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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: Being a hater of school is VERY hard
Post: RE: Being a hater of school is VERY hard

(11-14-2012 06:10 PM)LiptomaticMate Wrote:  Hi people, I don't know weather you care about this or not, but I feel I have to get it out of me. Lately, after the 1 week pro school experiment, ma...
The Shadowman School Talk 27 6,936 11-15-2012, 03:03 AM
  Thread: Dreadful Classes
Post: RE: Dreadful Classes

(11-14-2012 02:27 PM)Crazy18 Wrote:  I hate this school year, especially my eighth and ninth period class. I hate my new marking period final project in french, because we have to do a skit in f...
The Shadowman School Talk 3 5,136 11-15-2012, 03:00 AM
  Thread: now i'm annoyed and sad
Post: RE: now i'm annoyed and sad

Remember kids: if you draw anything we don't agree with, it's time to get drugged up by a shrink!
The Shadowman School Talk 27 6,788 09-12-2012, 04:54 AM
  Thread: youth for Freedom and Justice points of unity
Post: RE: youth for Freedom and Justice points of unity

(09-04-2012 12:35 PM)iexist Wrote:  YOUTH FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE POINTS OF UNITY THE PROBLEMS Every person has a right to a roof over their heads, a meal on their plates, and medicine when...
The Shadowman General Talk 4 2,058 09-05-2012, 02:39 AM
  Thread: does free speech extend to private propety
Post: RE: does free speech extend to private propety

I don't think you could put a youtube channel under the definition of private property. It is of course the property of the channel owner, but unless you specifically refuse, anyone can view it and sa...
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 10 4,059 09-05-2012, 02:35 AM
  Thread: Nose surgey making me depressed.
Post: RE: Nose surgey making me depressed.

(09-04-2012 06:11 AM)V.R. Wrote:   (09-04-2012 05:20 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:  I want to see how that bitch is beaten by a SWAT team. You'd need to put a joint in her pocket and make her we...
The Shadowman School Talk 36 10,348 09-05-2012, 02:29 AM
  Thread: Nose surgey making me depressed.
Post: RE: Nose surgey making me depressed.

(09-04-2012 05:17 AM)IanBird Wrote:  I'm not sure :/ I could check. The asshole that did the tutor thing to me was the dumb cuntbag that criticized my career choice and religious beliefs. I have...
The Shadowman School Talk 36 10,348 09-04-2012, 05:20 AM
  Thread: Damn Aliens...
Post: RE: Damn Aliens...

Have there ever been any real shows about history on the history channel?
The Shadowman Funny Stuff 7 6,804 09-04-2012, 05:17 AM
  Thread: Nose surgey making me depressed.
Post: RE: Nose surgey making me depressed.

(09-04-2012 05:08 AM)IanBird Wrote:  Sadly my doctor signed the paper saying I wont be in school for a month but they have permission to send a tutor over if I will be out for 2 weeks or longer ...
The Shadowman School Talk 36 10,348 09-04-2012, 05:12 AM
  Thread: Nose surgey making me depressed.
Post: RE: Nose surgey making me depressed.

(09-04-2012 05:04 AM)IanBird Wrote:  Any suggestions? Get a doctor to say that you are really unfit to do school work and need your recovery time. Schools tend to listen to adult professionals i...
The Shadowman School Talk 36 10,348 09-04-2012, 05:07 AM
  Thread: Nose surgey making me depressed.
Post: RE: Nose surgey making me depressed.

(09-04-2012 04:59 AM)IanBird Wrote:  So idk if I told y'all but school is sending over a tutor. As if I can't get away from these fuckers for a god damn month just to recover..now I got their sh...
The Shadowman School Talk 36 10,348 09-04-2012, 05:03 AM
  Thread: Back To School: 15 Myths About Education
Post: RE: Back To School: 15 Myths About Education

Interesting article. #15 is pure bull, it is amazing that people believe that #1 is correct, #2 is another example of the sensational bullshit media, and it is (for me, at least) unbelievable that peo...
The Shadowman School Talk 16 7,807 09-04-2012, 05:00 AM
  Thread: Well, off to a good start
Post: RE: Well, off to a good start

How was the rest of your day? Was it as bad as the morning?
The Shadowman School Talk 11 4,454 09-04-2012, 04:52 AM
  Thread: (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Post: RE: (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder

This just proves again that you should never trust a book that claims itself to be the ultimate authority on a subject.
The Shadowman School Talk 18 5,955 08-31-2012, 01:05 AM
  Thread: What would you do if you were a scientist and could research anything?
Post: RE: What would you do if you were a scientist and ...

(08-30-2012 07:45 AM)Doa Wrote:  Cure against science. What do you exactly mean by that?
The Shadowman Science & Technology 58 14,025 08-31-2012, 01:02 AM
  Thread: What would you do if you were a scientist and could research anything?
Post: What would you do if you were a scientist and coul...

