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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: I need some practical advice on how to drop out or anything of the sorts
Post: I need some practical advice on how to drop out or...

GED's are just for ghetto people? Bull. Anywho, do as I did, drop the honors classes. My teacher for the class I dropped even suggested I did after my breakdown in the middle of class... I wish the b...
Sadly_Not School Talk 4 2,870 03-03-2017, 03:31 AM
  Thread: My Long-Ass Rant About My School
Post: My Long-Ass Rant About My School

can i please rant for a bit about my school? my school, for being a catholic school and all and is supposed to nurture the faith and all that...does a shockingly horrible job at it. in fact, the reli...
Sadly_Not School Talk 0 2,110 02-28-2017, 01:54 PM
  Thread: My parents think im selling pills at school.
Post: RE: My parents think im selling pills at school.

(02-18-2017 02:24 AM)L0KI Wrote:   (02-18-2017 01:44 AM)Jop Wrote:  Shouldn't take painkillers though, as far as I know they can only make things worse. you do have a point but my parents ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 8 5,439 02-18-2017, 02:26 PM
  Thread: Things that suck about teaching
Post: Things that suck about teaching

So, you'll be a ouchi disk user and turbulence that sorta stuff?
Sadly_Not School Talk 9 4,375 02-16-2017, 12:02 AM
  Thread: graduation practice
Post: graduation practice

Freshmen? Is it that a bit early to worry about graduation? Shouldn't you have to be a senior to worry about this crap?
Sadly_Not School Talk 3 2,446 02-14-2017, 05:32 AM
  Thread: police involvement
Post: police involvement

We don't have cops at my school...
Sadly_Not School Talk 9 3,363 02-13-2017, 10:54 AM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: The Ban Game

banned for being dumb and shit
Sadly_Not Games 2,501 574,259 02-11-2017, 06:35 AM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: The Ban Game

Banned for having more posts than me even though you joined after me.
Sadly_Not Games 2,501 574,259 02-10-2017, 06:42 AM
  Thread: I don't want to be controlled by people who...
Post: I don't want to be controlled by people who...

I don't wanna be controlled by folks who have no control over themselves, imo
Sadly_Not Philosophy, Politics & History 24 12,103 02-10-2017, 06:38 AM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: The Ban Game

U_N_D_E_R_S_C_O_R_E_S_R_O_C_K
Sadly_Not Games 2,501 574,259 02-09-2017, 08:25 AM
  Thread: TunnelBear VPN
Post: TunnelBear VPN

Yes I will list! Tunnel Bear DotVPN Hotspot Protecter Touch VPN Betternet VPN Tor JohnDoe Some other one I don't remember.. My tracker blocker that works: Ghostery.. Thank you!
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 1,894 02-09-2017, 08:24 AM
  Thread: TunnelBear VPN
Post: TunnelBear VPN

I found a VPN that actually worked for my schools wifi. Most are like blocked and cause the internet to stop working all together. Using it, for over an hour, yeah? And I go back to use it later…and t...
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 1,894 02-09-2017, 07:46 AM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: The Ban Game

Superkamiguru is banned for being cool with consensual incest.
Sadly_Not Games 2,501 574,259 02-09-2017, 12:48 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: What are some of your most controversial opinions?

Abortion is wrong unless used to save the mother's life or the baby would be dead-on-arrival. Of course, I still want it to be legal to avoid dangerous back-alley abortions. Some religious in my area ...
Sadly_Not Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 386,410 02-09-2017, 12:44 AM
  Thread: The "You never go to school argument"
Post: The "You never go to school argument"

'Never' implies that you don't go to school at all. If you go at least one day a week, I think 'never' stops applying. The word 'almost' should be added.
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 2,697 02-09-2017, 12:11 AM
  Thread: Springboard.
Post: RE: Springboard.

(02-08-2017 09:17 PM)no Wrote:  It's an utterly rubbish curriculum system that's been in use since I was in the 6th grade. On rare occasions they explained something well, or had an interesting ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 9 4,503 02-09-2017, 12:08 AM
  Thread: Springboard.
Post: RE: Springboard.

