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    Default Are forums a bad time investment?

    This goes in current events because I think we can all agree it's something current to all of us.

    Do you think forums are a bad time investment? Some people here have over 10,000 posts and I'm wondering what they think especially.

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    You aren't going to get a straight answer. How someone spends and values their time is up to them.

    One persons waste is another's investment.
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    Yes.

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    Time is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LevelZeroHero View Post
    This goes in current events because I think we can all agree it's something current to all of us.

    Do you think forums are a bad time investment? Some people here have over 10,000 posts and I'm wondering what they think especially.
    It's why I'm pulling back.
    I want to get some projects done and need to focus.

    It's just hard for me during the day, because I tend to be bored at work, so I'm skimming forums for something to do.
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    If time-wasting is a bad time investment then yes. Who am I to judge though?

    They may serve some psychological outlet which the participant does not get elsewhere.

    Reading some of the posts here, probably some people would top themselves or go on a shooting spree if they didn;t have TypoC to vent.

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    Group discussions are one of the best ways to refine and share ideas. When I don't take it to extreme fluff, it's not time wasted to me.

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    It depends on the forum. But a lot of them have communities that enable theorizing, idea generation and intelligent discussion. It's healthy and in my opinion not a waste of time as long as you have limits and make space for progression in the 'real world'. Just don't allow yourself to get stuck in a rut and use the internet as a supplement for your actual life, is what I say.

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    I would have gone crazy during my six months of unemployment without this place.


    Online forums have contributed to much of what I know about many subjects, from automobiles to estomology.

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    For me, probably. Damn it, I need to stop posting.

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