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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: Bulgarian course
Post: RE: Bulgarian course

Yeah, I do
ModestMusic Other Languages 22 12,502 03-02-2012, 02:07 PM
  Thread: Bulgarian course
Post: RE: Bulgarian course

I'm interested if you don't mind taking on another student
ModestMusic Other Languages 22 12,502 03-01-2012, 01:46 PM
  Thread: How do you learn a language?
Post: RE: How do you learn a language?

Taking a class has seemed to be the best method for me, although everyone is different. I like that someone could give me instant feedback on my pronunciation, although I suppose the same would be tru...
ModestMusic Other Languages 35 19,562 01-04-2012, 01:50 PM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: RE: What Art Thou Reading?

An Affair of the Mind It was found in a dollar book store and it was published by a self publishing company. I am looking forward to seeing if its any good (I just started it)
ModestMusic Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 71,871 01-04-2012, 01:41 PM
  Thread: A game you people might enjoy.
Post: RE: A game you people might enjoy.

(12-30-2011 12:50 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  We should create a region, and have all SS nations in it. Srsly. Why not? Mine: The Republic of Apples is a fledgling, environmentally stunning nat...
ModestMusic Games 56 21,438 12-31-2011, 05:13 PM
  Thread: PREPARE YOUR ANUS FOR MARTIAL LAW
Post: RE: PREPARE YOUR ANUS FOR MARTIAL LAW

(12-23-2011 03:41 PM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  Sames. Only reason I haven't left is because I got no money or means too like most others. I'm not a rebel canon fodder or much of an idealist. I was...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 52 21,504 12-23-2011, 04:12 PM
  Thread: PREPARE YOUR ANUS FOR MARTIAL LAW
Post: RE: PREPARE YOUR ANUS FOR MARTIAL LAW

I only have two more years until I can get out of here, then I will *poof* gone from the states! As much as I would love to see a rebellion, it would be the perfect excuse this new law against the "te...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 52 21,504 12-23-2011, 03:36 PM
  Thread: Getting a keyboard (musical instrument)
Post: RE: Getting a keyboard (musical instrument)

It looks fine, but I guess that depends on how much of a beginner you are. I couldn't find a price either, but if you already know how to play piano and are ready for the next step up, then I would re...
ModestMusic General Talk 11 3,963 12-11-2011, 03:50 AM
  Thread: What is in your school bag normally?
Post: RE: What is in your school bag normally?

Wallet pens pens a couple of note books Various crumpled papers Two swim caps Matches Cherry-flavored cough drops Glasses case Swim suit My handy dandy calculator
ModestMusic School Talk 90 21,929 12-09-2011, 07:32 AM
  Thread: Generic introduction thread!
Post: RE: Generic introduction thread!

Generic response
ModestMusic Welcome! 9 2,731 12-07-2011, 01:42 PM
  Thread: Senate Bill to OK Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Charge or Trial
Post: RE: Senate Bill to OK Indefinite Detention of U.S....

Better start the Russian language classes soon. . .
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 34 15,601 12-07-2011, 12:59 PM
  Thread: Is it ethically right to make yourself better with drugs?
Post: RE: Is it ethically right to make yourself better ...

Nobody has brought up the unfair advantage argument. I am all for it as long as the person participating understands that as with all drug use, side affects and dependency may occur. However, I hear a...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 18 5,028 12-07-2011, 12:58 PM
  Thread: federal government wants all of us to become "informants" and to start spying
Post: RE: federal government wants all of us to become "...

Mother of God. . .
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 14 7,027 12-07-2011, 12:02 PM
  Thread: Pet peeves about school!
Post: RE: Pet peeves about school!

I have to be up around 5 in the morning to get to school on time because I don't take normal level classes. The fact that we cannot leave the campus, even during lunch to buy food The class blocks are...
ModestMusic School Talk 24 6,987 12-06-2011, 02:35 PM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: RE: What are some of your most controversial opini...

(12-06-2011 07:42 AM)aCol Wrote:  Wait there demonstaryting out of the exactly same reason we hate school? Because a minorty can controll a major group? For the most part, however, the 99% is...
ModestMusic Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 392,979 12-06-2011, 09:24 AM
  Thread: Flush
Post: RE: Flush

We joined around the same time, but I don't remember you. Nice to see you all the same
ModestMusic Welcome! 9 1,750 12-06-2011, 08:22 AM
  Thread: This is some 'ol bullshit.
Post: RE: This is some 'ol bullshit.

