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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: Promoting learning outside of school.
Post: Promoting learning outside of school.

I'm wondering about short videos like 30-seconds-to-two-minutes long and just a bunch of things where people deliberately do things in as wrong and a stupid manner as possible. Text: You wouldn't a...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 11 5,336 02-21-2016, 08:50 AM
  Thread: What hates school, loves learning, and isn't doomed?
Post: What hates school, loves learning, and isn't doome...

We could say Libris-Learner as in Libris, not Gratis. Still gets the 'free' idea out and the right 'free' too.
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 109 58,625 02-21-2016, 08:42 AM
  Thread: 10 Reasons Students Should Go on Strike
Post: 10 Reasons Students Should Go on Strike

Hmmm...what about making cirriculums and hash-tagging them? Study guides on Khan Academy, even. Or just a list of recommened things from Coursera or whatever? Or powerpoints on random popular thing...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 21 9,244 02-21-2016, 08:38 AM
  Thread: Highly Sensitive People
Post: Highly Sensitive People

You know...lots of this sounds like stuff people on the spectrum complain about. I am now curious as to whether HSP is sort of somehow related Spectrum is 1 in 45 which means we expect around 25% of...
Trekkie_Aspie Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 8 3,287 02-21-2016, 08:34 AM
  Thread: Girl, 9, denied inhaler during coughing fit, per school district policy
Post: Girl, 9, denied inhaler during coughing fit, per s...

Whut?
Trekkie_Aspie News 6 4,364 10-03-2015, 05:11 AM
  Thread: learning webdev/programming
Post: learning webdev/programming

Codeacademy, maybe?
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 5 3,679 08-13-2015, 10:21 AM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

I made an objection letter on tumblr so,I'll just leave it down here: http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/p...he-contact
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 05-12-2015, 08:37 AM
  Thread: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network
Post: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

We had anything to do with 'flatulence' blocked when I was at upper school. Including the word 'wind'. And then we had to do coursework on the wind poem. Ted Hughes, I think?
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 37 17,796 05-10-2015, 07:41 PM
  Thread: Neurocosmopolitanism - (AKA seeing autism as more normal)
Post: Neurocosmopolitanism - (AKA seeing autism as more ...

Hansgrohe: I think we might be able to do something here, regarding the 'fit' of the information. Practical guidance for schools brainstorming, for one thing. The 'social model' of disability is on...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 1 1,885 05-10-2015, 07:39 PM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

SwiftEscudo: Uhh....it really can't be cured in any way. Your actual brain wiring hasn't changed, in any way.
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 05-10-2015, 07:31 PM
  Thread: Update on Catalyst Learning Network
Post: Update on Catalyst Learning Network

I'm so proud of everybody.
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,730 05-03-2015, 12:38 AM
  Thread: Update on Catalyst Learning Network
Post: Update on Catalyst Learning Network

America, right? Cause when looked up EST, I got carribean, Panama, or somewhere around new york. Though this may be a helpful link for people: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html M...
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,730 04-29-2015, 07:06 AM
  Thread: Update on Catalyst Learning Network
Post: Update on Catalyst Learning Network

What timezone is that?
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,730 04-26-2015, 09:04 AM
  Thread: Commercial School Posters
Post: Commercial School Posters

That THINK post is so silly. As if making the blindingly obvious statement that "It's raining" is helpful, necessary or kind. And people do that all the time.
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 12 4,573 04-26-2015, 01:01 AM
  Thread: Hangout tonight, DOES YOUR CHILD HATE SCHOOL?
Post: Hangout tonight, DOES YOUR CHILD HATE SCHOOL?

Hmmmm
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 3 2,279 04-25-2015, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Found an interesting thing about homework
Post: Found an interesting thing about homework

Quote:Homework An unnecessary evil? … Surprising Findings From New Research By Alfie Kohn Go here: http://www.alfiekohn.org/blogs/homework-...rint=print
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 0 1,171 04-20-2015, 10:16 PM
  Thread: I'm a Parent...
Post: I'm a Parent...

Just in case Casper ever comes back, there is a difference between slavery (school-as-usual) and volunteering (alternatives)
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 45 9,173 04-20-2015, 01:01 AM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

http://www.siautism.net/Articles/AutismSpeaks.pdf
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 04-12-2015, 05:25 AM
  Thread: I'm a Parent...
Post: I'm a Parent...

