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Post by Markymark » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:38 am

nee wrote:I have said this many times, but its my belief that when people do posts like "im going" or "im selling my record collection" they probably won't and they're just wanting for people to convince them out of it :lol: :lol: I guess its a bit different in Charlies case cos he cut the BB off first (i think)

i think your wrong there, i dont expect anyone to try and stop me i can assure you that. maybe some people do it for that reason :lol:

ive got good reasons to try and cut back on coming on here, i enjoy it here too much though.

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Post by Double Drop » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:41 am

nice one Nee. I was begining to think it's just me who's the sad geek. :lol:

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Post by Sir Captinweestain » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:49 am

awwww man.
good luck id and elusive
youll be missed :cry:

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Post by nee » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:52 pm

Elusive wrote: i'm probably more guilty of this the most, i try to get away, but it keeps sucking back under :lol: :lol:
maybe cutting off the net completely is the only way to make a new start
to get away from what though!? thats the bit i never get :lol:

You talk like its some sort of evil when in fact its just keeping in touch with friends who have the same interests as you.

Not that seedy really i reckon?! :lol:

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Post by DJ ID » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:07 pm

Double Drop wrote:It's sad to see people leaving the forum.
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You wouldn't say "right guys, I'm not going to meet or phone your for a year so I can get my life on track" so why do it online?
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Dunno if you meant me, but I'm not mate. I'm just cutting it off at home. Even if I didnt have it at work - which I do - I would still nip into the internet cafe to catch up. ;)

I just need to eliminate something that's negatively affecting my life at home. So I can prioritise and then come back and be more balanced about things. It's too addictive for me at the moment.

Also - will still be going to events, and will try and make it round for the odd guest set on the radio if I'm invited (Puffa and AndyJ have both said I can, plus there's SST summertime coming up... ;) ....)

I'll be around. Just need to move temptation from my path. Like the temptation to spend 6 hrs a night or more on the internet.

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Post by dj jedi » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:12 pm

agreed, i have no doubt that the fact i spend far too much time on the net is one of the reasons i'm now single again. it's weird, i can just sit here all day, every day pretty much, without getting bored :oops:

and i regularly "worry" when i'm out in case i've missed an email or private message. i work as a web designer so obviously i have to sit on the internet quite a lot, but it's all the small talk that i could do with cutting down on.

fair play to you charlie. do something about it before it's too late!

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Post by jonny » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:16 pm

Best of luck mate, personally id go around the twist if i didn't have the net, id be bored senseless, TV thesedays is mostly rubbish , the net is way more interesting and you're constantly learning new things whilst online, and im not bored on here either, im on quite a bit but not as much as some are :lol: i interact with people all the time online as well so that's another reason why id never stop surfing the net, good luck anyway with things and no doubt talk to you again sometime. :D

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Post by DJ ID » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:33 pm

jonny wrote: no doubt talk to you again sometime. :D
No doubt... like I said, I'll still be on at work. Just be around a lot less.

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Post by Traffic Cone » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:35 pm

the thing is, it isn't REALLY the same as meeting people face to face. When i was younger and used to be terrified of being social and meeting new people, I could cope with it on the internet. It disconnects you with so many aspects even just of communication...maybe that seems like i'm just being pedantic. But while there's not really that much unhealthy about just going on the net, doing it too much isn't healthy.

i mean, to compare it to the phone, if you didn't go out but spent hours on the phone each night to your friends, that wouldn't be particularly healthy either. I don't think it's just an outdated idea that spending lots of time on the internet is for sad nerds, it's just that it's something that should just be a part of your social life, rather than the majority of it. and it's something that it's very easy to over use.

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Post by Double Drop » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:44 pm

DJ ID wrote:
jonny wrote: no doubt talk to you again sometime. :D
No doubt... like I said, I'll still be on at work. Just be around a lot less.
It sounds like the Bad Old Days when I only had the net at work and no home PC. :lol:

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Post by Becs » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:46 pm

Hope it works out for you Charlie :) It takes a lot to take steps against anythng you realize is in excess and becoming a problem but if anyone can do it with grace you will ;)

I dunno ... I'm logged on and usually have the IE chatroom screen up and msn (when it lets me :roll: ) on for about 6-7 hrs or so thru the afternoons/evenings weekdays. Like Rave Girl said tho... we women multi-task :lol: I'm off cooking, doing laundry, helping with homework, getting the kids sorted for the next day, on the phone to friends/family, feeding the pets, taking the dog out... (list goes on and on I assure you) and the amount of actual sitting in front of the screen time varies depending on what all I have to do.
I worry at how much time I spend on the phone than here. :roll: My mom calls every 20 min's .. one night to tell me that a delivery man went down the road... where did I think he was going? :| well hell mom I dunno....lol Silly stuff but it makes her feel better I guess.


:lol: and the phone's ringing now :roll:

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Post by nee » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:24 pm

Becs wrote:I'm off cooking, doing laundry, helping with homework, getting the kids sorted for the next day, on the phone to friends/family, feeding the pets, taking the dog out... (list goes on and on I assure you) and the amount of actual sitting in front of the screen time varies depending on what all I have to do
yeah i can fully relate to that one too... i guess its about juggling it round so everything and everyone still gets attention.

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Post by djsimonp » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:27 pm

nee wrote:
Elusive wrote: i'm probably more guilty of this the most, i try to get away, but it keeps sucking back under :lol: :lol:
maybe cutting off the net completely is the only way to make a new start
to get away from what though!? thats the bit i never get :lol:

You talk like its some sort of evil when in fact its just keeping in touch with friends who have the same interests as you.

Not that seedy really i reckon?! :lol:
Spot on

However, if people think that spending time on the net is doing them harm then fair play for stepping away for a bit and enjoying other things. Shows that they are as well in tune with their priorities as those of us who are happy with the time we spend on the net.

I've met some fucking weirdos online, and pretty ace people too, some of which I've met offline as a result and I have to say that it's just another way of socialising for most

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Post by Beagle » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:32 pm

yep, I agree with Simon P and Nee - it's just a method of interacting with people.

Obviously, if it's fucking up other aspects of your life, then something's not right.

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Post by Devious Dame » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:10 pm

Ive just got back online after a 10 days disconnection spell with Orange (whom I have now told to stick it up their arse and moved to BT) and whilst I had no access for 10 days I set up my spare room as a guest room, bought a mountain bike and started cycling, spent more time with the mrs at weekends doing outdoor activities and have seen much more of my family.

I did miss the net at times and was gutted that I couldnt just pop on to check my emails but life goes on and gets better for sure mate :D I couldnt do without it completely but definitely need to reduce my time online for sure...

maybe a seasonal thing though, not sure I'd be quite so pleased not too have then net if the sun wasnt blazing down outside ??

anyway, hope you enjoy your time out charlie, all the best mate and stay in touch

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