Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Homan, Nov 19, 2003.
A new addiction but I think it is as devastating as other addictions.
yeah OT is my enemy...I've been here for over two years now and it consumes all of my free time
its not really new... its been something thats been discussed fairly often in various rooms and I've actually had that be the topic of discussion once at my home group, because it really is something that people don't often think about, regardless of if we're on OT, or downloading music or whatever...
Looking around the mod corner sort of shows me just how powerful a thing the internet really can be... there are people ASKING to be banned because they're spending too much time on OT and are losing ground in school and other shit like that ...
So its a fairly serious thing ...
It's just progressed from chatrooms to internet forums
I neglect important things in my life for the infinite outlet of the internet.
I've been recognizing it though and trying to apply principles of recovery, as its really just another addiction. Fortunately, my internet goes out often enough to propel me into doing something else
Ditto. I more or less flunked out of college the first time around thanks to an IRC addiction.
a test for internet addiction: http://www.netaddiction.com/resources/internet_addiction_test.htm ...
I found out that I am not an addict ... ...
how many others are that lucky ...
I got 39.
20 - 49 points: You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage.
i admit it, i'm addicted. fuck it
I'm addicted to OT, I rarely surf other pages, if I'm in the web I'm in OT but I don't neglect important stuff but If I had 2 free minutes to surf I just go to OT
59, You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.
I'm in the net just to save money, this w/e for example, we went out both friday and saturday and we ended spensing too much money, we are trying to save money but going out is expensive while sitting in OT interacting with others is rather cheap and fun
50 -79 points: You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.
hmmm...I justify it by saying I pay so much for this service, why not use it as often as I can?!
It says 40....but I spend waaaay too much time on here. It's just that my schoolwork doesn't suffer (cuz I then just stay up even later studying), and there's no way I'd prefer this to my girlfriend. My sleep is killing me though...
You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.
I scored a 26.
52... it's not only ot, but i like to be online in order to talk to my friends that are back home, ie 1500 miles away from me. talking on the phone costs way too much money. but ya, i'm not making an excuse. i really do like OT, but it does not get into the way of my studying. my sleep cycle definitely gets messed up, though.
57... You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.
89 - oh shit
Im supposed to be writing a paper right now
addiction to OT
One of my New Year's resolutions is to end my whoring on message boards from work. I've held true to that w/ my motivation being, to get a raise and take over the senior drafting position. But I have strong urges to dig into OT or any other boards throughout my time at work, this is harder then I thought
I figure my addiction is in relation to location and being broke. When I have money or local friends who are willing to go do things I always prefer to be out and active.
But, since I hate doing things alone, I'd rather sit online than go for a walk by myself, etc.
hrm... interesting... i love doing things by myself. in fact, depending on who the company is, i'd probably rather be by myself. i've always been really independent. now, seeing movies is the one thing i wouldn't ever do by myself.