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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: Landing on Mars
Post: Re: Landing on Mars

Rebelnerd Wrote:NiteRaidah Wrote:I think we can. Obviously, it's going to be quite a while until we can land there, but it's well within the realm of possibility. After all, I'm sure there were thos...
whistlingwings General Talk 24 2,539 09-28-2009, 09:06 PM
  Thread: Landing on Mars
Post: Landing on Mars

So - what do you think? Can we do it?
whistlingwings General Talk 24 2,539 09-28-2009, 10:25 AM
  Thread: DON'T OPEN A MESSAGE FROM TEH_RYAN
Post: Re: DON'T OPEN A MESSAGE FROM TEH_RYAN

Spot-ify Wrote:I don't really get effected* by shock images. *Effect or affect? Affect...
whistlingwings General Talk 15 1,089 09-28-2009, 07:02 AM
  Thread: Favorite horror movie antagonists
Post: Re: Favorite horror movie antagonists

OK, pet peeve. Stop saying "Jack Nicholson" from The Shining. Yes, Jack Nicholson played the character (and brilliantly) but the name in the film is Jack Torrance. EDIT: Damn, I didn't realize how ol...
whistlingwings Movies/TV/Videos/Books 42 7,490 09-23-2009, 01:56 PM
  Thread: Join me in protesting Disney's bullshit
Post: Re: Join me in protesting Disney's bullshit

*Accumulates posts of justice*
whistlingwings General Talk 45 2,576 09-22-2009, 11:58 AM
  Thread: Mouse Problem
Post: Re: Mouse Problem

It's a shame it's in human's natural instincts to just kill things.
whistlingwings General Talk 42 3,634 09-21-2009, 02:53 AM
  Thread: Mouse Problem
Post: Re: Mouse Problem

I only read the first page of this topic, but you can't just let it outside instead of killing an innocent mouse?
whistlingwings General Talk 42 3,634 09-21-2009, 02:23 AM
  Thread: Most Ironic thing I have ever seen
Post: Re: Most Ironic thing I have ever seen

Give me a fucking break. School, supposedly for learning, and they censor it?
whistlingwings Youth Rights 46 8,255 09-20-2009, 01:24 PM
  Thread: Click here to help stop pedophilia
Post: Re: Click here to help stop pedophilia

The girl in that poster is cute, oh no what's happening to mALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
whistlingwings General Talk 27 4,503 09-18-2009, 10:48 AM
  Thread: omg! hypnotoad contact lenses, iALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
Post: Re: omg! hypnotoad contact lenses, iALL GLORY TO T...

I don't see what you people are on about, it's not like by looking at the thing anything's going to happen, it's just a stupid meALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
whistlingwings General Talk 243 20,090 09-14-2009, 11:42 AM
  Thread: Forgotten day.
Post: Re: Forgotten day.

OK, come on, you're a fucking stupid person. Yes, it's been 8 years, but people DIED. And you say you "laughed" at it and that there's "less humanity to deal with"? Go fuck yourself...
whistlingwings General Talk 57 3,650 09-13-2009, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Does school hold back potential ability?
Post: Re: Does school hold back potential ability?

I agree, but I just wanted to get a discussion going.
whistlingwings Youth Rights 39 10,005 09-13-2009, 08:03 AM
  Thread: Does school hold back potential ability?
Post: Does school hold back potential ability?

Do you feel that, without school, people would be capable of more than they currently are?
whistlingwings Youth Rights 39 10,005 09-13-2009, 07:43 AM
  Thread: Awesome ppl updated
Post: Re: Awesome ppl updated

I see my George Bush suggestion has been implemented. This pleases me.
whistlingwings General Talk 10 1,265 09-11-2009, 08:07 AM
  Thread: 30 and 50 per cent of women cheat on their partners
Post: Re: 30 and 50 per cent of women cheat on their par...

Fair enough, I suppose I was thinking of it more from a standpoint of statistics.
whistlingwings General Talk 13 1,271 09-08-2009, 09:33 AM
  Thread: 30 and 50 per cent of women cheat on their partners
Post: Re: 30 and 50 per cent of women cheat on their par...

