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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: our natural "predator"
Post: Re: our natural "predator"

I'm with zero on this one. There are plenty of species other than humans that don't have natural predators, and their populations are kept in check by supply limits. Contrary to the notion that humans...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 21 6,401 08-15-2008, 06:24 AM
  Thread: The Greatest Fight Scene of All Time
Post: Re: The Greatest Fight Scene of All Time

Cosbydaf Wrote:How could you leave out the elephant tossing scene? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M__9ZmCFNeU I thought about it, but didn't want to spoil too much considering that it's the final fig...
rAnx General Talk 5 1,489 07-02-2008, 02:45 PM
  Thread: The Greatest Fight Scene of All Time
Post: The Greatest Fight Scene of All Time

I was watching Ong Bok today and was reminded of a fight scene from The Protector. Those with weak stomachs shouldn't watch. It is painful just to look at. It is almost certainly one of the most bruta...
rAnx General Talk 5 1,489 07-02-2008, 06:21 AM
  Thread: [In]finite Universe
Post: Re: [In]finite Universe

Liq, I think you're trying to oversimplify a rather tough to grasp cosmological principle in attempting to put a value or definition on "nothing." From the theorized big bang, it wasn't simply matter ...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 57 12,172 06-30-2008, 03:43 PM
  Thread: Failed everything
Post: Re: Failed everything

SoulRiser Wrote:You can't fail yourself by not acheiving some goal that other people set for you that you had no say in. You only fail yourself if it was your own goal, that you chose, out of your own...
rAnx School Talk 34 10,160 06-30-2008, 11:09 AM
  Thread: Failed everything
Post: Re: Failed everything

Fire Elf Wrote:rAnx Wrote:Couldn't it be said that you failed yourself? No, it could not. I don't make the grades. I don't do any teaching. They failed me. So despite the fact that you didn't want to ...
rAnx School Talk 34 10,160 06-28-2008, 04:19 AM
  Thread: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion
Post: Re: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion

liq3 Wrote:Ok you basically said "I don't like people telling me what to think." mmmm That's a horrible reason. It's totally defensive and only insecure people would use it. P.S. When say Jehovah's W...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 51 5,119 06-28-2008, 04:16 AM
  Thread: Winning a anti-school argument?
Post: Re: Winning a anti-school argument?

I was browsing and just needed to point out a correction that needs to be made. Quote:If you show them statistics of all of the failures who come out of college, they'll probably give you some simila...
rAnx Youth Rights 15 4,893 06-27-2008, 11:23 PM
  Thread: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion
Post: Re: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion

I can't speak for him but I have an idea what he might say. Aside from his own religious leanings, many people don't like any ideology shoved down their throat whether religious or not including relig...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 51 5,119 06-27-2008, 10:49 PM
  Thread: Failed everything
Post: Re: Failed everything

Couldn't it be said that you failed yourself?
rAnx School Talk 34 10,160 06-27-2008, 01:09 PM
  Thread: I consider myself lucky.
Post: Re: I consider myself lucky.

I bet it was less than 80 degrees. You'd climb something with a slope of 80 degrees.
rAnx General Talk 4 905 06-25-2008, 04:18 PM
  Thread: this is how stupid some teens are
Post: Re: this is how stupid some teens are

Have you guys seen the updates? Turns out it was just a hoax that the principal has no evidence for.
rAnx General Talk 10 900 06-24-2008, 10:17 AM
  Thread: Ding, dong...the witch is dead.....
Post: Re: Ding, dong...the witch is dead.....

This probably won't happen in a million years, but I hope Obama chooses Kucinich or Gravel as his running mate.
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 26 2,982 06-21-2008, 07:37 AM
  Thread: heart attack
Post: Re: heart attack

Why would you take that much caffeine and why wouldn't you trust people in high school more than your mom, a nurse, to tell you if you had a heart attack? btw, you aren't/weren't having a heart attac...
rAnx General Talk 10 1,514 06-21-2008, 07:32 AM
  Thread: 9/11 Zeitgeist
Post: Re: 9/11 Zeitgeist

liq3 Wrote:How? Does anyone REALLY know what they do? Also, 200 people is like 0.000000006% of the population of America. They could all easily have 200 IQ according to the bell curve. (I think). 200 ...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 35 6,612 06-20-2008, 08:31 AM
  Thread: RELIGION
Post: Re: RELIGION

liq3 Wrote:I don't have one, so I can't vote. Sure you do! Are you saying that you lack any beliefs whatsoever about spirituality (Including nonexistence)?
rAnx General Talk 87 10,072 06-20-2008, 08:19 AM
  Thread: Guitar Hero
Post: Re: Guitar Hero

christillusion Wrote:rAnx Wrote:I beat Lou and "Through the Fire and the Flames" since I posted last. What difficulty? Expert
rAnx Games 20 4,104 06-03-2008, 12:46 PM
  Thread: Guitar Hero
Post: Re: Guitar Hero

