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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: Wi-Fi is "dangerous"?
Post: Re: Wi-Fi is "dangerous"?

Even if cell phones and shit ARE dangerous, it's not like not getting one is gonna save you. They're all around - everyone else's got one, so, you're exposed to the "radiation" whether you want to be ...
Aviator School Talk 21 9,204 07-06-2011, 04:16 PM
  Thread: UGHHHH PLEASE SOMEONE ARGUE WITH ME
Post: UGHHHH PLEASE SOMEONE ARGUE WITH ME

I AM COMPLETELY, AND UTTERLY DISGUSTED WITH ENGLISH CLASS, AND NOBODY AT SCHOOL GETS IT! I DON'T EVEN CARE IF THEY DON'T CARE - I JUST WANT TO FIGHT WITH SOMEBODY. I WANT MY FLIPPEN ENGLISH TEACHER, O...
Aviator School Talk 9 1,622 11-12-2010, 09:19 AM
  Thread: I hate homecoming!! >n<
Post: Re: I hate homecoming!! >n<

At my school, we have a tradition of nominating a really pretty girl and a super goofy guy to be the homecoming king and queen. The goofy guy ALWAYS appreciates it and loves it (but can't see that he ...
Aviator School Talk 18 2,939 10-06-2010, 10:06 AM
  Thread: aaaaaaaaaaa
Post: Re: What do you want to learn?

All about computers - components, cables, software, printers, ink, the works - so that I could BEAST at my job. I work at an electronics store, and I love it even though it's near minimum wage, but th...
Aviator School Talk 12 1,941 10-06-2010, 10:00 AM
  Thread: Spanish Class.
Post: Re: Spanish Class.

Spanish was BIG BULLSHIT last year. I had a first year teacher who had no idea how to control a class, nor how to teach in an effective way. To teach us vocabulary she made us say the word repeatedly ...
Aviator School Talk 13 3,171 09-29-2010, 12:51 PM
  Thread: I wish attendance wasn't such serious business.
Post: Re: I wish attendance wasn't such serious business...

Haha - the phone call home for missing a class is stupid. They screw up my attendance at least once a week, and call my mother saying that I've missed some period or another. She gets kinda mad, but, ...
Aviator School Talk 17 4,297 09-29-2010, 12:43 PM
  Thread: The best part about leaving school...
Post: Re: The best part about leaving school...

Yeah, I'm excited to see what happens to people too. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the futures of the popular sluts - what can you amount to in life if you're two achievements are making th...
Aviator School Talk 19 5,249 09-18-2010, 07:19 AM
  Thread: VZW Chaperone Phone Tracker
Post: Re: VZW Chaperone Phone Tracker

I did hear of one good sideaffect of this thing. A girl got her phone stolen at school, and, because her mom had the tracker on it, they were able to trace it back to the kids house. So, she and her ...
Aviator School Talk 17 3,040 09-18-2010, 07:09 AM
  Thread: My school has a really stupid rule. Do you agree with it?
Post: Re: My school has a really stupid rule. Do you agr...

I've always had to wear an ID, since I left elementary school, and have always found the policy to be silly. They claim that it's for our protection, to identify who was supposed to be in the building...
Aviator Youth Rights 18 6,233 08-02-2010, 01:56 PM
  Thread: I hate school. Or something. Suggest a better title.
Post: Re: I hate school. Or something. Suggest a bette...

You. I like you. You're... you said it so well. "I'm not taking the classes I want to take. I'm taking the required classes. Which means I'm just doing it for a degree. Which means I'm just doing ...
Aviator School Talk 3 6,232 07-30-2010, 01:48 PM
  Thread: The police got called in today
Post: Re: The police got called in today

They called a whole assembly and everything, BUT DIDN'T TELL YOU WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED? What the hell? That seems a little counter-productive. Either cover it up or don't, but don't use smoke and mir...
Aviator School Talk 10 4,117 07-30-2010, 01:27 PM
  Thread: Recommendation: ISS
Post: Re: Recommendation: ISS

They cut out ISS at our school because they don't have the money to pay the baby sitter - but, if you ask me, it looked a ton better than half of my regular classes. I never ended up in ISS (I never g...
Aviator School Talk 13 2,996 07-07-2010, 01:39 PM
  Thread: Guerilla Teachers
Post: Re: Guerilla Teachers

This sounds suspiciously like "Peer Tutoring" to me... not sure how I feel about the whole thing.
Aviator School Talk 6 1,497 07-06-2010, 04:52 AM
  Thread: Apparently I suck at driving
Post: Re: Apparently I suck at driving

Chinese Fire Drills are the bomb. They're absolutely hysterical. I've really only seen one or two in my life, and I can tell ya - I've near died laughing every time. Not so much because the whole swit...
Aviator School Talk 23 5,910 07-06-2010, 04:49 AM
  Thread: School Uniforms
Post: Re: School Uniforms

We debated this in english class, and one girl who had attended another school where they were forced to wear uniforms said that she actually didn't mind it. She had a few good reasons, I thought. S...
Aviator School Talk 75 12,618 06-19-2010, 02:17 PM
  Thread: English Projects.
Post: Re: English Projects.

