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What motivates you to post on this forum?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by zizzyballoon, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    Just wondered.
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  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    Not much these days
  3. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    What still keeps you then?
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  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    Habit, probably.
  5. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    Same here. I haven't found a hobby to replace it with. And today God hath smote me with a stinking cold so it's a low-effort distraction I can do lying down.
  6. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    Why do you think you chose this as a 'hobby' and what has kept you at it for so long? Have you looked for a replacement hobby? There must be lots of equally low effort distractions you could adopt.
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  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I am easily bored and this place provides me with an excellent platform to expound my philosophies, opinions, to spread wisdom and of course to argue the toss.
    And it's fun :D
  8. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    I found TES when I returned to teaching. The people on the DT forum were very helpful and I felt less obviously dim asking them for advice rather than my colleagues.

    Then I happened upon the Opinion forum where Someone was Clearly Being Wrong about something, so lobbed my twopennorth in and spent many happy hours opinionating there for years.

    Since it was castrated by the Thought Police, I've spent a great deal less time here but things like reading and cross stitch require a length of unbroken time and concentration that have become increasingly rare; whereas this I can just dip in and out of.
  9. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

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  10. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Lead commenter

    Very good question.

    I'll get back to you when I have some sort of answer. I might be some time... :D
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  11. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    There's some that are boggers for this.
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  12. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    1. Habit
    2. I like to hear about your lives
    3. You are my virtual friends (but I've met quite a few of you)
    4. It's very entertaining and thought-provoking
    5. The Problem Page
    6. Boredom
  13. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I count myself lucky in that I am very nearly infallible
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  14. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    I am going out now and could be gone for some time but I will look forward to seeing lots more answers when I get back this evening.:D
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  15. thatmaninthehat

    thatmaninthehat Occasional commenter

    Sometimes it's because I'm very angry about someone's situation and want to try to help.Other times it's just a bit of fun when I'm bored.Most of the ' fun threads' get deleted though.BelleDuJour has probably started the ball rolling to get this one canned.:D
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  16. 123TeachABC

    123TeachABC New commenter

    When I think I've got something worth saying.:D
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  17. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    It must be the scintillating conversation and didactic slant. ;)
  18. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Desperate times.
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  19. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Gawd, we're not that bad, are we?! ;)
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  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Keeps me in touch with the kind of people I enjoyed working with for 30 years, and who share my aspirations and my pain.

    Informed debate is a rare commodity online these days. More syllables are deployed here, which helps to keep my brain active.

    I've always preferred the dip in, dip out bulletin board format, which is handy for the self-employed working on my own from home segments of my life.

    It's more entertaining than most of what's on the telly.

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