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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: In general, how long does it take to become experienced at a job
Post: RE: In general, how long does it take to become ex...

Schools in some places have paid apprenticeships. In North America they tend to be limited to trades like plumbing but elsewhere many fields are available.
Kirby Alternative Learning & Income 5 2,221 07-02-2014, 03:59 AM
  Thread: Nothing
Post: RE: Phones in reading periods (DEAR or whatever yo...

How about treating students as responsible people and letting them use their phones as long as they aren't being disruptive. (06-29-2014 12:07 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  No. I'd strive for a C for...
Kirby School Talk 8 1,903 07-02-2014, 03:50 AM
  Thread: My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic
Post: RE: My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic

(06-29-2014 11:49 PM)Efs Wrote:  It's quite interesting to note the correlation between autism and teens/young adults who watch MLP. I don't think there is a correlation. Some people find it un...
Kirby Movies/TV/Videos/Books 91 21,850 07-02-2014, 03:40 AM
  Thread: Being Gay Shouldn't be Bad*
Post: RE: Being Gay Shouldn't be Bad*

(06-23-2014 09:06 PM)Ferigeras Wrote:  Same goes with masturbation, eating any kind of meat, sex before marriage, women that enjoy their life, and ANYTHING that makes happy. What if it makes a ...
Kirby Youth Rights 41 15,013 07-02-2014, 03:19 AM
  Thread: My name is BuzzRando, and I am joining the Forum
Post: RE: My name is BuzzRando, and I am joining the For...

(06-30-2014 10:18 PM)Weswammy Wrote:  This user's banned. Duelix puppet. The post seemed like a caricature of a person with autism but there are strange people out there.
Kirby Welcome! 11 3,333 07-02-2014, 03:06 AM
  Thread: My name is BuzzRando, and I am joining the Forum
Post: RE: My name is BuzzRando, and I am joining the For...

(06-27-2014 03:19 AM)BuzzRando Wrote:  I once played a video game, but it gave me severe anxiety and I had to stop. I once watched anime, but I got severe anxiety and I had to stop. Which ani...
Kirby Welcome! 11 3,333 06-30-2014, 10:03 PM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

(05-31-2012 12:29 PM)Wes Wrote:  People will just go to a back alley rabbi to do it with sharpened butter knife on an ironing board. It's like abortion. Exactly. But really all this means is tha...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 92 34,959 06-02-2012, 03:40 AM
  Thread: The stupidest anti-paedophilia argument ever.
Post: RE: The stupidest anti-paedophilia argument ever.

(05-31-2012 08:37 AM)cuttlefishCuller Wrote:  the trauma comes not from sex itself, unless you're really awful at it, but from how society views sex with minors. granted, society is stupid about...
Kirby General Talk 59 19,205 06-02-2012, 03:36 AM
  Thread: Interesting read: the Constitution is Unfit to Exist
Post: RE: Interesting read: the Constitution is Unfit to...

[IMG]http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5674/qpspf.jpg[/IMG] The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 13 7,105 05-31-2012, 07:42 AM
  Thread: The stupidest anti-paedophilia argument ever.
Post: RE: The stupidest anti-paedophilia argument ever.

(05-31-2012 07:10 AM)cuttlefishCuller Wrote:  the numerous social aspects. the act itself is pretty straightforward. Why do they need to understand the non-physical aspects?
Kirby General Talk 59 19,205 05-31-2012, 07:27 AM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

Beginner but not super noob. I can read hiragana and katakana phonetically but I can only understand it if it's pretty simple. Soulriserが可愛いですよ!
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-31-2012, 07:22 AM
  Thread: The stupidest anti-paedophilia argument ever.
Post: RE: The stupidest anti-paedophilia argument ever.

(05-31-2012 05:49 AM)cuttlefishCuller Wrote:  Children become mature enough to understand sex at different ages, which is true. What's there to understand?
Kirby General Talk 59 19,205 05-31-2012, 07:09 AM
  Thread: Commission proposes decriminalization of drugs for personal use
Post: RE: Commission proposes decriminalization of drugs...

This will make some people happy but it's not actually going to give people more freedom. The principle is still that the government can dictate whatever it wants to.
Kirby News 1 1,720 05-30-2012, 03:28 PM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

(05-30-2012 03:13 PM)gore goroth Wrote:  Foreskin requires cleaning and can get infected. If it's such a big issue then it would fall under 'medically necessary'.
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 92 34,959 05-30-2012, 03:18 PM
  Thread: USA or United Arab Emirates
Post: RE: USA or United Arab Emirates

Better bring some fried chicken before HoS chokes a bitch.
Kirby General Talk 32 7,981 05-30-2012, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

Unless it's medically necessary it's wrong and unjust to perform any surgical procedure on children. This includes circumcision. But like Wes said it's not like it's going to be banned any time soon. ...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 92 34,959 05-30-2012, 03:10 PM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

Never heard of it. I've only read two medieval Japanese books: the Life-Giving Sword by Yagyu Munenori (the swordsman) and the Unfettered Mind by Takuan Sōhō (the monk). I bought them both at the same...
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-30-2012, 02:55 PM
  Thread: Unusual weed experience??
Post: RE: Unusual weed experience??

