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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: Intelligence - Is it real?
Post: Re: Intelligence - Is it real?

i would say that some people might be more knowledgeble, even if they are less intelligent and that there are definately people with higher capacities to learn and understand than others. all in all, ...
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,919 03-12-2009, 01:45 PM
  Thread: Thoughts on the Dragonball Movie
Post: Re: Thoughts on the Dragonball Movie

wow. that's gonna suck. why can't they make GOOD movies, once in a while? or maybe even come up with their own ideas, rather than steal a name and loosely base a movie on it.
thoughtmaker Movies/TV/Videos/Books 8 1,961 10-03-2008, 10:36 AM
  Thread: high school physical
Post: Re: high school physical

they actually have bum examinations in the US? i guess, they want to get people used to bending over at as early an age as possible :rolleyes:
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 14 3,830 07-23-2008, 12:54 AM
  Thread: Motivational Posters
Post: Re: Motivational Posters

.. and as everyone knows, it's not gay unless balls are touching.
thoughtmaker Funny Stuff 181 116,508 07-09-2008, 10:53 PM
  Thread: Stepmania and Other Rhythm Games
Post: Re: Stepmania and Other Rhythm Games

i've been playing that game for a few years as well ;) very addicting. i found out about it after i played ddr for the first time. i don't usually play stepmania though. i usually play on a site call...
thoughtmaker Games 1 1,042 06-13-2008, 02:57 AM
  Thread: OWNED Thread
Post: Re: OWNED Thread

jeez, i hope that kid is dead :laugh: we can't risk him breeding
thoughtmaker Funny Stuff 25 2,764 06-11-2008, 10:20 PM
  Thread: Drop outs sign in here.
Post: Re: Drop outs sign in here.

hehe highschool drop out here...
thoughtmaker School Talk 15 5,422 06-04-2008, 02:34 AM
  Thread: I just dropped out,
Post: Re: I just dropped out,

:cool: welcome to the club
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 13 3,606 05-28-2008, 01:35 PM
  Thread: Being productive
Post: Re: Being productive

telling someone to be productive is kind of selfish. it's like saying 'you're time isn't well spent unless I get something out of it.' for me, time well spent, is time that is enjoyed.
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 16 3,518 05-23-2008, 01:53 PM
  Thread: The Vatican Says: It's OK to believe in aliens!
Post: Re: The Vatican Says: It's OK to believe in aliens...

phew, i was feeling guilty for harbouring thoughts about intelligent life other than humans. good thing the vatican has told me that i no longer have to feel that way! here's a thought; have a fucki...
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 19 5,102 05-23-2008, 01:56 AM
  Thread: Woman Accused of Driving Girl to Suicide Is Indicted
Post: Re: Woman Accused of Driving Girl to Suicide Is In...

fucking ownt! both people... the girl for being a retard and the woman because she was sent to prison for something that shouldn't be crime (reason she got ownt is because she deerved it for being a ...
thoughtmaker General Talk 6 1,781 05-16-2008, 04:06 PM
  Thread: OWNED Thread
Post: Re: OWNED Thread

saw this a while ago, but your post, alucard, made me remember it :laugh: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HDxD2fUzoZQ
thoughtmaker Funny Stuff 25 2,764 05-15-2008, 01:20 PM
  Thread: The Kids In My Grade
Post: Re: The Kids In My Grade

is there any other use for it? :laugh:
thoughtmaker School Talk 36 5,427 05-14-2008, 04:13 AM
  Thread: The Stupid Success Awards
Post: Re: The Stupid Success Awards

lol nice. i misread, i thought it said, "john, only you..."
thoughtmaker School Talk 49 6,135 05-09-2008, 01:15 PM
  Thread: What's happening to me?
Post: Re: What's happening to me?

Suicidal-kun Wrote:Eidolon Wrote:Alucard483 Wrote:I still say its cancer of the penis, he just got it wrong If only, man. I hate that thing. If you don't want it, I'll take it off your hands, I've al...
thoughtmaker General Talk 15 2,393 05-09-2008, 04:47 AM
  Thread: Interview Bad Engrish Ninja!! USING the letter "E"
Post: Re: Interview Bad Engrish Ninja!! WITHOUT using th...

