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Old 09-06-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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How much time do you spend here?

This is more than just me being curious. (Maybe ) I feel like I am constantly coming in on interesting threads just as they are dying off and have trouble keeping up with what everyone is doing. So I was wondering how much of this was just my perception and how much has to do with my online habits compared to other members of the group.

I chose once each day, even thought this past week I was lucky to check once or twice. Now that I'm back home, I will resume my morning check-in routine.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Most days i'm online for about 12 hours. During that time I will likely check in on this site dozens of times.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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It really depends on which device I am using for the web. If iphone, the seldom, ipad maybe once a week, computer on and off as long as I am on the computer. My computer is next to my TV chair and during commercial I will surf, check this site and several others. Mostly in the evening.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:32 PM   #4
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My laptop has fused to my lap, so I'm online quite a bit. It's easy to hit the bookmark for this site, so I check in several times a day. But, I usually just note the "Recent Threads" and open one or two of 'em.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:36 PM   #5
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My laptop has fused to my lap, so I'm online quite a bit. It's easy to hit the bookmark for this site, so I check in several times a day. But, I usually just note the "Recent Threads" and open one or two of 'em.
I also just scroll down the "recent threads" and see if something interest me. I'll only go off that list if there's a thread i'm following that's not there.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:54 PM   #6
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:16 PM   #7
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Depends on whether or not I'm washing my hair, taking a shower, cleaning my teeth.......
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:37 PM   #8
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Depends on the given day of course but easily 2-3 times a day if I'm indoors.
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Old 09-06-2015, 02:09 PM   #9
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So far, the polling explains why I always feel like I'm walking into the middle of conversations.

Of course we may have to wait a week or so to give people at the longer intervals a chance to see this post.
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Old 09-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #10
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If I'm putzing around at the 'puter, with several windows open, and I see a new e-mail notification, I check it out....if it's a link to here, (or elsewhere), I most often visit right then.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:09 PM   #11
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:28 PM   #12
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Usually check the new threads to see if there is anything interesting and probably spend less than thirty minutes here if that much on a daily basis. In the meantime, I'm golfing, or showering and washing my hair.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:21 PM   #13
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Too much time here, usually a couple of hours at least.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #14
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Way too much time....especially the past couple of days since I have a cold. I am staying in and taking it easy for a couple of days.


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Old 09-06-2015, 06:58 PM   #15
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Depends. Usually average about twice a day. Sometimes I'll leave an ER window open all day and check it a few times during the day. Total time spent is probably 30 to 60 mins on most days no matter how many times I log on.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:52 AM   #17
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Depends on if I'm at w*rk or not...
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:16 AM   #18
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Depends on if I'm at w*rk or not...
I am curious how much time people spend here, when they are supposed to be working? Does your employer have a policy on this? If you spend a lot of time on here while at work, how do you justify it? I would think that if you spend a fair bit of time doing this at work, you have passed your "best before date" and you are ready (emotionally at least) for ER.

Good thing I didn't find this site until after I ER'd
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:32 AM   #19
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I'm a seasonal member. If it's snowing or raining, I'm online a lot. If it's warm and dry outside, I'm online just a bit. Summer is my sparsest season online.

I only connect via my laptop.

I do not belong to any other forums. This is the 5 star place to be.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:39 AM   #20
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I am curious how much time people spend here, when they are supposed to be working? Does your employer have a policy on this? If you spend a lot of time on here while at work, how do you justify it? I would think that if you spend a fair bit of time doing this at work, you have passed your "best before date" and you are ready (emotionally at least) for ER.

Good thing I didn't find this site until after I ER'd
I worked for seven years after joining this site. I never accessed it at work. My online activities could have been monitored at any time.
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