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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: Could we create a youth media?
Post: Re: Could we create a youth media?

Yes I personally believe awareness is one of the steps to stop forced schooling. Therefore, we should make such information accessible. Nowadays, bost of youth culture today is polluted with Justin B...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 3 2,018 09-18-2010, 10:37 PM
  Thread: Different Ways of Learning
Post: Re: Different Ways of Learning

Lol, no I am just curious. I like to question the traditional ways of doing things, testing them if they are truly effective at all and what other approaches one could do.
cooltoonist Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,986 09-16-2010, 07:25 PM
  Thread: Innuendo
Post: Re: Innuendo

Main intention of your teacher is to be asked questions. So ask a question no matter how pointless it is to you to satisfy his pointless intention.
cooltoonist School Talk 5 2,353 09-13-2010, 03:27 PM
  Thread: Different Ways of Learning
Post: Re: Different Ways of Learning

Those are courses. courses =/= learning. I'm asking for techniques. Learn to read.
cooltoonist Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,986 09-13-2010, 03:17 PM
  Thread: Different Ways of Learning
Post: Different Ways of Learning

Hello, I am looking for ideas on different approaches to learning other than the traditional stare-at-your-textbook, cramming, and any other synonym of rote learning.
cooltoonist Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,986 09-12-2010, 05:31 PM
  Thread: Society is flawed
Post: Re: Society is flawed

So what is the practical solution?
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 39 4,572 09-04-2010, 09:54 PM
  Thread: Facebook Question
Post: Facebook Question

Hey, guys. I posted a question on Facebook "Why do they say education is a right even though people are FORCED to go to get this "education"? I thought having rights meant you can use it whenever yo...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 33 6,667 04-29-2010, 03:12 PM
  Thread: Justin.
Post: Re: Justin.

Cooltoonist is mine. Unban Justin or more accounts will be taken.
cooltoonist General Talk 18 1,510 04-13-2009, 08:52 AM
  Thread: If you were America's leader, what would you do?
Post: Re: If you were America's leader, what would you d...

Justin is alright, just give him a chance.
cooltoonist General Talk 28 3,252 04-13-2009, 08:45 AM
  Thread: Cyber sex
Post: Re: Cyber sex

Justin is alright, unban him.
cooltoonist Funny Stuff 36 3,432 04-13-2009, 08:43 AM
  Thread: GTA San Andreas Multiplayer
Post: Re: GTA San Andreas Multiplayer

Justin is alright, unban him
cooltoonist Games 8 1,673 04-13-2009, 08:40 AM
  Thread: Hey everyone
Post: Re: Hey everyone

Justin is alright
cooltoonist Welcome! 3 667 04-13-2009, 08:39 AM
  Thread: Really simple, really fast
Post: Re: Really simple, really fast

Justin is alright
cooltoonist Food & Cooking 6 2,767 04-13-2009, 08:38 AM
  Thread: Is this why a revolution is so difficult?
Post: Re: Is this why a revolution is so difficult?

Justin is alright
cooltoonist Youth Rights 45 4,930 04-13-2009, 08:38 AM
  Thread: How many GOOD teachers have you ever had?
Post: Re: How many GOOD teachers have you ever had?

Year 8 when I rebelled for lulz, I got kicked into another class who's teaching style I liked. She would give you projects and let you do it yourself and use your "problem-solving skills" bs. The fact...
cooltoonist School Talk 28 7,598 04-07-2009, 05:08 PM
  Thread: Noocracy?
Post: Re: Noocracy?

"Aristocracy of the wise" is a system based on the priority of "human mind". Which involves intelligence.
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 39 16,324 04-07-2009, 03:47 PM
  Thread: How Do People Change Law?
Post: How Do People Change Law?

I'm interested what method people do to get a law changed/created in a democratic society. I have little knowledge of complicated systems. Do people protest? Do they have to post a request to people w...
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 1 974 04-07-2009, 03:06 PM
  Thread: Noocracy?
Post: Re: Noocracy?

the forgotten Wrote:Well, of course that is a brilliant idea, but to me to punish someone for a crime implies control over their life. Which is where I find a dilema. Then how are you going to deal ...
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 39 16,324 04-07-2009, 02:22 PM
  Thread: There are no words to describe this besides rage
Post: Re: There are no words to describe this besides ra...

