Tuesday January 6th 2020 I will meet all Quitnet Members here for one big hug!!
I could use a hug.
You all will be fine. We LOVE new family members! Truly!
Sounds like you should create an event in QuitNet and plan for that.
MarkEX Community Manager
I agree, give us a day or two and I am sure we can come up with something. Thank you for asking Mark
You Exers are awesome here. I am grateful, we are grateful.
((((((((((((WaynenMary )))))) Good thinking guys,
January 6th after 9 am. Eastern standard time ~
To lose the Q...
after 15 years...
tain't going to be easy.
|*the official Quitnet tissue box*|
January 6th is Official ((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))) day..
I just might need a tissue now, geez.
When those lights go out
When the plug is pulled
When the Quitnet goes >poof<
into the blackness of cyberspace
and there is just a black hole,
When the Quitnet platform is no more.
When our particular way of being...
Hugs for our lose of Quitnet sounds like a plan.
ClearColors I think that is a perfect name for the event name "Tissue box Quitnet day"
WaynenMary Good thinking guys. Sigh... yup... It works for me. It'll be a new Quitticism ~Tissue Box Quitnet Day~ I vote Thumbs up.
Tissue Box Quitnet Day ~ January 6, 2019, 9 am. Eastern Standard Time, Quitnet shutters it's cyber doors while Qsters around the globe reach(ed) for a tissue and a collective cyberhug. KTQ
not to mention a few honking noses...
(Sigh it ain't exactly passing out the popcorn day. Maybe in the future?)
ClearColors and WaynenMary a yearly event maybe
Abso-freaking-lutely!!!!! Thumbs Up
I know this isn't spot on but... I just feel like it Edith Ann - "And thats the truth"
Joyce asked me to join this site to make sure Carl eats his leafy green crap in virtual world too. something about new years resolutions?
Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and make Cousin-Itt had no bacon unless he eats that green leafy crap.
Yes yes yes
Please - question is - Will EXmembers be welcomed for YOUR quit.net gathering? Thanks for letting ME ask
Yes please do. We are greatful to be hear just sad to see our home go. I am on my phone rite now and can't tag.
I could hold the box(es) of tissues and give hugs as needed - but only if you all would find it a comfort and not an intrusion!
indingrl and YoungAtHeart you guys are the sweetest. For me, I honestly don't know how it will go. I know I very recently lost my dear brother. At the funeral and services, before and after, those that understood the lose of my brother, comforted each other, and others who may not have experienced the lose as intensely also were and are greatly appreciated. Don't know? But you guys are awesome to ask. Everyone is unique. Quit sites are unique also.
Loses suck toes. bleh.. yuck... petewie. Heck I'll take all the hugs I can get. I like giving them too!
My brother passed away 2 months ago, I know the pain!!! I’m sorry for your loss!!!
(((((((((((((BobKatt22 ))))))))))) It sucks toes...
Yes it does Clear!!! Yes it does!!!
Hope you find in time Ex’s will be another safe home...and also good home...
We will see sweetpit, we will see
Eagles - Hotel California (Live 1977) HD
I always thought Quitnet was like the Hotel California.
The other Nancy
rock on ~
January is a good month to start over and you have found a home. Funny ClearColors, I worked as a Director of Nurses in a nursing home years ago and we used to think Hotel California was about that. Hey, I was young and healthy at the time...now I am getting closer to being IN a nursing home.
Count me in on the hug/fest. Going to be a sad day, I lived there for almost 13 years. It saved my life.
Save a seat for me.
I have written down a lot of good things about the Q and for some reason my eyes are to blurry to read them but my heart knows hem
Count me in on that day to be among my old friends and the new I have and will meet at the Ex.
I'm in @WayneNMary
I for one feel very Blessed to be here. It's Definitely my new Home.
I have been trying to figure out a way to express our loss, and in the same breath very grateful to have found a new home here in the excommunity. As I am sure you all know the Q is shutting us down on January 6th, 2020. I wish I could tell you why, but I don’t think any of us has gotten answers from anyone, but if I had to guess it most likely comes down to funding.
Our hearts are heavy with the knowing the Q is shutting down, and I still can’t put anything into words yet as to what the Q meant, I am to emotional. I thought it would be here forever, and I am hoping anyone quitting after the 6th can find this community. If we could do Tissue box Quitnet day" January 6th 2020 on the idea of pledging but instead of holding hands, hug, and I think it would be great if the excommunity would participate, as we have found a new home here. Having it loop is important as it keeps us all connected. Thank you @mark for allowing us to do this.
WaynenMary I can't thank you enough for thinking of this and how you are doing it. It helps my heart be a lot lighter.. Also the Exers graciousness takes a lot of sting out of it.
ClearColors and WaynenMary I think the whole idea is wonderful and I also am thankful for the Exers to accept and share this sad / happy occasion with us I will be bringing my accordion to play a couple songs
I like that Carl! Bring your accordion,..I am bummed I dont play a musical instrument, but I can shake a tambourine!
RebeccaNDBecky I need to confess I can't play the accordion I was just going to make noise come from a old one in the basement that I don't know where it came from
I can play the Harmonica and the tambourine would be great with that
Cousin-Itt, you are tooooooo funny!! Thanks for the giggle, but thinking we ought to make as much noise as we can..I can round up a tuba and make some noises out of it! Hahahaa
I don't know how to yodel. I could do that.
