How much time do people spend on this site a day?

How much time do people spend on this site a day?

It is starting to feel like an obsession with me. I'm finding that I spend a couple of hours a day here reading all of the new information. Of late, I've been scrutinizing all of the fantastic pictures and videos people have been adding. I am loving that. I was just wondering if I should be concerned! This morning, I was up at 6am, and I rushed downstairs to turn on the computer; it is now 8:30. I did take time to make coffee!

dborn | 1 juillet 2012

I am on this and TMC about an hour a day. I am in Australia and we will only get our cars in a years time! Wonder if I can hold out that long! I came to the factory event in October last year and my reservation goes back to April 2011! At least, as sig#9 in Australia, I will be getting the first delivery. Also, of course, USA cars will have had time to iron out bugs, and maybe we will get an upgraded interior with center console and door map pockets!
Pleased to hear that the car is similar to the roadster experience, which I test drove and then decided to reserve the S.

Whity Whiteman | 1 juillet 2012

I'm on this site everyday... how much time depends on the actual topics... it was more exciting before the launch, some of the question/opinions here are a bit "not really significant"...or better, nobody can really answer the questions.
But at least I spend 1-2/Hours a day investigate tesla news, newest videos and the forum- kind of mad, but I love it!

Still have to wait 8-9 months, until I put the pedal to the metal

Thumper | 1 juillet 2012

How much time? Way too much. I read almost everything on both the corporate and club site, plus investment news and Autoblog. I hope I can wean myself off after I get the car in Decemberish.

stephen.kamichik | 1 juillet 2012

I spend too much time here also.

Mark2131@CA-US | 1 juillet 2012

Add me to the "too much" list!

As we get closer though, it's time well spent!

skystream3.7 | 1 juillet 2012

3-4 hours a day

jerry3 | 1 juillet 2012

Since the GetAmped tours, it takes about four hours to read through the TCM site plus time spent on this site.

TonyF | 1 juillet 2012

This site has me captured for about 30 minutes per day - on average to check on the new topics or new threads that come out. At work I have Yahoo finance (Tesla Summary) page in the background of my desk top ( to keep apprised of financial headlines (investor type sites often post news or leaks quicker than we might post them here). But every day, I am on both sites. All fun.

My5bAby | 1 juillet 2012

Too much !



David70 | 1 juillet 2012

Ditto My5bAby.

My wife would say all day, but that's not continuously true.

Teoatawki | 1 juillet 2012

Let's just say it's a good thing I'm retired!

BYT | 1 juillet 2012

I definitely spend too much time here and on other sites as well as looking and commenting on reviews elsewhere. Yeah, I'm gonna kinda miss the excitement of posting here with all the speculation and the comments and really great ideas! Later I see myself on here with questions like, "who found replacement tires for their 21" and how much were they, ect." type of questions. Or, "how do you use that square space most effectively in your frunk?" :)

Currently I have maybe 2 more weeks max to finalize my order for my Sig car and I still can't pin down the color and interior trim I want! Sig. Red with Black Interior or Pearl White with White Interior but then with 4 kids (two twins age 1.5 years is white really a good idea). Will I really like the Sig. Red as I had my heart set on the Pearl White but then the red piping on the black just doesn't work with anything on the Pearl White, arrrrrrgh! I can't DECIDE!! Of course bringing people with me to the test drive event and all of THEIR opinions just made it even more difficult! :D

Brian H | 1 juillet 2012

Consult the Mystic 8-Ball!

BYT | 1 juillet 2012

I broke it from over use! :D

Jason S | 1 juillet 2012

Many I talked to are getting Sig Red Perf with Black Interior and Carbon Fiber accents.

I think you can treat any color leather well and it should be ok. The little ones might not keep the mess to the car seats however. ;-)

The white with white is a pretty standard combo. The red with white should be very attractive too. Overall it appears the majority of Sigs are going with the Red exterior, for what it is worth. If going non-perf, using Red with white might be really attractive.

BYT | 1 juillet 2012

@Jason, I like the red piping with the Signature Red as the piping appears to very closely resemble that same shade. I'm big on matching the inside and outside so if I go Signature Red, it's going to be the Black Leather with the Red Piping to match. If I go with the Pearl White, you guessed it, White Leather with the darker signature rims to match the piping. Now which do I choose, Signature Red or stick with my original choice of the Pearl White.

My good friend I brought with me to the event felt the Pearl White wasn't "pearly" enough?

At some point I'm just going to have to flip a coin! :D

John56 | 1 juillet 2012

Lately I'm spending 2-4 hours a day here. Time for rehab?? I'm getting the Non-Sig Perf version and I'm torn between Black with Black Leather and Pearl White with ? leather. I think I like the Carbon Grey Wheels much better with the White, but Black is such a classy color. Which will I like better in 5 years? Hmmm....