[img]http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/TheMadDJ/Facepalm.jpg?t=1238557199[/img]
cooltoonist Youth Rights 26 9,060 04-01-2009, 01:40 PM
  Thread: Things to Do Out of School
Post: Re: Things to Do Out of School

I learnt HTML and CSS from playing Neopets. I learnt knitting from videojug. I keep a journal. I visit the library. (If you're so sick of using the internet) I used to do comics... But I suck at ana...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 23 3,376 03-28-2009, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Ask a Chef
Post: Re: Ask a Chef

You have any recipes to deal with leftover ingredients? I have a habit of leaving vegetables and fruits to rot because I don't know what to do with them. :(
cooltoonist Food & Cooking 18 5,360 03-28-2009, 08:46 AM
  Thread: 5th grader makes case against homework
Post: Re: 5th grader makes case against homework

At least there is some awareness and questioning how flawed the school system is.
cooltoonist Youth Rights 16 6,229 03-27-2009, 02:53 PM
  Thread: Dangerous Beliefs Planted by School That Needs Abolishing?
Post: Dangerous Beliefs Planted by School That Needs Abo...

I am writing an article for my blog at a social networking site with the idea of "Things Teenagers Should Know" and I'm addressing to every stupid belief school has planted to our minds. Any "dangerou...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 4 1,874 03-23-2009, 07:38 PM
  Thread: Single greatest rant ever
Post: Re: Single greatest rant ever

Now I'm tempted to troll many websites with this rant...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 37 20,859 03-04-2009, 02:44 PM
  Thread: Teacher going through a student's purse.
Post: Re: Teacher going through a student's purse.

I never had to deal with bag checks in my school so far. Anyway, do look up the laws. Know your privacy rights and use them and protect them. Seriously. It's not like the law is going to stop them. Yo...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 55 11,646 03-04-2009, 02:33 PM
  Thread: Religious Discrimination
Post: Re: Religious Discrimination

That preacher got the bitchslap it deserved. n_n A person shouldn't force there religion on others and even going to far to break into the locker and give her a piece of paper about how trashy other r...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 48 11,064 02-13-2009, 01:13 PM
  Thread: Funny Pictures RELOADED
Post: Re: Funny Pictures

[img]http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/political-pictures-putin-noob.jpg[/img] [img]http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/political-pictures-us-airways-installs-vista.jpg[/i...
cooltoonist Funny Stuff 811 130,183 01-24-2009, 10:28 AM
  Thread: The Mind and the Heart
Post: Re: The Mind and the Heart

So it is the brain that manages the thought and emotional processes?
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,836 12-02-2008, 05:38 PM
  Thread: Introvert or Extrovert?
Post: Re: Introvert or Extrovert?

My personality is a bit inconsistent. I'll be introverted then extroverted to the next. I appreciate time alone and I like to party as well. So I'll probably be ambiverted.
cooltoonist General Talk 30 3,650 11-23-2008, 10:13 AM
  Thread: Predicting The Future
Post: Predicting The Future

What do you think what will happen if school was optional for 13 year olds and above? What do you think what would happen if WE DIDN'T stop school and continues like this?
cooltoonist Youth Rights 9 2,170 11-23-2008, 10:05 AM
  Thread: Me and a friend doing bootcamp
Post: Re: Me and a friend doing bootcamp

I think I might try something like this. I'm in a bad need of a internet diet. >_> All I need is self-motivation and a friend.
cooltoonist School Talk 21 3,347 11-20-2008, 02:39 PM
  Thread: DON'T drop out of school!!
Post: Re: DON'T drop out of school!!

Wow, you nearly had me going there. Good to know what arguments will be facing with. Loads of logical fallacies I must say.
cooltoonist Youth Rights 31 17,049 11-20-2008, 02:36 PM
  Thread: Check Out This "Teen Advice" List..
Post: Re: Check Out This "Teen Advice" List..

aewanko Wrote:cooltoonist Wrote:Quote:10. Dropping out is not cool, it does not make you a tough guy, nor does it mean you are grown up or more mature - in fact it makes you the exact opposite of all ...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 32 10,585 11-20-2008, 02:32 PM
  Thread: Me and a friend doing bootcamp
Post: Re: Me and a friend doing bootcamp

This schedule is epic. XD Have fun.
cooltoonist School Talk 21 3,347 11-19-2008, 05:01 PM
  Thread: Check Out This "Teen Advice" List..
Post: Re: Check Out This "Teen Advice" List..

