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Whirlybird
21st Nov 2001, 23:56
Finally, the quiz you’ve all been waiting for!

There have been many attempts to define the malady known as PPRuNe Addiction. But this is it; these 20 questions are the ultimate, definitive answer to the question you’ve been asking yourself as you make that final post of the night, eyelids propped open with matchsticks, almost falling off your chair with fatigue: Is this normal? Am I in need of help for this addiction? Am I really that sad, doomed, creature, a PPRUNEAHOLIC?!!!! Do this quiz and find out.

For each question pick the answer closest to what you do/think? If you’re halfway between two make a note of that, and half marks are allowed in the scoring; even other fractions of marks if you like. What do you mean, you can’t follow that; you’re a pilot aren’t you; have you never learned to interpolate?

1) How often do you log on to PPRuNe?
a) Rarely; I can never remember the web address.
b) Now and then, maybe once a week or so.
c) Most days
d) Several times a day, at least.

2) How many posts have you made?
a) None; I haven’t bothered to register
b) Under 100
c) 100-1000
d) It’s into 4 figures, but I can’t remember the exact number; they took it off the posts, and I’m always too busy posting to get around to checking my profile to find out.

3) How often do you visit the PPRuNe chat room?
a) Never
b) Now and then
c) Most days
d) At least once a day

4) How many user names do you have?
a) None; I told you, I haven’t bothered to register
b) Only one of course
c) Two; it’s quite useful to have an extra one since some people know who I am
d) Well, let’s see; I have quite a few because most people know me, and I need an extra one in case the chat room won’t let me in with my usual one, and I changed my name a couple of times, and, and , and…

5) What are your feelings about Flood Control?
a) Is that what they do in low lying areas? What’s that got to do with PPRuNe?
b) It doesn’t bother me; I don’t post very often
c) It’s a nuisance occasionally, but hey, it just means I can spend more time constructing my next post carefully.
d) Argggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!

6) Do you have a Personal Title, or are you “Just Another Number”?
a) I’ve no idea; what the hell are you talking about?
b) No no, I don’t log on to PPRuNe often enough to bother with that.
c) Of course; I’m a great believer in supporting this site
d) Well, I would, and I will, but I’m always too busy reading, and posting, and chatting – I just can’t seem to get round to it!

7) How many bashes have you been to?
a) None; this is the Internet, not real life.
b) 1 – 3
c) 4 – 6
d) I lost count long ago

8) How many PPRuNers have you met in Real Life?
a) None
b) A few
c) Quite a lot
d) What a silly question; all my friends are PPRuNers; how can I possibly count?

9) Where do you PPRuNe?
a) In the study/sitting room/bedroom – wherever the computer is.
b) At home and at work
c) I have a laptop so that I can PPRuNe wherever I happen to be.
d) Even sillier question. Everywhere of course. At home and at work, and I carry my laptop around, and I go to Internet cafes when I’m travelling.

10) When you go into the chat room do you…?
a) I told you, I don’t go in there
b) Say hi, then listen quietly
c) Listen, then join in the chat
d) After the deluge of delight from your old friends, you give everyone virtual hugs, send them hearts, then settle down for hours and hours of chat.

11) When you get up, do you…
a) Wash, dress, have breakfast – all the usual stuff
b) Have a quick look at the forums
c) Have a quick look at the forums then a visit to chat, just to say hi
d) Spend ages on the forums and/or in chat, but it doesn’t matter, since you set your alarm clock two hours early to enable you to do that.

12) Your computer breaks down. Do you…?
a) Not worry; there are other things to do
b) Phone someone to fix it quickly; you don’t want to be too long without PPRuNe.
c) Immediately visit an Internet café?
d) Panic; you need your fix of PPRuNe NOW!!!!!

13) What do you do on Saturday nights?
a) Go to the pub or similar
b) Check the forums, then go to the pub
c) I might go out if there’s something really interesting to do; otherwise I’ll read the forums or go into chat.
d) I’ll probably be at a bash, but if there isn’t one I’ll read the forums, then spend all the rest of the evening in chat.

