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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: amerikan fags
Post: Re: amerikan fags

thought criminal Wrote:I despise america. It is a shitty corrupt country. It's in better shape than pretty much every other country on this fucking planet though. I'm pretty sure I was making some po...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 34 3,447 04-25-2010, 05:52 AM
  Thread: amerikan fags
Post: Re: amerikan fags

jose Wrote:... so the next day, my binder which is where we kept that warm up, "mysteriously" disappeared. i know what they are doing. soon i might be suspended for just expressing my opinion. [sigh]...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 34 3,447 04-24-2010, 06:51 PM
  Thread: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic
Post: Re: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic

CrayolaColours Wrote:Y'know, there seriously might be some sort of method to the whole Astrology thing. Though, the day to day one is usually wrong, and when it's right, it's probably accidental. But ...
Happy Camper School Talk 15 4,197 04-24-2010, 06:40 AM
  Thread: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic
Post: Re: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic

Faby Wrote:Happy Camper Wrote:As a Capricorn, I disagree with this sentiment. Some of us are just naturally workaholics. I actually despise it. That's such a Capricorn thing to say. ;)
Happy Camper School Talk 15 4,197 04-24-2010, 06:12 AM
  Thread: Why's everyone so worked up about dying?
Post: Re: Why's everyone so worked up about dying?

Rebelnerd Wrote:Well, I don't know what happens after death. Maybe it's nothing. Maybe it's Hell. Maybe there's 72 virgins but they're all clingy, high-maintenance bitches who keep nagging you about c...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 37 4,781 04-20-2010, 02:46 PM
  Thread: A Small Rant
Post: A Small Rant

I love my philosophy class. I love my philosophy teacher. I would gladly sit in on class discussions and banter back and forth with everyone and read (most) of the material (some of it I've already ...
Happy Camper School Talk 5 1,687 04-19-2010, 07:31 PM
  Thread: 18 is adult?
Post: Re: 18 is adult?

Then there's car rentals which usually require you to be 25 unless you tack on some ludicrous insurance plan. That's what eats me. You can fly wherever you want for vacay but heaven forbid you have ...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 78 30,736 04-18-2010, 07:24 PM
  Thread: Atheism requires as much faith as theism.
Post: Re: Atheism requires as much faith as theism.

So if you're drawing this whole big line between believing in something and knowing something, what do you say to all of the various religious folks who sincerely believe there is a particular God, wi...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 45 8,854 04-18-2010, 05:54 AM
  Thread: Gay Rights Day
Post: Re: Gay Rights Day

I'm about to be a bitch regarding the semantics here, but I'm not exactly sure the day is a day for gay rights. I normally participate every year but forgot it was coming up this time around. My Mom...
Happy Camper General Talk 16 1,665 04-17-2010, 04:24 PM
  Thread: This is really really ridiculous but...
Post: Re: This is really really ridiculous but...

Then comes something on discovery channel I believe. Yeah, it was probably IRC.
Happy Camper Help, Support & Suggestions 2 929 04-17-2010, 01:10 PM
  Thread: Atheism requires as much faith as theism.
Post: Re: Atheism requires as much faith as theism.

Cosbydaf Wrote:Atheism is just lack of belief in religion or the concept of a diety. That's it. This seems incorrect to be. I would call a lack of belief agnosticism. Athiests put forward that no ...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 45 8,854 04-17-2010, 06:03 AM
  Thread: Atheism requires as much faith as theism.
Post: Re: Atheism requires as much faith as theism.

Cosbydaf Wrote:If Atheism is a religion, then what the hell isn't? Faith =/ Religion Although I do love a good Evangelical Athiest.
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 45 8,854 04-16-2010, 08:09 PM
  Thread: This is really really ridiculous but...
Post: This is really really ridiculous but...

...something sparked a recollection of something on this site that made my sides split, once upon a time. Something about Wolf and HC sitting in a tree with altered lyrics. I searched for it and I h...
Happy Camper Help, Support & Suggestions 2 929 04-16-2010, 07:42 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

AWOL Wrote:People came together to live in groups. People had to get along. People created the basic set of morals: Don't kill each other Don't steal from each other Pretty simple, right? Then we dev...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 07:30 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

Ceiling Cat Wrote:Happy Camper Wrote:Ceiling Cat Wrote:Because the way it's made is controversial. And why is this? Because many of these children don't know what are they doing, especially if the CP...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 07:28 PM
  Thread: White people > Black people
Post: Re: White people > Black people

AWOL Wrote:Happy Camper Wrote:Race is imaginary. But for boredom's sake. How are white people at a disadvantage for growth due to social conditioning? Because I'm pretty sure if anything, if anythi...
Happy Camper General Talk 29 3,280 04-16-2010, 07:16 PM
  Thread: Prom and other school functions
Post: Re: Prom and other school functions