Quote:10. Dropping out is not cool, it does not make you a tough guy, nor does it mean you are grown up or more mature - in fact it makes you the exact opposite of all these things. Wow, fail.
cooltoonist Youth Rights 32 10,585 11-19-2008, 04:56 PM
  Thread: Judging people
Post: Re: Judging people

Well, I think without judgement, things will go into chaos. We need to have minds to decide what behaviour is acceptable or not. Cos if we didn't judge, immoral things will be accepted or even worse, ...
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 25 8,840 11-08-2008, 10:12 AM
  Thread: I want to write a master life guide for teens and kids.
Post: Re: I want to write a master life guide for teens ...

Add some things about logic fallacies in case the teenagers get verbally challenged by errors in reasoning. Also include some things about looking after yourself, keeping your mind up to scratch and ...
cooltoonist Original Artwork/Writing 18 2,045 11-08-2008, 09:59 AM
  Thread: Flaws of Testing/Exams?
Post: Flaws of Testing/Exams?

Post them here.
cooltoonist Youth Rights 5 1,620 11-06-2008, 05:31 PM
  Thread: What is true learning?
Post: Re: What is true learning?

W-Dog32 Wrote:In my opinion, you guys are overanalyzing the meanings of words. Just read the dictionary, that's what learning is. -facepalm- Then wouldn't that be a logic fallacy? Reasoning based on ...
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 18 2,883 11-05-2008, 05:52 AM
  Thread: Life After Finishing School?
Post: Re: Life After Finishing School?

Does the end of school education affect your employment in any way? How do you manage getting an income? Is the negatives of finishing school not that severe?
cooltoonist Youth Rights 5 1,703 11-02-2008, 08:18 PM
  Thread: All I effin wanted to do was write
Post: Re: All I effin wanted to do was write

All I can say improve and practice as much as possible. Since you seem to write everyday, that's a good thing. It would be good to start networking with other writers who have the same interests as yo...
cooltoonist Alternative Learning & Income 9 2,325 11-01-2008, 11:58 AM
  Thread: Life After Finishing School?
Post: Life After Finishing School?

I'm interested in how people doing in life after finishing school. They got a diploma or went through university or so, and are they happy with their life? They have a job and yet they complain that "...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 5 1,703 11-01-2008, 11:54 AM
  Thread: 10 Reasons to not go to College (Article)
Post: Re: 10 Reasons to not go to College (Article)

This needs to be added to the school survival articles.
cooltoonist School Talk 3 1,304 11-01-2008, 11:44 AM
  Thread: What I learned in school.
Post: Re: What I learned in school.

I learnt how to read, write, and numbers before high school. My english was improved by me learning off library books, not from school.
cooltoonist School Talk 25 3,598 11-01-2008, 11:42 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: Re: What are some of your most controversial opini...

1. All religions are not real. They're just mythology but not real. 2. Yes to abortion. 3. Transsexuals should stick to and accept their original physical genders and be homosexual rather than changin...
cooltoonist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 302,033 10-29-2008, 12:50 PM
  Thread: Are pedophiles mentally ill
Post: Re: Are pedophiles mentally ill

I say having a attraction is ok. I have seen some arguments how homosexuality is the same with pedophilia. However, if that's the case, then if the children are not consent with the pedophile, then it...
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 25 7,296 10-29-2008, 12:28 PM
  Thread: What changes should be made to school?
Post: Re: What changes should be made to school?

Woah, so your saying school helps prevent gang violence? o_o Do you have any actual proof that the absence of school in a teenager's life resorts them to gang culture? Because all your arguments are b...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 28 8,934 10-25-2008, 11:03 AM
  Thread: Is homosexuality a choice
Post: Re: Is homosexuality a choice

I don't think you need a mum and dad to raise a child. I remember reading some case studies that gay couples raise healthy children equally to straight couples. Personally, I think gay couples would ...
cooltoonist Philosophy, Politics & History 210 22,807 10-24-2008, 02:41 PM
  Thread: My dad's verbal threats
Post: Re: My dad's verbal threats

First, you'll need to accept the fact that you can't please everyone and everyone won't like you. In reality, the world is a cruel and vicious and people are all out there to bring you down through ph...
cooltoonist Youth Rights 26 3,765 10-24-2008, 02:27 PM
  Thread: In need of inspiration- PLEASE HELP!
Post: Re: In need of inspiration- PLEASE HELP!

Let's try poking the seven intelligences: Quote:1. Linguistic Children with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles. 2. Logical-Mathematical...
cooltoonist Alternative Learning & Income 9 3,208 10-22-2008, 01:16 PM

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