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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: There's a reason
Post: Re: There's a reason

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Double Youth Rights 12 2,309 06-03-2010, 03:25 AM
  Thread: It's too scary to quit college.
Post: Re: It's too scary to quit college.

VisualStyly Wrote:If you want evidences, then I'll point out my evidence that directly challenges your belief and plenty of evidences that a compulsory form of education isn't going to be as good as i...
Double School Talk 19 4,958 04-20-2010, 11:27 PM
  Thread: It's too scary to quit college.
Post: Re: It's too scary to quit college.

Prince Rilian Wrote:Double Wrote:No matter what kind of education you are planning on putting your children through I'M NOT. Explain.
Double School Talk 19 4,958 04-18-2010, 11:12 PM
  Thread: It's too scary to quit college.
Post: Re: It's too scary to quit college.

Prince Rilian Wrote:dude wtf. My kids aren't going to school! unless they want to. We might not share the same outlook on education, but my belief as it stands today is that going to school, while it...
Double School Talk 19 4,958 04-17-2010, 09:29 PM
  Thread: I HATE ICELAND
Post: Re: I HATE ICELAND

http://i.imgur.com/Qa67m.png
Double Funny Stuff 2 1,019 04-17-2010, 09:23 PM
  Thread: It's too scary to quit college.
Post: Re: It's too scary to quit college.

I don't know why, but reading this made me sad. If you ever plan on having children, you should keep this text and read it whenever they feel angry about being in school.
Double School Talk 19 4,958 04-17-2010, 12:14 AM
  Thread: The beauty of LAN gaming
Post: Re: The beauty of LAN gaming

psychopath Wrote:Whatever is the context for the LAN game, wherever or however it is setup, whether it's in a private home or a public place, there is something about a LAN game that online gaming can...
Double General Talk 11 1,639 04-11-2010, 04:34 AM
  Thread: 'Console Killer' to be launched.
Post: Re: 'Console Killer' to be launched.

From what I read, the "rental fee" of $14.95 is actually just the subscription and "support fee". So in practice, this gets you nothing. Games, bought and rented, still cost you money, on top of t...
Double Games 13 2,044 03-18-2010, 06:06 AM
  Thread: Complexity of humanity.
Post: Re: Complexity of humanity.

Judging from what you wrote, it's sort of ironic that humanity strives to export itself to new solar systems. But that might be a somewhat tragic truth to all life - its need to expand and be all it c...
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 9 1,742 03-09-2010, 05:02 AM
  Thread: Interview with a Smart Ass
Post: Re: Interview with a Smart Ass

Hi Vatman. Question: What sort of job would you like to have the most?
Double Interviews 76 8,809 03-09-2010, 04:43 AM
  Thread: The extermination of the Taliban
Post: Re: The extermination of the Taliban

Your post has some truth to it, but although the allies and U.S are not directly trying to exterminate all Taliban followers and devotees, the purpose of the war in Afghanistan is, paradoxical as it m...
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,486 01-02-2010, 02:24 AM
  Thread: lawl, finding porn on other family PC's is disturbing
Post: Re: lawl, finding porn on other family PC's is dis...

Leon Kinotolian Wrote:I'm well aware that my dad's been to a few porn sites, and even has some in Favorites. FAVORITES. In plain sight. Granted, the titles don't sound pornish, but I know which ones t...
Double School Talk 20 3,215 11-17-2009, 07:25 AM
  Thread: lawl, finding porn on other family PC's is disturbing
Post: Re: lawl, finding porn on other family PC's is dis...

Totally, bro
Double School Talk 20 3,215 11-15-2009, 08:53 AM
  Thread: g
Post: Re: This is so true.

It's odd how a lot of people like to complain about the majority of people listening to mainstream hip-hop and the likes, and then it turns out that most people complaining today listened to the same ...
Double General Talk 4 832 10-21-2009, 12:17 AM
  Thread: Protecting against swine flu
Post: Re: Protecting against swine flu

Not to demotivate you, but these types of topics have been frequent for the past months and quite honestly I appreciate you taking your time but you might as well not have. Stay healthy
Double General Talk 16 1,855 10-20-2009, 03:33 AM
  Thread: Double's avatar
Post: Re: Double's avatar

On occasion. Can't remember where I got it from, though.
Double General Talk 5 1,011 09-25-2009, 09:37 PM
  Thread: I-doser
Post: Re: I-doser

