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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: Interview with Doc Johnson
Post: RE: Interview with Doc Johnson

I am the guy who wrote this book: http://www.infoagepub.com/products/What-About-Us There's a chapter about School Survival. I've been on the site, off and on (mostly off, lately) since... well, at le...
Doc Johnson Interviews 30 7,835 01-26-2012, 12:04 PM
  Thread: Interview with Doc Johnson
Post: RE: Interview with Doc Johnson

I just wanted to visit. I see you moved to new digs, yes? I miss the old colors. All of this blue and white is quite a change. Only 2 hours this time. And you can always hit me up on Facebook. You k...
Doc Johnson Interviews 30 7,835 01-26-2012, 11:57 AM
  Thread: Interview with Doc Johnson
Post: RE: Interview with Doc Johnson

Bi-annual, but who's counting. :) (01-26-2012 10:00 AM)Elfy Wrote:  Doc Johnson making his annual appearance.
Doc Johnson Interviews 30 7,835 01-26-2012, 11:52 AM
  Thread: Interview with Doc Johnson
Post: RE: Interview with Doc Johnson

It may take two years. (12-29-2009 11:27 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Will it take you a year to reply to this question? :)
Doc Johnson Interviews 30 7,835 01-26-2012, 09:04 AM
  Thread: Interview with Doc Johnson
Post: Re: Interview with Doc Johnson

Geez, only took me a year or so to answer this one. Anyway, yes, I love steel-toed boots. I own two pairs. One I use for work (teaching. LOL), and one's an older pair I use when I'm doing carpentry ...
Doc Johnson Interviews 30 7,835 12-29-2009, 06:16 AM
  Thread: Suicide Watch Story on NPR
Post: Suicide Watch Story on NPR

This morning, on the way to work, I heard a story on National Public Radio. It was about the response to a cluster of teen suicides in Palo Alto, California. Several people have killed themselves by s...
Doc Johnson School Talk 4 1,043 12-01-2009, 12:20 AM
  Thread: Rape Culture 101
Post: Re: Rape Culture 101

Hear, hear! Rape is never really about sex, but about domination. The most fucked up thing about this, I think, is that there is a pretty large percentage of perpetrators who use it as a tool to de...
Doc Johnson Philosophy, Politics & History 35 5,319 11-01-2009, 04:06 AM
  Thread: Rape Culture 101
Post: Rape Culture 101

I'm posting this for a couple of reasons. First, I think this is something that is not often discussed openly, outside the context of specific crimes, and should be. I think this is about the best fem...
Doc Johnson Philosophy, Politics & History 35 5,319 11-01-2009, 12:23 AM
  Thread: What was the last thing you ate/currently are eating?
Post: Re: What was the last thing you ate/currently are ...

I'm having a bowl of oatmeal with craisins, milk, and honey. It's both healthy and pretty fucking delicious.
Doc Johnson Food & Cooking 755 92,821 10-30-2009, 10:54 PM
  Thread: Pennsylvia Supreme Court Makes the Right Call
Post: Pennsylvia Supreme Court Makes the Right Call

Quote:The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled late Thursday that almost all juvenile delinquency cases heard by former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella from Jan. 1, 2003 to May 31, 2008 must be throw...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 6 1,737 10-30-2009, 10:52 PM
  Thread: School to Prison Pipeline
Post: School to Prison Pipeline

Just read this article regarding how some many young people end up in prison in the U.S. It's worth a look (via Daily Kos) Quote:While schools have long been characterized by both formal and informal...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 7 3,518 10-22-2009, 09:18 AM
  Thread: My outbox is a blackhole
Post: Re: My outbox is a blackhole

Thanks, everyone.
Doc Johnson Help, Support & Suggestions 4 851 10-12-2009, 11:54 PM
  Thread: My outbox is a blackhole
Post: My outbox is a blackhole

Can anyone figure out why PM would sit in my outbox unsent? I've tried to contact Happy Camper a couple of times, but for some reason the messages just sit in the outbox and never get sent. What's the...
Doc Johnson Help, Support & Suggestions 4 851 10-12-2009, 09:24 AM
  Thread: Epic Fail
Post: Re: Epic Fail

So true. No words, no thoughts, just insults. What a bunch of dicks. :laugh:
Doc Johnson School Talk 35 5,307 10-12-2009, 09:02 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

Yes, your zeal knows no bounds.
Doc Johnson General Talk 1,272 153,352 10-09-2009, 11:45 AM
  Thread: The Semi-Lost Members Of SS
Post: Re: The Semi-Lost Members Of SS

I'll fix the list!
Doc Johnson General Talk 50 4,272 10-09-2009, 07:03 AM
  Thread: Dax Riggs
Post: Re: Dax Riggs

random_name Wrote:|55555| Wrote:Oh man, it's so good to see another fan of this guy on the forums. The 2nd Acid Bath album is one of my favorite all time albums, and his stuff with deadboy and elephan...
Doc Johnson Music 8 1,123 10-09-2009, 06:59 AM
  Thread: Cancerslug-Samhain/All Murder All Guts All Fun (by Samhain)
Post: Cancerslug-Samhain/All Murder All Guts All Fun (by...

