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Is Stack Overflow a type of game?

OK, this is not a real question, but I still want to know whether it'd be wrong for me to feel the way I do about Stack Overflow:

Of late, I've become addicted to Stack Overflow - I spend hours on-end hunting down other people's questions so I can give an answer, I chase after documentation to learn stuff I can't asnwer or stuff I learn from other's answers. Sometimes I am late to give the best answer, but I've come to love this way of learning things!

So when I am not doing my day-job-code-n-hacks, I chill with a cup of cold water, trance music and Stack Overflow - it's become so addictive, apart from Hacker News and Popular Science.

Do others share my feelings? Is it constructive behavior?

  • In the end, the only person who can answer this question is yourself. If it's good for you, go ahead - if your answers are good, the community here won't mind – Pekka Apr 25 '11 at 7:01
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    It can be quite addictive; I'm a recovering addict - I came back to SO after a few years away (I hadn't been relevant to me during my absence). What I've found is that after a few days addiction, the novelty wore off because there are a lot of repeated questions because too many posters don't search. – Phil Lello Apr 25 '11 at 7:14
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    So enthusiastic, so rebuffed, so meta. – user1228 Apr 25 '11 at 11:44
  • You lost me at trance music. – Tim Post Apr 26 '11 at 9:38

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