A post in the New Years resolutions thread made me start this, plus I had been thinking about it for a while anyway. I would be on the net most days. Apart from the likes of football sites, BBC News, online banking etc, I read a total of 5 forums, and have found that you could spend hours on them all, as something always changes on them by the time you work your way back round to them again. I had cause to have no internet at home for approx 2 months earlier in the year, and at first I really thought I was missing something cos I wasn't online. After about a week, I realised I wasn't, considering most of the threads on forums are totally pointless. Was I missing something because I didn't know what some stranger who I'll never meet had for dinner, what another stranger should do with their partner, what another should do with their dogs, should another get their baby's ears pierced, whats the best snack for beer? I could go on. Don't get me wrong, forums can be places where you can get that answer or advice you really need. It might be a financial question, a work question, a plumbing question, anything. And many are a source of great knowledge, as the internet generally can be. So next year I'm going to pop into my forums a lot less regularly, and only post if I have something to say that may be of help. No more meaningless replies or telling people how I like my steak! And I will only buy stuff when I need it, not because its on HotUKDeals. So hello 2012, goodbye wasted time. Getting too old (and grumpy) to do that.