on Twitter is just trying to show how teen vaping is down 60% vs. 2019.

*sigh*

We're fucked...
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 05, 2021, 09:47:11 AM
Does nobody use the chat?
Not really...

But we're working on an alternative solution here very shortly...
@EdT3329 (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21085) - check this out. https://discord.gg/aqxv5yTG
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 05, 2021, 02:39:15 PM
Step Toward The Future of KTC – Discord

A while back, we started looking at alternative chat platforms for use with KTC. The old forum-based chat, text groups, GroupMe, and other communications platforms all served a purpose. They all had limitations, though, and tended to fragment our community.

It's no secret that in recent years, old-school style platforms like web forums have given way to social media platforms. Forums like KTC are a dying breed. That's why most conversations happen on other platforms like Group Me. People like the immediacy of online communications, especially when coupled with smart phones and tablets. App and mobile support for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Discord are incredibly attractive to online users of all ages.

Because of these trends, we started investigating various mobile-friendly social media platforms. One of the ones that stood out to us immediately was Discord. The more we looked into it, the more we liked what we saw.

We began taking a closer look at how Discord in particular could be used to support quitters as part of KTC. Our goal was to find a one stop shop where quitters could post roll, engage with other quitters, and do it all through a single platform on desktop and mobile devices.

We feel Discord is that platform. Discord has a mobile app, a desktop client, and can event be used in a browser. It is well known, easily accessible, and very easy to use when chatting with other quitters. It's structure is also well suited to the traditional KTC concept of posting roll.

That last is critical, as posting roll is the foundation of our quits. As we move away from the web forum and GroupMe chats, we will support posting roll both on Discord and the KTC Forum. However, we will be encouraging all users, vets and new quitters alike, to shift over to Discord for posting roll, quitting discussions, and the like.
 
Please join the KTC Discord server and tell us what you think.

When you join, you must use the same username that you use on KTC! You can change your nickname on the KTC Discord server to match your KTC Forum user name once you join the server.

After we've verified your user name, you will be asked to agree to the server rules before you are allowed to post anything. You will also be limited in what you can do (like post roll) and view until we verify you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here to join.

https://discord.gg/9qXQcTHuhd
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: syndrome on October 06, 2021, 08:03:44 AM
Step Toward The Future of KTC – Discord

A while back, we started looking at alternative chat platforms for use with KTC. The old forum-based chat, text groups, GroupMe, and other communications platforms all served a purpose. They all had limitations, though, and tended to fragment our community.

It's no secret that in recent years, old-school style platforms like web forums have given way to social media platforms. Forums like KTC are a dying breed. That's why most conversations happen on other platforms like Group Me. People like the immediacy of online communications, especially when coupled with smart phones and tablets. App and mobile support for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Discord are incredibly attractive to online users of all ages.

Because of these trends, we started investigating various mobile-friendly social media platforms. One of the ones that stood out to us immediately was Discord. The more we looked into it, the more we liked what we saw.

We began taking a closer look at how Discord in particular could be used to support quitters as part of KTC. Our goal was to find a one stop shop where quitters could post roll, engage with other quitters, and do it all through a single platform on desktop and mobile devices.

We feel Discord is that platform. Discord has a mobile app, a desktop client, and can event be used in a browser. It is well known, easily accessible, and very easy to use when chatting with other quitters. It's structure is also well suited to the traditional KTC concept of posting roll.

That last is critical, as posting roll is the foundation of our quits. As we move away from the web forum and GroupMe chats, we will support posting roll both on Discord and the KTC Forum. However, we will be encouraging all users, vets and new quitters alike, to shift over to Discord for posting roll, quitting discussions, and the like.
 
Please join the KTC Discord server and tell us what you think.

When you join, you must use the same username that you use on KTC! You can change your nickname on the KTC Discord server to match your KTC Forum user name once you join the server.

