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We're only 10??? Wow.
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I disagree entirely. replace elitism with fan boyism and ignorance, which we have plenty of. OCN isn't perfect it does has it's issues but, it definitely has it's Pros too, so it's not all bad.

 

I am sorry you feel this way - but I feel like you are definitely painting this picture with too wide of a brush.

 

As I have gotten older, I have begun to realize that maturity means not getting upset of the perceived downfalls of others. Attempting to lead by example tends to get a better outcome than simply bashing others. 

 

With a community of any size, unless all posts are moderated, there will be a high likelihood of posts that will not meet an "ideal" criteria. Again, the only way to combat this is to raise the bar yourself. i.e. if you don't like ad hominem arguments, combat them with fact based arguments. Eventually, people attacking people, rather than ideas, will fall by the wayside.

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I am sorry you feel this way - but I feel like you are definitely painting this picture with too wide of a brush.

As I have gotten older, I have begun to realize that maturity means not getting upset of the perceived downfalls of others. Attempting to lead by example tends to get a better outcome than simply bashing others. 

With a community of any size, unless all posts are moderated, there will be a high likelihood of posts that will not meet an "ideal" criteria. Again, the only way to combat this is to raise the bar yourself. i.e. if you don't like ad hominem arguments, combat them with fact based arguments. Eventually, people attacking people, rather than ideas, will fall by the wayside.

I correct others when i can. But, one story i like to tell is about a guy who wanted help find specific video card. it was expensive and old and e knew it wasn't worth it, he explained how it was fora PC he had sentimental value in and to not tell him to just buya new video card, he wanted this video card to match the other one he had.

You already know the first thing that happened was "buy a new video card" and "it' stupid to ave sentimental value in an old computer"

It happened to me i need to a nero and imgburn alternative and i got made of fun for needing CDs and that i need to get with the times and just a USB drive.

Other times it not too bad like when people say core 2 quads are too outdated to play games and i correct them "a q9550 can handle a GTX780 at 1080 ad lower resolutions, specially when paired with ddr3"

sometimes it gets to be stuff like this, which mods usual takes care of save for the few examples like this that get through,

http://www.overclock.net/t/853238/should-i-kick-his-ass


There are people on here who do know what they are talking about and help spread the knowledge, we have awesome databases of information and guides, awesome marketplace. We even have the BEST google search result placing. Heck placed my "dplay.dll" error guide here because it shows up as one of the top results on google!

OCN is love hate but, mostly love relation ship, it's not perfect and it never will be nor can be due to it's size but, for the most parts it's pretty good considering how large it is.

My biggest gripe is ignorance and misinformation and about m only gripe.
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love ya ocn
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Happy 10 years OCN!

 

I'm proud to have been part of such an amazing site for the past 4 years. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming Toronto events and overclocking/benchmarking events in the near future! 

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Could be worse mate, was one of the few US members there last few times. You try convincing US Border Patrol that LN2 equipment and water cooled PCs are not something that they should fear. Every single time I get questioned. Add on the drive from Michigan and were about tied in time.

You know you want to go.... thumb.gif

Your kit did look a little bit suspicious. Aluminum case with some solid copper "pipe" like objects in it. They were also very curious about your IBM Keyboard.
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Your kit did look a little bit suspicious. Aluminum case with some solid copper "pipe" like objects in it. They were also very curious about your IBM Keyboard.

That's is a good point and a very good memory there thumb.gif I also carried papers with me as well as the tickets for the event and pictures of the setup from a previous run in case that happened. I'm better prepared this time.
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I will feel so noob it will be funny. And me trying to express my self... omg, I hope you will have good time laughing at my poor English pronunciation XD

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Haven't posted in a while but Happy Anniversary!
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Is there any update on the LAN as of yet?
Is it still looking like end of June?

I would love to make it down again, the last time was a ton of fun.

I also wouldn't mind helping out again, so if you need a hand with anything just let me know thumb.gif
Just try and give us some details as soon as you can so we can plan around it.

Thanks!
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Hmmm... I really want to go for the 10 years of OCN lan party but :


Someone live nearby and have a free couch or driveway XD

I will be heading down from Ottawa and depending on the details of the event, probably crashing at my parents in Waterloo. I am sure myself or someone else will be able to help accommodate you smile.gif
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