This is a hypothetical thread about what you would research if you were a scientist and had access to an enormous research grant (billions of dollars), a top of the line laboratory, the best equipment...
The Shadowman Science & Technology 58 14,025 08-30-2012, 05:50 AM
  Thread: Nothing's Happening - Rant
Post: RE: Nothing's Happening - Rant

Don't give up, that way you're saying that you surrender and that they have won. These things take a large amount of time due to most people believing school is essential and not caring or ignoring wh...
The Shadowman School Talk 12 4,675 08-30-2012, 05:27 AM
  Thread: Nose surgey making me depressed.
Post: RE: Nose surgey making me depressed.

Man, that must hurt! Get well soon.
The Shadowman School Talk 36 10,348 08-27-2012, 06:21 PM
  Thread: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal
Post: RE: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal

I support this. It looks like we can finally do something.
The Shadowman School Talk 14 4,877 08-25-2012, 02:57 AM
  Thread: I am thinking about doing foreign exchange
Post: RE: I am thinking about doing foreign exchange

First off, what are these types of exchange? Does your school have multiple types? Because I only know of one. Second, the best place to go would be a country in Europe or Canada. There's not that mu...
The Shadowman School Talk 14 6,062 08-25-2012, 02:30 AM
  Thread: Schools about to start :(
Post: RE: Schools about to start :(

Looking forward to: Going to classes that I have picked myself, and not having to do physics and chemistry again for the rest of my time at school. Not looking forward to: Getting thrown head first in...
The Shadowman School Talk 24 4,768 08-25-2012, 02:23 AM
  Thread: Suicide: A Coward's Death
Post: RE: Suicide: A Coward's Death

(12-14-2010 01:34 PM)Rebelnerd Wrote:  I wouldn't call it cowardly, but I would definitely call it irrational and really stupid. That depends on the situation.
The Shadowman School Talk 83 10,670 08-25-2012, 02:19 AM
  Thread: Say hi to everyone
Post: RE: Say hi to everyone

Hello!
The Shadowman School Talk 7 5,230 08-25-2012, 02:18 AM
  Thread: "Rules" to fighting?
Post: RE: "Rules" to fighting?

No killing of people who have surrendered, and no weapons which are designed to kill very painfully and slowly.
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 13 3,246 05-26-2012, 05:34 AM
  Thread: I need some help with ideas for a movie
Post: RE: I need some help with ideas for a movie

Anyone got any ideas? Anyone?
The Shadowman Homework Help & Answers 6 3,628 05-26-2012, 05:30 AM
  Thread: The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble At School
Post: RE: The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughte...

(05-25-2012 09:42 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  That's what I love about highschool girls....... What, the shitstains on their clothing?
The Shadowman School Talk 28 16,448 05-25-2012, 02:59 PM
  Thread: I need some help with ideas for a movie
Post: RE: I need some help with ideas for a movie

(05-25-2012 08:34 AM)IamNoone Wrote:  Give me a summary and Ill come up with something. This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locat...
The Shadowman Homework Help & Answers 6 3,628 05-25-2012, 02:53 PM
  Thread: Don't you wish your parents were like this?
Post: RE: Don't you wish your parents were like this?

(05-25-2012 06:48 AM)Joe Kony Wrote:   (05-25-2012 06:24 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:   (05-25-2012 05:55 AM)Joe Kony Wrote:  i wish i was yo parents nigguh now Uganda yo ass to africa muth...
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 10 3,249 05-25-2012, 07:13 AM
  Thread: I need some help with ideas for a movie
Post: RE: I need some help with ideas for a movie

(05-25-2012 07:02 AM)Joe Kony Wrote:  Fuck the odessy do a video where your great war lord Kony captures all the small greece children an teach em how to be real nyugaahs Piss off!
The Shadowman Homework Help & Answers 6 3,628 05-25-2012, 07:11 AM
  Thread: I need some help with ideas for a movie
Post: I need some help with ideas for a movie

For my greek class (I go to a grammar school), I need to make a parody of Odysseus' Odyssey. I'm partnered with my best friend and some guy who is notorious for being unreliable and never doing his wo...
The Shadowman Homework Help & Answers 6 3,628 05-25-2012, 06:55 AM
  Thread: Need a story idea for English class
Post: RE: Need a story idea for English class

Write a story about how people are isolated even if there are hundreds of people around them, like in a school.
The Shadowman Homework Help & Answers 11 5,137 05-25-2012, 06:41 AM
  Thread: Teen restrained, face-down, electrocuted 31 times
Post: RE: Teen restrained, face-down, electrocuted 31 ti...

(05-16-2012 11:22 AM)Derchin Wrote:  This is some shocking news. I see what you did there.
The Shadowman Youth Rights 32 14,895 05-25-2012, 06:39 AM
  Thread: Dream School
Post: RE: Dream School

Some more benches outside, so you can comfortably sit in the sun. And maybe wifi that doesn't suck.
The Shadowman Alternative Learning & Income 54 16,925 05-25-2012, 06:33 AM
  Thread: Capitalism is the cause of world hunger.
Post: RE: Capitalism is the cause of world hunger.

