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dee-jay
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:54AM

Hi, my name is Dawn and I'm an iStockaholic. Phewf, I feel better already!


OK, admit it, how many times a day do you lot check in here? I have to admit that when I'm in the office I log in first thing, check the forums, stats etc. (I'm just on a few minutes) and then I get to my actually paying job. Throughout the day I check in whenever the mood strikes, like if I'm moving from one task to another or if I need a break. It's usually just a few minutes (like right now I'm supposed to be preparing a presentation!) but it's a nice little break. So, I'll bet I average once an hour or so.


I'm so weak!
amathers
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:16AM
i'm on the computer a lot at the moment. Getting on to istock is so quick and easy, just a matter of two clicks so I would say, when I'm on the computer I will flick istock on once every 20 minutes or so. Although I have been on the forums a lot because I'm reading up on potential christmas presents!! at the moment, yes istock runs my life..
audreyeun
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:26AM
I'm an istockoholic too and I check the forums and my stats page too often for my own good.  Of course I know that nothing will change in 30 seconds or 1 minute's time, but........ Help! Help! I'm addicted!!
joto
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:15AM

Hey Stockaholics, can I join the club?

This is how my day starts: I wake up (usually before the alarm) I try to convince myself there's no need to get out bed immediately but after a few minutes I become restless and I get out, dress myself and go downstairs and switch my laptop on and check my stats, go make some breakfast and enjoy my first cup of tea reading the forum and browse recent!

That's only the start, my average checking iStock is about ten times a day! But I'm glad my addiction (or is it a disorder) has finally a name. 

I only wonder is there a cure?
CTRd
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:01AM
No cure joto, we´re all doomed! Woohoo!!! I can´t feel my fingers anymore. My eyes hurt from staring at the monitor. Planning on tattoing the iStock logo on my forehead! iStockoholism is sooooo goood!!!
elvispupy
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:10AM
ok, I admit it too.  Who else has the istockwatcher widget
GAZ1DAN
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:42AM
BREATHES A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF.......(Im not the only one thank goodness....!!!!)

OK, Im an iStockaholic too....!!!!!
I Log-On 1st thing in the morning, and keep checking every 15mins or so throughout the day!!!!

I also have the iStock Widget!!!!...lol
Primeop76
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:55AM
Posted By dee-jay:

Hi, my name is Dawn and I'm an iStockaholic. Phewf, I feel better already!


OK, admit it, how many times a day do you lot check in here?
I'm so weak!


Check in?  Are you supposed to check off? 


Wow!  why don't people tell me these things, I'm going to bed!
joto
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:04PM

ok, I admit it too.  Who else has the istockwatcher widget?


I just did! (couldn't resist any longer) 
SilkenOne
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:44PM
Yep, I'm an iStockaholic and a widget watcher too! I can't tell you how many times a day I check my stats, because there isn't enough time in between checks to actually measure the time. At least I see I'm in excellent company.
johnwoodcock
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:47PM
(((((((((istock widget))))))))))
tygraphics
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:51PM
I have gone so far as to make a desktop picture with a message reminding me to find enough discipline to not watch the iStock tree growing from one moment to the next. Also I have that widget too and if it shows a new download I just have to see which one made the sale.
tygraphics
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:55PM
Has anyone gone seven days without checking?
conradb82
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:05PM
Now I must admit that I am on all day when I am at work. Checking the forums and looking for art that I might one day use for something. Checking out whatever I can. It is safe to say that iStock is addictive.
dee-jay
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:05PM

I have to admit that I was away in France this summer for 10 days and I thought I'd go cold turkey -- but then I came across an internet cafe and thought I should check my email (ya, right) and while I was there, well, it just takes a sec to check my downloads, see what's selling...


I'm SO glad to see that there are others who have it just as bad as me! But, that's what this support group is all about. We're not alone, brothers and sisters!
Big_Ryan
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:18PM
when im at work i check probably like 2 or 3 times an hour just because you can check so quickly if you have sold anything, im a graphic deigner by trade so im already on the computer anyways


the most important rule is NEVER EVER MAKE IMAGES FOR ISTOCK AT WORK! lol, thats a line i hope i never cross
moneca
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:21PM

lol same here


 
RUSSELLTATEdotCOM
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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:33PM
I make istock images while i'm at work, luckily my boss is easy going and doesn't care what I do
Nakedfanatic
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Posted Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:38AM
You're fired!

(Edited on 2006-11-25 00:38:35 by Nakedfanatic)
tonyagoodnow
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Posted Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:51AM
Another addict here...
Next to DrudgeReport, I think istock is the site I visit the most. Check the weather, check istock, write some emails, check istock, do some work, check istock. That's pretty much how my day goes.
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