Are YOU addicted?

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PizzaPlanet

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Are YOU addicted?
« on: November 10, 2010, 12:44:25 PM »
Here is a list of symptoms one may encounter while suffering from computer addiciton:
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress.
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it.
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities.
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations.
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities.
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships.
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use.
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Parsifal

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 12:46:41 PM »
Here is a list of symptoms one may encounter while suffering from computer addiciton:
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress.[citation needed]
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it.[citation needed]
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities.[citation needed]
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations.[citation needed]
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities.[citation needed]
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships.[citation needed]
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use.[citation needed]

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 01:05:43 PM »
Here is a list of symptoms one may encounter while suffering from computer addiciton:
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress. - check!
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it. - check!
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities. - check!
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations. - check!
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities. - check!
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships. - check!
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use. - check!

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 03:53:42 PM »
Lol Parsifal...  ::)
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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 09:10:31 PM »
Here is a list of symptoms one may encounter while suffering from computer addiciton:
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress. - check!
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it. - check!
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities. - check!
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations. - check!
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities. - check!
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships. - check!
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use. - check!

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 01:02:16 AM »
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress.
- Check
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it.
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities.
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations.
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities.
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships.
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use.
- Check.
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Huh... 2 out of 7.  I think I'm ok.
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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 01:04:03 AM »
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress. Yes
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it.
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities.
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations.
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities.
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships.
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use.

1/7

And I'm a CompSci student. I maintain that #1 is not a sign of addiction: it applies to everyone who plays any kind of game on a computer or uses Facebook at all (almost everyone in other words)

Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 02:04:16 AM »
I am guilty of many of those, however I see it as merely a means to an end. If I was born in the 70s I would probably be addicted to drugs instead.

It's like attributing violent video games to violent behavior in adolescents. Those who are predisposed to violence due to genetics are going to be attracted to violent things, whether that is street fighting, violent video games or enlisting in the military with the intent to kill people. Similarly, those who are predisposed to shyness or social phobia are going to pursue activities which remove them from real life social situations.

However, I am going to try an experiment in which I remove all online social interaction for an amount of time and see how I fare. I want to see if it makes me pursue real life relationships more actively or causes me to withdraw and become even less social due to that crutch being gone.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. -Samuel Johnson

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Wendy

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 04:20:05 AM »
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress. - Gratification? Eww. regardless of that, this is a yes.
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it. More like feeling irritable when using it. At least when playing games competitively.
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities. - Not at all. In fact, I'm spending decreasing amounts of time and money on computer-related activities, software and magazines.
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations. - Nope.
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities. - Nope.
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships. - Nope.
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use. - Does this count even though I've not made any effort to decrease my computer use?
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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PizzaPlanet

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 05:17:41 AM »
Here is a list of symptoms one may encounter while suffering from computer addiciton:
  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress.
- check
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it.
- no check
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities.
- no check
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations.
- check
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities.
- check
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships.
- no check
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use.
- no attempts have been made
Looks like I'm an addict. Oh well.
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Wendy

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 05:24:23 AM »
You may be an addict and possess but one, or no symptoms, or be fine and possess all symptoms. Prove me wrong.
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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PizzaPlanet

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 12:30:30 PM »
Yes, but the guidelines are fairly accurate.
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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 12:57:21 PM »
I use my computer about 14 hours a day, but since I make money by fapping on cam then I don't count it as an addiction.

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 01:20:16 PM »
I make money by fapping on cam
how is this something you would get money for?

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2010, 02:29:55 PM »
how is this something you would get money for?
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Crustinator

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2010, 04:00:31 PM »
I make money by fapping on cam
how is this something you would get money for?

I have a 9'' cock and can cum loads. People pay to see that.

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Wendy

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2010, 04:25:59 PM »
It would be pretty hilarious with all the times you've mentioned this if it turned out to be true.
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2010, 04:18:34 PM »
I am not within addiction.
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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2010, 04:21:53 PM »
I have a 9'' cock and can cum loads. People pay to see that.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2010, 04:42:56 PM »
I make money by fapping on cam
how is this something you would get money for?

It's called gay porn. Pretty much any guy can get it (except the gay ones have a bit of trouble).

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2010, 10:52:48 PM »

  • Using the computer for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress.
I do that.
  • Feeling irritable and out of control or depressed when not using it.
I don't do that.
  • Spending increasing amounts of time and money on hardware, software, magazines, and computer-related activities.
I do that. You would think I spend more money on weed, but I hardly spend any. I usually buy computer stuff before I get around to getting myself high.
  • Neglecting work, school, or family obligations.
Have never done this. Always been able to get off the computer when I was needed to, or asked to.
  • Lying about the amount of time spent on computer activities.
No ones ever asked, but I wouldn't be able to give a number. I can say that since 2007, I have played 1030 hours of games on the computer with xfire open.
  • Risking loss of career goals, educational objectives, and personal relationships.
Nope
  • Failing at repeated efforts to control computer use.
Have never made an effort.
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Does this mean I'm addicted?

Also, people prefer to see straight guys gone gay or doing gay things. Thats why gays have so much trouble getting paid for being gay.

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Re: Are YOU addicted?
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2010, 08:20:53 AM »
I make money by fapping on cam
how is this something you would get money for?

I have a 9'' cock and can cum loads. People pay to see that.

Good luck finding a chick who can take that.