I probably spend about 10 hours a week messing around on the 'net, on different things, but a high percentage of that time is checking out various discussion groups, time spent is variable, I find I tend to respond to other posts rather than initiate, so my commitment is governed by who's been saying what.
Something that is guaranteed to turn me off a site are the 'off-topic' news items that inevitably turn into rants! and I'm usually daft enough to try and argue reason in the beginning - so that makes me as moronic as the rest I guess, then it gets progressively worse. So I tend to drift away from the site for a while, not the admin's fault and it does tend to spoil sites I think.
Mind you,I've lots of little hang-ups and don't check posts that are obviously provocative, or use all CAPS or have open ended headers like Help wanted.
How's that for a little rant all on my own
:wav: must say I'm also very addicted to smileys.
Also find that time spent on this site is directly related to just how little I want to do the work that I logged on for in the first place - :thebirdman:
aka displacement theory . so I guess, given all this dross that I've just typed I really don't want to prepare handouts for tomorrows class! :banghead:
Have we got even more smileys? don't remember seeing that last one yesterday? 8)