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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: Lets get with the program
Post: Lets get with the program

I log on for the first time in a week and what do i find? Threads denouncing knowledge! We're here to discuss issues with the way the subjects are being taught, and the people who teach them. But ...
Almosthere School Talk 7 2,069 03-04-2008, 02:50 PM
  Thread: WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post: Re: WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gorebell Wrote:They do in fact, believe it is for our own good. Whether they're right or not is another subject entirely, but their heart is in the right place. good intentions don't justify unlawful...
Almosthere School Talk 28 2,564 02-28-2008, 11:54 PM
  Thread: Hey I'm new, need some help on a situation...
Post: Re: Hey I'm new, need some help on a situation...

you can take online classes. If there isn't a state sponsored online class center for your state, you can get credit hours through a community college (i've been looking into this), but of course tha...
Almosthere Youth Rights 24 3,771 02-28-2008, 08:21 AM
  Thread: School Is a Bitch
Post: Re: School Is a Bitch

ChickenLeg Wrote:SoulRiser Wrote:Quote:he said I would be missing an opportunity that many people can only dream of So, everyone who CAN go, should, just because not everyone can go? :cuckoo: I too...
Almosthere School Talk 7 2,467 02-28-2008, 08:14 AM
  Thread: I has lulz.
Post: Re: I has lulz.

whats a woman?
Almosthere School Talk 12 1,829 02-28-2008, 07:56 AM
  Thread: Blind obedience
Post: Re: Blind obedience

Sad. Is this an older or younger sister?
Almosthere School Talk 10 1,860 02-22-2008, 01:07 AM
  Thread: Of course kids hate school...
Post: Re: Of course kids hate school...

Seven Wrote:You arn't a theripyst (how do you spell it?), so shut up. (I also believe that you are a idiot that hates anyone with a different viewpoint, arn't you?) lets slow down. :<_<: Ev...
Almosthere School Talk 30 4,326 02-16-2008, 04:30 AM
  Thread: A Game
Post: Re: A Game

no way. why play music video games when you can play real instruments? The person below me is posting from their school.
Almosthere Games 1,818 150,300 02-15-2008, 11:55 PM
  Thread: Homework Doesn't Help
Post: Re: Homework Doesn't Help

if anything i get about ten minutes of homework a day from French.
Almosthere School Talk 14 1,620 02-15-2008, 11:49 PM
  Thread: A Game
Post: Re: A Game

Yes and it's been placed just inches out of my reach. damn you love. damn you to the hatred of the hellspawn. :ranting: The person below me has an Alterior Motive for posting directly below me. :s...
Almosthere Games 1,818 150,300 02-15-2008, 04:24 PM
  Thread: Art Fair bullshit
Post: Re: Art Fair bullshit

Isn't it great when government funded institutions can regulate creativity? After all, until we reach age 18, we are to irresponsible to create real 'art' so we need someone to keep track of our cont...
Almosthere School Talk 17 2,829 02-15-2008, 03:18 PM
  Thread: Hooray.
Post: Re: Hooray.

we only get... NOTHING. :upset: whats the occasion?
Almosthere School Talk 5 1,409 02-15-2008, 03:12 PM
  Thread: Art Fair bullshit
Post: Re: Art Fair bullshit

BS. i hate parents who take a teachers word over their own children. It's like saying you don't have confidence in their own ability to raise an honest child, and the poor kid has to pay for their ins...
Almosthere School Talk 17 2,829 02-15-2008, 11:47 AM
  Thread: the little things
Post: Re: the little things

I've attempted to do some of your three stars, but its hard to keep a group of people persistent. We don't have a bell system in our school (its BS really.) so walkouts would be perfect when say, the ...
Almosthere Youth Rights 3 1,078 02-15-2008, 11:42 AM
  Thread: Homework Doesn't Help
Post: Re: Homework Doesn't Help

Quote:year it's almost the same deal except I have a few teacher that don't lean too much on homework, for example ma la prof de francais. there must be a thing with french teachers and awesomeness. ...
Almosthere School Talk 14 1,620 02-15-2008, 09:57 AM
  Thread: the little things
Post: Re: the little things

i was kind of thinking, it would be better to avoid vandalizing school property, because they'll call it immaturity.
Almosthere Youth Rights 3 1,078 02-15-2008, 03:48 AM
  Thread: PDA
Post: Re: PDA

darthmat Wrote:SoulRiser Wrote:Or not. ...is this conversation really happening? [are noobs allowed to quote mods quoting soulriser?]
Almosthere School Talk 57 5,047 02-14-2008, 11:10 PM
  Thread: Tape Recording. Is it legal?
Post: Re: Tape Recording. Is it legal?

thats a good point. I remember being filmed for 'discipline' purposes once. They would point a camera in my general direction (they'd cluster all the 'trouble makers' together so they could get us all...
Almosthere Youth Rights 37 14,707 02-14-2008, 11:05 PM
  Thread: Freedom!
Post: Re: Freedom!

