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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: Stephen I know you're reading this. Please show us that project you did on us.
Post: RE: Stephen I know you're reading this. Please sho...

That was like a summoning spell. What project is he talking about?
Potato School Talk 31 5,991 03-26-2014, 02:33 PM
  Thread: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb
Post: RE: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb

Kaiba: that's lame. Try again
Potato Music 37 17,974 03-26-2014, 01:56 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Forme...

Bump
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-25-2014, 09:41 PM
  Thread: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb
Post: RE: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb

Because your obviously as mad as fuck, for no reason
Potato Music 37 17,974 03-25-2014, 09:34 PM
  Thread: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb
Post: RE: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb

Lol i don't hate you or anyone else here. I'm telling you to help yourself to some anger management because I want what's good for you
Potato Music 37 17,974 03-25-2014, 09:32 PM
  Thread: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb
Post: RE: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb

Get anger management
Potato Music 37 17,974 03-25-2014, 08:14 AM
  Thread: Technological singularity?
Post: RE: Technological singularity?

Obviously
Potato Science & Technology 29 5,342 03-24-2014, 10:32 PM
  Thread: Why don't people ever leave?
Post: RE: Why don't people ever leave?

Are you implying that I'm so incompetent a troll that I can't get banned if I wanted to?
Potato General Talk 41 5,662 03-24-2014, 07:09 AM
  Thread: Why don't people ever leave?
Post: RE: Why don't people ever leave?

What problems would it create?
Potato General Talk 41 5,662 03-24-2014, 05:16 AM
  Thread: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb
Post: RE: Listening to Katy Perry makes you dumb

Most of these pop music artists don't write their own music
Potato Music 37 17,974 03-24-2014, 04:33 AM
  Thread: Why don't people ever leave?
Post: RE: Why don't people ever leave?

Soulriser is appearantly too soft to ban me
Potato General Talk 41 5,662 03-24-2014, 04:29 AM
  Thread: Technological singularity?
Post: RE: Technological singularity?

No, I'm right about things way more often than some of the other people here
Potato Science & Technology 29 5,342 03-24-2014, 04:28 AM
  Thread: Why don't people ever leave?
Post: RE: Why don't people ever leave?

I'll never leave ur gona have to ban me
Potato General Talk 41 5,662 03-23-2014, 10:49 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Forme...

Hahahahahahaaaaahaahaha
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-23-2014, 10:48 PM
  Thread: Technological singularity?
Post: RE: Technological singularity?

Some people just can't think properly
Potato Science & Technology 29 5,342 03-23-2014, 10:36 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Forme...

Bump
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-23-2014, 06:02 PM
  Thread: Technological singularity?
Post: RE: Technological singularity?

I hate effortless, I prefer stress
Potato Science & Technology 29 5,342 03-22-2014, 04:31 PM
  Thread: Discrimination against females!
Post: RE: Discrimination against females!

Trar you're obviously wrong just give up dude
Potato Philosophy, Politics & History 80 35,190 03-22-2014, 02:02 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: I don't even..(Formerly "MLP Argument (Formerl...

What people should do is subjective
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-22-2014, 01:32 PM
  Thread: Cars
Post: RE: Cars

I want self driving electric cars, until they become available I'll probably just get whichever one's the least expensive. Clothing is probably the most important way to express personality through a...
Potato General Talk 12 2,383 03-22-2014, 11:27 AM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: I don't even..(Formerly "MLP Argument (Formerl...

No, I'm sorry
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-22-2014, 11:11 AM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: RE: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on...

sounds like there's some serious shit going on
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-22-2014, 09:46 AM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: I don't even..(Formerly "MLP Argument (Formerl...

Yes indeed. The problem lies with your mom. For not teaching you the manners to not call other people idiots
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-22-2014, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: RE: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on...

@trar, don't kid yourself into thinking that these "seriously discussions" will ever lead to any real changes and results, they're time killers at best, most people here would rather complain than put...
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-22-2014, 09:20 AM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: RE: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on...

@trar, by "good shit" do you mean an uninterrupted orgy of the usual mixture of whining and tomfoolery
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-22-2014, 05:36 AM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: I don't even..(Formerly "MLP Argument (Formerl...

I'm guessing it's your mom
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-22-2014, 05:25 AM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: I don't even..(Formerly "MLP Argument (Formerl...

