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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: So.... my CHSPE results came in
Post: So.... my CHSPE results came in

^^ CHSPE = California High School Proficiency Exam Similar to the CASHEE or STAR testing, it is a large, tedious exam needed to graduate high school.
154bmag School Talk 14 9,353 04-23-2014, 04:44 PM
  Thread: Just Typical
Post: Just Typical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M
154bmag School Talk 20 8,789 04-23-2014, 12:24 AM
  Thread: THE WORST PRINCIPAL OF ALL TIME
Post: THE WORST PRINCIPAL OF ALL TIME

Wow, that principal is fucked up...
154bmag School Talk 7 3,036 04-17-2014, 12:45 AM
  Thread: ...
Post: I Stole From the Lost and Found

Someone could be looking for those shoes right now
154bmag School Talk 34 8,023 04-11-2014, 11:53 PM
  Thread: Poll: Fate vs Choice
Post: Poll: Fate vs Choice

Choice.
154bmag Philosophy, Politics & History 4 2,418 04-10-2014, 01:18 AM
  Thread: spring break
Post: spring break

My spring break just ended
154bmag School Talk 11 2,986 04-10-2014, 01:18 AM
  Thread: Selling items in school.
Post: Selling items in school.

Go for it, if the rule book says nothing then why not continue?
154bmag Youth Rights 8 4,182 04-09-2014, 03:39 PM
  Thread: School IS Communist
Post: School IS Communist

If school was communist, it would be an improvement.
154bmag School Talk 29 8,109 04-06-2014, 05:04 PM
  Thread: School just called my parents for bullshit
Post: School just called my parents for bullshit

I've been through the exact same situation, typically you have to go get the teacher(s) that marked you absent, and have them sign off an attendance slip saying you were really there.
154bmag School Talk 7 5,048 04-02-2014, 02:46 AM
  Thread: So schools have resorted to a low-level form of hacking now.
Post: So schools have resorted to a low-level form of ha...

Wow, what are the schools gonna pull next?
154bmag School Talk 8 6,061 03-30-2014, 01:38 AM
  Thread: How obsolete is your school? Take this quiz to find out
Post: How obsolete is your school? Take this quiz to fin...

6 False
154bmag School Talk 20 8,885 03-29-2014, 12:16 AM
  Thread: Totalitarian Govt. In Schools
Post: Totalitarian Govt. In Schools

Your school has all the characteristics, of what makes a school, turn into a prison. A case like this demands the ACLU
154bmag School Talk 7 2,581 03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
  Thread: Zero Tolerance
Post: Zero Tolerance

Talk about over the top...
154bmag School Talk 20 5,635 03-18-2014, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Would you go to college if I paid for it?
Post: Would you go to college if I paid for it?

Possibly...possibly...
154bmag School Talk 16 5,343 03-18-2014, 12:11 AM
  Thread: SS is 15 years old today
Post: SS is 15 years old today

Happy Birthday SS, heres the cake: [img]http://mopies.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/portal-cake.jpg[/img]
154bmag Announcements 26 10,383 03-16-2014, 01:58 AM
  Thread: Yep. The rumors were true.
Post: Yep. The rumors were true.

Big Brother is watching you, and he must be eliminated.
154bmag School Talk 23 4,971 03-12-2014, 01:02 PM
  Thread: Book on student rights?
Post: Book on student rights?

It's not good, it's a GREAT idea!
154bmag School Talk 11 3,642 03-11-2014, 02:27 PM
  Thread: Drug Dog Ruling - A Victory For Us
Post: Drug Dog Ruling - A Victory For Us

YES! I've been waiting for this day for a long time
154bmag School Talk 5 2,738 03-11-2014, 12:39 AM
  Thread: Found perfect song for rebelling
Post: Found perfect song for rebelling

(03-08-2014 12:10 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  Rage Against the Machine are terrible. 2/10 Rage Against The Machine is awesome!
154bmag School Talk 14 6,479 03-08-2014, 04:51 PM
  Thread: "Your not reaching your full potential"
Post: "Your not reaching your full potential"

Your therapist is just spitting out old cliches. As if straight A's = Full potential
154bmag School Talk 15 5,782 03-08-2014, 04:47 PM
  Thread: Defending Rights in the Principal's Office
Post: Defending Rights in the Principal's Office

Very noble, and I wish you the best of luck.
154bmag School Talk 9 3,640 03-06-2014, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Pencil sharpener rant
Post: Pencil sharpener rant

Most of my classes have electric sharpeners except two.
154bmag School Talk 18 4,696 03-04-2014, 02:30 PM
  Thread: Teacher Personalities
Post: Teacher Personalities

For me it's completely backwards. All my science teachers have been bitchy and strict, while the history teachers were always easy going & fun.
154bmag School Talk 10 4,321 03-01-2014, 12:49 PM
  Thread: California The Politically Correct
Post: California The Politically Correct

I remember when that happened originally. Free speech is more important than "safety"
154bmag School Talk 17 5,989 03-01-2014, 01:51 AM
  Thread: Guess WHAT?
Post: Guess WHAT?

I can relate to forced religion. My mother used to be like that.
154bmag Youth Rights 17 5,299 02-26-2014, 04:27 PM
  Thread: weird therapist?
Post: weird therapist?

In my history, therapists are, more often then not, bullsht.
154bmag School Talk 13 5,500 02-26-2014, 12:58 AM
  Thread: Why are kids in the teenage years such assholes?
Post: Why are kids in the teenage years such assholes?

