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SHIACHAT ANONYMOUS

ShiaChat Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from ShiaChatism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop excessive posting. There are no dues or fees for S.A membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. S.A is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other ShiaChaters to achieve sobriety.

(I borrowed that from the A.A. website)

I kind of figured I had a problem after I was up till 5:30 in the morning on ShiaChat. I don't know what I was thinking. I also can't seem to crave my addictions for posting here. In the words of Ali786:

"A life? Cool! Where can I get one of those?"

Thats why I am creating ShiaChat Anonymous. To get our lives back. :lol:

Salam and Shalom.

(salam)

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A NEW COMER ASKS

This is S.A. General Service Conference-approved literature

This leaflet is intended for people approaching ShiaChat Anonymous (S.A.) for the first time. In it we have tried to answer the questions most frequently in the minds of newcomers—the questions which were in our minds when we first approached the Fellowship.

Am I a ShiaChater?

If you repeatedly post more than you intend or want to, if you get into trouble, or if you have memory lapses when you post, you may be a ShiaChater. Only you can decide. No one in S.A. will tell you whether you are or not.

What can I do if I am worried about my posting?

Seek help. ShiaChat Anonymous can help.

What is ShiaChat Anonymous?

We are a Fellowship of men and women who have lost the ability to control our posting and have found ourselves in various kinds of trouble as a result of posting. We attempt—most of us unsuccessfully—to create a satisfying way of life without posting. For this we find we need the help and support of other ShiaChaters in S.A.

If I go to an S.A. meeting, does that commit me to anything?

No. S.A. does not keep membership files, or attendance records. You do not have to reveal anything about yourself. No one will bother you if you don’t want to come back. {Actually, maybe we'll have a members list}

What happens if I meet people I know?

They will be there for the same reason you are there. They will not disclose your identity to outsiders. At S.A. you retain as much anonymity as you wish. That is one of the reasons we call ourselves ShiaChat Anonymous.

{actually, this won't be very anonymous at all}

What happens at an S.A. meeting?

An S.A. meeting may take one of several forms, but at any meeting you will find ShiaChaters talking about what posting did to their lives and personalities, what actions they took to help themselves, and how they are living their lives today.

{this will be a joke :P }

How can this help me with my posting problem?

We in S.A. know what it is like to be addicted to posting, and to be unable to keep promises made to others and ourselves that we will stop posting. We are not professional therapists. Our only qualification for helping others to recover from ShiaChatism is that we have stopped excessive posting ourselves, but problem posters coming to us know that recovery is possible because they see people who have done it.

{actually, so far none of us are qualified according to this}

Why do S.A.s keep on going to meetings after they are cured?

We in S.A. believe there is no such thing as a cure for ShiaChatism. We can never return to normal posting, and our ability to stay away from posting depends on maintaining our physical, mental, and spiritual health. This we can achieve by going to meetings regularly and putting into practice what we learn there. In addition, we find it helps us to stay sober if we help other ShiaChaters.

How do I join S.A.?

You are an S.A. member if and when you say so. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking, and many of us were not very wholehearted about that when we first approached A.A.

How much does S.A. membership cost?

There are no dues or fees for S.A. membership. An S.A. group will usually have a collection during the meeting to cover expenses, such as rent, coffee, etc., and to this all members are free to contribute as much or as little as they wish.

Is S.A. a religious organization?

No. Nor is it allied with any religious organization.

There’s a lot of talk about God, though, isn’t there?

The majority of S.A. members believe that we have found the solution to our posting problem not through individual willpower, but through a power greater than ourselves. However, everyone defines this power as he or she wishes. Many people call it God, others think it is the S.A. group, still others don’t believe in it at all. There is room in S.A. for people of all shades of belief and nonbelief.

Can I bring my family to an S.A. meeting?

Family members or close friends are welcome at “Open” S.A. meetings. Discuss this with your local contact.

What advice do you give new members?

In our experience, the people who recover in S.A. are those who: (a) stay away from the first post; (b.) attend S.A. meetings regularly; (c.) seek out the people in S.A. who have successfully stayed sober for some time; (d) try to put into practice the S.A. program of recovery.

Remember that ShiaChatism is a progressive disease. Take it seriously, even if you feel you are only in the early stages of the illness. ShiaChatism kills people. If you are a ShiaChater, and if you continue to post, in time you will get worse.

{All this is also from A.A.}

Salam and Shalom.

(salam)

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(bismillah)

(salam)

lolol bro

awwwwwwww, you poor thing :(

i wonder if this problem is diagnosible and there is treatment out there.

hope you get well soon. well not really, cause we'd see less of you then...hahhha

so i guess what i should be saying is, hope you get more sick...lolol

salamz, shalomz :squeez:

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As a result of this thread i'll be visiting this site more often :angry: . You have posted something interesting, post something boring so that i can stay away. :unsure:

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Woohoo

Welcome brother

Believe it or not nowadays I'm the one who's "not having fun" or "beign sad" or being a wet blanket.

Yep- things have changed here at Shiachat.

but now that the penguins back I can go back to beign cheeky and troublesome

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Woohoo

Welcome brother

Believe it or not nowadays I'm the one who's "not having fun" or "beign sad" or being a wet blanket.

Yep- things have changed here at Shiachat.

but now that the penguins back I can go back to beign cheeky and troublesome

liar liar pants on fire

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Soon I'll be cured. It will be summer and I'll have a life! Goodbye college, goodbye senior year and I'll get my Bachelor's degree in August! I have a short attention span, and each time I had to do a paper or do homework, I find myself going to this website. But no more, a few months of traveling, sun and work is ahead of me.

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