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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: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

Now that's a plan. I'll post back with any findings in a few days, probably after the weekend.
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 02:28 PM
  Thread: love
Post: Re: love

True enough. Gotta hope for something, right? (totally off topic, but Truancy by Isamu Fukui going for one cent? That's a shame.)
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 35 10,064 07-30-2010, 02:15 PM
  Thread: love
Post: Re: love

Or, perhaps we attach love as a definition and label to the feeling that already exists? I know what love feels like. In the survival sense, it's useless. And when it doesn't work out, it hurts more t...
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 35 10,064 07-30-2010, 01:59 PM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

Honestly? I don't yet have a plan. That being said, it's only been a matter of hours since reading the news article. That's where I need the assistance of you, and the others. Any suggestions are appr...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

More important than correcting the government would be doing something, anything, to assist that family in getting their child back. If that involves sweeping reform, then sure, bring it on. But it do...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 01:34 PM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

I meant the specific event. Maybe the same thing wont happen, but that our government could get even more ideas. And you know, I don't really care that they don't care what we have to say. And you kno...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 01:15 PM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

It's not even that issue, really. What they did was illegal. Taking the child away, and denying the parents the custody of their child even when the child was shown to not be suffering from any sort o...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 12:53 PM
  Thread: love
Post: Re: love

Heh, that's a rather pessimistic view.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 35 10,064 07-30-2010, 12:46 PM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

The idea is more that if it can happen there, what's to stop it from happening here? And it wouldn't just be the US. We have members from other countries, right? Even Soulriser isn't in America, if I ...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 10:13 AM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

Sweden as a country doesn't have to. If the people of Sweden hear that the people of another country are trying to stand up for somebody else's rights, it could convince them to do something as well. ...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 09:42 AM
  Thread: Me and kittens.
Post: Re: Me and kittens.

Have fun with that.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 20 2,363 07-30-2010, 09:15 AM
  Thread: love
Post: Re: love

:shrug: You replied. It was on my list, and it was shiny.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 35 10,064 07-30-2010, 09:13 AM
  Thread: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!
Post: Re: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!

Who else feels wars could be better fought in a virtual representation of the battlefield? Done right, it'd be the same as actual combat, being that it simulates the actualities of the war. Then, the ...
Zstriker Welcome! 13 1,494 07-30-2010, 09:11 AM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Re: Ok guys, this is important.

Well, Sweden is a member of the UN, right? And the UN fights for freedoms and rights, supposedly. All we have to do is call attention to this kind of thing on a broader scale, and somebody is gonna ca...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 09:08 AM
  Thread: love
Post: Re: love

Yea, I agree. I'm kinda sad that this topic slowed and seems to have died, it was a good one.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 35 10,064 07-30-2010, 08:43 AM
  Thread: [In]finite Universe
Post: Re: [In]finite Universe

That was a nice poem. It has to do with the universe.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 57 12,198 07-30-2010, 08:40 AM
  Thread: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!
Post: Re: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!

MorikoMisa, thank you. I could not have gone another day without knowing that.
Zstriker Welcome! 13 1,494 07-30-2010, 08:35 AM
  Thread: Ok guys, this is important.
Post: Ok guys, this is important.

http://www.school-survival.net/blog/p/c ... d-boy/1715 I was late to the game reading this, but it is just as important that we do something about this. Even if nobody is from Sweden, and even if the...
Zstriker Youth Rights 16 4,314 07-30-2010, 08:33 AM
  Thread: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!
Post: Re: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!

Yup. That's me.
Zstriker Welcome! 13 1,494 07-30-2010, 07:44 AM
  Thread: Me and kittens.
Post: Re: Me and kittens.

Heh... you're not the only one. My hair curls on top the same as my friend's poodle. It's funny, until I realize that my hair and the poodle's feel the same, too.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 20 2,363 07-29-2010, 07:02 PM
  Thread: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!
Post: Re: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!

We are going to get along FAMOUSLY.
Zstriker Welcome! 13 1,494 07-29-2010, 06:10 PM
  Thread: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!
Post: Re: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!