This is one of my fave bands. I've seen em twice live and they never disappoint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Npl14tJMk
Doc Johnson Music 0 632 10-08-2009, 11:34 PM
  Thread: All Alone Together
Post: Re: All Alone Together

Thanks. It's a lot longer than I thought it would be. But then again, I'm a lot older than I used to be. There's a lot to talk about at this point. I was trying to distill the meaning of what we inten...
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 4 786 10-08-2009, 10:48 PM
  Thread: Epic Fail
Post: Re: Epic Fail

neversurrender Wrote:I noticed the misspellings. I feel bad for any kid who's parent actually buys the book. Or any kid who actually laughs at the lady's "humor" but she's got her heart int he right p...
Doc Johnson School Talk 35 5,307 10-08-2009, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Dax Riggs
Post: Re: Dax Riggs

Yeah, it just sort of depends on my mood. I like that about these bands. You can pick one for any mood you're in. Well, at least if its a somewhat dark mood, as mine usually is.
Doc Johnson Music 8 1,123 10-08-2009, 08:07 AM
  Thread: Dax Riggs
Post: Dax Riggs

This guy may be my new god. He's played in a bunch of bands, including Acid Bath, Agents of Oblivion, Dead Boy and the Elephantmen, and under Dax Riggs. He plays this weird blend of blues, goth roc...
Doc Johnson Music 8 1,123 10-08-2009, 07:55 AM
  Thread: All Alone Together
Post: All Alone Together

I thought I had posted this a while back, but guess not. This is a piece I wrote about the film I'm working on. Looking at how old punks like me think about what being a punk has meant to our lives, a...
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 4 786 10-08-2009, 07:31 AM
  Thread: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing
Post: Re: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing

Check. Thanks.
Doc Johnson Alternative Learning & Income 11 2,237 08-28-2009, 03:10 AM
  Thread: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing
Post: Re: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing

Thanks. Got your PM. Great top, btw. Love the material. Also, dumb question: Why do my PM keep getting stuck in my Outbox? How do I hit "send" so they actually... umm... get sent?
Doc Johnson Alternative Learning & Income 11 2,237 08-28-2009, 03:00 AM
  Thread: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing
Post: Re: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing

Amortisatie Wrote:not to be a bump on the road, but what book? Well, since you asked... Some excerpts from the Intro: Quote:Failure of [educational] policy and those who implement it to be flexibl...
Doc Johnson Alternative Learning & Income 11 2,237 08-28-2009, 01:05 AM
  Thread: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing
Post: ThreadBanger: DIY Fashion and Sewing

Just a quick link 'n run here. This is a site dedicated to making your own clothes. People are invited to post their own project videos as well. Here's the link: http://www.threadbanger.com/
Doc Johnson Alternative Learning & Income 11 2,237 08-26-2009, 02:03 AM
  Thread: SS official proxy
Post: Re: SS official proxy

And don't use "nuts" in it, as they probably filtered it as pron. :laugh:
Doc Johnson General Talk 46 17,384 05-29-2009, 09:51 AM
  Thread: Youth, Rights, and Sexual Identity
Post: Re: Youth, Rights, and Sexual Identity

random_name Wrote:Nice to see you around again, Doc. The name of that blog makes me wonder what you were searching for... Not pron, I swear. I think somebody at Shakespear's Sister or at Pandagon ...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 3 1,568 04-13-2009, 02:01 AM
  Thread: Youth, Rights, and Sexual Identity
Post: Youth, Rights, and Sexual Identity

Just ran across this blog in my daily surfing. The site despite having a name that suggests is a pron site, is pretty interesting. It is a run by a pro-feminist guy whose interest is in how our attit...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 3 1,568 04-13-2009, 01:32 AM
  Thread: U.S. Supreme Court Case Regarding Strip-searching of Student
Post: Re: U.S. Supreme Court Case Regarding Strip-search...

Short answer: Over the last 150 or so years, kids have been stripped (so to speak) of their right to autonomy in a lot of things. Some folks have the perspective that, by being (as required by law) i...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 16 6,730 03-26-2009, 02:11 AM
  Thread: U.S. Supreme Court Case Regarding Strip-searching of Student
Post: U.S. Supreme Court Case Regarding Strip-searching ...