Tried it. Was a dose called "Contempt" or something, which practically made it impossible to focus on anything for 5-10 minutes. Not worth investing 20 minutes of hearing into though. Not sure how eff...
Double General Talk 4 755 09-25-2009, 09:36 PM
  Thread: The Critique Thread
Post: Re: The Critique Thread

You manage to make sense of a poem I bastardized for my own amusement.
Double Original Artwork/Writing 17 2,371 09-23-2009, 11:36 PM
  Thread: The Critique Thread
Post: Re: The Critique Thread

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Mordor is not simply Walked into
Double Original Artwork/Writing 17 2,371 09-21-2009, 07:24 PM
  Thread: HOLY FUCKING SHITMUFFINS!
Post: Re: HOLY FUCKING SHITMUFFINS!

If you want attention, just say so.
Double General Talk 7 1,536 09-10-2009, 09:53 PM
  Thread: Vatmans Blini (Russian Sweet Pancakes) Recipie
Post: Re: Vatmans Blini (Russian Sweet Pancakes) Recipie

Sounds good. It's strange how most countries have their own interpretation of the pancake recipe. Over here it's called a svele, and looks similar to the russian Blini. What's also good on pancakes i...
Double Food & Cooking 1 3,264 09-10-2009, 06:54 PM
  Thread: We need to delete accounts.
Post: Re: We need to delete accounts.

I don't really see a need in deleting accounts. It's not like they take up space or are in the way of anything :uhoh:
Double Help, Support & Suggestions 46 6,358 09-09-2009, 08:37 PM
  Thread: Very interesting, do read.
Post: Re: Very interesting, do read.

Interesting article, and somewhat unusual considering it's probably written by a teacher. It's weird to think that, even though many of the students in class are appearing to be doing well, little is ...
Double School Talk 2 1,103 09-06-2009, 12:04 AM
  Thread: Adults
Post: Re: Adults

xcriteria Wrote:Not all adults are like that. But yeah, many are. "I felt like that when I was your age, but then I learned what life is really like." Meaning, gave up and settled. Which is up to ...
Double Youth Rights 22 3,979 08-19-2009, 12:16 AM
  Thread: September 2nd, 2009
Post: Re: September 2nd, 2009

The whole point of Sept. 2. is to create threads like this..
Double General Talk 11 1,668 08-05-2009, 12:33 AM
  Thread: Favourite Genre?
Post: Re: Favourite Genre?

House is good, and probably the only genre I listen to intentionally right now. Also, Jazz is very good, if I'm in the mood.
Double Music 34 4,132 08-01-2009, 07:28 AM
  Thread: Pure anger when I saw this.
Post: Re: Pure anger when I saw this.

Generally, sites that promote shitty products are the ones that smear quotes from "satisfied" customers all over the page. ugh.
Double School Talk 21 3,859 07-20-2009, 04:59 AM
  Thread: Konnichiwa
Post: Re: Konnichiwa

It must be really amusing to really be Japanese and seeing all those western kids try to imitate your own culture. GIRUGAME-
Double Other Languages 16 2,890 07-05-2009, 08:56 PM
  Thread: FUN FACT
Post: Re: FUN FACT

Because people want your money more than your opinion. Actually, that doesn't make sense, because most people turn 18 eventually. So I'd say that people want your money in order to teach you how to ...
Double Youth Rights 2 1,409 06-20-2009, 05:00 AM
  Thread: The Law of Attraction
Post: Re: The Law of Attraction

Oprah AND Ellen DeGeneres? This has got to be legit.
Double General Talk 15 1,345 06-11-2009, 06:57 PM
  Thread: 4Chan's /b/ullshit is spiraling out of control
Post: Re: 4Chan's /b/ullshit is spiraling out of control

That's fucking hilarious. :laugh:
Double School Talk 9 2,491 06-06-2009, 12:59 AM
  Thread: when live begins
Post: Re: when live begins

Quote:ps. what are your feelings on that abortion doctor who got shot in church the other day? not trying to start a flamewar here, just curious. I cannot even begin to describe the irony in that mur...
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 23 4,136 06-05-2009, 05:25 AM
  Thread: Me or you.
Post: Re: Me or you.

psychopath Wrote:It's called empathy, and you might be sensitive as well. How dumb of me. I know about empathy but I have a hard time empathizing when some one is in physical or emotional pain, thus ...
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 10 1,634 06-04-2009, 03:28 AM
  Thread: Me or you.
Post: Re: Me or you.

