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Hubbers Anonymous - HPAA - HubPages Addicts Anon.

  1. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Just thought it might help some of us to meet here and discuss our addictions to the forums and share tips for how to get past it.  I have had some success in reducing my time in the forums by playing 7 Wonders 2 for hours at a time, but this is probably not the best solution!

    Help!

    1. double_frick profile image61
      double_frickposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i don't feel very anonymous. hmm

      hey, i was in here (even if i wasn't posting) much of the day for a few weeks.
      i got a horrible virus and it (my pc) was out of commission for a day and it like, reset my internet jones.

      my solution for internet OR hubpages addiction is lots of downloads *coughPORNcough* which leads to a virus which inevitably leads to taking an 'puter break. whether i like it or not. wink

      and for the record. noooot my porn. ;P

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sure it wasn't your *cough* porn *cough* tongue

        What's up Double_Frick? smile

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Easy. Don't sweat the small stuff. smile

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      A Texanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And dont pat the sweaty stuff.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I have cut back a lot myself by forcing myself to stay off of them. I am going to do it again so I can finish editing my story as well as write the tons of hubs I have racing around in my head big_smile one of them is gonna be a short story big_smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    I've cut back its on and off

  5. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    The one thing that will always lure me away from the forums is food - but that is putting on pounds and pounds!  I know I need to exercise will power and just walk away from it, but its always "just one more post here to tell Maximus he's a big >>>>" and then I'll write.  See its here on the computer and whenever I get stuck with other things I go to the forums!  arrrrrgh.

  6. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    rules should apply - like what happens in HPAA stays in HPAA!  haha - anonymity is built in if you don't use your real name.

    so - has posting on the forums addiction gotten in the way of the rest of your life, like it does with me sometimes?  I mean I don't get other things that could be lucrative done!

  7. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I was addicted when I first joined, now I check it through out the day when I'm not busy, but not everyday - like before!

    When I first joined it was more addictive because it was way more fun and that seems to have disappeared, along with a lot of the fun people.

    My advice is don't get attached to any one hubber - here today and gone tomorrow sad

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm.....? smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I need to get off soon because I have to finish the luandry and go out to the store real fast. But also because I have my hubs to write...anyone wanna push me off? lol

    1. Tammy Lochmann profile image75
      Tammy Lochmannposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Go, get what you want done, done. smile I've been doing laundry so far for most of the day, still yet to even eat, because posting to forums and working on hubs. smile big_smile

      Get going Crazd, get your sh!t in gear, get what you need done, and get back here on the double. Is this clear? lol lol j/k

      I had to. smile tongue

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        okay okay I'm going big_smile see I need that from time to time..oo Cags you might have to shove me around to get my editing done too since I haven't done that in ummm over a week hmm

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, that simply shows that you really don't want to finish your stuff you're working on.

          Again, your focus is wrongly prioritized. Shame on you. hmm

          lol lol lol lol lol

    3. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Need to get off???   Hmmmm........   big_smile

  9. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    give tips on de-addiction neutral

  10. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I know with other addictions there is a period of de-tox and withdrawal of 28 days at least when you are not allowed access to the substance you have been abusing.  So that means I would have to take off a whole month from the forums and just write hubs in word or something and post later - by then everyone will have forgotten me and if I go on the hubs it would be different!  Maybe I'll try it.  I will definitely be taking 4 days off for a vacation the begining of March, a true vacation, I will be taking notes for hubs but not writing and not working my other job.  But I don't think 4 days will be long enough.  We shall see.  So right now I'm going to go take at least 2 hours away from here (and not on the computer)- will I be able to?  I don't know - wish me luck!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    *sniff sniff* I Do wanna finish editing so i can start the agaonizing part of finding an agent...and no excuses about being not motivated either I need to get it done and I will. big_smile

    Okay I'm off to get the laundry finished only have one pile left yay

  12. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    So, I'm going, now - now I am going - bye bye for now!  I will check in later and let you know how long I lasted!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    ttyl mega.
    I am off as well need to get going on getting dressed and get over to Target to get a few things. and then write my hubs and edit. smile

  14. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I admit that I am powerless over my addiction.

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are not powerless! smile

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Jane - we just admit we are powerless OVER OUR ADDICTION - its the first step in the twelve step program - never been to AA?

  15. Hokey profile image59
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Hi. I'm an addict with a problem named Hokey.

  16. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    OK - I managed to stay away from the forums for 2 hours and 36 minutes!  I think that's fabulous!  I only ate one small bag of microwave popcorn and 6 cashews!  this is a record for me - possibly a world record for an addict!   whooohooo!


    hokey, this is not a sex forum - this is a very serious HPAA meeting place where we only discuss our addiction - nobody is going to get off with you - you rawnchy dude!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I stayed away for an hour woohoo lol

    and I am not powerless over my addiction i can stay away

  18. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Ah  haha haha  I love it - a whole hour? Crazd!  you're great!  not powerless?  no, a whole hour!  hahahahahah!  this is all so fun I am now addicted to the HPAA!   hahaa  love those cheap cookies from the discount store someone brought and the off-brand 5 year old coffee - it feels so homey~!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Well I can do it for longer but i like to chat on here while I'm writing my hubs big_smile

 
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