[quote='UnschoolShqiponjë' pid='466195' dateline='1337831419'] Quote:It’s because more resources are required to raise animals than crops that human consume. It’s not very major, and even if the world...
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 27 15,846 05-25-2012, 06:31 AM
  Thread: The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble At School
Post: RE: The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughte...

The horror of her white t-shirt!
The Shadowman School Talk 28 16,448 05-25-2012, 06:26 AM
  Thread: Don't you wish your parents were like this?
Post: RE: Don't you wish your parents were like this?

(05-25-2012 05:55 AM)Joe Kony Wrote:  i wish i was yo parents nigguh now Uganda yo ass to africa muthafucka Obvious spambot is very obvious. Or is it you, Baron?
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 10 3,249 05-25-2012, 06:24 AM
  Thread: No kidding, School is Useless!
Post: RE: No kidding, School is Useless!

Yeah, going to college is actually only useful for a degree, the rest of what you learn there is worthless.
The Shadowman School Talk 8 4,248 05-24-2012, 11:12 PM
  Thread: 911 Dispatcher Falls Asleep During Emergency Call In Maryland
Post: RE: 911 Dispatcher Falls Asleep During Emergency C...

At least he woke up (eventually).
The Shadowman School Talk 5 2,006 05-24-2012, 11:09 PM
  Thread: Where should I move 2
Post: RE: Where should I move 2

Go to the Netherlands. Drugs and hookers for all!
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 39 8,549 05-24-2012, 06:56 AM
  Thread: merkins
Post: RE: merkins

Maybe it represents the creativity of furry strings.
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 7 2,511 05-23-2012, 04:43 PM
  Thread: Does England really only get six weeks Summer holiday?
Post: RE: Does England really only get six weeks Summer ...

I used to have seven weeks, but they cut it to six :sad:
The Shadowman Youth Rights 20 11,694 05-23-2012, 04:40 PM
  Thread: The power of love
Post: RE: The power of love

(05-23-2012 11:22 AM)HookedOnHooks Wrote:   (05-23-2012 01:15 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:  Why is this thread called the power of love if, instead talking about love, you are writing your own S...
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 35 16,582 05-23-2012, 03:43 PM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

The stupidity of the feminist who wrote that 'all men should be castrated' has just fried my brain. So now for something completely different. Did you know that all toasters can toast toast?
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 92 37,110 05-23-2012, 02:27 AM
  Thread: Your School's Torture Methods
Post: RE: Your School's Torture Methods

(05-23-2012 02:14 AM)Electronagon Wrote:   (05-23-2012 01:04 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:  The usual stuff, detention, having to clean up the school, etc. Clean up the school? Wtf Yeah. Depende...
The Shadowman School Talk 15 7,747 05-23-2012, 02:20 AM
  Thread: Sci's Dream Log
Post: RE: Sci's Dream Log

This is a great thread, I hope you'll continue updating it. Your dreams are far more interesting than mine. I might be starting my own dream log, however I don't dream often. Anyway, keep up the good ...
The Shadowman Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 31 12,801 05-23-2012, 02:02 AM
  Thread: I'm in love with my imaginary friend, should I ask him out?
Post: RE: I'm in love with my imaginary friend, should I...

Go out, get pissed, and make him pay the bill.
The Shadowman General Talk 22 9,335 05-23-2012, 01:17 AM
  Thread: The power of love
Post: RE: The power of love

Why is this thread called the power of love if, instead talking about love, you are writing your own Stalinist manifesto? Oh and by the way, point 6 dictates that metal knives are banned. So I guess ...
The Shadowman Philosophy, Politics & History 35 16,582 05-23-2012, 01:15 AM
  Thread: Your School's Torture Methods
Post: RE: Your School's Torture Methods

The usual stuff, detention, having to clean up the school, etc.
The Shadowman School Talk 15 7,747 05-23-2012, 01:04 AM
  Thread: Going to fail English now because of a dumbfuck
Post: RE: Going to fail English now because of a dumbfuc...

That's the first time I have ever heard that a teacher has ignored a student just because that student was sitting at a table with several others who weren't doing anything. That's disgusting!
The Shadowman School Talk 107 33,049 05-23-2012, 01:01 AM
  Thread: How paranoid and sensitive teacher turned day to hell.
Post: RE: How paranoid and sensitive teacher turned day ...

(04-25-2012 06:17 AM)LedoS Wrote:   (04-25-2012 06:14 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:   (04-25-2012 06:08 AM)LedoS Wrote:   (04-25-2012 06:06 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:   (04-25-2012 06:05 A...
The Shadowman School Talk 29 11,298 04-26-2012, 01:57 AM

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