So forums can be detrimental to your health?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lau, May 9, 2005.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    WHOA! and his family just basically stood by? why not pull the power? :rolleyes:

    this guy must have been an obsessive-compulsive, that is a LOT of posting, i really dont know what to make of it all. the family surely could have done something to get this guy some more help. i love MR, but not enough to die posting away here....wow....
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Somebody should talk to Mr. Anderson about this...;)

    Man, that guy must have been seriously OCD about this. His wife should have stepped in then letting him slave away like this...
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a good way to lose weight but...

    Threadding:
    The 8th deadly sin!
    Get Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in here pronto!
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Who haven't we seen around here recently?
    Or more importantly, who have we been seeing too much of?


    OK Picard, stick that in your pipe and smoke it... Ack.
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This has got to be the weirdest thing I've heard in a while. Did he ever use the restroom? :)
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Well, who are the most active members?

    I'm pretty active here, but jsw and wdlove are both more than twice as active as I am (judging by average posts per day).

    MacRumors has been my favorite online community ever since I got an avatar, and it's been that way ever since.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is a hoax / satire, right? This article is too absurd sounding, although I'm not familiar with the source.
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm, I couldn't imagine who...

    In the past Doctor Q has presented some stats about forum members posting stats/habits. Some very familiar names will be on that list.
     
  9. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    ha and i thought sometimes my life was a joke :eek:
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    and lets not forget that the article is from April 25th, so if he was a user here he would have been most active right before then.....
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You mean he didn't live to see Tiger? *sob*
     
  12. Lau thread starter Guest

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    I thought this when I read it. There was something about the way it was written. Oh, and the completely outlandish storyline :eek:. But all the other articles seem authentic enough, so I think it might be. Just too crazy.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The only other article Google News found for me on this topic used this article as its reference. I doubt it's real, although apparently there really is a place called "West Nyack" in NY.
     
  14. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    Geez, I can't imagine losing control like that.... everything in moderation.

    It does make you wonder what forums he was a part of. Chances are someone on these boards had contact with him somewhere.
     
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Scroll Down. See the warning?

    It goes..

    "WARNING! SATIRE AHEAD!"
    Below it are a few links. Including that one.

    :D
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    If I posted every couple minutes, I'd have way more posts than I do now....

    And I like food, so there's never any chance I'll be missing out on a meal..

    D
     
  17. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Yep looks like something straight from The Onion
    The scariest think is some of you believed it! :eek: :eek:
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is very sad. Just goes to show that the old saying is very true, all good things in moderation. I can see how easy it is to spend time on line. Mr. Wanamaker needed some other outside activities. It said that he was an account executive, wonder how he was at handling his job. My prayers go out to his family, friends, and virtual friends.
     
  19. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Its sad to say but I'm not the only one thinking it.

    GET A LIFE

    Seriously, if you are on 48 different forums and post two posts for every minute of every hour of every day, the appropriate term is "Loser"
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    glad to know that it is a hoax, i was too lazy to scroll down the whole page..i know better now :D
     
  21. fox2005 macrumors member

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    must not post, must not post, must not...

    Damn!!!!!!!
     
  22. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    ah, guilty. glad to know its not true.
     
  23. 840quadra Moderator

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    Wow when I was home for a week doing some audio encoding I thought I was posting WAY too much..

    I guess not!!
     
  24. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Is it a hoax or real? I visit the Onion weekly, but are they trying to be like the Onion?
     

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