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UchihaMadara
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11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.
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11/12/2014 8:02:49 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I don't. I just say I'm on the internet and my parents go "Oh...ok."
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11/12/2014 8:19:13 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.
I have to tell my mom I'm doing homework or she'll think I'm being somehow victimized over the internet; the majority of my good friends know I use this site and they think I'm the geekiest person alive for doing as much.. lol
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11/12/2014 9:46:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I usually am doing homework when Im on the site, but my parents dont usually ask. If they do, I just say, homework and reading other things on the internet. But my Dad knows I use DDO cause Ive told him before. My Mom doesnt though.
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11/12/2014 9:50:56 AM
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At 11/12/2014 8:02:49 AM, Zaradi wrote:

I don't. I just say I'm on the internet and my parents go "Oh...ok."
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11/12/2014 9:58:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:21:30 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
I'm especially interested in hearing responses from those of you that are married/engaged XD

Debate is the main thing I do in my spare time, and my wife understands that. She's not exactly happy about it, but considering the number of things that keep her attention, it doesn't seem unique to me.
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11/12/2014 10:40:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

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11/12/2014 10:46:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I don't have a family or friends.
DDO didn't see fit to let me keep them.
My work here is, finally, done.
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11/12/2014 2:02:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

My friends love that I debate. I place more value on real life interaction/events so it's not like I turn down invites to go out in real life for DDO. This site is just what I do when I have no plans or things to do IRL. There've been nights where I'll read out my rap battles for friends while at a party and we always laugh at my lyrics.

My family just likes that I'm doing something productive/harmless in my down time, but because I live with roommates my parents don't really have any say vs. living under their roof still.

In regards to significant others like fianc" or wife, I look at it like this: if she doesn't support or like my debating habits then she wasn't the one for me in the first place. I believe that an appreciation for your significant others' passions are very important for a relationship based on love.
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11/12/2014 2:29:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I don't really have to. I've spent a lot of time on Wikipedia and they love that, so this is just within that spectrum of things that I do.
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11/12/2014 3:28:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This assumes that I have friends IRL.
Yeah, my parents are aware that I'm on this Site, so it's all good.
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11/12/2014 4:48:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 2:02:05 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

My friends love that I debate. I place more value on real life interaction/events so it's not like I turn down invites to go out in real life for DDO. This site is just what I do when I have no plans or things to do IRL. There've been nights where I'll read out my rap battles for friends while at a party and we always laugh at my lyrics.

My family just likes that I'm doing something productive/harmless in my down time, but because I live with roommates my parents don't really have any say vs. living under their roof still.

In regards to significant others like fianc" or wife, I look at it like this: if she doesn't support or like my debating habits then she wasn't the one for me in the first place. I believe that an appreciation for your significant others' passions are very important for a relationship based on love.

now i think thats a little flawed. I think two people in a relationship need to be able to find problems in the other, otherwise there really isn't anything to work with. Also I think that one doesn't have to appreciate the others passions just be able go about life not wanting to change it.
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11/12/2014 5:53:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 4:48:16 PM, cybertron1998 wrote:
At 11/12/2014 2:02:05 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

My friends love that I debate. I place more value on real life interaction/events so it's not like I turn down invites to go out in real life for DDO. This site is just what I do when I have no plans or things to do IRL. There've been nights where I'll read out my rap battles for friends while at a party and we always laugh at my lyrics.

My family just likes that I'm doing something productive/harmless in my down time, but because I live with roommates my parents don't really have any say vs. living under their roof still.

In regards to significant others like fianc" or wife, I look at it like this: if she doesn't support or like my debating habits then she wasn't the one for me in the first place. I believe that an appreciation for your significant others' passions are very important for a relationship based on love.

now i think thats a little flawed. I think two people in a relationship need to be able to find problems in the other, otherwise there really isn't anything to work with.

I can see where having problems between a couple is desirable if working through the problems lead to a stronger sense of commitment to one another, but when your significant other lacks appreciation for your passions it's a little different than simply being able to "find problems in the other." You can still find problems in each other regardless of appreciation or lack thereof in regards to passions, they're two different dynamics independent of the other.

Also I think that one doesn't have to appreciate the others passions just be able go about life not wanting to change it.

