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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: halo
Post: Freedom Fighters never really had a plot. It was ...

Freedom Fighters never really had a plot. It was essentially, "Guy fights Russia. Russia gets ass kicked", with a few twists like, "Guy blows up building."
R00t Games 18 3,016 02-12-2007, 10:13 AM
  Thread: halo
Post: I've never met too many good shooters with storyli...

I've never met too many good shooters with storylines. Good shooters that is. But a major exception that sticks out is Half Life.
R00t Games 18 3,016 02-12-2007, 05:09 AM
  Thread: halo
Post: I honestly, don't like Halo's game play. Now, I...

I honestly, don't like Halo's game play. Now, I've had my fair share of games I've liked. Even shooting games, such as CounterStrike, DOOM, Half Life, Deus Ex, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Quake, Oper...
R00t Games 18 3,016 02-11-2007, 09:44 AM
  Thread: How to put in an avatar
Post: Yeah, except your idea could [i]theoretically[/i] ...

Yeah, except your idea could theoretically leech the bandwith off of someone's avatar, unless SS hosts the picture files on their own. Besides, I'd say it's just good practice anyway, to upload your ...
R00t Help, Support & Suggestions 33 10,969 02-11-2007, 06:41 AM
  Thread: what the fuck are people so afraid of?
Post: The constitution can not prohibit political speech...

The constitution can not prohibit political speech, period. But that's completely besides the point. What I am saying, say someone buys the materials to build a bomb, goes into a school, and blows ev...
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 26 3,951 02-11-2007, 06:38 AM
  Thread: what the fuck are people so afraid of?
Post: [quote="modest mouse"][quote="R00t"][quote="Kirby"...

modest mouse Wrote:R00t Wrote:Kirby Wrote:I have only one comment. The state, society, and all other people should not infringe my freedom. Interpret this as you will. I've always had this curious th...
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 26 3,951 02-10-2007, 05:54 PM
  Thread: What's up?
Post: I just snorted Mountain Dew out of my nose.

I just snorted Mountain Dew out of my nose.
R00t General Talk 24 1,734 02-09-2007, 04:19 PM
  Thread: Being Poor
Post: Being Poor

http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003704.html This hit close to home.
R00t General Talk 5 716 02-08-2007, 11:28 AM
  Thread: Laser Wars
Post: Rebelnerd: [url=http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys...

Rebelnerd: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/miles.htm They already do.
R00t General Talk 9 1,670 02-07-2007, 01:17 PM
  Thread: Laser Wars
Post: Laser Wars

Video games are obsolete: http://www.laserwar.co.uk/
R00t General Talk 9 1,670 02-07-2007, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Global Warming
Post: Actually, I believe it can help us in a few ways. ...

Actually, I believe it can help us in a few ways. Reduce greenhouse gases, you might be able to reduce the time it takes for the coming problems to occur, or make the coming problems less severe.
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 21 2,175 02-07-2007, 07:05 AM
  Thread: what the fuck are people so afraid of?
Post: [quote="Kirby"]I have only one comment. The state,...

Kirby Wrote:I have only one comment. The state, society, and all other people should not infringe my freedom. Interpret this as you will. I've always had this curious thought (It's not an assualt, ke...
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 26 3,951 02-06-2007, 03:32 PM
  Thread: The Desktop Thread
Post: My current desktop: [url=http://img371.imagesha...

My current desktop: [img]http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/8299/pictureml4.th.png[/img] Click to enlarge.
R00t General Talk 34 2,388 02-05-2007, 03:59 PM
  Thread: i need good techno things
Post: Eh. I like the lyrics.

Eh. I like the lyrics.
R00t Music 15 1,950 02-05-2007, 03:54 PM
  Thread: i need good techno things
Post: Oh. As a side note, they are futurepop (Or synthp...

Oh. As a side note, they are futurepop (Or synthpop, I can't remember which), but VNV Nation is really good.
R00t Music 15 1,950 02-05-2007, 03:45 PM
  Thread: Deus Ex
Post: Deus Ex

Go out and buy it if you haven't already played it. It should run on most systems, since it's an old game. Deus Ex is one of the games that has actually effected my life in a profound way. It didn't ...
R00t Games 2 1,003 02-05-2007, 03:41 PM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: I'm listening to the [i]Deus Ex[/i] soundtrack. It...

I'm listening to the Deus Ex soundtrack. It's an amazing game.
R00t Music 4,462 440,804 02-05-2007, 03:34 PM
  Thread: i need good techno things
Post: I'm not much into "Techno" for the bands. That's m...

I'm not much into "Techno" for the bands. That's metal. For me, it's more just ambient background noise. So, I listen to online radio stations. My favorites: http://www.ravetrax.com/ http://www.phi...
R00t Music 15 1,950 02-05-2007, 03:32 PM
  Thread: Stuff you Hate
Post: I figure, I might as well give my two cents: [b...