After we've verified your user name, you will be asked to agree to the server rules before you are allowed to post anything. You will also be limited in what you can do (like post roll) and view until we verify you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here to join.

https://discord.gg/9qXQcTHuhd

accept invite >>> oops unable to accept invite. reely? super tech there discord.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: lmcb on October 06, 2021, 05:58:05 PM
Here we go again! A new and better...Bla, Bla, Bla, way to do things here in KTC land. Bullshit..

How the hell can I do something like the Zero Report on this black hole of a what the fuck??

Way back when-- I was very close to walking away from KTC but bird noticed my struggle and showed me how to do it.

The Tapa Crap was shit--so we went to where we were as of this morning.

Yeah! you guys are moving my cheeze, and I'm pissed!


OldMan Out
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Skolvikings on October 06, 2021, 10:08:50 PM
No animated profile pics is BS, figure it out nerds
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Skolvikings on October 06, 2021, 11:12:51 PM
No animated profile pics is BS, figure it out nerds

Oh, and I got a C note that @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) publishes the first Dic Pic on Discord. And no I’m not talking about a screen shot of Biden.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Athan on October 07, 2021, 02:59:18 AM
No animated profile pics is BS, figure it out nerds

Oh, and I got a C note that @Athan (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=258) publishes the first Dic Pic on Discord. And no I’m not talking about a screen shot of Biden.
Done. It's hidden. You gotta find it.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on October 07, 2021, 07:40:45 AM
So I have a few questions about this switch and im sure others are wondering the same.

1) will there be any more new groups made up here? I see Jan 22 is mixed in with 2021.

2) will this site always be a option to post roll for established groups.

3) will any of this History be transported over to Discord , all the HOF Speech's, Intros, Wildcard sections etc...

4) seems like a great way to talk to new and old quitters alike but viewing via mobile its hard to tell who is in the group, making it hard to tell if everyone is on roll , I fear Accountability is going to take a huge hit and the strictness and hard nose way of killing this addiction will be dampened.

5) i know change is hard, Im being very open to it and know its a 50/50 split , like to dislike. feel a open discussion will help with the transition and open up understanding. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Skolvikings on October 07, 2021, 09:22:43 AM
So I have a few questions about this switch and im sure others are wondering the same.

1) will there be any more new groups made up here? I see Jan 22 is mixed in with 2021.

2) will this site always be a option to post roll for established groups.

3) will any of this History be transported over to Discord , all the HOF Speech's, Intros, Wildcard sections etc...

4) seems like a great way to talk to new and old quitters alike but viewing via mobile its hard to tell who is in the group, making it hard to tell if everyone is on roll , I fear Accountability is going to take a huge hit and the strictness and hard nose way of killing this addiction will be dampened.

5) i know change is hard, Im being very open to it and know its a 50/50 split , like to dislike. feel a open discussion will help with the transition and open up understanding.

@Administrator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=1) @Moderator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=2)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: walterwhite on October 07, 2021, 10:03:29 AM
So I have a few questions about this switch and im sure others are wondering the same.

1) will there be any more new groups made up here? I see Jan 22 is mixed in with 2021. We are trying to funnel new quitters to discord.  but we can always change course if needed

2) will this site always be a option to post roll for established groups. yes

3) will any of this History be transported over to Discord , all the HOF Speech's, Intros, Wildcard sections etc...Some...not sure what but I don't think we can port over data from here.  This forum will always be here to view.

4) seems like a great way to talk to new and old quitters alike but viewing via mobile its hard to tell who is in the group, making it hard to tell if everyone is on roll , I fear Accountability is going to take a huge hit and the strictness and hard nose way of killing this addiction will be dampened.  this will be trial and error.  We need to figure out a way to keep Acccountability going on discord.  There is a way and I'm sure there will be people chomping to figure it out

5) i know change is hard, Im being very open to it and know its a 50/50 split , like to dislike. feel a open discussion will help with the transition and open up understanding.
Keep the questions coming...We are open to ALL ideas and suggestions. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: J2b on October 07, 2021, 10:28:44 AM
So I have a few questions about this switch and im sure others are wondering the same.

