Can Math.SE end up being addictive?
Of course this depends on the single oneself, but the system of reputation and badges seems to be purpose-built to "encourage" the community to grow and to be alive. Until this encouragement doesn't become an addiction, which is not unrealistic.
Until now, other questions have been done on this topic (see here), however the answers are always about the positive aspects of the site, on how it is important to help, and also being helped and learning, and so on. Nothing wrong with this, but if the site is really addicting, as many have clearly declared, shouldn't it change, at least in the methods? Or the end justify the means?
Note that this could be extended to any other stackexchange community, not only Math.
(P.s. Please, if you downvoted, give reasons. It is ridiculous that who disagrees does not provide any contribution other than a thumb down. If you see the tag, it is called "discussion": this question (and the community itself) is based on the principle of dialogue.)