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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: From a past life
Post: RE: From a past life

(10-29-2014 01:54 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  Welcome back. :) You were on here as a tween, and now you're finished with college? Wow... time flies. Any thoughts about college? What are you up to t...
returnal Welcome! 9 2,422 10-31-2014, 02:03 PM
  Thread: From a past life
Post: RE: From a past life

i remember you a bit! memory's foggy tho, wiped everything i could from my tween era. hi_~! dropping in just for laughs. was newtown long ago.
returnal Welcome! 9 2,422 10-29-2014, 12:20 PM
  Thread: Greeks hurl petrol bombs as lawmakers weigh austerity
Post: RE: Greeks hurl petrol bombs as lawmakers weigh au...

(02-13-2012 03:17 PM)Efs Wrote:  I'm talking to some guy in Greece about this now. He's my way of understanding what really is happening in Greece. I'll post results later. sounds interesting. d...
returnal Philosophy, Politics & History 6 2,157 02-14-2012, 07:18 AM
  Thread: Greeks hurl petrol bombs as lawmakers weigh austerity
Post: RE: Greeks hurl petrol bombs as lawmakers weigh au...

i really doubt aimless destruction and violence will do anything but manufacture gratis for the state more reasons to act in kind. greece has the seeds for an uprising, which is damn near what they ne...
returnal Philosophy, Politics & History 6 2,157 02-13-2012, 02:23 PM
  Thread: Political compass, beautiful, beautiful, political compass!
Post: RE: Political compass, beautiful, beautiful, polit...

Economic Left/Right: -7.12 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.85 [img]http://f.cl.ly/items/1B1l0z2u2v3H260W2G04/pcgraphpng.php.png[/img] don't kill me for bumping this anyway i think i'd probably ...
returnal Philosophy, Politics & History 127 30,200 02-12-2012, 11:40 AM
  Thread: China reporting that best korea is undergoing a coup
Post: RE: China reporting that best korea is undergoing ...

if this is true, then "whatever" because N Korea will be as shitty as it was before if not (and it probably isn't true because it's just a Twitter rumor duh?????) then idgaf
returnal General Talk 6 1,923 02-11-2012, 11:43 AM
  Thread: Worst English Teacher Ever
Post: RE: Worst English Teacher Ever

haha wow, she sounds awful. you're in honors high school classes (which grade you in?) but it sounds like they're subjecting you to regular middle school classes, jesus if i went back into regular en...
returnal School Talk 16 10,381 02-05-2012, 03:42 AM
  Thread: SS Forum Election EPSIODE 2 VOTING NOW UP GET IN HERE FAGGOTS
Post: RE: SS Forum Election EPSIODE 2

OFFICIAL BARON PARTY OR DIE
returnal General Talk 105 27,146 02-02-2012, 03:20 PM
  Thread: Your SS social status.
Post: RE: Your SS social status.

(02-01-2012 07:09 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  ^ Lol, I'm pretty sure you were the first person I met or some shit in my first thread. That or whoever used to have that two legged running horse in...
returnal General Talk 55 7,506 02-01-2012, 06:07 PM
  Thread: Look what this truther gave me
Post: RE: Look what this truther gave me

truthers are the dumbest people on the planet. how deluded and out-of-touch with reality do you have to be to believe that shit?
returnal Philosophy, Politics & History 16 5,439 02-01-2012, 03:57 PM
  Thread: Gahh they think I have Asperger's
Post: RE: Gahh they think I have asbergers

asperger's is the new adhd basically. there's a good many legit diagnoses but the bulk of them now are just to have money thrown around. i've gone through the same shit for a while now (same misdiagno...
returnal General Talk 53 13,488 02-01-2012, 06:11 AM
  Thread: Are you gay?
Post: RE: Are you gay?

100% faggot
returnal General Talk 127 26,007 02-01-2012, 01:24 AM
  Thread: Tim and eric's billion dollar movie
Post: RE: Tim and eric's billion dollar movie

tim and eric are internet jesus
returnal Movies/TV/Videos/Books 2 1,845 02-01-2012, 01:24 AM
  Thread: Your SS social status.
Post: RE: Your SS social status.

oldfag, former mod (became one and stopped being one by choice), bored but still here i have a feeling i was seen as overdramatic and vaguely retarded (lol) the first two years i was here and mostly ...
returnal General Talk 55 7,506 01-31-2012, 10:25 AM
  Thread: Forum thing
Post: RE: Forum thing

i've pretty much moved away from forums as well; for my community fix i much prefer twitter and tumblr i got bored of some places, another two places i left because the admins were shits with no eth...
returnal General Talk 19 6,388 01-31-2012, 10:09 AM
  Thread: The Meaning of Life
Post: RE: The Meaning of Life

there is no objective "meaning of life". meaning is life itself happening. too many people seek "objective" meaning through religion and through philosophy; religion is an easy-mac way to get said mea...
returnal Philosophy, Politics & History 65 17,481 01-30-2012, 04:16 PM
  Thread: Polyamory
Post: RE: Polyamory

