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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: Return of the Strike
Post: Re: Return of the Strike

thats a bummer good luck
Samantha School Talk 6 2,839 05-05-2009, 04:45 AM
  Thread: white people?
Post: white people?

I must say. It is very odd when white people whine about not having enough power. Look at it this way native Americans kill. That’s what we do. That’s what we enjoy. Black people run. There Americas’ ...
Samantha General Talk 15 1,871 05-05-2009, 04:34 AM
  Thread: Gigapixel pic: Vancouver condos
Post: Re: Gigapixel pic: Vancouver condos

creepy stalker haha
Samantha General Talk 2 1,049 05-05-2009, 04:14 AM
  Thread: ridiculous!
Post: ridiculous!

amazing enough our oh so wonderful school is now saying no to five day school weeks now were down to four this is ridiculous! That means longer days, more work, horrible cramming. This is not a smar...
Samantha School Talk 4 2,337 02-10-2009, 07:12 AM
  Thread: time to start...
Post: Re: time to start...

I’m good sitting at home for the past week.
Samantha Interviews 8 2,819 02-10-2009, 05:23 AM
  Thread: I dont understand..
Post: Re: I dont understand..

that is so true
Samantha General Talk 13 2,730 02-10-2009, 05:13 AM
  Thread: time to start...
Post: Re: time to start...

nope my friend just died.
Samantha Interviews 8 2,819 02-07-2009, 05:33 AM
  Thread: time to start...
Post: time to start...

I just sat there, staring at the creek water flow on by. Its four am in the morning. The cool air is crisp. Tears running down my face feel like ice. My head is in a jumble and my heart feels like it ...
Samantha Interviews 8 2,819 02-07-2009, 05:19 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

its beats your record? by how much?
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-07-2009, 05:13 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

by how much?
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-07-2009, 05:11 AM
  Thread: Hey (:
Post: Re: Hey (:

auctually im stuck in class right now and she keeps bitching at meeh its annoying
Samantha Welcome! 23 2,811 02-06-2009, 05:56 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

ohh really?! thats awesome! almost welcome to the club! we've been dating for 9 mo and he wont say i love you..
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-06-2009, 05:55 AM
  Thread: Hey (:
Post: Re: Hey (:

why are you cold?? im greeeat kinda bored and hungry though
Samantha Welcome! 23 2,811 02-06-2009, 05:52 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

oh thats ok not hurt at all. got me a boyfriend [[:
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-06-2009, 05:51 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

haha i dunno so your bi? haha never knew a bi person before.
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-06-2009, 05:49 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

haha whha? im not gay i like boooys [[:
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-06-2009, 05:46 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: Re: hope in the future?

lol thanks I love You too?
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-06-2009, 05:40 AM
  Thread: hope in the future?
Post: hope in the future?

There is going to be a day when three magic words change my existence, words that I now fear but will soon embrace. ‘I Love You’ will play over and over in my head like music without melody. I know he...
Samantha General Talk 18 4,109 02-06-2009, 05:38 AM
  Thread: Hey (:
Post: Re: Hey (:

hello how are you?
Samantha Welcome! 23 2,811 02-06-2009, 05:37 AM
  Thread: obama
Post: Re: obama

Stop talking shit about Obama. You can't do a better job. So shut the fuck up. :fu:
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 26 2,846 02-05-2009, 05:53 AM
  Thread: remind you of anything?
Post: Re: remind you of anything?

well its fucking wrong! and so very annoying.
Samantha Youth Rights 5 2,263 02-05-2009, 02:18 AM
  Thread: remind you of anything?
Post: remind you of anything?

You preach the truth, but don’t tell the truth. People tell you how it is, and you deny it all. They tell you to grow up but in the end ‘there’ the ones arguing with a teen. Were smart, there smart, v...
Samantha Youth Rights 5 2,263 02-03-2009, 05:42 AM
  Thread: I dont understand..
Post: I dont understand..

if our parents and teachers a want us to be different why are they pushing us to wear what they want us to wear? and talk how they want us to talk? what wrong with them?!
Samantha General Talk 13 2,730 01-31-2009, 05:52 AM
  Thread: does it matter!!
Post: Re: does it matter!!

