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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: Best Parenting Advice in Ever
Post: Best Parenting Advice in Ever

http://rather-vocalized-illusion.blogsp ... nting.html It's been a while, SS. I know it's been said before, but this blogger pretty much articulated what I think most parents should do.
genuine anarchist Youth Rights 17 3,474 05-14-2011, 12:02 PM
  Thread: Are you a Wayseer?
Post: Re: Are you a Wayseer?

Yes, they put a Damien Walters clip in there! I am now attracted to "The Way"! :laugh: I forgot the name of the philosophy that emphasizes "The Way." Was it naturalism or Daoism?
genuine anarchist General Talk 2 1,294 04-23-2011, 05:40 AM
  Thread: People want Brave New World banned
Post: Re: People want Brave New World banned

Have these people actually read and understood the point of the book? And who the fuck are they trying to fool; students already know about risquee stuff from the media and their friends. They're not ...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 12 3,170 04-17-2011, 12:27 AM
  Thread: So I went to a college fair today
Post: Re: So I went to a college fair today

Faby Wrote:genuine anarchist Wrote:Are you coming in as an international student? They seem to class "international" and "from an EU country" separately, but I'd say yes. Well, to give you some corn...
genuine anarchist General Talk 7 1,992 04-17-2011, 12:24 AM
  Thread: Justice Prevails Again
Post: Re: Justice Prevails Again

Its cases like this that make the sex offender registry a joke; you can't tell what the person actually did, so you end up with actual serial rapists on the same list as peoples' whose worst offense w...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 7 2,778 04-17-2011, 12:22 AM
  Thread: So I went to a college fair today
Post: Re: So I went to a college fair today

Are you coming in as an international student? You should try to apply for financial aid, even if you don't think you qualify. It's a good start and can takes some of the burden off your tuition. Appl...
genuine anarchist General Talk 7 1,992 04-17-2011, 12:18 AM
  Thread: High school
Post: Re: High school

Since you're young, telling your parents you disagree with Catholicism will usually make them say something along the lines of "You don't know what you're talking about!" or "It's just a phase/act of ...
genuine anarchist School Talk 8 2,048 04-17-2011, 12:11 AM
  Thread: Help me, Dr. ss
Post: Re: Help me, Dr. ss

If it's long-term, go see a doctor. You can look for some help on the Internet, but your best bet is to ask a doctor for help.
genuine anarchist General Talk 24 3,167 04-17-2011, 12:06 AM
  Thread: The worst designed website in the history of the Universe
Post: Re: The worst designed website in the history of t...

Holy shit, that's an eyesore!
genuine anarchist General Talk 17 3,750 04-17-2011, 12:05 AM
  Thread: So I went to a college fair today
Post: Re: So I went to a college fair today

It's only a small taste of the people you'll encounter in college, the ones who think they have the world all figured out and will throw philosophy at you like there's no tomorrow. Are you intereste...
genuine anarchist General Talk 7 1,992 04-17-2011, 12:02 AM
  Thread: The Amazing Atheist
Post: Re: The Amazing Atheist

hatemylifeiwanttodie Wrote:Hes a total fatass and self centered. And hes a sexist. BUt some of his points I agree with. I agree, even though I just said he was amazing. But I like his points, and I'm...
genuine anarchist General Talk 94 34,661 04-17-2011, 12:00 AM
  Thread: If something was never alive, is it dead?
Post: Re: If something was never alive, is it dead?

No, because being dead implies that something once lived but was deprived of that ability.
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 20 12,173 04-09-2011, 12:28 PM
  Thread: What makes you happy?
Post: Re: What makes you happy?

