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selby 14 Sep 13 - 07:41 AM
frogprince 14 Sep 13 - 08:37 AM
akenaton 14 Sep 13 - 08:52 AM
YorkshireYankee 14 Sep 13 - 10:32 AM
GUEST 14 Sep 13 - 10:44 AM
Elmore 14 Sep 13 - 11:06 AM
Ebbie 14 Sep 13 - 11:45 AM
Larry The Radio Guy 14 Sep 13 - 12:52 PM
MMario 14 Sep 13 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,achmelvich 14 Sep 13 - 03:43 PM
Keith A of Hertford 14 Sep 13 - 03:57 PM
gnu 14 Sep 13 - 04:39 PM
Joe_F 14 Sep 13 - 06:26 PM
Little Hawk 14 Sep 13 - 07:02 PM
Rapparee 14 Sep 13 - 10:18 PM
frogprince 14 Sep 13 - 11:07 PM
Suzy Sock Puppet 14 Sep 13 - 11:16 PM
Bill D 15 Sep 13 - 12:23 AM
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Subject: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: selby
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 07:41 AM

On another thread someone has mentioned a number of times that they are leaving, but they keep coming back (That thread issue is NOT the discussion point).
Therefore the question is do you find Mudact and its community addictive?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 08:37 AM

Yep


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: akenaton
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 08:52 AM

Only if you inhale.


The people who threaten to leave all the time, unfortunately never do it. Usually they are getting the worst of some argument or other and its a tactic to avoid admitting they were wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 10:32 AM

ABSOLUTELY!

If I'm not careful, I can lose many, many hours!
Hours which I could be using much more productively...

Sometimes I don't let myself even look at Mudcat for a month or three - can't afford to let myself be tempted.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 10:44 AM

MC kinda' kinda' reminds me of a girl I once knew ... addictive! bob(deckman)nelon


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Elmore
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 11:06 AM

Certainly my favorite web site, along with Concert Window.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 11:45 AM

I wouldn't call it 'addictive' exactly. When one is away from home one likes to stay in touch, right? That is kind of how I feel about the 'Cat.

OTOH, I don't call home twice a day. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 12:52 PM

Hi folks. I'm just sneaking onto the computer from my mudcat addiction treatment program.......so please don't let the counsellor's know.   

But really, I have it under control. Honest.

I'm leaving now. But I'll be back in a couple minutes to see if anyone's responded to this.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: MMario
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 03:30 PM

funny how this scurilous rumour keeps cropping up. Mudcat addictive? Hardly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: GUEST,achmelvich
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 03:43 PM

no


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 03:57 PM

I can not keep away, but Mudcat is slowly fading.
Very few BS threads these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: gnu
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 04:39 PM

Keith... agreed. But, it is harvest season and fall festival season. When winter winds blow, the BS will pick up but it will never be the same as many folk can't stand the trolls and twits. Even steadfast champions who pitted themselves at length against such have said "Fuck that bullshit." and gone off to greener pastures. Heroes they were in the old days. Spaw is most notable for me. He can't be arsed to finally get connected and finally post in irreverence of some twit. I could name lots of Spaws. Even me... I often pen a post or two on a controversial thread and then just say gnightgnu rather than flail away at every inane piece of garbage I find as an affront on intelligence.

Matter of fact, I am tempted to shit profusely on one of the posts above but, nowadays...

gnightgnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Joe_F
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 06:26 PM

No.
I could quit it any time I wanted to. But no sensible person would want to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 07:02 PM

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posting on Mudcat is about the most addictive habit I've ever dealt with in my entire life. I shudder to think of the time I've used up on Mudcat Cafe, specially the time spent responding to the less pleasant people here, and all the other and more useful things I might have done instead with that time.

The saving grace, though, is I've also met some very nice people here, whom I can call friends, and a few of those in person too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 10:18 PM

I can quit anytime I want to. Really. After I get over the shakes and the vomiting and the chills and the hallucinations...hmm...come to think of it, maybe MC is a hallucination.

Must have been all those drugs back in the...when was it now? Anyway, we were telling Jerry not to bogart the joint and Kathy said she had some dynamite acid and after that everything was blank for years and years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 11:07 PM

I could almost repeat L.H.'s last post word-for-word for myself. I think he is a bit more addicted to posting than I am, but if you consider my total package of posting and "lurking", I may have it just about as bad. But I would say in my own defense that I became "hooked" in great part because, soon after stumbling in here, I encountered a lot of genuinely thoughtful content, along with a good dose of really funny stuff. And I too now have several very good friends I would never have known otherwise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Suzy Sock Puppet
Date: 14 Sep 13 - 11:16 PM

Nah. Everything is a so-called addiction these days. More like a club. People stop by- or not. There are old members, new members. To some it means more, to others not so much. And it all varies depending on whatever is going on in each person's life... You get the picture.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 12:23 AM

no more than breakfast or breathing is addictive. I get music, I get viewpoints...(some of which I had no idea existed)... I get to examine my own thoughts by typing them out. I discover great people, and because of the Getaway, I get to meet a lot of them. ....

