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#297484 - 09/14/06 08:23 PM Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Registered: 01/01/04
Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
Hi, My name is Mike and I am a Forumoholic.
(group response) "Hi Mike"
My last post was last night and it was too sarcastic and nasty to leave in the thread so I bumped it out. I have been a member of these forums since August of 2004 - so a bit over two years. I try, I really try, to avoid moving that mouse to the little icon that will immediatly bring forth on my computer screen the Piano World Forums. I should be out exercising or practicing my piano but I get sucked in. Again and Again. I feel compelled and tempted and I am weak so I DO click on that icon and start reading and posting and sometimes I get really ****ed off and upset with myself and that's when I say to myself; Self, "What do you care?" or "Why bother?" but still I am sucked in again and , , , and , , , and...

But, I digress. I am thinking of coming up with a good twelve step program to wean myself from the Piano Forum. This being my one and only addiction (well beside coffee, and nicotine, umm and potato chips, and.. well of course PLAYING the piano) I am not very knowledgeable about this kind of program. Would it be hypicritical to ask the forum that I am trying to quit for suggestions on the building of the twelve steps toward forum independence?
Or is twelve to many? Maybe six then.

HELP!!! I am dying here!
Thanks,
Mike
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#297485 - 09/14/06 08:43 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Jeff Bauer Offline
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Registered: 07/28/03
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Loc: Los Angeles
Hi, My name is Jeff
(group response) "Hi Jeff"

My last post was 10 minutes ago, and I am ashamed to say it was a bit sarcastic. I have been mostly on the wagon for almost a year, but recently broke down and started to post again. But it's just so darn difficult to abstain from the temptation of the silliness. I just need to jump up and down on the bed with scissors once in a while.. Please help!
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#297486 - 09/14/06 08:54 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17809
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Hi, my name is Monica. I'm a forumholic. ("Hi Monica!")

I know that all we have to do is work the steps. And go to meetings. 90 meetings in 90 days. [gets confused] But since this is forumholics anonymous we have to have these meetings on the forum. [gets more confused] So that means we have to log onto the forum to talk about how we log onto the forum too much. [thinks "to hell with this" and goes to re-read all 6 pages of the Suzuki thread.]
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#297487 - 09/14/06 09:06 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
Jeff, Welcome to FA
You must admit to being a forumoholic.

There it is: That is step one.
Only eleven (or five) more to come up with.

Monica, Welcome, the confusion will wane the farther you get from the forums. You must try to ignor the really funny threads. Step 2?
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#297488 - 09/14/06 09:11 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Piano*Dad Online   content
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10408
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Hi, my name is not Monica. Well, it's actually David
(group response) "Hi Not Monica. Well, David"

My last post was NOT sarcastic (I think). My problem is that I have posted fifty times since September 7th. This must reflect a disorder.

If I were Roman Catholic I think I would have begun this post with, "Father (not ftp, mind you) forgive me for I have posted."

Also, I can't seem to stay on one forum. Well, maybe I'm catholic after all (that's a small c for those who didn't notice). Oh no, now I'm getting sarcastic. Aiiiiieeeeeee.
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#297489 - 09/14/06 09:13 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17809
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
Also, I can't seem to stay on one forum. [/b]
My way of denial is to stick with one and only one forum. Then I can tell myself that my addiction isn't that bad. You're hosed, piano*dad. \:D
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#297490 - 09/14/06 09:24 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
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Actually, I MEANT that I post on many of the different forums HERE at PW. You know, AB forum, Pianist Corner etc. etc. ....sorta like .....YOU. \:D
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#297491 - 09/14/06 09:24 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8583
Loc: Georgia, USA
Hi, my name is Rick and I am a forumaholic. (Group says...Hi Rick) I log on to the PW forum on my computer at work every day and use up all of my 1 hour allotted net time for personal use. Since I have started learning to play the piano and become interested in pianos I have lost 15 pounds and my cholesterol has come way down as well as my stress level. This cannot be healthy for you. Since becoming addicted to the piano forum I have learned that talking about pianos can bring out the worst in people; they can get real mean and nasty and really attack someone they don’t even know with their tongue. Is this what you call verbal assault?

