New to Overclock.net
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Somewhere in SC
Overclockers Anonymous - The Post I didn't create.
I was having a good day, light of spirit, and had decided to write a post about Overclockers Anonymous. I didn’t find any other like it on OCN and proceeded to open Notepad and sketch an outline of what I would write, including the 12 step program, and was intending to jokingly swap alcoholism references to video cards/cpu’s.
I was all set, Googled the 12step program, and had several references all setup. All I had to do was pen it. I read my outline from ‘top to bottom’ and stopped cold...
I realized I could not , would not write what I had intentionally intended. There comes a time when you realize that what you write can have a profound impact on someone, intended or not, the effect can be the pretty bad for some. Anonymous indeed.
Addictions have destroyed persons, and entire families, and as I erased my Notepad first sentence, I knew I made the right decision. I also realize, that while some here on OCN may not raise a flag saying that have battled addiction (who would?), it wasn’t for me to ridicule or make fun of what could likely be a daily life struggle for some and a very ugly post before getting deleted by mods, rightfully so.
To those going through any addiction, I can only say I wish you well and you have my prayers that you can live the best life you can.
I think the most important thing here was the clarity to not write that post. Our hobby is a hobby and relating it to serious life problems would be wrong.
Sorry if I got serious here. Just wanted to get it off my chest, and maybe we all can think about the potential for hurtful posts only seconds away from submission.
I was going to make this a post all by itself and found this thread which captures the essence of posting responsibly.
"Everyone is entitled to their own Opinions, but not their own Facts!"