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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: I've sent another school-hater your way...
Post: I've sent another school-hater your way...

Hey, I recommended SS to a coworker for her son, who hates school. She has been warned about the profanity and immaturity here, but still seemed interested. Should either of them sign up, please be n...
dreamer... General Talk 6 1,357 02-14-2011, 11:38 AM
  Thread: hello
Post: Re: hello

Aurora, that was an excellent post, and I really hope Synerg read it. Gobinu, you're right that people should be able to do whatever they want to their own bodies. That doesn't make suicide a good de...
dreamer... Welcome! 23 3,007 10-27-2008, 09:58 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

Throw crap at people from the roof. Especially people you don't like....I just got a very evil vision of throwing buckets of paint at passerby :uhoh: ...It might not be the nicest thing to do, but it...
dreamer... General Talk 1,272 152,762 10-27-2008, 09:39 AM
  Thread: hello
Post: Re: hello

Please don't do it. Stay here and talk to us. Tell us everything that's wrong, just vent it all. If you stick around, you're very likely to find friends on this forum. Don't give up yet...you've hit r...
dreamer... Welcome! 23 3,007 10-26-2008, 02:46 PM
  Thread: I have a poem
Post: Re: I have a poem

I actually did read it in the poetry thread, and I liked it. Nice work! :cool:
dreamer... Original Artwork/Writing 2 969 10-24-2008, 06:53 PM
  Thread: Why god cannot possibly be real
Post: Re: Why god cannot possibly be real

nrtitus14 Wrote:"oh well he is eternal before, now, and forever etc." But this is what you call being brainwashed, because that is what christians are. Can you give a valid reason why God cannot be e...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 155 14,857 10-24-2008, 06:45 PM
  Thread: school being compulsory
Post: Re: school being compulsory

psychopath Wrote:Anyway you don't want to leave the shoutbox alone with people like me...do you? Oh, hell no!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: *rushes into her love's arms sobbing, "I would never leave ...
dreamer... Youth Rights 28 5,263 10-24-2008, 06:16 PM
  Thread: school being compulsory
Post: Re: school being compulsory

youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:If it's damaging for a teenager, why shouldn't it be damaging for a kid? I never said that the school system had to be the same destructive one we have now. Yes, some for...
dreamer... Youth Rights 28 5,263 10-24-2008, 05:36 PM
  Thread: school being compulsory
Post: Re: school being compulsory

youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:I think that guidance is better than forcing them to attend a school. If it's damaging for a teenager, why shouldn't it be damaging for a kid? What do you mean by "guidan...
dreamer... Youth Rights 28 5,263 10-23-2008, 01:05 PM
  Thread: school being compulsory
Post: Re: school being compulsory

Yes, I'm aware I'm bumping this thread from several millennia ago. I've thought a lot about my specific thoughts on compulsory schooling, and I've come to a couple of conclusions. Polite criticisms a...
dreamer... Youth Rights 28 5,263 10-23-2008, 12:58 PM
  Thread: The SS US Presidential Elections
Post: Re: The SS US Presidential Elections

I haven't read the whole thread, but it seems like the majority of you are voting Democratic. I also know that many of you are anarchists. Since the Democratic Party, as the country's liberal party, f...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 82 15,327 10-23-2008, 11:37 AM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

W-Dog32 Wrote:Usually people who think abortion is bad but want it legal anyway say that people who really want abortions will get them anyway except in "clinics" that have horrible conditions. I usu...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,475 10-23-2008, 11:22 AM
  Thread: Who wants to help me?
Post: Re: Who wants to help me?

First, let me say that it's very encouraging to know there are teachers as open-minded and caring as you. :) (Before answering, let me know if you're in an accelerated class. Be honest about your a...
dreamer... General Talk 17 4,670 10-21-2008, 04:12 PM
  Thread: a message for those leaving
Post: Re: a message for those leaving

Excellent post, Rebelnerd. :notworthy: If you want to see an improvement, don't leave, make an effort to improve things yourself. Rebelnerd Wrote:When you open the gates to the rest of the world, ...
dreamer... General Talk 12 3,320 10-21-2008, 02:52 PM
  Thread: Yay!
Post: Re: Yay!

Yay! :bouncey: I missed ya! So, how's school going? Made any new friends or anything?
dreamer... General Talk 21 6,109 10-21-2008, 02:24 PM
  Thread: WE GOT A PUPPY!
Post: Re: WE GOT A PUPPY!

How cute! I think you should make the second picture you posted your avatar. That way, I would squeal from the cuteness every time I read your posts. Well, give him a belly rub for me :)
dreamer... General Talk 29 4,248 10-17-2008, 12:40 PM
  Thread: Fuck yeah
Post: Re: Fuck yeah

Holy crap...that's awesome! So there are some good things about school! :D Wow, how nice, they even created a place for students to go while they skip class :laugh: I assume you go to a private sc...
dreamer... School Talk 34 7,145 10-17-2008, 11:50 AM
  Thread: Sedate the Kids
Post: Re: Sedate the Kids

:thumbsup: I like it, so true... :no: Idiots need to stop saying that daydreaming, having "too much" energy, and "excess" socializing are symptoms of some disorder. Oh no, little James laughed with h...
dreamer... Original Artwork/Writing 5 1,438 10-17-2008, 11:00 AM
  Thread: Who do you miss?
Post: Re: Who do you miss?

