Forum Rules & Guidelines

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Gabe Deem

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Welcome To Reboot Nation!
Welcome To Reboot Nation!

Forum Rules

  • No ad hominem attacks.
  • Be positive and supportive.
  • Respect that others may have a different approach.
  • Everyone has the right to an opinion.
  • We are all here to help one another.
  • If you don't have anything positive to contribute please don't comment.
  • Constructive criticism is acceptable; personal attacks are not.
  • Treat members in good faith.
  • This is not the place to brag about sexual exploits.
  • This is not the place to arrange dates.
  • This is not the place to solicit products or services unrelated to recovery.
  • Whether or not you believe in a Higher Power is a personal matter. Do not attempt to impose your view of these things on others.
  • You don't have to "correct" the thinking of others. It's okay not to comment at all.
  • Do not suggest illegal or controversial actions.
  • No encouraging of prostitute use.
  • If someone is struggling with sexual orientation doubts, they may have SOCD [sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive disorder], and it is always a good idea to suggest they seek professional help. You may encourage them to quit porn, but don't try to analyze their orientation. They’ll figure things out in time.
  • Be careful of triggers.
  • Don't name specific porn sites or actors.
  • Do NOT ask for personally identifiable information.
  • If you want an accountability partner, make sure it is someone you know and trust in real life. Do not trust strangers on the internet with your private information.
  • If you must discuss a potential trigger put an alert into place so that others can avoid it.
  • When dealing with spouses of addicts be kind and not at all assertive. Remember, families, children, etc, are at stake.
  • Avoid name-calling.

This forum is for informational purposes only and a user's implied invitation can be revoked at any time we deem it to be in the best interests of the forum. We reserve the right to edit or delete posts as we see fit. The views expressed by forum members are their own responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the views of Reboot Nation. We forbid illegal activity, and posts of an inflammatory, illegal, seditious, malicious, or slanderous nature.


Reboot Nation expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any effects of the use of information provided anywhere on the Reboot Nation forum, generated either by Reboot Nation, including any principals, staff, contractors, employees, volunteers, or other associates, or by any entity using Reboot Nation’s services. Information that you gather at Reboot Nation is provided for informational and/or educational purposes only. Reboot Nation cannot and should not be used as a replacement or substitution for professional medical advice and treatment, whether mental or physical. You agree that any action you take with the information here on Reboot Nation is entirely at your own risk and further agree that it will be used at the discretion and guidance of your local healthcare professional.


If you are suffering from any kind of mental illness, diagnosed by a mental healthcare professional or not, you may only use this forum under the care of your local licensed mental healthcare provider.

Reboot Nation’s forum and communication services are to be used at your own risk. This forum should not be used in place of a mental healthcare provider. Rebooting is not a medical treatment for a disorder. Reboot Nation’s team members cannot be expected to be trained or qualified to give mental health counseling or any kind of mental health care. If you have a diagnosed mental health issue, or even suspect that you may have one, you must discuss your use of Reboot Nation’s services with a mental healthcare professional, such as a clinical psychologist, and only use it under their express recommendation, guidance, and/or supervision.

Reboot Nation cannot and will not be held responsible for your reaction to any content on the Reboot Nation platform. If content posted or actions taken by Reboot Nation team members or a Reboot Nation user causes you significant mental/emotional distress, you agree to stop using Reboot Nation’s services and seek advice from a mental health care professional and only continue using Reboot Nation’s services under this professional’s guidance and/or supervision.


If you are in need of immediate medical care, do not use Reboot Nation. Go to your nearest hospital or medical facility to get the treatment and medical advice you require. If your health concerns are not immediate, but still pressing, consult with a medical professional before participating in this forum and only continue using the this forum under this professional’s guidance.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, do not attempt to treat the problem using the platform; contact appropriate emergency services immediately.

If you are considering suicide or self-harm, seek help immediately. A trained professional can provide you with the help you need in a discreet and confidential manner. Contact a crisis hotline, local law enforcement, or your primary care physician, who will be able to direct you to local services that can help you with your feelings of depression and despair. For example, consider texting HOME to 741741. That will connect you with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. You could also consider texting 988 - Suicide and Crisis Lifeline -

Thanks for joining us on our mission to improve our lives, help others in need and tell the world this is happening!


One journal per member

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that everyone starts their own journal.

Journals have been proven to be very effective for helping people overcome their porn addictions.

Journals are grouped by age, so that peers can help each other.

Follow these steps:

Step #1: Choose an age sub-section and click on "Post Thread"

The journals are divided by age because we have way too many people on board. This helps keep the forum organized.

Step #2: Give your journal a name

It can be anything! A motivational phrase, your ultimate goal, the name of something that inspires you, anything you want.

This will give your journal its own identity.

Step #3: Take your time to tell us your story

The first post of the journal is the proper way to introduce yourself to everyone in the forum. Tell us your background, goals, sticking points, etc. Take your time and make it as detailed as possible.

People will read your first post when they want to know about you.

Also, if you are rebooting try to include some of these items in each journal entry:
  • Did I use porn today?
  • What were my triggers?
  • How did I soothe my anxiety or stress?
  • What am I grateful for today?
  • Day counter!

Step #4: Keep all the progress updates in your journal

Please don't flood the main forum with threads about what day you're on.

Keep all your progress (and questions specific to your progress) in the journal.

Yes, the thread will get long, but it's better that way.

Reading a journal from start to finish would be like reading a story of a person who used to be porn addict and then finally recovered. It will have all the details, all the ups and downs, and all the help and encouragement received from other forum members, which leads me to...

Step #5: Participate in other people's journals

This section is a lot more effective if we participate in each other's journals. We highly encourage you to read other journals and interact with them. You could ask questions, show support, give advice, or just simply leave some kind words about your fellow Rebooter's journey.

Participating in this manner will ensure that Reboot Nation as a community feels like a family, with members helping and supporting each other. Remember, there are lurkers who do not make accounts who are being helped by our posts as well.

Thanks for reading, now let's Reboot and help others!

Much love,

- Reboot Nation Team
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