Hey, I got a response! I have to admit that's more than I expected. Thankies for the welcome. Cookie for you. Snickerdoodle, in fact.
Zstriker Welcome! 13 1,494 07-29-2010, 05:51 PM
  Thread: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!
Post: I'm back! Again! After much waiting!

Wow. I miss you guys. I doubt anybody remembers me, as I tend to disappear for long amounts of time, and can only wonder as to the continued existence of my comrades and compatriots. I notice, with mo...
Zstriker Welcome! 13 1,494 07-29-2010, 05:46 PM
  Thread: School + me = not good.
Post: Re: School + me = not good.

See, I was thinking about the same things in your advice awhile ago, but in the end I refused to just "go through with it." I mean, whatever the point to life is, it's not giving in to somebodies bs, ...
Zstriker School Talk 34 5,931 07-03-2009, 09:32 AM
  Thread: School + me = not good.
Post: Re: School + me = not good.

Well, apparently everybody has a.d.d. these days. I've only ever seen one person who I can say actually seemed to suffer from such a condition.
Zstriker School Talk 34 5,931 07-01-2009, 02:19 PM
  Thread: What attracts you to the internet?
Post: Re: What attracts you to the internet?

I like the destroying 4chan idea, that's going on the list.
Zstriker General Talk 30 2,475 07-01-2009, 02:16 PM
  Thread: Lockdowns
Post: Re: Lockdowns

Hey, why stop at an M9? Go glock, fully automatic is where it's at.
Zstriker Youth Rights 37 10,174 07-01-2009, 02:13 PM
  Thread: School + me = not good.
Post: Re: School + me = not good.

My lord, whatever you do, don't see a shrink! Given enough time, they'll convince everybody (possibly including yourself) that there is something wrong, their job depends on it. The alternative is to ...
Zstriker School Talk 34 5,931 07-01-2009, 02:10 PM
  Thread: get off your ass and take the world into your hands.
Post: Re: get off your ass and take the world into your ...

Well, if we are going for complete fairness then free-market is what we are looking for, the ability to choose who does what work for us based on whatever criteria we think are applicable. As a whole,...
Zstriker Youth Rights 22 4,880 07-01-2009, 02:05 PM
  Thread: Scientology: Is it a load of crap?
Post: Re: Scientology: Is it a load of crap?

This is off topic, but I highly suggest listening to posts with microsoft text-to-speech. It's hilarious. Really though, I find the whole thing overly confuzing.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 41 7,420 06-30-2009, 07:59 PM
  Thread: OH SHNAP BILLY MAYS DEAD
Post: Re: OH SHNAP BILLY MAYS DEAD

I feel a strange urge to buy Oxi-clean...
Zstriker General Talk 57 3,858 06-30-2009, 07:50 PM
  Thread: School + me = not good.
Post: Re: School + me = not good.

Well, it's kinda a short term fix, but I'm hella bored, I'll do whatever I can.
Zstriker School Talk 34 5,931 06-30-2009, 07:46 PM
  Thread: What attracts you to the internet?
Post: Re: What attracts you to the internet?

It's about the only way I talk to my friends any more. I'm just a phone-call kind of guy. And it's nice not having to use my voice.
Zstriker General Talk 30 2,475 06-30-2009, 07:28 PM
  Thread: K, seriously. Riddle me this.
Post: Re: K, seriously. Riddle me this.

I fear I may have killed this thread....
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 33 6,013 06-30-2009, 07:20 PM
  Thread: Why was your day great?
Post: Re: Why was your day great?

My day was great for lack of something to make it otherwise.... Woo!
Zstriker General Talk 751 180,317 06-30-2009, 07:15 PM
  Thread: Asians should change their names for Americans
Post: Re: Asians should change their names for Americans

While I agree that english should be spoken as the primary language in america (native languages, sorry, but the die rolled funny. They were probably weighted.), but the names thing is ridiculous, as ...
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 16 2,800 06-30-2009, 07:11 PM
  Thread: What I always hated in elementary school.
Post: Re: What I always hated in elementary school.

