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On one hand, this site is a blessing because we can all learn a lot quickly looking at some technical questions/topics being discussed. On the other hand, this could also be addictive. Maybe set aside 1/2 hour every day for this? What time management strategies have you all used and can you suggest?

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    $\begingroup$ No, you are not the only one :-) $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Mar 21 '12 at 20:47
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    $\begingroup$ It's very addictive. I remember someone just staying off it a bit because of that. Perhaps I should do that too! $\endgroup$ – lhf Mar 22 '12 at 1:25
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    $\begingroup$ From Wikipedia article on Mathoveflow, which is very similar site: Jordan Ellenberg comments that the website "offers a constantly changing array of new questions" and is "addictive" in a "particularly pure form", as he compares it to the Polymath Project. Th article gives this blog as the source of this quote. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Mar 22 '12 at 7:01
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    $\begingroup$ Very willing to join an MSE-holics non-anonymous support group, if one exists somewhere? Occasionally I get the feeling that it is under control, but ... let's check the site one more time before going to bed. Should I get enrolled in a 12-step program or something? $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Mar 22 '12 at 8:58
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    $\begingroup$ Not sure that this really helps, but there also is productivity.SE - a site about personal productivity. (It is in beta.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Mar 27 '12 at 11:34
  • $\begingroup$ I like to use ProcrastiTracker to monitor my habits. But Leechblock is great too, thx David. $\endgroup$ – Adel Apr 9 '12 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ Quit your job. Sell your house. Hang out all day in an internet cafe, and stay on stackexchange full time. No need for sleeping! $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Sep 21 '15 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ This is not a problem. It is, simply put, normal. $\endgroup$ – Simply Beautiful Art Oct 1 '16 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ hahhahhaha... +1, to the group of MSEholics i mean. $\endgroup$ – Brethlosze Jun 4 '17 at 14:35
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I recommend Leechblock.

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  • $\begingroup$ Does that really work for you? Do you consider yourself addicted to MSE? $\endgroup$ – lhf Apr 3 '12 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ @lhf I think the current state of D.S.'s profile answers your question. :) $\endgroup$ – 40 votes Jul 25 '13 at 22:23

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