14) Is PPRuNe real life?
a) Of course not; it’s an Internet site for gawd’s sake
b) Well, it has connections to real life, and I’ve met a few people through it.
c) Of course it is.
d) No, it’s much more real than real life.

15) When you go on holiday do you…?
a) Forget about PPRuNe
b) If you happen to pass an Internet café you might just check the forums
c) Take a laptop with you, or go into an Internet café fairly regularly
d) After a few hours you’re getting agitated, and recognise the symptoms of severe PPRuNe withdrawal!!! Having been there, you now make sure there is immediate access to PPRune by some means wherever you go.

16) Do you PPRuNe at work?
a) Of course not; I work at work.
b) Occasionally if I’m bored
c) I would if I could
d) Of course; you expect me to survive a whole 8 HOURS without PPRuNe!!!

17) OK, for those who can manage simple maths (and don’t forget you’re a pilot) how many posts have you made per week since registration?
a) I told you; I don’t post (this is getting boring)
b) Well, it must be about one a week
c) Quite a lot
d) You really expect me to sit down and work that out when I could be posting!!!

18) How many forums do you read?
a) Just R & N/ Wannabes/Rotorheads/Mil Pilots ( Liar, you’re reading Jet Blast NOW!!!)
b) Just the few relevant to my job/interests
c) I read a few regularly, then see if there’s anything interesting on the others.
d) Isn’t it obvious; I read THE LOT!!!

19) PPRuNe is…
a) Just a bloody website
b) A useful source of aviation information
c) A part of my life
d) Essential!!!

20) The chat room is…
a) a waste of time
b) a bit of fun if I’ve nothing better to do
c) where I waste a few hours a week
d) Where I meet all my friends

And an extra question (since I counted wrong first time):

21) Now, what do you think, since most people are good judges of themselves – ARE YOU A PPRUNEAHOLIC?
a) Of course not
b) I don’t think so
c) Wellllll….I could be
d) Of course!!!

Scoring
a – 1 point
b – 2 points
c – 3 points
d – 4 points

21–35 points – Not-really-a-PPRuNer-at-all.
Do you ever bother with PPRuNe? I’m surprised you got this far. You’re obviously not a PPRuNe addict. Why did you bother with the quiz?

36-52 points – Keen PPRuNer.
You’re obviously a sane, well balanced individual. PPRuNe is a part of your life, but you keep things well in perspective. Er…be warned; we were all like that at first…

53-68 points – On-the-point-of-becoming-addicted-PPRuNer.
You’re not quite an addict yet. But PPRuNe is taking up a large chunk of your life. If you keep going, there will be no turning back. Be warned….

69-84 points – PPRUNEAHOLIC!!!!!!!!
You are doomed!!!! Doomed to a life dominated by the need to make that last final post. Doomed by the necessity to get into the chat room one more time. Chained to your computer. In dire need of PPRuNers Anonymous, aka the next bash.

But look on the bright side – you’re in good company. :D :D :D :D

NEW ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR WANNABE PPRUNEAHOLICS!

Well, I thought people would just want the truth, or want to be warned if they were about to become addicted. But no. A number WANT to be PPRuNeaholics! They are complaining about their low scores!!! So, here are two more questions for those wannabe addicts:

22) Would you pay money to support PPRuNe?
a) No
b) Maybe
c) Probably
d) Of course; I'll get myself a Personal Title right away, send money to the Wannabes Fund, and have my cheque book ready for anything additional that's required.
(Ok, Danny, thank me nicely)

23) Will you buy Whirly a drink at the Gatbash?
a) No
b) I'm not going
c) Well, maybe just one
d) Of course Whirly, what would you like? Would that be a double?

