Im depressed, heres why...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Kingsly, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #1
    As you see I recently made 500 posts. While I am happy that I have an avatar (yawn) I am adding up in my head how many hours of my life have been spent over the last few months writing about one brand of technology to a bunch of strangers. I could've spent that time with my family, or exercising, or working, or paying attention in class, or eating...
    Demi's and 601's, 603's, what do you do all day?
    Say it takes me an average of five minutes for each post I type:
    500x5=2500/60=41.6 hours. Almost two days. Egh. That doesn't ever begin to count all the time spent lurking.
    Heres looking to the next 500.
    Have a nice day.
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    hah. you put it so well. i don't usually take 5 minutes per post, because most of mine are short and worthless.

    it's also worth noting that many people post at work, so they don't blow off family, they blow off THE MAN!
     
  3. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Hear, hear!!!

    :D
     
  4. treblah macrumors 65816

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    #4
    I hope it didn't take you 5 minutes for the 1:59 post :D

    So you are really only looking at 41.59 hours.
     

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  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Well it could be a lot worse. (You Could be Mad Jew)

    You could have lost a much more time.
     
  6. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Yeah. I guess I think about that when I spend so much time on forums...

    But, I least we gain insignificant knowledge and the occasional help when we have problems.
     
  7. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I spend a lot of time on this forum and a car forum. Its not healthy.

    Also are Demi's people who helped pay for the site? So they could have just sent in their money and had one post and spent the rest of the time with their family and friends. Granted we know its not true but just pointing that out.
     
  8. Motley macrumors 6502

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    You would have only wasted the time watching TV anyway.
     
  9. i.Feature macrumors 6502

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    I'm working towards my first 100... but that said i only post when i've got a break in my work... so some days thats more than others... and i rarely post at night... also posts like this generally only take me 30 seconds.:D
     
  10. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I'd have to say that my posting here is a way to talk to the hubby who also posts here when we're both away from each other. And to pass some time when there is a lull during the lonely hours of the day. The joys of working from home....
     
  11. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    I dont watch TV.
    Treblah, you really did your research!:D
     
  12. OutThere macrumors 603

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    It's the people who've registered here in the last year and are already 601s or....ehm....603s. :p

    I post when I'm on Christmas and Spring break and have absolutely nothing else to do....during school I stick it to the man and post during free periods, though as you can tell by my post rate, I'm not that skilled at that. :D

    My post count would probably be higher if I hadn't lost so much time to WoW. My main character's playclock: 38 days. :(
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You guys need to learn how to be spamalicious so you can post more efficiently. I peruse MacRumors instead of TV. I think this place is healthier.

    I don't think this place is necessarily a waste of time. :cool:

    (Time to read thread, make post and submit: 27 seconds)
     
  14. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    Damn straight.

    I dont think I have even posted outside of work.
     
  15. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Crab people tend to have different views of what is a waste of time eh? :p
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, that was probably a waste of 27 seconds. Now it's up to 30... :eek:

    I like to think this place has taught me a bit about computers, the internet and different people's perspectives on anything from repairing permissions to the shaving of bodily hair. :cool:
     
  17. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Mad Jew: Prolific Prince of Posting (plus a ton of help when it is needed). Time: 30 seconds.
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep. ;)
     
  19. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Well, its not that much time spent on MacRumors... think of all the other websites you visit.
     
  20. Detlev macrumors 6502a

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    Argh, I read the threads and am not too quick. Check everyone's avatars too. Wish I had one. I figure another three years unless the rules change. :(
     
  21. OutThere macrumors 603

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    other websites? what is this tripe you speak of?
     
  22. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    That fast? :eek: I really gotta start skim reading these forums, cos i spent about 3-4 minutes reading this forum, then posting. :p
     
  23. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Same here.
    Jew, are you a Mac Genius or something? What gives with the seemingly infinite Apple knowledge? Are you secretly Steve pretending to be an aussie?
    27 seconds? What is your WPM reading rate? :eek:
     
  24. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I post while working, while watching telly and while programming at home. Usually I post when my mind gets tired of the main activity and I need a little distraction, so I apologise for all my posts that are incoherent, off topic or just totally meaningless because my mind was in a haze at the time of posting.

    I also tend to post when I get home drunk. ;)
     
  25. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, I wish. :D

    I'm just completely mad but everyone still seems to take my posts seriously... :p
     

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