Cosbydaf Wrote:Suicidal-kun Wrote:Why have you been here since October, yet I have no memories of anything about you? Repressed Memories? :laugh:
thoughtmaker Interviews 30 5,836 05-09-2008, 04:31 AM
  Thread: The Stupid Success Awards
Post: Re: The Stupid Success Awards

barata, i just read your signature. are you john? if so, that's pretty funny :laugh:
thoughtmaker School Talk 49 6,135 05-09-2008, 04:29 AM
  Thread: Secondary Education - The Failure of Federal Intervention
Post: Re: Secondary Education - The Failure of Federal I...

i would say school 'works' in the sense that it provides people with the things they need to be 'succesful' in the world...providing they can put up the bullshit. we are not talking about if the syst...
thoughtmaker School Talk 8 2,820 05-08-2008, 04:43 AM
  Thread: Magicians, or if you hope to be one...
Post: Re: Magicians, or if you hope to be one...

looks pretty cool. once you get a good number of members, it should be a pretty good site. i read the topic about street performing and laughed when he said you might get stabbed. i hope this isn't so...
thoughtmaker General Talk 13 1,241 05-07-2008, 01:52 PM
  Thread: Essay
Post: Re: Essay

wait a sec... you DON'T get an extension because you chose another subject? wouldn't that give you even less time than you already did and give you less time than the others? what a bitch.
thoughtmaker School Talk 12 1,623 05-07-2008, 01:32 PM
  Thread: Joy Middle School (aka BobMan causes more drama)
Post: Re: Joy Middle School (aka BobMan causes more dram...

ownt... also, i love the sign that says 'our mission: to provide all students with a opportunity to reach their higher potential by ANY MEANS NECCESARY' i would have also taken at least ONE compute...
thoughtmaker School Talk 8 3,122 05-06-2008, 01:47 AM
  Thread: Oh wow, Ben Stein is insane.
Post: Re: Oh wow, Ben Stein is insane.

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:ben stein should be drug through the streets of italy by his wrists i think that may be overdoing it :laugh: :scratchchin: but i'm still for it...
thoughtmaker General Talk 5 1,193 05-04-2008, 03:46 PM
  Thread: Morality
Post: Re: Morality

Quote:I've always wondered if there's anything fundamentally wrong with the Golden Rule of "treat others as you'd like to be treated." depends what you mean by 'wrong'. if wrong is doing something to...
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 20 7,425 05-04-2008, 03:42 PM
  Thread: OWNED Thread
Post: Re: OWNED Thread

that crunching noise is the worst. if you hear that, it can never be good :laugh:
thoughtmaker Funny Stuff 25 2,764 05-02-2008, 04:56 AM
  Thread: OWNED Thread
Post: Re: OWNED Thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_o07JSf1z8
thoughtmaker Funny Stuff 25 2,764 05-01-2008, 04:15 AM
  Thread: Epic Win
Post: Re: Epic Win

lol that was pretty funny.
thoughtmaker General Talk 5 717 04-30-2008, 04:25 AM
  Thread: dropped out
Post: Re: dropped out

congratulations :D enjoy the freedom :laugh:
thoughtmaker School Talk 20 4,300 04-25-2008, 01:25 PM
  Thread: Selfishness
Post: Re: Selfishness

people do the 'right' thing, because even if it may make them feel bad, they would feel worse if they did the 'wrong' thing.
thoughtmaker Best of School Survival 29 15,382 04-22-2008, 01:51 PM
  Thread: depression
Post: Re: depression

no problem. best of luck to overcoming whatever is troubling you. :D
thoughtmaker General Talk 7 966 04-22-2008, 01:43 PM
  Thread: sweet modesty
Post: Re: sweet modesty

i think you should have told her to 'fuck off'. now THAT would be unchristian.
thoughtmaker School Talk 14 2,866 04-21-2008, 02:41 PM
  Thread: depression
Post: Re: depression

i've never liked the idea of doping oneself up so you can just avoid your problems. if you don't want to take them, don't, but try to sort out what's making you depressed. if the pills make you feel ...
thoughtmaker General Talk 7 966 04-21-2008, 02:37 PM
  Thread: 4th Amendment.
Post: Re: 4th Amendment.

i don't think the searching of bags is really a violation of rights in many cases. people who are unaware of their rights will give their permission to police or teachers because they are intimidated ...
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 29 5,049 04-19-2008, 02:52 PM
  Thread: 4th Amendment.
Post: Re: 4th Amendment.

i did think. i had seen it written on a few sites. i made a mistake.
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 29 5,049 04-19-2008, 02:50 AM
  Thread: 4th Amendment.
Post: Re: 4th Amendment.