-Food, especially sushi, curry, ice cream, and aloe water -Martial arts and high intensity exercises that make me feel like I kick ass -These forums -Cracked.com and anything hilarious and intell...
genuine anarchist General Talk 16 1,448 04-09-2011, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Oh good god who wrote this
Post: Re: Oh good god who wrote this

Yeah, I saw this on a Cracked article about books that will traumatize children... Now that I actually read it, it seems homophobic. The book basically explains that being gay is simply confusion and...
genuine anarchist General Talk 15 2,121 04-08-2011, 12:37 PM
  Thread: stupid people becoming politicians
Post: Re: stupid people becoming politicians

HeartofShadows Wrote:Now that I think about this video absent this reminds me of a time when I was in school and our teacher had us read a story. It was about a mechanic who was very good at his job ...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 28 7,317 04-07-2011, 11:30 AM
  Thread: I ain't even mad
Post: Re: I ain't even mad

I'm sorry you got turned down, but it's good you're not upset about it. There are other people you can ask, and even then, it's just prom. Too many people take having a date to that dance way too seri...
genuine anarchist School Talk 5 2,005 04-06-2011, 12:25 PM
  Thread: Math is futile but not completely stupid...
Post: Re: Math is futile but not completely stupid...

I've always been pretty good at math and enjoyed it. Sure, it's not as indefinite as the real world, but it felt good to have some control and know that if you followed certain rules, you'd get a cert...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 17 3,095 04-06-2011, 12:20 PM
  Thread: stupid people becoming politicians
Post: Re: stupid people becoming politicians

We're the ones who essentially put these stupid people in office, so what does that say about voters in general? But you have valid points in that many good people have lives and jobs to do, and that ...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 28 7,317 04-06-2011, 12:17 PM
  Thread: Where did you hear about us?
Post: Re: Where did you hear about us?

I clicked on a link to one of the site's blogs on another forum. That forum was awesome, but I no longer had the time to keep up. I believe it was a thread about how useful we thought school was.
genuine anarchist General Talk 9 2,245 04-06-2011, 12:15 PM
  Thread: What ticks you off
Post: Re: What ticks you off

Derchin Wrote:Get over yourself. You're not a victim. I read that book, and for the most part, Sykes actually has valid points. The only thing that bothered me was his insistence that religion was th...
genuine anarchist School Talk 290 66,356 04-06-2011, 12:13 PM
  Thread: Must everything on this site get trolled?
Post: Re: Must everything on this site get trolled?

Dale Nixon Wrote:genuine anarchist Wrote:So people learn to sort out valid posts and people just trying to get attention. Uh, no. Alright, so I didn't. It's not like it bothers me, though. :laugh:
genuine anarchist General Talk 14 2,156 04-04-2011, 11:59 AM
  Thread: What did you learn in school?
Post: Re: What did you learn in school?

-Most people are fucking idiots and sheep, yet each of them somehow thinks they're "unique" and "special" and want the world to just hand them their dreams. -It doesn't matter what "clique" you're i...
genuine anarchist School Talk 25 5,743 04-04-2011, 11:56 AM
  Thread: Must everything on this site get trolled?
Post: Re: Must everything on this site get trolled?

UR A FAG! :laugh: Stupid jokes aside, this is a pretty easygoing forum (at least compared to the ones I've been on). The whole ideology of the forums is that anyone can say whatever the hell they ...
genuine anarchist General Talk 14 2,156 04-04-2011, 11:22 AM
  Thread: Tea Party commercial: China will conquer the US
Post: Re: Tea Party commercial: China will conquer the U...

^Well, China's army is pretty strong... But what these Tea Party members fail to realize is that much of our debt comes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the two things conservatives DON'T want ...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 9 3,353 04-04-2011, 02:20 AM
  Thread: Are we the same?
Post: Re: Are we the same?

