So I stumbled across this site when I found it linked on another message board.
I've spent awhile looking over it all. I even took most of the tests listed in this forum. How did I score? Fairly well I'd say. Games to me are a minor distraction at times. Much like going to the movies or going surfing. Or any other recreational activity.
Some background on me before I ask questions (I notice a large number or inanely stupid posts here, just don't want you to have the same idea of this one). I've played everquest before. Was a decent game for about four months before I grew bored with it. I play RTS and occasionally a FPS game, RPG's games aren't my type though. Online games lately hold more interest for me, the social aspect is a nice plus to any game. But I've yet to find a true quality game online.
While I don't fully agree with your sites views on some issues, I do support what your trying to do.
But my main concern is this. In your twelve step help program you refer to God mutiple times throughout all the steps.
What about the addicted gamer who is seeking help, but doesn't believe in God, or perhaps is a different religion?
They might be daunted at what you list as your steps, and try to move somewhere else in search of help. The danger with that though is they might not get the help.
Take me for example. Lets say I was addicted (And believe me this is not a subtle cry for help, just an example) and I came here.
Do I believe in God? Yes.
Do I go to church every Sunday? No.
Had I seen this website looking for help, would I have stayed? No. Let me explain.
I for one avoid hard core religious people who put God's name in front of everything like the plague. If I had an addiction those 12 steps alone would immediatly make me close my browser and scratch this off as another crazy religious site.
Now I'm not saying you are one of those kinds of stereotypes, this is just what I percieved when I first came here. Believing in God and letting people who ask you about what He's done for your life is a good thing, if they ask.
None of your tests held anything religious in them whatsoever. I think those are great.
What I'm afraid of though is the not-so-religious or agnostic or even atheist's who come here may get the wrong impression right off the bat.
Perhaps you may want to consider setting up a non-religious 12 step program, then list them both under seperate topics.
If you do have something like that here already, outstanding. If you do currently, maybe make it more prevalent on your homepage. If you don't though, why not?
I'm not here to argue with you, everyone has a right to their own opinions, and this is your board. I'm just curious as to your outlook on the matter and hoping this suggestion might help your cause.