Throughout the years I have taken part in many hobbies, which lead to many forums. Though each hobby has had it's share of craziness, I've never see it as bad as here. People are bashing, using personal attacks, and generally being untrustworthy at a disturbing rate.
This is suppose to be a fun hobby, a getaway from the rollercoaster of life for many of us.
Let me tell you what my breaking point was:
Ghostbusters has many of us excited. Along with this, there are many facts and secrets out there that many people are dying to get. Yes, I was privy to some of this information, mainly from what has been passed around from other sites, people, etc. Nothing to die for, no real "confirmed" facts.
Well, over the past few weeks, because of this, I've had to pick up some pieces of my personal life. My email was hacked, which led to other linked emails hacked (even my work email, which I work with confidential information myself). With the help of external resources, it was linked to pinball, and most realistically someone from here.
Yes, I take full blame for whatever I keep in my emails, for which I will never make that mistake again. The thing is, when this happens, it's not only me that is affected, it's those that trusted me, and parties that did nothing wrong.
We need to get to a place where this gets back to being fun and supportive, like the feelings we have when friends are over having some beers (or soda if you don't drink), enjoying what we love.
Now I have to fend for my job while knowing I might have ruined someone else's. If the person that did it is reading this, was it really worth it for whatever you got out of the deal?