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<font color='#000080'>Well, I feel like I spend my entire life reading posts and offering resonses with varying degrees of usefulness.

How much time do you spend on the site? I find myself here every time I try and sit down to work, and it's got to be heading for 5 or 6 hours a day, at least.

I'm starting to fell like I spend more time here than in the real world. Worrying , to say the least.

So, the poll begins. How sad are you? How much are you costing british industry being here? Do your employers know?
 

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<font color='#FF0000'>I tend to come in first thing and check out the posts from the night before. I flit in and out of the site all day depends on how busy I am or how interesting the posts are (for that read controversial).
 

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depends how much work I have on, if I'm busy it may be a couple of weeks between visits, on the other hand if things are quiet I can spend a large chunk of the day on here.

At the monent? On a scale from one to redundancy ...I'm off the charts
 

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<font color='#000080'>I'm certainly spending a lot of time on here - far too much according to my wife. The worst thing is, it's all in my OWN time! I just don't have the time or opportunity to get on here when I'm at work.

So in the morning I check my e-mails then go on YD for anything up to an hour, depending on whether I've got any PM's or something interesting is going on. I'll then drop in a couple more times in the day.

Frankly, in the evening, if the TV is even remotely poor I'll be here!
 

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Pretty much the same myself - I always make time to just quickly pop on and see what's new, but if I'm not busy then I'll work my way through catching up on the latest topics.
Realistically though, I just pop in during the day each time I need a break from whatever it is I'm doing.
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I tend to drop in and out all day too, but not on a nightime, I reckon 3-4 hours per day usually, 2-3 at the very least

If I was my boss I'd be monitoring this site with a view to sacking me, except it's almost impossible to get sacked from a  Uni  job, you'd have to bugger the burser to even get a written warning  
 

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<font color='#000080'>Interesting, we see a bimodal distribution forming. Are there 2 groups of YDers? Someo who patrol at only brief periods, and some who stay on most of the day? I can certainly while away half a day just reading posts and arsing around, and I think if I was determined I could waste an entire day.

Oh well, 3 hours to my next exam, and I'm on YD. I'm thinking about legal action. If you can sue McDonalds for getting fat, I can sue YD for wasting my life, and me failing my degree. Just think about the payout for loss of earnings! Brilliant! Now, to find some other people to blame. Digger passes the buck...
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>I used to flit in and out during the day.  Now I log in when I arrive at work and apart from looking at Divernet and BSAC for a few minutes at lunchtime, there's never anything on there anyway, I log off at 4.30pm when I go home.  


God I hope my employer can't tell what I am doing.  


So what's that about 8.5 hours.  


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Depends if I'm in the office or out on ssite having a jolly, but it averages out to about 2 hours . . . . 1 hour at lunchtime and a couple of short visits during the day.

When I first joined , it was more like 4-6 hours some days just catching up on all of the old postings!

My company used to monitor internet use, but the daily reports started running upto about 60 pages for the company so now they have just resorted to banning certain sites (porn & e-bay mainly) leaving the way clear for me to squander my time on YD
 

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Quote[/b] (Digger @ Jan. 16 2004,12:23)]
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Quote[/b] ]Oh well, 3 hours to my next exam, and I'm on YD
Ah yes... I remeber it well, it's funny how interesting and essential things like washing the dishes becomes when you've got an exam looming

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Quote[/b] ]Just think about the payout for loss of earnings!
With the potential average salary of a new young graduate being what it is (rhymes with the name of a well known muslim sect) we'll just pass the hat round...  
 

C'mon then Digs, which subject is this 'Desmond' going to be in  
 

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<font color='#000080'>I have a similar story to FionaB, I come in to work, logon and browse for half an hour. Then pop back to see whats new when I have a spare couple of minutes. I spend my whole lunch time on here, then log off when I go home. But then I log back in around 8 - 9pm, until the wee small hours sometimes. God I can't wait to get back into the water!!
 

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Being as I work from home a lot of the time, and am on broadband, I just leave it logged-on all the time [which may make it look like I'm never off the site!] and dip in and out for updates on the various threads.

That said, I'm currently back in Tel Aviv (be here for 10 days on business) and the hotel I'm in has a Wireless 'all you can eat' internet gig for $15 a day! Happy days!

Top site, my part time home and I wouldn't have it any other way!
 

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Quote[/b] (dcrampt @ Jan. 16 2004,12:58)]I have a similar story to FionaB, I come in to work, logon and browse for half an hour. Then pop back to see whats new when I have a spare couple of minutes.
<font color='#0000FF'>Actually Dave your spare couple of minutes for me is most of the day, most things have been done after about 10am.  
 

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I spend far too long sitting in front of my computer reading YD, BSAC, D-Net, Scubaroom etc etc when I should be in the lab working. Science has this wonderful thing called incubation periods where you are technically working but waiting for something to react etc, problem is these periods tend to extend slightly now YD has been invented.

I will know who to blame when I fail my PhD


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Quote[/b] (dcrampt @ Jan. 16 2004,13:22)]What sort of job do you do Bren? Lots of travel means not seeing much of your family then?


Dave C
I'm in 'communications' (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!) and yes, you're right - put it this way: I'm currently missing Fiona's birthday for the fourth year running! So, as far as being at the top of her shit-list goes, I'm right up there!
 

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<font color='#000080'>YD is on my first thing in the office autopilot list, i.e. put on the kettle, read e-mail, check calendar, login to YD.
I tend to have a quick squiz of what's happened overnight then leave YD running in the background and dip in and out when I have time, some days more than others unless there's a hot topic. It helps to keep me sane and in touch with the outside world - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
 
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