Suicidal-kun Wrote:W-Dog32 Wrote:How dost thou talk to Sui? He was like my favorite. SURPRISE! *gives Wes a big geh kiss* Didn't even know you liked me. XD Are you gonna stay? Pleeease? :sad: I ...
dreamer... General Talk 83 17,974 10-15-2008, 02:17 PM
  Thread: You
Post: Re: You

undergroundrevolutionary Wrote:i love you ;D I love me, too! ;)
dreamer... General Talk 13 1,339 10-15-2008, 02:08 PM
  Thread: October 21, 2008
Post: Re: October 21, 2008

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Nice one, Strat. These parody topics really amuse me, please continue!
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 10 2,797 10-15-2008, 12:16 PM
  Thread: I'm a fucking failure
Post: Re: I'm a fucking failure

It's okay, even after failing that test, you're still a better mathematician than 99% of the population. Maybe they'll grade on a curve? Maybe it was supposed to be really hard?
dreamer... School Talk 20 5,581 10-11-2008, 09:04 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Re: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

The Stranger-Billy Joel "Well, we all have a face that we hide away forever, and we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone. Some are satin, some are steel, some are silk, and some ar...
dreamer... Music 4,462 440,794 10-11-2008, 02:29 AM
  Thread: Nosepicking
Post: Re: Nosepicking

I don't pick my nose, but I pick at the acne on my face. Sometimes I catch myself doing it without realizing it (right now, for instance :rolleyes: ). Actually, you're pretty lucky, since at least you...
dreamer... School Talk 41 5,208 10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
  Thread: the room
Post: Re: the room

Part 1 really made me curious...I liked it, but I wanted to know more... :) Part 2 seemed a little out-of-place, since I wanted to know what happened right after Part 1 instead of two years later...T...
dreamer... Original Artwork/Writing 7 1,700 10-10-2008, 07:27 PM
  Thread: Yet another story..this time about book burning: A Fine Time
Post: Re: Yet another story..this time about book burnin...

The story's interesting so far, but I want a Part IV about the battle in court and who wins...also, it might be more intriguing if you add some kind of sub-plot (maybe Mrs. Tax is the principal at Tim...
dreamer... Original Artwork/Writing 3 1,032 10-10-2008, 07:15 PM
  Thread: MY Underground ... S.U.P
Post: Re: MY Underground ... S.U.P

Wait, are you saying you plan to do this, or are you saying you already are printing and distributing the paper? (If you are, how are the students reacting?) If you need articles, maybe you could use ...
dreamer... Youth Rights 4 1,773 10-09-2008, 03:41 PM
  Thread: My mom rap
Post: Re: My mom rap

I like it...but it seems more like a poem than a rap...that's probably because I don't listen to rap though. It's a nice, angry, poetic piece...I'd like to read the chorus when you write it. And I'm s...
dreamer... Original Artwork/Writing 13 2,412 10-08-2008, 04:05 PM
  Thread: Why was your day great?
Post: Re: Why was your day great?

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:i found those free samples of coffee we got in the mail by accident,mmmmm...time for a no sleep period of time Caffeine and going without sleep are awesome (screw perfect healt...
dreamer... General Talk 751 180,081 10-08-2008, 07:34 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

matty555 Wrote:You know what really really pisses me off? When people say: Potentail. I fucking hate that word espcially when its used: "You need to push yourself to reach your potential" I love th...
dreamer... General Talk 1,272 152,762 10-08-2008, 07:27 AM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

BobManPerson: Apparently, you didn't read any of my previous post. I addressed pregnancy through rape: in my opinion, the child (fetus if you please) should be born and adopted. Of course the pregnanc...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,475 10-07-2008, 01:01 AM
  Thread: Quotes
Post: Quotes

AWOL asked me to post these for him: "People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That is how they define reality." - Uchiha Itachi "In the end we're all just chalklines ...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 3 1,398 10-01-2008, 01:44 PM
  Thread: A Poll about liq3.
Post: Re: A Poll about liq3.

Though you can be a little pushy and over-defensive about your beliefs sometimes, you don't annoy me. You're clearly very intelligent, and when your posts aren't about SR, ad hominems, and 9/11, I ten...
dreamer... General Talk 25 2,327 09-30-2008, 02:29 PM
  Thread: International Walkout
Post: Re: International Walkout

Wow, Kitsune, that uniform crap is complete BS. :noo: And it's an international walkout, so multiple countries would be involved. NiteRaidah is right, it will be difficult convincing other students ...
dreamer... Youth Rights 42 13,682 09-30-2008, 02:07 PM
  Thread: Feeling suicidal? Read this first.
Post: Re: Feeling suicidal? These might help... (hopeful...