1) will there be any more new groups made up here? I see Jan 22 is mixed in with 2021. We are trying to funnel new quitters to discord.  but we can always change course if needed

2) will this site always be a option to post roll for established groups. yes

3) will any of this History be transported over to Discord , all the HOF Speech's, Intros, Wildcard sections etc...Some...not sure what but I don't think we can port over data from here.  This forum will always be here to view. Also note that the HOF Speech's, WoW, etc are all on the main website as well.

4) seems like a great way to talk to new and old quitters alike but viewing via mobile its hard to tell who is in the group, making it hard to tell if everyone is on roll , I fear Accountability is going to take a huge hit and the strictness and hard nose way of killing this addiction will be dampened.  this will be trial and error.  We need to figure out a way to keep Acccountability going on discord.  There is a way and I'm sure there will be people chomping to figure it out

5) i know change is hard, Im being very open to it and know its a 50/50 split , like to dislike. feel a open discussion will help with the transition and open up understanding.
Keep the questions coming...We are open to ALL ideas and suggestions.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on October 07, 2021, 11:53:03 AM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: walterwhite on October 07, 2021, 12:36:31 PM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on October 07, 2021, 12:59:13 PM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.
I dig it! just have to shut down thread from being created in that area. Be nice to maybe change all pre HOF quitters username a specific color, so they can be identified right off the bat.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: walterwhite on October 07, 2021, 01:04:20 PM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.
I dig it! just have to shut down thread from being created in that area. Be nice to maybe change all pre HOF quitters username a specific color, so they can be identified right off the bat.
that is a great idea!  I'll look into it.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on October 07, 2021, 01:22:40 PM
I know you Admins and mods put in alot of time we appreciate you all, I dont know what that load entails, already i find it a bit tiresome jumping between the 2, will there be a set of Admins and mods here, and a different set over in Discord?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Redwood on October 08, 2021, 09:19:19 AM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on October 08, 2021, 10:02:08 AM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Chisler2120 on October 08, 2021, 11:49:45 AM
How do I get an invite to discord?  I need a link to click on or enter, right?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: nick-Otine Free on October 08, 2021, 11:59:10 AM
How do I get an invite to discord?  I need a link to click on or enter, right?
google kill the can, there is a link provided on the home page. here it is https://discord.gg/9qXQcTHuhd

I cant get it to load on my PC but Mobile works good.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Redwood on October 08, 2021, 01:49:59 PM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MNxEngineer on October 08, 2021, 02:45:39 PM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Skolvikings on October 09, 2021, 01:14:11 AM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.

You have that damn wrong, the site is now divided.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 09, 2021, 09:05:25 AM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.

You have that damn wrong, the site is now divided.

Perhaps... but it's no less divided than it was with multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc.

We're not looking to 'replace' any of that stuff but if we can bring the community TOGETHER that's a HUGE win. I can tell you that I personally have spent more time on Discord recently than I have in many months on the forums. I can tell you that I've been engaged with months / quitters outside my month than I have in some time. Is that because it's 'new and shiny'? Maybe. But there are certain features on Discord (showing who's online at any given time in a specific month, tagging, mentions, etc. that I personally believe are better on that platform.

We know it's not for everyone, and change sucks. But the reality is we've been 'changing' and 'evolving' here at KTC ever since we started. There was a day when ALL we had was a forum (on Invisionfree). That then was augmented by the main site. Then the blog. Then the quitter blog. Then FB, Twitter, and other social media.

Then we migrated InvisionFree to Zetaboard (which some loved and others hated). Then text groups became a thing. Then GroupMe spun up. Chat was introduced. Some used it, some hated it (damn trolls).

Then was the *shudder* TapaTalk disaster which EVERYONE hated. We finally migrated to these SMF forums.

