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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: Does it perhaps help that we don't regret?
Post: Does it perhaps help that we don't regret?

I came across an interesting quote from another site I was browsing on. It was on a user's profile showing "Never regret anything or your life will be boring to listen to." Of course, this type of t...
Slick Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 4 1,851 07-10-2014, 02:05 AM
  Thread: Opinion on Teacher's Unions
Post: RE: Opinion on Teacher's Unions

(07-05-2014 10:16 PM)SwiftEscudo Wrote:  Would you like nurse's unions to help you catch the guy who broke your legs? The nurse's union are the police now? When was this? (07-05-2014 10:16 PM...
Slick School Talk 21 4,471 07-06-2014, 04:25 AM
  Thread: Opinion on Teacher's Unions
Post: RE: Opinion on Teacher's Unions

(07-04-2014 05:29 AM)Evan92 Wrote:   (07-04-2014 05:23 AM)Slick Wrote:  They're not helping me in any way, so I don't give a fuck. If your in school or care about education reform even in t...
Slick School Talk 21 4,471 07-04-2014, 06:52 AM
  Thread: Opinion on Teacher's Unions
Post: Opinion on Teacher's Unions

They're not helping me in any way, so I don't give a fuck.
Slick School Talk 21 4,471 07-04-2014, 05:23 AM
  Thread: My grandmother is such a prick
Post: RE: My grandmother is such a prick

(07-01-2014 07:50 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Pour orange juice all over the couch then tell her you were helping her get her vitamin C. :rofl:
Slick General Talk 8 1,293 07-01-2014, 07:57 AM
  Thread: My grandmother is such a prick
Post: My grandmother is such a prick

Sounds like she's bipolar, in which you probably already know what I have to deal with like I told you in the other thread. If this is bad for you and your sister's mental health, I'd find somebody c...
Slick General Talk 8 1,293 07-01-2014, 06:14 AM
  Thread: What it Takes to be a School Principal
Post: RE: What it Takes to be a School Principal

To be a school principal, all you really need is a High School Dip..... (06-29-2014 02:50 AM)Evan92 Wrote:  Here is an small excerpt from a job posting for a school principal. Desired Qualiti...
Slick School Talk 14 3,700 06-30-2014, 02:44 PM
  Thread: What are you doing to challenge the system?
Post: What are you doing to challenge the system?

Nothing. How can I challenge the school system when apparently I can't even challenge their expectations? The school system is beyond my control, so challenging it is waste of time, at least for me it...
Slick Youth Rights 10 2,685 06-30-2014, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Everyone hates me, should I commit suicide?
Post: RE: Everyone hates me, should I commit suicide?

(06-24-2014 10:10 PM)Ario Wrote:   (06-24-2014 10:04 PM)LedoS Wrote:  Umm... I should probably stop drinking, because I don't remember posting this one. Welp, thanks for replying, guys and ...
Slick School Talk 13 3,790 06-27-2014, 05:23 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to VIDEO GAME EDITION
Post: What are you listening to VIDEO GAME EDITION

Watch on YouTube Watch on YouTube
Slick Music 20 3,254 06-25-2014, 07:14 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to VIDEO GAME EDITION
Post: What are you listening to VIDEO GAME EDITION

Watch on YouTube
Slick Music 20 3,254 06-25-2014, 06:39 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

Watch on YouTube
Slick Music 4,462 446,174 06-25-2014, 06:35 AM
  Thread: My grandma says she's ashamed of me
Post: RE: My grandma says she's ashamed of me

(06-24-2014 09:52 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  If your granny is religious, then let her know that perhaps she'd best spend time on her status in the afterlife seeing as death waits for her. Watch...
Slick General Talk 17 4,836 06-24-2014, 07:02 PM
  Thread: Good PS1 games I should try
Post: Good PS1 games I should try

Metal Gear Solid Mega Man Legends 2 Twisted Metal 3 Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero WWF Smackdown 1 and 2 WWF Warzone and WWF Attitude The Syphon Filter series? I think I only recalled playing the...
Slick Games 13 3,306 06-19-2014, 07:32 PM
  Thread: We were right all along.
Post: We were right all along.

Whatever they planned, it sure did a lot worse than brainwash. It literally poisoned people, at least for me it did. It demotivated me, made me feel like I'll never surpass anything. I feel like the w...
Slick School Talk 20 4,204 06-19-2014, 07:10 AM
  Thread: DeviantArt.
Post: DeviantArt.

Nice galleries. I'm thinking about making a deviantart account for some fanfiction stuff, but I have a feeling the pictures might come out lame if I do it out of my head. I'm only good at copying and ...
Slick Original Artwork/Writing 71 18,914 06-05-2014, 05:03 PM
  Thread: Big train of depression
Post: Big train of depression

I know exactly what you mean. School likes to become a cycle with your emotions for some reason. It's got to the point where I look at it as "whatever". I don't really feel the need to quit, but at th...
Slick School Talk 12 2,511 05-06-2014, 10:25 AM
  Thread: Smh...
Post: RE: Smh...