I'm so Happy that we Found a New Site and that Everyone here is Excepting Us with Open Arms.
We at EX share the sadness in losing your home of so many years. Know that you're welcome here by all.
I will bring drums, no matter how bad you play they sound half way decent....lol
WaynenMary LOL, Great idea! I think we have something forming here! Accordion, yodeler, drums, cymbals
If I drink soda with a straw, I can generate some GREAT belches. I will TRY to keep a beat with them!
YoungAtHeart bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is to darn funny, that will be great!!
YoungAtHeart I like that!
BUMPing this uP (giving it activity so others can see).
I want to be a part of the "tissue box, quitnet day". thank you for organizing it!!
Tissue Box QuitNet Day
Margaretd wrote: I want to be a part of the "tissue box, quitnet day". thank you for organizing it!!
Thank you Mark, we are on our last breaths over at the Q I hope everyone can find it here. I am beyond sad, thank you for doing this. I know some wont understand but its been 20 years
Cousin-Itt TanyaT I cant manover around enough to remember the quitters new names.
WaynenMary wrote: Cousin-Itt TanyaT I can't maneuver around enough to remember the quitters new names.
Cousin-Itt TanyaT I can't maneuver around enough to remember the quitters new names.
Understood. We haven't been around that long but I definitely understand what you're saying. And I put together the list of people coming over so it would be easier to recognize the people coming over. We have different username requirements here on EX so maintaining the same usernames isn't possible. Usernames need to be unique so you can do things like @mention WaynenMary . I'm surprised with all the people with the same Display names that you were able to keep people straight
Thank you mark, I guess I am panicking a little and cant seem to think straight. lol I need to find the list again of quitters user names and what they are now.
QuitNet-ers: Introduce Yourself!
Here you ((((((( WaynenMary )))))))
It'll be ok hon.
I'll be in and out today.
It's going to take me a while to figure out how to navigate this site and find the latest posts...but I'll get there. Glad to see you here!
Very sad day... Hard to believe the Q is gone
<< Hugs to everyone >>
Hugs to all!
QuitNet | Nate C.
QuitNet | Corrie M.
QuitNet | Llaen C.
WaynenMary these are the people that you were maybe looking for on Quitnet. I'm guessing they maybe had some people who asked for a bit more time to download their profiles so they turned the site back on momentarily to allow a little more time though I would guess it will go offline again today.
Thank you Mark. We have emailed corrie M and still nothing. Yes I agree it will still go down. It glitzed at 900am est then just came back. The big yellow message now says it will shut down the week of January 5th. So I don't know. But I do really appreciate everything you have done here for the entire community and the quintet people.
Also I saw this on QuitNet but didn't see the post that is referred to. Would be interesting to know more of the story.
Yes I would. Do you know more??
sorry mark I just re read your response, you would like to know more yourself. Please ignore me I guess I have more voices in my head than Cousin-Itt
WaynenMary wrote: sorry mark I just re read your response, you would like to know more yourself. Please ignore me I guess I have more voices in my head than Cousin-Itt
Yes, I am in the dark with you. Just trying to help people as best I can.
I'm here for the duration of my quit which equals my life Yes it's nice the Q is back but I like the idea of having to homes kind of makes me feel rich
dittos on that Cousin-Itt so if that's the case, does that mean we have 450 days quit times 2..lol
WaynenMary Of course it does Since I'm a Gemini mine would be time 4 or higher if I count those voices in my head
I'm here for the long haul as well.
To all QuitNet members - I started my quit journey on QSMB. Three weeks before my 1 year anniversary (the day before my 59th birthday) I got up in the morning, headed straight for my computer as I did every morning and QSMB was gone - vanished into thin air. Talk about devastated...it was like my village was hit by a bomb
I have been able to find a few of my friends on different sites (which was a wonderful gift) however there are so many of my old villagers that I will never be able to even say goodbye.
Thank heaven someone told me about EX. Thank heaven for the committed quitters here for their continued support to newbies and anyone that needs a word of encouragement or advice or whatever! Thank heaven for all of you for coming here and joining in the community.
I still have a heavy heart from losing QuitSmokingMessageBoard.
I remember when I first came here that some of the EX folks mentioned that they had lost their board at some point in time, so I think there are many here that understand what you are going through. I do want to express my sympathy to you all - it's tough.
Congratulations to all - whether you are just starting your quit or you are years into your quit!! YOU ROCK!!!
Thanks Beazel, it’s hard because I called that place home, and this is hard to get comfortable with. It’s hard to navigate, but I’ll try it out. I might just continue on my journey alone. As long as I continue to live by NOPE I should be ok!
U are doing just fine BobKatt22
WaynenMary Your comment is not helpful All green Leafy crap was left behind lol
My heart was saddened to see the place shutter and close and shredded a tear or two on 1/6/20 as we made alot of memories on the site and we will here as well. It won't be the same and the connection a little beat up but in time we can fix it and some of us are here. I may not be here every day but I am still smoke free. We had a lot of laughs, crying and all emotions in twined into one big ball heading down the steepest hill we could find. Remember one thing through all of this we dusted off and survived and still helping each other on Ex. Be proud of our your accomplishment as the key was within reach and the q was support. We can't go back and only forward. Ok I better go find a tissue now.
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