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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: Let's Roll, 9/11
Post: Let's Roll, 9/11

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0224991194
Human V. 2.0 Movies/TV/Videos/Books 0 1,426 02-06-2006, 05:16 AM
  Thread: Gate's 11 Rules of Life
Post: "We are not what we claim to be, we are what we ha...

"We are not what we claim to be, we are what we hate."
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 5 1,088 02-06-2006, 04:10 AM
  Thread: Gate's 11 Rules of Life
Post: Gate's 11 Rules of Life

RULE 1 Life is not fair - get used to it. RULE 2 The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. RULE 3 You will N...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 5 1,088 02-05-2006, 11:40 AM
  Thread: My Theory on Why We Hate School
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]but they would want it to be. the...

Rebelnerd Wrote:but they would want it to be. the fact is, people today want a high standard of living. that can be harnessed in order to make a better society. High Standard of Living. Who is to say ...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 32 6,448 02-05-2006, 11:37 AM
  Thread: Free Yourself!
Post: Bye bye,

Bye bye,
Human V. 2.0 Youth Rights 3 1,958 02-05-2006, 10:09 AM
  Thread: My Theory on Why We Hate School
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd][quote=Human V. 2.0]Or, and I kno...

Rebelnerd Wrote:Human V. 2.0 Wrote:Or, and I know this is a long shot, they decide to live simple lives. yeah, cause we all know how much americans love to live simply.:laugh: Materialistically, yes....
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 32 6,448 02-05-2006, 10:08 AM
  Thread: My Theory on Why We Hate School
Post: Or, and I know this is a long shot, they decide to...

Or, and I know this is a long shot, they decide to live simple lives.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 32 6,448 02-05-2006, 08:14 AM
  Thread: My Theory on Why We Hate School
Post: [quote=Dally]Your right. Some people don't like wo...

Dally Wrote:Your right. Some people don't like working, but to segragate us all and to say "all teenagers are spoiled and don't like to work" is unfair. I wish I could say I like school but I don't. I...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 32 6,448 02-04-2006, 01:48 PM
  Thread: New smilies
Post: I don't really like :poop: :cool: :waah: or :sad: ...

I don't really like :poop: :cool: :waah: or :sad: but, indeed, they are cool for their purpose.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 4 1,629 02-04-2006, 11:59 AM
  Thread: Autodidactism: Concerns
Post: Just to let you know, I am coming up with a respon...

Just to let you know, I am coming up with a response for this. I am currently backlogged with a large amount of work, but once it's all settled, I will have a response.
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 14 9,182 02-04-2006, 11:56 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]the chance? of course they didn't...

Rebelnerd Wrote:the chance? of course they didn't have the chance. look, you can tell horatio alger stories all night, but if you're born into a family where the average thigh is as thick as a healthy...
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 02-04-2006, 11:55 AM
  Thread: My Theory on Why We Hate School
Post: [quote=Ayliana][quote=Human V. 2.0]My theory on wh...

Ayliana Wrote:Human V. 2.0 Wrote:My theory on why we hate school: It's simple. We're forced to use our brains. We are challanged daily, to do something. This is us being forced to do work, so we over...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 32 6,448 02-04-2006, 11:53 AM
  Thread: Sick story...
Post: If he was in that much pain, and had a small chanc...

If he was in that much pain, and had a small chance of surviving, maybe they did the best? Try and open your minds to all points.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 57 5,195 02-04-2006, 11:44 AM
  Thread: Oh noes! I'm being abusededed!
Post: Because, we as humans, are just, stupid. The only ...

Because, we as humans, are just, stupid. The only reason governments exist is because we are too stupid to understand how to run ourselves.
Human V. 2.0 Philosophy, Politics & History 19 7,901 02-04-2006, 11:42 AM
  Thread: Best way to persuade.
Post: First. If you tell them you are a respectable pers...

First. If you tell them you are a respectable person, and you aren't, you are a liar. Plain and simple. They can use this to torment you six-ways to Sunday. Even if you think you are respectable, any ...
Human V. 2.0 Youth Rights 2 1,770 02-04-2006, 11:41 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]it's not how they got it, it's th...

Rebelnerd Wrote:it's not how they got it, it's the principle. if someone has enough money to live a comfortable life, that's great. but if they have billions of dollars, that means that somewhere peop...
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-30-2006, 08:26 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]why would they be content living ...

Rebelnerd Wrote:why would they be content living at the bottom of society when they could rise higher? and if the lower class takes control and knocks down the rich, that's a good thing. No, it's not....
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-30-2006, 08:16 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]you just said they were at the ba...

Rebelnerd Wrote:you just said they were at the bare bottem of society. Yes. And people can be content with that. They can also kill, and take what you have. No learning.
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-30-2006, 08:13 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]they would learn. because they wo...

