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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:40 am 
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Hi All

I'm embarking on a technical revamp of the site (not including this forum) because the "look and feel" is currently coded into every page. I'll be moving to a system where each file just contains the appropriate text (eg the lesson) and all the menus and style information gets included from a "common" location. This will allow us - in the future - to update the site just by changing one file, rather than hundreds! This should also improve page load times.

I've already done this for the first lesson in the recovery workshop, and I'll make that available for review as soon as I've got a green light from Coach Cheryl.

As I'll be working through every file in the system, I also have the opportunity to fix any typos and wording problems that people might have spotted, so please feel free to add to this thread and I'll compile a master list. I'm working on "Recovery" first, and then I'll post a similar message on the partners and couples sides.

I've been through the recovery course myself, and made the following observations:

Lesson 10 Change Peaks to peeks
Lesson 10 refers to a "scenario of your business partner/friend in the previous lesson" but this previous lesson has been removed [Cheryl?]
Lesson 10 refers to "then she is desperate to trust you again" Change she to partner.

Lesson 11 implies that tools are of no use if you're not in active coaching. Is this the case? [Cheryl?]
Lesson 11 "and by now, we know where emotional imbalances lead" Do we? Where was that covered? [Cheryl?]
Lesson 11 Romantic Delusion Boundary "Orde" Should be Order and also explain term.
Lesson 11 "use of birds, cats, sheep, dogs, etc. (separate from bestiality) " How is that separate from bestiality? [Anyone?]
Lesson 11 "Elements Frequently Associated with Masturbation (from the Wheel of Sexual Compulsion):" What is the wheel of sexual compulsion? [Anyone?]
Lesson 11 Missing Bracket - "Integrity (when family members, coworkers discover your behavior"
Lesson 11: "if you have already completed this assessment on your own or as part of the personal coaching process, there is no need to complete it again." What is "This Assessment"? Make clearer if user should initially complete both assessments or not.

Initial Assessment
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1. Sub questions should appear in table with items when number > 0 is typed.
2. If I masturbate 3 times per week - system doesn't allow me to input 0.42 in "how many times per day"
3. Prostitution follow up question 2 missing drop down box
4. Rape question 9 doesn't allow user to type 100

Lesson 17 Change backed to baked

Lesson 19 in "deepend you awareness" change to "your"

Lesson 20 Top of lesson has month, week, day reference.
Lesson 20 "personal terms. have developed a model " perhaps should be semi colons.
Lesson 20 "slightly different that my model" change "that" to "to" or "than"
Lesson 20 says that you don't need to understand the science behind the addiction and I'm sure this is true, but understanding dopamine (yourbrainonporn.com) really helped me understand why I'm eating a lot more chocolate this week. [Anyone?]

Lesson 21 "Having a long-term goal of running a marathon--when you can't stand to exercise is to again, guarantee failure. " change to "Having a long-term goal of running a marathon - when you can't stand to exercise - is to again, guarantee failure. "

Lesson 22: Change "domany " to "do many"
Lesson 22: "Through their ability to manipulate their emotions via 'artificial stimuli'--stimuli that have taken on a life of their own, so to speak. " Is not a complete sentence. [Cheryl?]
Lesson 22: "we have the sum score of each element in red" numbers are not in red.

Lesson 30 - Change whey to when

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:08 pm 
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Lesson 10 refers to a "scenario of your business partner/friend in the previous lesson" but this previous lesson has been removed [Cheryl?]

The previous lesson (the part about the business partner) is now part of the couple’s workshop.

Bestiality refers to sexual intercourse with between a human and an animal. I think here he refers to other forms of sexual violation of the animal (i.e. genital stimulation/oral sex).

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Lesson 11 "Elements Frequently Associated with Masturbation (from the Wheel of Sexual Compulsion):" What is the wheel of sexual compulsion? [Anyone?]
It was in the old workshop, I believe. Maybe Coach Boundless can find this for us? addendum: AHA! The wheel is in lesson 22!

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Lesson 11: "if you have already completed this assessment on your own or as part of the personal coaching process, there is no need to complete it again." What is "This Assessment"? Make clearer if user should initially complete both assessments or not.

It is the behavioral assessment (of fantasy, use of pornography, promiscuity, masturbation etc.), part of the lesson.