I wish you the best of luck! I used to do that kind of thing, but know I will work through half is someone gets on me for being behind or if another massive work load is coming, that way I still pass....
ModestMusic School Talk 8 1,580 12-03-2011, 08:30 AM
  Thread: Senate Bill to OK Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Charge or Trial
Post: RE: Senate Bill to OK Indefinite Detention of U.S....

I am not surprised to be hearing this. Disappointed, but not surprised. I find that the biggest problem is that everyone I know could give a rat's ass about this kind of thing being passed because the...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 34 15,601 12-03-2011, 08:21 AM
  Thread: RFID chips are now being used to monitor the attendance and movements of children
Post: RE: RFID chips are now being used to monitor the a...

(12-02-2011 07:45 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  HoS there is an internet kill switch? wtf? (More in a shocked tone of voice)
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 21 13,018 12-02-2011, 07:59 AM
  Thread: Perfect society/humanity?
Post: RE: Perfect society/humanity?

I think that it is impossible to create any sort of ideal society. With six billion people on the planet, it is pretty damn difficult to find one thing that everyone believes is morally good and would...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 20 13,175 12-02-2011, 07:51 AM
  Thread: REPORTED!
Post: RE: REPORTED!

Where can I report abuse of the report button?
ModestMusic General Talk 26 5,435 11-30-2011, 08:22 AM
  Thread: A theoretical situation
Post: RE: A theoretical situation

Hey, I just recently came out (to most people, not everyone knows, but I don't care). I told a friend of mine that I was going to be coming out to everyone and I asked if he would help me out if I nee...
ModestMusic General Talk 14 3,007 11-05-2011, 07:23 AM
  Thread: Last man on earth
Post: RE: Last man on earth

If I were the last person on Earth, there is a good chance that I would not say anything. My last words would have been spoken as I searched for other people, calling out names and what not. I see no ...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 9 2,443 11-05-2011, 07:15 AM
  Thread: Similar Snowflakes
Post: RE: Similar Snowflakes

Just thought I would mention how I've been missing the blog updates. Also, just curious if you are planning on participating in this years NaNoWriMo.
ModestMusic Blogs 94 38,519 10-22-2011, 01:43 PM
  Thread: Esperanto
Post: RE: Esperanto

It doesn't have to be another barrier. Its meant to be an easier language to learn than most others, so it helps remove the lingual barrier. It makes it easier for someone to be biligual.
ModestMusic Other Languages 9 7,555 10-08-2011, 09:57 AM
  Thread: Esperanto
Post: RE: Esperanto

I just got done with googling Esperanto. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds interesting. I think I might follow suite and start learning it through the link. Thanks!
ModestMusic Other Languages 9 7,555 10-08-2011, 03:48 AM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

xRhetorical Wrote:I just think that the Earth goes through cooling and warming. But I think that CO2 isn't helping. I don't believe in global warming as it has been advertised, but we are doing someth...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 04-25-2011, 10:45 AM
  Thread: Hey everyone!
Post: Re: Hey everyone!

Hey! I'm Modest! Nice to meet'cha! You do seem fairly normal!!! get. out. No, but really, glad to see someone new on the site! :hug:
ModestMusic Welcome! 8 2,062 03-29-2011, 08:02 AM
  Thread: What Do You Find Attractive?
Post: Re: What Do You Find Attractive?

While having a sense of humor, being good looking, and being kind helps, being a musician is the quickest way to get to me! Having a penis is also quite helpful!!
ModestMusic General Talk 90 12,833 03-28-2011, 02:41 PM
  Thread: Love- Does it exsist?
Post: Re: Love- Does it exsist?

Why would society start "loving" people who not related to them for purposes other than reproduction?
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 13 2,935 03-28-2011, 02:20 PM
  Thread: Love- Does it exsist?
Post: Re: Love- Does it exsist?

All valid points! But one thing: hatemylifeiwanttodie Wrote:Love is a fundamental, sentimental learned behavior. We are trained by society to aspire to love. When few know what it actually means, and...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 13 2,935 03-28-2011, 01:44 PM
  Thread: Kurt Vonnegut
Post: Re: Kurt Vonnegut

:goingcrazy: For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good FELLOOOOOW, which nobody can deny!!
ModestMusic General Talk 7 1,428 03-28-2011, 01:39 PM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

Or not. We could just take a little time and go above and beyond by doing just little bit more than our part
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 03-28-2011, 01:34 PM
  Thread: Kurt Vonnegut
Post: Re: Kurt Vonnegut