To be someone else, you'd have to have another consciousness. That would require having lived the other person's experiences and being completely controlled by their perception that you've forgotten y...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 9 2,100 04-04-2011, 02:16 AM
  Thread: My school and drugs
Post: Re: My school and drugs

Weed is less dangerous than alcohol, and in some instances, it can actually be beneficial for health. I know plenty of potheads who are actually good students even though they're so easygoing. I con...
genuine anarchist School Talk 46 7,412 03-31-2011, 01:50 PM
  Thread: The Amazing Atheist
Post: The Amazing Atheist

He is amazing! A disclaimer: he can be an arrogant asshole, and if you're religious, it would be better not to watch his videos as he is just as crude as George Carlin, but not as classy. I like both,...
genuine anarchist General Talk 94 34,661 03-31-2011, 01:45 PM
  Thread: Moral Objection to School Project
Post: Re: Moral Objection to School Project

Wait, what? What kind of assignment is that? What kind of class is this for? Though I don't see anything morally wrong with forging a university diploma if you're not going to use it to apply for a ...
genuine anarchist Youth Rights 9 2,934 03-31-2011, 01:41 PM
  Thread: Controling the monsters
Post: Re: Controling the monsters

.Manicrose. Wrote:If not used responsibly, they can fuck up a lot of things. And from the way things are going, it seems we can't be very responsible with, at the very least, limiting the way they are...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 5 1,761 03-27-2011, 08:57 AM
  Thread: Some thoughts on cultural differences.
Post: Re: Some thoughts on cultural differences.

Cultural differences? That sounds like a familiar breakfast I'd eat if I had more time in the morning. I like tea instead of coffee because it actually wakes me up. Usually, I eat some dessert (cake...
genuine anarchist General Talk 21 3,250 03-27-2011, 08:46 AM
  Thread: Hai everyone!
Post: Re: Hai everyone!

^How do you join that group? Do I want to know? Anyway, welcome, Cassie! :D
genuine anarchist Welcome! 17 2,701 03-27-2011, 08:40 AM
  Thread: Controling the monsters
Post: Re: Controling the monsters

Lee Camp brought up an interesting point, but I wouldn't call atomic bombs, weapons, submarines, nuclear reactors, or any of these devastating innovations "monsters." Yes, they can do damage, but they...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 5 1,761 03-27-2011, 08:38 AM
  Thread: Fuck Spanish Class!!!
Post: Re: Fuck Spanish Class!!!

Prince Rilian Wrote:Also, I find it stupid that you have to take a spanish class when you already speak spanish. This. Especially with the AP courses. I have a friend who is a native Spanish speaker ...
genuine anarchist School Talk 19 11,286 03-27-2011, 08:27 AM
  Thread: Fuck Spanish Class!!!
Post: Re: Fuck Spanish Class!!!

Random note: If you want to learn Japanese, search for Rocket Japanese. You can learn a lot of the basics of speaking just by using the free tutorial. I used much of the lessons a few years ago, but c...
genuine anarchist School Talk 19 11,286 03-25-2011, 12:21 PM
  Thread: Women's Rights suck? Lolwut?
Post: Re: Women's Rights suck? Lolwut?

Crayola's gone? :waah: Sorry to revive this since I don't always have time to log in, but still. Yep, no surprise at how stupid people are, and the fact that the girl contradicted herself, as Young...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 7 2,294 03-24-2011, 02:28 PM
  Thread: Women's Rights suck? Lolwut?
Post: Women's Rights suck? Lolwut?

All three are the same stupid video since the original was removed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sof9wuUV_zU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwxkpfrJ ... re=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 7 2,294 03-22-2011, 11:52 AM
  Thread: SoulRiser
Post: Re: SoulRiser

Soulriser, you are freakin' awesome and my unknown role model for living freely! Thanks for making this awesome site! *fangirls more, but unintelligibly* :D
genuine anarchist General Talk 13 2,252 03-22-2011, 11:46 AM
  Thread: Wisconsin Senate Leader removes representation of 2.2 mil
Post: Re: Wisconsin Senate Leader removes representation...

