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Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 12:24
I am currently sat at my desk at work, but oblivious to my collegues around me, im flirting with the FM Forums....

And by night I go by the name of Dr Pedro Muscavado, the famous London FC manager. (Currently fighting Blue Square relegation...)

Does anyone else spend all day on the forums not actually working... quick, alt-tab

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 12:28
I'm in my job purely to pay off uni debts and save up a bit of wonga for some travelling, so I don't really care about it. I waste as much time as I can forumising. I get a few hours of FM in in the evenings and at weekends.

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:29
the "Alt" text on my work keyboard has totally worn away...

Torres09
20-11-2008, 12:33
Yup, here I am, at work, on these forums.

I have things to do, but just can't seem to stop pressing 'new posts' every five minutes.........

Pricey85
20-11-2008, 12:33
I spend a lot of time in the office on my own. Given the privacy they're lucky i don't spend my time doing something even more offensive!

craigy18181
20-11-2008, 12:33
I am currently sat at my desk at work, but oblivious to my collegues around me, im flirting with the FM Forums....

And by night I go by the name of Dr Pedro Muscavado, the famous London FC manager. (Currently fighting Blue Square relegation...)

Does anyone else spend all day on the forums not actually working... quick, alt-tab

sounds familar :D. I do get my job done though :D

homerjnick
20-11-2008, 12:34
Yup,

Leeds manager at night in the CC and fighting hard.

Forum by day at work.....

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 12:37
the "Alt" text on my work keyboard has totally worn away...

And its a total giveaway... what else is the 'Alt' key used for?....... nothing

Mike7077
20-11-2008, 12:37
I'll be gutted when I get moved to a different desk and my screen becomes visible to people. No more forums by day!

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:38
Shortcut keys.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 12:38
And while we are on this subject..

What in the hell does the 'Alt Gr' key do?........ I have been using computers years and never once used it. I would love for someone to explain.

Torres09
20-11-2008, 12:38
Ok, gonna get rinsed, but: Why are you pressing the 'Alt' key?

Does it make it suddenly turn into a work related screen?

Sharpy07
20-11-2008, 12:39
Yep all the time, i have my back to my manager so sometimes i get caught haha :(

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:39
you use it in conjunction with the key before the 1 at the top left of the keyboard.

glamdring
20-11-2008, 12:40
I do a lot of research work. It requires creativity, it requires thinking "outside the box" and my brain works best on those things when it is relaxed and not actively trying too hard to work. Thus doing something other than work (e.g. browsing FM forums) allows my mind to chunner along in the background and then sudenly I have a flash of inspiration whilst reading about someone moaning about too many goals from corners or whatever else...at which point I return to working and put my flash of inspiration into action ;)

That's the theory anyway...:o

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:41
I'll be gutted when I get moved to a different desk and my screen becomes visible to people. No more forums by day!

There only one guy behind me, but he's too scared to say anything.

Hi Dave. *wave*

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 12:41
Its just another Alt. Think its good for when you need to use the alt key while on a virtual machine or remote supporting a user via something like VNC etc.

Torres09
20-11-2008, 12:41
you use it in conjunction with the key before the 1 at the top left of the keyboard.

Why?

ten letter rule

glamdring
20-11-2008, 12:41
` is what the key to the left of the 1 on my keyboard gives me, none of those 3 symbols coming in conjuntion with plain Alt though :p

Richard76
20-11-2008, 12:42
I sit by a big window. I have to pull the blinds when it gets dark as my screen reflects onto the window and people can see I'm not doing any work.

Damn these winter evenings.

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 12:42
I hope that at my new job (if i get one) that i am still able to browse these forums un-noticed!

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:43
Why?

ten letter rule

Alt-tab switches between open windows/applications.

So if I have the forums open and someone comes over to my desk, I alt-tab to another open application so that takes up the window so it looks like I'm doing work.

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 12:43
Ok, gonna get rinsed, but: Why are you pressing the 'Alt' key?

Does it make it suddenly turn into a work related screen?


In a word... yes

Alt-Tab

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:43
` is what the key to the left of the 1 on my keyboard gives me, none of those 3 symbols coming in conjuntion with plain Alt though :p

Not plain alt, Alt GR i.e. the alt on the right hand-side of your spacebar.

Providing you have a UK keyboard and layout.

glamdring
20-11-2008, 12:45
Not plain alt, Alt GR i.e. the alt on the right hand-side of your spacebar.

Providing you have a UK keyboard and layout.

Aye, Alt Gr gives me one of those symbols, but plain Alt will do when combined with Tab which is below that key and does what I actually want :p

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 12:46
QWERTY :D Alt GR - read what i said earlier (post 17)

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:48
Yeah sorry was trying to answer two questions at once.

I use Alt+S and Alt+F11 a lot.

Dave stop looking over my shoulder.

glamdring
20-11-2008, 12:48
Well, I rarely use the Alt Tab route myself anyway - I'm in quite a busy office so I have the forum window only at ~1/4 the size of one of my screens (so that I block it from view for the most part). Behind it is the Matlab editor window (maximised) so I can just click anywhere in that and it obviously comes to the front, obscuring the IE window ;)

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 12:50
Believe me, a resized smaller window is a bigger giveaway that you're trying to sneakily do something.

kvbrock82
20-11-2008, 12:52
could FM be the source of this credit crunch? i mean seriously, with all this unproductive labour it wouldnt be surprising!