@CaspertheGhost: When I need to know about a quadratic equation, I will look up how they work. In the meantime, I'd prefer if the school system stuck to useful skills, at the very least.
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 45 9,173 04-09-2015, 01:11 PM
  Thread: I'm a Parent...
Post: I'm a Parent...

@Casperthegoth: When in your adult life have you ever been restricted to learning with people born only within eleven months or so of your birthdate?
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 45 9,173 04-09-2015, 09:16 AM
  Thread: I'm a Parent...
Post: I'm a Parent...

The dictionary definition of slavery is "To work very hard without proper appreciation or renumeration." No owner is required.
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 45 9,173 04-09-2015, 08:25 AM
  Thread: I'm a Parent...
Post: I'm a Parent...

Quote: Initially, the approach that my step-son has been taking has been quite aggressively anti-school. I don't lack in understanding of this. I have tried to relay to him my own negative experiences...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 45 9,173 04-09-2015, 08:07 AM
  Thread: "It's normal for teenagers to feel out of sorts"
Post: "It's normal for teenagers to feel out of sorts"

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Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 13 8,000 04-08-2015, 03:08 PM
  Thread: No "Sources" for a Research Paper
Post: No "Sources" for a Research Paper

Nah, you don't buy the textbooks. You just google things regarding the company and use them as sources and make the earlier argument. The other thing you could do is just take the sources apart piec...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 16 4,543 04-07-2015, 09:33 AM
  Thread: "It's normal for teenagers to feel out of sorts"
Post: "It's normal for teenagers to feel out of sorts"

I will never forget one of my lower-school teachers. Apparently, being 30 years older means you're right about things like bird-berries. Umm...no. I mean, it's one thing to pull that shit if the...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 13 8,000 04-06-2015, 01:18 AM
  Thread: No "Sources" for a Research Paper
Post: No "Sources" for a Research Paper

Okay...are there any 'typical' textboooks you would expect a class like yours to use? Or companies, at least. Failing that, do they actually pay attention to what's cited in the database? If they d...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 16 4,543 04-04-2015, 04:30 AM
  Thread: No "Sources" for a Research Paper
Post: No "Sources" for a Research Paper

What textbook company do you use? Maybe you could find something by the same company and cite that - I mean, it's clearly a good quality source if it's the textbook, right? Or at least that's the ar...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 16 4,543 04-04-2015, 12:17 AM
  Thread: The Finnish Model
Post: RE: The Finnish Model

(07-10-2014 05:07 PM)Evan92 Wrote:   (07-10-2014 02:21 PM)DoA Wrote:  If we were to copy this model, it would not be possible for us to Finnish first. Get it? Get it? Ah, forget it. Anyway...
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 13 4,509 04-04-2015, 12:09 AM
  Thread: The School Survival Movement: Abolish Compulsory Schooling
Post: The School Survival Movement: Abolish Compulsory S...

So, when you put out a fire, what should it be replaced with?
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 123 62,864 04-03-2015, 04:41 AM
  Thread: Some quotes
Post: Some quotes

But you can't make a silk purse out of a pig's ear, either.
Trekkie_Aspie Philosophy, Politics & History 5 2,463 04-03-2015, 03:47 AM
  Thread: School is a "Prison"?
Post: School is a "Prison"?

Prison = Somewhere where you actually have to commit a crime to get sentenced to (ideally) and have certain rights in order for the placement to go ahead. Like...the right to a fair trial. School =...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 10 3,506 04-03-2015, 03:39 AM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: RE: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

(03-31-2015 01:41 PM)Missile Wrote:   (03-30-2015 10:44 PM)Trekkie_Aspie Wrote:  I saw one of them - it was the mother who was complaining about not being able to leave her autistic child a...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 04-03-2015, 03:18 AM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

I saw one of them - it was the mother who was complaining about not being able to leave her autistic child alone while she went to a cocktail party. The child in question was somewhere between 3 and...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 03-30-2015, 10:44 PM
  Thread: This might help to convince parents to try alternatives
Post: This might help to convince parents to try alterna...

As might this: [img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/airfoil.png[/img] Hint: Schools mostly do the wrong one.
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 5 9,504 01-23-2015, 11:03 AM
  Thread: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal
Post: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social...

