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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: my biology teacher thinks i'm whoring it up
Post: my biology teacher thinks i'm whoring it up

I'm fairly good friends with my old biology teacher and her family, so when they go on vacation, I usually watch their mean, biting, screechy birds. Well the past couple of times I've done this for t...
Hayley44 General Talk 11 1,458 10-16-2008, 07:31 AM
  Thread: Why Drivers ed sucks
Post: Re: Why Drivers ed sucks

Wolfeh Wrote:Driver's Ed. was easy for me, and I got my license without much of a problem besides the annoying DMV. But I've been driving for 2 years now, and I like to drive fast just to see if I'll...
Hayley44 General Talk 10 3,748 10-13-2008, 04:10 AM
  Thread: Pets?
Post: Pets?

There may already be a topic on this, but what pets do you have? My pets: 2 cats (awesome) 2 baby sugar gliders (awesome) 3 bunnies (awesome) 1 duck (pretty cool, but he likes to attack) 2 dogs (kind...
Hayley44 General Talk 13 1,901 10-13-2008, 04:08 AM
  Thread: I'm a fucking failure
Post: Re: I'm a fucking failure

math was created to make intelligent people feel like idiots. i looked at that and understood less than if you'd posted chinese up there. im sorry about your test though. it sucks :/ but you are n...
Hayley44 School Talk 20 5,581 10-13-2008, 03:35 AM
  Thread: My school made me dye my hair
Post: Re: My school made me dye my hair

thanks :) you guys make me smile. I still have some dye, so I'm tempted to just gradually lift it a shade each month, so that it looks like it just did it on its own. lol, the donuts. you'd get s...
Hayley44 School Talk 28 5,992 10-13-2008, 03:31 AM
  Thread: My school made me dye my hair
Post: My school made me dye my hair

I feel bad that I'm not a regular poster on this board, and I usually only return to vent when school pisses me off, but it always helps me so much. Anyways, my reason for rage right now is because m...
Hayley44 School Talk 28 5,992 10-08-2008, 06:03 PM
  Thread: Why do guys do this?
Post: Re: Why do guys do this?

SoulRiser Wrote:PS: I don't think there's anything wrong with porn as long as you don't actually need it. If you're only looking at it because you want to, it's fine. I'd agree with that for the most...
Hayley44 General Talk 36 2,575 06-17-2008, 12:04 PM
  Thread: The Happening
Post: Re: The Happening

baw.. now you make me want to see it. I was going to see it saturday, but the mean movie people wouldn't let me in without an ID. Since when do they actually care about that? Usually they don't eve...
Hayley44 Movies/TV/Videos/Books 16 1,757 06-17-2008, 06:15 AM
  Thread: Why do guys do this?
Post: Re: Why do guys do this?

you all make me =) I'm torn on it. Part of me thinks I shouldn't care at all.. But even as I try to make myself not care, I'm still always going to be a twinge jealous/annoyed/hurt in the back of my...
Hayley44 General Talk 36 2,575 06-17-2008, 06:09 AM
  Thread: Why do guys do this?
Post: Why do guys do this?

I've seen enough guys do this that I can generalize and say "guys" without feeling too guilty. My apologies to any exceptions out there that may exist. Guys say that they are irritated by the fact th...
Hayley44 General Talk 36 2,575 06-16-2008, 04:38 PM
  Thread: Don't interview SoulRiser.
Post: Re: Don't interview SoulRiser.

Suicidal-kun Wrote:Why are you so damn awesome? ^ the question on all our minds What's your favorite book? What's your favorite city? What's the longest you've ever stayed awake?
Hayley44 Interviews 210 20,862 05-08-2008, 01:27 PM
  Thread: punks of SS unite!
Post: Re: punks of SS unite!

ATXTheKiller Wrote:happy fool called Nigel Wrote:ATXTheKiller Wrote:I doubt Alkaline Trio counts.... Haha, no. AK is just commercial metal as far as I'm concerned. C...commercial METAL? :wtf: ...
Hayley44 Music 10 1,126 05-07-2008, 12:55 PM
  Thread: School Schedules
Post: Re: School Schedules

^ I like the way you schedule is mixed up so it's not the same classes over and over. Mine's not bad though I guess. english computer apps (debate last semester) spanish dos chemistry study hall lun...
Hayley44 School Talk 231 77,416 05-06-2008, 03:09 PM
  Thread: Summer PE
Post: Summer PE

Bah. My parents signed me up for summer PE without telling me until today, after I'd spent countless lunch times negotiating with guidance to make sure that I could arrange my schedule around it. If...
Hayley44 School Talk 1 882 05-06-2008, 03:02 PM
  Thread: The Real World..
Post: Re: The Real World..

