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NEW SmokersHelpline.ca is coming this fall. / Introducing Kyle!

Posted ByDiscussion Topic: Introducing Kyle!
PeterMacOct 23, 2017 @ 1:14 PM
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 23, 2017 (12:10 PM)

Age: 55
Country: Canada
Occupation: Consultant
Hobbies: Fishing
thank you   finding this Support Area , going to be helpful   

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 10
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 250
Amount Saved: $78.00
Life Gained:
Days: 1 Hrs: 10 Mins: 1 Seconds: 53

Kyle at Smokers HelplineSep 18, 2017 @ 1:56 PM
Posts: 11
Joined: Nov 18, 2010 (9:55 AM)
Oh no. Master is far too grand a title for me to live up to. I'm a small part of the team responsible for the new site. Many hands, etc.

There will be a stat tracker similar to the quit meter on your dashboard with some cool new features, including quick shares to Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

I do want to caution that there is some give and take with this launch. We will be introducing a bunch of new features, and there was a LOT of work done under the hood, but there will also be some features that don't make it to launch day, including image posting and avatars on the forums. That said, we are aiming for fairly regular improvements to the site, and we are going to want your feedback for some of that, too. Please please bear with us through that process, and know that while we can't always do everything, we will do what we can.
lithan44Sep 16, 2017 @ 8:38 AM
Posts: 2343
Joined: Mar 27, 2006 (9:42 AM)

Age: 48
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Hi Kyle and it is great to meet the master behind the site!  I am very much looking forward to the roll-out of the new site.  One thing I am hoping for is to be able to post my daily quotes from my cell.  When I am not at my laptop, I am unable to upload images.  Thanks for keeping us updated!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 8/14/2010
Smoke-Free Days: 2590
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 25,900
Amount Saved: $12,950.00
Life Gained:
Days: 282 Hrs: 14 Mins: 28 Seconds: 10

Strength

TreepeoSep 15, 2017 @ 10:21 PM
Posts: 768
Joined: Dec 27, 2016 (2:00 AM)
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Country: Canada
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hobbies: reading, video games
Hi Kyle,
 
It was so nice of you to introduce yourself!  Thanks for letting us know about the future plans for this site. It all sounds great.
 
I think that the easier it is to access this site, the better.  It has been a real lifeline for me, and I'm sure that there are tons of other people who could benefit from SHO.
 
No matter how you update the system, though, please be sure to keep the quit meter, because it is a terrific motivational tool. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 261
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 6,525
Amount Saved: $783.00
Life Gained:
Days: 35 Hrs: 22 Mins: 34 Seconds: 29

Kyle at Smokers HelplineSep 15, 2017 @ 10:28 AM
Posts: 11
Joined: Nov 18, 2010 (9:55 AM)
Hey everybody,
 
I'm Kyle, and I've been working with our very small team on getting the new SmokersHelpline.ca off the ground for what feels like years now.
 
I worked on the last change to the site a few years ago that we call the "Portal" which is the home page and all of the pages in the newer style without the green background. That was ultimately a stepping stone to the all-new site, which is coming very soon. I wanted to introduce myself so that you could direct questions and concerns about the new site to me, so that our fantastic Quit Coaches can focus more on supporting you (and less on supporting the site).
 
So please ask away, and I will answer any questions I can. Please be patient, though, as we are neck-deep in development and testing, so I may not always be super-prompt.