Quote:Gunther - I was just reading some of your posts and realized - we are in the same school county - Wake County, North Carolina NO WAY ME 2!!! not really but still, thats weird. Gratz on your l...
Almosthere Alternative Learning & Income 15 4,551 02-14-2008, 09:35 AM
  Thread: Radio transcript about ADD
Post: Re: Radio transcript about ADD

is the transcript in the public domain? I was diagnosed with ADD when i was seven. Almost any all other mental disorders cannot be diagnosed until 'adulthood' but apparently ADD and ADHD are differe...
Almosthere School Talk 2 1,210 02-14-2008, 07:58 AM
  Thread: Retarded school rules
Post: Re: Retarded school rules

Quote:For some reason my middle school was more strict than high school about crap like this, but they removed all the vending machines from the building because the candy and soda violated the school...
Almosthere School Talk 31 8,228 02-14-2008, 03:59 AM
  Thread: i was supended agin...
Post: Re: i was supended agin...

it isn't as if pro schoolers and adults don't swear and flip people off.
Almosthere School Talk 33 5,317 02-14-2008, 03:46 AM
  Thread: i was supended agin...
Post: Re: i was supended agin...

Quote:I think you're missing the whole point. When you show disrespect you are opening yourself up for more than disrespect when the person you showed the disrespect to is in a position of authority. ...
Almosthere School Talk 33 5,317 02-13-2008, 04:16 AM
  Thread: Homework Doesn't Help
Post: Re: Homework Doesn't Help

Quote:And I have to agree. Elementary school was the WORST. In High School we have less homework. \ I don't know what your talking about, h/w is worse now that i'm in highschool. only one of seven cl...
Almosthere School Talk 14 1,620 02-13-2008, 03:58 AM
  Thread: Teachers that ask stupid questions.
Post: Re: Teachers that ask stupid questions.

just happened about 20 minutes ago. "why aren't you doing the investigation" "because i'm to busy finishing my half skull half face drawing." He just kind of looked at me and my drawing for ten sec...
Almosthere School Talk 15 2,772 02-13-2008, 03:50 AM
  Thread: Teachers that ask stupid questions.
Post: Re: Teachers that ask stupid questions.

"what do you need to go to the library for" "to read...." rr.
Almosthere School Talk 15 2,772 02-12-2008, 11:56 PM
  Thread: Of course kids hate school...
Post: Re: Of course kids hate school...

Quote:Could it be that hating school is part of being a kid? Every kid says they hate school because that's what they are supposed to say because that's what all the other kids say. What kind of a kid...
Almosthere School Talk 30 4,326 02-12-2008, 04:12 AM
  Thread: I got a new idea
Post: Re: I got a new idea

Ultimately, attending work is better then school because no one tells you Where to work, you can choose any job you like assuming you have the credentials and the drive to work. If your self employed ...
Almosthere School Talk 8 1,125 02-12-2008, 03:54 AM
  Thread: Lousy Parents
Post: Re: Lousy Parents

is there a merge command to fix this? I caused a broken thread! :[
Almosthere School Talk 4 779 02-11-2008, 09:23 AM
  Thread: Shouting or Laughing?
Post: Re: Shouting or Laughing?

[quote= "darthmat"] Noe obviously this approach, if used to an extreme, would be bad. For instance, the war in Iraq, I shouldn't laugh at that. [/qoute] I could get angry and defensive about that sta...
Almosthere Philosophy, Politics & History 9 1,570 02-10-2008, 12:03 PM
  Thread: US Election 2008!
Post: Re: US Election 2008!

Ralph Nadar ran as an independent in the 2004 and 2000 elections, barely captured a single precint, far from a state. Every so often a minor party without much funding tosses in a candidate to steal v...
Almosthere Philosophy, Politics & History 54 6,475 02-10-2008, 11:56 AM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: Re: Re:

fragile_esteem Wrote:That would be incorrect, because this is what, a lot of people that have ana think perfection is http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z256 ... ook/o1.jpg and they want to get their....
Almosthere Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,483 02-10-2008, 11:07 AM
  Thread: Give me a break
Post: Re: Give me a break

did you find this out by typing something like 'i hate school' into google? just wondering. Hate is a fact of life just as much as love is. Censorship and political correctness really only aggrevat...
Almosthere School Talk 14 1,481 02-10-2008, 10:49 AM
  Thread: US Election 2008!
Post: I'm trying to keep personal Bias out of this. Excu...

I'm trying to keep personal Bias out of this. Excuse me if it works its way in. Hillary and Obama. Neither have had experience governing a state, they are elected congressmen (notice how i did not ad...
Almosthere Philosophy, Politics & History 54 6,475 02-09-2008, 04:41 PM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Morning Star - AFI Switching over to Suicide Nat...