Will Wrote:Is "fun" useful; what makes something useful? hehe whenever you try to define anything, it just gets so circular. goodness, for example, is so impossible to define, because something that...
Hayley44 Philosophy, Politics & History 47 6,181 05-04-2008, 06:54 AM
  Thread: we ran out of detention slips
Post: Re: we ran out of detention slips

I wish our seniors had the guts to skip. I want to miss tests... xcriteria Wrote:Did they stop giving detentions when they ran out? Yeah, they had to for a while. A couple of people who did major ...
Hayley44 School Talk 9 2,400 05-04-2008, 06:07 AM
  Thread: we ran out of detention slips
Post: we ran out of detention slips

My school decided to have what the teachers called a "revolution," where they cracked down on the dress code. Every two toned shoe, misplaced hair, and untucked shirt got busted (though I was never i...
Hayley44 School Talk 9 2,400 05-04-2008, 02:36 AM
  Thread: Idoitic new policies.
Post: Re: Idoitic new policies.

that's the same policy my school has. lucky i have my stash of forged hall passes, otherwise I'd have a lot of time to do.
Hayley44 School Talk 9 2,588 05-04-2008, 02:30 AM
  Thread: teachers calling
Post: Re: teachers calling

bah it's not your fault you're sick, and even if it was, it's none of his business.
Hayley44 School Talk 7 1,138 05-04-2008, 02:25 AM
  Thread: Heelys
Post: Re: Heelys

Hehe those are a bit of a cult at my school; lots of people have them. They're against the rules, but most of the admins are pretty cool with it. The other day I was walking with my friend who was we...
Hayley44 General Talk 18 1,940 05-01-2008, 09:59 AM
  Thread: how are we supposed to trust them?
Post: Re: how are we supposed to trust them?

I don't normally swear, but all I can say is fuck her. That is something you just don't do. I had a friend who went digging through my stuff and read my journal once, and I could never view her as a...
Hayley44 School Talk 11 2,377 04-28-2008, 11:53 AM
  Thread: amo, amas, amat
Post: Re: amo, amas, amat

oh dear.. just reading the title of your post brought back awful memories from when I was forced to take latin in 7th grade. i had a teacher who looked, sounded, and acted exactly like mrs. puff fro...
Hayley44 Other Languages 9 4,950 04-27-2008, 05:35 AM
  Thread: Report Cards LOLs
Post: Re: Report Cards LOLs

:laugh: You make me smile =)
Hayley44 School Talk 14 1,905 04-25-2008, 06:44 AM
  Thread: Shadow is back >_>
Post: Re: Shadow is back >_>

lol disproves my point about people on here not arguing about dumb things, but I guess it's not like I didn't participate. In any case, I don't feel like sayings, curses, or insulting words of any ki...
Hayley44 General Talk 29 1,892 04-24-2008, 07:49 AM
  Thread: Shadow is back >_>
Post: Re: Shadow is back >_>

also, being against saying "that's gay" could be considered a form of maturity in itself
Hayley44 General Talk 29 1,892 04-24-2008, 05:59 AM
  Thread: Shadow is back >_>
Post: Re: Shadow is back >_>

i don't think there's that much thought behind saying that phrase. it's really just habitual slang.
Hayley44 General Talk 29 1,892 04-24-2008, 05:50 AM
  Thread: Shadow is back >_>
Post: Re: Shadow is back >_>

Suicidal-kun Wrote:youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:No, I meant "fuck" as in "fuck, I have to be mature?" Oh ok, I understand now. lol I don't mean mature mature. That's just gay. I just mean that peopl...
Hayley44 General Talk 29 1,892 04-23-2008, 01:13 PM
  Thread: Shadow is back >_>
Post: Re: Shadow is back >_>

~Shadow~ Wrote:SS is the *cough* best *cough* forum I yet encountered. (no sarcasm -.-) Welcome back =) I fully agree. I don't even hate my school anymore (besides a few annoyances) but this place...
Hayley44 General Talk 29 1,892 04-23-2008, 06:56 AM
  Thread: Parental Grading
Post: Re: Parental Grading

Alucard483 Wrote:HOLY SHIT! when did haley come back? But ya, they get a C+ to a B Hi =D It's funny how I remember you and all these forum people when i usually mock the whole concept of knowing pe...
Hayley44 School Talk 9 2,711 04-23-2008, 06:35 AM
  Thread: sweet modesty
Post: Re: sweet modesty

Hey there darth! I remember you too =) I thought I'd have been forgotten with my minimal posting though. And yes, the assumption that I go to a christian school was right.
Hayley44 School Talk 14 2,781 04-23-2008, 06:25 AM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: Re: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body

fragile-esteem Wrote:Ahab Wrote:fragile-esteem Wrote:the average person also doesn't exist yeah there is. The average person is average. That varies by country. no the average person can be created ...
Hayley44 Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,138 04-23-2008, 06:04 AM
  Thread: Selfishness
Post: Re: Selfishness

Eidolon Wrote:I read an article once about this once. Basically it said that selfishness is inescapable, but that there are different kinds of selfishness. An act of kindness, while selfish, is stil...
Hayley44 Best of School Survival 29 15,174 04-23-2008, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Parental Grading
Post: Re: Parental Grading

Definitely an A. I love my parents. They always respect me and take my feelings into account. Once in a while, they misunderstand some of the things that I do, but it's all easily justifiable.
Hayley44 School Talk 9 2,711 04-22-2008, 09:26 AM
  Thread: sweet modesty
Post: Re: sweet modesty

thanks for the welcomes :) I do get a lot of that at my school, Christianity being used as a disciplinary device.
Hayley44 School Talk 14 2,781 04-22-2008, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Selfishness
Post: Selfishness

Is there anything that people do that isn't motivated in some way by the desire for self-glorification? Even when people do good deeds for others, they do it because it gives them some sense of self ...
Hayley44 Best of School Survival 29 15,174 04-22-2008, 09:21 AM
  Thread: word association
Post: Re: word association

omphaloskepsis
Hayley44 Games 8,943 449,842 04-21-2008, 08:53 AM
  Thread: Lolwut?
Post: Re: Lolwut?

