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ToSeek
2003-Aug-08, 04:13 PM
*Based on criteria determined by mental health professionals:

Do you spend More time that you intend to on the BABB?

Are Other responsibilities being neglected?

Are you Unsuccessful at cutting back the amount of time on the BABB?

Are you having Significant relationship problems because of your BABB posting?

Do you have Excessive thoughts or anxiety when you're not on the BABB?

Adapted from this article (http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/US/cybershake030808.html).

[Edited to remove misleading "official" from title, per BABB's comment]

Argos
2003-Aug-08, 05:18 PM
1) Sometimes
2) Sometimes
3) It happens
4) Yes. Iīm getting further and further apart from the rest of mankind
5) Living in such a vast universe thereīs always something to comment on, but I try to keep it within the sanity boundaries :)

Glom
2003-Aug-08, 06:30 PM
Do you spend More time that you intend to on the BABB?

Sometimes... yes.


Are Other responsibilities being neglected?

Sometimes... yes.


Are you Unsuccessful at cutting back the amount of time on the BABB?

Absolutely not. I've never tried to cut back.


Are you having Significant relationship problems because of your BABB posting?

Not really.


Do you have Excessive thoughts or anxiety when you're not on the BABB?

Not really.

Colt
2003-Aug-08, 06:52 PM
All of what Glom said. :D -Colt

Pi Man
2003-Aug-08, 07:07 PM
I don't have significant relationship problems. But, other than that, Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

The Bad Astronomer
2003-Aug-08, 07:59 PM
What do you mean by "official"?

ToSeek
2003-Aug-08, 08:12 PM
What do you mean by "official"?

I meant that it was based on an actual mainstream article (to contrast it with the humorous thread on the same topic elsewhere), not that it represents the BABB or that I'm planning on doing anything with it. Perhaps I should rephrase.

Edit: and I have done so.

ljbrs
2003-Aug-10, 01:57 AM
I selected one of the choices. I LIED...

ljbrs :wink:

Josh_imported
2003-Aug-10, 03:13 AM
I'd say yes to #1 and no to the others.

Anyway, I'm not addicted to the board. I can quit any time I want to. I just don't want to, that's all. 8-[

Argos
2003-Aug-11, 02:33 PM
Anyway, I'm not addicted (...). I can quit any time I want to. I just don't want to, that's all. 8-[

Thatīs how it begins...:)

mugaliens
2009-Feb-22, 11:26 PM
Preseeked (http://www.bautforum.com/off-topic-babbling/85050-baut-addictive.html#post1440409)....

SolusLupus
2009-Feb-23, 12:47 AM
0. But for the JREF forums, 6.

Salty
2009-Feb-23, 01:05 AM
I drop in to BABB, from time to time. Usually make courtesy posts to this or that. If I see a thread about Texas, I get involved.

Sometimes I take longer than I intended, that was my only "yes".

jokergirl
2009-Feb-23, 07:46 AM
Do you spend More time that you intend to on the BABB?
Definitely :D

Are Other responsibilities being neglected?
Yup.

Are you Unsuccessful at cutting back the amount of time on the BABB?
Nope. I can quit any time! :lol: (Actually, I was gone for several years at one point... forum addiction comes in waves for me.)

Are you having Significant relationship problems because of your BABB posting?
If random laughing-out-loud and quoting threads from the BaBB, disrupting his concentration, count: yeah. :lol:

Do you have Excessive thoughts or anxiety when you're not on the BABB?
Nah.

;)

closetgeek
2009-Feb-23, 01:25 PM
I spend more time than I intended but I would be neglecting responsibilities anyway, I just happen to be on BAUT when I am not doing what I should. If constantly trying to tell uninterested people about something funny or interesting I read here can be constituted as relationship problems then yes. I can never be accused of any type of excessive thinking.

Fazor
2009-Feb-23, 02:17 PM
Hmm... sorry BAUT; I guess according to those questions I'm just not that into you. Ugh, I can't believe I'd sink so low as to make reference to that movie.

Anyway; like ClosetGeek, I'm on here a lot, but if it wasn't BAUT it'd be some other website. Even then, I wouldn't go so far as to say "addicted to the internet in general" as I spend little time browsing the web at home. I guess you could call it "addicted to not doing work".

jokergirl
2009-Feb-23, 02:27 PM
I guess you could call it "addicted to not doing work".

Isn't everyone. :P

;)