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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: Any interesting things happen at your school this year?
Post: Any interesting things happen at your school this ...

1. I heard a story about 2 girls fighting. My physics teacher tried to broke them but got hit in the face. 2. One of the engineering teachers broke up a fight by body slamming the fighters.
HSHARK School Talk 71 28,983 02-27-2017, 12:41 PM
  Thread: The SRT dillima
Post: The SRT dillima

Sounds like the Gestapo or the KGB to me.
HSHARK School Talk 4 2,302 02-27-2017, 12:38 PM
  Thread: police involvement
Post: RE: police involvement

There is about 3 policemen at my school. They usually patrol the main hallways because the school is very big
HSHARK School Talk 9 3,379 02-14-2017, 12:31 PM
  Thread: Important stuff school does not teach you.
Post: RE: Important stuff school does not teach you.

How not to be a jerk
HSHARK School Talk 17 8,162 01-30-2017, 09:47 AM
  Thread: HSHARK Dream Log
Post: RE: HSHARK Dream Log

I had a dream last week about the school burning down due to spilled propane
HSHARK Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 21 6,553 01-29-2017, 10:13 AM
  Thread: Your view on "cursing".
Post: RE: Your view on "cursing".

I don't curse in real life because everyone around me are respectful. I do sometimes curse online at disrespectful people.
HSHARK Philosophy, Politics & History 20 9,208 01-21-2017, 01:04 PM
  Thread: I don't want to be controlled by people who...
Post: RE: I don't want to be controlled by people who...

They do not have your consent for them to control you. Therefore, it is justified to excercise civil disobedience as you are not a part of them.
HSHARK Philosophy, Politics & History 24 12,171 01-21-2017, 01:02 PM
  Thread: My Future Aerospace Company
Post: RE: My Future Aerospace Company

Patrickk: yes, in the long term. You can read the feasibility studies done by some other scientists at this website. spacefuture.com
HSHARK Science & Technology 7 4,068 01-20-2017, 04:28 PM
  Thread: This is absolutely sickening.
Post: RE: This is absolutely sickening.

Typical redneck outfit and logic
HSHARK School Talk 180 89,341 01-20-2017, 01:18 PM
  Thread: A Kind of Ageism
Post: RE: A Kind of Ageism

Just lie about it.
HSHARK Youth Rights 5 3,305 01-17-2017, 06:28 AM
  Thread: Smoking ciggerates, should It be allowed for the youth?
Post: RE: Smoking ciggerates, should It be allowed for t...

We don't need to ban cigarettes, we need to discourage people from smoking to gradually phase out the market.
HSHARK Youth Rights 62 26,716 01-17-2017, 06:23 AM
  Thread: In reposnse to this video, someone commented this
Post: RE: In reposnse to this video, someone commented t...

Basic analysis of tone makes me think that these kind of people is weird.
HSHARK School Talk 4 2,867 01-17-2017, 06:19 AM
  Thread: What would your school free life be like?
Post: RE: What would your school free life be like?

I would spend my time developing a low cost launch vehicle that will hopefully take tourists to space.
HSHARK School Talk 23 11,025 01-16-2017, 03:03 AM
  Thread: Probably The School With The Worst Kids
Post: RE: Probably The School With The Worst Kids

I think your school needs a strict yet loving principal.
HSHARK School Talk 1 1,891 01-15-2017, 07:57 AM
  Thread: Americans are fucking stupid mother fuckers.
Post: RE: Americans are fucking stupid mother fuckers.

The argument that "children are more misbehaving today" is invalid because the world is very different now (JFK reference). It is the same type of argument that reading from websites does not improve ...
HSHARK School Talk 19 23,604 01-15-2017, 07:56 AM
  Thread: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was Wrong ?
Post: RE: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was ...

I began my disappointment in school in 9th grade. It is because I realized that the current mode of schools are not making people become successful in their careers, it just tells them to get a job an...
HSHARK School Talk 91 39,828 01-15-2017, 03:58 AM
  Thread: My school put the constitution up on the wall.
Post: RE: My school put the constitution up on the wall.

Superkamiguru: take example the Soviet picture mentioned above. The person could argue that the freedom of expression is valid because no one is offended. He could probably ask the whole class as test...
HSHARK School Talk 17 7,297 01-13-2017, 02:25 PM
  Thread: School fails at teaching. ( random post )
Post: RE: School fails at teaching. ( random post )

My opinion on school is that it does not teach the ways to get rich. You may ask me "why do I need that money?" I will say that because I need money to change the world. I want the money to develop ch...
HSHARK School Talk 8 3,723 01-13-2017, 11:44 AM
  Thread: My school put the constitution up on the wall.
Post: RE: My school put the constitution up on the wall.