Сфир Ет. Ѕеqонж Wrote:I can remember little insignificant events that happened in my life. The part that scares me though is that I can remember little insignificant events that happened as far back a...
Hayley44 General Talk 14 1,747 04-21-2008, 08:42 AM
  Thread: word association
Post: Re: word association

gill
Hayley44 Games 8,943 449,842 04-21-2008, 08:24 AM
  Thread: sweet modesty
Post: Re: sweet modesty

youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:UNCHRISTIAN? Also, kill your librarian. Preferably with a knife. Funny you would say that actually. Most people who've met her will tell you that it is very tempting to ...
Hayley44 School Talk 14 2,781 04-21-2008, 08:22 AM
  Thread: Insane school-obsessed mother
Post: Re: Insane school-obsessed mother

I'm really sorry. That's awful. If it's a C- in advanced math, that's like an A- in any normal math(at my school at least). Your grades are excellent.
Hayley44 School Talk 8 2,366 04-21-2008, 08:10 AM
  Thread: sweet modesty
Post: sweet modesty

Hello my school hating brothers and sisters. I started posting on this forum a while back, but I doubt anyone remembers me because I stopped posting shortly after school began to grow on me. But now...
Hayley44 School Talk 14 2,781 04-21-2008, 08:06 AM
  Thread: take a look at how church people say to punish kids
Post: [quote="christillusion"]I am not generalizing. Yo...

christillusion Wrote:I am not generalizing. You need to get that. I am not gonna waste my time typing "well this doesn't apply to everyone in this catagory" If you know that this doesn't apply to e...
Hayley44 General Talk 115 9,113 09-24-2007, 04:09 AM
  Thread: retarded hallpass rule
Post: whoa man. that's horrible. and I thought my scho...

whoa man. that's horrible. and I thought my school was bad! how is every kid at your school supposed to last all day without going to the bathroom? my school has a gay rule where you're not allowe...
Hayley44 School Talk 18 2,615 09-22-2007, 07:30 AM
  Thread: take a look at how church people say to punish kids
Post: [quote="Happy Camper"]I had a nice chat with my Mo...

Happy Camper Wrote:I had a nice chat with my Mom. She remembers spanking me once and it was for like downright defiance. I was at the bottom of the stairs and I asked her to carry me up. She had he...
Hayley44 General Talk 115 9,113 09-22-2007, 07:23 AM
  Thread: Bullshit Grading
Post: [quote="Aleksandr"]So in one of my classes, my hom...

Aleksandr Wrote:So in one of my classes, my homework was to answer 20 questions from the book. I put the answer to each question on my paper, titled it, and turned it in the next day, had my name and...
Hayley44 School Talk 20 3,767 09-17-2007, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Homework from Hell
Post: [quote="wsgosset"][quote="Hayley44"]I totally agre...

wsgosset Wrote:Hayley44 Wrote:I totally agree. This is why I usually only post here on weekends, or as I'm typing up a paper (like I'm doing right now). Almost every day I do homework from the momen...
Hayley44 School Talk 25 2,901 09-12-2007, 01:06 PM
  Thread: Homework from Hell
Post: I totally agree. This is why I usually only post ...

I totally agree. This is why I usually only post here on weekends, or as I'm typing up a paper (like I'm doing right now). Almost every day I do homework from the moment I get home until 2:00am in t...
Hayley44 School Talk 25 2,901 09-12-2007, 11:36 AM
  Thread: bio project.
Post: this sounds like the bio teacher I had last year. ...

this sounds like the bio teacher I had last year. she made us torture goldfish by putting them in hot water, and then in ice water to count their heart rates. then the other grade had to do a bug pr...
Hayley44 School Talk 25 2,140 09-11-2007, 12:47 PM
  Thread: Excellent.
Post: haha I don't literally mean to live off of ramen n...

haha I don't literally mean to live off of ramen noodles. I just meant that I don't plan to waste money on sirloin steak and caviar, or anything like that. I love to cook too, and there are a lot of...
Hayley44 School Talk 25 3,408 09-11-2007, 07:47 AM
  Thread: Why I'm even on this forum still perplexes me
Post: Re: Why I'm even on this forum still perplexes me

Captain Ahab Wrote:My new school rocks. 12-4 pm. I get to sleep in, and when I go there, the environment is chill. You work in your own little space. It's all self paced, and the people there are int...
Hayley44 School Talk 12 1,810 09-10-2007, 01:30 PM

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