Rebelnerd Wrote:they would learn. because they would have to learn in order to make their standard of living better. You're assuming they will. Why wouldn't they be content with the life they have?
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-30-2006, 08:11 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]when did suppression come into th...

Rebelnerd Wrote:when did suppression come into this? we're talking about self education. there ae hundreds of unschoolers today, you don't see them enslaving others. suppression has nothing to do with...
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-30-2006, 05:11 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]of course not. but they would mak...

Rebelnerd Wrote:of course not. but they would make themselves ready, or be unemployed. Or, they would suppress people.
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-29-2006, 11:40 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]the they can have their school. t...

Rebelnerd Wrote:the they can have their school. they just can't coerce anyone into going to it. it's all about choice. Do you honestly think humanity is ready for that?
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-29-2006, 10:31 AM
  Thread: Marilyn Manson
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd][quote=Nemesion]I think that Mari...

Rebelnerd Wrote:Nemesion Wrote:I think that Marilyn Manson is a much more intelligent person than people give him credit for. yeah, i agree. he was interviewed in bowling for columbine and he seemed ...
Human V. 2.0 Music 10 2,815 01-28-2006, 03:51 PM
  Thread: A Little Letter to Mass Religions
Post: [quote=Outonalimb]Humane, you said: "We are in a ...

Outonalimb Wrote:Humane, you said: "We are in a better state than we have ever been including the periods where we were under religious rule. People are becoming more enlightend and free, the medical...
Human V. 2.0 Philosophy, Politics & History 8 4,861 01-28-2006, 03:42 PM
  Thread: Black Ice
Post: Alright, just to give you guys an update: I've bee...

Alright, just to give you guys an update: I've been having some comp. troubles with a new operating system I have been using, so I am going to have to push tomorrow's launch date from tomorrow, to Wed...
Human V. 2.0 Youth Rights 8 4,319 01-27-2006, 01:31 PM
  Thread: Black Ice
Post: [quote=SoulRiser]i moved it to General Talk, which...

SoulRiser Wrote:i moved it to General Talk, which is where this is going as well ;) (this forum is for "underground zines", either printed ones or online ones) And that's what Black Ice is going to b...
Human V. 2.0 Youth Rights 8 4,319 01-26-2006, 10:12 AM
  Thread: Black Ice
Post: Black Ice

Before I post my next article, what happend to the last?
Human V. 2.0 Youth Rights 8 4,319 01-25-2006, 12:06 PM
  Thread: My Idea For School
Post: [quote=Outonalimb]Okay, thats cool...I might have ...

Outonalimb Wrote:Okay, thats cool...I might have looked at some of the things you said from a different angle.. My idea still differs from you because you still want to "certify" it...I DESPISE any s...
Human V. 2.0 Alternative Learning & Income 30 12,398 01-23-2006, 10:51 AM
  Thread: Lyrics of the Day
Post: Lamb of God ~ Remorse is For the Dead

The dirty lord of the manor surveys his filthy domain Too many nights raising hell worked a little all too well. Constructed a monument to denial and excess Sunk so low, crawled so far back there's no...
Human V. 2.0 Music 80 14,664 01-23-2006, 10:49 AM
  Thread: boxtops
Post: [quote=bungalow]i didnt know they still had that e...

bungalow Wrote:i didnt know they still had that either. but why did you do that last year? if it was in elementary school, then id see a point. but last year? I don't know why they did it, but I felt ...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 24 10,828 01-23-2006, 07:38 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]there is always going to be a sma...

Rebelnerd Wrote:there is always going to be a small amount of "suppression" in any human interaction. that's unavoidable. what we want is to keep that at a minimum, by making sure that nobody can supp...
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-23-2006, 07:37 AM
  Thread: boxtops
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]oh. i didn't even know they still...

Rebelnerd Wrote:oh. i didn't even know they still had those programs. the only times i saw people do it was early elementary school. It's still out there.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 24 10,828 01-23-2006, 05:43 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]well yeah, but if someone's goals...

Rebelnerd Wrote:well yeah, but if someone's goals involve the abuse of someone else then that person has a right to supress them in that regard. but remember, they're not actually trying to supress th...
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-23-2006, 05:40 AM
  Thread: A Nice Quote
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]oh. the old one is good, it's not...

Rebelnerd Wrote:oh. the old one is good, it's not a computer chip controlling him and its communists instead of corporations. also the ending is better. and by the way, 2001 is the most boring shit ...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 21 2,537 01-22-2006, 04:54 PM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]not suppress them, keep them from...