Pssht...we all know they're dealing with cyberbullying so they don't have to deal with physical bullying to make it look like they're doing something about it. I mean, I was perfectly capable of bloc...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 15 6,247 01-23-2015, 11:02 AM
  Thread: how can parents explain to the school that they support their kid in 'dropping out'?
Post: how can parents explain to the school that they su...

Googled "Ohio homeschool notification sample letter" and got this site at the top. http://peachhomeschool.org/wp-content/up...-Form1.pdf
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 16 7,271 01-17-2015, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Your homework is not your homework
Post: Your homework is not your homework

Yeh. For fun: try looking up the abusive relationship/cult warning signs and see how many apply to school.
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 7 3,517 01-17-2015, 09:22 AM
  Thread: school is anti-night people
Post: school is anti-night people

You might want to take a look at this lot!
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 12 4,123 01-16-2015, 10:02 AM
  Thread: My parents wanted me to tell "all of you idiots" that I don't do my work
Post: My parents wanted me to tell "all of you idiots" ...

Dear: cooldud3's parents. Re: cooldud3 doesn't do his work Please would you do me a favour and read things from Holt? Another good idea might be to read things by A.S Neil a.k.a the founder of Summe...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 25 4,770 01-16-2015, 01:07 AM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: RE: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

(01-14-2015 08:46 PM)Sociopath Wrote:  They're also anti-vax. That's bad enough already. The organization reeks of patronizing paternalism, which is also apparent in the fact that not only are n...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 01-15-2015, 04:23 AM
  Thread: "These Kids Today" and technology...
Post: "These Kids Today" and technology...

"Kids these days/Stuffy elders/Horrible new media" has been a problem since Socrates and Plato. None of these complaints are new - it's only the delivery and the specifics that change.
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 10 3,891 01-15-2015, 04:20 AM
  Thread: The REAL purpose of school (conspiracy theories here)
Post: RE: The REAL purpose of school (conspiracy theorie...

(12-25-2014 09:49 PM)Jop Wrote:   (12-25-2014 09:43 PM)MariaPatterson Wrote:  School is the roof where we get different kinds of knowledge, which is very beneficial. There are plenty things...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 23 10,466 01-01-2015, 01:34 PM
  Thread: Depression and school
Post: Depression and school

This might help!: http://www.startschoollater.net/whats-the-big-deal.html
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 22 15,948 01-01-2015, 01:23 PM
  Thread: Has anyone here heard of Praxis?
Post: Has anyone here heard of Praxis?

Doesn't the word "Praxis" have to do with movement?
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 6 3,616 01-01-2015, 07:32 AM
  Thread: My dad thinks this site is putting bullshit in my head
Post: My dad thinks this site is putting bullshit in my ...

Show him some of these sites: https://www.google.co.uk/#q=homeschoolin...+and+1990s In other words, regardless of school being worse or not now, it was bad in the 1980s-1990s. Maybe make that point...
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 23 3,325 01-01-2015, 07:13 AM
  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: RE: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

(12-30-2014 11:19 PM)Rule_BreakerXVIII Wrote:  Y'know, I can never tell who's autistic, gay, depressed, hindu, muslim, christian, or [insert any description which is blown out of proportion by m...
Trekkie_Aspie Youth Rights 42 16,251 01-01-2015, 07:04 AM
  Thread: Why Does School Suck?: The Shortlist
Post: Why Does School Suck?: The Shortlist

I don't know about comic books but we could make an animation via things like POWtoon or RSAanimate. Tedtalks, maybe? Or...Pixton for comic books?
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 25 8,527 01-01-2015, 07:01 AM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

(12-24-2014 07:49 AM)Missile Wrote:  Just find me a Xerox machine and I'll make leaflet for ya Umm....this is the best I can do.
Trekkie_Aspie School Talk 37 10,267 01-01-2015, 06:57 AM
  Thread: Rewriting parts of the site
Post: Rewriting parts of the site

Where was the planning place again, Soul?
Trekkie_Aspie School Survival Network 2 2,499 12-24-2014, 08:23 AM
  Thread: Stop Outsourcing Your Credibility by Michael Ellsberg
Post: Stop Outsourcing Your Credibility by Michael Ellsb...

Hmm...will watch later. But the problem as of right now is that school-and-universities-has-usual have a monopoly on certification - how do we fix that?
Trekkie_Aspie Alternative Learning & Income 1 2,630 12-24-2014, 08:02 AM

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