Ouch, it's reasons like this I'm glad I can't remember much past 3 or 4 years ago. Thank you full-range memory loss!
Zstriker School Talk 12 4,034 06-30-2009, 06:57 PM
  Thread: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test
Post: Re: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test

Your Type is ENFP Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving Strength of the preferences % 1 88 12 22 Qualitative analysis of your type formula You are: * slightly expressed extravert * ver...
Zstriker Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 293 134,474 06-30-2009, 06:48 PM
  Thread: get off your ass and take the world into your hands.
Post: Re: get off your ass and take the world into your ...

I'm all for raising up, but unions hurt free-market society. I have a few skills to offer, the first is my quick wit, the second is my sense of humor, the third is my generally-useless trivia-bank of ...
Zstriker Youth Rights 22 4,880 06-30-2009, 06:39 PM
  Thread: My list of awesome people
Post: Re: My list of awesome people

Woah now, how am I not on this list? I would think my ego would guarantee me a spot, if not my amazing abilities at multiple choice questions!
Zstriker General Talk 7 1,514 06-30-2009, 06:23 PM
  Thread: I'm starting my own country, anyone want to join?
Post: Re: I'm starting my own country, anyone want to jo...

So... I skipped the second half of the posts, but for economy I would suggest ballistic weaponry research. Being the researcher means you have sole access, and having that access can help protect you ...
Zstriker General Talk 129 9,790 06-30-2009, 06:21 PM
  Thread: Why are kids and teens so stupid?
Post: Re: Why are kids and teens so stupid?

So... Yea. I regularly act fairly simply, but that's just 'cause there's no reason to act "smart". Besides, there's nothing better than the look on a teachers face when they realize that the 'slacking...
Zstriker Youth Rights 84 19,628 06-30-2009, 06:09 PM
  Thread: Lockdowns
Post: Re: Lockdowns

Yay for the necromantic thread. The only lockdown I've ever had was thanks to a guy with a pop-gun wandering around near the schoolyard.
Zstriker Youth Rights 37 10,174 06-30-2009, 05:57 PM
  Thread: It's me again!
Post: Re: It's me again!

Well, it's good to know somebody remembers. I'm Zach, the guy that has a tendency to argue about weapons and war.
Zstriker Welcome! 6 706 06-30-2009, 05:52 PM
  Thread: It's me again!
Post: It's me again!

Wow, I haven't been here in forever, what's up dudes? I don't really know what happened... Did I miss much? And the news feels so... empty. Is it just me or has there not really been much in a long ti...
Zstriker Welcome! 6 706 06-28-2009, 07:26 PM
  Thread: K, seriously. Riddle me this.
Post: Re: K, seriously. Riddle me this.

I agree completely, the tax benefits alone make it worth it. Soldiers do do other things, true, but in the end a soldier is the guy with the spear, wielding it against the guy with the sword and rock.
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 33 6,013 02-27-2009, 05:51 PM
  Thread: NewScientist has shown evidence that God is a lying prick
Post: Re: NewScientist has shown evidence that God is a ...

I don't know If I have said it here, but I believe in god... in the sense that I think he is a radioactive alien... But I do have reason. Radiation can cause abnormal aging due to genetic mutation. An...
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 19 3,837 02-25-2009, 01:58 PM
  Thread: K, seriously. Riddle me this.
Post: Re: K, seriously. Riddle me this.

You know, when it comes down to it, I could care less. The only thing I don't get is the whole "gay marriage" thing. Now, before I get yelled at from both sides of the table, I feel I should aptly exp...
Zstriker Philosophy, Politics & History 33 6,013 02-25-2009, 01:49 PM
  Thread: Your dream home
Post: Re: Your dream home

An island fortress, with hydroponic plants, solar panels, satellite internet/phone, and very thick steel walls. With turrets. And maybe a visitors center with no payphones or cell reception. And 2 bat...
Zstriker General Talk 26 3,338 02-21-2009, 11:00 AM
  Thread: Brainwashing-Pills, obeidence increasing-medecine,
Post: Re: Brainwashing-Pills, obeidence increasing-medec...

You know, this'll probably make me into some crack-pot theorist, but I think some of the technology may be partially to blame. Our brain runs with/on electricity and charged cells, right? Well, if you...
Zstriker Youth Rights 48 20,442 09-02-2008, 05:30 AM

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