Interesting. Perhaps there's a medical term for this kind of 'disorder'.
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 10 1,634 06-03-2009, 10:34 PM
  Thread: Any fans of sarah connor chronicles?
Post: Re: Any fans of sarah connor chronicles?

Who needs another perspective on the terminator universe? It seems that, even though this series might actually have an ounce of originality in them, companies are just milking a dead cow. Why can't t...
Double Movies/TV/Videos/Books 5 897 05-28-2009, 05:53 AM
  Thread: Girl makes own library with books banned in school
Post: Re: Girl makes own library with books banned in sc...

A lot of classic literature that's banned. Even the Qu'ran, how paranoid can you get? Weird, but if I were her I wouldn't run the library from my locker. If any school principal finds out he/she will...
Double Youth Rights 40 11,310 05-26-2009, 10:33 PM
  Thread: ATTN EVERYONE, I JUST SAW A FUCKING UFO
Post: Re: ATTN EVERYONE, I JUST SAW A FUCKING UFO

What, a pitch black photo and two others that are almost impossible to identify? Try to up the brightness on the black photos and see if anything appears.. If there even is anything there.
Double General Talk 34 4,072 05-26-2009, 10:30 PM
  Thread: word association
Post: Re: word association

pretty cool guy
Double Games 8,943 451,275 05-26-2009, 03:04 AM
  Thread: ATTN EVERYONE, I JUST SAW A FUCKING UFO
Post: Re: ATTN EVERYONE, I JUST SAW A FUCKING UFO

I'm not ruling out the possibility that you may have seen a UFO, but hey, people see what they want to see.
Double General Talk 34 4,072 05-26-2009, 03:04 AM
  Thread: Question for all pro-animal rights vegetarians
Post: Re: Question for all pro-animal rights vegetarians

I liked you more back when you weren't such a troll.
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 21 4,419 05-24-2009, 07:50 AM
  Thread: Real meet the spy video
Post: Re: Real meet the spy video

I have that game, I'll probably get both the sniper and spy achievements as soon as the servers aren't running 98% sniper/spy. Anyway, the movie is the best yet :)
Double Games 10 1,072 05-20-2009, 06:20 PM
  Thread: Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA)
Post: Re: Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA)

I'm wondering if parents and politicians that make these propositions actually use any concrete proof or research in what they do. It's pretty much standard fare to warn your children of internet pred...
Double Youth Rights 12 3,120 05-18-2009, 08:05 PM
  Thread: For those of you that have been brainwashed by PETA
Post: Re: For those of you that have been brainwashed by...

I agree with SoulRiser. I have nothing against hunting animals for food (unless it's a canned or unnecessary hunting), but when the animals resemble meat machines rather than living creatures I feel s...
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 16 3,870 05-18-2009, 08:00 PM
  Thread: Child prostitution
Post: Re: Child prostitution

Nope. Too comfortable to give a damn.
Double Youth Rights 17 4,118 05-15-2009, 02:28 AM
  Thread: shakepeare or else..
Post: Re: shakepeare or else..

Not to worry, just write the essay at home and go rent Shakespeare in love or Romeo and Juliet from the video store. It's not like you'll have better insight into Shakespearean literature simply becau...
Double School Talk 3 1,008 05-12-2009, 01:53 AM
  Thread: Authority
Post: Re: Authority

And yet you're still in school, actively learning. There's another side to the idea of authority, and that is comfort. People put trust in a person or administration to have authority over them beca...
Double Philosophy, Politics & History 14 1,996 05-07-2009, 08:03 PM
  Thread: word association
Post: Re: word association

loner
Double Games 8,943 451,275 05-06-2009, 04:31 PM
  Thread: Black people lament the loss of their fried chicken
Post: Re: Black people lament the loss of their fried ch...

Quote:We have been looking forward to this day.. Haha.
Double General Talk 11 1,713 05-04-2009, 03:43 AM
  Thread: A letter from PA ACLU.
Post: Re: A letter from PA ACLU.

Thanks for the clarification.
Double Youth Rights 7 2,377 05-01-2009, 08:40 AM
  Thread: I rub my dick raw when I fap
Post: Re: I rub my dick raw when I fap

TrueAnarchist Wrote:lotion with aloe and cocao butter in it. try fapping in the bath while ur dick absorbs the water and moisterizes. funniest shit I've read all day.
Double General Talk 25 8,857 05-01-2009, 08:37 AM

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