"I. Behavioral Assessment
Review the following patterns commonly assocated with the sex/love addictions. Pay particular attention to the elements surrounding those behaviors that you have previously engaged in. The purpose of this assessment is not to determine whether or not you have a problem--or even how severe that problem may be--it is only to begin removing the emotions surrounding these behaviors so that you can begin working with them on functional terms."

Oh, and “associated” is misspelled here.

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Lesson 19 in "deepend you awareness" change to "your"

Also change “deepened”

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Change backed to baked
I believe it’s backed (unless we’re talking cookies, which we could if I recall correctly--the "ingredients" analogy to baking cookies).

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Lesson 20 "slightly different that my model" change "that" to "to" or "than"

than.

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Lesson 20 says that you don't need to understand the science behind the addiction and I'm sure this is true, but understanding dopamine (yourbrainonporn.com) really helped me understand why I'm eating a lot more chocolate this week.
While the neurophysiology of addiction is fascinating, it is still not very well understood. The receptors and neurotransmitters that are involved in addiction and other “pleasurable” activities--such as eating chocolate-- are also involved in many other “disorders”. The brain is still a “Pandora’s box” of sorts, and because no two brains are exactly alike, it is difficult to pinpoint just what areas are precisely involved. Instead, neuroscientists tend to describe the areas are likely involved. When there is enough converging evidence (through multiple studies showing results that correlate at a significant level, then they are more likely to say more confidently that a particular area is involved. That said, as far as the "chemicals" of the brain go--they just don't really know yet. Heck, they don't even know why certain drugs "work" to manage many symptoms--just that they do. Scary. :w:

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They have developed a temporary means for such management through addiction; through their ability to manipulate their emotions via 'artificial stimuli'--stimuli that have taken on a life of their own, so to speak.
(inserted semi colon and de-capitalized the T)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Here is the response I got back from ForwardThinker while doing Lesson 43. Maybe someone can go in and clarify it a little more.

My Question
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A few sentences that I didn’t understand in this lesson are “i.e. you have completed the decision-making and action plan lessons” and “Throughout the early part of the workshop, you were asked to 'create a break' by taking out your values list and reading through it every time experienced a significant compulsive urge”. I don’t remember reading anything about the decision-making plans and I don’t remember the part about the break. I have gone back through a lot the lessons and can’t find it anywhere. Not to say it isn’t there, just I don’t remember reading it. I remember reading about the break in the forum. I also don’t know what a decision making plan is. I got the action plans down, just not the decision making plan.


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I think these were from earlier versions of the workshop when the workshop was in a different order, so I think it's just an editing inconsistency. There's a couple of them in the workshop. For you, the decision-making and reactive action plans are coming up next (lessons ~54-59) so you'll get there. For the break, I think that was originally part of lesson 7, but got taken out at some point though the reference was left in. What the point of this is, is to print off a list of your values, and carry them around with you in your pocket. Whenever you have an urge or find yourself entering into a compulsive ritual, you take your list of values out and read them over. This serves 2 purposes: a) most importantly, it "creates a break" in the beginning of your ritual, and allows you to think rationally about what you're about to do and engage in a decision-making process and b) it reminds you of your values and what you are working for. Eventually, you will want to get to a point where you can create this break for yourself without having to carry a list of values around with you. But earlier in recovery, it can be a very useful tool to help you make a healthy decision.


Anyway, I hope this helps and I just want to personally say THANK YOU for working so hard to make this site better than it already is!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Lesson 20 says that you don't need to understand the science behind the addiction and I'm sure this is true, but understanding dopamine (yourbrainonporn.com) really helped me understand why I'm eating a lot more chocolate this week.


What Jon means here I think is that while you can understand the science of addiction to help you fight addiction, it is ultimately unnecessary. Could it help you? Sure, but only if that knowledge allows you to practically understand how addiction affects your life (which in your case, it did). For others, they can make the mistake of learning all there is to know about the science of addiction, when that doesn't necessarily translate to understanding how addiction functions for you.

I know that I've definitely seen spelling and grammatical errors in the workshop, but I can't remember where. I'll post here if I find any specifics. Also, glad maninthemaze brought up my old post, as I was going to say that that's one of the more substantial omissions: the fact that nowhere in the first few lessons about values/action plans does it mention the technique of taking your list of values out and creating a break when an urge hits...then it is mentioned later in the workshop. I think that's a mistake that occurred when the workshop was rewritten, and would be good to incorporate back in, as that can be a very helpful technique in early recovery.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:35 am 
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Hi SysTech,

Thanks for all the work you're doing behind the scenes, know exactly what you mean about the code for the pages!