My friend and I were going to go as a cross-dressed couple and stage a lot of lulz. And then we found out they charge money for the damn thing. And then we said "Forget it".
Happy Camper School Talk 25 5,674 04-16-2010, 07:02 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

Ceiling Cat Wrote:Happy Camper Wrote:I still really want someone to answer my question of why isn't it okay for adults to hoard child porn. Because the way it's made is controversial. And why is this...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 06:57 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

HeartofShadows Wrote:Happy Camper Wrote:I still really want someone to answer my question of why isn't it okay for adults to hoard child porn. http://mashable.com/2009/12/05/child-porn-download/ htt...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 06:54 PM
  Thread: White people > Black people
Post: Re: White people > Black people

Race is imaginary. But for boredom's sake. How are white people at a disadvantage for growth due to social conditioning? Because I'm pretty sure if anything, if anything, the opposite is true.
Happy Camper General Talk 29 3,280 04-16-2010, 06:40 PM
  Thread: White people > Black people
Post: Re: White people > Black people

Obvious troll thread is obvious?
Happy Camper General Talk 29 3,280 04-16-2010, 06:24 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

I still really want someone to answer my question of why isn't it okay for adults to hoard child porn.
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 04:31 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

Absentinsomniac Wrote:Weather it's wrong or right to do doesn't really matter, what matters is weather it should be censored or banned from people. Adults watch it legally, so I see no reason for kid...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 06:44 AM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

thought criminal Wrote:Fuck your morals. Just because some christfag thinks it's bad to watch porn doesn't mean I feel the same way, and it sure as fuck doesn't mean I should be forced to adhere to th...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-16-2010, 05:40 AM
  Thread: Is college actually easier to get through than High School?
Post: Re: Is college actually easier to get through than...

College is infinitely better than high school. It is not easier than high school. Just less soul crushing. You have more freedom to experiment and study what you want and control your own schedule....
Happy Camper School Talk 4 1,397 04-15-2010, 05:55 AM
  Thread: college...a place with false promises
Post: Re: college...a place with false promises

I like most of college. It's true, sometimes hard work sucks. Or a class with a teacher who has a particularly incompatible teaching style with my learning style. But that's why you research the cl...
Happy Camper School Talk 15 1,899 04-14-2010, 02:57 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

Actually, how about another question. Why can't I, as an adult, look at and cherish child pornography?
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-14-2010, 02:05 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

Sometimes the best questions are the simplest ones. Porn can be tough to discuss because of all the different definitions. Is something erotic art or is it porn? Is there a difference? Who decides...
Happy Camper Youth Rights 103 27,423 04-14-2010, 11:09 AM
  Thread: How do I make a move on a coworker...
Post: Re: How do I make a move on a coworker...

Mystery Wrote:Because its irrelevent and offtopic the thread is about "how to make a move on a coworker." not really about whether "you think its right to make a move on a coworker" Because staying ...
Happy Camper General Talk 27 2,739 04-14-2010, 10:37 AM
  Thread: How do I make a move on a coworker...
Post: Re: How do I make a move on a coworker...

道夫 Wrote:CrayolaColours Wrote:Well, you did sorta ask for it by posting a thread about it here of all places. :shrug: Ya that's true. Of course I'm not going to get any helpful relevant advice, just ...
Happy Camper General Talk 27 2,739 04-14-2010, 08:38 AM
  Thread: How do I make a move on a coworker...
Post: Re: How do I make a move on a coworker...

Ceiling Cat Wrote:On a side note, I also found it interesting that you assume a faithful husband would be a fat, impotent moron. Perhaps you're so insecure that you think that any man who cares enough...
Happy Camper General Talk 27 2,739 04-14-2010, 07:11 AM
  Thread: For those who experienced hallucinations
Post: Re: For those who experienced hallucinations

You know what's funny? I loved The Ring. I got corralled into watching it because I freaked some girls out at camp when I came in from the showers and dropped my comb and bent down to pick it up (I ...
Happy Camper General Talk 20 2,477 04-14-2010, 06:13 AM
  Thread: For those who experienced hallucinations
Post: Re: For those who experienced hallucinations

My experience with hallucinations was triggered by a medication called zonegran given to me by my doctors. After about two weeks, I started seeing Samara (yeah, the girl from the Ring) in my room eve...
Happy Camper General Talk 20 2,477 04-13-2010, 12:59 PM
  Thread: critical thinking class?
Post: Re: critical thinking class?