This simply can give someone backing when the school violates their rights
HSHARK School Talk 17 7,297 01-13-2017, 11:39 AM
  Thread: Is it worth to VPN?
Post: RE: Is it worth to VPN?

Tor is sort of like a proxy but it doesn't have a central server. It uses other computers in the network to receive data
HSHARK School Talk 6 7,877 01-13-2017, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Any problems with this response?
Post: RE: Any problems with this response?

Ironically, Mr. Zuckerberg dropped out of school to create Facebook
HSHARK School Talk 15 8,346 01-13-2017, 11:32 AM
  Thread: Article: "Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?"
Post: RE: Article: "Is the American School System Damagi...

I don't buy that politicians are comparing our student's performance with that of other countries'. Just look at the statistics. Although the US education system is "declining" year by year, we still ...
HSHARK Youth Rights 17 10,068 01-12-2017, 04:36 PM
  Thread: Does school hold back potential ability?
Post: RE: Does school hold back potential ability?

I agree because schools never teaches you how to get rich. It just teaches you how to get a job.
HSHARK Youth Rights 39 12,480 01-12-2017, 04:29 PM
  Thread: Is it worth to VPN?
Post: RE: Is it worth to VPN?

Use a Http proxy because a lot of schools likely block all outbound traffic ports except 80 and 443. This makes the VPN unusable
HSHARK School Talk 6 7,877 01-12-2017, 04:27 PM
  Thread: The zero tolerance policy for swearing :-(
Post: RE: The zero tolerance policy for swearing :-(

Swearing shouldn't be punished through formal rule.
HSHARK School Talk 70 24,273 01-06-2017, 12:43 PM
  Thread: How obsolete is your school? Take this quiz to find out
Post: RE: How obsolete is your school? Take this quiz to...

Technology wise, my school is very up to date. However, there are still outdated teaching methods probably due to teacher's habits
HSHARK School Talk 20 8,810 01-04-2017, 02:42 PM
  Thread: The REAL purpose of school (conspiracy theories here)
Post: RE: The REAL purpose of school (conspiracy theorie...

They are to keep at least 85% of the people mediocre. But on the contrary, they inspire the top 15% to achieve great things.
HSHARK School Talk 23 12,291 01-04-2017, 02:37 PM
  Thread: Your daily plan after school?
Post: RE: Your daily plan after school?

Do my homework, review for upcoming tests, then play Halo multiplayer and do some programming competition problems. Perhaps maintaining my website. Think about random companies that I might start (spa...
HSHARK School Talk 16 4,060 01-04-2017, 02:33 PM
  Thread: Your typical school day
Post: RE: Your typical school day

Well yeah, I get up around 6:40, eat breakfast, and ride the bus to school at 7:10. The bus stops along couple of other neighborhoods, and I arrive at 7:40. Wait for 10 minutes, and I go inside the bu...
HSHARK School Talk 22 10,525 01-04-2017, 02:31 PM
  Thread: 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School
Post: RE: 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School

I think the school regulation that 60% means a pass violates basic quality controls in many workplaces. In fields such as engineering, it is either spot on with little tolerance, or it is a failed ite...
HSHARK School Talk 40 35,150 01-04-2017, 02:12 PM
  Thread: Worst year of high school?
Post: RE: Worst year of high school?

I think its 9th grade because I'm still trying to figure out my true identity
HSHARK School Talk 17 14,284 01-04-2017, 02:04 PM
  Thread: Are you going to force your kids to go to school?
Post: RE: Are you going to force your kids to go to scho...

I would homeschool them until middle school. I want them to develop an attitude of high standards, not mediocrity. I'm going to teach them practical things such as programming, including skills such a...
HSHARK School Talk 50 16,911 01-04-2017, 02:01 PM
  Thread: Why don't you like school?
Post: RE: Why don't you like school?

