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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 feel forced again to put a subject here - its very painful to see that message...
Post: i feel forced again to put a subject here - its ve...

I must say, what Steve writes is really quite interesting. Take the time to read his articles; you'll learn (or, perhaps, realize/recognize) a thing or 2.
Lime Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 2 2,198 07-08-2014, 02:29 PM
  Thread: Ok, disregard this now... (Formerly: Religion... fuck it to the hell it has made up)
Post: RE: Ok, disregard this now... (Formerly: Religion....

(07-05-2014 01:09 AM)REBAG102 Wrote:  Did you ever try talking to your parents CALMLY about it and why you hate so much? Please remember that if all our parents were completely rational people, ...
Lime School Talk 9 4,562 07-08-2014, 10:03 AM
  Thread: You Have a Voice, Fucking Use it!
Post: You Have a Voice, Fucking Use it!

Everybody knows that kids hate school, but they accept it because of its supposed benefits. Confirming their thoughts by yelling and writing letters will not do anything. There's also the problem that...
Lime Youth Rights 21 7,432 07-07-2014, 02:50 AM
  Thread: This is the most lame field trip ever.
Post: RE: This is the most lame field trip ever.

(03-23-2014 09:40 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  Wow. You're very sheltered. I, for one, never heard about any of my peers engaging in such activities when I was in 8th grade. For that matter, I don't he...
Lime School Talk 31 13,357 04-06-2014, 12:25 PM
  Thread: This is the most lame field trip ever.
Post: RE: This is the most lame field trip ever.

(03-22-2014 02:26 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  nd if some kid gets caught having sex or smoking weed I don't think 8th graders are going to do either of those. :/
Lime School Talk 31 13,357 03-23-2014, 01:48 AM
  Thread: closed.
Post: Falling asleep in classroom

I try not to fall asleep, but often end up doing so anyway. It's called microsleeping from what I've read, and you don't have a whole lot of control over it. Trying to keep yourself from dozing out ha...
Lime School Talk 16 5,261 03-04-2014, 11:36 AM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: RE: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

(01-25-2014 02:01 PM)Trar Wrote:  All I'd want is a pistol. Preferably a dependable and relatively simple one for home defense; carrying guns around in public gives you a dangerous mentality. I'...
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 01-31-2014, 09:00 AM
  Thread: Ranting on Tumblr with Arrogant People...
Post: RE: Ranting on Tumblr with Arrogant People...

(01-27-2014 12:03 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Pretty much summed it up right there. I can pretty much sum up that cretin's post in a jiffy too. "You don't like (some stupid thing in school), so you ar...
Lime School Talk 36 10,071 01-29-2014, 09:05 AM
  Thread: Ranting on Tumblr with Arrogant People...
Post: RE: Ranting on Tumblr with Arrogant People...

Quote:People complain waaaaaay too much about high school. Slaves complain waaaaaay too much about plantation work. Quote:Just because you don’t like homework doesn’t mean there’s something wrong wit...
Lime School Talk 36 10,071 01-27-2014, 11:43 AM
  Thread: Good Learning Resources?
Post: Good Learning Resources?

Thanks, that should help.
Lime Alternative Learning & Income 9 6,817 01-20-2014, 02:53 AM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

You can buy a SPAS-12? Thought they were rare. :S Note: Oh, look at that, you actually can. And here I was thinking this thing was only found in any significant quantity in video games.
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 01-19-2014, 02:22 PM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: RE: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

(01-09-2014 09:28 AM)Missile Wrote:  I live in Texas, and I think wikipedia's illegal CCP is illegal is bullcrap. actually some of my friends say that thier relatives pretty much have ENTIRE ARM...
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 01-19-2014, 07:40 AM
  Thread: Something one of my teachers said
Post: Something one of my teachers said

You know, maybe should actually hope the government implements longer school hours, just to demonstrate how much of a fuckup that'd be. Best of all, it's not even voluntary! Of course, given that we ...
Lime School Talk 12 2,879 01-19-2014, 04:45 AM
  Thread: Discrimination against females!
Post: Discrimination against females!

Quote:(even tho you can't legally use pistol to shoot someone unarmed, can you shoot armed with melee weapon tho? You can, as long as you can demonstrate you were seriously threatened with severe bodi...
Lime Philosophy, Politics & History 80 47,934 01-19-2014, 04:37 AM
  Thread: More dumb statements from teachers!
Post: More dumb statements from teachers!

I enjoy books I'm interested in. Much more so than reading the same material on the internet. But no, you're not going to make people want to read books by forcing them to do so. And as far as I'm co...
Lime School Talk 8 3,031 01-19-2014, 04:14 AM
  Thread: Good Learning Resources?
Post: Good Learning Resources?

Does anyone know a site for learning math & spanish? My teachers in both subjects aren't up to par, so I'd rather try self-educating.
Lime Alternative Learning & Income 9 6,817 01-18-2014, 05:43 AM
  Thread: Stupidest article ever?
Post: Stupidest article ever?

