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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: Funniest thing all year!
Post: RE: Funniest thing all year!

(07-17-2016 06:56 AM)Username Wrote:  There's always something going on in American schools like pranks and proms. I'd love an excuse to vandalize the school or ask a girl out. Yeah, I go to sc...
Prankster813 School Talk 4 3,308 07-21-2016, 09:20 AM
  Thread: Funniest thing all year!
Post: Funniest thing all year!

Today the only exciting thing since year 7 happened, normally our school is boring as shit but today at lunch someone set off a load of smoke bombs on the yard and the teachers reactions were the funn...
Prankster813 School Talk 4 3,308 07-15-2016, 05:24 AM
  Thread: Youth discrimination in the British EU referendum
Post: Youth discrimination in the British EU referendum

Personally I support the leave campaign ( but I will admit Nigel Farage is cretin), as I believe the EU is un democratic and only really benefits large corporations and corrupt politicians, I honestly...
Prankster813 Youth Rights 6 3,132 07-05-2016, 03:57 AM
  Thread: I'm fucked.
Post: I'm fucked.

We pick our options in year 9, then start them in year 10, I was really late handing the form in, I chose computer science, Resistant materials (D.T), seperate sciences and business (it was either tha...
Prankster813 School Talk 5 4,060 06-06-2016, 08:11 AM
  Thread: Black Metal Reccomendations
Post: Black Metal Reccomendations

Gorgoroth and Amon amarth are pretty good.
Prankster813 Music 22 8,343 03-11-2016, 08:10 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

Slipknot-slipknot Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables-the dead kennedys No substance-bad religion Overkill-motörhead
Prankster813 Music 4,462 508,275 03-04-2016, 07:04 AM
  Thread: The stupidest shit all year!
Post: RE: The stupidest shit all year!

(03-03-2016 10:38 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I saw the 2012 movie and watched it like 100 times till Netflix removed it. Then I obtained the comics through...certain means. There's also that one co...
Prankster813 School Talk 12 6,651 03-04-2016, 06:56 AM
  Thread: The stupidest shit all year!
Post: RE: The stupidest shit all year!

(03-02-2016 03:33 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  2000AD like the ones with the Judge Dredd comics? I got a bunch of 2000AD ones on my device and read em with a comic reading software(komik was the name...
Prankster813 School Talk 12 6,651 03-03-2016, 04:53 AM
  Thread: Could the school do this?
Post: RE: Could the school do this?

(03-02-2016 02:49 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Freedom of speech only applies to gubament(as in government you have right to free speech the government can't suppress). School is not government. Scho...
Prankster813 Youth Rights 7 3,873 03-03-2016, 04:40 AM
  Thread: Could the school do this?
Post: Could the school do this?

Me and some friends are thinking about putting up anti school posters/handing out anti school pamphlets, could the school punish us for this? Or is it protected under freedom of speech? (I live in the...
Prankster813 Youth Rights 7 3,873 03-02-2016, 06:26 AM
  Thread: The stupidest shit all year!
Post: RE: The stupidest shit all year!

I'm one of the few people in my class who enjoys reading, however I do not enjoy forced reading of something that does not appeal to me (I prefer more political books), so you can see why I would disl...
Prankster813 School Talk 12 6,651 03-02-2016, 06:18 AM
  Thread: The stupidest shit all year!
Post: The stupidest shit all year!

I'm so fucking pissed off! In English we're learning about Romeo and Juliet, but our English teacher Thinks were to fucking stupid to read the original text so were reading a graphic novel of it! I've...
Prankster813 School Talk 12 6,651 03-02-2016, 04:13 AM
  Thread: I've Returned... Again...
Post: I've Returned... Again...

I haven't been on here for long, but welcome back anyway :)
Prankster813 Welcome! 30 9,313 02-28-2016, 06:07 AM
  Thread: Interesting books I've come across.
Post: RE: Interesting books I've come across.

(02-24-2016 09:41 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I have an interesting book called "Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer". Didn't read it all but it's basically a guidebook on civil disobedience and prepari...
Prankster813 Movies/TV/Videos/Books 3 2,796 02-25-2016, 02:19 AM
  Thread: Interesting books I've come across.
Post: Interesting books I've come across.

I thought I'd make a list of books that I would recommend to users of this site (or anyone with similar interests): 1. The Student Resistance Handbook- Cevin Soling Although quite short it contains ...
Prankster813 Movies/TV/Videos/Books 3 2,796 02-24-2016, 09:17 AM
  Thread: Any advice?
Post: Any advice?

Unfortunately I live in the uk, we don't have the constitution here, and I checked extensively about the legalities and as far as I can tell, if they inform us that it's been put in there and it is no...
Prankster813 School Talk 8 3,197 02-24-2016, 09:00 AM
  Thread: Any advice?
Post: Any advice?

There a re various things but the biggest is the schools recent decision to put CCTV in the bathrooms (yes you read that correctly), most people want to get rid of them but are either too lazy or poli...
Prankster813 School Talk 8 3,197 02-24-2016, 02:04 AM
  Thread: No Pineapple Left Behind - a satirical game on modern education
Post: No Pineapple Left Behind - a satirical game on mod...