Because being an asshole is "cool"
154bmag Philosophy, Politics & History 38 38,703 02-25-2014, 12:48 PM
  Thread: Attendence and Saturday School
Post: Attendence and Saturday School

Okay, something's a little odd here. Yesterday I served the first of two Saturday schools. I cut school on Valentines day, (which the first time I've ever cut school) and got two Saturday schools for ...
154bmag School Talk 1 1,979 02-24-2014, 06:07 AM
  Thread: Fuck Meme Center
Post: Fuck Meme Center

I love memes & meme center, but that was more like propaganda then a joke.
154bmag School Talk 17 14,834 02-24-2014, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Stereotype-Well presented student
Post: Stereotype-Well presented student

My school doesn't ban odd color or anything like that. Most people I know dye their hair all the time. Especially the girls. Personally I don't but almost everyone I know does.
154bmag School Talk 18 6,155 02-23-2014, 12:57 AM
  Thread: Do you think Karma is real?
Post: Do you think Karma is real?

Things can happen that are like karma. But karama itself does not exist, no magic can determine your future in any context.
154bmag Philosophy, Politics & History 83 28,903 02-21-2014, 01:55 PM
  Thread: school day
Post: school day

Rinse & Repeat
154bmag School Talk 4 3,004 02-19-2014, 01:08 AM
  Thread: Problem with school movies
Post: Problem with school movies

School movies are almost never accurate. High School Musical wasn't even meant to be realistic
154bmag School Talk 19 11,621 02-17-2014, 02:11 AM
  Thread: One size fits all
Post: One size fits all

"Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing it's stupid." --Albert Einstein
154bmag School Talk 8 4,962 02-16-2014, 12:04 PM
  Thread: IQ tests a big deal?
Post: IQ tests a big deal?

IQ's aren't even important if their true. People may point to grades, but they don't give a damn about IQ.
154bmag School Talk 38 19,347 02-11-2014, 12:42 PM
  Thread: Some ridiculous pro-school propaganda ad
Post: Some ridiculous pro-school propaganda ad

I like trains.
154bmag School Talk 54 14,044 02-07-2014, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Censorship
Post: Censorship

When you censor something, you relive the discomfort of the crowd, but rob the speaker of his right to free speech. Quote:The rights of the individual take precedence over the comfort of the majority
154bmag Homework Help & Answers 31 16,246 02-07-2014, 02:06 PM
  Thread: Suspended for headphones
Post: Suspended for headphones

I listen to music in almost every class I attend. Most of my teacher either don't notice or don't care. And only one teacher has ever confiscated my ear buds.
154bmag School Talk 11 3,265 02-06-2014, 04:19 PM
  Thread: Some ridiculous pro-school propaganda ad
Post: Some ridiculous pro-school propaganda ad

It seems to me, like they were enjoying themselves. (Ya know, until the explosions) Still, seems more fun then going to school for any period of time.
154bmag School Talk 54 14,044 02-06-2014, 04:16 PM
  Thread: Fuck the CAHSEE
Post: Fuck the CAHSEE

^^The CAHSEE is taken during your Sophomore and Junior year
154bmag School Talk 11 7,283 02-04-2014, 03:06 PM
  Thread: Teacher: "You are almost an adult. I expect you.."
Post: Teacher: "You are almost an adult. I expect you.....

^Real work, you can quit anytime.
154bmag School Talk 11 7,040 01-31-2014, 06:02 PM
  Thread: Is going to a democratic school worth it?
Post: Is going to a democratic school worth it?

If you're already failing, why not? Most democratic schools would blow your prison, I-I mean school, out of the water.
154bmag School Talk 16 7,842 01-30-2014, 01:58 AM
  Thread: Shit's starting to hit the fan
Post: Shit's starting to hit the fan

(01-29-2014 08:22 AM)DoA Wrote:   (01-29-2014 07:32 AM)Gwedin Wrote:   (01-29-2014 07:23 AM)Margarita Wrote:  Summed up my life.
154bmag School Talk 19 6,951 01-29-2014, 12:18 PM
  Thread: School's snow logic
Post: School's snow logic

I live in California, we don't get snow,
154bmag School Talk 25 8,049 01-25-2014, 04:50 AM
  Thread: What would your parents do to you if you got in a fight at school?
Post: What would your parents do to you if you got in a ...

Well, my mother & father are the polar opposite in almost every way. For my mother, it's black & white. Fighting at all...would be bad. My father on the other hand, would it all depends on the...
154bmag School Talk 15 6,487 01-25-2014, 04:49 AM
  Thread: "Have fun working at McDonald's for the rest of your life"
Post: "Have fun working at McDonald's for the rest of yo...

As if McDonalds is the sign if all failure. "There's nothing bullshit about having a job." --Penn Jillette
154bmag Best of School Survival 55 58,719 01-25-2014, 04:33 AM
  Thread: White lies
Post: White lies

A couple of my friends have called me "Hogan" reference to Hogan's Heroes, how they always come up with convincing lies. The excuses I make to my teachers & parents are at least believable lies.
154bmag School Talk 14 6,012 01-25-2014, 04:26 AM
  Thread: why does school make writing so boring?
Post: why does school make writing so boring?

[img]http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/2275054.jpg[/img]
154bmag School Talk 19 11,267 01-19-2014, 03:53 AM
  Thread: "Fostering a love for reading."
Post: "Fostering a love for reading."

I don't hate reading, actually, I like reading. I hate being forced to read.
154bmag School Talk 11 4,917 01-19-2014, 03:46 AM
  Thread: "Fostering a love for reading."
Post: "Fostering a love for reading."

It's odd, because they force reading, and all this work to go with the reading, then wonder why you people don't like reading. Force anything on anyone, and they'll end up hating it.
154bmag School Talk 11 4,917 01-19-2014, 01:39 AM

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