I figure, I might as well give my two cents: Causes that Don't Support Themselves With Evidence I see it every day. "Fight the system", "Destroy the State", "Capitalism is Bad", etc. It annoys the l...
R00t General Talk 47 2,369 02-05-2007, 12:21 PM
  Thread: what the fuck are people so afraid of?
Post: [quote="BigWolf"]In the Netherlands, more specific...

BigWolf Wrote:In the Netherlands, more specifically Amsterdam, there was no significant jump in drug use after legalization, and this is with all drugs. In fact, the Netherlands have a lower percentag...
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 26 3,951 02-04-2007, 04:23 PM
  Thread: what the fuck are people so afraid of?
Post: Ok. So, let's take a look at a couple of factors ...

Ok. So, let's take a look at a couple of factors here: 1. Long Term Effects Say you decriminalize Marijuana. Short term effects could be something like an economic boom, a reduction of crime, and mo...
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 26 3,951 02-04-2007, 08:38 AM
  Thread: Male Grooming ... Down there....
Post: Don't ask how I know this, but: If you want to wa...

Don't ask how I know this, but: If you want to wax down there, get a small beard shaver, and then shave off the bulk of it, then wax it.
R00t General Talk 60 5,961 02-04-2007, 08:28 AM
  Thread: People to Harass on AIM
Post: And this is going to stop them from calling her a ...

And this is going to stop them from calling her a slut how? Or this is going to leave such a lasting mark on them, why? I'm not saying your strategy wouldn't work. I just can't see this as turning ou...
R00t General Talk 16 2,013 01-31-2007, 03:32 PM
  Thread: People to Harass on AIM
Post: [quote="Toucanman"][quote="R00t"]ToucanMan, I can ...

Toucanman Wrote:R00t Wrote:ToucanMan, I can say this only one way: That was pathetic. Horrible. I mean, absolutely stupid. On my, "Intelligence" points. You've just gone down by 20. What were you t...
R00t General Talk 16 2,013 01-31-2007, 11:51 AM
  Thread: Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran?
Post: Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran?

Just saw this on Digg: New York Times Wrote:Craig Crawford’s Trail Mix: There He Goes Again? By Craig Crawford Published: January 30, 2007 As far-fetched as a war with Iran seems to cooler heads in ...
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 2 1,238 01-31-2007, 11:48 AM
  Thread: Rainbow Six Series
Post: It just seems really monotonous to me. The enti...

It just seems really monotonous to me. The entire strategy is "Put on silencer, throw flashbang, kill". It doesn't require any more skill then that. Like I said before, sure blindfiring is cool, and ...
R00t Games 3 1,153 01-30-2007, 11:18 AM
  Thread: People to Harass on AIM
Post: ToucanMan, I can say this only one way: That was ...

ToucanMan, I can say this only one way: That was pathetic. Horrible. I mean, absolutely stupid. On my, "Intelligence" points. You've just gone down by 20. What were you thinking? "Oh yes. Let's go ...
R00t General Talk 16 2,013 01-29-2007, 04:01 PM
  Thread: Hatebreed
Post: I've been a Hatebreed fan since Rise of Brutality ...

I've been a Hatebreed fan since Rise of Brutality came out in 2003. They're just uplifting. No other way to say it.
R00t Music 4 897 01-29-2007, 03:00 PM
  Thread: Rainbow Six Series
Post: Rainbow Six Series

So far, I've played every game in the Rainbow Six Series, made for the PC. From the original and Eagle Watch, to Rogue Spear, Urban Watch, Covert Ops, and Black Thorn, and then Raven Shield with Athe...
R00t Games 3 1,153 01-29-2007, 11:24 AM
  Thread: Dragonforce
Post: I dislike the vocalist. It just, doesn't appeal to...

I dislike the vocalist. It just, doesn't appeal to me anymore. It's like they tried to do Power Metal, and then failed at it. Oh well, I still have Hammerfall.
R00t Music 6 885 01-29-2007, 11:14 AM
  Thread: Ages of Empires III
Post: [quote="Remaining_Anonymous (R.A)"]the earlier one...

Remaining_Anonymous (R.A) Wrote:the earlier ones i havnt played the newer ones are they any better? I thought the first ones were good to begin with. Tiberian Sun is a good game, and Firestorm is an ...
R00t Games 9 1,493 01-17-2007, 03:43 AM
  Thread: fundies ahhhhhhhhhhhh
Post: Re: fundies ahhhhhhhhhhhh

Zero Wrote:http://www.filecabi.net/video/atheist-delusion.html the guys sayin atheists are delusional yet provides not supporting evidence other than "god says" though at 1 or 2 parts i find it hard t...
R00t General Talk 12 1,845 01-15-2007, 10:04 AM
  Thread: Your Favorite Documentaries
Post: Your Favorite Documentaries

My favorite documentaries: America: Freedom to fascism The Corporation The Elegant Universe The Cyberpunk Educator
R00t Movies/TV/Videos/Books 7 1,299 01-14-2007, 03:40 PM
  Thread: Metal
Post: Yeah. I like the heavier stuff. Not the "I'm Dea...