English class.... ugh... It was nice of you to do your sisters projects. As for your own, sparknote it as much as you can, and write some BS for the rest. They really can't tell the difference. If yo...
Aviator School Talk 23 7,045 06-19-2010, 02:08 PM
  Thread: Why teachers are so annoying
Post: Re: Why teachers are so annoying

Teachers are annoying not because of their salary's, or their expensive loans. Teachers (and not all teachers, but a good lot of them) are annoying because they've taken to heart the fact that the wor...
Aviator School Talk 30 6,960 06-19-2010, 02:03 PM
  Thread: Walking.
Post: Re: Walking.

Eh. Fail. I don't feel like finishing it.
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 4 1,123 04-14-2010, 11:21 AM
  Thread: Walking.
Post: Re: Walking.

That hat fit firmly on my head, and in the mirror I made sure it was straight - the visor directly above my eyes, crest centered above my features. This was how I looked nearly every day of my life. S...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 4 1,123 04-11-2010, 06:34 AM
  Thread: Walking.
Post: Re: Walking.

My hat sat on the cot an arms reach away, and I admired it's shape for a moment before picking it up. The King's crest was on the front - an elegant, golden affair with intertwined leaves and swords d...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 4 1,123 04-11-2010, 06:17 AM
  Thread: Walking.
Post: Walking.

There was a single bulb above my head, the white walls reflecting it's light back upon me as I stood below it. I looked down, the metal on my chest reflecting all of its glory, my shoes spit shined, a...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 4 1,123 04-11-2010, 06:04 AM
  Thread: critical thinking class?
Post: Re: critical thinking class?

Sounds like a blow off class like "Today's Problems." CHances are, all they'll make you do is share your opinions on stuff and have class discussions, and then they'll give you a participation grade f...
Aviator School Talk 11 3,550 04-06-2010, 08:28 AM
  Thread: I have to write a personification of the word Paradox
Post: I have to write a personification of the word Para...

Yeah... the assignment is to write a personification of the word Paradox. It has to be a page long. Paradox has to be the characters name, and personification is more like story. Help plox.
Aviator Homework Help & Answers 11 5,024 04-05-2010, 11:54 AM
  Thread: Speeding
Post: Re: Speeding

Thanks guys. :D Sorry, the writing isn't the best I've ever done - it's late, and I've got a couple things going through my mind - I'll go through and edit it eventually, but, for now, I just wanted...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 9 1,197 04-04-2010, 03:14 PM
  Thread: Speeding
Post: Re: Speeding

Inside it was all sterile - bright flourescent lights lit up every corner, and the walls were great white structures whose monotony was broken up every few feet by a big steel door. I could see a few ...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 9 1,197 04-04-2010, 03:11 PM
  Thread: Speeding
Post: Re: Speeding

The ride to my night accommodations wasn't bad at all. I looked out the window and enjoyed the view. The world is a ton better at night. It's mysterious, and beautiful, and sinister all at once, so, I...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 9 1,197 04-04-2010, 02:59 PM
  Thread: Speeding
Post: Re: Speeding

I felt the tires blow out more than I heard them. My ears were nearly bleeding with the volume from the radio, but that was ok. I liked it that way. When it was that loud, I could feel the song, and t...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 9 1,197 04-04-2010, 02:42 PM
  Thread: Speeding
Post: Speeding

It was when the speedometer passed 105 mph that I finally felt a twinge of something in my chest. It was just a little something. Maybe fear, maybe thrill - either way, it was refreshing, and it broug...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 9 1,197 04-04-2010, 02:19 PM
  Thread: National "Honor" Societies
Post: Re: National "Honor" Societies

I have a lot of friends in NHS, and I get asked if I myself am in it on a pretty frequent basis. I'm not, and I don't want to be. It's a pointless club, like you said, and it honors me for something...
Aviator School Talk 7 4,045 03-22-2010, 01:45 PM
  Thread: Kids' Health - Truancy
Post: Re: Kids' Health - Truancy

Gag. Just... gag. I... they... so... FAIL. IT FAILS SO MUCH! MAKE IT STOP FAILING!
Aviator School Talk 13 5,434 02-28-2010, 09:04 AM
  Thread: Athiests have a high IQ?
Post: Athiests have a high IQ?

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/26/lib...tml?hpt=C2 Read, think, enjoy. But don't start sterotyping people. XD
Aviator Philosophy, Politics & History 19 2,064 02-27-2010, 03:40 PM
  Thread: Being Happy.
Post: Re: Being Happy.

Happiness... I'm happy right now. :D I've been blissfully happy since my trip to Disney World 2 weeks ago - I can't quite put my finger on why I so quickly and suddenly reversed my depression, and I'...
Aviator Philosophy, Politics & History 16 1,775 02-27-2010, 03:38 PM
  Thread: Advice for Truancy PSA needed
Post: Re: Advice for Truancy PSA needed

I would have it show or say in some way that school creates conformity, and then compare truancy to enlightenment. Without the mindless drone's words filling one's head, one can become quite creative ...
Aviator School Talk 6 3,770 02-27-2010, 03:26 PM
  Thread: I can tell our new admin is jockeying to fire me
Post: Re: I can tell our new admin is jockeying to fire ...