To be honest, I've heard that "happiness comes from inside" stuff many times, and I don't believe it. If I were stuck in an empty room all by myself, I would feel pretty crappy. All the dreams I suppo...
dreamer... Announcements 119 20,349 09-30-2008, 08:55 AM
  Thread: October 7, 2008
Post: Re: October 7, 2008

BobManPerson Wrote:holy shit Indeed. That's scary. :bigeek: It better be a false alarm.
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 36 6,055 09-30-2008, 08:31 AM
  Thread: International Walkout
Post: Re: International Walkout

KitsuneSefam Wrote:Having already tried to walkout against the uniform and the time shifting 2-3 years ago(and both miserably failed, a principal was able to shake 300-600 students back in the school ...
dreamer... Youth Rights 42 13,682 09-30-2008, 08:25 AM
  Thread: Why do adults say school is good?
Post: Re: Why do adults say school is good?

Xguy Wrote:When you finish your education, you will have MUCH MORE responsibilities trying make a living. That means you spend MORE time trying to work (work takes more time than school; just ask adul...
dreamer... Youth Rights 18 6,574 09-29-2008, 11:09 AM
  Thread: ATTENTION: A Fair Warning
Post: Re: ATTENTION: A Fair Warning

I hope the meds work quickly so you feel better soon :crossfingers: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: I'm sorry you have to deal with bronchitis like that. I hope this is the last year you get it for a very l...
dreamer... General Talk 16 2,897 09-28-2008, 01:37 PM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

BobManPerson Wrote:Or if you get pregnant, but will die if you have a child? In this case, I would make an exception and choose the mother's life over the child's. Not because her life is any more val...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,475 09-28-2008, 09:23 AM
  Thread: No Traffic Lights?
Post: Re: No Traffic Lights?

Today I found out they're building a roundabout near where I live. It will cost between $500,000 and $1,000,000 and will replace a traffic light. City Council voted against it several times be...
dreamer... General Talk 20 2,839 09-26-2008, 02:55 PM
  Thread: Do you love your country?
Post: Re: Do you love your country?

.xstrike-anywherex. Wrote:No I don't. And you can't tell my to move somewhere else because there isn't a country on Earth that would make me patriotic. So I'd have to live out on a boat in the middle ...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 124 15,568 09-22-2008, 08:56 PM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

--monkey666-- Wrote:I cant belive pro-life people. there allways saying "your killing inocent lives!" you think it matters. there like a empty shell they have no dreams no thoughts just basic body f...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,475 09-22-2008, 07:56 PM
  Thread: This is fucking sick
Post: Re: This is fucking sick

Ahab Wrote:Stop getting the impression people will always become brainwashed. School might not make them individuals, but they can still be individuals, got it? :yes: Thank you, Ahab. And I told my...
dreamer... General Talk 27 4,418 09-22-2008, 07:31 PM
  Thread: It's been 7 years...
Post: Re: It's been 7 years...

liq3 Wrote:Rebelnerd, you do realise you ignored my point about the Twin Towers falling at free fall speed and that nothing could have done that except explosives How about some reliable evidence tha...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 120 18,629 09-20-2008, 04:34 PM
  Thread: High School Blog
Post: Re: Holy Shit, I'M POPULAR!

Dark Soul X Wrote:Yep, my school life changed for the better, and I'm basically one step away from virtually being on top of the world right now. KICKASS!!! Haha, that's awesome, dude! Whatever you'r...
dreamer... School Talk 59 10,028 09-20-2008, 12:45 PM
  Thread: LOL, we crashed the shoutbox
Post: Re: LOL, we crashed the shoutbox

That has to be a record...the Shoutbox went down within like 10 min of conversation :laugh: But thanks for the info on culinary school!
dreamer... General Talk 7 1,466 09-19-2008, 07:31 PM
  Thread: Emotional Vs Logical Support
Post: Re: Emotional Vs Logical Support

Ahab Wrote:Human logic and emotion are intertwined. To isolate both and say you have to use a certain dosage at any given time is physiologically incredible and psychologically undesirable. Musicality...
dreamer... Philosophy, Politics & History 15 3,014 09-19-2008, 03:46 PM
  Thread: If you could have any random question answered, what would
Post: Re: If you could have any random question answered...

christillusion Wrote:Why do drive on parkways and park on drive ways? Why do we recite at a play and play at a recital? Why is there brail on drive thru atms? Why are they asteroids in the hemisphere ...
dreamer... General Talk 43 2,795 09-19-2008, 02:47 PM
  Thread: hey hey hey
Post: Re: hey hey hey

Change your name to something that's not so similar to "thought criminal". Like "George Gorilla" or something.
dreamer... School Talk 15 2,121 09-19-2008, 02:26 PM

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