(01-30-2012 05:16 AM)SH☮TGUNHEⒶRT Wrote:  Polyamory has been used in liberal's and subculture's attempts to liberate themselves from dominant culture. I don't agree with polyamory, because peop...
returnal Best of School Survival 41 24,977 01-30-2012, 03:49 PM
  Thread: Can somebody tell me what wars and conflicts happened here in SS?
Post: RE: Can somebody tell me what wars and conflicts h...

(01-22-2012 03:48 AM)magikarp Wrote:  Does Darthmat's just being here count as a conflict? yes
returnal General Talk 52 10,415 01-22-2012, 03:54 AM
  Thread: What is your social status at school?
Post: RE: What is your social status at school?

i'm regarded as and hang around the GT/humanities/pre-AP people (have been since like fifth grade although i've known most of them since second or third grade) and i think in particular i'm seen as in...
returnal School Talk 54 13,035 01-22-2012, 03:31 AM
  Thread: What Lunch Table do you sit at?
Post: RE: What Lunch Table do you sit at?

the table is basically made up of one of my best friends/dudeiamtotallysecretlycrushingonbuthedoesn'tknowit, then like this guy i've known since 2nd grade (but i'm only like acquaintances with him; he...
returnal School Talk 50 16,443 01-22-2012, 03:23 AM
  Thread: Can somebody tell me what wars and conflicts happened here in SS?
Post: RE: Can somebody tell me what wars and conflicts h...

fuck i remember Justin. alucard already said everything that needed to be known but yeah it was the world's hugest shitstorm. i guess to add to the list of conflicts/ultradrama there is like that kit...
returnal General Talk 52 10,415 01-22-2012, 03:09 AM
  Thread: Ask me some questions please.....
Post: Re: Ask me some questions please.....

1. Did I ever leave? 2. ... 3. Yes. It's fine. I'm not "anti-school" by any means now, but then again, I don't care either way and don't understand why anybody here would waste time debating with a ...
returnal Interviews 216 34,475 04-04-2011, 10:20 AM
  Thread: Ask me some questions please.....
Post: Re: Ask me some questions please.....

Bumping because I suppose you don't care. Also my ego needs inflation.
returnal Interviews 216 34,475 04-04-2011, 09:34 AM
  Thread: Heavy bass songs
Post: Re: Heavy bass songs

http://bitchesonmydick.bandcamp.com/track/cldlghtrmx
returnal General Talk 26 3,008 02-19-2011, 01:46 PM
  Thread: Heavy bass songs
Post: Re: Heavy bass songs

Elfy Wrote:Newtown Wrote:It's not very bassy at all My bass headphones disagree. They disagree by exaggerating the low-end and further degrading the sound quality of an already shitty quality source.
returnal General Talk 26 3,008 02-14-2011, 09:54 AM
  Thread: Heavy bass songs
Post: Re: Heavy bass songs

Elfy Wrote: Watch on YouTube Turn up to max volume fucking everything. Skip to 00:40. It's not very bassy at all—you just get the feeling it is due to the sheer volume of the whole track. It's als...
returnal General Talk 26 3,008 02-13-2011, 09:32 AM
  Thread: Heavy bass songs
Post: Re: Heavy bass songs

Watch on YouTube
returnal General Talk 26 3,008 02-12-2011, 06:47 AM
  Thread: Muslim Organisation to rate games based on "Values of Islam"
Post: Re: Muslim Organisation to rate games based on "Va...

Some religious loons doing loony things, what else is new?
returnal General Talk 8 1,439 12-06-2010, 01:48 PM
  Thread: List of music that gay
Post: Re: List of music that gay

Ganjanaut Wrote:gay/girlie "Gay" is not synonymous with "girly".
returnal Music 67 7,442 11-29-2010, 02:02 PM
  Thread: List of music that gay
Post: Re: List of music that gay

BobManPerson Wrote:- Dubstep (the worst genre ever) - Rap (2000-onward; anything else is at least tolerable) - Country - Disney pop - Emo (and all variants) DUBSTEP: All of it pretty much blows, e...
returnal Music 67 7,442 11-26-2010, 02:44 AM
  Thread: What happened to the forums this time.
Post: Re: What happened to the forums this time.

