Are we addicted to mylot?

@emeraldisle (13145)
United States
February 16, 2007 12:59pm CST
How to tell: Ten indications you are addicted to mylot 1. You check mylot before the coffee is finished making in the morning or you make mylot your homepage. 2. You plan your day around how many discussions you'll make and how many you'll respond to 3. You use mylot as an excuse to avoid doing other things like housework or cooking dinner 4. You are on mylot while at work 5. Your inbox is filled with "Your friend" or "New Response" messages 6. You have more friends on mylot then you do in real life 7.You start conversations with "I just read on mylot ..." 8. You tell others to wait while you finish reading and/or writing on mylot 9. You stay up another ten minutes or longer so you can read/post one more thing on mylot 10. You toss and turn in bed thinking of new discussions to post at mylot and then debate on getting up and posting it right then. By the way does anyone know of a good 12 step program for mylot addiction? I think I need one :)
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
1) I don't drink coffee, but I do drink tea and yes I check myLot before making my tea. 2) I don't actually plan on how may topics I'll respond to at all. 3. Hell yes ;) 4. ummm I am right now LOL 5. I don't use the mail me feature LOL 6. Not quite, but getting there LOL 7. ummm ya I am guilt of that too. 8. yup done that one 9. ten minutes... LOL I wish... hours is more like it LOL 10. Well I toss and turn in bed about other issues right now, but once and a while a mylot thread floats thru my head.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Hehehe good to know I'm not the only one. We might need a 12 step group soon although I for one would rather be here then at a group discussing why I shouldn't be :) This is far more fun.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Why not start a group on myLot for myLot addicts.... Just start an interest called myLotaholics Anonymous and we'll talk about the 12 steps.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
16 Feb 07
That's a good idea :) That way we can do our self help while we feed our addiction. Works for me.
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16 Feb 07
I think I am addicted as the other night I was lying in bed and posting and replying to messages was just going round and round in my head. I do use it as an excuse not to do housework, but then anything is a good excuse for me!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I agree with that one. Anything is a good excuse not to clean the house. Mylot is better then some for that's for sure.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
hey, anythign is a good excuse to get out of the chores.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
20 Feb 07
That's for sure. I'm all for not doing chores. So if this gets me out of it then it's worth being here :)
• United States
17 Feb 07
YES! I am addicted to MYLOT! I check mylot first thing in the AM! Usually have answered a couple of discussions before taking my son to school! LOL Mylot IS my homepage! I do set goals of answering at least "BLANK" discussions in any given day. I left the house today at 8am and didn't come back until almost 4pm and I had 84 emails in my inbox and they were ALL from my friends on MYLOT! LOL Yes, my name is Elisa and I am a MyLot-aholic!!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Nice to meet you Elisa :) I'm one too. Scary isn't how much we can get addicted to this place so quickly. Nice though in a way too. I've had a lot of fun here.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
OH YEAH! Tons of fun...I have met some great friends and I've learned a lot, too. I love to get different opinions and thoughts on all kinds of things. I can get it all here. LOVE IT
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Aha I'm addicted..but then I already knew that, it's great to know it officially though. The mylot friends part's probably the easiest given, I only have three true friends in real life..and my twenty or so on mylot beats that one easy lol.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Yeah same here. I have a lot more friends on mylot then I do in real life. That's ok though. This way my real life ones can't be jealous of all the time I spend on here.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 07
hahahahaha Emerald, I certainly don't toss and turn in bed yet lol. If I did I would worry about myself but I have to admit the few Days I was without connection I really missed it. And whenI did get back I will not tell you how many E-Mails I had waiting lol but it was a lot. Took me a week to catch up.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Hehe oh I can imagine. I know how many I get in one day so can just imagine what you had after a few of them.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
23 Feb 07
okay emerald, this is frightning. I have done most of those 10 things! I tell you what, the support group can meet at my house. I'll appoint you the president. I'll be the secretary and keep notes...on my laptop. I promise not to have another window open to mylot....
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Heheh so have I that's where the list came from. Might want to have lots of coffee and snacks. If we aren't on here we'll need to do something while we talk.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I am addicted to Mylot for sure, but may be you can't find all ten indications in me though. In the morning I start my computer first and then whil making my tea I check Mylot. I always tend to spent more time on Mylot but still I keep a balance in between my other work and MYlot.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Finding that balance isn't always easy I know. It can be very difficult. Keep up the good work.
