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Procrastination Preventing Layout

for halfbakery addicts
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On your first visit to Halfbakery per day, the interface and layout should be perfect (just like now!)

But by the time you come here for the 10th time in one hour, there should be some things very wrong, and very annoying, about the layout, to discourage you from wasting any more time here.

Every time you visit the halfbakery (this is for your own good, guys! You should be doing your work, not goofing off; I love this site, but halfbakery addiction is not a healthy thing!) -- Where was I? Yes, every time you visit the halfbakery, without at least a 2-hour break since you were last here, the display gets worse and worse.

Typos start appearing; some annotations become invisible, the margins and framing start to become distorted, pop-up ads start to appear (first the plain ones, and then those jiggly ones that send you running for the STOP button). Soon you lose the ability to see the vote tally or add any more annotations, and links are disabled. Finally, the halfbakery is ripped from your fingers by directing your browser to an Internet Addiction treatment web page, and deleting from your Favorites folder any links to halfbakery addresses.

phundug, Jul 24 2003

PC Timer http://www.pctimer.com/
Software that controls how much time you spend on each program. "Your hour is up." <click!> [Cedar Park, Oct 05 2004]

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       If I start being productive now, management will realize I've been slacking for the past 5 years. Nono, much better to just keep slacking...
DeathNinja, Jul 24 2003
  

       Or, you just get to view only so many per day.
RayfordSteele, Jul 24 2003
  

       Multiple accounts will abound.
egbert, Jul 25 2003
  

       [egbert]: And the difference is.... ?
Cedar Park, Jul 25 2003
  

       Multiple accounts ? Oh god you mean it's just me and one other paranoid schizophrenic nerd that really uses this site. Oh no Oh no Oh no, I knew it.
nichpo, Jul 25 2003
  

       Worse, it's just you and you and you.
RayfordSteele, Jul 25 2003
  

       How dare you accuse me of HB addiction, [phundug]! I am not victim to @ny such thing! #hy just the very th0ught th@t ! cannot qu*t makes me s0 @ngry I want to sh^t my comp^ter 0ff and nev&r turn it 0n @g@in!! !f it w&r&n't f0r the f@ct that I f&&l duty-b0und (o c0rr&ct yov ... h&%, wh@t*$ g0!ng 0n %&r&?
k_sra, Jul 25 2003
  

       Hah!
bristolz, Jul 25 2003
  

       //some annotations become invisible, the margins and framing start to become distorted//
Last time (2 days ago) it did that, hard drive went kaput seconds later.
thumbwax, Jul 25 2003
  

       Addiction to single site is not good, you may need to have multiple site where you get addicted too.., thus , you get more knowledge and can transfer more ideas
artist, Jul 25 2003
  

       I would give you a bun, but I can't find the link
neilp, Jul 25 2003
  

       "Help, I am so addicted and have so little self-discipline that I can't address it and need the halfbakery to solve my problem for me." No.
waugsqueke, Jul 25 2003
  

       //you may need to have multiple site where you get addicted too/
Though the halfbakery is my homepage, I have 6 other sites which, if I'm online, I visit twice daily and another 40+ on favo(u)rites list which each get visited weekly. So there.
thumbwax, Jul 25 2003
  

       You have an extra one?
Cedar Park, Jul 29 2003
  
      
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