I'd like to congratulate HK for being the first one to be reduced to calling other people idiots. Not gonna type any thing else on this mobile keyboard
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE

Quote:So discussing shit users' mothers have done qualified the subchannel as a 'hugbox'? Since when was it uncool to talk about personal issues in an environment free of assholes? I like your use of ...
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-16-2014, 04:16 PM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE

no, he's mostly been spamming in the IRC. i saw one of his rants where he was coming up with gruesome ways to torture people, he sounded high but claimed he was sober. i didn't see the rant that got h...
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-16-2014, 12:01 PM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE

now he's banned from DnE again
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-15-2014, 07:38 PM
  Thread: messing with "Miss Independent"
Post: messing with "Miss Independent"

gwedin is a man?
Potato Philosophy, Politics & History 12 3,138 03-15-2014, 05:28 PM
  Thread: The Meaning of Life
Post: The Meaning of Life

when people are born, they contain in their genes an innate evolutionarily determined list of things which produce pleasure (food, water, warmth, etc), (or displeasure) they branch out as people learn...
Potato Best of School Survival 56 28,288 03-15-2014, 04:55 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: MLP Argument (Formerly "This is how schools solve ...

xcriteria Wrote:How about taking steps to help these bullies (as well as "bully-victims" who are victims as well as bullies) learn empathy, think about their actions, and find better ways to get their...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-15-2014, 05:22 AM
  Thread: Frag pit?
Post: Frag pit?

^that's what i just said.
Potato General Talk 36 6,962 03-15-2014, 04:36 AM
  Thread: Some kid called me retarded today and everyone laughed
Post: Some kid called me retarded today and everyone lau...

Quote:I think a lot of bullying in school is often caused by a lack of empathy that is taught as well. Generally, people don't emphasize a lot with those that are bullied so much. All they know is tha...
Potato School Talk 49 24,333 03-14-2014, 08:47 AM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: This is how schools solve bullying.

if you want to stop people from doing something, create a negative consequence for it, and the severity of the penalty will scale with the reduction in bullying. it's that fucking simple. what is that...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-14-2014, 01:03 AM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: This is how schools solve bullying.

Quote:That link isn't specifically about harrasment, there were drugs involved. the actual jail sentence was not drug related. not that it would be relevant to my solution Quote:Bullies are going to...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-14-2014, 12:53 AM
  Thread: every track in a different language
Post: every track in a different language

Watch on YouTube
Potato Music 0 1,136 03-13-2014, 09:47 PM
  Thread: Cell phones: What do you roll with?
Post: Cell phones: What do you roll with?

nexus 5 gona arrive by ups in a few hours
Potato Science & Technology 30 9,732 03-13-2014, 09:12 PM
  Thread: My ex-best friend.
Post: My ex-best friend.

Quote:Well I try to be really careful with whom I the title of "friend" to now so I'll call you all my comrades instead. like any of us are soldiers
Potato School Talk 21 4,170 03-13-2014, 08:54 PM
  Thread: Its creepypasta time!
Post: Its creepypasta time!

i loled
Potato General Talk 5 1,705 03-13-2014, 08:53 PM
  Thread: Frag pit?
Post: Frag pit?

Quote:You could say that ANY pain inflicted through verbal abuse is in the victim's mind. Just because it's text on the internet doesn't somehow make it acceptable. yes any pain is in the mind, but y...
Potato General Talk 36 6,962 03-13-2014, 08:51 PM
  Thread: My ex-best friend.
Post: My ex-best friend.

lol rejected
Potato School Talk 21 4,170 03-13-2014, 08:29 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: This is how schools solve bullying.

Quote:So what you want to do, essentially, is harm the social development of lots of people by isolating them from others? By putting the bullies in juvy, which you can't do for harassment, you're bas...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-13-2014, 08:28 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: This is how schools solve bullying.

^no, read the first sentence. my solution is to either find a way to isolate the bullies from the victims- put out some restraining orders or place them apart in the school, and if that fails, put the...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-13-2014, 07:50 PM
  Thread: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on DnE
Post: RE: Duelix has been allowed to stay as a member on...

(03-13-2014 06:32 PM)Trar Wrote:  I'd say he'll get banned anyway. I just hope he doesn't die. Or cause anyone else to die. They'll probably get along like a house on fire until then, though. I...
Potato General Talk 46 10,922 03-13-2014, 07:15 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: This is how schools solve bullying.

this is why minors should have all the legal rights and responsibilities of adults, these cases should be resolved according to harassment and bullying laws. the other problem is that the victim doesn...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-13-2014, 05:18 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: This is how schools solve bullying.

(03-13-2014 01:53 PM)planetfall666 Wrote:  Potato, if you please... GET! OFF! MY! PLANET! [img]http://cdn.alltheragefaces.com/img/faces/png/troll-troll-crazy-insane.png[/img] LOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLL...
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-13-2014, 04:46 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: This is how schools solve bullying.

brony should've been expelled. what kind of a fool wears a brony bag pack to school
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-13-2014, 01:45 PM
  Thread: Hypocrisy Thread (Formerly MLP Argument (Formerly This is how schools solve bullying)
Post: RE: This is how schools solve bullying.

(03-13-2014 07:24 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  That's what you get for being a brony. They did him a favor, perhaps now he will reconsider his obsession with cartoon ponies. ^this. brony had it coming.
Potato School Talk 199 46,015 03-13-2014, 12:24 PM

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