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Help! I think I could be slipping into addiction

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I am finding it harder and harder to cope with life without more and more frequent and bigger and bigger fixes of TES. The housework is piling up around me, my daily 4 mile walk is gradually being reduced in length. I am getting RSI from too much 2- finger typing. It's the rewards! Every 'Like' sends a quick flush of gratification coursing through my bloodstream, every escalation through the contributor level scale takes me higher and, when the trophies come, I am nearly off my head! I am afraid that if I hit 1,000 posts and 500 likes it could lead to an overdose. What should I do? I am thinking of seeing a hypnotherapist or checking myself into the Priory which is only just up the road. Or maybe I should go for a less harmful substitute and start on a cruise website or even mumsnet. Any advice would be welcome.
     
  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    A first world problem,methinks, forsooth.
     
  3. midnight_angel

    midnight_angel Senior commenter

    "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said no, no, no".

    Might be a suggestion though, @Lascarina ? ;)
     
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Gosh, I absolutely hadn't noticed your omnipresence until you mentioned it @Lascarina

    I've done you a favour and haven't liked you as you need to know you can rely on me to wean you off the instant gratification.

    I have hit both 1,000 posts and 500 likes and I'm as modest and self-effacing as ever though so you have no need to worry.
     
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  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    You need a support organisation!

    How about:

    Organisation For Sane Tessing Every Day
     
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oooh you passed 400 likes Lascy!

    Makes up for your losses!
     
  7. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Whatever gets you through the day, is al right.
     
  8. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I sometimes get drawn into long threads on mumsnet - they can be quite entertaining (or shocking, or sad) but I don't really join in. It's too big, it's like you don't know anyone.
     
    cissy3 likes this.
  9. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Ooh, the Relationship threads, Inky!

    Didn't you take a break for the same reason, Lascarina? When you were Nuts?

    It's too easy to waste time on here...:rolleyes:
     
  10. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    grumpydogwoman said:
    Gosh, I absolutely hadn't noticed your omnipresence until you mentioned it @Lascarina

    L said -I don't believe I did mention it! But I certainly wouldn't want to become so self- involved as a result of my addiction that I failed to notice any ubiquity!;)

    quote gdw-I've done you a favour and haven't liked you as you need to know you can rely on me to wean you off the instant gratification.

    L said Yes,thanks for that. And it did help too of course when you reported me.;)

    quote gdw I have hit both 1,000 posts and 500 likes and I'm as modest and self-effacing as ever though so you have no need to worry.

    L said-
    Sadly I'm not sure I could maintain the same level of modesty and self effacement as you have though.;)
     
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    That reply was a mess because the multi quote function went funny. Sorry.
     
  13. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Do you reckon? I dunno. Suppose it was booze or gambling?
     
  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    That was part of the reason, DT but there were others. I was off for 9 months!
     
  15. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    9 months! Is there something we should know?
     
  16. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Still seeking helpful advice.
     
  17. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Take up booze or gambling?
    ;)
     
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  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Ah. So what you do is ask Tessers to carefully go through your posting history and remove 'likes', say 40 a day. You could start this NOW as an insurance policy against further trophies etc. Then what you do, on the build-up to reaching a 1000 posts, is only post on threads that you know will be pulled. If those types of threads are scarce, you start your own 'doomed' threads and only post on them. You'll be close to boiling point, but you won't go over the edge.

    What you really want to avoid is Siggie Summit.
     
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  19. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I'm TT, fleur and I do the lottery but that's not very gripping
     
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  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Deffo. But strangely enough that's not the sort of hit I long for. I wouldn't use it even if it were offered gratis.
     

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