OK, score 0 for a, b, or c, 8 points for D. This means the total score for the quiz is now 100. Over 75% (in the best tradition of CAA exams) makes you a PPRUNEAHOLIC! Everyone happy? Good, so am I, as I don't expect to pay for many drinks at the Gatbash.
:D

[ 23 November 2001: Message edited by: Whirlybird ]

Feeton Terrafirma
22nd Nov 2001, 01:42
That was the easiest quiz!!

I got D for everything except Q21, where I'm sure the correct answer is A! :confused:

But then I've been accused of being in denial before, and of course I've denied it. :eek: ;) :D

[ 22 November 2001: Message edited by: Feeton Terrafirma ]

Whirlybird
22nd Nov 2001, 01:48
I thought I'd better do it myself. 66, which makes me only just about a PPRuNeaholic.

tony draper
22nd Nov 2001, 01:59
Draper would probably be wrongly classed as a pprunaholic whereas the truth is, he post just as much on another site altogether,
Draper being a sneaky cove has come up with the ploy of getting the same topic going on both forums simultaniously, therefore one post does for both forums.
If you go to other off topic forums,its amazing the similarity of the threads running at any one time.
My machine has been logged on to the net all day from 7 am this morning, bloody great these unmetered ISP's.
Addicted?, of course not. ;)
ps, Draper has just under 3,000 posts on that other place.

[ 21 November 2001: Message edited by: tony draper ]

Wholigan
22nd Nov 2001, 02:51
Oh jeeeeeeeeeez Whirly --- and I thought I was a normal person :(

With the 2 new questions - it's 86!

[ 23 November 2001: Message edited by: Wholigan ]

redsnail
22nd Nov 2001, 03:18
I got 80. However, there are 21 questions. As Dubya calls me "Junky", I guess I am. :)

Gash Handlin
22nd Nov 2001, 03:29
70!!!!!

I obviously have far too much time on my hands :D

Whirlybird
22nd Nov 2001, 03:30
Thanks reddo. Questions and scores now adjusted accordingly, which means I'm not quite an addict after all. :D

OzExpat
22nd Nov 2001, 13:41
I know what I am, even without taking the quiz ... me title sez it all. But, just to make it all official like, I got 81... :eek:

How the fark did I manage THAT :confused:

HugMonster
22nd Nov 2001, 16:59
I must be a lightweight - I only scored 60!

arrow2
22nd Nov 2001, 17:28
Only 57 - not too bad considering I have been deprived of my fix regularly over the past few weeks due to my laptop getting some b****r of a virus and doing funny unmentionable things!

Oh well a quick session at work keeps the shakes down ;)

A2

BRL
22nd Nov 2001, 18:27
64 !!!!!!!!! I don't know whether to laugh or cry....! :confused: :eek:

Grainger
22nd Nov 2001, 18:32
B*gger - only 52 :o

Sane and well balanced ???

Gotta be something wrong with your scoring system Whirly
;)

brockenspectre
22nd Nov 2001, 23:07
<-- hanging head in shame ... only 48 so I have resolved to spend time in Chat, spend more time in Forums and generally upping my PPRuNey-ness (and no, I don't want to spend time in shower getting skin all shrinkled thank you hehehehe).

:D

Techchick
22nd Nov 2001, 23:39
69......what can I say??

Also known as Melanie Terrafirma
:rolleyes:

ehwatezedoing
23rd Nov 2001, 00:21
40 !!!!
ehwatamIdoing :confused:

OzPax1
24th Nov 2001, 04:13
Only 48...!! :( (Hangs head in shame!)

Another item to addd to my New Year Resolutions:- Become a PPuNEaholic!! :D :D

lame
24th Nov 2001, 11:33
Thank Goodness, I am really not a PPRuNaholic...... ;) :D

Feeton Terrafirma
24th Nov 2001, 13:30
lame you've done it again!!

Posting just before I do!! That is a sure sign of addiction to PPRuNe!!

And your getting worse mate ;)

Hottie
24th Nov 2001, 18:53
Hmmmmm.... 52...That's makes me a balanced, sane individual... just( ???? ) :D :confused: :cool:

Oh well...as surprised as I am, I guess the result would be MUCH higher if a single question relating to how much time is used up on the chat site was included....

