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I have a terrible confession to make, I'm addicted to those Motley Fool charms, next to my user name.

It all started innocently enough with an addiction to recs, I would beg for recs on street corners, asking "Can you please spare a rec?", but soon people were on to me and stopped giving me recs for inane posts.

Once I tried to break the awful habit, but it only served to increase my recs:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12474138
It was simply terrible, I begged people not to feed my addiction any longer, but they went ahead and recced me anyway.

After that my addiction spiraled out of control. I was doing stock research, just to get recs:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13642150
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13771119
Imagine that, doing work for recs! And it only got worse, with those FAQs I composed:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13091110
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16752938

I hit bottom with posts like these making fun of people like Alan Greenspan:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13940508

Have I no shame?!!! The worst was all those doppels I created to increase the number of Fools who love me, and all the extra posting I've had to do.

The BruceBrown doppel was one of the hardest to create, I had to make him classy and appearing to be a model of virtue. I did such a good job that my doppel surpassed me and now is the Most loved Fool:
http://boards.fool.com/Profile.asp?uid=6950
and check out #2 on the list, another creation of mine, the trenchrat doppel, now that one was very hard to create with all of things I had to learn about charts:
http://boards.fool.com/Profile.asp?uid=209090
Just see for yourself:
http://boards.fool.com/BestOf.asp?topwhat=fav
It sure takes a lot of work to maintain and finance all of these doppels, fortunately, most of my doppels were comped, except for the swimdad doppel:
http://boards.fool.com/Profile.asp?uid=21050

I've had to quit my job, leave my wife, and now I live hooked to my computer. I just can't keep living like this. February 14th, was almost the end of me. I now had to obtain these new charms, that meant begging again for recs and playing the game even more furiously.

I'm down to only a few doppels now, and with the limit of 30 recs per doppel, even I am running out of options, so I've decided to quit cold turkey.

The only way to do it is to ask you all not to rec this post! Save your recs for somebody much more deserving. I'll be dedicating my new TMF life to lurking and helping newbies in low traffic boards, that way I know that no one will rec my messages.

It'll be too bad, but I'll just have to get rid of all those doppels after their comp memberships expire. I did like BruceBrown so much, it was so much fun to pretend to be an opera singer and a golf player.

Now I'll just have to extricate myself from my computer and go out there and live. It just has to be that way.

Now in order to insure no one recs this post, I'll put a curse on whoever recs this post and whoever adds me to their Favorite Fools list:
May whoever recs me be afflicted with having to hear Barry Manilow tunes in his/her head all day long.

May whoever adds me to their Favorite Fools list be banned to forever having to post only in the Mechanical investing board, but then not receive a single rec there.

Now that should do it!

Repentant and dopple-free xerohype

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