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#1769534 - 10/12/11 10:15 PM OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world ....
piano joy Offline
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Just curious, how much time do you spend DAILY, on average, lurking and/or posting on Piano World ?
Be honest!

me: 12 minutes
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#1769541 - 10/12/11 10:23 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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#1769554 - 10/12/11 10:56 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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More than I care to admit. grin
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#1769571 - 10/12/11 11:52 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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I must admit I am truly and utterly addicted to both this forum and playing the piano. In the last month or so I have spent lots of time here and also lots of time playing! I usually get here in short spurts throughout the day in between pick ups of the kids and in between their various activities. Then at bedtime I read for awhile more. In total I'm guessing 2 hours on most days. I just find I learn so much reading the various threads. The good thing is that when I get some 'day time' hours I do try to spend them at the piano playing!! I am on the lookout for a decent and cheap digital piano so I can practice after bedtime. When that happens my night time reading will be cut drastically short!
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#1769582 - 10/13/11 12:12 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
Lain Offline
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15 minutes
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#1769594 - 10/13/11 12:19 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
Brian Lucas Offline
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Hard to quantify, since I check in throughout the day. I'll say 16 minutes just to up Lain's bid. smile
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#1769608 - 10/13/11 12:47 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: Brian Lucas]
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Doubling last bid. And might not stop there. Spending too much time here, but I pick up useful info almost every day. Not to speak of the entertainment value of some posters. Sometimes I get the biggest laugh from some overly serious poster. I manage to sneak in an hour or two of piano playing, so I am not too concerned about spending much time here.

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#1769613 - 10/13/11 12:53 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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I'd guess 1/2 an hour. Like others, I often check in a little at a time thru out the day. I do most of my reading in the morning with my first cup of coffee, and at night after I'm thru with everything for the day.

Cathy
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#1769634 - 10/13/11 01:29 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
Michael Taylor Offline
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My guess is about 30 minutes per day. Much more time than I spend on Facebook! Facebook robs me of about 3-5 minutes per day. In fact, I spend more time on this website than any other website that I use.
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#1769738 - 10/13/11 04:37 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: Michael Taylor]
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Originally Posted By: Michael Taylor
My guess is about 30 minutes per day. Much more time than I spend on Facebook! Facebook robs me of about 3-5 minutes per day. In fact, I spend more time on this website than any other website that I use.

PW is the first site I visited every morning (while I'm sitting at my desk drinking a cup of cofee). Then I use to read it more 2 or 3 times during the day. So I would say, I spend 20min x 3 = 60 minutes.

Btw: Facebook? what is Facebook? smile
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#1769742 - 10/13/11 04:49 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: cubop]
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Originally Posted By: cubop
Doubling last bid. And might not stop there. Spending too much time here, but I pick up useful info almost every day. Not to speak of the entertainment value of some posters. Sometimes I get the biggest laugh from some overly serious poster. I manage to sneak in an hour or two of piano playing, so I am not too concerned about spending much time here.
We are not here for your entertainment! We take things VERY seriously here. Piano is a way of life, a lifetime dedication, sacrificing all else in the quest for the elusive perfect performance. Someone apparently needs a ruler to the fingers.

Oh, and I don't appreciate being so over bid. That was just rude! smile
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#1769756 - 10/13/11 06:13 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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Well, it varies. I check in several times a day - sometimes for a couple of minutes, sometimes for a long read.

I also come here when I need to take a break from playing.

I'm guessing about 30 to 60 minutes a day - on average.

Brian, I hate to disappoint you, but I often do come here purely for the entertainment value smile (mind you that could be anything from listening to members' recordings, the e-citals, or reading wacky posts.....this site has something for most moments of the day and most frames of mind!)
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#1769774 - 10/13/11 07:34 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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Once, I spent so long in a single sitting on Pianoworld, and was so engrossed, that I forgot to feed myself and nearly starved to death. Fortunately mrs Rostosky called the doctor just in time.
His diagnosis was that I had developed a form of Pianophobia and was compensating by extensive pianworlding, in a bid to counteract this.

He ordered no rest at all, and told me quite sternly that I am only here to entertain folk,and reminded me that failure to entertain could result in a future "bore" diagnosis.

He prescribed two additional laptops so that I could watch multiple pianoworld forums at the same time, and a Pc just for private messaging on pianoworld.

Casinitaly and legalbeagle and myself once actually run out of private message space due to extensive pianoworlding.
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#1769805 - 10/13/11 08:37 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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I will often check out PW first thing in the morning with my first cup of coffee and then maybe once or twice more, depending on whatever else is going on and whatever threads I might be interested in. Maybe 20-30 minutes?
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#1769813 - 10/13/11 08:54 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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Less time than I spend practicing.
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#1769826 - 10/13/11 09:36 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: BenPiano]
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Originally Posted By: BenPiano
More than I care to admit. grin


Ditto!
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#1769833 - 10/13/11 09:47 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: Rostosky]
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Casinitaly and legalbeagle and myself once actually run out of private message space due to extensive pianoworlding.


Since the words "FESS UP" appear in the title (in screaming caps, no less), I am obliged to confirm that this is true. Egad. laugh
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#1769839 - 10/13/11 09:58 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: Legal Beagle]
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Originally Posted By: Legal Beagle
Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Casinitaly and legalbeagle and myself once actually run out of private message space due to extensive pianoworlding.


