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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: School Projects
Post: Re: School Projects

I had this incident a few years ago. I was only 9 (still in Poland then) but it seriously impaired me for years. I was quite good at writing and then one time, I writes over the 400 words set and my t...
fragile_esteem School Talk 3 5,476 03-04-2008, 06:20 AM
  Thread: English is pointless
Post: Re: English is pointless

English lessons are ridiculously retarded. I have 9 x 40 mins per week! It is hell! But I think it is more like your Spanish lessons what I have. So I would say that Polish is retarded to the genera...
fragile_esteem School Talk 20 4,203 03-04-2008, 06:15 AM
  Thread: amo, amas, amat
Post: Re: amo, amas, amat

Weswammy Wrote:I took Latin for a week or two. Dropped out. IT was a waste of my time, but this could be useful for sending a copy of the site back in time... that is such a good idea!
fragile_esteem Other Languages 9 4,950 02-29-2008, 05:54 AM
  Thread: Special-Ed
Post: Re: Special-Ed

sorry, stupid Polish girl, but what is Special - Ed?
fragile_esteem School Talk 22 5,425 02-27-2008, 05:45 AM
  Thread: EXAMS!!!!!!!
Post: Re: EXAMS!!!!!!!

I totally agreed what do these 90mins of your life prove about you? You could be a lazy ass who never do a thing, but you happen to be a brainbox that can pass well with minimal effort, or you could b...
fragile_esteem School Talk 3 1,169 02-27-2008, 05:18 AM
  Thread: EXAMS!!!!!!!
Post: EXAMS!!!!!!!

we have exams comings up! OMG I hate exams! I should be revising but I ca not be bothered! damn it, there is so much else to do.
fragile_esteem School Talk 3 1,169 02-26-2008, 04:47 AM
  Thread: Of course kids hate school...
Post: Re: Of course kids hate school...

Almosthere Wrote:Seven Wrote:Btw. Arn't is spelled Aren't and theripyst is spelle therapist. sorry, being a pain, but spelled is spelt spelt.
fragile_esteem School Talk 30 4,289 02-24-2008, 01:50 AM
  Thread: What would you all think?
Post: Re: What would you all think?

Rule #3: war is bad. It is the only situation where there is no "right" thing to do other than run.
fragile_esteem General Talk 29 2,163 02-24-2008, 01:39 AM
  Thread: The Game of Life
Post: Re: The Game of Life

I like his point. expect you misssed the part about the players loving/hating/hurting one another.
fragile_esteem General Talk 11 1,304 02-24-2008, 01:35 AM
  Thread: Valentine Rant.
Post: Re:

darthmat Wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day#History You are wrong, stupid. from reading that I deduce that only the USA uses it as a tacky mass produced, consumer holiday.
fragile_esteem General Talk 30 2,357 02-24-2008, 01:32 AM
  Thread: Attention all Time Travellers:
Post: Re: Attention all Time Travellers:

I went last Monday, t'was a good discussion.
fragile_esteem General Talk 37 2,642 02-24-2008, 01:16 AM
  Thread: How old are you?
Post: Re: How old are you?

and you are here because?... you don't go to school i'm 14, and will be 15 on Thursday.
fragile_esteem General Talk 30 2,284 02-24-2008, 01:13 AM
  Thread: amo, amas, amat
Post: Re: amo, amas, amat

and to be able to have intense discussions about Roman mythology and debates titled: "The Vocative case, what is the point?" plus two double skives per week. adn of course learning how to say: alii...
fragile_esteem Other Languages 9 4,950 02-24-2008, 01:10 AM
  Thread: Stop doing painful things
Post: Re: Stop doing painful things

Will Wrote:I knew that already; I'm just having trouble applying it to exercise. exercise is supposed to hurt, you are supposed to push yourself beyond limitations
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 50 12,150 02-24-2008, 12:37 AM
  Thread: some crappy poems that are bad
Post: Re: some crappy poems that are bad

this isn't poetry it is a monologue for English. We are studying a play. we were given a character and a point in the play. We had to write a monologue of the character here is mine, it is very slushy...
fragile_esteem Original Artwork/Writing 12 2,309 02-21-2008, 06:08 AM
  Thread: T3h 1337 5P3aKz!!!11!1one!1elvn
Post: Re: T3h 1337 5P3aKz!!!11!1one!1elvn

1337 5P3Ak i5 ^3w t0 ^^3 does that make sense?
fragile_esteem Other Languages 33 7,138 02-21-2008, 03:37 AM
  Thread: REVENGE OF THE DRAWING THREAD!
Post: Re: REVENGE OF THE DRAWING THREAD!