Allow mods to delete posts and threads. Reduce the amount of mods by a lot. Demod anybody that goes on a deleting spree.
returnal Announcements 64 13,301 11-24-2010, 01:25 AM
  Thread: What happened to the forums this time.
Post: Re: What happened to the forums this time.

How grand.
returnal Announcements 64 13,301 11-21-2010, 03:08 AM
  Thread: BE SILENT ALL OF YOU
Post: Re: BE SILENT ALL OF YOU

Quote:- A whole lot not getting done. You're implying that anything has been done and that this forum has the capacity to get something done.
returnal General Talk 17 1,191 11-17-2010, 09:09 AM
  Thread: Another Revolutionary War
Post: Re: Another Revolutionary War

Hey ~Mystery~! How's it going?
returnal General Talk 9 1,015 11-01-2010, 07:44 AM
  Thread: Things you like to do on SS
Post: Re: Things you like to do on SS

The Desert Fox Wrote:Newtown Wrote:Leave. Clearly you aren't very good at it. Exactly!
returnal General Talk 16 2,247 10-30-2010, 11:42 PM
  Thread: Things you like to do on SS
Post: Re: Things you like to do on SS

Leave.
returnal General Talk 16 2,247 10-30-2010, 01:05 PM
  Thread: Censorship is pointless.
Post: Re: Censorship is pointless.

Censorship is pointless? I never would've thought! fish20 Wrote:Also I heard somewhere that the US is BANNING all anime on TV and all manga, plus maybe on the internet, because there are sexually SUGG...
returnal Youth Rights 9 4,322 10-28-2010, 02:21 PM
  Thread: Should I make a blog?
Post: Re: Should I make a blog?

Faby Wrote:a place where to blather on about shit no-one cares about. http://twitter.com/
returnal General Talk 6 744 10-27-2010, 06:32 AM
  Thread: GIMME PIZZA
Post: Re: GIMME PIZZA

BobManPerson Wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fL_n3F8JYQ no, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wusGIl3v044
returnal General Talk 4 882 10-25-2010, 02:32 AM
  Thread: My brother's punishment essay...
Post: Re: My brother's punishment essay...

Real script can be distinguished from a script font because with script fonts, every repetition of a letter is the same. ex. all the T's in "repetition" look exactly the same, while they'd all look di...
returnal School Talk 2 1,322 10-24-2010, 11:34 AM
  Thread: Romans invented Rap
Post: Re: Romans invented Rap

Classy.
returnal General Talk 12 1,287 10-19-2010, 07:19 AM
  Thread: Back in motherfuckin' action
Post: Re: Back in motherfuckin' action

Political views mean nothing; the concept reads like the reverse of a 1950's anti-communist propaganda pulp novel.
returnal Original Artwork/Writing 15 2,013 10-18-2010, 11:57 AM
  Thread: Back in motherfuckin' action
Post: Re: Back in motherfuckin' action

Sounds pretty bad.
returnal Original Artwork/Writing 15 2,013 10-18-2010, 08:54 AM
  Thread: Defence for Children International
Post: Re: Defence for Children International

VisualStyly Wrote:As for newtown, defence seems to be spelled out as defense in US from what I have seen. defence US, defense [dɪˈfɛns] n Taken out of the free dictionary, so it's probably a valid w...
returnal Youth Rights 16 2,841 10-14-2010, 10:21 AM
  Thread: Defence for Children International
Post: Re: Defence for Children International

This isn't a youth rights org, it's a children's rights org. Tell me that "Defence" is pun, please, because there's no way any sane person could spell "defense" wrong.
returnal Youth Rights 16 2,841 10-14-2010, 07:38 AM
  Thread: Justin Beiber rage
Post: Re: Justin Beiber rage

You're being trolled.
returnal General Talk 11 1,366 10-14-2010, 03:35 AM
  Thread: Need an epic Halloween playlist
Post: Re: Need an epic Halloween playlist

merzbow
returnal Music 16 2,225 10-11-2010, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Internet censorship has come to the USA
Post: Re: Internet censorship has come to the USA

It might come to the US.
returnal Philosophy, Politics & History 28 2,925 10-11-2010, 03:22 AM
  Thread: Why hate on NYRA?
Post: Re: Why hate on NYRA?

Absentinsomniac Wrote:It's pretty much the only way we can ensure our rights. Weather the government is trustworthy or not, they are the ones who have the power to give us our rights. I realize that t...
returnal Youth Rights 65 12,267 10-10-2010, 01:24 AM
  Thread: Refusing To Stand and Say The Pledge
Post: Re: Refusing To Stand and Say The Pledge

I don't want to be redundant, but CC is wrong. The Supreme Court has said that no student can be forced to say the pledge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virgi ... ._Barnette
returnal School Talk 17 5,385 10-08-2010, 02:14 PM

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