Posted by D from 188.8.131.52.cfl.rr.com (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 10:23PM :
What is the economic benefit of clicking on a subject just to read its contents, if it is irrelevant to your consideration?
I suppose it is a gamble, so that by clicking on the subject and reading the posted message, you can determine whether it is really relevant or not, and if it is not, then you have wasted your time...
Therefore, I hold these discussion forums to be nothing but a form of gambling, and therefore they can lead to certain addictions such as obsessive subject scanning and clicking, and even the much abored "refresh page" process, whereby the addict keeps refreshing the page continually until a new message appears on the subject list on the main page of the discussion forum...
See what I mean about irrelevance and the gamble of wasting your time?:)
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