you are really amazing!
fragile_esteem Original Artwork/Writing 196 41,485 02-21-2008, 03:34 AM
  Thread: lunches.
Post: Re: lunches.

ours are compulsary and you have tick your name off the list when you go in. I never go and nobody gives a damn anymore.
fragile_esteem School Talk 28 3,606 02-19-2008, 07:42 AM
  Thread: bad quality photos of bad quality sketches
Post: Re: bad quality photos of bad quality sketches

nothing
fragile_esteem Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,801 02-19-2008, 03:26 AM
  Thread: Character bio homework (may be offensive to some)
Post: Re: Character bio homework (may be offensive to so...

or you know you could have someone like Hitler but totally prejudice against Christians instead of Jews.
fragile_esteem School Talk 9 1,755 02-19-2008, 02:24 AM
  Thread: Teachers that ask stupid questions.
Post: Re: Teachers that ask stupid questions.

Thotwater Wrote:True story: So I had this teacher in elementary school who was all strict about what desks we sat in, and one time I sat in the wrong one. Control Freak: How did you get there? Me: I...
fragile_esteem School Talk 15 2,749 02-19-2008, 02:19 AM
  Thread: some crappy poems that are bad
Post: Re: some crappy poems that are bad

yes I am anorexic, i say it is bad because it is pretty muc to my taste only.
fragile_esteem Original Artwork/Writing 12 2,309 02-17-2008, 07:45 AM
  Thread: bad quality photos of bad quality sketches
Post: bad quality photos of bad quality sketches

nothing
fragile_esteem Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,801 02-17-2008, 07:18 AM
  Thread: Teachers that ask stupid questions.
Post: Re: Teachers that ask stupid questions.

Thursday in History, topic of discussion: the Holocaust, idiotic student teacher. "It was utterly racist and quite frankly the orders of a mad man. Would you agree Aleksandra?" I just looked at her...
fragile_esteem School Talk 15 2,749 02-17-2008, 07:13 AM
  Thread: What's your faviorite subject?
Post: Re: What's your faviorite subject?

Alucard483 Wrote:sosiology what is that?
fragile_esteem General Talk 43 3,807 02-13-2008, 03:42 AM
  Thread: some crappy poems that are bad
Post: Re: some crappy poems that are bad

I went to lunch hall today, I did not eat anything, but I wrote this after the experience. Scrape the butter around the plate, the barest minimu touches te pita, but somehow it all goes, 149lbs, pre...
fragile_esteem Original Artwork/Writing 12 2,309 02-13-2008, 03:40 AM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: Re: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body

SoulRiser Wrote:Quote:what do people on here think of pro anorexia? What exactly does that mean? Trying to be anorexic on purpose? no it is using it as a "lifestyle choice" pretenind it is healthy a...
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,138 02-13-2008, 03:36 AM
  Thread: testing
Post: Re: testing

Akdonnn, what do you hope to achieve by visits this site? you obviously has no ideas as to who we feel, because... YOU ARE A TEACHER. you must not has hated school otherwise, why teach?
fragile_esteem School Talk 37 5,105 02-13-2008, 03:33 AM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: Re: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:guy ran over by tank, guy who commited suicide with a band saw, la freeway suicide,eifle tower jumper, and man vs shotgun are all in my pictures word. o.O anyway... what do ...
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,138 02-12-2008, 05:33 AM
  Thread: Of course kids hate school...
Post: Re: Of course kids hate school...

Almosthere Wrote:Are we saying then, that when we become adults we are immune to peer pressure? no, but I think there is less peer pressure for grown ups as a lot of lifetime choices have already bee...
fragile_esteem School Talk 30 4,289 02-12-2008, 05:28 AM
  Thread: Of course kids hate school...
Post: Re: Of course kids hate school...

Immaturity is measured by the number of pointless assumtions peoples makes about others. I hate school because it is a hell hole of bitching.
fragile_esteem School Talk 30 4,289 02-11-2008, 06:00 AM
  Thread: testing
Post: Re: testing

Do you think he's really a teacher or just some kind of pervert?
fragile_esteem School Talk 37 5,105 02-11-2008, 05:49 AM
  Thread: The Dream Topic
Post: Re: The Dream Topic

I had a dream which involved my little sister -who is 3- wearing a bigger sized voile skirt than me. I was so happy, and then I woke up damn it.
fragile_esteem Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 306 56,462 02-11-2008, 02:20 AM
  Thread: .......
Post: Re: .......

good essay. I spend PE writing essays detailing why exercise can be harmful whilst I watch everyones else doing PE. It sucks.
fragile_esteem Youth Rights 16 2,286 02-11-2008, 02:16 AM
  Thread: Do you fear it.
Post: Re: Do you fear it.