BYT | 1 juillet 2012

It's SOOOO hard! :)

Brian H | 1 juillet 2012

It's a good thing TM didn't offer a full range of colors for the Sigs! Imagine the neurotic break-downs! Already BYT is close to the edge; having a 20-color palette would have been the coup de grace.

BYT | 1 juillet 2012

Sometimes the lack of choices make things harder too. If it wasn't for the red piping, I would go Pearl White with Black Leather and be done! The red piping however has me pondering it much more then I should. At the end of the day you want to rest your head and know you got what you wanted and don't have any regrets. Since I am paying almost 4 times more on this car then I ever have on a car before, I want it as close to perfect in my mind as possible. Only thing I can really control now are the color options... OY!

olanmills | 1 juillet 2012

Yeah I think I'm wasting too much time here and on TMC too, considering that there really isn't enough new information to learn or share every single day.

David70 | 1 juillet 2012

Right. I'm skimming most postings, but it still takes too much of my time.

toto_48313 | 1 juillet 2012

I was spending 15-30 min before the Get Amp tour... now it's about 2 h a day :-( so too much, but this is so... exciting.

stAtrill | 1 juillet 2012

About an hour a day over here as I live vicariously through you guys ;)

mklcolvin | 1 juillet 2012

At least a couple of hours each day, split between here & TMC. I started out with about 15 minutes each. As my anticipation grows I may as well live here! Great conversations from everybody!

Vawlkus | 2 juillet 2012

I'm here for a few hours a day, checking threads & blogs. Pics I'm not all that thrilled with, since they're pics of places and things that aren't where I am :P

steven.maes | 2 juillet 2012

Too much time !!!

foto | 2 juillet 2012

1. I spend too much unaccountable time here and I try to unwisely read through all the new posts rather than skim.
2. I keep wondering what goes on at TMC but I don't have time to go check it out.
3. I limit viewing this forum to my lunch-time during work because of the addiction.
4. I have Google alerts to keep me posted of Tesla news as-it-happens.
5. Wifey says "I'm cheating with Tesla"

BTW, I've always wondered how the likes of Brian H, Volker.Berlin and others have been able to get heavily involved. I, for one would love to read your response to this post, not just time/day but also what you do for a living.

Brian H | 3 juillet 2012

Retirement hath its benefits. And addiction risks!

Timo | 3 juillet 2012

I have a job that is mostly waiting, so I spend (too much) time here. Kind of think it thru (1/3 job), do it (1/6 job), then wait for the results (1/2 job). Unfortunately that waiting part is extra tedious, so I have to find ways to keep myself occupied, this is one of those ways.

BYT | 3 juillet 2012

My wife used to call herself a Computer Window, now she's apparently a Tesla Widow... So dramatic!!

Brian H | 3 juillet 2012

Have you considered toothpick bridge-building?

David70 | 3 juillet 2012


Back in the late '70s when I got my first computer, my wife called it Connie and said it was the other woman. I told her that at least I wasn't bringing home any communicable diseases.

BYT | 3 juillet 2012

LOL@David, have we not heard of computer viruses? Of course that is only communicable from computer to computer but still, Connie was at risk! :)

Epley | 3 juillet 2012

I am also sucked in, but have a job. So far, the job is winning out...

Epley | 3 juillet 2012

I know some others who are also addicted, but don't post...

JoeFee | 3 juillet 2012

tooooo much

David70 | 3 juillet 2012

Not in the late '70s and early '80s. I think I kept that computer until after '85, but its only link to the internet was over slow modem. Hackers weren't as malicious in those days.

BYT | 3 juillet 2012

Ahhh, I don't know of those days, too young to play on a confuser back then! ;)

Timo | 4 juillet 2012

There were computer viruses early 80s, just the delivery method was not "internet" (mostly because that didn't exist as people now understand "internet"). They mostly spread using floppy boot sectors. Because of that getting infected was rather rare case.

I found about five years ago an old variant of "stoned" virus in one of the university computers. I didn't believe the virus scanner result, I thought that virus had been extinct for decades before that find. Faculty IT support guys archived that as fossil from computer stone ages.

Brian H | 4 juillet 2012

Yeah, checkers used to be oriented towards scanning any floppy you inserted before you could copy/run it. It wasn't just boot sectors, though. File-sharing often passed along infected programs. I swear I was victim more often than transmitter! Honest!

cerjor | 4 juillet 2012

How much time will you spend on this site after you receive your new car?

BYT | 4 juillet 2012

No where near as much as I'll spend in the car itself!!

Teoatawki | 4 juillet 2012

That's probably the best chance of a cure for me! I will not be spending nearly as much time here once my car arrives and give my initial reports.

Brian H | 5 juillet 2012

Aw, c'mon! Use voice recognition to log on and dictate postings.