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  1. 15 Mar '09 20:51 / 1 edit
    How many of you think that you spend too much time in this website? How to avoid becoming an addict?
  2. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    15 Mar '09 21:03
    Originally posted by Pawn Rebellion
    How many of you think that you spend too much time in this website? How to avoid becoming an addict?
    Throw yourself out the window....it's the only way!!!!
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    15 Mar '09 21:07
    Originally posted by Pawn Rebellion
    How many of you think that you spend too much time in this website? How to avoid becoming an addict?
    It's not just this site. I'm addicted to the internet. Not even that...the computer including the internet. I play single player games all night but I need access to a forum, spoilers etc. to really enjoy them. I need that pseudo social fix without actually having to go talk to anyone.
  4. 15 Mar '09 21:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Pawn Rebellion
    How many of you think that you spend too much time in this website? How to avoid becoming an addict?
    I'm not addicted to RHP. I can quit whenever I want. It's just that I don't want to. But I can.

    My girlfriend said that I have to chose between her and RHP. I miss her.

    My boss asked me how much I play chess at RHP every day during work hours. Social service works find.

    So I'm not addicted to RHP. I can stop whenever I want.

    I'm hungry... Just one move more...
  5. 15 Mar '09 22:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    It's not just this site. I'm addicted to the internet.
    Well, of course.

    KATE
    The internet is really really great
    TREKKIE MONSTER
    For porn
    KATE
    Ive got a fast connection so i dont have to wait
    TREKKIE
    For porn
    KATE
    Huh?
    There's always some new site,
    TREKKIE
    For porn!
    I browse all day and night
    TREKKIE
    For porn!
    KATE
    It's like im surfing at the speed of light
    TREKKIE
    For porn!
    KATE
    Trekkie!
  6. 16 Mar '09 00:11
    Well I just joined TimeForChess.com so I'm not addicted.....yet.
  7. 16 Mar '09 17:34
    Addiction is such a strong word - surely it is only addiction if you want to stop and cannot!

    If the question were who thinks their work suffers from too much RHP then my answer would be 'Ssssh I am pretending to work!'
  8. 16 Mar '09 22:52
    This site surely does eat into my time->productivity->profits.
    I'm guessing there's not many self employed people here, it's all government and big bureacracy companies with time to kill :-)
  9. 16 Mar '09 23:35
    Not addiction....Obsession.
  10. 16 Mar '09 23:53
    Symptoms of Chess Addicts...(from www.edcollins.com)
    Looks at a newspaper's chess column before any other section.

    Mumbles "J'adoube" when bumping into things.

    Keeps a chess book and chess set in the bathroom.

    Asks new acquaintances if they know how to play chess.

    Asks all chessplayers, "What's your rating?"

    Directly walks to the games/chess section in any bookstore.

    Owns more books about chess than any other subject.

    Owns more chess clocks than watches.

    Keeps a board and pieces at the office or in a backpack.

    Multiples 8x8 faster than 7x7.

    Names first child Bobby or Judit and decorates nursery in black and white squares "just in case."

    Panics for an instant when a waiter says "Check?"

    Pays more attention to a chess board position in a movie than the action.

    Visibly upset each time when noticing a white square is not in the right hand corner of the board.
  11. 17 Mar '09 00:40
    Originally posted by passedpawn22
    Symptoms of Chess Addicts...(from www.edcollins.com)
    Looks at a newspaper's chess column before any other section.

    Mumbles "J'adoube" when bumping into things.

    Keeps a chess book and chess set in the bathroom.

    Asks new acquaintances if they know how to play chess.

    Asks all chessplayers, "What's your rating?"

    Directly walks to the games/c ...[text shortened]... each time when noticing a white square is not in the right hand corner of the board.
    Let me see if I understand. If only one of those items doesn't apply to me, I'm not a chess addict, right?
  12. 17 Mar '09 02:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by passedpawn22
    Symptoms of Chess Addicts...(from www.edcollins.com)
    Looks at a newspaper's chess column before any other section.

    Mumbles "J'adoube" when bumping into things.

    Keeps a chess book and chess set in the bathroom.

    Asks new acquaintances if they know how to play chess.

    Asks all chessplayers, "What's your rating?"

    Directly walks to the games/c each time when noticing a white square is not in the right hand corner of the board.
    All of those apply to me except for these two...(Names first child Bobby or Judit and decorates nursery in black and white squares "just in case."

    Panics for an instant when a waiter says "Check?" )
  13. Subscriber Busygirl
    The BOSS
    17 Mar '09 02:09
    Originally posted by passedpawn22


    Panics for an instant when a waiter says "Check?"

    What? I'm in check?



    Oh, never mind.
  14. 17 Mar '09 21:52
    Originally posted by Pawn Rebellion
    How many of you think that you spend too much time in this website? How to avoid becoming an addict?
    I spend too much time on this site. My affliction is probably terminal. The disease became irreversible when I subscribed.
  15. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    18 Mar '09 04:28
    I manage my RHP addiction on other sites. When addiction looms there, I come back to RHP. In the same way, when my wife said I was drinking too much whiskey, I bought a case of gin.