Depends on how I am physically! I've been having problems with my knee lately so I've been spending a lot of my time trying to get fit again. It also depends on how much work I have to do. I usually come on this during downtime, whilst I'm playing on my Wii, PS3, watching TV or something completely different, for example I'm watching Family Guy at the moment in bed so I thought "I wonder what them crazy ZUers are up to!".
I used to be more active and have dead-periods (when I realised that I actually have life as well); nowadays it's more... balanced? ZU is important, because ~friends~ (who drag me back when I ask for a ban ) and I love the place, but I still manage to keep up with other stuff.
I haven't been on ZU much the past 2 weeks or so. Usually, it's either I get bored, or certain members make it difficult to like it here. I guess this time, it's a combination of both; I don't know how often I'll be on here anymore for a while either (to whom it may concern). However, I will check this thread to see how it's progressing.
My questions to you are:
Do you ever take breaks from ZU?
If so, why?
How long are these breaks?
I was extremely ill and didn't post on here for a few weeks. Then I took a voluntary 1 week break because of personal reasons that was affecting my contribution to the forums, and I felt like a break would allow me to work on myself and when I'd come back I'd feel refreshed and be back to my normal self. I was, for the most part. I'm enjoying myself a lot more now than I was back then, and that was a month ago, and I feel like I've been a much better poster...so I think breaks can be a good thing.
I just don't understand the whole asking to be banned thing for a break. I would think you'd have the self control to take a break and not post. that's just me though.
I used to take breaks. They were approximately one month long and then I was back, usually more active than ever.
Nowadays, it's more balanced. I'm not posting-in-my-clan-in-every-second crazy, but I still post often and I spend a nice amount of life on ZU. This way, however, I can still deal with my RL responsibilities as well as not neglect ZU.
I believe this is... a nice way. I don't want to take breaks and I don't think I will; except that one occasion when I'll have my final exams in May. :3
I really just have periods of time where I don't post much. Right now I'm coming off of one, since I've been super busy with my schoolwork and girlfriend. I've been thinking of things and then wondering "What would -Username Here- at ZU think of this?" and it's made me miss making 10 posts per day.
Yes, but it's not something I plan or anything, like "Enough ZU now, time for a break." It comes and goes what I do here. Most of the time I hang around a lot and only post a little. Sometimes I start being pretty active and post a lot, and it lasts for a few weeks. Sometimes I just stop coming. Not sure why I stop, maybe there have been no interesting enough topics for a while, or I've been too busy to get into any discussions, or I'm just bored and hang out on a different forum for a change. I'm away from a few weeks to few months, until I start checking back and occasionally posting again, ending up back to my normal lurking ways eventually.
Right now it has been a while since I've done much here, weeks at least. I've been checking back a few times a week, and even posted a bit, but nothing has really caught me. I doubt anyone notices my wavy pattern of activity anyway, there's a lot of people here.
I've only ever taken a couple breaks, not including the 3+ year span of time in which I forgot about ZU during the rigors of trying to climb the social ladder in High School.
Asking to be banned was a good way for me to separate myself from here in order to refocus on things IRL, as well as a family issue. And I feel addicted to this place sometimes, though not as often in recent weeks, as I see people leaving and/or becoming inactive.
Originally Posted by Avalanchemike
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