I made a huge mistake and tried to node at work. I figured this would be OK with my boss, because most of the time at work I just sit around and browse the web anyway, because though I am just an intern I am more productive than some of the seasoned staff. Most of the time, though, my web browsing is related to my work so my boss doesn't care, I am there to learn, right? My boss is a curious guy, and he asked what I was doing. I gave him a quick tour of Everything, which met his immediate disapproval.
He apparently did not like the idea of me adding to a public database on company time. He's a level headed guy, so he didn't yell at me really, but I had never heard a more stern voice from him -- this is, as I'm told, as close as he gets to showing anger. I logged off immediately, and that night I put in the horrible nuking request. The idea was to create a reason for getting rid of it all that was so bad, not to mention wrong, that the editors wouldn't destroy any of it.
But my boss wanted me to show him that I had deleted everything from the database site, and I had to admit that I hadn't. So I personally destroyed everything. I'm kicking myself right now, asking myself why I didn't send anyone a message or make backups of my writeups. At the time, I just didn't want my boss's wrath and knew the only way to avoid it was to nuke everything to his approval.
I'm really, really, really sorry. Really. I didn't think I'd be missed, but I realize that now there's a team rescuing the content of my writeups. I looked through the Chatterbox Archives, as well. I think that I will stay away from noding. It was really fun while it lasted, but I don't think it's a good idea for me anymore. On the other hand, I encourage anyone recovering my writeups to e-mail me. I consider my writeups to be of good quality (it did pain me to erase everything), and I am very willing to help. Also anyone who has any concerns/questions about this or anything else, or even if you just want to contact me, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. Thanks for reading this long letter from a disgraced idiot.
Best regards, "Clobbersaurus"