I don't think humans are polyamorous by nature. If cheating is happening, it's because people aren't getting what they want from their partners. "By nature" has two meanings, that they're disposed to ...
whistlingwings General Talk 13 1,271 09-08-2009, 08:33 AM
  Thread: The school violence thread
Post: Re: The school violence thread

I find zero tolerance to be a very suspect policy. Just loaded with hypocrisy. The popular opinion used to be "tell a teacher". When that didn't work (because nobody gave a shit) they said "handle it ...
whistlingwings School Talk 289 130,115 09-08-2009, 08:25 AM
  Thread: Fap free september!
Post: Re: Fap free september!

...LOL
whistlingwings General Talk 43 5,883 09-08-2009, 04:04 AM
  Thread: I accidentally my hard drive partition. Halp.
Post: Re: I accidentally my hard drive partition. Halp.

I'm sorry, I was too busy looking at the porn in the background to help you with your problem. That and I don't know shit about computers.
whistlingwings General Talk 8 1,426 08-30-2009, 04:27 PM
  Thread: The New Topic Button
Post: Re: The New Topic Button

I like the "any" key. "Press Any Key. Huh? Any key? Where's the any key? Phew, all this computer work is making me thirsty. I think I'll order a TAB."
whistlingwings General Talk 14 2,046 08-17-2009, 09:52 AM
  Thread: Lockerz.com? PTZ? ????
Post: Re: Lockerz.com? PTZ? ????

PunchingYou Wrote:Gaiyara-chan Wrote:It's fag, and will be raided soon. Don't waste your time. I already got like 12 invites to this thing in my inbox, main reason why i wanted to know wtf it is lol....
whistlingwings General Talk 18 1,966 08-17-2009, 06:39 AM
  Thread: Freshman Focus
Post: Re: Freshman Focus

With schools being that authoritarian, is it any wonder why people hate it?
whistlingwings Youth Rights 11 2,427 08-13-2009, 08:06 AM
  Thread: Bill Clinton secures release of journalists in NK
Post: Re: Bill Clinton secures release of journalists in...

kylemw13 Wrote:Wow, is there anything this guy can't do? Keep an affair secret. Sorry, it had to be said.
whistlingwings Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,583 08-11-2009, 05:17 PM
  Thread: September 2nd, 2009
Post: Re: September 2nd, 2009

August 7, 2009. Prepare yourself. (Just to account for time zone changes, wouldn't want people living farther east to check this topic too early if I put the 6th)
whistlingwings General Talk 11 1,844 08-06-2009, 01:21 PM
  Thread: What's the point?
Post: Re: What's the point?

And then of course it's better to not mix up NRA and NYRA. :laugh:
whistlingwings Youth Rights 45 6,909 08-04-2009, 08:10 AM
  Thread: The poetry thread.
Post: Re: The poetry thread.

I like the "it's time for bed, fuck this" :laugh:
whistlingwings Original Artwork/Writing 227 36,385 08-02-2009, 01:29 AM
  Thread: Question
Post: Question

Does anyone think I'm posting too much? If so, I'll cut down. Just wondering.
whistlingwings General Talk 2 896 08-02-2009, 12:25 AM
  Thread: I'm in Germany
Post: Re: I'm in Germany

You know, I was going to post a pic of Rommel but I think everyone's seen quite enough.
whistlingwings General Talk 8 1,121 08-02-2009, 12:24 AM
  Thread: Bastardization of everything great
Post: Re: Bastardization of everything great

Well, if nothing else than I'm just pissed off about this at the moment and might as well complain about it here. YouTube. The copyright thing is getting ridiculous. There's a lot of "cannot be foun...
whistlingwings General Talk 81 5,398 08-02-2009, 12:01 AM
  Thread: Omegle - Talk To Strangers!
Post: Re: Omegle - Talk To Strangers!

No "I put on my robe and wizard hat"?
whistlingwings General Talk 111 14,470 08-01-2009, 03:53 PM
  Thread: Demolay recruiters
Post: Re: Demolay recruiters

Aly & AJ are pretty close. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against modern music. But some of the worst tripe gets produced these days.
whistlingwings School Talk 8 2,029 07-31-2009, 11:25 AM
  Thread: George Carlin
Post: Re: George Carlin

Because shit piss fuck cunt cocksucker motherfucker and tits.
whistlingwings General Talk 2 1,039 07-31-2009, 10:00 AM
  Thread: Depression in Young People: Cause of Antagonistic Society?
Post: Re: Depression in Young People: Cause of Antagonis...