Maxwell Wrote:Sadam Hussien is dead people hate him. Hitler is dead, he's no hero. Homeless people die on the street every day and no one even notices. I take that point, but I was meaning "average" ...
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 54 11,230 02-11-2008, 02:01 AM
  Thread: testing
Post: Re: testing

akdonn Wrote:Fragile Esteem: I find it fascinating that somebody who doesn't appear to know that you always start a new sentence with a capital letter, can't spell worth shit (even with spell check),...
fragile_esteem School Talk 37 5,105 02-11-2008, 01:54 AM
  Thread: Hello everyones.
Post: Re: Hello everyones.

hellos
fragile_esteem Welcome! 17 1,955 02-11-2008, 01:42 AM
  Thread: Cto govoryt po ruski?
Post: Re: Cto govoryt po ruski?

How many polish people are on here? 3 or 4?
fragile_esteem Other Languages 21 5,594 02-10-2008, 01:36 AM
  Thread: Do you fear it.
Post: Re: Do you fear it.

I'm looking forward to it. Nobody is mean about you once you're dead, you become the most intelligent person that has ever lived and the prettiest and funniest and livliest. Sorry but everyone loves d...
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 54 11,230 02-10-2008, 01:31 AM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: Re:

starfish Wrote:Instant controle is a very deliciouse thing. It gets bad though because they need that constant controle, which means continuing not to eat to see results, and thats ultimitly unhealthy...
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,138 02-10-2008, 01:27 AM
  Thread: testing
Post: Re:

akdonn Wrote:If youth don't have to do anything, they won't do anything. that is not true. I am always busy. School just dose not interest me. I do it, becase I have to not becase I wants to. I do no...
fragile_esteem School Talk 37 5,105 02-10-2008, 01:05 AM
  Thread: The Book Theif
Post: The Book Theif

It is the most amazing book ever. Narrated by death you see Leisel, a small child, growing up in Nazi Germany with her foster parents. They are short of money, there is a Jew in the basement, there ...
fragile_esteem Movies/TV/Videos/Books 2 668 02-07-2008, 06:11 AM
  Thread: Cto govoryt po ruski?
Post: I speak Polish, Czech, Danish, German, Russian and...

I speak Polish, Czech, Danish, German, Russian and a little Greek and Latin. may I suggest that there are polish things on itunes which are free. I found them whilst seraching for "ani slowa"
fragile_esteem Other Languages 21 5,594 02-07-2008, 06:06 AM
  Thread: testing
Post: testing

why in schools do they make you cram revise for all these tests, set on a date you know and are prepared to be standing outside the class revising the notes? In the real world tests aren't arranged,...
fragile_esteem School Talk 37 5,105 02-07-2008, 06:02 AM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: I don't really think the media has that much to do...

I don't really think the media has that much to do with it. Your either born with a perfectionistic disposition making you more likely to develop anorexia or your not and you just go on little diet wi...
fragile_esteem Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,138 02-07-2008, 05:55 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: shithole of life. 160mins of ESOL today! I hate we...

shithole of life. 160mins of ESOL today! I hate wednesdays!!!!!!!! I have 80mins religion, 80 mins ESOl, 80 mins Latin and another fucking 80 mins of ESOL!! it's horrible and tomorrow I've got fucking...
fragile_esteem General Talk 1,272 152,704 02-07-2008, 05:51 AM
  Thread: What sports do you do?
Post: I dance. In a serious hard as get slapped behin...

I dance. In a serious hard as get slapped behind the knees, you must win every possible title and compete against older contenstant way. i do ballet (corporal punishment involved), ballroom (c.p.i),...
fragile_esteem General Talk 19 1,973 02-05-2008, 04:30 AM
  Thread: Turn your Nearest Park into a Forest
Post: i like Australia gum blossom trees!

i like Australia gum blossom trees!
fragile_esteem General Talk 38 4,441 02-04-2008, 03:25 AM
  Thread: Good site.
Post: wow...

wow...
fragile_esteem General Talk 4 705 02-03-2008, 10:27 PM
  Thread: Great Pic
Post: I like that, my brother was in Iraq, but he's home...

I like that, my brother was in Iraq, but he's home for 3 weeks! :)
fragile_esteem General Talk 10 1,396 02-03-2008, 10:25 PM

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