(02-08-2017 10:28 AM)Superkamiguru Wrote:   (02-08-2017 10:23 AM)Geicosuave Wrote:   (02-08-2017 08:53 AM)Superkamiguru Wrote:  The fuck is springboard? [img]http://www.continentalspo...
Sadly_Not School Talk 9 4,503 02-08-2017, 12:03 PM
  Thread: Truancy and Illness
Post: Truancy and Illness

Yes, it is really unfair. The school needs to get its head on straight and realize that truancy does not equate to chronic illness.
Sadly_Not Youth Rights 8 3,653 02-07-2017, 06:28 AM
  Thread: I'm going to get permanently excluded from school
Post: I'm going to get permanently excluded from school

I'm very sorry for you! I wish the best for you and that you get to a better school soon!
Sadly_Not School Talk 4 3,608 02-07-2017, 06:27 AM
  Thread: Schools That Snoop Around Kid's Business Off-Campus
Post: Schools That Snoop Around Kid's Business Off-Campu...

No, luckily I don't. Yes it should be outlawed, unless dangerous or illegal, the school's authority should be restricted to its own grounds.
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,720 02-07-2017, 12:47 AM
  Thread: I'm very mad right now!
Post: I'm very mad right now!

If you can't have the costume, you can't perform..I would honestly find it too troublesome to get a costume so I would drop it like it's hot. If you really want to do it I would suggest seeing if you ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 3 2,805 02-01-2017, 06:39 AM
  Thread: ... are like dreams
Post: ... are like dreams

My days are like dreams in that I have trouble remembering them...
Sadly_Not Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 1 2,050 01-31-2017, 08:45 AM
  Thread: My reaction to school telling me no
Post: My reaction to school telling me no

What sadist are ya? Wearing hats indoors?!
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,143 01-31-2017, 12:03 AM
  Thread: School Funding Bias
Post: School Funding Bias

:l At least the rolls from home might have more than one-one thousandth of a ply..Of course some money from the state and donors may only be legally spent on some things, so sometimes its their fault ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 3 2,604 01-29-2017, 01:04 PM
  Thread: The Asbestos and Mold Update! (NOT GOOD)
Post: RE: The Asbestos and Mold Update! (NOT GOOD)

(01-29-2017 09:38 AM)Superkamiguru Wrote:  Wow,what assholes. Eh, my fault they probably deserved to be a jerk to me.. Still made me cry for a bit though.
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 3,431 01-29-2017, 12:58 PM
  Thread: The Asbestos and Mold Update! (NOT GOOD)
Post: The Asbestos and Mold Update! (NOT GOOD)

https://imgur.com/gallery/F3RdX https://www.reddit.com/r/PeoriaIL/commen...dangerous/ These are some of the reactions that I got when I thought I posted good evidence... Honestly, I feel like...a ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 3,431 01-28-2017, 01:08 PM
  Thread: many solutions to the school problem actually don't help
Post: many solutions to the school problem actually don'...

In my area, they keep trying new programs to 'fix' the schools, but since they don't get immediate results..they drop it like its hot. My dad calls this "Flavor of the Month"
Sadly_Not School Talk 9 4,132 01-28-2017, 01:23 AM
  Thread: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!
Post: RE: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!

(01-24-2017 09:31 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  Also you can anonymously alert the members of your local school board. Someone might make it a pet cause. Another route is your local city council. The sc...
Sadly_Not School Talk 11 5,494 01-24-2017, 11:49 PM
  Thread: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!
Post: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!

Quick Update! I sent in my tip to the local news, but I had to use my junk email so I fear it won't be taken seriously. I want to genuinely thank you all for the help you guys have given me. It means ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 11 5,494 01-24-2017, 11:03 AM
  Thread: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!
Post: RE: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!

(01-24-2017 09:09 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  Make an anonymous complaint to your local mayor and superintendent and send an anonymous tip to the local media. Superintendent is corrupt as fuck. I have...
Sadly_Not School Talk 11 5,494 01-24-2017, 10:40 AM
  Thread: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!
Post: RE: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!

(01-24-2017 03:27 AM)Jop Wrote:  Wear a mask at school, encouraging your friends to do so as well? :lookright: It would be against dress-code and I would be flayed alive. I will keep this in co...
Sadly_Not School Talk 11 5,494 01-24-2017, 05:22 AM
  Thread: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!
Post: Unsafe Learning Environment, Please Help!

My school has exposed asbestos in the building and mold behind some of the AC units. I would like to make my and my fellow students environment safer, but if I complain me, my sister, and my dad who w...
Sadly_Not School Talk 11 5,494 01-24-2017, 02:07 AM
  Thread: Teacher dies of suicide; jumps from roof of school
Post: Teacher dies of suicide; jumps from roof of school

Probably stress.
Sadly_Not News 5 4,321 01-19-2017, 06:53 AM
  Thread: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGALLY theft
Post: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGALLY ...

