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Old 12-06-2022, 03:31 PM   #46
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I had a coworker friend who was a hoarder. Piles of junk mail, unopened cans of food years old in the garage, etc. After seeing her place it made me realize that I needed to make sure I didn't have any stuff that I no longer needed and went through my place and got rid of a lot of stuff. Just recently I put out on the curb some pots and pans I no longer use; we have "iron mongers" who come by every month or so to collect unwanted metal stuff.

On my daily walks I go by a house that sometimes has its garage door open and their garage is packed. They have a narrow channel down the middle to walk in.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:22 PM   #47
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I had a coworker friend who was a hoarder. Piles of junk mail, unopened cans of food years old in the garage, etc. After seeing her place it made me realize that I needed to make sure I didn't have any stuff that I no longer needed and went through my place and got rid of a lot of stuff. Just recently I put out on the curb some pots and pans I no longer use; we have "iron mongers" who come by every month or so to collect unwanted metal stuff.

On my daily walks I go by a house that sometimes has its garage door open and their garage is packed. They have a narrow channel down the middle to walk in.
Extreme hoarders are whom you notice, and they are the ones shown in the media. You don't notice people who only hoard certain stuff, or you call them simply collectors.

I hoard ebooks, digital wallpapers and a couple of paper magazines. I don't hoard much anything else, either physically or digitally. Am I a hoarder? Or am I a collector? Depends on your definition, I guess.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:40 PM   #48
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Extreme hoarders are whom you notice, and they are the ones shown in the media. You don't notice people who only hoard certain stuff, or you call them simply collectors.

I hoard ebooks, digital wallpapers and a couple of paper magazines. I don't hoard much anything else, either physically or digitally. Am I a hoarder? Or am I a collector? Depends on your definition, I guess.
I'm fairly sure that use of the word "hoarder" to simply mean "collector" would, today, be limited to dragons sitting on their piles of treasure and similar.

Most people would, I bet, assume we're talking about hoarding disorder.
I certainly do.
And my question, which was just an aside that is now long off topic, was just wondering if those hoarders believe their piles of old newspapers or collections of unreadable, obsolete ebook files have value and use, and THAT'S why they're compelled to keep them, or if they are compelled to keep them despite believing they have no value or use.

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Old 12-06-2022, 04:53 PM   #49
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I'm fairly sure that use of the word "hoarder" to simply mean "collector" would, today, be limited to dragons sitting on their piles of treasure and similar.

Most people would, I bet, assume we're talking about hoarding disorder.
I certainly do.
And my question, which was just an aside that is now long off topic, was just wondering if those hoarders believe their piles of old newspapers or collections of unreadable, obsolete ebook files have value and use, and THAT'S why they're compelled to keep them, or if they are compelled to keep them despite believing they have no value or use.
I don't have any unreadable, obsolete files. I keep my ebook collection well in order and up to date. And yes, of course they have value and use for me. I read them. Granted, I couldn't read them all in hundreds of years, but I read as much of them as I can.
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Old 12-06-2022, 06:52 PM   #50
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I don't have any unreadable, obsolete files. I keep my ebook collection well in order and up to date. And yes, of course they have value and use for me. I read them. Granted, I couldn't read them all in hundreds of years, but I read as much of them as I can.
I don't know how to make it any clearer that I wasn't talking about folks like you. To my mind, you're a file collector, not a hoarder.
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I don't know how to make it any clearer that I wasn't talking about folks like you. To my mind, you're a file collector, not a hoarder.
Ah, ok. My definition of hoarding is to collect something in a far larger amount than you could use in your lifetime. But yeah, by that link you supplied I'm a collector, not a hoarder. So I have no idea what goes on in a true hoarder's head. I guess it's something like "who knows what may happen, perhaps I'll need it" even when they clearly wouldn't.
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Ah, ok. My definition of hoarding is to collect something in a far larger amount than you could use in your lifetime. But yeah, by that link you supplied I'm a collector, not a hoarder. So I have no idea what goes on in a true hoarder's head. I guess it's something like "who knows what may happen, perhaps I'll need it" even when they clearly wouldn't.
The bolded bit is what I think of my 'hoarding' as well, and that only extends to digital stuff. I can't stand too much physical stuff around me; makes me feel hemmed in.

In my younger days, I was primed to become a hoarder of physical books but twice I lost collections to water damage, then later I never had enough space, and by the time we settled into our own home and had more space, I got into ebooks. I probably have only about 250 physical books if I add in my craft and recipe books, and professional reference books.
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if @Sirtel's definition is correct for what a hoarder is, then most of us are hoarders as we probably have more books/eBooks then we'll ever read.
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