Internet Forum Addiction, Anonymous

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by Dunbar Plumbing, Dec 27, 2007.


What fits your addiction

  1. 1-8 hours a week

    6 vote(s)
  2. 8-15 hours a week

    7 vote(s)
  3. 15-30 hours a week

    8 vote(s)
  4. 30 plus hours a week shared over numerous forums

    9 vote(s)
  1. Hi.

    My name is Steve, and I have Internet Forum Addiction.

    My life has become unmanageable, and I need help, bad.

    I'm currently involving myself in my addiction right now

    and there's a probable chance I'll relapse in the next 10

    minutes. When I'm not working, I'm in plumbing forums.

    I've moved my fridgerator, my bathroom, my pantry all

    to within inches of reach from my keyboard. I've had to

    use my wastebasket at times for "emergencies" but I'll

    keep this thread sanitary. My gut used to hang over my

    legs, now I'm worried that my gut is starting to hang

    over my knees and I need help! I built A gratitude list

    but I think I ate it. There are no steps in my program

    so I guess I have to make amends, or start wearing


    Please, share your addiction, let me know that I'm not

    the only one spending 84 hours a week in forums hunt-

    ing and gathering information, hoarding it like a squirrel.

    Please participate in the poll to gain the much needed

    help we all deserve.
  2. got_nailed

    got_nailed DIY Senior Member

    My name is Nailed, and I have Internet Forum Addiction.
    I spend about 12 hours a week between a few different forums.
    I keep up with the stuff in the forums but a lot of times I will not post in a lot of them.
  3. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

    Hi my name is Tom. I work for corporate America.....

  4. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

    Cincinnati OH
    Hi my name is Clay I thought I was the only one.
    HELP RUGGED!!!!!:eek:
  5. GrumpyPlumber

    GrumpyPlumber Licensed Grump

    Licensed Grump

    Ya know it's bad when yer thinking of how to get a laptop in the truck with some kinda satelite access.

    Duly noted, most of the plumbers I have come to know in these forums are sole props like myself, fantastic way to stay abreast of current stock, fixtures...just not code.
    No better way to exchange notes & idea's, in the real world I only bump into my competitors at the supply.

    Thats what I tell my wife at least....
  6. a good way to vent

    when you can come here and vent about

    bill collection, employee problems, customer problems ect ect....

    that is good

    also , its a good way to keep up with what is going on plumbing wise..

    like all the pex pipe disasters and other issues.....

    and its good place to be educated about things like

    payroll resources for small business...inexpensive

    what you
    ought to have for a proper amount of insurance ect...

    what is a good business program to have for book keeping..

    and of course......

    its better than just talking to myself all day long.

    and I realize that I am not as squrrley as I thought I was...
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
  7. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

    Cincinnati OH
    I find my:D:D conversations quite entertaning
  8. it is the glue

    you might notice that

    your conversations with yourself are probably
    happenning after a long day smelling pvc glue
  9. construct30

    construct30 New Member

    NorthWest PA
    I promised myself I would NOT post today... DARN!!!!

    I don't have a problem I can quit any time I want!!!
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
  10. patrick88

    patrick88 Plumber

    Webster Ma.
    I'm Patrick and I have.

    LOL I don't have a problem I only need it a little.

    I have not started to build a nice pc to go into my personal van;)
    It is only for the small printer that will be great for invoices and GPS.
  11. MG

    MG New Member

    Illinois - Near St. Louis
    No officer, this isn't my keyboard. It belongs to my cousin.
  12. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Some perspective, guys - according to Nielsen, the average american watches more than 4 hours of TV a day.

    I don't know about you guys, but I watch maybe 2 hours of TV a week.

    So - our total Time Spent In Front Of a Screen (TSIFOAS) is probably close to the average person's.
  13. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    My name is Redwood and everyone thinks I have a problem... I don't! I have a laptop in my truck and use Net Stumbler to "borrow" bandwidth from unsecured Wi-Fi connections. I never have to drive more than a 1/2 mile to get a good high speed connection! I surf between jobs!

    Make sure you encript your wireless network or, you might wonder why people are parked in front of your house!:cool:
  14. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Me thinks Master Plumber Mark might be suffering from PEX Paranoia!
    Time for a poll?
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007

  15. Do it!

    I got 673 alternate nics on this site!
  16. My rabid DIY forums addiction has gone very well with my insomnia ever since I got my first computer back in '98.
    Been doing all kinds of DIYing for more than 50 years now, and I have spent untold midnight hours on various DIY sites...either as a newbie, a junior member, a senior member, a moderator and once even as a so-called "super moderator", whatever that was.
    I currently have a total of more than 14,000 posts (for real) on various DIY sites (is THAT nuts or what), but I've drastically been tapering off, what with the senility setting in and all. It's getting harder to remember if the red or the black wires clamp to the copper water heater pipes for instance.
    Everything slows down when you hit 65, which I just did, but NOW I'm on Medicare if I hurt myself again. LOL
  17. tonykarns

    tonykarns In the Trades


    Last month my brothers, uncles, aunts, daughters, sons, grandparents, neighbors, my parish priest and my ex-wife all showed up at my house with a camera crew from the show intervention. As they all sat in my living room surrounding me in a circle they began to express their concern for me and brought to my attention that I was in fact addicted to the internet and said they would all stand behind me if only I would check into the computer addiction rehab center. After much denial on my part but persistance on theirs, I began to weep and finally admitted that I was addicted to the internet. My priest called for prayer and as he laid his hand upon my forehead everyone else embraced me. I was led out the door and into a waiting van that had two large armed men inside to escort me to the rehab center. Well 60 days in the center for computer addiction made me come to my senses and I was cured! However during my time in rehab I met a group of wonderful women that visit me all the time at home on a regular basis. My neighbor sees all these women coming and going from my house and my sister now has called me asking what is going on over here. Do I now have to live in fear of another intervention because I will be considered to have an addiction to women? Geez, why cant I just be able to live my life the way I want to. I think that I should go back to my computers and all the forums to throw everyone off track? What do I do? What would you do?
  18. got_nailed

    got_nailed DIY Senior Member

    Shhh rugged don’t tell them I’m one of your altered egos. This was to be kept between you and me.
  19. Herk

    Herk Plumber

    S.E. Idaho
    My name is also Steve, and I am not an addict. In fact, as soon as I get the bunker built and the razor wire stretched and the T-1 line in place, no one will bother me about the time I spend online anymore, you betcha.
  20. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

    Cincinnati OH
    Put me in a cave.
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