Anyway, I got a real good high (like Monica) from reading the Suzuki piano thread. This is better than world championship wrestling used to be.

How can I break this addiction?

Rickster
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#297492 - 09/14/06 09:38 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
MrsSV Offline
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Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 519
Hi, my name is MrsSV and I am a forumholic. (group response, Hi Sue)

Well, this is probably the wrong thread, I'm willing to admit to being a forumholic- but I don't see the problem.

Okay, that's not true, it's a problem. But some problems are always going to be with you. Well, unless you guys get the other 11 steps worked out.

Hurry up will ya, it's eating up more time on the forum waiting for the steps.

Maybe step 2 should be a good time management book- hey is there a thread on the forum about that? Let me check the search...

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#297493 - 09/14/06 09:40 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Jeff Bauer Offline
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Registered: 07/28/03
Posts: 1718
Loc: Los Angeles
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
Also, I can't seem to stay on one forum. Well, maybe I'm catholic after all (that's a small c for those who didn't notice). Oh no, now I'm getting sarcastic. Aiiiiieeeeeee. [/b]
Wouldn't that make you Mormon?

And no, Mdsdurango, I ain't admitting to nothin'!
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#297494 - 09/14/06 09:41 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Ryan E Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 64
Loc: New York
Hi my name is Ryan and I am not a forumaholic...yet.
(group response: Denial!!!!)

LMAO. This is the funniest thing I have read in a long time. Two thumbs way up Mike!
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#297495 - 09/14/06 09:46 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Beaglelover Offline
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 34
Loc: North Carolina
So, the truth comes out!!! Some of you are secretly closet readers of the Suzuki forum!

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#297496 - 09/14/06 10:08 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
gabytu Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 1522
Loc: Portland, Or.
Hi My name is Gaby Tu, and I am a forumaholic.

First thing in the morning, after I shower, brush my teeth, and fix a cup of coffee, I log onto the forum. At first I tried to resist. Searched the internet to find if there is a Forum Patch that I could stick on my forehead to help me break the habit, but no luck. I am hooked.

I get through most of the morning O.K, but at noon, after lunch the craving kicks in and I take my second cup of coffee of the day with me to the computer. I have no will. My fingers take over (automatic pilot), and dash nimbly over to the mouse, and then I am hooked scanning and reading all the posts.

I finally break away, determined that I will have more control over this habit, but again, before I turn in at night I am drawn irresitably to the computer. I try to control myself, but the urge is too great. I have to know. Has anyone responded to my post? Has anyone posted a message to which I should respond? I must know. I simply must see what is on the forums.

Fellow forumaholics, I have it bad. What is even worse, I have come to the realization that I really don't want help. I really don't want to quit. I need and want my daily doses of the FORUM. Gaby Tu.

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#297497 - 09/14/06 10:13 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
ftp Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 2365
Loc: Philadelphia
Hi Mike, I am Spartacus.

Oop's wrong forum.

Oh well, can I be a forumholic?

I do believe in the higher power of the forum.

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#297498 - 09/14/06 10:17 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Frank_W Offline
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Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 1047
Loc: United States
I'm not addicted. I can quit anytime I want. No, really!


Crap....Busted... \:D
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#297499 - 09/14/06 10:59 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Registered: 01/01/04
Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
Quiting is easy Frank,
I have done it many many times. To many times to count really.
And see, here I am again. Posting ON the forum about how to Quit posting on the forum.
Something is really twisted up here.
Still no step #2 suggestions?
Mike
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#297500 - 09/14/06 11:02 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Registered: 01/01/04
Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
(group says) "Hi Sparticus",
and it's Forum-O-holics Anonymous you clout!
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#297501 - 09/14/06 11:04 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
sophial Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 3485
Loc: US
Hi - my name is Sophia. My family is Italian. We owned the forum \:D . I live here. Does that make me a forumite instead of a forum-o-holic?