Along the way, for multiple reasons, people have gone their separate ways. Some people engage ONLY on the forums. Others are ONLY on the main site. There's a slew of folks that have never posted roll, don't belong to a FB group but yet engage on TikTok daily.

Bottom line, we're a COMMUNITY of quitters. That SUPPORT and QUIT KNOWLEDGE has never changed and candidly I think is getting BIGGER AND BETTER. It's just sort of spread out.

Sorry for the long winded answer @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70) this isn't directed at you... just sort of me sitting down and getting some thoughts out.

ALL of that said, I'm honored to be quit with all of you today... In my mind, I'm looking for that 'old school' feel where we could interact, quickly on a regular basis. Remember 'trophy hunting' on the forums? That sort of thing.

I personally think Discord is getting us back to that sort of feeling. Doesn't mean I'm right... just one guy's opinion. We're not married to our ideas... if something better comes along we're open to it.

Never again... for any reason.

Chewie
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: FLLipOut on October 09, 2021, 01:30:45 PM
Here we go again! A new and better...Bla, Bla, Bla, way to do things here in KTC land. Bullshit..

How the hell can I do something like the Zero Report on this black hole of a what the fuck??

Way back when-- I was very close to walking away from KTC but bird noticed my struggle and showed me how to do it.

The Tapa Crap was shit--so we went to where we were as of this morning.

Yeah! you guys are moving my cheeze, and I'm pissed!


OldMan Out

@lmcb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=611) , I assume you are working off a computer not a phone?  If so, what I plan to do for things like new roll templates, etc., is to create a Word document on my computer and save it - in fact, save it to my desktop for easy access.  You can do the same for your Zeroes report.  From that doc make all your updates, then you just copy / paste it into the Discord thread.  Hopefully that made sense?

Right now, it seems we have limited formatting ability (font size, type, color - unless I just haven't found it yet) but hopefully that will change at some point. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: walterwhite on October 09, 2021, 01:57:53 PM
Here we go again! A new and better...Bla, Bla, Bla, way to do things here in KTC land. Bullshit..

How the hell can I do something like the Zero Report on this black hole of a what the fuck??

Way back when-- I was very close to walking away from KTC but bird noticed my struggle and showed me how to do it.

The Tapa Crap was shit--so we went to where we were as of this morning.

Yeah! you guys are moving my cheeze, and I'm pissed!


OldMan Out

@lmcb (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=611) , I assume you are working off a computer not a phone?  If so, what I plan to do for things like new roll templates, etc., is to create a Word document on my computer and save it - in fact, save it to my desktop for easy access.  You can do the same for your Zeroes report.  From that doc make all your updates, then you just copy / paste it into the Discord thread.  Hopefully that made sense?

Right now, it seems we have limited formatting ability (font size, type, color - unless I just haven't found it yet) but hopefully that will change at some point.
You can also pin a post in a thread. Then each day just do a copy and paste it in a new message.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: UncleBubba on October 09, 2021, 04:41:56 PM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.

You have that damn wrong, the site is now divided.

Perhaps... but it's no less divided than it was with multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc.

We're not looking to 'replace' any of that stuff but if we can bring the community TOGETHER that's a HUGE win. I can tell you that I personally have spent more time on Discord recently than I have in many months on the forums. I can tell you that I've been engaged with months / quitters outside my month than I have in some time. Is that because it's 'new and shiny'? Maybe. But there are certain features on Discord (showing who's online at any given time in a specific month, tagging, mentions, etc. that I personally believe are better on that platform.

We know it's not for everyone, and change sucks. But the reality is we've been 'changing' and 'evolving' here at KTC ever since we started. There was a day when ALL we had was a forum (on Invisionfree). That then was augmented by the main site. Then the blog. Then the quitter blog. Then FB, Twitter, and other social media.

Then we migrated InvisionFree to Zetaboard (which some loved and others hated). Then text groups became a thing. Then GroupMe spun up. Chat was introduced. Some used it, some hated it (damn trolls).

Then was the *shudder* TapaTalk disaster which EVERYONE hated. We finally migrated to these SMF forums.