Yo~ If it's the child's property they bought with their own cash definitelyly theirs. If the parents gave the cash to the child I think the parent should have a little more control over the laptop. Li...
Sadly_Not Youth Rights 58 23,545 01-18-2017, 06:30 AM
  Thread: Is it worth to VPN?
Post: RE: Is it worth to VPN?

Ah thanks but I am very stupid and foolish imo. Can you dumb down the instructions..Also it is worth noting that I use a Mac
Sadly_Not School Talk 6 7,850 01-14-2017, 12:01 PM
  Thread: Is it worth to VPN?
Post: Is it worth to VPN?

Is Tor a Http proxy?
Sadly_Not School Talk 6 7,850 01-13-2017, 12:13 AM
  Thread: Long Assignment Due Too Early?
Post: Long Assignment Due Too Early?

Ouch! If I got something like that I would hafta abuse lunch and get it done then..
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,314 01-12-2017, 06:43 AM
  Thread: Is it worth to VPN?
Post: Is it worth to VPN?

My school has a policy against VPNs and proxies...But the filter is very, very strict and useful or otherwise benign websites are blocked. i was wondering if getting a good proxy would be worth it. B...
Sadly_Not School Talk 6 7,850 01-12-2017, 02:03 AM
  Thread: Is it worth to VPN?
Post: Is it worth to VPN?

My school has a policy against VPNs and proxies...But the filter is very, very strict and useful or otherwise benign websites are blocked. i was wondering if getting a good proxy would be worth it. B...
Sadly_Not School Talk 0 1,210 01-12-2017, 02:03 AM
  Thread: Ahhh Tech Clas
Post: Ahhh Tech Clas

Oh sorry. I didn't read that site correctly then. Whoops my bad.
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 2,987 11-16-2016, 03:42 AM
  Thread: My teacher has a list of site you can go to.
Post: My teacher has a list of site you can go to.

Lanschool I remember that! Its one of the only things that made me break down in tears! I'm sorry that this is such a restrictive list for you. At least coolmath is kinda fun..
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,074 11-15-2016, 01:04 AM
  Thread: Ahhh Tech Clas
Post: Ahhh Tech Clas

Thanks but..My school forced us to buy a Mac and I don't think virtualbox runs on that.
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 2,987 11-15-2016, 12:23 AM
  Thread: Ahhh Tech Clas
Post: Ahhh Tech Clas

Ahaha erm sorry for bombarding you guys with my stupid nasty whining. Anyway for tech class we hafta make a video showcasing a music genre. (I choose dubstep by the way) So we are told to use a Youtub...
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 2,987 11-14-2016, 09:58 AM
  Thread: Horrible English lesson and teacher
Post: Horrible English lesson and teacher

So the entire class basically lost their crap and went wild? Ouch, I know that feeling. Some of my teachers had trouble controlling our class of nine.
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,610 11-12-2016, 08:48 AM
  Thread: The Big Scary Anti-Gay Assembly
Post: The Big Scary Anti-Gay Assembly

I go to a private Catholic school because it's one of better schools in my area and my dad is a teacher there. Well anyway, I live in one the most conservative parts of my state and my school therefor...
Sadly_Not School Talk 7 3,787 11-12-2016, 01:23 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: Trump won

At least it's not Hillary. She's a disgrace to women, imo.
Sadly_Not Philosophy, Politics & History 71 30,163 11-10-2016, 02:17 AM
  Thread: I got removed from RS today
Post: I got removed from RS today

Is RS Religion Studies? Anyway if you want to ignore people a little better do something menial like tap your pencil or take small breaks from being next to them by getting a tissue or sharpening your...
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 3,072 11-03-2016, 10:09 AM
  Thread: Catholic Freshman Retreat Hell
Post: RE: Catholic Freshman Retreat Hell

I can understand not wanting to talk about your life, sometimes I'm not comfortable with sharing my mistakes either. However at this point in my life I find myself praying for a miracle because I badl...
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,482 10-31-2016, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Catholic Freshman Retreat Hell
Post: Catholic Freshman Retreat Hell

Can I rant for a bit? Erm so.. I go to this Catholic private high school because it's the best school in the area. So ya know I hafta attend Mass every month, take classes on the Catholic religion, ...
Sadly_Not School Talk 2 2,482 10-29-2016, 09:03 AM
  Thread: High School, Hypocrisy, Personal
Post: High School, Hypocrisy, Personal

To answer your Halloween question, yes I will be going to school.. Maybe I'll spread some spooky cheer by handing out candy or something. Oh and welcome to the forms!
Sadly_Not School Talk 5 3,904 10-29-2016, 08:41 AM

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