Speaking from personal experience, I'd say you were high.
Kirby Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 7 3,094 05-30-2012, 02:38 PM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

(05-30-2012 05:46 AM)hahaha12345 Wrote:  who are you? I lurked this site starting in 2004 and started posting in 2006. I had admin powers and over 9000 posts. Then I had a teenage breakdown, lef...
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-30-2012, 02:30 PM
  Thread: Capitalism is the cause of world hunger.
Post: RE: Capitalism is the cause of world hunger.

No one has answered my question yet. The word capitalism is probably the most useless word in the English language at the moment. Chances are everybody in this thread is using it to mean something dif...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 27 15,298 05-30-2012, 01:57 PM
  Thread: Yet another scholarship slips past me
Post: RE: Yet another scholarship slips past me

I'm from commie Canada so I get cheap education. What are you taking and how much does it cost? I've heard university costs in the US are retarded but I don't know exact figures.
Kirby School Talk 10 4,667 05-29-2012, 02:48 PM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

Lol. Why would anyone pretend to be me? I don't even have super mod powers now.
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-29-2012, 02:28 PM
  Thread: New MMO allows sexual interactions between gamers
Post: RE: New MMO allows sexual interactions between gam...

Thanks. I keep half downloading it from a DDL site that doesn't support reconnecting and was too lazy to get a torrent.
Kirby Games 41 26,466 05-29-2012, 01:02 PM
  Thread: New MMO allows sexual interactions between gamers
Post: RE: New MMO allows sexual interactions between gam...

I've only played part 1 with the monster laboratory thing. Guess I may as well download it now.
Kirby Games 41 26,466 05-29-2012, 12:47 PM
  Thread: Stalin: Smooth Criminal
Post: Stalin: Smooth Criminal

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/Stalin_1902.jpg/446px-Stalin_1902.jpg[/img] Damn sexy dictators.
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 3 1,603 05-29-2012, 12:37 PM
  Thread: New MMO allows sexual interactions between gamers
Post: RE: New MMO allows sexual interactions between gam...

Monster Girl Quest is pretty good. Gotta love fluffy tail up the butt. [img]http://images.wikia.com/monstergirlquest/images/b/b4/Tamamo.png[/img] Maybe Kalivho should play it. How can it be rape if ...
Kirby Games 41 26,466 05-29-2012, 09:30 AM
  Thread: Kill thousands to save millions
Post: RE: Kill thousands to save millions

The US population density is 33.7 people per km^2 (87.4 per sq. mi. for imperial scum). That means everyone has about 30 000 m^2 or 319 000 sq. feet. Of course you need to take into the carrying capac...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 55 17,869 05-29-2012, 07:02 AM
  Thread: ITT: We discuss alternative history
Post: RE: ITT: We discuss alternative history

(05-28-2012 06:43 AM)Derchin Wrote:  What if Russia had landed on the moon? Probably just the temporary demoralization of America. Or epic space battles. (05-28-2012 06:43 AM)Derchin Wrote: &n...
Kirby General Talk 18 3,019 05-29-2012, 06:04 AM
  Thread: Time Capsule
Post: RE: Time Capsule

A copy of all of Obomba's speeches and a list of the innocents who been blown up by drones, murdered by soldiers, and starved to death from embargoes. And for good measure the people who have been tor...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,824 05-29-2012, 05:49 AM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

I guess you caught me. Before I blow my head off I wanted to string up this nigger.
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 92 34,959 05-29-2012, 05:02 AM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

Sorry for oppressing you by being a member of a group which I had no choice being part of. I guess I'll go commit suicide and kill all my straight white friends. :)
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 92 34,959 05-29-2012, 04:58 AM
  Thread: House Passes HR 4133 Binding the US to Israel and Their War Agenda
Post: RE: House Passes HR 4133 Binding the US to Israel ...

Kinda makes you reconsider what conspiracy theorists have to say about Zionism...
Kirby News 12 5,663 05-29-2012, 03:04 AM
  Thread: Crazy feminist stuff.
Post: RE: Crazy feminist stuff.

