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User currently offlineUSrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 947 times:

I've been here about a week now, and I like it a lot. But the drama, the acrimony... it's insane! I mean, I just read the AAplatinum guy's post, and was shocked that someone would bother doing that. Then I scrolled down and discovered that there's a parody website... I was really amazed at that too. What strange internet world have I fallen into?

I had read the forums and looked at pictures on and off without a membership for a few months, then I bought the cheapest one so I could say a couple of things, now I find that after only a week, it's consuming just about all of my spare time. Why is it so addictive? Why was I willing to pay for it at all? (heck, I wasn't just willing--once I had something to say I didn't think twice). How long has this been going on? Will I ever be able to escape from the grasp of airliners.net?


02C14MARPHLFCOMM1 - FLY THE FLAG!
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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Welcome to the dark side, Luke! It'll be a real hoot!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Sadly, the answer in no. I've tried many times to stop but just like you It consumes me. I'm always on whenever I get a chance even at school, and when I'm not, I'm thinking about it! Here I am in the middle of the night typing this when I should be asleep. There is no escape, at least not for me.


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Hehe, try rehab.  Big grin

Although I've visited the site whenever online, I can't say that I'm addicted.

Two weeks offline this christmas was great.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 915 times:

Don't you guys find that sometimes just sitting at your computer your hands go into auto-pilot and start typing www.airliners.net/discussions....etc etc??

This site has well and truly consumed my surfing time.

QFF


User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 903 times:

QF- That happens to me all the time! It's nice to know it's not just me. "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

[Edited 2005-01-18 10:12:36]


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User currently offlineTWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 711 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 893 times:

Although I've visited the site whenever online, I can't say that I'm addicted

No, that's right... you can stop whenever you want, right?  Big grin



Read between the lines.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Hey, Like I said, I managed 2 weeks without missing the internet just this christmas.  Smile

I believe I could stop if I wanted to. But it isn't consuming my life so much that it keeps me from doing more important stuff.

I was hardly visiting this site during the time I was in the air Force, and yet I never felt like a junkie without stash... Ok, dodgy example, but non the less.  Smile I've made my comeback, and feel I contribute on this site on a perfectly "healthy" basis... Big grin

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineUSrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 876 times:

5842 looks pretty healthy to me... Even over five years that's more than a post per day!


02C14MARPHLFCOMM1 - FLY THE FLAG!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 862 times:

Hoi, what are you implying?  Big grin

Average of 3,7 posts a day.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 859 times:

Well I've only been posting for a bit and I am thoroughly addicted is there an Airliners.net AAA group out there? hehehehehe!

User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 848 times:

I'm not at all addicted... I'm really proud...  Smile
Right now it's the first time I'm here for a few months. I guess I just have better things to do with my spare time...  Smile)

Regards
Martin



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