(12-25-2013 05:36 AM)stephen926 Wrote:  First off, grades do matter. Second, do I live in my bosses house? No. Does he pay for my food and well being? No. You can't compare a dad to a boss. He ...
Slick School Talk 165 57,436 12-31-2013, 04:57 AM
  Thread: WHY SO HYPOCRITICAL!?
Post: RE: WHY SO HYPOCRITICAL!?

(08-19-2013 02:25 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  It's not that we don't understand, but you do realize you say you've been asking for one for about 5-6 years, and that you're 13, thus implying you've w...
Slick School Talk 19 4,698 08-19-2013, 02:58 AM
  Thread: Trekkie's random learning
Post: Trekkie's random learning

Discuss what?
Slick Alternative Learning & Income 3 3,318 05-22-2013, 02:42 PM
  Thread: The Jeff Bliss incident
Post: The Jeff Bliss incident

Good job with the wall of text, that proves everyone's point on why nobody likes teachers and their doings.
Slick Youth Rights 28 25,323 05-13-2013, 06:24 AM
  Thread: The Jeff Bliss incident
Post: The Jeff Bliss incident

(05-12-2013 12:12 PM)xcriteria Wrote:   (05-11-2013 08:02 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  In that video above the teacher seems really exasperated. He obviously cares. He doesn't seem aggressive; he s...
Slick Youth Rights 28 25,323 05-12-2013, 05:56 PM
  Thread: u people are idiots
Post: RE: u people are idiots

(05-11-2013 06:39 AM)MagnificentMarty Wrote:  What's with some of our SS members and their need to necro threads? :wtf: Because most of us have unfinished bad blood we want to settle. :evillaug...
Slick School Talk 57 15,251 05-11-2013, 06:45 AM
  Thread: Non-Worker and No GED yet. Any money making tips?
Post: RE: Non-Worker and No GED yet. Any money making ti...

(07-07-2010 02:24 PM)psychopath Wrote:  Akai Wrote:Fucking capitalism. It's hard as hell to get a job, especially these days. I'm in the same boat, OP. I guess I'll just apply where I can, pick ...
Slick Alternative Learning & Income 25 11,364 05-10-2013, 10:17 AM
  Thread: This guy is our hero
Post: This guy is our hero

Where the hell were these guys when I was in school?
Slick School Talk 36 11,135 05-10-2013, 03:54 AM
  Thread: "Take your time"
Post: "Take your time"

Ever hating hearing this phrase from a teacher when your trying to complete an assignment or test when it's almost time to leave the classroom? Nothing good ever comes out of that, other than making y...
Slick School Talk 8 3,150 05-09-2013, 04:38 AM
  Thread: A message from Professor Griff
Post: A message from Professor Griff

Watch on YouTube
Slick Music 0 1,375 05-01-2013, 03:48 AM
  Thread: RE: So My Mom Threatened Me...
Post: RE: So My Mom Threatened Me...

(04-22-2013 02:44 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Yeah, stress is bad for your health, so if you need to avoid it to keep your sanity, then do that. :P I don't remember what I suggested after the breaking...
Slick School Talk 67 28,416 04-22-2013, 06:57 AM
  Thread: I'm boned, so how's your life going?
Post: I'm boned, so how's your life going?

A year go, I finally passed my Math portion of the CAHSEE and made up my credits through an alternate school program, at that point, I thought my troubles were going to be over, according to one of th...
Slick School Talk 16 4,718 04-21-2013, 07:14 PM
  Thread: Am I crazy or this might be real.?
Post: Am I crazy or this might be real.?

(04-21-2013 06:21 AM)IamNoone Wrote:   (04-20-2013 12:14 PM)Reflect Wrote:  So this is gonna be kinda long. (can be quite entertaining...) Hey, this doesn't have to do with anything on su...
Slick School Talk 8 3,280 04-21-2013, 09:09 AM
  Thread: Should we be learning about the past or about our real future?
Post: RE: Should we be learning about the past or about ...

(04-09-2013 08:53 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  You should be learning about whichever or whatever the hell you want. Some past stuff can be useful to know, but memorizing dates sure as hell isn't. Pret...
Slick School Talk 19 4,545 04-21-2013, 04:44 AM
  Thread: So I got in trouble at school for solving a Rubik's Cube.
Post: So I got in trouble at school for solving a Rubik'...

