When you log in at all hours of the night…including from 2am-8am on a worknight
When you stop at an internet cafe while traveling to check the website (twice while traveling down south with Okami)
When you refuse to get off because you’re waiting for someone to respond to what you’ve posted
When you constantly check your ranking on guanxi (178th now that I’ve blown over G$300 on quizzes and lottery…a sign of another sub-Forumosa addiction although, to my knowledge, I still hold the record for receiving the most guanxi from one person when I got G$500 from Sandman), total posts (45th place), and signed on date (105th) to plot how you can improve your rankings.
Newbies to Taiwan to you are those who have joined this site since it changed its name from segue.com.tw to forumosa.com or you start off stories with “Back when the site was called oriented.org…”
You start quoting posts to your non-forumosan co-workers.
You have ever attended a forumosa/oriented.com social function
Someone has ever included your screen name in a list within one of their posts…
When you have met more than 10 forumosans offline. So far, I have met Alleycat, Amos, ax, Durins Bane, embryopoet, Gus, Hexuan, Iris, ironlady, jeremy, Juba, Maoman, matthewh, MiakaW, miltownkid, Mother Teresa, Muffin, Okami, Rascal, Rose Ha, Sandman, Sir Donald Bradman, spacegal, Tigerman, Toesave, Tomas, and the now defunct Popo…Is that everyone? Let me know if I have forgotten you and I will make amends.
You hear the phrase “tealit.com” and you can’t help but scoff to yourself.
You read about Gus saying that one IP address keeps hogging the bandwidth of the site by being logged on for so long and you wonder if it’s you he’s talking about. (it wasn’t me, was it?)
You already remember to not type the “www” when entering the address for the site manually.
If you have made a suggestion to this site that was useful to the administration…cough,cough, “guanxi”, cough.
You can read a thread like this and nod your head knowingly at others’ posts or think of personal examples.
When you yourself write up a long list of signs that you’re addicted to the website.