NO ITS NOT.
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 17 5,446 01-31-2009, 05:45 AM
  Thread: does it matter!!
Post: Re: does it matter!!

no its not.
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 17 5,446 01-31-2009, 05:41 AM
  Thread: does it matter!!
Post: Re: does it matter!!

people care too much about others lives and its annoying. focus on your own.
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 17 5,446 01-31-2009, 05:40 AM
  Thread: carmas bitch
Post: Re: carmas bitch

yeaah haha my baad
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 24 4,310 01-31-2009, 05:38 AM
  Thread: does it matter!!
Post: does it matter!!

no it dosent if you have an auctual life you wouldent care what other people say about you if you do your just like them .dumbass.
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 17 5,446 01-31-2009, 05:30 AM
  Thread: carmas bitch
Post: Re: carmas bitch

uh maybe i shoulda pointed out carma'a a girl not 'krama'
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 24 4,310 01-31-2009, 05:28 AM
  Thread: carmas bitch
Post: carmas bitch

ok so im
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 24 4,310 01-29-2009, 05:36 AM
  Thread: WAKE UP
Post: Re: WAKE UP

no i ment there is someone hacking its so funny
Samantha Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,872 01-28-2009, 05:34 AM
  Thread: >>?
Post: Re: >>?

phone? whhha? im confused lmao
Samantha Help, Support & Suggestions 12 1,856 01-28-2009, 05:31 AM
  Thread: WAKE UP
Post: Re: WAKE UP

haha you dont even know the half of it xD
Samantha Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,872 01-28-2009, 05:30 AM
  Thread: >>?
Post: >>?

hello talk?
Samantha Help, Support & Suggestions 12 1,856 01-28-2009, 05:29 AM
  Thread: can you enthuse me?
Post: Re: can you enthuse me?

yeaaaah inside jokw lmao sorry well im bored and its finals and im sitting here doing nothig make me happy? laugh?think?ANYTHING!!!/?
Samantha Help, Support & Suggestions 6 1,161 01-24-2009, 08:20 AM
  Thread: Can Anyone Guess what "John Tuttle" Means?
Post: Re: Can Anyone Guess what "John Tuttle" Means?

that must die player movei guy?
Samantha General Talk 14 2,365 01-24-2009, 08:19 AM
  Thread: GAY? IN OREGON!
Post: GAY? IN OREGON!

how do you know your gayy? are you really born with it?
Samantha General Talk 5 1,596 01-24-2009, 08:16 AM
  Thread: getting sick
Post: Re: getting sick

thats funny!! Mpenzak Wrote:Lick the handle on a payphone, preferably one that is heavily used. You may or may not die.
Samantha School Talk 26 5,712 01-24-2009, 08:15 AM
  Thread: my new name
Post: Re: my new name

thats a litle weird but uhh ok thats just fucking weird xD
Samantha General Talk 16 2,347 01-24-2009, 08:13 AM
  Thread: can you enthuse me?
Post: can you enthuse me?

im bored make me laugh. xD
Samantha Help, Support & Suggestions 6 1,161 01-24-2009, 08:12 AM
  Thread: Why god cannot possibly be real
Post: Re: Why god cannot possibly be real

wow im christen and this auctually makes sence=0
Samantha Philosophy, Politics & History 155 19,219 01-24-2009, 07:53 AM
  Thread: Does it matter?
Post: Does it matter?

if you refuse to take a test in school and you get in trouble for standing up for your rights?! when there trying to teach you to be independent and yet they want you to listen to them?!
Samantha School Talk 12 4,534 01-24-2009, 07:48 AM
  Thread: Just curious...
Post: Re: Just curious...

what the hall is the difference!?
Samantha General Talk 14 2,531 01-24-2009, 07:44 AM
  Thread: what does it mean?
Post: Re: what does it mean?

yeah but than i feel bad sometimes lol
Samantha General Talk 14 1,961 01-22-2009, 08:25 AM
  Thread: what does it mean?
Post: Re: what does it mean?

haha thats how my mom iiis annoying as hell !
Samantha General Talk 14 1,961 01-22-2009, 08:23 AM
  Thread: what does it mean?
Post: Re: what does it mean?

HAHAHAAH yeah i dunno why people just wont get over it all ya know watta mean?
Samantha General Talk 14 1,961 01-22-2009, 08:21 AM
  Thread: 12 pages of that! 0:
Post: Re: 12 pages of that! 0:

ah haha yeah yay you [[: e-mail meh S A M G A M 9 2 1 1 @ h o t m a i l . c o m if any of you wanna [[:
Samantha Homework Help & Answers 13 4,970 01-22-2009, 08:20 AM
  Thread: what does it mean?
Post: Re: what does it mean?

yeah and native americans about land being stealed and mexicans about going back to where they belong and whites about the only "clean" race and blah blah blah
Samantha General Talk 14 1,961 01-22-2009, 08:19 AM
  Thread: 12 pages of that! 0:
Post: Re: 12 pages of that! 0:

the obama one but the other one is also verrrry goood but i really love obama lmao [[:
Samantha Homework Help & Answers 13 4,970 01-22-2009, 08:18 AM
  Thread: what does it mean?
Post: what does it mean?

when people are getting all butt hurt because one group of people get a fucking month to themselves? who cares? why do you? get over the past whats done is done right? why dont you complain about som...
Samantha General Talk 14 1,961 01-22-2009, 08:17 AM

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