I beat Lou and "Through the Fire and the Flames" since I posted last.
rAnx Games 20 4,104 05-30-2008, 03:34 PM
  Thread: Destruction of school property=fun
Post: Re: Destruction of school property=fun

The books are not your enemies, the system is. They are sources of knowledge; they do not judge nor do they discriminate. They are fountains by which we may dip our ladle of knowledge and fill our bra...
rAnx School Talk 28 3,759 05-30-2008, 03:31 PM
  Thread: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion
Post: Re: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion

liq3 Wrote:youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:liq3 is making the fairly huge assumptions that all Christians are the same. And you're making the assumption that I'm making an assumption. Way to go. So are y...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 51 5,119 05-30-2008, 08:03 AM
  Thread: Follow your dreams
Post: Re: Follow your dreams

magic Wrote:School says to follow your dreams. That only happens to those who are 1.Get lucky and become wealthy 2.Are born into wealth. Its so sad that only a few people in the world are able to li...
rAnx School Talk 11 3,092 05-28-2008, 02:51 PM
  Thread: teachers wearing school uniform?
Post: Re: teachers wearing school uniform?

Is it a private school? If so, don't plan on seeing results.
rAnx School Talk 6 2,501 05-27-2008, 11:21 PM
  Thread: It's almost the end of school...
Post: Re: It's almost the end of school...

Escapist Wrote:1. Schools suck at teaching foreign languages. Stop right there! Schools actually do a pretty good job teaching foreign languages given the circumstances they're put under. Once high sc...
rAnx School Talk 34 7,312 05-27-2008, 02:06 PM
  Thread: Guitar Hero
Post: Re: Guitar Hero

liq3 Wrote:Too. Damn. Easy. What difficulty?
rAnx Games 20 4,104 05-27-2008, 02:00 PM
  Thread: reincarnation
Post: Re: reincarnation

TheDelinquent Wrote:Everybody is born an atheist... I would argue that nobody is born an atheist, but rather born not knowing what to believe. At such time, we have nothing with which to base our view...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 17 2,618 05-27-2008, 01:59 PM
  Thread: No sleeping!
Post: Re: No sleeping!

BobManPerson Wrote:rAnx Wrote:[...]and it is not extinguished in an environment of enmity and disgust as you so readily provided, but one of love and acceptance. Uhh, no. Loving and accepting their ho...
rAnx School Talk 35 7,002 05-24-2008, 07:18 AM
  Thread: No sleeping!
Post: Re: No sleeping!

BobManPerson Wrote:I mean the life-threatening eating disorders where you starve yourself until you die. Those people are just so fucking retarded, it makes me sick. Bob, you're lack of understanding ...
rAnx School Talk 35 7,002 05-24-2008, 03:00 AM
  Thread: I'm done!
Post: Re: I'm done!

Class of 08' represent :)
rAnx General Talk 8 866 05-23-2008, 11:48 PM
  Thread: No sleeping!
Post: Re: No sleeping!

Cosbydaf Wrote:It seems even when I try, I can't get to bed before 12:00. Like right now for instance. Ah well, it can't be helped I suppose. Well there's your problem. You really shouldn't "try" to ...
rAnx School Talk 35 7,002 05-22-2008, 11:10 PM
  Thread: Taught nothing
Post: Re: Taught nothing

what kinds of science do you study that the school either doesn't teach or teaches inadequately?
rAnx School Talk 4 1,514 05-22-2008, 03:34 AM
  Thread: I have gate testing tommorow
Post: Re: I have gate testing tommorow

Puchiko Wrote:liq3 Wrote:Ok... What are gate classes? :confused: :google: GATE stands for Gifted and Talented Education. Which basicallly means it will be full of conformist nerds. The schools' idea...
rAnx School Talk 15 3,399 05-17-2008, 07:41 AM
  Thread: Disater in school
Post: Re: Disater in school

Magic, how old is your school?
rAnx School Talk 21 1,838 05-14-2008, 09:45 PM
  Thread: Iced Fscking Earth
Post: Re: Iced Fscking Earth