Since the words "FESS UP" appear in the title (in screaming caps, no less), I am obliged to confirm that this is true. Egad. laugh


Well, in spirit it is true, in fact we didn't run out of PM space, we reached the maxiumum number of entries for a PM. I remember but refuse to admit just how many that is.

I would like to add that this was at the very peak of the Cardboardanno / sightreading tools R&D development and the expansion phase of the international branches of Cardboardanno offices.
There were also several recipies exchanged, NONE of which included cardboard.
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#1769847 - 10/13/11 10:38 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Well, in spirit it is true, in fact we didn't run out of PM space, we reached the maxiumum number of entries for a PM. I remember but refuse to admit just how many that is.


I believe it's 100. Ask me how I know smile

I guess when I get het up about something I might spend longer than 1/2 hour.

Cathy
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#1769852 - 10/13/11 10:40 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Well, in spirit it is true, in fact we didn't run out of PM space, we reached the maxiumum number of entries for a PM. I remember but refuse to admit just how many that is.


I believe it's 100. Ask me how I know smile

I guess when I get het up about something I might spend longer than 1/2 hour.

Cathy

Yes, you're right. The cat is out of the bag. I'm sure it was a VERY interesting discussion ...... so,ok, I'm asking, how do you know smile ?
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#1769855 - 10/13/11 10:49 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
jotur Offline
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Where's that "blush" icon when you need it?

Cathy
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#1769856 - 10/13/11 10:52 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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Less than I used to. The S-->N ratio hasn't been favorable lately.
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#1769857 - 10/13/11 10:53 AM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: jotur]
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Originally Posted By: jotur
Where's that "blush" icon when you need it?

Cathy


Ah, don't want to put you to the blush my friend !! 'nuff said.
PW silliness is.......sometimes just that - very silly wink

(and that's why they are called "private messages" right?)
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#1769900 - 10/13/11 12:27 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: casinitaly]
ZoeCalgary Offline
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Brian, I hate to disappoint you, but I often do come here purely for the entertainment value smile (mind you that could be anything from listening to members' recordings, the e-citals, or reading wacky posts.....this site has something for most moments of the day and most frames of mind!)


Me too! Though almost every time I come here I learn about a new song, a new technique, a story about an interesting piano, or a new book to read, I find that there are just some threads that I find pure entertaining! As Casinitaly says something for most moments of the day!

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#1769905 - 10/13/11 12:37 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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Too much! We'll say between 30-45 minutes, on average, but it has definitely been higher with some topics blush
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#1769951 - 10/13/11 01:52 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: Rostosky]
Brian Lucas Offline
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Brian, I hate to disappoint you, but I often do come here purely for the entertainment value smile (mind you that could be anything from listening to members' recordings, the e-citals, or reading wacky posts.....this site has something for most moments of the day and most frames of mind!)
After some extensive research, it turns out that music is in something they call the "Entertainment industry". So apparently we are all here for entertainment. My mistake. wink
Originally Posted By: Rostosky
He prescribed two additional laptops so that I could watch multiple pianoworld forums at the same time, and a Pc just for private messaging on pianoworld.
You win. smile
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#1769995 - 10/13/11 03:19 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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My name is pg2 and I am PW junkie. I lurked in this PW thingy for a very long time and I can honestly confess to having read every single posting since the beginning.

Sometimes I was in here for hours, no let's be truthful... days on end... doing just that. It took a whole bunch of 8-12 hour days. I have no idea quite how many but I was both red and bleary eyed for a while. It all came about from "no pianna" starvation. I had waited over 50 years to get one, to give myself permission to fulfill the life long hidden dream. So when I found this place by accident I just dove in.

Now I have reduced my being in here to just checking in a dozen times a day cruising through each forum in case I've missed something. Believe me that's an improvement.

I am considering stoping the internet for a while and just going to the library once a day for a while. Just until I get this addiction under control you understand. Just so I can trust myself around internet access to PW again.

I've learned so much and was introduced to so many wonderful pianists I'd never heard of through this place.

OMG, I just had a terrible thought. What if I can't get to library on time to record my practice time every day on Piano World Practice Log. I do love seeing my ins and out in there everyday. Watching those practice minutes show up in there thrills me and it's just a click away from PW.

Like I said, My name is pg2 I am a PW junkie...
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#1770112 - 10/13/11 08:27 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: Legal Beagle]
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Originally Posted By: Legal Beagle
Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Casinitaly and legalbeagle and myself once actually run out of private message space due to extensive pianoworlding.


Since the words "FESS UP" appear in the title (in screaming caps, no less), I am obliged to confirm that this is true. Egad. laugh


Ooops, sorry, I'm Greek...SCREAMING is my normal volume.... smile
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#1770128 - 10/13/11 09:33 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: piano joy]
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Yeia sou Pianochara!!! eime pandremeni me Ellina kai xero ta panda ya phones!!!! laugh
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#1770135 - 10/13/11 09:58 PM Re: OK, 'FESS UP : time spent on piano world .... [Re: GlassLove]
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Originally Posted By: GlassLove
Yeia sou Pianochara!!!


Yia sas Pianochara ke GlassLove! Eme ke eyo Ellinida!! Oh andras mou ene xenos ke malon eyo the fonazo ta pedya po polli!

:-)

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