September 21, 2008 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #588305Hill of BeansMember
???September 21, 2008 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #635618Y.W. EditorKeymaster
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.September 21, 2008 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #635619noitallmrParticipant
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.September 21, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #635620Give Me a BreakMember
Whoa! Don’t go crazy! And you don’t have to publicize it.September 21, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #635621shindyMember
Absolutely, it is addictive and is one of my favorate sites. Thank you for doing such a great job!September 21, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #635622samuelbilnerMember
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.September 28, 2008 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #635623
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)!October 2, 2008 4:09 am at 4:09 am #635624The Queen of PersiaMember
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. 🙂October 2, 2008 4:38 am at 4:38 am #635625slammer47Member
I have the icon on my desktop and I click it all day !!!!October 2, 2008 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #635626
Okay, YWN Anonymous anyone? We can all help each other out…October 3, 2008 4:17 am at 4:17 am #635627Pashuteh YidMember
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.October 3, 2008 4:40 am at 4:40 am #635628liddleyiddleMember
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.October 3, 2008 4:52 am at 4:52 am #635629just meParticipant
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.October 3, 2008 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #635630Pashuteh YidMember
Liddleyiddle, the individual who was addressed by the YWeditor above for using multiple screen names has posted numerous kannaishe statements. You may easily verify.December 9, 2008 3:44 am at 3:44 am #635631dont have internetMember
……um……yaDecember 9, 2008 3:59 am at 3:59 am #635632
oh yeah!!!!!!December 9, 2008 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #635633
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)December 9, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #635634Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
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…December 10, 2008 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #635636
As long as im a ben torah god loves me!December 10, 2008 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #635637[email protected]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.December 10, 2008 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #635638myshadowMember
Yea same here whenever there’s a slow day I’m on all day this site cracks me upDecember 11, 2008 2:58 am at 2:58 am #635639Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
how long are your work hours? lol you “limit” it to work hrs…December 11, 2008 4:20 am at 4:20 am #635640
ywn coffee room addicts: THE LIST:
The big one
anon for this
& me-asdfghjklDecember 11, 2008 4:29 am at 4:29 am #635641AnonymousInactive
asdfghjkl – you forgot me
YW Moderator-72December 11, 2008 4:39 am at 4:39 am #635642
well well mod feel free to join the club!!!December 11, 2008 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #635643intellegentMember
Am I that bad?
I know, I know – worse!December 11, 2008 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #635644squeakParticipant
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)December 11, 2008 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #635645SJSinNYCMember
I’m on at work too 🙂
Honestly, if everything posted quicker I would be on here MUCH less.December 11, 2008 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #635646noitallmrParticipant
Am I not in the addicted club? How depressing…December 11, 2008 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #635647
they say new addicts tend to overdose more. i guess that’s me.December 11, 2008 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #635648intellegentMember
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!December 12, 2008 6:41 am at 6:41 am #635650
just cause brookly19 & me are new around here, doesn’t mean we’re not addicted like you old timers!!!December 12, 2008 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #635651
I don’t make the cut???December 14, 2008 1:28 am at 1:28 am #635652
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”?!?!December 14, 2008 2:55 am at 2:55 am #635653dont have internetMember
good one brooklynDecember 14, 2008 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #635654
so when’s everyone available to have a cr aa meeting?????December 14, 2008 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #635655
asdfghjkl, why not start it off by describing the extent of your problem?December 14, 2008 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #635656
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!!!December 14, 2008 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #635657
eh. i’m not the type to talk about my problems. maybe cuz i don’t have any 😉December 14, 2008 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #635658
nice try!!!December 14, 2008 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #635659jewishfeminist02Member
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?December 14, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #635660
interesting thoughts!!!December 14, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #635661DocParticipant
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. 😉December 14, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #635662anon for thisParticipant
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?December 14, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #635663
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.December 15, 2008 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #635664
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?December 16, 2008 2:38 am at 2:38 am #635665
how about “M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _-infinity” ? that’ll cover all questions.December 16, 2008 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #635666
if I have multiple personalities and I’m really all the moderators shouldn’t I be getting multiple salaries?
thanks for pointing that out! 🙂January 16, 2009 1:30 am at 1:30 am #635667
what do ya all say now about this thread??????
will hill: if your available, we gatta chat!!!January 16, 2009 2:54 am at 2:54 am #635668squeakParticipant
Is YWN addictive? No, certainly not. At least, not for me 🙂
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