Using the family analogy, Father Trulia was saying, "This is my house and my rules." As one goes from a child to an adult, the rules need to grow as well.
Using the fraternity analogy, we crossed the line. Previous parties that didn't cross the line were now being scrutinized more heavily.
Those who are still on Trulia are no longer the student but have stayed to become the teachers or moved to a home next door to Mom and Dad. The rest are just alumni guest speakers or returning home for the holidays.
I miss the good old time.
I still see Jim and Sylvia, but so much less. Every once in a while I see Patrick, Diane and Ruth pop in for a moment. And, Jodi, the OP, hasn't been here in a while. So, does this mean her addiction waned, also?
It's too bad for Trulia and the public that so many great voices disappeared, or participate at a such a substantially decreased level. There are some great new voices here......and I learn from them, and am glad to see them.
I am disappointed that many of the former regular contributors are not here, or are only found infrequently.
As for me......I have just been very busy lately.
and while we are at it, has anyone else developed a little crush on the girl whose smiling mug graces the emails? and do you ladies get a cute guy?
i laughed out loud at the suggestion that the unplugged meeting need be at a place with wi-fi...classic!
on a serious note i think this compulsion stems from the fact that many of the answers are very good and are a nice deviation from the pure BS of other forums. the depth of the expertise here kicks the you know what out of any other forum i've run across. sometimes when i have afew minutes i log in to see where a thread has strayed...especially useful are the ones with a sequence and a resolution.
cheers, Trulia, you are a helper.
Not only are you the hero, but you can turn a villain into a hero. I think you and Jim Walker (artist picture) had it out on a couple posts, and ever since then he has gone from always being funny and snide to consistently winning best answers. And also since then, you have lightened up a lot, too. You miss him, I can tell - especially because you are commenting on Patrick.
So, to the new people, those are a few of the cast members in As Trulia Turns.
My only advise is to turn off your PDA and get some sleep sometimes. Also, make sure you follow Rule #2 ; and don't take Patrick too seriously.
O.K if you insist, follow the other rules also.
As for being addicted, I dont think I have answered enough questions to be considered part of that elite group!!!
Century 21 Infinity
I think fun is how and what you make of it, so do come back - you will meet new people, one jumps out, guess who.. ELVIS!!!
I still have fun on Trulia and still learn a lot. I personal have not been here because I have been quite busy - work and volunteer take a big chunk out of my time; so I don;t even have time to check sometimes not to mention spending time coming up with the right answers; also the market changed a lot -- there are so many questions about short sales / foreclosures and finally, I have answered so many questions, it's time for the new comers to make their marks on Trulia.
There is rules and there was rules; I believe some of us old timers really tried hard to instill the community rules and we still believe in that; that has not changed for me. .
To be honest, I think the mood also changed for me after Trulia revamped their site to have three different areas. I am mostly for improvements, but the three areas make me miss one or the other; but I guess it suites others.
I do miss you all and I am still here answering questions; so do come back and visit when you have time. Either way, you know where to find me.
Yeah... I would say I am hooked. Anyone have a prescription for my illness?
I'd love to be there; especially if I can go and meet some of the people like Deborah and others. But I am on the complete opposite end of the country :-(
Also, a suggestion, Kelly; since your invitaiton can roll off the Trulia Voice Home page, you mgiht want to just have this invitaiton posted on one of the boxes right on top of the questions and answers - perhaps in that 'What's the Buzz?' box. But then again, you might have to get a bigger place, so this might not be practical.
Have Fun, You'all!
Jodi: You'll be a top voice before you know it. The trick is to un-click email me answers.
William - interesting to know that as consumers you see Villains and Heroes here. Would hate to find out which side I am on. Add a bit of #2 here.
I'm reviving this post because of a blog on addiction I read. Dr. Hallowell is one of the foremost authorities on ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder - the H stands for Hyperactivity). In his blog he says,
* * * Though addiction commonly refers to substance abuse or behavioral addictions like sex and gambling, there are other kinds of non-traditional pseudo-addictions that you might consider â€œtreatingâ€ if you have ADD.
* Some adults with ADD cannot let go of their sense of unworthiness, behaving as if they were addicted to feeling shame, guilt and unworthiness.
* Some adults with ADD are addicted to conflict. Wherever they go, they instigate an argument. They have insight into the problem, but they canâ€™t stop doing it â€“ as if they are addicted to the negative feelings associated with interpersonal conflict.
* Some adults with ADD canâ€™t stop procrastinating. No matter how many systems they put into place, they find themselves getting into a frenzy to do things at the last minute. They seem addicted to the pain of the last minute crisis.
For all of these addictions, I ask you to consider these ideas. The first is the power of connection. Human connection, in the form of friendships, memberships, involvement in relationships and groups where you are deeply valued and understood are critical for the person who is trying to overcome an addiction of any kind. Fellowship is the best and safest â€œdrugâ€ we have. * * *
As I said below, I'm drinking less. I took a sabbatical from Trulia for about a week twice now and both times I drank like a fish. I haven't had a drink since the last time I was able to stay away from Trulia for more than 24 hours. My liver thanks you.