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Thread: Time is an Economic Resource: Hobbies, Forums and the Golden Rule

  1. #1
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    Sep 2007
    Central (upstate) NY

    Time is an Economic Resource: Hobbies, Forums and the Golden Rule

    I have a couple different (though my wife would say "too many") hobbies and I am on forums for most of them. It is difficult for me to keep up with the forums, as it were. What I am thinking to do, is before posting something I want feedback on, finding one person to whom I give positive and/or constructive feedback to. Having done that, if my only forum activity is the one post on one other thread and my own post, I'll feel free to be done with the forum to do other things.

    Does this seem like a reasonable way to live the Golden Rule?

    BTW, Rennie's cutting boards thread was my application of this philosophy for this post itself.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    It's sounds perfectly reasonable to me Mark. Time is valuable!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    My forum participation both here and elsewhere ebbs and flows depending on what else is going on in my life. Looking at my post count here, I obviously have too much spare time (or fast or the other). But to address your point, when it comes to forum participation, quality trumps quantity every time. Your approach sounds fine to me.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Sep 2007
    Central (upstate) NY
    Thanks guys! I'm grateful to have first world problems like stressing over how to balance my hobbies and internet forums.

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    Outside the beltway
    Mark I know what you mean.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

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