Quote:I think they should just teach both with no bias, and let the student make their own choice. I'd say you should teach whatever has the most evidence, and tell students that. ("We are teaching th...
Lime School Talk 16 5,744 01-17-2014, 01:20 PM
  Thread: Article: "Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?"
Post: Article: "Is the American School System Damaging O...

Sudbury Valley's students seem to be doing just fine. I don't know where it is that people get it into their heads that children are opposed to learning.
Lime Youth Rights 17 10,106 01-17-2014, 06:45 AM
  Thread: school shooter
Post: school shooter

Fake & ghey :P BTW, if you really thought this actually happened, take a look at the website url. Quote:or maybe...the Son Of Rambo...with a semi-auto M-60 I'm not sure that you can even buy a s...
Lime News 5 2,401 01-17-2014, 06:39 AM
  Thread: Tiger Moms?
Post: Tiger Moms?

Extremely damaging style of parenting, but because those kids aren't being starved or raped, nobody cares. We all know that kids are stupid and need to be "disciplined" and bullied around anyway to le...
Lime Youth Rights 17 6,058 01-14-2014, 09:17 AM
  Thread: Article: "Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?"
Post: Article: "Is the American School System Damaging O...

Yes, certainly. This problem is FAR from exclusive to Americans though. A lot of the students in foreign countries that our politicians compare our students to have to live through even more mentally ...
Lime Youth Rights 17 10,106 01-14-2014, 09:11 AM
  Thread: I could practically kill any unarmed person in my school
Post: I could practically kill any unarmed person in my ...

Quote:And groin attacks can be lethal, but it's just not likely. If you bust their nuts, perhaps, but you probably won't incapacitate a druggie anytime soon.
Lime School Talk 17 7,583 01-14-2014, 09:08 AM
  Thread: Never in a Million Years
Post: Never in a Million Years

I actually made 3rd place in the science fair for my subjects. Whoop-de-doo. Honestly, I didn't even try to make the actual presentation competitive. As far as I'm concerned, it was a big project tha...
Lime School Talk 2 1,940 01-14-2014, 09:07 AM
  Thread: School is creepy.
Post: School is creepy.

Quote:No specie is ever comfortable killing its own for any idea or belief. Plenty are, I'd say. Quote:You cant really ever justify killing a fellow human no matter how wrong or evil they are. You all...
Lime School Talk 25 10,139 01-14-2014, 09:01 AM
  Thread: I could practically kill any unarmed person in my school
Post: I could practically kill any unarmed person in my ...

Quote:Go for the groin. It disarms anyone, and you won't accidentally kill someone. And NOBODY wants their junk getting hurt. Also careful with what you say on the internet. People have had the FBI ...
Lime School Talk 17 7,583 01-14-2014, 08:55 AM
  Thread: Dear Obama, stop wasting money on school
Post: Dear Obama, stop wasting money on school

Spending money to improve education is OK, spending more money to allow longer hours of the same inhumane stuff that doesn't work is not.
Lime School Talk 5 3,755 01-13-2014, 04:31 AM
  Thread: School is creepy.
Post: School is creepy.

Quote:Did you know that current military training is intended to make troops less hesitant in killing their fellow man by making the act of shooting another human being a mechanical response(via condi...
Lime School Talk 25 10,139 01-13-2014, 04:24 AM
  Thread: "Why are you so quiet?" "Why don't you ever talk?"
Post: RE: "Why are you so quiet?" "Why don't you ever ta...

(12-21-2013 07:35 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  Some idiot tried to "save" me from "insanity" because I think cartoon horses (namely, Derpy Hooves) would make better wives than most real people. (I don'...
Lime School Talk 53 23,580 12-21-2013, 10:53 AM
  Thread: "Why are you so quiet?" "Why don't you ever talk?"
Post: "Why are you so quiet?" "Why don't you ever talk?"

I usually sit alone at lunch. I have friends and I'll go with them if there aren't any empty seats, but I've never really been able dedicate myself to sitting with a group of people in the long term. ...
Lime School Talk 53 23,580 12-20-2013, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

I'd be most concerned that I'd be made a priority target by any criminals hoping to start something.
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 12-20-2013, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

I live in Texas. Do they even allow open carry? Wikipedia says it's illegal. >_< I guess if everyone around you can be seen packing heat, that would deter a hell lot of a criminals. If you're...
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 12-19-2013, 03:24 PM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: RE: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

(12-18-2013 04:25 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Thus their illegal in the sense there is no possible legal way of being allowed to carry a sword in public as a means of self-defense. Even guns have pe...
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 12-19-2013, 10:36 AM
  Thread: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!
Post: Guns, Guns and MOAR GUNZ?!

Quote:You can get a permit for a pistol, but swords are just plain illegal in most places. Strange, I haven't seen any restrictions on them in the US. AFAIK you can just buy them right off the interne...
Lime General Talk 46 10,823 12-18-2013, 12:54 PM
  Thread: Why do students refuse to believe they have rights?
Post: Why do students refuse to believe they have rights...