Along the way, for multiple reasons, people have gone their separate ways. Some people engage ONLY on the forums. Others are ONLY on the main site. There's a slew of folks that have never posted roll, don't belong to a FB group but yet engage on TikTok daily.

Bottom line, we're a COMMUNITY of quitters. That SUPPORT and QUIT KNOWLEDGE has never changed and candidly I think is getting BIGGER AND BETTER. It's just sort of spread out.

Sorry for the long winded answer @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70) this isn't directed at you... just sort of me sitting down and getting some thoughts out.

ALL of that said, I'm honored to be quit with all of you today... In my mind, I'm looking for that 'old school' feel where we could interact, quickly on a regular basis. Remember 'trophy hunting' on the forums? That sort of thing.

I personally think Discord is getting us back to that sort of feeling. Doesn't mean I'm right... just one guy's opinion. We're not married to our ideas... if something better comes along we're open to it.

Never again... for any reason.

Chewie

Trophy hunting.   There’s a phrase from the past. 
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: gonzomedic on October 09, 2021, 07:24:31 PM
So far I post on both sites. Posting on discord regarding showing support I'm having a little learning curve issue. But it'll work out. I was initially anxious about it even at a mere 2,562 days. As we have seen the days quit amount doesn't mean we're healed! So take it in stride and keep that bitch away! NIC BITCH that is!
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 13, 2021, 02:29:07 PM
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Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Peter Gibbons on October 15, 2021, 11:04:20 PM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.

You have that damn wrong, the site is now divided.

Perhaps... but it's no less divided than it was with multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc.

We're not looking to 'replace' any of that stuff but if we can bring the community TOGETHER that's a HUGE win. I can tell you that I personally have spent more time on Discord recently than I have in many months on the forums. I can tell you that I've been engaged with months / quitters outside my month than I have in some time. Is that because it's 'new and shiny'? Maybe. But there are certain features on Discord (showing who's online at any given time in a specific month, tagging, mentions, etc. that I personally believe are better on that platform.

We know it's not for everyone, and change sucks. But the reality is we've been 'changing' and 'evolving' here at KTC ever since we started. There was a day when ALL we had was a forum (on Invisionfree). That then was augmented by the main site. Then the blog. Then the quitter blog. Then FB, Twitter, and other social media.

Then we migrated InvisionFree to Zetaboard (which some loved and others hated). Then text groups became a thing. Then GroupMe spun up. Chat was introduced. Some used it, some hated it (damn trolls).

Then was the *shudder* TapaTalk disaster which EVERYONE hated. We finally migrated to these SMF forums.

Along the way, for multiple reasons, people have gone their separate ways. Some people engage ONLY on the forums. Others are ONLY on the main site. There's a slew of folks that have never posted roll, don't belong to a FB group but yet engage on TikTok daily.

Bottom line, we're a COMMUNITY of quitters. That SUPPORT and QUIT KNOWLEDGE has never changed and candidly I think is getting BIGGER AND BETTER. It's just sort of spread out.

Sorry for the long winded answer @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70) this isn't directed at you... just sort of me sitting down and getting some thoughts out.

ALL of that said, I'm honored to be quit with all of you today... In my mind, I'm looking for that 'old school' feel where we could interact, quickly on a regular basis. Remember 'trophy hunting' on the forums? That sort of thing.

I personally think Discord is getting us back to that sort of feeling. Doesn't mean I'm right... just one guy's opinion. We're not married to our ideas... if something better comes along we're open to it.

Never again... for any reason.

Chewie

The big difference between having "multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc" and what you guys have done here is that before we all had one place to post roll. You know, that "sacred" thing that we all do to keep each other accountable? Now you have individual groups wandering around aimlessly trying to decide which site to post roll on. Pretty clear representation of the lack of leadedship you guys are providing.

