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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: Common Sense Media and Others
Post: RE: Common Sense Media and Others

(12-20-2013 04:26 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  Holy shit. Looking at the Parents TV Council. Now THAT'S just scary. I haven't seen anything yet. Looked at their guide, they're not even all that good a...
McGee! Youth Rights 13 5,952 03-28-2014, 04:04 AM
  Thread: school is anti-night people
Post: RE: school is anti-night people

Then you look around at some of the unschooling parent or self reliance blogs which have mainly interesting, valid posts but when it comes to the time for classes if their kid is in college: "My kid i...
McGee! School Talk 12 3,585 01-17-2014, 03:34 AM
  Thread: DISREGARD THIS THREAD, I SUCK COCKS
Post: RE: A very enragingly stupid picture I found

Remember the old thread where where we were planning to get a private island and all live there and catapult justin off of it? Well, fuck that. Mountains are generally cheaper, and easier to just pus...
McGee! School Talk 23 10,225 12-05-2013, 12:18 AM
  Thread: CA School District Announces It's Doing Round-The-Clock Monitoring Of Its 13,000 Stud
Post: CA School District Announces It's Doing Round-The-...

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/2013090...ties.shtml The Glendale School District in California is facing some backlash from the recent news that it has retained the services of Geo Listening to tr...
McGee! Youth Rights 19 4,524 09-13-2013, 02:30 AM
  Thread: Human beings have to urinate and defecate
Post: RE: Human beings have to urinate and defecate

Make a makeshift outhouse... Seriously, though, high school students shouldn't have to declare it's an 'emergency'...or, more embarrasingly, if your teacher doen't believe you (and of course you are ...
McGee! School Talk 27 8,548 04-17-2013, 05:41 AM
  Thread: Framework course is annoying and stupid
Post: RE: Framework course is annoying and stupid

Probably a course about applying and taking the right courses and such, am I correct?
McGee! School Talk 3 1,743 03-23-2013, 05:34 AM
  Thread: Another reason why I dislike the social media
Post: RE: Another reason why I dislike the social media

Protip:Offline magazines and papers would also pose the possiblity of censorship. Creating your own website mostly read by SSers for the time being would be a better option than you would think.
McGee! School Talk 6 8,702 03-23-2013, 05:24 AM
  Thread: Usefulness of High School and Personal Rebellion
Post: RE: Usefulness of High School and Personal Rebelli...

As to the book-reading scenario, it may be helpful in possible 'negotioations' to read something that can be proven educational (i.e. textbook).
McGee! Youth Rights 13 6,192 03-06-2013, 06:47 AM
  Thread: Art is NOT art anymore...
Post: RE: Art is NOT art anymore...

(12-10-2012 05:01 PM)Slick Wrote:  Lol @ throwing a chair. I've encountered teachers throwing temper tantrums and cursing when students don't obey them, but tossing a chair because of a squeak? ...
McGee! School Talk 16 4,619 12-18-2012, 06:56 AM
  Thread: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies I can use?
Post: RE: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any prox...

What blocking software is on the computers?
McGee! School Talk 34 16,891 12-18-2012, 06:23 AM
  Thread: Power Point is Evil
Post: RE: Power Point is Evil

What's even better is being given a notes page or a powerpoint with blanks in it and filling in the blanks for notes. It's ok when you can read the powerpoint for yourself and get answers, but when it...
McGee! School Talk 16 3,651 11-29-2012, 06:30 AM
  Thread: SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"
Post: RE: SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"

+Kudos, man
McGee! School Talk 4 2,173 11-17-2012, 06:55 AM
  Thread: I was actually going to do the work
Post: RE: I was actually going to do the work

Fraud isn't really "acceptable", but it can happen, usually fudging the numbers by a point or two, although you'll occasionally get stuff that's pulled out of the teacher's ass, which is more likely t...
McGee! School Talk 24 3,895 11-17-2012, 06:23 AM
  Thread: I was actually going to do the work
Post: RE: I was actually going to do the work

Write about stupidity, or the idea of stupidity as a social construct. Write a note stuck to the paper saying something like "This assignment is" and make the paper title "stupidity".
McGee! School Talk 24 3,895 11-16-2012, 06:34 AM
  Thread: Hello!
Post: RE: Hello!