If you have rights, you can go home at the curfew time anyway. What's the point of the youth curfews, anyway?
Lime School Talk 21 8,264 12-18-2013, 12:01 PM
  Thread: Why do students refuse to believe they have rights?
Post: Why do students refuse to believe they have rights...

It's because they don't. On the other hand, if you asked whether they should have rights, and they answered no, then they're just brainwashed.
Lime School Talk 21 8,264 12-18-2013, 08:42 AM
  Thread: Deadliest Warrior on Spike
Post: Deadliest Warrior on Spike

I wouldn't particularly agree with their assessment that the AKM is more powerful than the M4A1. Granted the AK fires a larger bullet that packs more energy, but unlike the 5.56 it only yaws. The M4A1...
Lime Movies/TV/Videos/Books 10 2,950 12-17-2013, 06:51 PM
  Thread: Found A Baseball. Now what?
Post: Found A Baseball. Now what?

Heck no. I've never had a genuine baseball in my life, even one that's smothered in ancient rotting leaves, cow shit, and worm poop.
Lime School Talk 10 4,910 12-17-2013, 06:38 PM
  Thread: Found A Baseball. Now what?
Post: Found A Baseball. Now what?

On Friday, I found a dirty baseball on a lot near the school while I was waiting for the bus. It was completely covered in grime, but I figured it would be easy enough to clean up. I gave it a throw, ...
Lime School Talk 10 4,910 12-17-2013, 01:29 PM
  Thread: ...
Post: ...

If school is compulsory, at least give them some goddamn universal human rights other than some peachy shit like the right to an education (yeah, well you didn't give us the right to have education fo...
Lime School Talk 30 9,828 12-17-2013, 01:00 PM
  Thread: ...
Post: ...

Although it tends to be biased in favor of liberals and atheists, I generally find Rationalwiki quite useful. It does have some good counter-arguments and explanations of fallacies. I can't stand the...
Lime School Talk 30 9,828 12-16-2013, 09:16 AM
  Thread: Hansgrohe's Dive into Deism and Theism
Post: RE: Hansgrohe's Dive into Deism and Theism

(12-14-2013 02:12 PM)DoA Wrote:  So I'd be a nonreligious gnostic theist? (Don't like religious practices, DO recognize the existence of a specific God, do believe in such being possible.) Do yo...
Lime Philosophy, Politics & History 13 6,743 12-15-2013, 03:57 AM
  Thread: Hansgrohe's Dive into Deism and Theism
Post: Hansgrohe's Dive into Deism and Theism

Actually, a theist can have a religion. Theist=Belief in god. In fact, if you take the broadest definition of theism (which I believe makes it easier and simpler for everyone), deism would fall under ...
Lime Philosophy, Politics & History 13 6,743 12-14-2013, 10:56 AM
  Thread: worst dream you ever had
Post: worst dream you ever had

I had a bad dream a while ago, although it ended OK. My parents were away, and they hired a babysitter. He was sitting on the couch and watching TV. My brother looked at him from the second story flo...
Lime Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 85 41,272 12-13-2013, 03:13 PM
  Thread: "You could be in China making cheap toys!"
Post: "You could be in China making cheap toys!"

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-emotion Now replace "eat his sheep's brain with chopped liver and brussel sprouts" with "go to school", and "food" with "education".
Lime Youth Rights 12 6,542 12-11-2013, 10:20 AM
  Thread: Creepypasta about never-ending school!
Post: Creepypasta about never-ending school!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Ma...chLocation ^
Lime School Talk 11 6,323 12-10-2013, 11:13 AM
  Thread: When does parental authority end? (NationStates thread)
Post: When does parental authority end? (NationStates th...

Some of this shit just makes me angry. Like this gem of a reply: Quote:Quote:Quote:Quote:So now what? Gonna let a 6-year-old go off on a spiritual awakening all by his lonesome self? Please. Yes. ...
Lime Youth Rights 13 6,924 12-10-2013, 09:49 AM
  Thread: School Shooting in Nevada
Post: School Shooting in Nevada

Quote:Would you like to expand on that? What kind of personality traits are you thinking of? Quiet, unintrusive, mostly. I've also seen such people described as kind and helpful. Am I kind and helpf...
Lime News 16 8,069 10-28-2013, 01:49 AM
  Thread: This would be a great study
Post: This would be a great study

3 months? I don't even get that much. Texas, I think, has lower standardized test averages and academic performance and what not, while also possessing longer school hours and shorter breaks. I remem...
Lime Youth Rights 5 2,840 10-27-2013, 06:18 AM
  Thread: School Shooting in Nevada
Post: School Shooting in Nevada

Quote:Plus why should you feel it a problem. Everytime you replay the level, the same characters appear. They don't really die because they're just computer-generated images that represent a human. Th...
Lime News 16 8,069 10-27-2013, 06:11 AM
  Thread: Group Projects
Post: Group Projects

The project was already done. The teacher had set up guidelines that we were supposed to follow, and my group ended up not doing any of that. When I asked about it, they simply responded that it didn...
Lime School Talk 6 3,672 10-27-2013, 06:07 AM

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