"I was gonna be a ppruneaholic..but then I got high.. " :D

Le Pen
24th Nov 2001, 21:03
Oh.........

No.....!!!?!?!?!?!

It cant't be!!


Only 3¼ points......

But I WANTED to be a PPRuNeaholic...


Should I sit the test again??? Do I have to wait 3 months like the CAA???


Couldnt I just be normal???

Why is Draper casting a shadow over my scars? Why is he following the priest?? Why has the Draper held the fox for so long??


Yup, I'm normal......whew!

Love

LP :D

The Guvnor
24th Nov 2001, 22:36
Sorry, gave up halfway through the quiz as I felt the urge to post again... :D :eek: :D

All 'd's though except chat questions.

dingducky
25th Nov 2001, 01:37
1) How often do you log on to PPRuNe?
a) Rarely; I can never remember the web address.
b) Now and then, maybe once a week or so.
c) Most days
d) Several times a day, at least.

D but I would be constanly logged on if I could!

2) How many posts have you made?
a) None; I haven’t bothered to register
b) Under 100
c) 100-1000
d) It’s into 4 figures, but I can’t remember the exact number; they took it off the posts, and I’m always too busy posting to get around to checking my profile to find out.

D made my 1000th post recently. A proud achevievement :)

3) How often do you visit the PPRuNe chat room?
a) Never
b) Now and then
c) Most days
d) At least once a day

C most days see not that addicted!

4) How many user names do you have?
a) None; I told you, I haven’t bothered to register
b) Only one of course
c) Two; it’s quite useful to have an extra one since some people know who I am
d) Well, let’s see; I have quite a few because most people know me, and I need an extra one in case the chat room won’t let me in with my usual one, and I changed my name a couple of times, and, and , and…

D can’t remember how many exaclty. Will try to do a quick count hmmm lets see I think I have 4 ½. But I really only use this one.

5) What are your feelings about Flood Control?
a) Is that what they do in low lying areas? What’s that got to do with PPRuNe?
b) It doesn’t bother me; I don’t post very often
c) It’s a nuisance occasionally, but hey, it just means I can spend more time constructing my next post carefully.
d) Argggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!

D it is pure evil!!!!!

6) Do you have a Personal Title, or are you “Just Another Number”?
a) I’ve no idea; what the hell are you talking about?
b) No no, I don’t log on to PPRuNe often enough to bother with that.
c) Of course; I’m a great believer in supporting this site
d) Well, I would, and I will, but I’m always too busy reading, and posting, and chatting – I just can’t seem to get round to it!

D well at least that’s what I tell myself, to try and console me about the truth which is that I just can’t afford one :(

7) How many bashes have you been to?
a) None; this is the Internet, not real life.
b) 1 – 3
c) 4 – 6
d) I lost count long ago

A but only because I have the sad combination of no money and living on the wrong side of the planet.

8) How many PPRuNers have you met in Real Life?
a) None
b) A few
c) Quite a lot
d) What a silly question; all my friends are PPRuNers; how can I possibly count?

B my best friend is a ppruner now!

9) Where do you PPRuNe?
a) In the study/sitting room/bedroom – wherever the computer is.
b) At home and at work
c) I have a laptop so that I can PPRuNe wherever I happen to be.
d) Even sillier question. Everywhere of course. At home and at work, and I carry my laptop around, and I go to Internet cafes when I’m travelling.

D well I would if I ever went anywhere. I usually sit on my bed with my laptop. Very comfy


10) When you go into the chat room do you…?
a) I told you, I don’t go in there
b) Say hi, then listen quietly
c) Listen, then join in the chat
d) After the deluge of delight from your old friends, you give everyone virtual hugs, send them hearts, then settle down for hours and hours of chat.

