USrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1272 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?
Planecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1262 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.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
Hey, Like I said, I managed 2 weeks without missing the internet just this christmas.
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. I've made my comeback, and feel I contribute on this site on a perfectly "healthy" basis...
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"