From Pandagon (left-feminist website): Quote:An assistant principal, enforcing the school’s antidrug policies, suspected her of having brought prescription-strength ibuprofen pills to school. One...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 16 6,730 03-26-2009, 01:43 AM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: Re: My film about punk rock

Me: Hands you a wet wipe, so's you can clean yourself up.
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-25-2009, 10:26 PM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: Re: My film about punk rock

Double post fixed.
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-24-2009, 03:57 AM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: Re: My film about punk rock

Yeah, I wrote it. Writing is one of the main things I do in my job. Sure, I teach class 8 times a week, and do a lot of other stuff that relates to speaking/oral communication, but even that stuff co...
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-23-2009, 01:40 AM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: Re: My film about punk rock

Worth saying twice, eh? If you are at all interested in learning more about it, we have a website under construction at http://www.ratlanta.com. Right now, it's just some smallish images and my narr...
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-23-2009, 12:13 AM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: Re: My film about punk rock

Which Misfits? The original? Yeah, I like them a lot. Samhain too. Danzig's solo stuff is sort of good. I like the first album best, and the second one is okay. Started going downhill at Danzig ...
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-21-2009, 01:42 PM
  Thread: New Report on LBGT Students' Experiences in American Schools
Post: Re: New Report on LBGT Students' Experiences in Am...

I think some people just need someone to hate. They project their fears and anxieties on others. And a lot of them are serious closet cases. :laugh: That's my guess.
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 9 3,123 03-19-2009, 12:12 PM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: Re: My film about punk rock

Actually, I'll hit the big 4-0 in May. And, to answer the earlier question from Thought Criminal, I'm not just in college... :evil: I'm the teacher! :evil: Mwahahahhaaha!
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-19-2009, 12:10 PM
  Thread: My film about punk rock
Post: My film about punk rock

I'm old. I'm a punk. I'm an old punk. Anyway, I'm working on a film right now about the Atlanta punk scene, now and in the 1980s. The band at the center of the project is Neon Christ. They did a p...
Doc Johnson Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,784 03-19-2009, 09:37 AM
  Thread: New Report on LBGT Students' Experiences in American Schools
Post: Re: New Report on LBGT Students' Experiences in Am...

Hey, folks. It's good to be back. I'm hoping I'll have a bit more time on my hands to post in the near future. I've been a bad Doc wrt being active on the forum. It happens. The book is still h...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 9 3,123 03-19-2009, 09:27 AM
  Thread: New Report on LBGT Students' Experiences in American Schools
Post: New Report on LBGT Students' Experiences in Americ...

Hey, everyone! I know I've been MIA the last year or so, but I saw this report while doing research and thought I'd pass it along. Quote:The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 9 3,123 03-19-2009, 06:52 AM
  Thread: Scared Straight: The Sex Edition
Post: Scared Straight: The Sex Edition

Just ran across this article today. Quote:To summarize: Windsor High School in Wyoming has, like a lot of high schools, a routinely administered “torture them for being teenagers” program of the “sc...
Doc Johnson Youth Rights 10 3,391 08-25-2008, 05:19 AM
  Thread: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Post: Re: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

No prob. Glad to help. :D
Doc Johnson Movies/TV/Videos/Books 10 1,054 07-21-2008, 01:02 PM
  Thread: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Post: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Quote:Little Brother is narrated by Marcus, a seventeen year old hacker living in a near-future San Francisco, where the war on terrorism is still going strong, Republicans have won a third term with ...
Doc Johnson Movies/TV/Videos/Books 10 1,054 07-21-2008, 08:23 AM
  Thread: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test
Post: Re: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test

[img]http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/062808/your-personality-type.gif[/img]
Doc Johnson Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 293 134,569 06-29-2008, 02:13 AM
  Thread: Happy Camper Tells All
Post: Re: Happy Camper Tells All

Yay, kitties! ;D
Doc Johnson Interviews 51 7,610 06-20-2008, 05:38 PM
  Thread: why I'm a teacher and why I'm here
Post: Re: why I'm a teacher and why I'm here

Umm.. no? I just want to get the fucker published. So my publisher says "put it in Chicago style" and that's what I gotta do. School is not the only place where people have to deal w/ stupid bullshit...
Doc Johnson Welcome! 73 8,655 06-19-2008, 03:37 PM
  Thread: We need a porn section
Post: Re: We need a porn section

Seriously. It's easy to find.
Doc Johnson Help, Support & Suggestions 17 1,986 06-19-2008, 03:35 PM
  Thread: BSG Season Four
Post: Re: BSG Season Four

Yes, I was pissed about that hidden content you refer to. I was in love with that character. She was so cute! The filler episodes, i can sort of understand your point, but they also help to provide op...
Doc Johnson Movies/TV/Videos/Books 9 1,837 06-19-2008, 07:25 AM

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