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post #1 of 15
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I have a question. I spend a fair bit of time here doing mod duties in the evenings at home. Since DD moved into her own place, when she visits she expects us to cease doing whatever we are doing and spend time with her. I can see her point and must admit that if I were visiting her I would not be happy if she sat there all the time on her computer and basically ignored me.

How does computer time at your house cut into your time you spend with your family or do you take advantage of being with your loved ones and doing things with them instead of sitting at the computer?
post #2 of 15
If i've got family or friends visiting i come off, but it's usually just for a couple of hours when their here.

I do think you have to spend some quality time with family and friends
post #3 of 15
I am normally not online during the evenings either work related or because evenings are spent with the "kids" and BF. I normally only get online during the day before work or while BF is working on my days off. But I do break for lunch time and when he comes inside sometimes he will sit behind me and look at all the kitty pictures..He loves the smushy faced cats..and Rosie..He thinks shes hilarious.
post #4 of 15
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and Rosie..He thinks shes hilarious.
I'll get the name of your bf when i next put some up and dedicate one of them to him
post #5 of 15
We don't go on the pc when company is here unless it's in passing to the bathroom.

DH & I both use the computer at night and we are next to each other. As long as he has something to do on his, he is fine with me on mine. Sometimes the kitties take over the couch and my pc chair is the only seat for me.
post #6 of 15
I have a cousin that when I come over to visit she will pull out the vacuum and do the carpets or do the dishes, I just wait till she is done, but I dont like it much. Makes me want to go home and clean my own house. That being said, we do see each other alot and unexpected.

One more question, If I may, What do you mods do? I know you read but are you paid or voluntary? I am curious as it seems like a big big job to go through everything.

PS you do a great job. TCS is a great site.

An other question, how do you become a mod? Do you go to mod school?
post #7 of 15
well, no one comes to visit me, so I am on the computer all the time, waaaay too much actually all my friends are actually on the computer

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One more question, If I may, What do you mods do? I know you read but are you paid or voluntary? I am curious as it seems like a big big job to go through everything.

PS you do a great job. TCS is a great site.

An other question, how do you become a mod? Do you go to mod school?
We are voluntary and to be a mod, Anne and the other mods review possible candidates when a new one is needed. Training is on the job We do read a lot, and patrol for spammers or trolls, the membership helps us a lot with that. And thank you!
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by binkyhoo View Post
One more question, If I may, What do you mods do? I know you read but are you paid or voluntary? I am curious as it seems like a big big job to go through everything.

PS you do a great job. TCS is a great site.

An other question, how do you become a mod? Do you go to mod school?
Between all of us we try to read each and every post, thus why you see we are all assigned certain forums for better coverage. Having said that, our members are wonderful at reporting suspicious or bad posts and often catch them before we do so we really count on you folks.

It is a big job to go through everything and takes a fair chunk of time. It is totally voluntary on our part - the only pay we receive is the knowledge that we are helping to make this a wonderful place to be for everyone.

As to becoming a mod - it is by invitation by Anne, the owner. No mod school, just the school of life.

And finally, thank you for your kind remarks.
post #9 of 15
when i have company i tend to knock the lid down on the laptop and leave it alone
when i go to others ive seen them just carry on with what they are doing on the computer and 9 times out of ten they have asked us round, ill sit and talk to my bros while they just play away on their computers

i told my mam i didnt like her vacuuming when she knew i was coming round so she started doing it at half 7 in the morning well she can cut that out as im moving back there (whole other story though)
post #10 of 15
When we go and stay with Hubby's parents (usually for 2 or 3 days) I encourage them to do the things they would normally do! Go grocery shoping, check your online fantasy pool, whatever . It never bothers me or hubby we're usually doing our own things too - visiting friends & what not. They will drop everything when Lucas is not sleeping though there is no getting nana & papa away from their grand-baby!

We don't see my family as often, usually only 4 - 5 hours one day so while I don't mind them niping out to do some dishes or laundry or whatever, I do expect to be entertained & for them to spend as much time as possible with their grandson. That's never been an issue .

I think it depends on how often you're seeing each other
post #11 of 15
If I had company coming over, I would not use my computer or internet unless I wanted to show some digital pics or to look up directions or movie times, etc.

Since my boyfriend and I live together; we'll take turns using the one working laptop. For instance, if I want to watch a tv show and he has no interest in it, he'll play chess online. same things goes for me if he wants to watch a show and I don't want to watch it; we're at least in the same room together and sitting down with each other.
post #12 of 15
I almost never use the computer when other people are around, I prefer direct social interaction - even if its just laughingly watching a TV show together. If I answer the question from the other side, I would be offended were I visiting someone and they spent their time on the computer "doing their own thing"...this would be a sure way to prevent me from visiting again
post #13 of 15
If we have company, I'm with the company. One exception: DH has one friend who sometimes crashes here when he can't get to the last ferry home. I spend a little time with them to catch up and then leave them to their boy/geek stuff, through which I just glaze over.

As for time with DH, we do stuff together, and when we're not doing that, we're often both on the computer, him in the study and me downstairs, and check in from time to time via popup. We probably spend about the same amount of time on the computer.
post #14 of 15
If you mean family visiting me: then no computer at all (unless pics).... I think its rude if I'm on the comp when I have visitors.

If its an overnight visit then I'll have a quick check of emails.

If you mean family that LIVES here: we have certain times designated for family time, because we ALL like playing on the computer... Once the kids go to bed, if nothing is on tv, DH are 8-10ft from each other on each of our computers
post #15 of 15
If it's something important like paying bills online or doing homework, my family doesn't care if I'm online and they are on their computers too if they are doing something important. However, if someone is browsing the internet and I'm there I find it annoying. And actually the same goes with the TV. I think it's very rude to watch TV or even turn on the TV and start flipping channels when family or friends are over. My ex boyfriend used to always turn on the TV when I go there and it annoyed the crap out of me because it was like "I'm not here to watch TV with you" Maybe others will disagree with me on this one..

And yea if we lived together it would be much different.
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