I wish you the best - hopefully things will work out. Just keep your appraisal scores up, and get in contact with a Union Representative - I hear they're helpful for teachers to have. But, what is it ...
Aviator School Talk 22 3,776 02-27-2010, 03:19 PM
  Thread: A vignette?
Post: Re: A vignette?

A vignette is simply a story. It doesn't have to be real, and it doesn't even have to have a super developing plot. It's simple purpose is revealing something about the author through the telling of a...
Aviator Homework Help & Answers 4 4,637 02-21-2010, 03:31 PM
  Thread: Happy Fool Called Nigel is back!!!
Post: Re: Happy Fool Called Nigel is back!!!

Nigel, forgive me for asking, but are you black?
Aviator Welcome! 31 4,754 02-07-2010, 02:38 PM
  Thread: Prepare to be mindfucked
Post: Re: Prepare to be mindfucked

Brilliant. It could work, couldn't it? Do you ever suffer from real life brain lag? An explanation, finally! :laugh: But no, really, it makes me curious as to what the future could possibly bring...
Aviator Philosophy, Politics & History 9 2,428 02-07-2010, 02:28 PM
  Thread: Flying
Post: Re: Flying

I'll write more later. When I feel like it.
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 2 677 01-27-2010, 02:20 PM
  Thread: Flying
Post: Flying

They said I wasn't ready to move up. Wasn't ready to move on. So I'm doomed to be the oldest kid in this place until I have learned. I don't really have a choice. I mean, what's left? What's left once...
Aviator Original Artwork/Writing 2 677 01-27-2010, 02:19 PM
  Thread: Juvenile detention camps
Post: Re: Juvenile detention camps

I'd like to point out that it's no different for adults. After arrest and before trial comes jail - it's a place to put offenders to make sure that they stop causing trouble that night and make it to ...
Aviator Youth Rights 16 2,883 01-02-2010, 05:58 PM
  Thread: Is there a sister site?
Post: Re: Is there a sister site?

Excellent Soul, if you can slap one together with the articles from here, that would be great! We can probably all help with converting the articles to more of a third person perspective; it shouldn't...
Aviator Help, Support & Suggestions 12 1,449 12-31-2009, 05:56 PM
  Thread: Is there a sister site?
Post: Re: Is there a sister site?

Well, I hope one get's churning - I kind of need it by the end of the year... for reasons. But I feel like I have a good shot to make a big difference; I even have teacher support, and we're gonna wri...
Aviator Help, Support & Suggestions 12 1,449 12-15-2009, 02:45 PM
  Thread: Is there a sister site?
Post: Is there a sister site?

Hi guys! I'm wondering if there's a sister site to SS somewhere; one designed more for teachers and parents which talks about the wrongness of schooling, mentions names like John Taylor Gatto, and gi...
Aviator Help, Support & Suggestions 12 1,449 12-15-2009, 11:39 AM
  Thread: Switching classes against my will
Post: Re: Switching classes against my will

Who told you it can't be done? What's their job and title? How far up the rank are they? You CAN fight this.
Aviator School Talk 7 3,104 12-12-2009, 12:41 PM
  Thread: Experiment:Cussing in the hallways, lunchroom, etc.
Post: Re: Experiment:Cussing in the hallways, lunchroom,...

This would be more interesting if it was done in a more one on one manner. Have a conversation with different people, of different ages and posistions. Swear at set number of times, and record their r...
Aviator School Talk 27 3,949 12-12-2009, 10:05 AM
  Thread: Switching classes against my will
Post: Re: Switching classes against my will

How daring are ya? Attend Lit and Comp 11 anyway, despite the change in schedule. Go to that class, sit in that seat, and refuse to move. You're learning in there, right? So, if you can, make the cho...
Aviator School Talk 7 3,104 12-12-2009, 10:00 AM
  Thread: ACT Scores and Heat
Post: Re: ACT Scores and Heat

Haha, yeah, jackets arn't allowed at our school either. They cite that one video where the guy pulls about 50 guns out of his pants as their reason why. Which, understandable, but really, IT'S FREEZIN...
Aviator School Talk 11 4,311 12-12-2009, 09:53 AM
  Thread: ACT Scores and Heat
Post: Re: ACT Scores and Heat

Haha, maybe it's not a bad thing to be "used" by the school to bolster test scores. You can always pull the "I'm making our school look better with my test scores and thus earning more money!" trick; ...
Aviator School Talk 11 4,311 12-10-2009, 01:42 PM
  Thread: ACT Scores and Heat
Post: ACT Scores and Heat

So, a teacher o' mine said something interesting, the other day. I can't quote him exactly, because, well, I don't remember it exactly, but it was something along the lines of: The better our school ...
Aviator School Talk 11 4,311 12-09-2009, 02:31 PM
  Thread: Hello from a teacher
Post: Re: Hello from a teacher

Only Admins can see the IP addresses you're posting from.
Aviator Welcome! 109 11,146 12-08-2009, 12:24 PM

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