You know you spend too much time on MR forums when...

Discussion in 'Community' started by Blue Velvet, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    - you realise that you've typed more words here in the last 24 hours than you have to your mother in the last 6 months.

    - you have dreams involving characters with forum member names (I'm not saying who and no, the dreams were not indecent)

    - you find yourself thinking about Cell processors on the way home...
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    (dreams? crikey! yikes...)

    -when the 'new posts' page has at least two new posts from you every time you refresh it... :rolleyes:

    -when people respond to threads asking you to post one of your famous gifs... *looks around* edesign? :D
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    This place keeps me sane...it's kind of a cigarette break for non smokers. :D

    I edit about 40,000 words of text a day, and then go home and either write or do photography work - all in front of machines, so I have to have SOME human initeraction. I like you's peoples. :D
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    - when other members start to associate you with something.
     
  5. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    ...when you start getting sandwich ideas from exotic graphic designers instead of the people who you share a flat with ;):D

    ...you realise that you messed up your exams because instead of revising you were waiting for the MWSF webcast.
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    ...when you try to figure out how to access/post on Macrumors from your cellphone when your train stops for 30 minutes and you're bored, rather than talking to your fellow travellers stuck in commuter hell...
     
  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    - when you post twice to the same thread about spending too much time at macrumors ;) :p :D
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    ...when your coworkers ask you if you're "on that site again." :D

    They definitely know to leave me alone when there is a Stevenote. They put a sign on my office door that says "Stevenote in progress, do not disturb." :D
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    - when people click on "Find More Posts by <you>" and they don't see anything older than a month ago.

    - when you're quite aware whether or not any of maybe a hundred members have posted recently or seem to be visiting more (or less) frequently than before
     
  10. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    - when the 'server is busy' message feels like a personal insult.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    - when your post count is larger than your checking account

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  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    - when the 'server is busy' message sends you into a small panic because you really, really, really need to either submit a post or read a thread because, well, it's just so important.
    - when the 'server is busy' message sends you into a small panic because you might have to walk away from MR for a while until it is reachable... what will you do until then? :eek:
     
  13. Applespider macrumors G4

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    ...or older than a day - having just checked!
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    - when your posts per day are larger than your checking account.

    also:

    - when you need to get your butt going to make a 10AM EST meeting at work and you can't seem to stop posting. *** winces *** Gotta go - "see" you all later...
     
  15. Applespider macrumors G4

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    or when seeing that 'busy' message has triggered that you've visited so when you try to get 'new posts' later, you miss out a chunk and have to go trailing through the forums, just in case you miss something! :rolleyes:
     
  16. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    when you realise this thread has been discussed before and you don't mind posting and discussing this again.
     
  17. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    I don't think there is such a thing as 'Too Much Time on Macrumors' ... especially when you lead the empty vacuous life that I do ... I still have room in my life to deLve into forums discussing ironing boards and regionalised folk dancing.

    Although I do agree with you bit about communicating with your mother .... I think this one post is perhaps longer than any conversation I've had with mine since Christmas. :eek:
     
  18. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    When your wife walks by and says, "Is she pretty?"
     
  19. Symtex macrumors 6502a

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    When you start making threads like this one *sight*
     
  20. john1123 macrumors regular

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    - you check your post count continiously to see if you have reached "advatar-state" yet :rolleyes:
     
  21. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    When you start reading threads like this one...

    *double-sigh*
     
  22. whocares macrumors 65816

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    You yourself could still have a pretty comfy checking account (Mr A's postcount) :eek: :p :p

    -----

    And to complete the usual OMG, IMHO, etc acronyms, here's a new one: TMTM or TM^2 (Too Much Time on MacRumors).
     
  23. russed macrumors 68000

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    when your girlfriend thinks you like this site more than her! oops!

    when you have to check the site for new threads every few minutes!
     
  24. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    When you reply to threads like these;)

    When the "you last visited: " says "Today" and a minute ago
     

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