Noticed there's a missing image on the additional lesson on Exploring Sexual Intimacy. It's meant to illustrate the 'Wheel of Sexual Intimacy' and has a file path of "/main/intimacywheel.gif" but doesn't seem to be there.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:13 am 
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newme wrote:
Noticed there's a missing image on the additional lesson on Exploring Sexual Intimacy. It's meant to illustrate the 'Wheel of Sexual Intimacy' and has a file path of "/main/intimacywheel.gif" but doesn't seem to be there.

That was a quick and easy fix - done. Image did exist and in the correct location, was just referenced wrong.

Thanks for providing a link to the problem page there, saved me hunting for it. :g:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:45 am 
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Hi - I'm new and in the early stages of the workshop. I have noticed a few grammatical slips and typos. Would it be helpful , as I go along, I copied the text over to a Word document, made suggestions using Track Changes, and then emailed it back to someone at RN?

Just a thought!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:32 am 
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Hi Decades

Thanks for the offer. I think that might end up being a lot of Word document, plus no-one else would be able to see what you'd written. The most useful thing for me is if you maintain a post here with like:

Lesson 43: Change "do it like this" to "do it like that"

Then I can pick up all the changes from the one place. Also if you can scan what's already been pointed out above, then that'll save duplication.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Recovery Workshop, Lesson 49;
In Exercise 49 there is a link to the Sexual Health Assessment. It doesn't work anymore and comes up with a "Not Found (404)" error message.
Thanks for your efforts,
skrelon

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:00 am 
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Hi SysTech.

Thanks for all the work you're doing! This is a fantastic site and it deserves to look and work as well as the content does.

I'm embarking on my third run through the lessons. I'm a writer, and I know it's occurred to me more than once to correct the lessons and email them back to the site :s:
Instead, I will note any suggestions here as I go through.

lesson 1:
"A passive recovery looks good, even feels good for awhile" should be "a while"

Lesson 2:
"If you are looking to finish this exercise in a matter or minutes" should be "matter of minutes"

Lesson 3:
"Take some time to extract the values that went into those behaviors, and list themas well." should be "list them as well"


I'm sure there was a repeated word in there somewhere as well, but damned if I can find it. I'll keep posting as I go.

-Alter Ego-

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:38 am 
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Lesson 6

"it is as simple as determining what areas of your life that you want to strengthen" should be either "it is as simple as determining what areas of your life you want to strengthen" or "it is as simple as determining the areas of your life that you want to strengthen"

"She wants to go the gym regularly" should be "She wants to go to the gym regularly"

The list beneath "Loving Each Other" is inconsistent in its formatting.



In case it wasn't clear, I'm using italics to show which words/phrases are wrong and the suggested change.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:58 am 
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Lesson 54; second paragraph
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In a healthy person, the majority of personal development takes place by making decisions and then learning from the consequences of those decisions--healthy and unhealthy alike. In such a person, the connection between the choices they make and the life they lead begins evident.
I think it should be 'becomes'

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:46 am 
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Lesson 10

" your ability to derive fulfillment and stimulation from it--lay in your willingness" should be "lies in your willingness"

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:25 am 
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Lesson 10 (again)

"areas of open communication lay with how much" should be "lies with how much"

"then the conversation needs to stop until such a time that it is" should have a full-stop.

"In early recovery, participants are encouraged to develop daily monitoring that often includes the engagement in meaningful conversation with (still have to finish this part)" needs to be finished or deleted.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:32 am 
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Lesson 11:

"until it begins to effect that reality in a negative way" should be "affect"

"or they can even include an obsession with NOT have sex or being in a relationship" should be "having"

"This types of behavior will be discussed further in the Stalking section." should be "These types"

Under "Boundaries Frequently Violated By" and "Romantic delusion", one of the bullet points reads "Orde" I think this is supposed to read "Order"

"will produce significant emotional imbalance--which, as we know by now, often trigger the addictive process." should be "triggers"

"paying others to role-playing elaborate sexual fantasies" should be "role-play"

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