whether or not bush said it doesn't matter. I'M saying it right now. the constitution is just a piece of paper that means jackshit unless there are enough people who want to defend what it says.
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 29 5,049 04-18-2008, 02:27 PM
  Thread: I'm going to start standing for the pledge
Post: Re: I'm going to start standing for the pledge

Sounds like you are trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up; a criminal or a cop? what's the difference? :rolleyes:
thoughtmaker School Talk 18 2,296 04-18-2008, 02:59 AM
  Thread: 4th Amendment.
Post: Re: 4th Amendment.

like bush said the constitution is "Just a goddamned piece of paper" a piece of paper isn't going to defend itself.
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 29 5,049 04-17-2008, 02:40 AM
  Thread: Want and Need
Post: Re: Want and Need

ATXTheKiller Wrote:Gorebell Wrote:You don't need anything but to die and pay your taxes. I guess carbon-based nourishment and water and oxygen are just luxuries... now you're catching on ;)
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 11 1,719 04-14-2008, 01:32 PM
  Thread: Want and Need
Post: Re: Want and Need

there is no such thing as a 'need' when you think about it. a 'need' is something that's neccesary to live or to enjoy life to a degree, but it is really just a want to be able to do those things. no...
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 11 1,719 04-13-2008, 04:41 PM
  Thread: Lockdowns
Post: Re: Lockdowns

whenever we would have a practise lockdown, i would always say to my friends "if there ever was a real lockdown, i would be out the window and down the street before the announcement ended."
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 37 10,376 04-12-2008, 04:56 PM
  Thread: The Dropout Fools Among Us
Post: Re: The Dropout Fools Among Us

i'm a drop out and i believe i should have to right to do what i want with my time. school was bullshit, plain and simple and so, instead of just falling in line, i decided that i wouldn't go along wi...
thoughtmaker School Talk 37 5,533 04-12-2008, 04:54 PM
  Thread: The AoC
Post: Re: The AoC

i think it should be practically non-existent. i've always said you should let people make they're own mistakes. the age of consent should be lowered to when a child can actually consent (the ability ...
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 42 4,966 04-12-2008, 02:43 AM
  Thread: for those of you who have seen i am legend
Post: Re: for those of you who have seen i am legend

i liked both endings about the same. i had better expectations for i am legend, but i still enjoyed it.
thoughtmaker Movies/TV/Videos/Books 5 930 04-12-2008, 02:28 AM
  Thread: Math - Where the fuck do I start?
Post: Re: Math - Where the fuck do I start?

rather than trying to memorize the 'rules' of algebra, i think your time would be much better spent figuring out why they work. if you sit down think about it for a while, it really isn't so tough. s...
thoughtmaker Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,084 04-11-2008, 02:20 PM
  Thread: Lockdowns
Post: Re: Lockdowns

one time some guy got shot in the subdivision next to my school, before school started. when we got to school they had a lockdown. my question is, if they were worried enough to have a lockdown about ...
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 37 10,376 04-11-2008, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Burn the rope
Post: Re: Burn the rope

i loved it :D
thoughtmaker Games 19 3,138 04-08-2008, 01:46 PM
  Thread: What is scientology
Post: Re: What is scientology

scientology is a cult. just think for your fucking self. don't be so lazy :nono: also, look what you made me do. my post count is 667. i'm no longer evil :waah:
thoughtmaker General Talk 51 4,450 04-05-2008, 04:21 AM
  Thread: To Eliminate: Capitalism first, or government?
Post: Re: To Eliminate: Capitalism first, or government?

i think it´ll take care of itself when everyone is unemployed because there is no more stupid and unnecessary bullshit to make... either that or the machines will do the jobs that people do nowadays.
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 20 2,717 03-11-2008, 02:13 AM
  Thread: Teachers
Post: Re: Teachers

like jesus said. don´t hate on them, for they know not, what they do.
thoughtmaker Youth Rights 6 1,909 03-09-2008, 02:00 AM
  Thread: I changed my mind
Post: Re: I changed my mind

whatever, but let me say that you´d never catch me dying because the president says ´these are the bad guys ... now go kill them for my amusement!! :mwahaha: :mwahaha: :mwahaha:
thoughtmaker General Talk 29 3,584 03-07-2008, 04:35 AM
  Thread: 2012
Post: Re: 2012

if it does happen, i hope it´s a zombie apocalypse. that´d be sweet :cool:
thoughtmaker Philosophy, Politics & History 143 19,973 03-06-2008, 03:04 AM

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