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Old 12-29-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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So Dantien admitted it. He was addicted. How about you?
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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Well...maybe sometimes, uh.. not really...kind of depends.

The only symptom I lack is withdrawal when I'm away from it. But when it's handy, I'm online.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:29 PM   #3
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And it's all YOUR fault!

Seriously, I'm on here several times per day. Probably wouldn't be on anywhere near as much if I was ER'd. But I'm trying hard to dot the i's and cross the t's now, and there is so much good info here.

Besides, 98% of the time, prison is a pretty boring place to be. (But, wow, that other 2% is exciting!)
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I know that I can quit anytime I want... I've done it hundreds of times!
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Re: Are you a Forum addict?

I know I can quit at any time, also. I do it probably 3 or 4 times a day!
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It's a good thing they don't track daily logins by user name or IP addy
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:58 PM   #7
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It's a good thing they don't track daily logins by user name or IP addy
Gosh, that's interesting-- what makes you think that?
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:59 PM   #8
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Seriously, I'm on here several times per day. Probably wouldn't be on anywhere near as much if I was ER'd. But I'm trying hard to dot the i's and cross the t's now, and there is so much good info here.
Don't count on it. Many of us are ER'd but still hit the board several times most days. My main PC is in the kitchen so if I am home I check it whenever I take a break from whatever else I am doing.

But I do go out. I do other things. Yeah, I have a life --- really :P
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I'm seriously addicted and it bothers me, but not so much that I feel compelled to do something about it...at least not yet. But I've only been around 4 1/2 years, so I may still be suffering from the honeymoon syndrome.

So far I've avoided confrontation with my family by convincing them it keeps me from wasting my time (and their inheritance) on a more expensive and even more useless endeavor... golf.

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It's a good thing they don't track daily logins by user name or IP addy
Are you sure Maybe the Moderators just share that over a pint at happy hour!
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After more than a thousand posts, is there any use in denying it?
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Somewhat addicted to the forum, but I'm able to take a break for weeks or months at a time.

More addicted to the damn internet. When I go on vacations to remote places without internet access, I get serious withdrawal symptoms, and I start looking around for materials to build an ad-hoc wireless antenna.
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this is the addiction? i thought this was the patch. i never get these things right.

now that all my playmates are busier than me, i was sort of hoping i'd eventually find someone to hook up with here. in which case, no, this isn't an addiction at all. this is networking.
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The only thing I do more each day, than checking the forum, is checking my portfolio. No funny anecdotes in my portfolio! Some very sad stories though!
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Re: Are you a Forum addict?

Here's another angle: I am in the group that really would like to at least semi-FIRE but haven't yet met my financial goals or personal sweet-spot for doing so.

Through magical thinking, hanging around here is a surrogate for being at that point. In fact, it helps me to understand what that point should encompass for me. Kind of like drooling over those brochures of the car you can't affort, that out-of-reach beach home, you name it. It's vicarious FIRE.

And it's awfully hard not to either learn something, get a chuckle, or lend a hand every time you jump in.
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So far I've avoided confrontation with my family by convincing them it keeps me from wasting my time (and their inheritance) on a more expensive and even more useless endeavor... golf.

HEY.............wait just a %#* minute. Yes it is expensive but it's great if you love the outdoors. I'm sure I will check in a couple of times a day when I retire but nothing like I have been. 3 months to go.
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Uh...in the interest of full disclosure and your 12,000+ posts, shouldn't that be, "No, not any longer."?


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Gosh, that's interesting-- what makes you think that?
I think that because I monitor the logins at work on our system. If I could read all the posts without interruptions I'd only login in a couple times a day but that rarely happens.
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Uh...in the interest of full disclosure and your 12,000+ posts, shouldn't that be, "No, not any longer."?
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