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Is SAILNET Addictive? (Philosophically, of course)

Its hot here in the summer and I spend more time indoors (like the Northern folk do in the Winter) and I keep on reading Sailnet posts for an inordinately lengthy amount of time.
I've recently heard that Facebook and things of that nature are as addictive as "crack cocaine." Can one become addicted to this Forum?
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Re: Is SAILNET Addictive? (Philosophically, of course)

I'm not sure, I don't think so... I've only logged on 3 times today... of course there is the chat window sessions, following it on my iphone...

I think to improve it, there should be a repetitive loop song (jingle) in the background like super mario, or donkey kong...

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I wouldn't say it is addictive, but it is very entertaining and informative. I check it all day long just to see what this very varied collection of people has to say. It is very funny how sailing can bring together such a wide ranging group of personalities. Some I find funny, some disturbing, but overall I enjoy interacting with everyone here.

If there ever was a way to have a Sailnetters convention and get everyone together in the same place, I think we would all have a great time.

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Re: Is SAILNET Addictive? (Philosophically, of course)

I think so. You thirst knowledge and are constantly looking for things to continue that sailing conversation in your head. Or maybe you have knowledge and then you get some satisfaction if people find your input helpful. Either way could make Sailnet a little addictive.

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Re: Is SAILNET Addictive? (Philosophically, of course)

I could quit any time I wanted. Completely under control.


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Nah.. the internet is addictive! unless you've reached the end like smack, me and others.. and there is nothing more to see...

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Longevity is the same as a crackhead, rarely lasts more than 10 years before going out in flames.

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I don't know whether it's addictive, but it is a complete distraction that is more interesting than work, and since I'm my own boss, it's no fun yelling at myself to stay on task. Then again, maybe the inability to control one's impulses is the epic definition of addiction...


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Re: Is SAILNET Addictive? (Philosophically, of course)

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Nah.. the internet is addictive! unless you've reached the end like smack, me and others.. and there is nothing more to see...
Denise, you have been conned .... you didn't reach the end of the interweb, you simply reached the end of your tether.

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Oh! that's what it is! was wondering why I can't reach the escape button on my keyboard
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