I Am A Forum Whore!

Have you ever been a member of a Forum or Website and then stopped participating in it? I was a member of a Forum for about a year and after some time I decided that I didn't want to participate in it anymore... So, I contacted the administrator and asked to be removed from the Forum. Just today I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone had brought me up on this Forum since I left... so I did a search for my call sign. Low and behold they had inquired about me back in June... they had a full on conversation speculating about why I had pulled the plug. I pulled the plug about 6 months prior mind you.

I thought this was funny. That is the first time I have visited that website in, well I can't remember the last time I visited it. But, anyway... I find it interesting that people were trying to put reasons in that "fill in the blank" space that they didn't understand. And even the ones that DID know why, played dumb like they didn't. The true reason I stopped going to that Forum is because after obsessing over it for a while (and I mean obsessing), I realized something... I am a Forum Whore! I would get so wrapped up in the Forum that I wouldn't really work during the day. I kept checking to see if anyone had responded to my brilliant comments that I had left! I would argue, make jokes, pontificate and go on with these people that I didn't know! I would basically waste tons of time during the day when I could be doing much more productive things. I forgot about that whole being accountable for the time that I spend and what I do with that time!

When I finally realized this, the first thing I did was contact the administrator and I politely asked to be removed from the Forum... Everything... my call sign, my picture, my everything! But, before that... I went into as many posts as I could and deleted what I had written (probably a bit overly dramatic, but I did it nonetheless). I was DONE with Forums (and still am, except the Battlestar Galactica one, which doesn't really count I think, and I don't visit it very much at all). Then I discovered the BLOG. This format suited me so much better than the Forum did. I could log on, post my thoughts, get comments... but, I didn't feel like a whore doing it and I don't waste nearly as much time either! yay Blogs!

5 comments:

TibKat said...

What was the Forum you belonged to???

Terri said...

I don't know what you mean by forums. I've never been to one... WHat do you mean?

I am so confused.

:~(

tracifree said...

The internet is such a time zapper. Have you ever seen that Dave Chappell, what if the internet were real life? You're just walking down the street and a guy jumps out and yells, HEY, Interested in refinancing your home loan? Sure! Wanna see Paris Hilton's sex tape? You know I do! Free drugs from Canada? why not? There went an hour of time right there....

Terri said...

That sounds reeeally funny, Free.
Dave Chappell is quite the ham.
But, I am serious. I've never been to a forum... and I know LOTS about computers and the internet. At least I thought I did!

Saroo said...

Go onto Google and do a search for online forums.

It should pull up a plethora of forums for you to look at and then you will know what I am talking about. That or you can go to one of my old time favorite spots... HBO.com

They have a forum for each show on HBO. I used to visit the Six Feet Under one all the time, too.