How long without going online?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Page42, Jan 19, 2014.

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In the last year, how long have you gone without going online?

  1. 12 hours

    27.9%
  2. One day

    20.6%
  3. Two days

    10.3%
  4. Three days

    1.5%
  5. Four days

    1.5%
  6. Five to seven days

    8.8%
  7. One to two weeks

    11.8%
  8. Two weeks to one month

    7.4%
  9. More than a month

    4.4%
  10. Other

    5.9%
  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    In the last year, what is the longest period of time you have gone without getting on the internet?
    Please add comments if you wish.
     
  2. guest

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    I think it was around 2 or 3 months in 2013. Can't exactly remember.
     
  3. Page42

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    When you had access available? And you opted not to go online?
    Pretty rare, I'd say... for a Wilders member.
     
  4. guest

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    Oh sorry, it wasn't 2 months. I disappeared since around June 5th and re-appeared on around July 23rd. Well, still more than a month though, so my vote is still valid. :p

    My netbook was almost dead so I needed to find a replacement, which is what I'm currently using. Then moving data and adjusting myself to Windows 8. Then decided to buy a Windows 8 Pro CD through my cousin who lives on different island and waited for the package to arrive.
     
  5. Page42

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    Are you talking about how log have you gone without logging into Wilders? Or how long without going online?
     
  6. guest

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    I can't go online if my netbook was dying, can I? I couldn't even play a very low quality video at all.
     
  7. Page42

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    Gotcha. ;)
     
  8. J_L

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    Can't remember, but usually 12 hours.
     
  9. SouthPark

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    I'm online every day unless there's a power outage :) I think the longest I was offline this year was about 30 hours.
     
  10. mattdocs12345

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    No more than 12 hours. Mostly because when there is a power outage then my iphone is fully charged and automatically connected to LTS.
     
  11. Osaban

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    I get kind of jittery after a day without the internet. I know it is an addiction even though I'm not a gamer. During the winter season it is even worse because of cold weather; on the other hand I don't watch television which makes me feel somewhat less guilty when I spend too many hours on my computer.
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    Well, I have business reasons to go online daily.
    But I can make a mental switch any time I want to.
    Mrk
     
  13. luciddream

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    About 2 weeks, only because I took a vacation. I was on a tropical island... technology was the last thing I wanted to be around.
     
  14. Janus

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    When I have vacation I have to struggle a bit with myself in the beginning for not going online. But after a couple of days I am without any symptoms, and begins to be able to be more in the moment, with my dear friends and my family. So I have a least 3 weeks every year without a mobile phone (yes it is true) and a laptop. Appendix: When I read what I have posted above, then it seems somehow sad, that the It technology is so much merged in to our daily lives that we almost can't imagine a reality without it, or we have to struggle to get out of its firm grip for a period.
     
  15. Tarnak

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    When my computer was in the workshop to get fixed. I went 3 or 4 weeks without going on-line. I posted about it, at the time in the 'hardware' forum at Wilders.
     
  16. sukarof

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    A computer and internet is my work tool so it is hard to not be online. But it is the same at home to tbh. Only time when I am not online is when I have vacation and travel somewhere. It is very liberating not to know whats going on :) Since I have not had any vacation the latest year I have only been offline for a day and that was when I slept over at a friends house. (I never use online activity on my phone
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  17. Page42

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    I can relate to these statements.
    I have email notification set to play a sound, and sometimes, when I get up from the computer and walk away, at that moment email will arrive and it's as if the computer sees me leaving and calls to me from the other room... Come back, you know you want me! :D
     
  18. safeguy

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    More than a month. But it wasn't last year. It can be done and you won't die.
     
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    That is very reassuring, safeguy. But some of us are probably going to have to take your word on that. ;)
     
  20. blacknight

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    12 hours: working or in vacation one of the first thing that I do after my breakfast is to see my email and the news. And Wilders too. ;)
     
  21. safeguy

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    Lol. No one has to take my word for it. Anyone can try it...at least for a few days. You might suffer symptoms of addiction. You might feel anxious or easily annoyed but things will work out eventually. Post back if you're still alive. :)
     
  22. Page42

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    @ safeguy,
    Like some others who have posted here, I too use the net for business.
    I use email throughout the day for business, and utilize numerous websites as well. But I also spend many hours online that are not work-related.
    I rationalize the amount off time I spend connected by citing the many potentially detrimental things that I do NOT engage in. That makes me feel better about the whole situation. :)
     
  23. twl845

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    The only time I've missed a day on line is when I go away for a few days. Otherwise I'm checking out Wilders every day starting with my morning coffee, after reading my e-mails. :cool:
     
  24. roger_m

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    I would say no more than 12 hours, maybe I need to get a life lol
     
  25. Kerodo

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    Yeah, I'd say 12 hours also... we all probably need to get a life.. :)
     
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