Remember the atmosphere after 9/11? Anyone with a Muslim name was almost killed on the spot.
whistlingwings Philosophy, Politics & History 13 4,251 07-29-2009, 04:47 AM
  Thread: xkcd
Post: Re: xkcd

Damnit. I didn't know you could just post images from there.
whistlingwings Funny Stuff 11 1,629 07-27-2009, 06:25 AM
  Thread: Google China censorship
Post: Re: Google China censorship

Wait, does this belong in Politics? Google doesn't really equate to anything political, but it's about censorship, so, uh...
whistlingwings Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,995 07-27-2009, 05:49 AM
  Thread: xkcd
Post: xkcd

I assume most people here are familiar with it? Anyway, post your favorites. This one is great. http://xkcd.com/446/ Edit: (Note, I used the phrase "I assume most people here are familiar with it" f...
whistlingwings Funny Stuff 11 1,629 07-27-2009, 05:42 AM
  Thread: What's the point?
Post: Re: What's the point?

The problem with the pro-school people is the utter lack of understanding. They don't even see how forced, mandatory indoctrination might be frowned upon. They insist it's "good" for the kids. They ca...
whistlingwings Youth Rights 45 6,909 07-27-2009, 05:09 AM
  Thread: Rank Change
Post: Re: Rank Change

Is there a specific thing I need to be or do before I'm able to have my rank changed? Like, are only certain members allowed? Sorry, I'm still pretty new to the forums.
whistlingwings Help, Support & Suggestions 415 36,321 07-25-2009, 01:06 PM
  Thread: "Education"
Post: Re: "Education"

A lot of society's priorities are backwards.
whistlingwings School Talk 9 2,148 07-25-2009, 10:27 AM
  Thread: Google China censorship
Post: Re: Google China censorship

Admittedly China could do that, but Google shouldn't just comply with their wishes.
whistlingwings Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,995 07-25-2009, 08:12 AM
  Thread: SS Mentioned in Reader's Digest
Post: Re: SS Mentioned in Reader's Digest

I stopped subscribing to RD because the people in there are idiots. I'd be very surprised if the website wasn't flooded with people giving stupid counter-arguments.
whistlingwings General Talk 18 1,613 07-25-2009, 07:10 AM
  Thread: Google China censorship
Post: Google China censorship

For those of you who are not aware, Google China censors images of Tiananmen Square, or at least the 1989 incidents that took place. I find it sickening that Google supports blatant corporate censorsh...
whistlingwings Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,995 07-25-2009, 06:59 AM
  Thread: Uh, wow.
Post: Uh, wow.

North Korea just got crazier. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090724/w ... ion_rights
whistlingwings Philosophy, Politics & History 2 1,094 07-25-2009, 04:38 AM
  Thread: Added friends
Post: Re: Added friends

It was I, Erwin Rommel.
whistlingwings General Talk 13 891 07-23-2009, 01:18 PM
  Thread: God.
Post: God.

I don't normally make it a point to complain about language, but I swear, school makes people unable to fucking spell. I understand if English is your second language, but if it's your first, learn to...
whistlingwings School Talk 78 8,909 07-21-2009, 07:14 AM
  Thread: Sign up for awesomeness
Post: Re: Sign up for awesomeness

I SAID GEORGE FUCKING BUSH. NOW ARE YOU OR ARE YOU NOT GOING TO HONOR MY REQUEST. I COULD HAVE YOU KILLED. :waah:
whistlingwings General Talk 31 1,974 07-15-2009, 01:29 AM
  Thread: Windows 95
Post: Re: Windows 95

God, I loved Win 95. Yeah it was primitive but it looked fucking cool.
whistlingwings General Talk 7 1,613 07-15-2009, 12:44 AM
  Thread: Time after School
Post: Re: Time after School

Or fake porn news.
whistlingwings School Talk 11 1,138 07-15-2009, 12:39 AM
  Thread: Awesome bits from awesome songs
Post: Re: Awesome bits from awesome songs

The part where the guy with the thing goes NEER NEER NEER and the other guy with the similar thing goes BOOM BOOM BA BOOM BOOM BRRRR and the guy with the other thing goes BA DA BOOM CHICKA CHICKA CRAS...
whistlingwings Music 10 1,406 07-14-2009, 07:53 PM
  Thread: Wolfeh
Post: Re: Wolfeh

They were all assassinated by Erwin Rommel. That's why they look like that.
whistlingwings General Talk 39 6,712 07-14-2009, 01:16 PM

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