Yes, let's just remove any potential opposition because even if we're a supposed democracy, anyone who doesn't agree with the majority should be censored.
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,874 03-19-2011, 03:17 AM
  Thread: Rebbeca Black's Friday
Post: Re: Rebbeca Black's Friday

[img]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189240_152422101484006_152366061489610_296647_5073729_n.jpg[/img] Also, was that review supposed to be a satire? Or is the author serious? If so, I...
genuine anarchist Music 50 8,647 03-19-2011, 02:52 AM
  Thread: Childhood, also Soccer Mom suing preschool
Post: Re: Childhood, also Soccer Mom suing preschool

Ayliana, you have a point about the promised curriculum. While I think it was incredibly stupid for the mother to spend $19,000 on pre-school, the school did promise a rigorous curriculum, not jus...
genuine anarchist Youth Rights 20 6,805 03-18-2011, 02:37 AM
  Thread: Childhood, also Soccer Mom suing preschool
Post: Re: Childhood, also Soccer Mom suing preschool

I heard about this, and that mother needs to be locked away. Spending $19,000 a year on pre-school? Some of the colleges I've gotten into don't cost less! That's ridiculous; the school has a no-re...
genuine anarchist Youth Rights 20 6,805 03-17-2011, 12:10 PM
  Thread: What ticks you off
Post: Re: What ticks you off

-People who are easily offended -People who take themselves or anything way too seriously and can't take time to laugh at themselves -When the two types of people I just mentioned try to ruin my fun...
genuine anarchist School Talk 290 66,356 03-17-2011, 05:25 AM
  Thread: This Is America's So Called, Ivy League Students.....
Post: Re: This Is America's So Called, Ivy League Studen...

Last time I checked, UCLA isn't an Ivy League school. I'm sure it's a great school, but it's not Ivy. I can't help but think this chick's a troll. If not, it's at least a good source of lulz. :laug...
genuine anarchist School Talk 3 1,505 03-16-2011, 01:30 PM
  Thread: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you look stupid
Post: Re: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you loo...

Asder Miller Wrote:Come on people. :D I see what you did thar. :D
genuine anarchist School Talk 76 38,374 03-15-2011, 01:11 PM
  Thread: Are you a fool to ignore advice?
Post: Re: Are you a fool to ignore advice?

That is definitely true for medical advice, and say what you want about doctors, but they went through a shitload of training to do their jobs. It would be extremely foolish to ignore their advice whe...
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 12 3,898 03-15-2011, 01:07 PM
  Thread: the 11/9/01 (twin towers) and the 10/3/11 (japan tsunami)...
Post: Re: the 11/9/01 (twin towers) and the 10/3/11 (jap...

:>_>: :<_<: :none: :bigeek: CONSPIRARCY, OMGZ, NO!
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 16 4,442 03-15-2011, 01:05 PM
  Thread: What ticks you off
Post: Re: What ticks you off

-People who look over me when I'm on the computer and won't go the fuck away. And then get angry at me like I'm hiding something when I'm checking my email. Listen fuckers, I don't look over you when ...
genuine anarchist School Talk 290 66,356 03-15-2011, 01:03 PM
  Thread: What Do You Do On The Weekend?
Post: Re: What Do You Do On The Weekend?

Nothing I can't do during my awesome week since my class schedule is a joke...that's what I get for using my counselor's incompetence to help me avoid that place as much as possible! Basically, I eat...
genuine anarchist School Talk 38 12,779 03-15-2011, 12:48 PM
  Thread: So, SS is now 12 years old
Post: Re: So, SS is now 12 years old

I don't think it'll die of old age until age 20. :P But it's still good to be here.
genuine anarchist Announcements 27 4,281 03-15-2011, 12:03 AM
  Thread: Choice brought by force is no longer choice
Post: Re: Choice brought by force is no longer choice

^I understand the anger you feel toward them. However, "Fuck 'em" is really all we can say. We can't force people to change; that's something every individual has to decide for him/herself.
genuine anarchist Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,315 03-15-2011, 12:02 AM

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