D I usually get killed by critcal mass in chat

11) When you get up, do you…
a) Wash, dress, have breakfast – all the usual stuff
b) Have a quick look at the forums
c) Have a quick look at the forums then a visit to chat, just to say hi
d) Spend ages on the forums and/or in chat, but it doesn’t matter, since you set your alarm clock two hours early to enable you to do that.

D although I don’t have an alarm clock for it, whenever I wake up is pprune time!

12) Your computer breaks down. Do you…?
a) Not worry; there are other things to do
b) Phone someone to fix it quickly; you don’t want to be too long without PPRuNe.
c) Immediately visit an Internet café?
d) Panic; you need your fix of PPRuNe NOW!!!!!

D panic and freak out man

13) What do you do on Saturday nights?
a) Go to the pub or similar
b) Check the forums, then go to the pub
c) I might go out if there’s something really interesting to do; otherwise I’ll read the forums or go into chat.
d) I’ll probably be at a bash, but if there isn’t one I’ll read the forums, then spend all the rest of the evening in chat.

D where else would I go but into chat?

14) Is PPRuNe real life?
a) Of course not; it’s an Internet site for gawd’s sake
b) Well, it has connections to real life, and I’ve met a few people through it.
c) Of course it is.
d) No, it’s much more real than real life.

D pprune is all that I have

15) When you go on holiday do you…?
a) Forget about PPRuNe
b) If you happen to pass an Internet café you might just check the forums
c) Take a laptop with you, or go into an Internet café fairly regularly
d) After a few hours you’re getting agitated, and recognise the symptoms of severe PPRuNe withdrawal!!! Having been there, you now make sure there is immediate access to PPRune by some means wherever you go.

D if I ever got to go on holiday

16) Do you PPRuNe at work?
a) Of course not; I work at work.
b) Occasionally if I’m bored
c) I would if I could
d) Of course; you expect me to survive a whole 8 HOURS without PPRuNe!!!

D I don’t work, it would cut into my pprune time

17) OK, for those who can manage simple maths (and don’t forget you’re a pilot) how many posts have you made per week since registration?
a) I told you; I don’t post (this is getting boring)
b) Well, it must be about one a week
c) Quite a lot
d) You really expect me to sit down and work that out when I could be posting!!!

D well I know that I have more than 1000 posts and pprune and I have been togeather since august 2000. Oh I dunno I gotta go and post someone do it and tell me. thx sweetie

18) How many forums do you read?
a) Just R & N/ Wannabes/Rotorheads/Mil Pilots ( Liar, you’re reading Jet Blast NOW!!!)
b) Just the few relevant to my job/interests
c) I read a few regularly, then see if there’s anything interesting on the others.
d) Isn’t it obvious; I read THE LOT!!!

D with a few exceptions, damn those forums with passwords!

19) PPRuNe is…
a) Just a bloody website
b) A useful source of aviation information
c) A part of my life
d) Essential!!!

D I can’t live, if living is without you….

20) The chat room is…
a) a waste of time
b) a bit of fun if I’ve nothing better to do
c) where I waste a few hours a week
d) Where I meet all my friends

D friends and murderers! Yes I mean you cm!

And an extra question (since I counted wrong first time):
21) Now, what do you think, since most people are good judges of themselves – ARE YOU A PPRUNEAHOLIC?
a) Of course not
b) I don’t think so
c) Wellllll….I could be
d) Of course!!!

D and proud of it!!! my challenge is to get feety to admit to it!

Scoring
a – 1 point
b – 2 points
c – 3 points
d – 4 points

Um well you see if feel guilty if I don’t keep up with the forums and I am having withdrawl symptoms. So I gotta go. If someone else could total this I would appreciate it. thanks

EGGD
25th Nov 2001, 04:31
I got 31, does that mean i am a bad person :confused:

luddite
25th Nov 2001, 16:49
Embarassed to admit.....30 and a half....but being a lady of leisure now (okay, carefully selected for redundancy from a cast of several) I expect I'll have the time to improve my score...

