Procrastinators 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 chronic procrastination.

appropriate forum content

I haven't yet posted guidelines for appropriate forum content because so far we haven't needed it, but I think now we do.

For the record... I am the webmaster here, and if I consider content to be inappropriate for this forum, I will delete it. I have full discretion in this matter, and my decisions are final.

Inappropriate content includes anything that is potentially offensive or disgusting to other forum members (for example, details of personal hygiene or insulting remarks), and anything that violates the law (for example, reproduction of copyrighted material without permission).

In posting, please consider not only what helps you, but what would be helpful for others to hear (and US copyright law).

Thank you.

Crosstalk Talk?

I was wondering about the way I should be communicating on the chat and forum. Support seems welcome, of course. What about ideas if someone is stuck, can we offer help in that way or would that be considered a kind of cross talk?



I think advice is fine in chat/forum, not in online meetings

My impression is that advice is generally fine on the forum/in the check-in chatbox (though if someone specifically says that they don't want advice, obviously it's nice to respect that). I personally love getting advice here, and it's helped me advance a lot.

The only part of this site that operates strictly according to 12-step principles are the meetings (definitely the online meeting, and I think the phone mtg/CI, though I haven't had as much experience with that). In those, we explicitly ask folks to avoid cross-talk.

on sharing advice

kromer has it right, from my experience as well. over several years here i've observed a few folks who requested a stop to direct advice or encouragement, but others appreciate it. I like how we welcome everyone's perspective on this and I think we do a pretty good job of respecting each other here.

Special thanks go to pro too, for the fact we have so few problems.

Forum Policy on breaking a confidence or breaking anonymity

It is absolutely essential that people feel safe participating in this site. A key element of safety is to respect anonymity and what is shared in confidence in the chatbox.

Anyone who breaks a confidence or the anonymity of another PA member will be placed on "moderation" for a period of time. This means that all posts will be subject to approval before they are visible. Members whose accounts are moderated do not have access to the chatbox.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Thanks Crosstalk/Policies Info.

Hey, thanks for the clarity. I of course would not break anonymity. That aspect is what makes this a safe place! I just wanted to be clear how to behave in the chat and forums. 

no worries ProNagger

pro's comment about anonymity was not referencing anything recent - note the date of that post (last June).  Thanks for being careful about group traditions - your sensitivity fits in nicely around here!