Critical Thinking is usually a pretty crucial element of 11 or 12th grade English curriculum. And then again in college in your English requirements. It's basically a break down of analyzing a messa...
Happy Camper School Talk 11 3,330 04-06-2010, 10:35 AM
  Thread: ATTENTION SS WOMEN
Post: Re: ATTENTION SS WOMEN

Rebelnerd Wrote:Happy Camper Wrote:or better yet, slowly take off the glasses when trying to emphasize a point. Have you, by any chance, seen Airplane? There's a scene where a guy whips off his sungla...
Happy Camper General Talk 54 3,240 04-05-2010, 09:38 AM
  Thread: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic
Post: Re: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic

CrayolaColours Wrote:TheCancer Wrote:PS Don't have kids. The is an all around great idea for everyone to follow. Agreed. And if you like the idea of procreating, just have one so that you can take c...
Happy Camper School Talk 15 4,197 04-05-2010, 06:39 AM
  Thread: ATTENTION SS WOMEN
Post: Re: ATTENTION SS WOMEN

Hanny Wrote:Glasses can be percieved as showing weakness, so makeup is normally a better candidate for the less insightful individual, HC. Oh, I disagree so much. They make a wonderful prop and can ...
Happy Camper General Talk 54 3,240 04-05-2010, 06:38 AM
  Thread: ATTENTION SS WOMEN
Post: Re: ATTENTION SS WOMEN

Hanny Wrote:Psychologically, a lot of girls wear makeup to hide - they feel more secure if people are looking at the makeup instead of the face. Silly, that's what glasses are for.
Happy Camper General Talk 54 3,240 04-04-2010, 05:55 PM
  Thread: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic
Post: Re: I Don't Want to Be a Workaholic

As a Capricorn, I disagree with this sentiment. Some of us are just naturally workaholics. Some funnel it into what other people tell them is useful. And some of them are adamant about doing someth...
Happy Camper School Talk 15 4,197 04-04-2010, 05:54 PM
  Thread: ATTENTION SS WOMEN
Post: Re: ATTENTION SS WOMEN

At one point in my life I loathed make-up. "Why would anyone pay for gunk to smear on their face?" I also had terrible acne once upon a time and makeup made it worse. Then I got some fashion drille...
Happy Camper General Talk 54 3,240 04-04-2010, 05:46 PM
  Thread: Donnie Darko
Post: Re: Donnie Darko

CrayolaColours Wrote:Wait, what? Did I miss something, then? (my brain is half off. So I probably missed a lot of the idea) I was playing around with the idea of his death saving the world, but I li...
Happy Camper Movies/TV/Videos/Books 20 2,129 04-04-2010, 05:40 PM
  Thread: Donnie Darko
Post: Re: Donnie Darko

CrayolaColours Wrote:The end was... wow. There were several points in the movie where I just wanted to hug Donnie for being awesome, and... well... not an idiot. The closest I've come to hallucinatio...
Happy Camper Movies/TV/Videos/Books 20 2,129 04-03-2010, 04:37 PM
  Thread: Donnie Darko
Post: Re: Donnie Darko

It is one of my favorites for sure. I wish my friend had told me more what it was about though. I was on a medication causing me to hallucinate strange things at the time but I was too embarrassed t...
Happy Camper Movies/TV/Videos/Books 20 2,129 04-03-2010, 04:25 PM
  Thread: Your opinion on educational television?
Post: Re: Your opinion on educational television?

Bill Nye was pwn. I didn't get a lot of Magic School Bus. But I mean there's educational television targeted towards children and then there's still a kind of educational television targeted toward ...
Happy Camper Movies/TV/Videos/Books 14 1,976 04-02-2010, 06:06 PM
  Thread: Recommend me a good monlogue
Post: Re: Recommend me a good monlogue

R&D are Dead is Happy Camper's absolute favorite.
Happy Camper General Talk 13 1,622 03-31-2010, 05:29 PM
  Thread: Why do gay people don't understand that most males are gay?
Post: Re: Why do gay people don't understand that most m...

VisualStyly Wrote:Hanny Wrote:Tell him that he has to stop and if he doesn't stop report him for sexual harrassment. Absolutely this. This. It's semi-understandable though, why they might be so per...
Happy Camper General Talk 10 1,655 03-31-2010, 05:08 PM
  Thread: Altruism
Post: Re: Altruism

And as Left 4 Dead teaches us, "Fuck altruism. What a bad idea."
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 15 2,267 03-29-2010, 10:05 AM
  Thread: Altruism
Post: Re: Altruism

Ayn Rand. Egoism. And to some extent Nietzsche. Also, it makes me think of Dogville to some extent. I haven't played Bioshock but maybe I'll give it a go. I don't know that this moral paradigm is...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 15 2,267 03-29-2010, 10:04 AM
  Thread: Recommend me a good monlogue
Post: Re: Recommend me a good monlogue

Happy Camper likes this thread. Theatre is the only way she got her ass out of the psych ward and back in some sort of class on a regular basis. It saved her high school career and social life along...
Happy Camper General Talk 13 1,622 03-28-2010, 05:46 PM
  Thread: Liberal vs. Conservative
Post: Re: Liberal vs. Conservative

BobManPerson Wrote:I don't know what I am. There are some conservative things I agree with, but there are some liberal things I agree with too. According to my dad, the main difference between libera...
Happy Camper Philosophy, Politics & History 10 4,759 03-28-2010, 05:42 PM

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