Well sure, a lack of appreciation doesn't necessarily imply that there is a desire to change the others passions. I don't think I said anything about changing the others passions though... so I don't see how this is relevant.
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11/12/2014 6:05:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I just tell my parents that i have to write stuff adn they let me on the computer, but they dont know im on DDO

But, what is this thing you call... ffff...freeee.... freeennn.... ffffrrri-ned? Fry-in'd? Freighnt? Oh! Friends! yeah, what are those things?
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11/12/2014 6:26:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 6:05:08 PM, AngelofDeath wrote:
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I just tell my parents that i have to write stuff adn they let me on the computer, but they dont know im on DDO

But, what is this thing you call... ffff...freeee.... freeennn.... ffffrrri-ned? Fry-in'd? Freighnt? Oh! Friends! yeah, what are those things?

...don't try acting all anti-social n' stuff -.-
that's my job!
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11/12/2014 9:33:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 6:26:27 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 6:05:08 PM, AngelofDeath wrote:
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I just tell my parents that i have to write stuff adn they let me on the computer, but they dont know im on DDO

But, what is this thing you call... ffff...freeee.... freeennn.... ffffrrri-ned? Fry-in'd? Freighnt? Oh! Friends! yeah, what are those things?

...don't try acting all anti-social n' stuff -.-
Huh? what's social mean?
that's my job!
Your job is to sound like a little kid and look cute
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11/12/2014 9:43:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

I just tell them I'm on the Internet.

They know about DDO, and they hate it because they think it makes me better at arguing, so when we have verbal fights, they rarely win.

Once, I got kicked out of the house for 2 days because they were so frustrated lol.
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11/12/2014 10:39:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 6:45:15 PM, 9spaceking wrote:
my mom once blocked DDO.

My parents blocked DDO within 2 weeks of me discovering it.
I had to use it on my phone for almost 2 months afterwards, only recently being able to use it on my new computer. I've had to take great efforts to ensure that my parents don't rediscover it and block it on my new computer as well.
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11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3
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11/12/2014 11:05:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

Im sorry Uchi! Ill try to stay active but it will be hard.
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11/12/2014 11:14:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

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UchihaMadara
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11/12/2014 11:15:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 11:05:10 PM, Malacoda wrote:
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

Im sorry Uchi! Ill try to stay active but it will be hard.

Please don't be one of those member who randomly drop off the face of the site one day and never come back T.T
That would seriously suck. Seriously.
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11/12/2014 11:30:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 11:15:32 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 11:05:10 PM, Malacoda wrote:
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

Im sorry Uchi! Ill try to stay active but it will be hard.

Please don't be one of those member who randomly drop off the face of the site one day and never come back T.T
That would seriously suck. Seriously.

No! Of course not! We still need to debate :)
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11/12/2014 11:31:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 11:14:15 PM, AngelofDeath wrote:
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

STAY AWAY FROM MY LUKE

HA! NOT LIKELY! IMMA GO MOVE TO COLORADO SO I CAN BE WITH HIM FOREVER <3
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11/12/2014 11:31:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 11:30:19 PM, Malacoda wrote:
At 11/12/2014 11:15:32 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 11:05:10 PM, Malacoda wrote:
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

Im sorry Uchi! Ill try to stay active but it will be hard.

Please don't be one of those member who randomly drop off the face of the site one day and never come back T.T
That would seriously suck. Seriously.

No! Of course not! We still need to debate :)

yaasssss down with laissez faire! >:D
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11/12/2014 11:37:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 11:31:55 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 11:30:19 PM, Malacoda wrote:
At 11/12/2014 11:15:32 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 11:05:10 PM, Malacoda wrote:
At 11/12/2014 10:39:56 PM, UchihaMadara wrote:
At 11/12/2014 9:35:33 PM, Malacoda wrote:
I'm going to be spending a whole lot less time on DDO now that basketball has started :(

noooooooooooo D': </3

Im sorry Uchi! Ill try to stay active but it will be hard.

Please don't be one of those member who randomly drop off the face of the site one day and never come back T.T
That would seriously suck. Seriously.

No! Of course not! We still need to debate :)

yaasssss down with laissez faire! >:D

Oh Uchi, you dog!
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11/13/2014 6:04:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/12/2014 8:00:38 AM, UchihaMadara wrote:
...explain the inordinate amounts of time you spend on DDO to family and friends?

I personally don't. I have to pretend I'm doing homework for the majority of the time I spend on the site.

oh DDO is easy to explain man. 'yeah, im on this debate website that broadens my perspective on american policy, religion and economics'

It's g+ that I have a hard time explaining to my folks. 'so, i go in a hangout for hours at a time with strangers i've never met and joke around with some questionably creepy people'