07 Feb 2019
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TOPIC: How to build a Facebook community or not?

How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33729

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"I fear that they will say "o your trading one for another. I can hear it already?"

True. But non addicts also say the same thing about 12 step meetings. Hey it comes down to life and death here. People overdosing at record levels. They say the same about subs. But if subs allow you to not go through withdrawals and allow you to be a productive member of society again..,who cares what "they" say.

And with Kratom you have an even better option then subs. Obv. its all natural and you know all the other benefits. Also with subs you have to get it from certain doctors and if you dont have insurance you're screwed.
Kratom you can find at manageable prices to get you back on your feet and having a life again. or maybe having a life for the 1st time. a lot of us start off so young we lost are teenage yrs and decades after that.

As i typed this i feel good because i've taken kratom today and life isn't great at the moment. if not for the kratom i would be napping and depressed with life. I'm not high and nodding off like i would from opiates. and i didnt break any laws, or worry about OD or maybe get arrested. And not wasting all my money and having to hustle to get opiates. got a couple of small orders from different approved vendors this past week and it didn't set me back financially.
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33730

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True, very true my friend
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33733

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Passing out information leaflets/ flyers with references on science articles , vendors approved by the ilovekratom forum who comply with Good Manufacturing Practice... and such...

These may be some nice ways of spreading the word, truth and sources of published scientific articles and safe quality vendors . Personal accounts and asking “why does the government want this healing herb to be scheduled ?”

Because it’s a threat to money making pharmaceutical companies, and find articles to support this


Check in with the AKA and as of now I don’t see why it would be a bad thing to do this but I’m not enlightened with legal knowledge so .... best to ask knowledgeable legal sources that are advocating for Kratom..

Personally kratoms has been the one thing that has kept my depression, chronic pain and anxiety at bay, no antidepressants/ pain killers gave me this kind of relief, and relief with out all the negative side effects that pharmaceuticals give

Much love to the Kratom community (L) (L) (L) :x
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33734

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Personally, I feel Facebook has plenty of kratom forums and I don’t care for Facebook’s policies.

This forum was created without Facebook and thrives without Facebook or advertising.

I do a lot of community service work with the AA and NA fellowships - helping people get clean. I do not involve ILK or Facebook or promote the leaf.

Advocating without advertising would be my suggestion.

Thank you for the kind thoughts and offer.

I would AT LEAST suggest the owners/creators of the forum should be asked if they WANT ILK advertised on Facebook. But. Somehow I think they would have made such a Facebook version if they wanted to utilize that app. It’s not like the Facebook app is NEW and they are unaware of the app. Far from it.

I’m a “no”.

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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33737

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Would like to clarify my post


I say yes to spreading some awareness,

But not with face book, it’s one way to reach people, also a way to draw the wrong kind of attention

Yes to many things ,, it’s anscary thing Facebook .. at least in “ my “ world !!!!

But yes to different ideas in getting the truth out and dispel false claims. Raise awareness but checking in with the AKA is wise so as to not pave the road to sh-t by thinking we are doing good, but in fact setting us back .. in a manner
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Respectfully and with Love and integrity,

I think you are completely right in wanting to create more community outreach,

Just can’t be a preaching to a deaf mass, questions are asked... we answer

I don’t have solid answers as to what to do, but let’s “not” tie face book to this forum ... please !!!!
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Idk, but yes we must do more ... what? Don’t know ...

I’m tired, up with Kratom, down with dopeton

You are all great

We can keep our rights to use this beneficial herb, we must be smart and work together

Facebook is so fricken scary , did I say that already??
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33740

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Please let me share a story about this effort.

When I got newly clean, and discovered kratom, I wanted to save the WORLD and yell from the rooftops.

I started telling random strangers, “I’m so excited! I’m clean and this plant is a miracle!” “Let me fix you a cup of kratom tea for that achy back”, and one alcoholic I handed a small bag of red vein and told him to “TRY IT instead of booze. You don’t have to be addicted to alcohol another day! Just DON’T mix it with booze!”

Well he mixed it with booze and vomited all the next day and tossed out my beautiful red vein.

The guy with the achy back did NOT want to try kratom tea and acted as if I were crazy, a witch, or both.

When BoMalley joined us, she ALSO wanted to educate everyone! Her kitchen was being remodeled and she was trying to tell these contractors how it changed her life and could change theirs as well (even tho I already told her this story).

Her contractors were NOT interested in using “brownish green powder” to relieve their pain.

People nowadays have access to google and all the kratom propaganda. They THINK they know everything. Curious people FIND US AND READ UP. Some find it just TOO MUCH WORK as opposed to their happy pills.

My own mother won’t touch kratom because it’s an opiate agonist and she STILL thinks pills fix everything, despite watching my life completely CHANGE. She still plays with DANGER by using oxy while it’s causing her to mentally decline AND FAST.

I admire your enthusiasm with respect to wanting to help people try kratom. But. People with open minds LOOK FOR IT!

You might really enjoy working in a head shop part time where some of us wander first.

As noble as your wish to share the information is, it’s not welcome nor helpful to anyone.

BoMalley thought I was nuts when I warned her that she may not receive the enthusiasm she expected. Our discussions are still here somewhere

The AKA was CREATED to educate and represents us IN THE MEDIA. Please consider donating to them or another advocacy group to help SPREAD THE WORD in a proper way, rather than trying to DO THE SAME THING AS THE AKA DOES, only without the professional experience they have.

I don’t mean to rain on such a wonderful thought. I used to dream about kratom saving the entire country.
I still hope it CAN help more people sadly addicted to destructive substances.

I won’t tell you what to do.

That’s the story from about 3 or more years ago.

Not everyone welcomes the leaf. They KNOW EVERYTHING ALREADY. <—-they think

Open minds are able to find the leaf with no trouble and WE NEED TO SUPPORT advocacy groups working to keep it legal.

Happy New Year Everyone!
Laurie
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33741

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PS:

There already is a very inactive Facebook page for ilovekratom dot com. I can’t seem to copy the link for you. Just type in “ilovekratom” in the search field at the top of your Facebook page.

In my opinion only, Facebook is a wave of the past.

EDIT: here’s a link to our Instagram:

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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 1 week ago #33781

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Thank you and I will follow your suggestions. This is why I asked. I'm glad there is a safe place>:D to ask questions
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Totally not a bad idea to breathe more life into those accounts. You can practically make them into your own place lol
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How to build a Facebook community or not? 5 months 22 hours ago #33940

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Ktea wrote: Thanks so much, brother. This is what I need to here. I'm an addict in recovery. Six years off H and I can reach a lot of people. How do I know it works. I've done it. Use it. it's changed my life. New topic how do i approach people who are struggling without scaring their uninformed views. I guess I'm thinking by example. I fear that they will say "o your trading one for another. I can hear it already?


People who use the phrase "you are trading one addictive substance for another" are just ignorant of the facts.

FACT methadone is used instead of heroin and is equally addictive but this is an accepted treatment for heroin addicts.
FACT - opioid agonsists are used instead of opioid pain medication. They are equally addictive, but this is an accepted treatment for chronic pain.
FACT - more than half the world is chemically dependent on something including nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, even sugar. Chemical depedency in and of itself does not refect a lack of moral character.
FACT - yes it is possible to become chemically dependent on some of the akaloids in mitragyna speciosa but, it is still 100 times safer than anything in the Big Pharma's drug cupboard. AND it is no more addictive than say ...coffee (actually it is in the same botanical family)
FACT - this herb has been used for thousands of years.

So you can rest comfortably knowing the facts and not get your girdle in a knot over what other people. think.
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