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eatenbyagrue

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And how has it ruined your life? Whats the longest time you spent browsing the site?

I imagine the story is the same for most of us: somebody links you to the site, or maybe a random Google check brings you to a link. You read through the page, and notice all the links to other pages. You click the links. On and on and on and on, until you wake up a week later and realize you have to open a fourth Firefox window just to manage all the links.

And for those of us who still haven't been there:
www.tvtropes.org

You've been warned.
 

ShadeOfRed

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Oh God, I love that site. I have never spent so much time on the internet, hell, 4chan doesn't even compare. Of course, I only discovered it this summer so it hasn't ruined my life just yet, but I know I'm going to be speaking TV Tropian the moment I'm back in school. Hooray for isolation and whatnot!
 

Heart of Darkness

The final days of His Trolliness
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I actually wasn't hooked the last time I went in, but I was consciously avoiding trying to not get sucked in. I've spent more time on Cracked than TV Tropes.
 

ZeroMachine

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I don't know why, but I'm immune to that. I read on article, maybe check what a reference to another means, then look through the list to see if there's anything I know. Then I leave.

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Heart of Darkness said:
I actually wasn't hooked the last time I went in, but I was consciously avoiding trying to not get sucked in. I've spent more time on Cracked than TV Tropes.
Also, this. I've spent WAAY more time on Cracked. It's funnier.
 

WayOutThere

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eatenbyagrue said:
And how has it ruined your life? Whats the longest time you spent browsing the site?
Oh, man! I know what you mean!

I found this site a little while back and reading the thing is addicting.
 

Ophiuchus

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I can't imagine how many days of my life I've lost on that bloody site. I went on there one day to quickly look something up... before I knew it, six hours had passed and I was starving. Yet still we keep going back for more.

I guess it's like any other wiki though - the tendency for wiki-walking [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WikiWalk] is strong. Erm, better not click on that link then matey.
 

NotMePleaseIgnore

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I never really reference it in speech but I have spent many a waking hour perusing the depths of it's bountiful vaults of knowledge...
 

high_castle

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I went on a complete archive binge when I first found the site. Now I just go on sporadically to check in with my favorite shows/books/games/etc. If I see something in a book or new episode of a show, I add it to the list. But those first 2 weeks after I found it...yeah, I lost a lot of sleep.
 

Lord George

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Its a horrible yet gleeful experience, its not really a waste of time if you've enjoyed yourself looking around at things, so whatever you do don't click HERE [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TVTropesWillRuinYourLife]
 

Neonbob

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I've clicked on links to it many times, and I've only ever clicked through two other things on it...I can't say I see why it's so distracting.
*shrugs*
 

DoctorWhat

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15 mins... I can see how things are fun to click, but I haven't been sucked in before... I just got tired of it. meh.
 

SharPhoe

The Nice-talgia Kerrick
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I'm actually a registered troper on there, with my own contributor page and everything. Anyone else?
 

El Poncho

Techno Hippy will eat your soul!
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Well I think the fact i'm lazy gives me a barrier to being on it for long hours, I click a link then I see 2 other links and thing, bah I cba looking at both of them read the other link then back to the escapist:p
 

eatenbyagrue

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SharPhoe said:
I'm actually a registered troper on there, with my own contributor page and everything. Anyone else?
I edit pages, but that's pretty much it. I'd like to think I have yet to pass the "point of no return" XD