Make a decision. Even if it's the wrong one, make a decision. You'll likely piss people off either way, but this half-assed "it doesn't have to be one or the other" bullshit is not only going to piss people off, it's going to destroy the main purpose of this site.

@Administrator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=1) @Moderator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=2)
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: koba on October 16, 2021, 01:33:07 AM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.

I wonder if the decline in group size might be due to worse SEO performance--I seem to remember the site's search ranking taking a big hit after the move to tapatalk. At this point, it's on page 4 of the google results for "quit dipping." If it was on page 1 or 2 before, I bet that would explain a lot of the difference. Should we expect that Discord is going to make it easier for new quitters to find KTC? Or would we be better served by focusing on getting more traffic to the website and forums?
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: MikeW2018 on October 16, 2021, 06:14:51 AM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.

I wonder if the decline in group size might be due to worse SEO performance--I seem to remember the site's search ranking taking a big hit after the move to tapatalk. At this point, it's on page 4 of the google results for "quit dipping." If it was on page 1 or 2 before, I bet that would explain a lot of the difference. Should we expect that Discord is going to make it easier for new quitters to find KTC? Or would we be better served by focusing on getting more traffic to the website and forums?
This 2 site approach is bullshit. One or the other. Peter said the simple truth. Role here is sacred. The integrity of KTC is getting torn apart
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: oldschool on October 16, 2021, 09:06:55 AM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.

You have that damn wrong, the site is now divided.

Perhaps... but it's no less divided than it was with multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc.

We're not looking to 'replace' any of that stuff but if we can bring the community TOGETHER that's a HUGE win. I can tell you that I personally have spent more time on Discord recently than I have in many months on the forums. I can tell you that I've been engaged with months / quitters outside my month than I have in some time. Is that because it's 'new and shiny'? Maybe. But there are certain features on Discord (showing who's online at any given time in a specific month, tagging, mentions, etc. that I personally believe are better on that platform.

We know it's not for everyone, and change sucks. But the reality is we've been 'changing' and 'evolving' here at KTC ever since we started. There was a day when ALL we had was a forum (on Invisionfree). That then was augmented by the main site. Then the blog. Then the quitter blog. Then FB, Twitter, and other social media.

Then we migrated InvisionFree to Zetaboard (which some loved and others hated). Then text groups became a thing. Then GroupMe spun up. Chat was introduced. Some used it, some hated it (damn trolls).

Then was the *shudder* TapaTalk disaster which EVERYONE hated. We finally migrated to these SMF forums.

Along the way, for multiple reasons, people have gone their separate ways. Some people engage ONLY on the forums. Others are ONLY on the main site. There's a slew of folks that have never posted roll, don't belong to a FB group but yet engage on TikTok daily.

Bottom line, we're a COMMUNITY of quitters. That SUPPORT and QUIT KNOWLEDGE has never changed and candidly I think is getting BIGGER AND BETTER. It's just sort of spread out.

Sorry for the long winded answer @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70) this isn't directed at you... just sort of me sitting down and getting some thoughts out.

ALL of that said, I'm honored to be quit with all of you today... In my mind, I'm looking for that 'old school' feel where we could interact, quickly on a regular basis. Remember 'trophy hunting' on the forums? That sort of thing.

I personally think Discord is getting us back to that sort of feeling. Doesn't mean I'm right... just one guy's opinion. We're not married to our ideas... if something better comes along we're open to it.

Never again... for any reason.

Chewie

The big difference between having "multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc" and what you guys have done here is that before we all had one place to post roll. You know, that "sacred" thing that we all do to keep each other accountable? Now you have individual groups wandering around aimlessly trying to decide which site to post roll on. Pretty clear representation of the lack of leadedship you guys are providing.

Make a decision. Even if it's the wrong one, make a decision. You'll likely piss people off either way, but this half-assed "it doesn't have to be one or the other" bullshit is not only going to piss people off, it's going to destroy the main purpose of this site.

