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000ike
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9/21/2011 8:37:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
No such thing. What you would be addicted to is the interaction with other members, which is present in any website you regularly visit. There is no addictive quality that is exclusively linked to DDO such that you may call it a "DDO" addiction.
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9/21/2011 8:47:32 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/21/2011 8:37:35 PM, 000ike wrote:
No such thing. What you would be addicted to is the interaction with other members, which is present in any website you regularly visit. There is no addictive quality that is exclusively linked to DDO such that you may call it a "DDO" addiction.

Lol, to be honest... the thought of DDO addiction made me laugh...

I just wanted to get some reactions...
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DHDebate
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9/22/2011 12:47:53 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/21/2011 8:37:35 PM, 000ike wrote:
No such thing. What you would be addicted to is the interaction with other members, which is present in any website you regularly visit. There is no addictive quality that is exclusively linked to DDO such that you may call it a "DDO" addiction.

Interesting theory, but wouldn't you agree that this debate style is exclusive to DDO? Thus if one became addicted to that, then they would become addicted to DDO in that sense. Point being that absolute denial of a DDO addiction is bad, as everything is possible.
Danielle
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9/22/2011 10:33:52 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
People have openly admitted to being addicted to DDO in the past, with some members even taking forced breaks because of it. An addiction is when you feel compelled to do something and not doing it would cause some kind of physical trauma or mental anguish. Those terms might seem too dramatic for how people feel about DDO, but if you're spending hours and hours on this website - thus limiting your other outside activities - then I'd say you might have a slight addiction. I think most people are addicted to the internet IN GENERAL. It's not just about what this particular website has to offer; many people are open about their Facebook compulsion. I don't see DDO as being any different. Of course it isn't really a big deal unless it becomes a problem, most likely by inhibiting you from other (probably more important) things.
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9/22/2011 10:36:03 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am pretty much addicted to DDO and the internet in general, I have issues.
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9/22/2011 11:01:13 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 10:56:13 AM, Kinesis wrote:
If you think DDO is addictive, clearly you don't visit Reddit.

Nope, never. My friends mention it all the time, but I ventured to the site once and couldn't be bothered to try and make sense of it. It seemed disorganized...? Is it any good? What's it about? Maybe I'll look into it, but probably not. I'm already too distracted by the internet as it is. I'm not addicted though :P I often take extended breaks even from Facebook (which is easy for me) to prove that to myself. I don't think I could abandon YouTube though... that's where I get my music fix!
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Kinesis
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9/22/2011 11:28:13 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 11:01:13 AM, Danielle wrote:
Nope, never. My friends mention it all the time, but I ventured to the site once and couldn't be bothered to try and make sense of it. It seemed disorganized...? Is it any good? What's it about? Maybe I'll look into it, but probably not. I'm already too distracted by the internet as it is. I'm not addicted though :P I often take extended breaks even from Facebook (which is easy for me) to prove that to myself. I don't think I could abandon YouTube though... that's where I get my music fix!

It isn't very complicated - it's a link sharing site where the most popular content is voted to the front page. The members are largely leftist Americans (though as with everywhere on the internet there are plenty of Ron Paul supporters there), so most of the political stuff is left-centric. The rest of the content consists of all kinds of things - personal stories, content from photographers, 'AMA's' (ask me anything) from famous people (they had Bear Grylls on a few weeks ago), internet memes, porn (r/gonewild), news, videos and so on.
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9/22/2011 12:09:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 10:56:13 AM, Kinesis wrote:
If you think DDO is addictive, clearly you don't visit Reddit.

DDO is my second internet addiction. Reddit fo 'sho be number 1.

Reddit is one of my lurker websites though, I've been there for years, and have not even made an account.
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9/22/2011 12:22:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm fairly compelled to check in. It doesn't interfere with anything like Danielle had mentioned, but i have a pretty quiet life.
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9/22/2011 12:51:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/21/2011 8:37:35 PM, 000ike wrote:
No such thing. What you would be addicted to is the interaction with other members, which is present in any website you regularly visit. There is no addictive quality that is exclusively linked to DDO such that you may call it a "DDO" addiction.

hmmm, while i agree with this to some extent, theres something slightly more fulfilling about this place than any other social network. there is a focus on learning here. i def. say this place is slightly addictive. i usually come on during work so I have something to do on down time, but this is one of the only sites (besides maybe youtube) that compels me to turn my computer on at home.
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darkkermit
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9/22/2011 4:21:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 12:51:58 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
At 9/21/2011 8:37:35 PM, 000ike wrote:
No such thing. What you would be addicted to is the interaction with other members, which is present in any website you regularly visit. There is no addictive quality that is exclusively linked to DDO such that you may call it a "DDO" addiction.

hmmm, while i agree with this to some extent, theres something slightly more fulfilling about this place than any other social network. there is a focus on learning here. i def. say this place is slightly addictive. i usually come on during work so I have something to do on down time, but this is one of the only sites (besides maybe youtube) that compels me to turn my computer on at home.

Well its a different atmosphere then normal life. Try having a conversation like this any other places in the world, and people will stop talking to you.
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9/22/2011 4:26:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 4:23:24 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
Question, how do you edit your signature below the posts? I did mine once I can't remember how to get back to that screen.

When you reply to a post, you get the option to edit your signature
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9/22/2011 4:29:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 4:26:54 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 9/22/2011 4:23:24 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
Question, how do you edit your signature below the posts? I did mine once I can't remember how to get back to that screen.

When you reply to a post, you get the option to edit your signature
DetectableNinja
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9/22/2011 4:30:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Definitely addicted in the sense that Danielle said. Is it sad that I'll refresh the Forum page every 30 seconds hoping for a new post?
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000ike
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9/22/2011 4:59:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 4:30:56 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Definitely addicted in the sense that Danielle said. Is it sad that I'll refresh the Forum page every 30 seconds hoping for a new post?

No. What's sad is that you admitted it. x)
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9/22/2011 5:12:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 4:59:49 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/22/2011 4:30:56 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Definitely addicted in the sense that Danielle said. Is it sad that I'll refresh the Forum page every 30 seconds hoping for a new post?

No. What's sad is that you admitted it. x)

lol.
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9/22/2011 5:15:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
To all my fellow "addicts" - I use the term very loosely, what page do you generally look at when you are online. For instance, I usually look at my homepage. It tells me if any of my friend's debates are in the voting period or if anyone posted anything on the forums. it also shows if anyone posted comments or voted on any of my debates so I can check in. I refresh my home page from time to time.
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9/22/2011 8:47:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 5:15:40 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
To all my fellow "addicts" - I use the term very loosely, what page do you generally look at when you are online. For instance, I usually look at my homepage. It tells me if any of my friend's debates are in the voting period or if anyone posted anything on the forums. it also shows if anyone posted comments or voted on any of my debates so I can check in. I refresh my home page from time to time.

Politics, philosophy, and religion forums.
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9/22/2011 10:11:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/22/2011 5:12:57 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 9/22/2011 4:59:49 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/22/2011 4:30:56 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Definitely addicted in the sense that Danielle said. Is it sad that I'll refresh the Forum page every 30 seconds hoping for a new post?

No. What's sad is that you admitted it. x)

lol.