Is YWN addictive?

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    ???

    #635618

    Y.W. Editor
    Keymaster

    You tell us: When you are using almost a dozen different usernames, is that called addictive?

    You know what we mean, and stop it NOW.

    #635619

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Sure it is…The coffee room mainly, you cant really get addicted to news but a coffee room when you’re waiting for a response is always exciting to see what random topics come up.

    #635620

    Whoa! Don’t go crazy! And you don’t have to publicize it.

    #635621

    shindy
    Member

    Absolutely, it is addictive and is one of my favorate sites. Thank you for doing such a great job!

    #635622

    samuelbilner
    Member

    I agree with Y W Editor. It is addictive. This can be explained that relative to other sites, for a yeshivish person, there is a much larger percentage and volume of relevant issues and items of concern and interest.

    I just put this site, theyeshivaworld.com, on my blacklist with parental controls! No shailas.

    #635623

    The Big One
    Participant

    Now with Rosh Hashanah around the corner, let us all make a new year’s commitment to reduce our time spent here (and use it productively)!

    #635624

    I’ve got a YWN icon on my toolbar and click in to check out the latest news at least 3 times a day. Sometimes more. Sometimes lots more. It’s great! Am I addicted? Absolutely. 🙂

    #635625

    slammer47
    Member

    I have the icon on my desktop and I click it all day !!!!

    #635626

    The Big One
    Participant

    Okay, YWN Anonymous anyone? We can all help each other out…

    #635627

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    YWeditor, thanks for pointing out the owner of multiple user names. I was getting very upset at the chareidi world in general because of the level of kannaus here on YW, and was losing faith in the entire movement. I now believe that the extremist posts are mainly one or two individuals who want to stir up fights and excitement, and try to appear as the majority. I continue to believe that most chareidim are sincere and only want to quietly grow in their learning and avodas hashem and ahavas yisroel, and it is only a few hotheads who give the rest a bad name.

    #635628

    liddleyiddle
    Member

    Pashuteh Yid: Perhaps all the “kannaim” are individual people and the people whose views you agree with are just one (or few) individuals.

    Food for thought.

    #635629

    just me
    Participant

    It’s 12:50, erev Shabbos. Yes, this site is addictive. Please don’t change it!

    A gitte Shabbos and a git gebentcht yur to everyone.

    We may have differeces in opinion at times, but we are still all klal Yisroel.

    #635630

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Liddleyiddle, the individual who was addressed by the YWeditor above for using multiple screen names has posted numerous kannaishe statements. You may easily verify.

    #635631

    ……um……ya

    #635632

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    oh yeah!!!!!!

    #635633

    yashrus20
    Member

    I learn all day and yet i still have time for YWN…why??? Is it as addictive as learning? Or maybe the answer is because theres so much torah on here its like learning! Thanx YWN. (The real answer is because this is the site which lets me express my inner anger to feminists who dont know me lol)

    #635634

    Bais Yaakov maydel
    Participant

    yashrus20, you as good as admitted it, but i gotta ask…are you chauvinistic???

    at least youre a chauvinistic ben Torah…

    but with regard to the question at hand…absolutely, definitely, no question.

    could be cuz im pretty new here…but i get the impression that even old-timers are addicted…

    #635636

    yashrus20
    Member

    As long as im a ben torah god loves me!

    #635637

    bored@work
    Participant

    I limit it to my hours at work, because I am plain bored, but would not check it out on my own free time- but during work i am on the whole time.

    #635638

    myshadow
    Member

    Yea same here whenever there’s a slow day I’m on all day this site cracks me up

    #635639

    Bais Yaakov maydel
    Participant

    how long are your work hours? lol you “limit” it to work hrs…

    #635640

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    ywn coffee room addicts: THE LIST:

    BY Maydel

    intellegent

    brooklyn19

    joseph

    jewishfeminist02

    SJSinNYC

    squeak

    The big one

    rabbiofberlin

    anon for this

    illini07

    yashrus20-undecided

    & me-asdfghjkl

    #635641

    Anonymous

    asdfghjkl – you forgot me

    YW Moderator-72

    #635642

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    well well mod feel free to join the club!!!

    #635643

    intellegent
    Member

    asdfghjkl,

    Oh no!

    Am I that bad?

    I know, I know – worse!

    #635644

    squeak
    Participant

    In all fairness, brooklyn19 is a newbie. She can’t be on the list yet. So are you.