Morning Star - AFI Switching over to Suicide Nation - At The Gates
Almosthere Music 4,462 442,374 02-09-2008, 03:48 PM
  Thread: testing
Post: [quote="akdonn"]Zombie: From my experience that a...

akdonn Wrote:Zombie: From my experience that argument doesn't hold much water. If youth don't have to do anything, they won't do anything. I see it every day. Our school only requires students to ...
Almosthere School Talk 37 5,147 02-09-2008, 03:34 PM
  Thread: My slice of hell No.1
Post: [quote="Eidolon"]There's how you do it! The only ...

Eidolon Wrote:There's how you do it! The only thing I don't like though is this: Quote:My children (when i get to that point) will never attend a public school. I think they should be given a choice...
Almosthere School Talk 6 1,068 02-09-2008, 03:06 PM
  Thread: God damn
Post: [quote]Anyways, it is not illegal to put him into ...

Quote:Anyways, it is not illegal to put him into detention without reason or make him do (minimal) "labor." I highly doubt a lawsuit would be plausible. And really, would you want to dish out the cash...
Almosthere Youth Rights 10 1,962 02-09-2008, 03:04 PM
  Thread: My slice of hell No.1
Post: tyvm. i go through things like this in my mind ...

tyvm. i go through things like this in my mind to keep myself entertained during school. i have alot more, i'm gonna further exploit this thread to state them instead of wasting another :D . I do e...
Almosthere School Talk 6 1,068 02-09-2008, 09:53 AM
  Thread: Okay, THAT'S IT. I'M DOING SOMETHING.
Post: thanks for pointing out my miss types. fixed em up...

thanks for pointing out my miss types. fixed em up now.
Almosthere School Talk 14 1,790 02-09-2008, 04:12 AM
  Thread: Do you fear it.
Post: It's not like you can do something to stop it. I'v...

It's not like you can do something to stop it. I've been used to the idea of dying for a while now. Though i'd hold it off for a couple years, assuming i had the choice. If you let fear of death contr...
Almosthere Philosophy, Politics & History 54 11,451 02-08-2008, 11:35 PM
  Thread: God damn
Post: I should think, the easiest act of defiance would ...

I should think, the easiest act of defiance would be not showing up for your detentions. Tell them that you will not attend unless you are physically forced to do so, on the grounds that you are inno...
Almosthere Youth Rights 10 1,962 02-08-2008, 04:28 PM
  Thread: Tape Recording. Is it legal?
Post: now to dig up that old thing... :none:

now to dig up that old thing... :none:
Almosthere Youth Rights 37 14,707 02-08-2008, 04:25 PM
  Thread: Okay, THAT'S IT. I'M DOING SOMETHING.
Post: my personal issues with the modern school system a...

my personal issues with the modern school system are 1. the people who decide what information is pertinent to my future have never met me, and have no intention of encouraging my pursuit in persona...
Almosthere School Talk 14 1,790 02-08-2008, 04:23 PM
  Thread: My slice of hell No.1
Post: My slice of hell No.1

Ok, hell is an exaggeration. i read some of those articles on Boot Camps while i was browsing, that sounds like hell. But i digress. I have a lot of criticisms with the school system, mine in particul...
Almosthere School Talk 6 1,068 02-08-2008, 04:08 PM
  Thread: How Teenage Rebellion Has Become a Mental Illness
Post: sorry to distract you from your off-topicness, in ...

sorry to distract you from your off-topicness, in all its glory, but i have inside experience here. I was diagnosed with ADD in the 1st grade. If the criteria posted earlier for this illness are cor...
Almosthere Youth Rights 61 25,157 02-08-2008, 03:18 PM
  Thread: Volunteer Hours - If you have Any?
Post: I need fifteen to get past my freshmen year, and f...

I need fifteen to get past my freshmen year, and fifteen more every year after that. At least they don't lie to us by calling them 'volunteer hours' (they're 'service hours' here). They've found other...
Almosthere School Talk 11 1,496 02-08-2008, 02:55 PM
  Thread: Tape Recording. Is it legal?
Post: The One, are you absolutely certain about that? ...

The One, are you absolutely certain about that? I have searched Google, and i am trying to obtain some sort of local area information, but it would be easier if i found a national law prohibiting the...
Almosthere Youth Rights 37 14,707 02-08-2008, 01:28 PM
  Thread: finally, some people actually interested in change!
Post: thank you much. i was in my highly efficient, l...

thank you much. i was in my highly efficient, large word, mode last night. i could probably right legal documents eh? but i don't want to. anyways, thanks for the welcomes. i would love to spread ...
Almosthere Welcome! 16 2,364 02-08-2008, 01:19 PM
  Thread: Tape Recording. Is it legal?
Post: Tape Recording. Is it legal?

I know this would come in handy. When i was in 6th grade, a teacher caught me tape recording without her permission. I was told it was inappropriate, and distracting, and (my memory is kind of shaky ...
Almosthere Youth Rights 37 14,707 02-07-2008, 05:43 PM

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