Poll: How much time do you waste in Macrumors

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by dvdh, Jan 6, 2005.

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    dvdh

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    #1
    Alright, I want to start a new poll.

    The question is: How time do you spend (waste, according to my wife) in Macrumors in a typical day?

    1) less than 10 minutes
    2) 10 to 30 minutes
    3) 30 - 59 minutes
    4) 1 to 2 hours
    5) 2 to 5 hours
    6) more than 5 hours
    7) Haven't left since joining.

    If there are enough results, I'll tally them up and split them by membership level and average time per post.
     
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    wordmunger

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    #2
    Definitely 1-2 hours. Ouch. That's a lot of time, when you think about it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    dvdh

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    #3
    But today is an exceptional day, I have definitely gone over my 59 minutes . . .

    Thats between 180 and 360 hours a year or 7.5 to 15 days. Ouch is right.
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    washington dc
    #4
    i'd say about an hour, give or take. :D
     
  5. Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    Option 5) 2-5hrs

    :eek:

    Only because I'm on holiday, getting over a cold, and not because I'm some lazy, feckless individual with dirty dishes in the kitchen sink... :eek:
     
  6. macrumors Core

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    #6
    probably between one and two hours......but then again im browsing Macrumors and other sites at the same time....
     
  7. emw
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    emw

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    #7
    Personally, I object to the term "waste" - the time I spend here is devoted to personal and professional enlightenment, and enriches my life. ;) Well, except for the gimmick thread. And maybe the who is edesignuk thread, and, um... Okay, I guess waste is appropriate!

    That being said, I spend about an hour or two a day actively doing anything here. Excluding the weekends, during which I'm essentially non-existent here.
     
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    edesignuk

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    London, England
    #8
    Evidently...way too much :eek:
     
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    sorryiwasdreami

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    Location:
    way out in the sticks
    #9
    Realistically, the tab stays open for 1-2 hours while I'm working on the computer. I don't really spend 1 or 2 hours of continuous time.
     
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    zelmo

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    #10
    During the week, I'm logged in probably 2-5 hours, but only actively reading or posting for more like 30-59 minutes.
    Everyone needs a hobby, right?
     
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    gallagb

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    #11
    choice 2 - when i'm on the road
    choice 3 or 4 when i'm @ home.
     
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    realityisterror

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    #12
    mostly 3) 30-59 minutes... sometimes more... if it is more, i'm usually ichatting at the same time...

    can we make this a poll? i thought those were enabled now??

    reality
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Denver
    #13
    Some days more, some less. You'd never know this by my low posting number.
     
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    rueyeet

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    #14
    Depends on my level of workload vs boredom; can be anywhere from ten minutes to two hours.

    Lately I've been busy workwise and preoccupied with other amusements, so my posts have been less.
     
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    zulgand04

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    #15
    Normaly 1-2 hours, throughout the day reading the msg boards.

    -Neal
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    #16
    Way too long.

    But it isn't time wasted, merely "mismanaged"
     
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    crazzyeddie

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    Florida, USA
    #17
    30-59 minutes.
     
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    spikeovsky

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    #18
    Mostly choice 2 or 3, but today, as some may have noticed, i'm into number 5 territory (finished exams, on break for 6 weeks). Apologies to those who may be tiring of my numerous and wordy posts :). I'm just trying to get rid of that "newbie" tag...

    EDIT: But I'm not spamming! Really! Am I? :eek:
     
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    jsw

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    #19
    For chunks of time in the past (a few months between April and June, a month and a half around October), it was (1) - essentially zero time at all.

    On days I work at work and not at home, it's (4).

    "Work at home" days: it often pushes into (5).

    During the silly edesignuk stalker thread, it went well into (6).
     
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    MacDawg

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    #20
    My wife says "way too much"

    Some days, several hours
    Usually an hour or more per day
    1-2 hours

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
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    Diatribe

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    #21
    Usually 30 minutes. During keynote weeks... over 3-4 hrs. :eek:
     
  22. thread starter macrumors 6502

    dvdh

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    #22
    Well it looks like this one has kind of died off . . . oh well.

    I charted the 16 responses anyways, and will update if the thread comes back to life.

    BTW, EDesignUK and Mechcozmo, I put you both at more that 5 hours . . . you can object if you like, but there might be some people who would object to your objection too ;)

    The chart is current to crazzyeddie's post (#17) and I will update when there are 10 or so more responses.
     

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    edesignuk

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    #23
    I wouldn't object. I have MR open all day while I'm at work, and between fixing peoples problems, I check and post on MR. Fixing problems and MR keep me busy all day.

    edit: So, if I'm not fixing Windows problems in the office for a couple thousand users, I'm *trying* to help with Mac problems on here...hmmmm...there's something wrong here.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502

    dvdh

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    #24
    We need people like you to hold this 'place' together, so keep up the good work.
     
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    MacDawg

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    #25
    And sometimes you are fixing people's problems ON the MR Forums.

    I know you've helped me at times on the board and in PM.

    Thanks for the time you invest here as opposed to wasting. ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     

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