Awesome band. 1776 is probably one of the best instrumental rock pieces ever.
rAnx Music 3 691 05-14-2008, 07:07 AM
  Thread: Disater in school
Post: Re: Disater in school

--monkey666-- Wrote:Something_Spacey Wrote:Yah I know what you mean. Its kind of like when I leave my backpack in the locker room without a locker (No one ever steals my stuff :cool: ) and the coach l...
rAnx School Talk 21 1,838 05-13-2008, 01:33 PM
  Thread: Disater in school
Post: Re: Disater in school

What kind of disasters do they have drills for?
rAnx School Talk 21 1,838 05-13-2008, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Ever notice this
Post: Re: Ever notice this

As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side. Your second comment intrigues me though, because America as a whole is a really conservative society. The whole political system suf...
rAnx General Talk 8 1,543 05-13-2008, 12:15 PM
  Thread: Will my chance to take the GED be too late?
Post: Re: Will my chance to take the GED be too late?

Colonel Mustard Wrote:Dude take the CHSPE like me, it's the SAME as a high school diploma not an equivalent like the GED. Here's the page man: http://www.chspe.net/ You have 11 days to register for th...
rAnx Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,437 05-13-2008, 04:19 AM
  Thread: Will my chance to take the GED be too late?
Post: Re: Will my chance to take the GED be too late?

I thought the idea of the GED was to take it if you didn't graduate. And you're one month away from graduation.
rAnx Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,437 05-13-2008, 02:54 AM
  Thread: Business Letter help?
Post: Re: Business Letter help?

Use formal diction and write to a company that you plan on buying something from. They might send you coupons or discounts for writing to them.
rAnx School Talk 3 1,568 05-12-2008, 12:32 PM
  Thread: Some more insights into my vegan life
Post: Re: Some more insights into my vegan life

How long have you been vegan?
rAnx General Talk 29 2,223 05-11-2008, 01:25 AM
  Thread: MY EPIC PROPOSAL.
Post: Re: MY EPIC PROPOSAL.

I have a bad feeling that anonymous would rape the site in the ass. edit: 100TH POST
rAnx General Talk 12 1,419 05-09-2008, 01:51 PM
  Thread: What's happening to me?
Post: Re: What's happening to me?

Eidolon, I know exactly what you're talking about. I had that same thing during wrestling season, though perhaps unwisely never went to a doctor about it. But yeah, every so often I'd start to kinda l...
rAnx General Talk 15 2,328 05-09-2008, 01:07 PM
  Thread: disarmament
Post: Re: disarmament

Rebelnerd Wrote:humans will be humans. they'd just send out armies with sharp sticks and heavy rocks. Nah. They'd just break into their secret weapon stockpiles. No way a country's gonna give up its w...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 8 1,233 05-09-2008, 01:00 PM
  Thread: An argument on why anarchy doesn't work
Post: Re: An argument on why anarchy doesn't work

Quote:Yeah, funny stuff, the anarchists let them be. They didn't go near the property owner that didn't want to "communize", they let them go about their business. Point taken. However, it was still t...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 84 23,053 05-09-2008, 09:13 AM
  Thread: Interview with a guy who has less than 100 posts
Post: Re: Interview with a guy who has less than 100 pos...

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:why do you remind me of mczero for some reason? If I knew who that was I could probably tell you.
rAnx Interviews 20 2,812 05-07-2008, 09:32 PM
  Thread: Spanish inqusition
Post: Re: Spanish inqusition

do you know that for a fact (heathen?!)
rAnx Interviews 24 3,409 05-07-2008, 01:33 PM
  Thread: Interview with a guy who has less than 100 posts
Post: Re: Interview with a guy who has less than 100 pos...

=P Really though, he plays Sirius Black edit: I guess he also plays Comish. Gordon in Batman Begins.
rAnx Interviews 20 2,812 05-07-2008, 01:27 PM
  Thread: Governmental policy.
Post: Re: Governmental policy.

TheDelinquent Wrote:The same as yours. But demanded of every individual, rather than a select and privileged few. Who would enforce that demand?
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 9 2,022 05-07-2008, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Interview with a guy who has less than 100 posts
Post: Re: Interview with a guy who has less than 100 pos...

enough of one.
rAnx Interviews 20 2,812 05-07-2008, 08:03 AM
  Thread: An argument on why anarchy doesn't work
Post: Re: An argument on why anarchy doesn't work

Quote:just look at Spain in '36 It's the same deal with the communes that were mentioned earlier though. The only reason they were successful is because those who were living an anarchist lifestyle al...
rAnx Philosophy, Politics & History 84 23,053 05-07-2008, 08:01 AM

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