    Proud to make the list. I have my busy seasons and my off ones. During my busy times you won’t hear from me at all. During my slow times I enjoy the back and forth with the good people of this site. I’m not on any other site (anymore. though you could dig up lots of stuff by me going back to before some of you were born)

    #635645

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    I’m on at work too 🙂

    Honestly, if everything posted quicker I would be on here MUCH less.

    #635646

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Am I not in the addicted club? How depressing…

    #635647

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    they say new addicts tend to overdose more. i guess that’s me.

    #635648

    intellegent
    Member

    SJSinNYC,

    hm… good rationalizing but you would probably be checking each post 10 times every time one more post was added so would probably take at least as long!

    #635650

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    squeak:

    just cause brookly19 & me are new around here, doesn’t mean we’re not addicted like you old timers!!!

    #635651

    asdfghjkl,

    I don’t make the cut???

    #635652

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    charlie, you??? no way! unless you’re confusing yourself and you usually post under a different name… perhaps a more chashuva name that starts with an “M”?!?!

    #635653

    good one brooklyn

    #635654

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    so when’s everyone available to have a cr aa meeting?????

    #635655

    The Big One
    Participant

    asdfghjkl, why not start it off by describing the extent of your problem?

    #635656

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    ok fine the big one: i go on at night, read too many posts & end up going to sleep at a very godly hour cause i just can’t get out of the coffee room!!!

    #635657

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    eh. i’m not the type to talk about my problems. maybe cuz i don’t have any 😉

    #635658

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    brooklyn19:

    nice try!!!

    #635659

    yashrus20, I know you are anti-feminist (perhaps chauvinist; I’ll let you respond to that before drawing a conclusion) but “inner anger”??? I suppose you said that in jest; I don’t find it funny. I happily disagree with you on most issues, and sometimes I can get myself really worked up, but I would never say that I am “angry” with you or even with your opinion. Indignant, yes. Shocked, sometimes. Frustrated, absolutely. But angry? No.

    Re addiction, I’m somewhat proud of having made that list (not sure why!). On the other hand (maybe some of you have noticed?) I have not been on YWN quite so often lately. I’ve just been really busy with classes here, and I had to prioritize. I’ve found that once I started placing limits on my YWN time, it wasn’t so hard to refrain from going on “just to check”, as I was afraid I might do. Also, now that I’m no longer on 23/6 or whatever, I also find that when I am on I post less often. That is, I am more liable to read through a topic without posting a response now, whereas before, I usually found something to say to nearly everything. (I do have thoughts as I read about these issues, but I don’t always feel obliged to share these thoughts anymore!) I think this is a positive development. Does the olam agree/disagree?

    #635660

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    jewishfeminist02:

    interesting thoughts!!!

    #635661

    Doc
    Participant

    jf02, We all agree with you on that; it certainly is a very positive development.

    On an unrelated note, we’ve noticed the level acrimony has gone done considerably, as of late. 😉

    #635662

    anon for this
    Participant

    jewishfeminist02,

    I certainly missed your posts. Even though I don’t always agree with you, your posts are always articulate and carefully thought-out, and never angry. If everyone posted as carefully as you, the level of acrimony would decrease considerably. Of course real life takes precedence over the CR though. How are classes going?

    #635663

    yashrus20
    Member

    You know what your right i owe you an apoligy. Even if i did mean it as a joke, im sorry. Your right we disagree on basicaly everything, but were all yidden and we should treat each and every yid with respect. My screen name is yashrus and if i want my midos to be yashar i have to work on them. So im going to be modeh al emes and say your right (just on this issue nothing else lol :). Im sorry and i hope in the future we can have more productive discourses.

    #635664

    brooklyn19

    Member

    charlie, you??? no way! unless you’re confusing yourself and you usually post under a different name… perhaps a more chashuva name that starts with an “M”?!?!

    ________________________________________________________________________

    starts with M and ends with which number?

    #635665

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    charlie:

    how about “M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _-infinity” ? that’ll cover all questions.

    #635666

    hey Editor,

    if I have multiple personalities and I’m really all the moderators shouldn’t I be getting multiple salaries?

    brooklyn,

    thanks for pointing that out! 🙂

    #635667

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    what do ya all say now about this thread??????

    will hill: if your available, we gatta chat!!!

    #635668

    squeak
    Participant

    Is YWN addictive? No, certainly not. At least, not for me 🙂

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