... You... *Bows to the higher life form
ModestMusic General Talk 7 1,428 03-28-2011, 01:28 PM
  Thread: Kurt Vonnegut
Post: Re: Kurt Vonnegut

I don't think I would have liked him as an author if that was the first time I had been exposed to his writing. I started with his book A Man Without A Country and read several of his short stories be...
ModestMusic General Talk 7 1,428 03-28-2011, 01:22 PM
  Thread: Kurt Vonnegut
Post: Kurt Vonnegut

My all time favorite author
ModestMusic General Talk 7 1,428 03-28-2011, 01:12 PM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

And luckily there are people like us that give two craps! :D But we are outnumbered by far Loxor Wrote:Well, that's exactly what State of Fear was saying. Global Warming is this huge fear you can g...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 03-28-2011, 01:10 PM
  Thread: Controling the monsters
Post: Re: Controling the monsters

.Manicrose. Wrote:Yeah plus the fact that if we do have these bombs and weapons, something will happen, eventually. Even if we PROMISE not to do anything with them, cross our hearts and everything. I...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 5 2,146 03-28-2011, 12:14 PM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

It would be foolish to throw every bit of funding at cleaning up the Earth, but I believe a great deal should be. What we are doing may not be causing global warming, but we can still mess up the Eart...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 03-28-2011, 11:58 AM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

Loxor Wrote:If you read State of Fear by Crichton you'll see a pretty good argument for the not happening side of it. Since that really shaped my views on it I'd say basically, show some real evidenc...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 03-28-2011, 11:38 AM
  Thread: Love- Does it exsist?
Post: Love- Does it exsist?

I have heard a bunch of oppinions on this and wonder what all of you have to say about it. SO, Do yo think love, whether maturnal, paternal, passionate love (although most love tends to be, but I coul...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 13 2,935 03-28-2011, 11:35 AM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

Even I amazed at how pissed I get when people spend their time arguing against gay mariage when we have to worry about not screwing up the Earth (The only place we have to go right now...) and teachin...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 03-25-2011, 12:30 PM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

The Desert Fox Wrote:Real issue that we should take into consideration, though it is overly hyped. I quite agree. It could be a catastrophe if no one decides to start caring, but that probably won't b...
ModestMusic Philosophy, Politics & History 35 9,546 03-25-2011, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Parlez vous francias?
Post: Re: Parlez vous francias?

Salut! Je m'appelle Devon! Enchante! Je parle francais en classe et avec mon copains, mais je ne parle pas bien. Je dois etudier! Je suis en classe du fracais un et du francais deux maintenant. Pleas...
ModestMusic Other Languages 70 17,427 03-25-2011, 10:16 AM
  Thread: I fucking love rain.
Post: Re: I fucking love rain.

Rain just has a way of being soothing, except for when I am at swim practice, then its freezing. On the upside, you don't have to wait for an open shower to shower off after practice :) I ineiver r...
ModestMusic General Talk 10 2,956 03-25-2011, 08:49 AM
  Thread: hi im dylan and i have a penis
Post: Re: hi im dylan and i have a penis

We are all so very proud of you! :poop: I am Devon! Pleased to meet cha :D Also, thanks for the help in CCp
ModestMusic Welcome! 6 1,433 03-24-2011, 03:16 AM
  Thread: Qui ici parle francais?
Post: Re: Qui ici parle francais?

Je peux parler francais!!! Je suis en classe du francais a l'ecole
ModestMusic Other Languages 31 15,931 03-24-2011, 03:14 AM
  Thread: Ohhey. Heh.
Post: Re: Ohhey. Heh.

CrayolaColours Wrote:Ahem, I'm the normal one! but that doesn't mean you can't be awsome!!! Dementis- The fact that you joined this wonderous sight proves you are thousand of times cool than most pe...
ModestMusic Welcome! 80 11,669 10-14-2010, 01:23 PM
  Thread: Ohhey. Heh.
Post: Re: Ohhey. Heh.

itsurgrlcass Wrote:let us not leave out Jesusaurisrex and rebelnerd!! How could I?? :noo: Disappointment
ModestMusic Welcome! 80 11,669 10-14-2010, 01:17 PM
  Thread: Ohhey. Heh.
Post: Re: Ohhey. Heh.

Dementis Wrote:itsurgrlcass Wrote:Devon here had a welcome page of 10 x) but good you feel welcomed ^_^ you will meet some of the most amazing people in the world on this forum!! But--- I've already ...
ModestMusic Welcome! 80 11,669 10-14-2010, 01:10 PM

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