Not to whore the heck out of the program or anything, but Zero Tuition Clollege(don't be too offset by the fact "college" is in the name, it's more of an open community) is a pretty good program with ...
McGee! Welcome! 34 4,132 11-16-2012, 06:29 AM
  Thread: ONE
Post: RE: ONE

(11-14-2012 04:08 PM)lamefun Wrote:  You still have a chance! Learn to love school, it's a first step on your path to PERSONHOOD! Hey guise I found the punchline. Also, http://www.quickmeme.com...
McGee! School Talk 7 2,100 11-15-2012, 06:40 AM
  Thread: Pro School Week Finished - Completed
Post: RE: Pro School Week Finished - Completed

Depending on where you live, Zero Tuition college is an interesting 'program' http://www.ztcollege.com/ And as for grades... http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2007...grade.html
McGee! School Talk 24 5,768 11-14-2012, 06:57 AM
  Thread: 1 week school pro only!
Post: RE: 1 week school pro only!

I've done similar things, but never all at once, which is what makes your plan so epic.
McGee! School Talk 11 4,964 11-03-2012, 05:13 AM
  Thread: 1 week school pro only!
Post: RE: 1 week school pro only!

Overdo it to the point of sarcasm. Find articles related to whatever you're learning and bring them in. Copy/Paste stuff on it into a very long unassigned paper. Cheat a shitload for the A's. Be best ...
McGee! School Talk 11 4,964 11-02-2012, 05:29 AM
  Thread: I'm at school right now. FML!!!
Post: RE: I'm at school right now. FML!!!

Change school to "hell" and give us some screenshots!
McGee! School Talk 20 7,697 11-01-2012, 05:41 AM
  Thread: You are going nowhere in life
Post: RE: You are going nowhere in life

(10-23-2012 05:03 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  So you only care what certain kinds of people think of you... the examples you mentioned probably don't really care as much as how much money you have, but...
McGee! School Talk 103 36,896 10-23-2012, 05:40 AM
  Thread: An alternative? Is it?
Post: RE: An alternative? Is it?

Are the tests/markers/syllabi for homeschooling easy, obvious and standardized? If so, find out exactly what you would need to know or do for these, and write down or type up the information you would...
McGee! School Talk 14 4,427 10-19-2012, 05:22 AM
  Thread: Straight up retarded school blocking system
Post: RE: Straight up retarded school blocking system

Relevant
McGee! School Talk 11 5,914 10-18-2012, 05:59 AM
  Thread: My perspective on school subjects
Post: RE: My perspective on school subjects

The way schools teach math is extremely unintuitive. One of the worst things was when they retaught percentages. It went something along the lines of x/100*100=X% or something. The worst part was alwa...
McGee! School Talk 17 3,420 10-18-2012, 05:55 AM
  Thread: A long anti school conversation with a friend of mine over steam
Post: RE: A long anti school conversation with a friend ...

(10-17-2012 01:06 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Oh hey, 3 new people in one thread... hi guys :) +1 Also, loving the stick arena icon. Also a fairly good quote for you
McGee! School Talk 9 4,980 10-17-2012, 06:00 AM
  Thread: French president bans homework for students across the nation
Post: RE: French president bans homework for students ac...

This is actually bringing some momentum and talking points to the "homework is/should be illegal" argument
McGee! News 7 4,287 10-17-2012, 05:31 AM
  Thread: Vent - Isolation
Post: RE: Vent - Isolation

(10-07-2012 12:58 PM)SomeRandomHuman Wrote:   (10-07-2012 12:42 PM)DoA Wrote:  Anything below D- is even better. ^_^ Thats a good point. For me, isolation seems to start with realizing th...
McGee! School Talk 17 4,299 10-10-2012, 05:42 AM
  Thread: Jobs shouldn't require school.
Post: RE: Jobs shouldn't require school.

Personally, I think that if a person is well-qualified for a certain job but is missing some type of certification, there should be an open "on the job certification" which requires less time for you ...
McGee! School Talk 32 9,432 10-03-2012, 05:51 AM
  Thread: finally got around to this
Post: RE: finally got around to this

(10-03-2012 05:34 AM)PlagueMeister Wrote:  Something I've wondered is why people pledge their allegiance to a piece of cloth... They're not saying that they are pledging allegiance to America, t...
McGee! School Talk 12 3,817 10-03-2012, 05:43 AM
  Thread: Don't Serve Teens.gov
Post: RE: Don't Serve Teens.gov

Hell no they don't, but they hope that if they repeat it enough, someone else will, which unfortunately often works when they are a/the only major source of information on the subject.
McGee! Youth Rights 36 19,487 09-28-2012, 05:13 AM
  Thread: Should we make a sockpuppet forum to attract less-radical allies?
Post: RE: Should we make a sockpuppet forum to attract l...