@Administrator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=1) @Moderator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=2)
Just my opinion as a quitter:

The forum is dying,  It is becoming a day count tracker.  There is not a lot of engagement anymore as Vets just tend to stick to a few groups they support or just post and ghost.  There is another tenet to this place besides Accountability and that is Brotherhood;  we hold our Brothers and Sisters accountable.  Personally I do not see quitters going into other groups and hold quitters who miss accountable.  We are slowly losing that community because the conversations and dialogue is not happening.  We were already divided - each into their own silo.

What is wrong with getting everyone engaged and listening to their opinion on how we should move forward?  What is wrong with seeing what works and what doesn't by trying it out without making a hard and fast decision?

@Peter Gibbons (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=189) you say just make a decision.  I think the Admins have.... you just don't like the decision they made.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: chewie on October 16, 2021, 10:44:08 AM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.

I wonder if the decline in group size might be due to worse SEO performance--I seem to remember the site's search ranking taking a big hit after the move to tapatalk. At this point, it's on page 4 of the google results for "quit dipping." If it was on page 1 or 2 before, I bet that would explain a lot of the difference. Should we expect that Discord is going to make it easier for new quitters to find KTC? Or would we be better served by focusing on getting more traffic to the website and forums?
This 2 site approach is bullshit. One or the other. Peter said the simple truth. Role here is sacred. The integrity of KTC is getting torn apart
So, by this logic we should focus 100% on a single entity?

Forget about social media, forget about text threads, phone calls, etc. etc. etc.

All I can say is I personally disagree with this. There are people who have found KTC via a variety of avenues. There are folks who are quit 100% because of this org and have never once even visited the forums.

And no... that's not to say accountability isn't still the thing that we're built on.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Peter Gibbons on October 16, 2021, 12:59:09 PM
will some things be changed in discord? Im trying to picture how a HOF month will go? will there be a link between the two so you can pull information to the new site easier. or even scrolling on a mobile though all the write up. with added support in the mix, maybe pin it for each day and guide people to how to view pins?
I think we are open to anything.  What we wanted to do was create an place that has everything we need.  Will things be different from a functionality?  Yes.  What will new groups look like and how will they be set up...not exactly sure.  We have to play with it and figure out what is best.  We thought about combining pre groups into one big group.  For reference...my group April 2016 had over 100 quitters join at one point.  I think we had over 70 reach HOF.  These new groups...for whatever reason...aren't big.  They get too isolated and in our opinion would be better served having a bigger group to socialize and form brotherhood.  Accountability comes from caring about your fellow person's quit and they in turn caring about your quit.

I wonder if the decline in group size might be due to worse SEO performance--I seem to remember the site's search ranking taking a big hit after the move to tapatalk. At this point, it's on page 4 of the google results for "quit dipping." If it was on page 1 or 2 before, I bet that would explain a lot of the difference. Should we expect that Discord is going to make it easier for new quitters to find KTC? Or would we be better served by focusing on getting more traffic to the website and forums?
This 2 site approach is bullshit. One or the other. Peter said the simple truth. Role here is sacred. The integrity of KTC is getting torn apart
So, by this logic we should focus 100% on a single entity?

Forget about social media, forget about text threads, phone calls, etc. etc. etc.

All I can say is I personally disagree with this. There are people who have found KTC via a variety of avenues. There are folks who are quit 100% because of this org and have never once even visited the forums.

And no... that's not to say accountability isn't still the thing that we're built on.

Roll should 100% be on a single entity. I'm kind of shocked that this is so hard for some of you to understand.
Title: Re: General Discussion - 2021
Post by: Peter Gibbons on October 16, 2021, 01:09:18 PM
In my humble opinion I am concerned that it may cause division. My group had a few people missing yesterday and when I texted them they told me they had posted on discord. To those posting on this site it just looks like they are MIQ.  It is difficult to see if everyone from a group has posted roll for the day when some are posting there and some here. Just what I have noticed in the last day or so. Thoughts?
I agree Redwood, my group was asking and i told them we would focus on this site as our main accountability, in the mean time have them check out the new site (discord) for a few weeks and we would decide and vote as a unit which site all of us will be on.
Good idea. Thanks for the input.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. It can be both. I personally don't ever see myself stopping posting here on the forums. But Discord provides a platform that may help generate more conversation and foster a brotherhood more than the forums are able to do at this point. At this point try to view them as complimentary vs one trying to overtake/replace the other.