Gash Handlin
26th Nov 2001, 01:42
DingDear,

How do you have half a username???? Are you sharing with someone????

dingducky
26th Nov 2001, 07:32
yes
although to be honest i don't know how many other people use it. i could have only 1/3 or less :cool:

28thJuly2001
27th Nov 2001, 23:58
33 points,,,What did I win?.......

RW-1
28th Nov 2001, 02:10
RW-1 can neither confirm or deny that he took that test and scored somewhat high ...

:D

Feeton Terrafirma
29th Nov 2001, 15:29
Ducky?

Admit what?

I can stop at anytime, and I don't have 1000 posts either :rolleyes:

dingducky
29th Nov 2001, 16:00
ok i dare you to stop then! :D

tony draper
29th Nov 2001, 16:13
Hmmmm,One could lurk here for years and not post,now that would be a addiction that would take a lot of self disipline.
Always seems to be a lot more guests than posters, and the membership number goes up at a phenomenal rate,yet new names are rare here.
They could be frightened of course, Draper remembers his first post on Jet Blast, he typed a short comment ,hit send and ran and hid in the cupboard under the stairs. :(

What_does_this_button_do?
29th Nov 2001, 17:58
I wouldn't say I was a frequent visitor but they made me a Moderator.

What does that tell you? :D

Feeton Terrafirma
30th Nov 2001, 12:21
Well there you go Ducky! I've stopped!

:p :p :p :p

dingducky
2nd Dec 2001, 14:02
yeah looks like it :rolleyes:

lame
2nd Dec 2001, 15:18
Feeton,

Don't tell me you are in denial STILL.. :eek: :rolleyes: ;) :D

"lame"

Blacksheep
3rd Dec 2001, 08:40
37 and what on earth is this chat thing?

**********************************
Through difficulties to the cinema

Feeton Terrafirma
3rd Dec 2001, 18:35
I have nothing to deny, and if you'll stop saying that I won't be forced to reply now that I've stopped posting. Oh and BTW, I haven't been in chat for ages, 30000 micro seconds at least!!

So there!

Celtic Emerald
3rd Dec 2001, 22:12
Can't be!

I've taken the Internet off my home computer, I've a max of 50mins free use in the library & I'm barred from using chat rooms. Best move I've ever made, part from getting my life back (it was becoming a unhealthy addiction, & the download times; so slow a snail would crawl quicker) :rolleyes: I save a fortune on telephone bills. Mind you I enjoyed alot of my time in chat & chatted to alot of wonderful people too numerous to list
but personally I feel it's better not to spend too much time in cyberspace, too much of anything ain't good, everything in moderation that's my motto!

Emerald

traveler
4th Dec 2001, 06:34
who is moderation ?

GROUNDHOG
9th Dec 2001, 22:02
Must be spending too much time in Wales and I still haven't met/disovered who whirly is?

Well at least I am still sane and not a pruneaholic...

They're coming to take me away haha...

Whirlybird
10th Dec 2001, 01:32
You'd better come to the Gatbash then, Groundhog. ;)

TowerDog
10th Dec 2001, 03:02
My name is TowerDog and I am an PPRuNeaholic.

It all started a dark and stormy night....

GROUNDHOG
11th Dec 2001, 21:27
Can't make the Gatbash Whirlybird but may bump into you ( not literally I hope!) on the M4. Seems from your profile we might have something in common (strictly business) Spend any time in Pembs?

locky
5th Jan 2002, 23:44
Whirly!
I finally took your quiz... thanks to my pusher (Gashy!) it is all his fault! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
I scored a whopping 47~ :) How proud am I ....
give me time.. give me time! I live in Canada, hence no bashes <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> .. wait until the summer! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Great quiz hun!

Whirlybird
6th Jan 2002, 01:56
Glad you enjoyed it locky. However, I think the scoring needs some adjustment, too many people who I know are ppruneaholics seem to get low scores. They couldn't be lying, now could they? :)