Maybe link the forums with a site for news, YR stuff related to voting ages and such and less radical/badcopnodonut-type stuff.
McGee! School Talk 17 8,791 09-25-2012, 05:16 AM
  Thread: Student Government/Worthless Illusion of Power
Post: RE: Student Government/Worthless Illusion of Power

Have to wait to the end of the year fo student council voting. It's always the same people anyway, too much politics for too little governance.
McGee! School Talk 20 4,828 09-20-2012, 05:47 AM
  Thread: this doesn't fit anywhere else
Post: RE: this doesn't fit anywhere else

Especially not one with a camera
McGee! School Talk 22 5,027 09-14-2012, 05:13 AM
  Thread: Schools about to start :(
Post: RE: Schools about to start :(

Looking foreward to being around different people Not looking foreward top new rules, though. You can go to the office for not being in the cafeteria on time(?).
McGee! School Talk 24 4,354 08-28-2012, 05:27 AM
  Thread: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary
Post: RE: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary

In degrees and in math, it just depends on what you have and what you do with it.
McGee! School Talk 58 16,736 06-01-2012, 06:01 AM
  Thread: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy
Post: RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and ja...

This explain?
McGee! News 26 12,352 06-01-2012, 05:28 AM
  Thread: School is a boring piece of shit
Post: RE: School is a boring piece of shit

Because it is very important to diagram sentnces...
McGee! School Talk 7 9,129 05-24-2012, 05:42 AM
  Thread: Going to fail English now because of a dumbfuck
Post: RE: Going to fail English now because of a dumbfuc...

(05-24-2012 02:46 AM)kelby393 Wrote:  Oh yeah i said the lord's name in vain ...Welcome to SS?
McGee! School Talk 107 27,747 05-24-2012, 05:28 AM
  Thread: Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?
Post: RE: Motivation for those with no other choice at a...

Find ways to do legitimate learning on your own time, or a more relaxed related program.
McGee! School Talk 4 2,293 05-16-2012, 06:31 AM
  Thread: Student banned from prom because of toy gun
Post: RE: Student banned from prom because of toy gun

(05-15-2012 11:43 AM)Sharpie Wrote:   (05-15-2012 09:06 AM)batboy138 Wrote:  Meh...prom's a waste of time anyway. This. If you have a significant other, why don't you do something other th...
McGee! News 25 11,517 05-16-2012, 05:35 AM
  Thread: The Truth About Teaching (Book)
Post: RE: The Truth About Teaching (Book)

(02-16-2012 01:45 AM)Derchin Wrote:  I like how she calls dropouts "bums" because they destest going somewhere they don't like. Because where would the community be without everyone doing what ...
McGee! School Talk 14 3,477 02-16-2012, 06:22 AM
  Thread: School computer hacking tips
Post: RE: School computer hacking tips

(02-12-2012 03:43 PM)Lunatic Wrote:  holy shit it's galen Things may just get interesting around here...at least more so than usual, anyway.
McGee! School Talk 27 18,778 02-15-2012, 06:31 AM
  Thread: My school and money
Post: RE: My school and money

Think you could find the price of what the school does need and stuff it could do without, do some stuff with that?
McGee! School Talk 20 6,899 02-09-2012, 06:59 AM
  Thread: "You're going to work at Mc--" *SLAP*
Post: RE: "You're going to work at Mc--" *SLAP*

If none of this is going anywhere else, tell him you want to work at mcdonald's and see what happens.
McGee! School Talk 69 15,523 02-08-2012, 07:05 AM
  Thread: Getting a detention tomorrow...
Post: RE: Getting a detention tomorrow...

If you ever get to do this, please record (with a mini-tape voice recorder from STaples or Radio Shack or something) for archival/awesome purposes.
McGee! School Talk 17 12,895 02-08-2012, 06:48 AM
  Thread: Talked to a truancy officer
Post: RE: Talked to a truancy officer

Have a party right outside. Start early and invite everyone.
McGee! School Talk 13 3,840 02-01-2012, 06:59 AM
  Thread: My failed try of adversing SS at my school
Post: RE: My failed try of adversing SS at my school

(02-01-2012 06:09 AM)dirtbikemike204 Wrote:  ^ all we'll get are ignorant pro-school assholes. Arguing with trolls can be fun, just as long as there isn't another shitstorm about.
McGee! School Talk 25 3,555 02-01-2012, 06:12 AM
  Thread: No food!? Fuck you!
Post: RE: No food!? Fuck you!

6 foot subs anyone?
McGee! School Talk 21 2,769 01-31-2012, 06:38 AM
  Thread: Got accepted to charter
Post: RE: Got accepted to charter

(01-27-2012 09:33 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  ! This is fucking great and I think this is the first thread I've made in ST&V that isn't just a rage fest. That's an accomplishment in itself,...
McGee! School Talk 27 3,896 01-28-2012, 07:36 AM
  Thread: Help! Research arguments needed
Post: RE: Help! Research arguments needed

And here's some good inspiration
McGee! Homework Help & Answers 24 5,361 01-26-2012, 06:42 AM

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