Reverse sexism doesn't exist because discrimination against men and masculinity is just sexism. The article at The Gender Blender Blog says that sexism is prejudice plus power but as far as I'm concer...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 92 34,959 05-29-2012, 03:00 AM
  Thread: Old news: 51 year old marries 16 year old in Las Vegas.
Post: RE: Old news: 51 year old marries 16 year old in L...

If anything it's ephebophilia which is the preference for pubescent individuals. Pedophilia is the preference for pre-pubescent children.
Kirby Youth Rights 16 10,184 05-29-2012, 12:20 AM
  Thread: Old news: 51 year old marries 16 year old in Las Vegas.
Post: RE: Old news: 51 year old marries 16 year old in L...

I also think she's too young to get married but I support her right to do it. I was joking before but not entirely. Without knowing someone personally, puberty is the only good measure of adulthood. ...
Kirby Youth Rights 16 10,184 05-28-2012, 11:01 PM
  Thread: Old news: 51 year old marries 16 year old in Las Vegas.
Post: RE: Old news: 51 year old marries 16 year old in L...

If there's grass on the field, play ball.
Kirby Youth Rights 16 10,184 05-28-2012, 05:45 AM
  Thread: The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughter Into Trouble At School
Post: RE: The 'Inappropriate' Outfit That Got My Daughte...

DEM LEGS
Kirby School Talk 28 16,105 05-28-2012, 05:06 AM
  Thread: Pacifism
Post: RE: Pacifism

Violent revolution is mostly pointless. Any type of fundamental change in the structure of society must be done by changing opinions. Unless the violence is preceded by this change, the only differenc...
Kirby Best of School Survival 30 19,254 05-28-2012, 04:23 AM
  Thread: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary
Post: RE: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary

I think people should learn calculus in high school even if they will never use it again. However there are many people who disagree with me which is why there needs to be a market in education. Paren...
Kirby School Talk 58 18,200 05-28-2012, 04:07 AM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

Thanks for the welcome guys. (05-28-2012 03:19 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  just a kid Is that ageism I detect? :P
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-28-2012, 03:53 AM
  Thread: Capitalism is the cause of world hunger.
Post: RE: Capitalism is the cause of world hunger.

Capitalism is an auto-antonym. Some people use capitalism to mean the market system that exists in most places today, i.e. a mixed market economy. Other people use the word to mean an ideal free marke...
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 27 15,298 05-27-2012, 04:38 PM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

I plan on going to Japan and teaching English. I just finished a college diploma in computer technology but a few months ago I realized that technology is not the career I'm interested in. I seem to h...
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-27-2012, 04:30 PM
  Thread: The NSA is intercepting 1.7 billion American electronic communications, daily
Post: RE: The NSA is intercepting 1.7 billion American e...

The infographic says 1.7 billion emails, etc. but I doubt they are all American. The official purpose of the NSA is to collect foreign intelligence which means they are also storing everything else th...
Kirby Youth Rights 5 2,358 05-27-2012, 07:25 AM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: I'm back

I'm back (again). I'll try not to be sanctimonious smart-ass this time around. Also, in an interesting turn of events, I'm going to be a teacher.
Kirby Welcome! 24 5,063 05-27-2012, 07:12 AM
  Thread: Why can't Duelix and I have a gay marriage?
Post: Re: Why can't Duelix and I have a gay marriage?

You're all faggots.
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 25 5,257 04-18-2010, 11:51 AM
  Thread: A Youths Wisdom?
Post: Re: A Youths Wisdom?

Like I said, it depends on what is being promoted. Certain ideas are more palatable to the average person than others. I didn't mean to say this thing should be written off entirely. A video promoting...
Kirby Youth Rights 8 2,007 02-25-2010, 02:17 PM
  Thread: Being Happy.
Post: Re: Being Happy.

Buddhism says true happiness occurs after the cessation of all desire, including the desire for happiness.
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 16 1,755 02-24-2010, 01:27 AM
  Thread: A Youths Wisdom?
Post: Re: A Youths Wisdom?

Unless it caters to the popular prejudices of the day, nothing will come of this. If someone proposes radical action to liberate students from schools they would likely ignore it with disgust.
Kirby Youth Rights 8 2,007 02-24-2010, 01:24 AM
  Thread: New Plan Lets Top HS Students Graduate 2 Years Early
Post: Re: New Plan Lets Top HS Students Graduate 2 Years...

"Move-on-when-ready" is a good idea and certainly more towards real education. Still, I am pessimistic about anything to do with alleged school reform.
Kirby Alternative Learning & Income 4 3,043 02-24-2010, 01:24 AM
  Thread: Being Happy.
Post: Re: Being Happy.

Happiness is not a pleasurable state. It is being in a state of human perfection. This may be extremely painful if you are punished for standing against injustice.
Kirby Philosophy, Politics & History 16 1,755 02-23-2010, 01:44 PM

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