Sophia

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#297502 - 09/14/06 11:07 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Registered: 01/01/04
Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
"Does that make me a forum mite instead of a forum-o-holic?"

Yes!
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#297503 - 09/14/06 11:08 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Registered: 01/01/04
Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
This is getting really really bad for me.
I am going to have a drink!

Mike
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#297504 - 09/14/06 11:16 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Frank_W Offline
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Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 1047
Loc: United States
 Quote:
Originally posted by mdsdurango:
Quiting is easy Frank,
I have done it many many times. To many times to count really.
And see, here I am again. Posting ON the forum about how to Quit posting on the forum.
Something is really twisted up here.
Still no step #2 suggestions?
Mike [/b]
Hahahaha...

Well, I think I'm going to go have me a think. At first, I was only doing it socially, but then I found myself doing it more and more, even thinking alone, when I was at home. Pretty soon, it began interfering with my work, and I realized I had a full-blown thinking problem. I reasoned that I could quit whenever I wanted, but my neighbor began inviting me over to have a think. I'm now in the habit of thinking all the time and I can't seem to quit... \:D
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#297505 - 09/14/06 11:29 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
ChrisKeys Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1277
Loc: Dallas, TX
Frank,

You wanna stop thinking? That's easy: Just start making flaming postings on PW! \:D

Chris

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#297506 - 09/14/06 11:32 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
Frank_W Offline
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Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 1047
Loc: United States
Hahahaha... Yeah: That'll work. \:D
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#297507 - 09/14/06 11:39 PM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
mdsdurango Offline
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Registered: 01/01/04
Posts: 1755
Loc: Durango Colorado
though some thinkle pink I am I am not under the alchafulence of incahol!
Oh look - I joined in Janurary of 2004 - not August. and lonly 490 some posts. I'm not nearly as bad sa some many of you!

What piano?
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#297508 - 09/15/06 12:02 AM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
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#297509 - 09/15/06 12:03 AM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
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#297510 - 09/15/06 03:19 AM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
MrsSV Offline
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Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 519
Aha, I got step 2!

#2 Don't stay logged in.

I never log out- never thought I should log out. Afterall, I have no idea what my password is (well, unless I find that paper I wrote it down on). I can find it- it's locked up in a special box with important papers. LOL

If you have to log in that means you have to remember that crazy password that has no rhyme or reason to it.

Well, if I do step 2 I might never log on again.

Well, I'd just have to wait on an e-mail with my password- wonder how long that takes.

Then again, I could just get a new name- and a new password and never log out.

Hmmm, speaking of new names- I wonder who has the most names. Now that's a whole new level of forumaholic- to post under lots of names.

Then again, they are probably sockpuppetaholics? Hmmm, I'm in territory I don't think I fully understand- but I might be onto something eh?

Okay, it's late.

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#297511 - 09/15/06 07:06 AM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
buxtehude Offline
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Registered: 09/07/06
Posts: 499
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
I find comfort in the thought that my bereaved ones will one day sue the forum manufactorers for not having warned against their product being addictive, and they will get 80 millions instead of me. That's not bad.

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#297512 - 09/16/06 06:55 AM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
AJB Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/01/05
Posts: 3655
Loc: Surrey, England
Hi, my name is Adrian and I am a recovering forumaholic.

Some people have occused me of being a woman, and others have accused me of not existing at all.

This has given me severe complexes and I am looking for both help and compensation as I have realised that I am a figment of my own imagination.

My regards are still kind though.

Adrian
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#297513 - 09/19/06 07:16 AM Re: Forumoholics Anonymous
ftp Offline
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Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 2365
Loc: Philadelphia
It's been eight minutes since my last post...

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