View Poll Results: How often do you visit the forums? (check all that apply)
Once each year 1 1.22%
Once each month 2 2.44%
Once each week 6 7.32%
Once each day 20 24.39%
Several times each day 45 54.88%
First thing I do in the morning, last thing I do at night 13 15.85%
Forums is always running in the background at work, but I try to look productive when folks pass by 12 14.63%
Other - public confession posted below... 6 7.32%
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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Forums use Poll: Fun, fan or need a fix?

I've been noticing that every time I pass my desk, I refresh the Forums Portal page. Does this make me a forums addict? Do I need to go to a meeting? How about the rest you...

How often do you check in, what kind of user are you?

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Old 01-10-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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I'm the kind of user who is afraid she may need a twelve step program. I check on the forum at work between clients, when I come home for lunch and when I come home after work and then one last time before I go to bed. I don't want to miss something that I may need down the restoration and camping road.

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Old 01-10-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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Sometimes I get up in the middle of the night just to see if there are any interesting new threads.

Don't believe me? Check the time stamp on some of my postings.
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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Almost always on the computer at home and work. My boss's are in to camping with SOB's, but love that fact that I am crazy enough to rebuild a vintage coach. Our IT guys like that I have it up and running so they can "look" in and let me get the blame. Always leaning something new and adding to my list of to do's.
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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Hi. My name is Terry, and I am a Forumaholic.
I know I can stop visiting the forum whenever I want, I just don't want to stop...
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #6
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I was afraid I had it bad, but I have never gotten up in the middle of the night...... yet. My wife has said I have not been paying enough attention to her lately though.

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Old 01-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #7
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I'mm so busy checking and reading forums, I think I might have to quit my day job.
I have to sleep sometime.
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:33 PM   #8
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First and last

First thing I check when I boot up in the morning. Last thing I check at night before I shut down. In between, I check it a few times.

I never look at the prtal page. I just keep hitting "New Posts" from the forums page.
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:55 PM   #9
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I live on the portal page. I'm disapointed when I go to a VB forum that doesn't have a portal page, because I'm so spoiled by this one! I check in all the time. If I'm at my desk for a few minutes, I'll bring it up just to see what's going on. I sometimes don't hear Dave talking to me because I'm busy reading a post (but he does the same thing to me when he's playing online games, so all's fair). I guess I'm kind of addicted, but I ain't hurtin' no one.

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Old 01-10-2006, 07:05 PM   #10
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Always running in the background at work...

I find it helps to have a complicated spreadsheet open at the same time, so that if anyone comes into my office, I can switch to that and frown in concentration. A messy desk also adds to the perception that I'm very busy...

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Old 01-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #11
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I check the forum from a conputer on the domain at work. That system has no auditing of internet useage. That system (I have 4+ in my cube) has the monitor located so that you have to enter the cube to see the display. I also agree with Mel about the messy area!


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Old 01-10-2006, 07:22 PM   #12
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Smile Things have been jumpin at work...but I always find time for the forum

Work has been super busy here at the Crimson Permanent Assurance. I do find time to check the forum between "management realignments."
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:33 PM   #13
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Morning and evening routine . In between if I can . Middle of night when I'm up (menopausal night sweats-what joy )
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:34 PM   #14
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Yes, yes, and yes

While the forum is not always on in the background, it is almost always on in the background. The winter weather and being home makes this the next best thing to being in, out, or by the Airstream.


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