Poll: How long do you sit hitting the refresh button?

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How long do you sit at the computer hitting the refresh button while waiting for replies to posts?
Less than 15 minutes 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
Less than 15 minutes 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
15 to 30 minutes 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
15 to 30 minutes 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
30 minutes to an hour 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
30 minutes to an hour 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
1 to 2 hours 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
1 to 2 hours 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
2 to 4 hours 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
2 to 4 hours 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Over 4 hours 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Over 4 hours 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
I don't 21%  21%  [ 8 ]
I don't 21%  21%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 38

DeepThought
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27 Jul 2005, 3:45 pm

I am interested in seeing the results because I sit here for hours hitting refresh.


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27 Jul 2005, 3:46 pm

i don't. :?



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27 Jul 2005, 3:53 pm

I'd say 30 minutes to an hour, don't give much more time than that normally having to deal with the boys. If the boys were old enough to be fulltime in school, likely would post more and refresh more but got a few more years before both go to school.



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27 Jul 2005, 5:15 pm

I perseverate on this quite a bit...i start to feel bad if noone has replied within 15-30 min or so



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27 Jul 2005, 5:24 pm

I have the email notifications set up, which ping up a message on yahoo whenever I get one, so normally limit myself to coming to the site to check for new threads once every hour (during the times I'm in front of my computer). And I thought I was obsessed! :?



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27 Jul 2005, 5:44 pm

Nope, hardly at all. It's your perogative if you want to reply. Once I've posted, I've posted. In fact, I feel bad sometimes for not going back to the posts I started and responding to the replies. :oops: Thank goodness for Search -> by User -> Threads started by.



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27 Jul 2005, 11:24 pm

Whenever I've posted all I can and I'm still not bored here.


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28 Jul 2005, 12:11 am

not much i reload weather pages. Refresh is used by IE I use mozilla I reload 8)



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28 Jul 2005, 6:38 am

stlf wrote:
I perseverate on this quite a bit...i start to feel bad if noone has replied within 15-30 min or so


I don't start to feel bad really, I just start to wonder what I did that made people not want to reply to me if they haven't within an hour, or so. It takes me a little longer than that to realize that perhaps they have not been on to reply. Then if I was in a specific conversation with someone and see them listed as online I will think that person no longer wishes to discuss it, or just doesn't like me anymore. Then a range of emotions set in. At first I start to feel bad at the thought that the person doesn't like me, then I don't care if the person likes me or not and that's usually when I stop hitting refresh. For a few minutes because then, again, I realize they may not have been able to reply yet, so I start the process all over.

I have email notifications setup too and if I am not hitting refresh here I am hitting Send/Recv.


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29 Jul 2005, 1:54 am

I leave the forum and go back to it to see whether the number of replies has changed..
Does that count to?


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29 Jul 2005, 2:05 am

Ehrm.. Not few hours :oops:



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29 Jul 2005, 4:27 am

Nicolai wrote:
I leave the forum and go back to it to see whether the number of replies has changed..
Does that count to?


That depends on how often you come back to check. :)

From the results so far it looks like the most obsessive compulsive of us may be the minority.


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29 Jul 2005, 4:39 am

DeepThought wrote:
...if I was in a specific conversation with someone and see them listed as online I will think that person no longer wishes to discuss it, or just doesn't like me anymore. Then a range of emotions set in....


If I'm online and not answering a specific conversation, it has nothing to do with not liking anyone - it's about time. As in, the more I care about the conversation, the more time I want to think about the reply and post something substantial instead of tossing out a few random words.

Either that or I'm just plain busy.



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29 Jul 2005, 5:06 am

pyraxis wrote:
DeepThought wrote:
...if I was in a specific conversation with someone and see them listed as online I will think that person no longer wishes to discuss it, or just doesn't like me anymore. Then a range of emotions set in....


If I'm online and not answering a specific conversation, it has nothing to do with not liking anyone - it's about time. As in, the more I care about the conversation, the more time I want to think about the reply and post something substantial instead of tossing out a few random words.

Either that or I'm just plain busy.


Yeah, see that's the catch and from what I understand is a great example of some of the co-morbid stuff I have going on. I am fully aware that people are busy, or just aren't online, or are away from the computer, or whatever, but that doesn't ease the turmoil. When I posted that, I was not refering to anyone specific because with me there are no exemptions, no exceptions to the rules that govern my thoughts and emotions. It refers to everyone I interact with and at the same time, no one at all, if that makes sense, which it probably doesn't...


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Set sail fo' a sunset, to a land that is free,
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29 Jul 2005, 5:12 am

Kerrigan wrote:
Ehrm.. Not few hours :oops:


Do you mean that a few hours isn't an option? If so just use the 2 to 4 hour option. I always see 3 when someone says few.


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29 Jul 2005, 5:19 am

actually I have a monkey... he sits here and monitors the screen for replies

I will not divulge any more ;)


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