Yeah. I like the heavier stuff. Not the "I'm Death Metal" DevilDriver. But the stuff that sounds like pure noise. Oh god I love it.
R00t Music 39 3,434 01-14-2007, 02:16 PM
  Thread: Political Humor
Post: Political Humor

What are some of your favorite political humor pieces? http://www.filmstripinternational.com/index.php?asshole http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7758574879
R00t Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,201 01-14-2007, 02:15 PM
  Thread: The nerd club...
Post: You're point being. It's not like we're on some k...

You're point being. It's not like we're on some kind of special forum about a genre literature. They might be strict there. Here. Who cares?
R00t General Talk 30 2,759 01-14-2007, 06:17 AM
  Thread: wintersun anyone?
Post: They're not that bad from what I've heard.

They're not that bad from what I've heard.
R00t Music 6 1,059 01-14-2007, 05:13 AM
  Thread: The Elegant Universe
Post: The Elegant Universe

You can probably find this video on Google Video, or somewhere else if you look pretty hard. I liked it and the book, because they make seems that are extremely complex like String Theory (Which is wh...
R00t Movies/TV/Videos/Books 4 771 01-14-2007, 05:08 AM
  Thread: The nerd club...
Post: To Cradle: Dear: [_] Clueless n00b [x] Lamer ...

To Cradle: Dear: [_] Clueless n00b [x] Lamer [_] Flamer [x] Pervert [_] Sexist [_] Spammer [_] Racist [_] Idiot [_] Dumbass [x] Troller [x] "Expert" [_] Wannabe [_] Waste of Life [_] Other: [_] All o...
R00t General Talk 30 2,759 01-14-2007, 05:05 AM
  Thread: Random Bookmarks
Post: [b]Programming Stuff:[/b] [url=http://www.mysql.c...

Programming Stuff: http://www.mysql.com/ MySQL AB :: The world's most popular open source database http://www.python.org/ Python Programming Language -- Official Website http://www.perl.com/ Perl.co...
R00t General Talk 16 2,042 01-14-2007, 03:54 AM
  Thread: mmm thats goood...
Post: Cygwin is really useful if you like the BASH shell...

Cygwin is really useful if you like the BASH shell. As for a Linux distro, if you're willing to put in a good deal of work, Fedora usually runs smooth. If not PCLinuxOS also does a good job.
R00t General Talk 8 971 01-13-2007, 09:40 AM
  Thread: Anti-lean Chairs
Post: I just have two questions: Were the old chairs du...

I just have two questions: Were the old chairs due to replaced? Also, are these "Anti-Lean" chairs, easier to manufacture?
R00t School Talk 36 4,566 01-13-2007, 08:30 AM
  Thread: The nerd club...
Post: I take care of software and some coding.

I take care of software and some coding.
R00t General Talk 30 2,759 01-12-2007, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Ages of Empires III
Post: I am waiting for CnC3 too, and I really hope they ...

I am waiting for CnC3 too, and I really hope they don't fuck it up like they did Generals. Generals was a nice game and all, but it was really too radically different from Command and Conquer, to be c...
R00t Games 9 1,493 01-12-2007, 08:52 AM
  Thread: Ages of Empires III
Post: Ages of Empires III

I got it today. All I can say is. Oooooooo.
R00t Games 9 1,493 01-12-2007, 04:28 AM
  Thread: Glass and Ice.
Post: [i]It's short, but it's a key part.[/i] The tan...

It's short, but it's a key part. The tank rolled along in it's formation, the barrel shifting from side to side. It wasn't doing any type of patrol, for in these parts it was unneccesary. No, instead...
R00t Original Artwork/Writing 13 1,769 01-02-2007, 04:57 PM
  Thread: Glass and Ice.
Post: [i]I've decided to expand.[/i] Swishing the Vod...

I've decided to expand. Swishing the Vodka in his mouth, Mr. Pierce stared at an orb. Using the latest technology avaliable, bleeding edge research equipment, he stared at a real-time view of the Uni...
R00t Original Artwork/Writing 13 1,769 01-02-2007, 04:39 PM
  Thread: Dane Cook
Post: His routine reminds me of a wild howler monkey. T...

His routine reminds me of a wild howler monkey. Take that as you will.
R00t Movies/TV/Videos/Books 4 858 01-02-2007, 04:23 PM
  Thread: Good Music
Post: Agalloch - Black/Folk metal VNV Nation - Electron...

Agalloch - Black/Folk metal VNV Nation - Electronic Body Music Blind Guardian - Power Metal Bolt Thrower - Death Metal Dark Tranquility - Melodic Death Metal Demons and Wizards - Power Metal
R00t Music 25 2,313 01-02-2007, 04:21 PM
  Thread: Wow
Post: I had the same problem. Which is why I bought ear...

I had the same problem. Which is why I bought earbud headphones you can't hear outside. ($15) Oh, and theres this neat little concept called checking out. We have these things called "Library cards".
R00t Original Artwork/Writing 13 1,214 01-02-2007, 04:19 PM

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