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Old November 17th, 2012 (3:32 AM).
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Do you ever find that PC distracts you, or is used as a distraction, from important offline things such as work or relationships and therefore hinders you in such areas?
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Old November 17th, 2012 (4:27 AM). Edited November 17th, 2012 by Treecko.
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YES! This happens often. PC tends distracts me from doing things I need to get done and also stalls me from going to bed early. I keep wanting to post in more and more topics or reply to a few VMs. And then I end up putting things off.In fact it's after 6am here as typing and I haven't gotten any sleep yet. XD
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Old November 17th, 2012 (4:40 AM).
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Yes, whenever I'm replying to a topic or a VM I'm almost always late for work, or even forget about my food.

Sometimes it makes me sleep too late.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (5:48 AM).
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Yes, but PC is only a contributor to the fire. YouTube is the epicenter of blame.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (6:50 AM).
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I often spend too much time on a lot of places, PC and other forums being one of them. If I have some sort of assignment I need to work on, I tend to give the forum 'another five minutes' and that five minutes turns into ten, and that turns into thirty, then an hour... and I end up doing the assignment the next morning. :I
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Old November 17th, 2012 (6:58 AM).
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Well, I personally don't get distracted easily.

If I need to do something in real life, I simply tell whoever I am talking to that I need to go or close out any forums that I have to work on the project.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (7:27 AM).
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PC is just one of the oh-so-many distractions that prevents me from doing important things. I'm not really easily distracted but lately I easily forget that I have to do something important due to doing something else important. Ugh priorities.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (7:34 AM).
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Old November 17th, 2012 (7:41 AM).
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I could see it's potential to, but I am not yet so ingrained into this community as most of you are, and as such, I fall not to such tantalization o.O
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Old November 17th, 2012 (7:51 AM).
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Yes but I make the choice to distract myself. I can't continuously work for very long periods of time so I like to take short breaks and I often spend that time browsing PC, Facebook and Twitter.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (8:28 AM).
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Yes but I make the choice to distract myself. I can't continuously work for very long periods of time so I like to take short breaks and I often spend that time browsing PC, Facebook and Twitter.
This. Except I'll mess around on my iPad or go edit my fantasy football lineup or something. :)
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Old November 17th, 2012 (8:45 AM).
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Sometimes PC detracts me from doing my homework or spending time with family. Nowadays, I have to control how much time I spend on here, since I might end up making my cousins' Internet connections lag.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (8:49 AM).
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I'm pretty sure PC distracts us all from important tasks from time to time, haha. I know it does for me.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (10:19 AM).
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Yes it does but, I think it's less PC distracting me and more me LETTING it distract me. I'm a major procrastinator (I even procrastinate on sleeping) and so I think I use PC as an excuse not to do my homework or something. "Oh I want to post in all these threads" or "Oh I'm having an awesome conversation with this person" but the most often excuse is "Oh I'll get off at 9...oh wait it's 9:13? I'll just get off at 9:30..." >_<
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Old November 17th, 2012 (10:41 AM).
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Yes, it does! Ever since I signed up for PC, this wonderful place has become one of the reasons I switch on my laptop every day. I get distracted from my priorities very easily. PC is included in these distractions and one of the reasons I procrastinate, coming in very closely to my first-place distraction which is YouTube.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (10:46 AM).
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No, not at all yo. But PC does distract me from online things like YouTube, Facebook, Fakku..
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Old November 18th, 2012 (6:55 AM).
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It used to, a long time ago. Now I've managed to strike a good balance, I think, and I can be active here as well as in my offline life.
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Old November 18th, 2012 (3:12 PM).
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Yeah.. from tidying lol..

But it also kills boredom if I need to take a train journey or something so.. it's not too bad
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Old November 18th, 2012 (3:15 PM).
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Sadly, yes. I wish it wasn't the case but PC and a few other sites often keep me from doing offline tasks. I've gotten a little better but not my much.
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Old November 18th, 2012 (4:39 PM).
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Old November 18th, 2012 (5:11 PM).
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It does to a degree. I'm good at getting work/projects done before coming onto PC so that's no issue at all for me, but PC does tend to make me stay up till 2-3AM when I have 9AM lectures the next day so that has a toll on everything else when I'm shattered and can't be bothered to do work haha. So the effect is indirect, but it is there.
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Old November 18th, 2012 (6:32 PM).
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Not any more than the Internet in general. But oh boy, do I use the Internet as a distraction tool. Like right now, I should be doing NaNoWriMo, but I am busy posting here instead. When I'm done here I probably still won't be writing. (:
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Old November 18th, 2012 (6:36 PM).
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T^T....as much as i dun wanna admit it, yes, it does. I'll rectify this but doin wat i gotta do....starting now *logs off with a salute*
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Old November 18th, 2012 (6:46 PM).
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It used to from when I joined up until 2010/mid-2011, I think? But not I'm not as active here, so it's mostly other sites like Tumblr, deviantArt, or Facebook.
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Old November 18th, 2012 (7:36 PM).
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Just homework :p

I've never actually skipped work or school to stay on PC though, that's pretty insane. I have posted on PC from my laptop in class though, but with some of my professors you need to do something so you aren't lectured to death... x_x
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