You did nothing wrong, but to pass and kill some time. Who cares if the teacher was displeased, it was worth it in the end right?
Slick School Talk 11 10,815 04-21-2013, 03:26 AM
  Thread: Just a quick question about school cafeteria food
Post: Just a quick question about school cafeteria food

It doesn't matter, most of the cafeteria food probably taste like shit anyways.
Slick Youth Rights 10 5,213 04-19-2013, 05:25 AM
  Thread: So My Mom Threatened Me...
Post: So My Mom Threatened Me...

Lol@stealing her charger. Right on man, keep fighting the power. You did exactly what the Mayor told you. Watch on YouTube
Slick School Talk 34 19,799 03-01-2013, 07:39 PM
  Thread: College can be a good idea
Post: College can be a good idea

Yeah, a good idea to not go.
Slick School Talk 8 3,467 02-05-2013, 12:34 PM
  Thread: Why you dropped out/didn't drop out.
Post: Why you dropped out/didn't drop out.

It was more of a flunk than a drop out. Once I got notice that I got F's in every single one of my classes, I just simply decided to call it quits because I've grown tired of the pressure, especially ...
Slick Youth Rights 31 8,712 02-03-2013, 05:15 PM
  Thread: New School Rule
Post: New School Rule

So if another individual decides to pull a gun or knife on you, you're not allowed to defend your life. In which case, the victim can likely end up being injured or dead. Which means they'll get a nic...
Slick School Talk 19 7,026 01-15-2013, 01:47 PM
  Thread: Dream School
Post: Dream School

Nothing, I don't consider any schools a dream.
Slick Alternative Learning & Income 54 16,925 01-11-2013, 05:45 PM
  Thread: How much math do you think we actually need? (Poll)
Post: How much math do you think we actually need? (Poll...

I'd say just from basic math to pre-algebra and algebra. Everything else is beyond ridiculous.
Slick School Talk 29 8,620 01-09-2013, 06:44 AM
  Thread: Here is a thought for you.
Post: RE: Here is a thought for you.

(12-29-2012 03:45 AM)Spartan117 Wrote:  this isnt a joke guys..... Unless you have proof that this is real, then yes, it is.
Slick School Talk 16 5,142 01-07-2013, 04:19 PM
  Thread: When did you start feeling hatred towards school?
Post: When did you start feeling hatred towards school?

I started hating it ever since I first went. But not so much as High School, that was hell compared to the earlier years. At least I had some fun and memorable stuff during Elementary and Junior High.
Slick School Talk 17 7,359 01-02-2013, 10:46 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: RE: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

Watch on YouTube
Slick Music 4,462 446,174 12-29-2012, 07:45 AM
  Thread: Merry Christmas!
Post: Merry Christmas!

I hate eggnog. *runs away*
Slick School Talk 10 2,314 12-26-2012, 11:23 AM
  Thread: Don't let your grades affect your self-esteem
Post: Don't let your grades affect your self-esteem

(03-07-2012 05:43 AM)Aya Wrote:   (01-17-2012 05:03 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  I've always observed how people act with their children in public. If I understand what hate is, then there's n...
Slick Best of School Survival 107 60,504 12-23-2012, 07:54 AM
  Thread: Breaking Down School: Part I
Post: RE: Breaking Down School: Part I

(12-21-2012 04:25 AM)DoA Wrote:  Ignore the haters. Keep pushing to take over the system. This. If that school has been living hell then I don't see what's stopping you. Just make sure you don'...
Slick School Talk 12 5,033 12-21-2012, 07:35 AM
  Thread: I could use some help,Please
Post: I could use some help,Please

Do you have any close relatives you can trust other than your parents? Try talking to them, maybe they can help you get of your crappy situation. If your serious about fighting this, I'd convince them...
Slick School Talk 9 1,903 12-16-2012, 02:39 PM
  Thread: In Rough Times, Some Stuff May Ease Your Shoulders
Post: RE: In Rough Times, Some Stuff May Ease Your Shoul...

Uhh...smoke pot and tune up some Bob Marley? :P Watch on YouTube
Slick School Talk 15 6,096 12-16-2012, 05:58 AM
  Thread: Not going to end well...
Post: Not going to end well...

That sucks. I guess that's another good reason why iphones, ipads or a game handheld with internet wifi comes in handy. Maybe you can try considering those one day.
Slick School Talk 5 2,040 12-13-2012, 06:01 PM
  Thread: Art is NOT art anymore...
Post: Art is NOT art anymore...

Lol @ throwing a chair. I've encountered teachers throwing temper tantrums and cursing when students don't obey them, but tossing a chair because of a squeak? Priceless. Got to love how our schools ar...
Slick School Talk 16 4,979 12-10-2012, 05:01 PM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: RE: The Vent/Ranting Thread

If it's one thing I hate about Holidays is having a bunch of kids coming over. God, I wish this Easter day would just end already.
Slick General Talk 1,272 159,340 04-09-2012, 05:42 AM

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