I think many a true nerd played this game on his youtube channel, it looks quite good, I might give it a go.
Prankster813 School Talk 1 1,852 02-24-2016, 02:00 AM
  Thread: Any advice?
Post: Any advice?

From what I can tell it appears to be either thinking school is supporting their rights or simply thinking that the school should be allowed to violate their rights.
Prankster813 School Talk 8 3,197 02-23-2016, 07:27 AM
  Thread: Any advice?
Post: Any advice?

I decided to organise a student strike in school, but unfortunately the only people willing to help are either total idiots who could ruin any possible message behind just based on their reputation, o...
Prankster813 School Talk 8 3,197 02-23-2016, 04:56 AM
  Thread: Research project - school survival kit
Post: Research project - school survival kit

If your still working on this some kind of discreet audio recorder would be useful for evidence of being told off over something you didn't do, I.e a way to show your parents that the teacher is being...
Prankster813 School Talk 22 11,182 02-22-2016, 05:53 AM
  Thread: Everything that sucks with school
Post: Everything that sucks with school

14. Lack of privacy/constant surveillance.arguably one of my biggest problems with schools.
Prankster813 School Talk 9 3,942 02-19-2016, 12:12 AM
  Thread: Forced To Get Good Grades To Pass
Post: RE: Forced To Get Good Grades To Pass

(02-17-2016 12:47 PM)JakeAE86 Wrote:  Lately, my parents have been forcing me to study and do homework that I just do not want to do. I'm getting annoyed by it, the only entertainment I have is ...
Prankster813 School Talk 5 3,652 02-18-2016, 09:29 AM
  Thread: Got into a big trouble at school today
Post: RE: Got into a big trouble at school today

(02-16-2016 04:22 PM)Lucky-Feet Wrote:  Call the dude Napoleon, 'cause Animal Farm. I would've thought Big Brother would be a better Orwell themed nickname for a teacher.
Prankster813 School Talk 16 7,577 02-16-2016, 07:39 PM
  Thread: Got into a big trouble at school today
Post: RE: Got into a big trouble at school today

If he questions you again you could try invoking your Miranda Rights, although he doesn't sound like he'll be willing to listen, so if that doesn't work I suggest trying to lie in a believable fashion...
Prankster813 School Talk 16 7,577 02-15-2016, 11:02 PM
  Thread: Zines
Post: RE: Zines

Thanks :)
Prankster813 School Talk 6 3,314 02-13-2016, 07:39 PM
  Thread: Zines
Post: RE: Zines

I think yours is better. The one I posted was mostly written by a friend from school, I mostly decided he should write it because he is in a higher set for English, I guess we could probably switch it...
Prankster813 School Talk 6 3,314 02-12-2016, 06:35 AM
  Thread: Zines
Post: RE: Zines

Never mind, one of my freinds just came up with an idea.
Prankster813 School Talk 6 3,314 02-08-2016, 09:44 AM
  Thread: Zines
Post: Zines

I decided to make a zine and hand it out in school, I have most of the content figured out, except for one major thing... A title. Any ideas?
Prankster813 School Talk 6 3,314 02-08-2016, 09:32 AM
  Thread: How adult are you?
Post: How adult are you?

Love 56% Sex 100% Leadership 100% Problem Solving 89% Physical Abilities 67% Verbal & Math Skills 89% Interpersonal Skills 89% Handling Responsibility 89% Managing High Risk Behaviors 89% ...
Prankster813 Youth Rights 112 44,328 02-08-2016, 03:24 AM
  Thread: My teacher accused me of Kissing
Post: RE: My teacher accused me of Kissing

The big question here is... Why would you get a referral for kissing?!! I thought the fascists who run our prison are bad...
Prankster813 Youth Rights 5 3,191 02-07-2016, 10:27 PM
  Thread: My School's Discipline plan (READ AND CRINGE)
Post: My School's Discipline plan (READ AND CRINGE)

Quote:"PDA (Public Display of Affection) disrupts the educational process and is not allowed at BEMS. This includes, but is not limited to, holding hands, hugging, kissing, or any of that gross stuff!...
Prankster813 Youth Rights 7 4,621 02-07-2016, 09:02 AM
  Thread: Would You Do This?
Post: Would You Do This?

In the past I would've done it without question, but since the start of year 9 I've started to be more questioning of the school and most likely would refuse.
Prankster813 School Talk 19 5,803 02-07-2016, 06:34 AM
  Thread: School petitions
Post: RE: School petitions

Yes, the school have put CCTV in the bathrooms, this is the main reason we want to make a petition to have them removed, most people can deal with cameras in other places but pretty much everyone agre...
Prankster813 School Talk 1 2,112 02-07-2016, 06:22 AM
  Thread: School petitions
Post: School petitions

Recently in my school they decided to put CCTV everywhere they could think of (toilets, cafeteria, school hall etc.) a lot of people aren't happy about this (as you would expect.) so me and a few frie...
Prankster813 School Talk 1 2,112 02-07-2016, 02:20 AM
  Thread: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair
Post: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for havin...

This shit happens a lot in my school, I go to school in the uk and they're always far too strict about school uniform, one girl in my class dyed her hair for charity in year seven and got put in seclu...
Prankster813 News 4 4,099 02-05-2016, 08:12 AM

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