• United States
19 Feb 07
A few weeks ago I would have passed criteria on this test Emerald. Then I turned my friends "off", sorted through over 1000 emails and am now down to a manageable 50+. I have now been able to again turn some friends back "one" (in the most platonic way, mind you), and am ready to begin again!~Donna
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Hehe I get a ton of those too but I'm working on it :) Aww just platonic? Gee that's no fun. Amazing how words can be twisted isn't it?
• United States
17 Feb 07
I realize that many people have responded, and probably wrote the same things...however, I have to add, you are absolutely correct, it can be addictive. And, there are many time where I have had those "symptoms", I guess we all need therapy or something.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
20 Feb 07
We probably do but I don't know of any therapy for this place. Besides to go to therapy would mean coming off mylot..that means no interaction, no money, nope no therapy for me.
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I'm guilty as charged. When I log onto my computer in the morning, I check the local news, then head straight to my email to read all my friends' discussions. I spend the greater part of each day on mylot, stopping only to take care of my family and home (and for a select few tv programs). My only trouble is that I spend most of my time here reading. If I responded to every discussion that I read here on mylot, I would have several thousand points by now.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Oh I know what you mean. There are many that I just read and some days I do more of that then reading and responding. It's hard to pull ourselves a way at times from such good discussions.
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• Oman
17 Feb 07
woohoo 10 out of 10. can we start mylot group therapy. once a week let us addicts get together and talk about our addictions. but lets not make it too long because it will take away from our posting time. lol My name is hellsangelus and I am a mylot addict.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
We need to have the meetings on here :) That way we don't have to worry about missing our time on mylot.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
17 Feb 07
You're not the only one that needs the 12 step program for it!! I am guilty of almost every single one of those (I'm not employed at the moment, unless you consider "housewife" to be a job description. LOL). Especially number 7. I am constantly telling my husband about the posts I read. Mylot has taken over my life!! hehehe
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Of course housewife is a job description. It descripes several jobs :) Isn't it great though to come on here and just ignore it all for at least a little bit?
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
According to your survey NO I'm not down that road yet, however, I think I'm definately on the right path !!!
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Good to know. We need more on the path :) The more the merrier.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Its pretty bad when you dream about mylot and in color. I was addicted to mylot at one time. What helped me is cha cha. I'm a cha cha guide Now I'm addicted to it instead but I still cant stay away from here .
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
That's a pretty good indication that you are addicted. When it invades your dreams then I'd say it's gotten to you.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Feb 07
This is hilarious! Yup, I'm definitely addicted. I had to laugh especially at #9 because one night I stayed up all night and then went to work without any sleep just because of mylot. =p Most of those others apply to me, except I can't be on mylot at work because my company is too smart for that. I can only access intranet, not internet, at work. What kind of company doesn't want to pay you for not doing your job??? It's horrible, I tell ya!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Heheh I've been up all night too before but thankfully once I got the kid off to school and such I could crash for awhile. Sounds like your job is just mean..they should allow everyone time on the internet and especially here :)
@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
My name is Sheila and I am an addict! LMAO I love this post. The only symptom I don't have is number five. However I have seen many times when I've phoned my sister (long distance I might add!!) and neither of us is talking because we're both too busy reading and responding to something here at this site!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
17 Feb 07
It's pretty bad when you're on the phone and both of you are reading mylot. Gee and I thought I had it bad.
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
24 Feb 07
LOL! I am not addicted, but do have a lot of fun on here!!! Thanks for making me laugh!!
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
Sadly the answer is obvious. I have been too busy with calving to be able to log onto mylot. I actually have a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep and household chores, but look where I am. What ever.....I enjoy it!
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@myjack (132)
• China
17 Feb 07
Yes,though i've just registed on mylot days ago,these days,at the begining of my everyday life,i'll logon mylot,to see my friends ,to see my earnings,to see the top discussions...i want to get some advices to change this(i don't say mylot is bad)
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@guesswhomsa (1171)
• India
17 Feb 07
rofl rofl rofl i have many of the indications but i can control sitting on mylot and can say no when i have to stop but 8th one is definitekly true for me
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