Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden
I probably just needed to vent and take a little break. I feel better now.
That forum can be brutal with the turnaround and rate of newcomers at times. I usually enjoy that aspect, but it starts to get overwhelming after hours of doing it.
You did exactly the right thing. There has been a vent thread running for over a year now. The first one which I started was aimed a little too directly at clueless OP's while this one was designed to be more general.
But those who work here need a way to depressurize on site with others to commiserate and hash out coping methods. Some of us work in multiple threads daily where the OS's life and death depends upon our steps being followed closely - by an OP who may or may not be fully competent, lazy, uncooperative, or struggling to understand.
All of us hope for teamwork in the threads to support one another, but when we feel abandoned, frustrated, stepped on, or otherwise need a break, we are fortunate to have an onsite social option that the other tech forums don't - not to mention the jukebox