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07/07/2003 01:35:05 PM · #1
This single little hyperlink has caused more loss of productivity in my life then anything I can think of. Sometimes I will purposely walk by the computer just so I can click on it. If I get up at night for a run to the bathroom I boot up the machine so I can click it when I return. Thereís no satisfaction --- if Im doing well I click it more if Iím doing poorly I think about clicking it more but figure if I wait a bit maybe my score will go up. But itís always there in the corner of my mind. If I wasnít the boss I would fire myself or have the firewall block the site. Itís driving me MAD I tell you MAD!!!!

Message edited by author 2003-07-07 13:41:47.
07/07/2003 01:37:58 PM · #2
LOL I live for the update stats button on Sunday and Tuesday nights but by mid day Monday and Wednesday I forget about it til the next challenge starts.
07/07/2003 01:56:12 PM · #3
You are so right.. both of you! But.. I still couldn't live without it... LOL
Then, I achieve a score I like, and I say "don't update it.. save the moment"..but I lose the inner battle, and strike the mouse button, and "ahhh.. for shame, I have lost .002 of a point" blast

ROFL
07/07/2003 02:02:03 PM · #4
I bet the servers must really burn at certain times due to the Update button. I check it much too often. If I couldn't check it I'd probably get withdrawal symptoms.
07/07/2003 02:02:20 PM · #5
On more than a few occasions I have hit the update link only to realize that 60 seconds had not yet passed since the last time I updated! Has anyone else done this? It would make me feel better if I was not alone.
07/07/2003 02:05:04 PM · #6
Originally posted by greenem2:

On more than a few occasions I have hit the update link only to realize that 60 seconds had not yet passed since the last time I updated! Has anyone else done this? It would make me feel better if I was not alone.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! I now check the time and make sure at least 5 minutes has passed since the last update...Sunday and Tuesday nights are the worst! I check every few moments during the first hour of voting...its the advantage of being a member!

Message edited by author 2003-07-07 14:05:31.
07/07/2003 02:06:40 PM · #7
Originally posted by KarenB:

You are so right.. both of you! But.. I still couldn't live without it... LOL
Then, I achieve a score I like, and I say "don't update it.. save the moment"..but I lose the inner battle, and strike the mouse button, and "ahhh.. for shame, I have lost .002 of a point" blast

ROFL


I use the Screen Capture feature in ACDSee to savour the moment forever. Anyone wanna see my portfolio of screen captures? :)
07/07/2003 02:07:31 PM · #8
Yes I have. I have also tried to figure out a way to have the score and comments be sent to my phone as an sms text message when ever I am away.

Its funny too because when I joined I never dreamed I would be this way. Now I find out that I have an addictive, competitive (I have lost.002 of a point) usually gets a groan out of mean, person.

Whoíd have figured?

07/07/2003 02:07:57 PM · #9
We're sad, sad people aren't we?
07/07/2003 02:08:38 PM · #10
:-(
07/07/2003 02:20:27 PM · #11
Originally posted by pedromarlinez:

Originally posted by KarenB:

You are so right.. both of you! But.. I still couldn't live without it... LOL
Then, I achieve a score I like, and I say "don't update it.. save the moment"..but I lose the inner battle, and strike the mouse button, and "ahhh.. for shame, I have lost .002 of a point" blast

ROFL


I use the Screen Capture feature in ACDSee to savour the moment forever. Anyone wanna see my portfolio of screen captures? :)


I didn't think it was possible, but you are worse than me! LOL

07/07/2003 02:24:24 PM · #12
Originally posted by KarenB:

Originally posted by pedromarlinez:

Originally posted by KarenB:

You are so right.. both of you! But.. I still couldn't live without it... LOL
Then, I achieve a score I like, and I say "don't update it.. save the moment"..but I lose the inner battle, and strike the mouse button, and "ahhh.. for shame, I have lost .002 of a point" blast

ROFL


I use the Screen Capture feature in ACDSee to savour the moment forever. Anyone wanna see my portfolio of screen captures? :)


I didn't think it was possible, but you are worse than me! LOL


I prefer to think of it as 'better'. :)
07/07/2003 02:27:08 PM · #13
Hah.. You all have nothing on me! I wrote a little program to check my scores (and record them) for me every 10 minutes. Now I can graph how good/bad I'm doing in pseudo-realtime.

for example: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=27357 is a graph of my Black on Black and my Letter B plotted by number of votes.
Be afraid. Very afraid.

-Matt

Message edited by author 2003-07-07 14:29:41.
07/07/2003 03:18:54 PM · #14
I think we all need dpc psychotherapy!

Message edited by author 2003-07-07 15:19:18.
07/07/2003 03:21:07 PM · #15
so its only a short further step to setting that script up to send sms texts to phones to keep people up to date ;)
07/07/2003 03:26:50 PM · #16
I bet you could charge a membership premium for that. Or better yet make a site dpc-stats.com and have a much bigger breakdown of the numbers. Like women 18-29 average vote etc etc. I would really like more information about who likes and dislikes my photos. Demographic and all. Why not, its not like DPC doesnít have the numbers for the breakdowns.

Oh and Matt, I NEED THAT PROGRAM... PLEASE

07/07/2003 03:35:08 PM · #17
What someone needs to do is program a DPC ticker that scrolls at the bottom of your computer screen such as the ones for stocks and news.
07/07/2003 03:37:20 PM · #18
Goes a bit with this. How you know when you are clicking the button too much
Stress Test
07/07/2003 03:39:21 PM · #19
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

Goes a bit with this. How you know when you are clicking the button too much
Stress Test


I'm too stressed to take that right now. ;)
07/07/2003 03:41:38 PM · #20
heee heee hheee

thats a good one
07/07/2003 03:43:33 PM · #21
It is nice to know I'm not alone.
07/07/2003 03:56:31 PM · #22
That stress test is a goof. I love it..
07/07/2003 04:02:30 PM · #23
Originally posted by greenem2:

What someone needs to do is program a DPC ticker that scrolls at the bottom of your computer screen such as the ones for stocks and news.


I agree I need one those too!!!!
07/07/2003 04:16:50 PM · #24
Originally posted by Diversq:

This single little hyperlink has caused more loss of productivity in my life then anything I can think of. Sometimes I will purposely walk by the computer just so I can click on it. If I get up at night for a run to the bathroom I boot up the machine so I can click it when I return. Thereís no satisfaction --- if Im doing well I click it more if Iím doing poorly I think about clicking it more but figure if I wait a bit maybe my score will go up. But itís always there in the corner of my mind. If I wasnít the boss I would fire myself or have the firewall block the site. Itís driving me MAD I tell you MAD!!!!



Err, I am probably blind, but where is the Update Stats button? I just keep reloading the page. I can't see it for the life of me. Help!!!
07/07/2003 04:20:01 PM · #25
Originally posted by inna_nusinzon:



Err, I am probably blind, but where is the Update Stats button? I just keep reloading the page. I can't see it for the life of me. Help!!!


The update stats button is a paid members feature. Registered users who are not paid members receive updates once per hour.

-Terry
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