Rebelnerd Wrote:not suppress them, keep them from suppressing us. Which is supressing them, from supressing us.
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-22-2006, 04:53 PM
  Thread: New Years Resolutions
Post: [quote=freak-of-nature13]Anyone know how to get a ...

freak-of-nature13 Wrote:Anyone know how to get a fake credit card number? I mean i don't want to steal money its just this site, you need a creditcard to register. Its like this chatting thing that my...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 15 2,217 01-22-2006, 04:52 PM
  Thread: boxtops
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]oh. i always thought boxtops, wit...

Rebelnerd Wrote:oh. i always thought boxtops, with swearwords or not, were more of a 1st grade thing. We did it in middle school, you could drop it by the library. It lasted, two weeks?
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 24 10,828 01-22-2006, 04:52 PM
  Thread: My Idea For School
Post: [quote=Outonalimb]My idea for school...None! Ther...

Outonalimb Wrote:My idea for school...None! There shouldnt be any systematic form of "schooling" for many reasons. It is unnatural to be forced into a particular thing...Learning is natural and is Go...
Human V. 2.0 Alternative Learning & Income 30 12,398 01-22-2006, 04:51 PM
  Thread: A Little Letter to Mass Religions
Post: [quote=freak-of-nature13]Well here's my tip, 1. Sh...

freak-of-nature13 Wrote:Well here's my tip, 1. Shut up, and 2. go tell that to them, not us Well, here's my response: 1. Fuck you. 2. What do you think I am going to do?
Human V. 2.0 Philosophy, Politics & History 8 4,861 01-22-2006, 04:50 PM
  Thread: A Nice Quote
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]yeah, those are good ones. did yo...

Rebelnerd Wrote:yeah, those are good ones. did you see the old manchurian candidate or the new one? or both? The new one. I haven't found the old one. Right now I am trying to get "2001 A Space Odessy...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 21 2,537 01-22-2006, 05:54 AM
  Thread: A Nice Quote
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]the special effects are pretty la...

Rebelnerd Wrote:the special effects are pretty laughable, especially the jet packs, but it's still a decent political/scifi movie. I still like The Manchurian Canidate, The Bourne Supremacy, and a few...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 21 2,537 01-22-2006, 05:47 AM
  Thread: A Nice Quote
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]have you seen the movie? it wasn'...

Rebelnerd Wrote:have you seen the movie? it wasn't that great, but it captured the book pretty well. No, but I suppose I should.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 21 2,537 01-22-2006, 05:43 AM
  Thread: do you think i should change my aviator?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]it's bush disguised as an arab.[/...

Rebelnerd Wrote:it's bush disguised as an arab. Wow. That's one ugly mother...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 7 1,565 01-22-2006, 05:39 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]no, we're against people who try ...

Rebelnerd Wrote:no, we're against people who try to control us. there's a big difference. if they'd just leave us the hell alone we wouldn't have this problem. But they don't, so you try and supress t...
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-22-2006, 05:39 AM
  Thread: A Little Letter to Mass Religions
Post: A Little Letter to Mass Religions

You know what? I'm tried of you Christian/Jewish/Mormon/Xian fundies running around and saying America is in a bad state. Guess what? We are in a better state than we have ever been including the peri...
Human V. 2.0 Philosophy, Politics & History 8 4,861 01-22-2006, 05:38 AM
  Thread: Popularity and rascism/slavery, the same?
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]but this isn't about race, it's a...

Rebelnerd Wrote:but this isn't about race, it's about idealogy. there's a big difference. You still reject those who reject you. It's racism in it's essence.
Human V. 2.0 School Talk 30 11,598 01-22-2006, 05:07 AM
  Thread: do you think i should change my aviator?
Post: Don't know what the fuck it is, but it's still wie...

Don't know what the fuck it is, but it's still wierd, so keep it.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 7 1,565 01-22-2006, 05:07 AM
  Thread: boxtops
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]how old were you when you did tha...

Rebelnerd Wrote:how old were you when you did that? It was a year ago, so, 13? Maybe 14.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 24 10,828 01-22-2006, 05:06 AM
  Thread: I'm going to have fun with this.
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]lol nice. atheism is better thoug...

Rebelnerd Wrote:lol nice. atheism is better though, you get to be free of all this pointless religious conflict. That may be true, but it's my faith non-the-less. Rebelnerd Wrote:Yeah but I still poi...
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 8 1,130 01-22-2006, 05:05 AM
  Thread: A Nice Quote
Post: [quote=Rebelnerd]yeah, it wasn't as depressing and...

Rebelnerd Wrote:yeah, it wasn't as depressing and dark as 1984. it was still pretty good though. I still say it's not the best.
Human V. 2.0 General Talk 21 2,537 01-22-2006, 05:02 AM

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