I don't like school because is it only preaches mediocrity and stereotypes on life. It certainly would not make you rich and successful. Like: you should do this to find a job. The problem is, all the...
HSHARK Youth Rights 76 42,651 12-24-2016, 11:06 AM
  Thread: Sleep paralysis
Post: RE: Sleep paralysis

I sometimes have trouble walking in my dreams. My legs are lead heavy and uncontrollable
HSHARK Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 3 2,716 12-11-2016, 01:17 PM
  Thread: HSHARK Blog
Post: HSHARK Blog

Future of Space and the Establishment of Permanent human presence in the Solar System and Beyond Recently, I have been watching some Kerbal Space Program youtube videos. So I am inspired to post somet...
HSHARK Blogs 1 1,367 12-05-2016, 09:44 AM
  Thread: Shit on the floor
Post: RE: Shit on the floor

What are the students like? Monkeys? Gorillas? I see humans but not humanity
HSHARK School Talk 13 11,409 11-30-2016, 01:51 PM
  Thread: School Location and Student Liberties
Post: School Location and Student Liberties

After I some of the posts about this school on this website, I think that the amount of freedoms given to the students vary largely across the world. However, there is some basic correlation with loca...
HSHARK School Talk 0 1,620 11-26-2016, 05:37 AM
  Thread: Games blocked at school
Post: RE: Games blocked at school

(11-05-2016 02:44 AM)stevehein Wrote:   (11-04-2016 06:06 AM)anilchandran Wrote:  Unblocked Games means the games which can be played without getting any blocked at schools, colleges, unive...
HSHARK School Talk 9 6,524 11-05-2016, 09:16 AM
  Thread: Games blocked at school
Post: RE: Games blocked at school

I bring Kerbal space program and halo to play on the school computers
HSHARK School Talk 9 6,524 11-04-2016, 11:26 AM
  Thread: HSHARK Blog
Post: HSHARK Blog

I saw this section and decided to start a blog. One thing that is on my mind is how to manage money anonymously, so today I would like to discuss the basic methods of it. My problems: Banking is no...
HSHARK Blogs 1 1,367 11-02-2016, 06:22 AM
  Thread: HSHARK Dream Log
Post: RE: HSHARK Dream Log

Few days ago I had a dream about my future family. It consists of a wife and a son. My wife is a very beautiful blonde who looks like someone I know vaguely but more beautiful. and my son looks like t...
HSHARK Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 21 6,553 10-31-2016, 03:44 AM
  Thread: Why does the forum sometimes crashes?
Post: Why does the forum sometimes crashes?

So when I logged in yesterday all the contents are unavailable and it shows an SQL error. Is it a bug in the software?
HSHARK General Talk 3 1,202 10-31-2016, 01:14 AM
  Thread: Mandatory ID Check
Post: RE: Mandatory ID Check

(10-22-2016 08:21 AM)craxyguy562 Wrote:  My school requires certain students to show IDs to get out as well as in (like everyone else). What do you mean by certain students? Sounds like they ar...
HSHARK School Talk 7 4,254 10-24-2016, 07:26 AM
  Thread: Birthdays
Post: RE: Birthdays

July 3
HSHARK General Talk 312 62,931 10-23-2016, 09:12 AM
  Thread: Do you let other students copy your homework?
Post: RE: Do you let other students copy your homework?

Most of the time due to the informal "open information agreement " I had with my friends.
HSHARK General Talk 8 3,210 10-23-2016, 09:11 AM
  Thread: Decentralization of Internet
Post: RE: Decentralization of Internet

Over the past few days I have been working on a Blockchain system API for small Internet services to free them from centralized databases (eg. Amazon S3) for the transfer of data. It is currently 60% ...
HSHARK Science & Technology 11 5,281 10-21-2016, 02:30 PM
  Thread: What do you LIKE about school?
Post: RE: What do you LIKE about school?

My friends are my favorite part of school. I play halo with them on the school PCs
HSHARK School Talk 20 5,691 10-21-2016, 02:22 PM
  Thread: Mandatory ID Check
Post: RE: Mandatory ID Check

(10-08-2016 12:00 AM)Sadly_Not Wrote:  I think the school I am going to used to that. Well my 8th grade Social Studies teacher who went there said that for 4 years he used some other girls ID he...
HSHARK School Talk 7 4,254 10-10-2016, 05:05 AM
  Thread: New Minecraft Server
Post: RE: New Minecraft Server

New domain: hsharkmc.ddns.net
HSHARK Games 2 2,370 10-09-2016, 10:42 AM
  Thread: Mandatory ID Check
Post: Mandatory ID Check

So basically our school have enacted a bunch of rules about bringing id's. They said you have to wear it around neck and once a week they go over the intercom: "Teachers plz check ids." So now me and ...
HSHARK School Talk 7 4,254 10-07-2016, 11:45 AM

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