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 12:53
Believe me, a resized smaller window is a bigger giveaway that you're trying to sneakily do something.

Good point, but it depends if your just after a quick getaway

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 12:53
what credit crunch....

Neb
20-11-2008, 12:57
Yep, me too.

Its finally lunch time though, so I can look at the forums without pretending to work. (I also get to eat too, which is always nice)

kvbrock82
20-11-2008, 12:57
what credit crunch....

excuse me, i mean global economic turmoil :P

PGB_SPURS_FM09
20-11-2008, 12:57
what credit crunch....

Have you not tried the tasty new cereal? It comes with free redundancies!

glamdring
20-11-2008, 13:08
Believe me, a resized smaller window is a bigger giveaway that you're trying to sneakily do something.

Well my boss sits a couple of desks behind me so a full-sized window with "Sports Interactive Community Forums" and the SI logo emblazoned across the top in full view of my boss is a bigger give-away than a subtley positioned window that is blocked from my boss's view by me sat in a chair infront of it :p Plus I have two screens, one in full view of my boss, the other, as I say, blocked partially by me, so I can work on one screen that he can see at the same time as browsing forums in a smaller window on the screen he can't see ;)

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 13:11
Well my boss sits a couple of desks behind me so a full-sized window with "Sports Interactive Community Forums" and the SI logo emblazoned across the top in full view of my boss is a bigger give-away than a subtley positioned window that is blocked from my boss's view by me sat in a chair infront of it :p Plus I have two screens, one in full view of my boss, the other, as I say, blocked partially by me, so I can work on one screen that he can see at the same time as browsing forums in a smaller window on the screen he can't see ;)

By my count you have posted 5,327 times on these forums....... what do you actually do for a living, or should i say, 'what don't you do for a living?'

SuperJoe
20-11-2008, 13:12
Did visit the fourms lot when i moved to a really quiet Orange store. Then again i spent the 1st week playing FM as the new manager did not start for a week and the went on a 2 week hoilday 2 weeks later. Never thought it would happen but got bored of FM after playing it for 6/7 hours a day.

tottenham2k7
20-11-2008, 13:15
Amount of time i been roasted by teachers is unbelievable ...
im in sixth form btw lol. Yesterday my tutor said, get of those nerdy game forums :( :(

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 13:19
Amount of time i been roasted by teachers is unbelievable ...
im in sixth form btw lol. Yesterday my tutor said, get of those nerdy game forums :( :(

You really should, 'of' is spelt off

glamdring
20-11-2008, 13:19
By my count you have posted 5,327 times on these forums....... what do you actually do for a living, or should i say, 'what don't you do for a living?'

I'm a researcher and software engineer. I did join the fourms almost 5 years ago though, at which time I was still at Uni doing my PhD (and also had internet access at home back then) and it doesn't take all that long to type some posts :p I've made quite a lot of posts in the FMS forum too so quite a few of them are prepared in notepad at home and then just posted in work time with the click of a button ;)

dap1987
20-11-2008, 13:20
i can come on the forums most times on my work computer but when the boss is over my shoulder or is at his desk (where he can see both my screens), i have the joys of a internet enabled mobile where i pay 7.50 for unlimited use of it :-) so the forums are open on that as well, its a bit slower but can still read everything when i want.

the forums are nearly as addictive as the game, i've spent the last 2months waiting for fm09 on here

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 13:24
i can come on the forums most times on my work computer but when the boss is over my shoulder or is at his desk (where he can see both my screens), i have the joys of a internet enabled mobile where i pay 7.50 for unlimited use of it :-) so the forums are open on that as well, its a bit slower but can still read everything when i want.

the forums are nearly as addictive as the game, i've spent the last 2months waiting for fm09 on here

I must admit, the days, hours and minutes before SI release a patch is quite exciting when on the forums.

CaptainPlanet
20-11-2008, 13:25
I come for information, I stay for the drama.

glamdring
20-11-2008, 13:26
I must admit, the days, hours and minutes before SI release a patch is quite exciting when on the forums.

That's exactly the time I generally give this forum a wide berth! I much prefer the more frivalous threads you get a good 6 months after release and before the next release when people tend to post more quirky stuff about their game than endless moaning about bugs or asking when the next patch is out, etc, etc.

jayahr
20-11-2008, 13:30
In short - me too :)

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 13:44
That's exactly the time I generally give this forum a wide berth! I much prefer the more frivalous threads you get a good 6 months after release and before the next release when people tend to post more quirky stuff about their game than endless moaning about bugs or asking when the next patch is out, etc, etc.

Ah thanks for reminding us, when is the next patch out?

Trevomac
20-11-2008, 13:45
Lighting Tech Advisor by day, FM and boyfriend by night!

Jimi Led
20-11-2008, 13:45
That was a joke