I'll bet one of the main reasons people don't start OC'ing is the fear that others will"freak out" and cause a scene. Perhaps one of the major influences of this website is to dispel that fear. The overwhelming number of posts show that OC is most often no big deal. There are dramatic threads about bad interactions, but that's because such stories are interesting and thousands of stories saying "I OC'd today and nothing happened" gets pretty boring. If we ran a poll on the percentage of good and bad OC experiences, the majority of us would say we've never had a major negative incident (except Danbus, of course).