You have that damn wrong, the site is now divided.

Perhaps... but it's no less divided than it was with multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc.

We're not looking to 'replace' any of that stuff but if we can bring the community TOGETHER that's a HUGE win. I can tell you that I personally have spent more time on Discord recently than I have in many months on the forums. I can tell you that I've been engaged with months / quitters outside my month than I have in some time. Is that because it's 'new and shiny'? Maybe. But there are certain features on Discord (showing who's online at any given time in a specific month, tagging, mentions, etc. that I personally believe are better on that platform.

We know it's not for everyone, and change sucks. But the reality is we've been 'changing' and 'evolving' here at KTC ever since we started. There was a day when ALL we had was a forum (on Invisionfree). That then was augmented by the main site. Then the blog. Then the quitter blog. Then FB, Twitter, and other social media.

Then we migrated InvisionFree to Zetaboard (which some loved and others hated). Then text groups became a thing. Then GroupMe spun up. Chat was introduced. Some used it, some hated it (damn trolls).

Then was the *shudder* TapaTalk disaster which EVERYONE hated. We finally migrated to these SMF forums.

Along the way, for multiple reasons, people have gone their separate ways. Some people engage ONLY on the forums. Others are ONLY on the main site. There's a slew of folks that have never posted roll, don't belong to a FB group but yet engage on TikTok daily.

Bottom line, we're a COMMUNITY of quitters. That SUPPORT and QUIT KNOWLEDGE has never changed and candidly I think is getting BIGGER AND BETTER. It's just sort of spread out.

Sorry for the long winded answer @Skolvikings (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70) this isn't directed at you... just sort of me sitting down and getting some thoughts out.

ALL of that said, I'm honored to be quit with all of you today... In my mind, I'm looking for that 'old school' feel where we could interact, quickly on a regular basis. Remember 'trophy hunting' on the forums? That sort of thing.

I personally think Discord is getting us back to that sort of feeling. Doesn't mean I'm right... just one guy's opinion. We're not married to our ideas... if something better comes along we're open to it.

Never again... for any reason.

Chewie

The big difference between having "multiple GroupMe's, FB groups, FB pages, text groups, etc. etc. etc" and what you guys have done here is that before we all had one place to post roll. You know, that "sacred" thing that we all do to keep each other accountable? Now you have individual groups wandering around aimlessly trying to decide which site to post roll on. Pretty clear representation of the lack of leadedship you guys are providing.

Make a decision. Even if it's the wrong one, make a decision. You'll likely piss people off either way, but this half-assed "it doesn't have to be one or the other" bullshit is not only going to piss people off, it's going to destroy the main purpose of this site.

@Administrator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=1) @Moderator (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=2)
Just my opinion as a quitter:

The forum is dying,  It is becoming a day count tracker.  There is not a lot of engagement anymore as Vets just tend to stick to a few groups they support or just post and ghost.  There is another tenet to this place besides Accountability and that is Brotherhood;  we hold our Brothers and Sisters accountable.  Personally I do not see quitters going into other groups and hold quitters who miss accountable.  We are slowly losing that community because the conversations and dialogue is not happening.  We were already divided - each into their own silo.

What is wrong with getting everyone engaged and listening to their opinion on how we should move forward?  What is wrong with seeing what works and what doesn't by trying it out without making a hard and fast decision?

@Peter Gibbons (https://ktcforum.org/index.php?action=profile;u=189) you say just make a decision.  I think the Admins have.... you just don't like the decision they made.

By all means, try stuff out. You don't have to mess with roll to dick around with another platform though.