So... in 2 months it will be 17 years since this non-addiction began.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Suzy Sock Puppet
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 12:28 AM

Bill D., I like your take on Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 01:34 AM

♫♫♫♫
I'll break this habit, in two minutes at most······



When I've posted just one more post



~M~



apologies Sydney Carter


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: selby
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 02:15 PM

I think it is I have been out for the day, but one of the first things I did was see what was going on in Mudcat land when we returned home.
Keith


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 10:00 PM

I must be addicted. I try to check in every evening. When I miss a day or more than one I feel compelled to read everything that's been posted on threads I follow until I've caught up. Did I miss a birthday? An obit? How's everyone's health? What's going on? I need to know!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Elmore
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 10:16 PM

Thread Drift: ChanteyLass: How was the AA attendance? PM me if you wish. Thanks, Elmore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Elmore
Date: 15 Sep 13 - 11:46 PM

Forgive me. I just read your posting on the subject about which I inquired on the thread where it belongs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 12:34 AM

I know an addiction when I'm experiencing it, Bill, and posting here is definitely an addiction for me, and for most (if not all) of the regulars who come here.

Eating breakfast, however, and breathing are not addictions for one simple reason: eating and breathing are necessary actions in order to maintain bodily life.

Posting on Mudcat is not.

People will continue in an addiction if:

1. they like doing it more than they wish to quit.

and

2. they don't have the strength to overcome it.

This is not to say that some addictions aren't worthwhile for at least a certain period of time. One learns something eventually from going through them, and they can be fun until one gets tired of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 01:28 AM

I would conjecture that I am addicted to the Mudcat. It feels like a necessary part of my day.

However. In the last couple of years I have had several episodes of not having the internet for a number of days. Aside from an unsettled feeling I got by better than I expected, and in fact, when I finally was able to check in on the 'Cat I had a sense of distancing. It took several reading times before I felt the immediacy of involvement that I was used to.

Does that mean that I would survive?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 01:41 AM

Yes. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Suzy Sock Puppet
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 09:44 AM

I think something is an addiction if it takes over your life in a negative way. It's a lot more than simply feeling compelled to do certain things.

I'm thinking back to a post from GfS that I wish I had printed out and saved. Something about how people do their learning and bonding best in the spirit of joy and fun! Absolutely true. I go to church every Sunday and I basically like the people there. But yesterday we had the ordination of two deacons and a grand party afterwards. The bishop was there. Lots of smiles and laughter and you could feel this bonding taking place.

I have a master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies so I could write you a five page intellectual paper on this very topic. That's why when I read his post, it struck a mighty chord.

So Ebbie, if you feel compelled to check in on Mudcat, it doesn't make you an addict. It makes you a lovely person who likes to reach out, care and share with others. Nothing wrong with that :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Suzy Sock Puppet
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 10:05 AM

Btw, MtheGM, I loved your post. You're such a cutie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 10:10 AM

The problem is not that it's addictive - it's that it's not fatal...

Regards


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 10:56 AM

Why, thank you, dear Miss SSP. We do out ickle best 2 pleez...

~❤·M·❤~


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 10:58 AM

Not fatal? Have you SEEN the long list of obits? )


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 11:04 AM

lol


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Claire M
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 01:16 PM

Hiya,

Hmm........yes & no.

I'd say yes cos though my living arrangements mean my Consort & I live w/ quite a few people due to our disabilities, any conversation we have w/ most of them is ½ -♥ed. There's one woman here who cries when she drops things & tells me I'll get in trouble when/if I drop my paper/spill my cup of tea all over myself, & a man who shouts that he's "not a f***ing woman" every 5 secs; the Consort hates it. Our needs are met, so neither of us want to move.

Mudcat reminds me of the community I grew up in which I dearly miss, also mostly older people, who were really interesting; recommending/finding me things they knew I'd enjoy; copying their vinyl for me,. Etc. I find it sad that I see more of a community on Mudcat than where I actually live.

I'd say no, cos I doubt my world would end were Mudcat to no longer exist. I've been on 1,000s of websites & my interest/passion always ends up going.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Sep 13 - 03:17 PM

Everything seems to become fatal if you do it long enough...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: G-Force
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 05:14 AM

Well, you certainly miss it when it's not there.

Welcome back old friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 05:26 AM

Just in time!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: selby
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 05:35 AM

Just started the cold sweats and hallucinations, but it was back, before it got to serious PHEW!!!!!!!!
Keith


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: gnu
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 06:28 AM

Bill D... hahahaaa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Claire M
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 02:26 PM

Hiya,

That's true. Didn't mean to sound depressing re living arrangements. Tried to give up love of folklore few yrs back. Sure that contributed to my getting ill. If my interests ran to X-Factor or Big Brother, I could chat about them freely but they don't; this place is tailor-made for me. So I'd be better off chatting about it all here, & love doing so.

Just signed guest book for Goddess Temple, which I hope to go to one day. People would help me sign up to these sorts of things & come w/ me on various trips but very few are interested themselves, . One woman who accompanied me @ a Maddy Prior gig was so bored she spent almost the whole time playing w/ her phone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 03:28 PM

Did our talk about it make it go away? :) Doing without the Mudcat made me uneasy so maybe I just won't talk about it anymore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is Mudcat Addictive
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Sep 13 - 06:44 PM

Whew! I was in withdrawal. It must be an addiction, but I'm not ready to quit!


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