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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: The war in Iraq
Post: RE: The war in Iraq

The founding father told us to keep our ass out of other country affair. They clearly state that we should only trade with them. But hey, when most of the America are religious fanatic, what do you ex...
ExpiredDough General Talk 11 4,884 05-28-2012, 05:45 PM
  Thread: Weatherman fail
Post: RE: Weatherman fail

And I thought American news sucks.
ExpiredDough General Talk 2 1,114 05-28-2012, 05:42 PM
  Thread: Shit im a clumsy oaf
Post: RE: Shit im a clumsy oaf

Finding a job isn't easy. May I suggest an apology? That or find something to blackmail her with.
ExpiredDough School Talk 14 4,844 05-28-2012, 05:37 PM
  Thread: Doing More Time in School: A Cruel Non-Solution to Our Educational Problems
Post: RE: Doing More Time in School: A Cruel Non-Solutio...

Its funny how rich private schooler become politician and then they talk about how they can help public school when most of them never even went to one.
ExpiredDough School Talk 11 6,168 05-28-2012, 05:35 PM
  Thread: Gamifying Education
Post: RE: Gamifying Education

Better than the one we have right now.
ExpiredDough School Talk 2 1,432 05-28-2012, 05:33 PM
  Thread: Useless. It's all useless.
Post: RE: Useless. It's all useless.

If you're really attach to your stuff then you're pretty much doom. I gave up items hugging a long time ago. I think the only thing my parent can take from me now is my bed. My advice, to barely pass ...
ExpiredDough School Talk 7 3,503 05-26-2012, 07:51 AM
  Thread: I need some help with ideas for a movie
Post: RE: I need some help with ideas for a movie

Hmm, sorry can't help you. I'm not familiar with that era of history. It was never much of an interest to me.
ExpiredDough Homework Help & Answers 6 3,631 05-26-2012, 07:42 AM
  Thread: What have you done to help out education?
Post: RE: What have you done to help out education?

(05-23-2012 10:04 AM)Blobthe15 Wrote:  I went to a 7 hour education event. It was a discussion area where I talked to adults about what we would do if there was no such thing as school. http://...
ExpiredDough General Talk 8 1,842 05-23-2012, 06:15 PM
  Thread: How Americans see the world
Post: RE: How Americans see the world

SaintVicious really does have the more accurate map to be honest.
ExpiredDough Funny Stuff 15 9,689 05-23-2012, 09:54 AM
  Thread: What have you done to help out education?
Post: RE: What have you done to help out education?

(05-22-2012 02:29 PM)Sharpie Wrote:  Wrote a newspaper article, hopefully to show other kids in my school at least a little bit of logic within the madness that is my school. I'm hoping it'll ra...
ExpiredDough General Talk 8 1,842 05-23-2012, 09:52 AM
  Thread: What have you done to help out education?
Post: What have you done to help out education?

So what have you guys done so far to contribute to help changing the education system beside complaining. If you haven't done anything, are you planning on something in the near future? I've so far h...
ExpiredDough General Talk 8 1,842 05-22-2012, 02:24 PM
  Thread: Some quick help? Any appreciated...
Post: RE: Some quick help? Any appreciated...

Oh no... I came to late. I was going to help you with this but then I realize it was due "today". Sorry England Girl (or guy). So, what was your grade on it?
ExpiredDough Homework Help & Answers 4 3,699 05-21-2012, 03:48 PM
  Thread: Russia's anti-gay "gay propaganda" law, protests and arrests...
Post: RE: Russia's anti-gay "gay propaganda" law, protes...

It's best if you just ignore fish20. We all know everyone country have a good and bad site to it. However, gay's right is so long overdue. I mean if you only mean of being against it is religious reas...
ExpiredDough Philosophy, Politics & History 31 17,341 05-21-2012, 03:43 PM
  Thread: Does England really only get six weeks Summer holiday?
Post: RE: Does England really only get six weeks Summer ...

In Georgia USA, we leave at May a week early before it end. Back on August. Most of these guys are right. It is about 8 month. Beside, the only reason why America even have summer vacation is because ...
ExpiredDough Youth Rights 20 11,694 05-21-2012, 03:38 PM
  Thread: Hey.
Post: RE: Hey.

Ah England. America motherland. American education got their from you country you know. It's like the disease that will never stop. I think England is the smartest country over there in Europe. You're...
ExpiredDough Welcome! 39 9,420 05-21-2012, 03:28 PM
  Thread: GCSEs
Post: RE: GCSEs

Study? I quit that long ago. When I found out that I wasn't really studying but memorizing clips of the textbook.
ExpiredDough School Talk 7 2,783 05-21-2012, 03:13 PM
  Thread: "C students are idiots!"- Oh boy here we go....
Post: RE: "C students are idiots!"- Oh boy here we go......

C student huh? What about all those people under C? If C is dumb, then F is evil?
ExpiredDough General Talk 27 13,387 05-21-2012, 03:06 PM
  Thread: J. T. Gatto is my new God
Post: RE: J. T. Gatto is my new God

I'm looking for a job right now. Once I get a salary I am going to start reading books again. We all know books are something we don't read in school. Well.... textbook......
ExpiredDough School Talk 7 3,857 05-19-2012, 05:13 PM
  Thread: Mark property get suspended for 3 days,harm human being, conference?
Post: RE: Mark property get suspended for 3 days,harm hu...

Sorry to say but I'm sure you figure this out long ago. Reality isn't fair. It never will be. To be honest, should of just erase it after you drew the dam thing. Sadly, comparing your situation to som...
ExpiredDough School Talk 15 6,545 05-19-2012, 05:09 PM
  Thread: mom saw site
Post: RE: mom saw site

I'm okay with being called a dropout since I really did dropout but failed? Why sir, I pass my graduation test the first time I took it unless some who had to retake the dam thing again. Yet I am a fa...
ExpiredDough School Talk 16 5,180 05-19-2012, 05:01 AM
  Thread: 0% on test, have 63 in class
Post: RE: 0% on test, have 63 in class

Why is a teacher on this forum? Oh God, did they find our secret hideout?
ExpiredDough School Talk 13 3,695 05-19-2012, 04:57 AM
  Thread: Dem National Tests
Post: RE: Dem National Tests

It's good to hear that you love taking test. I kinda like it too. To some extent. I said bomb it if you don't care, but try your best if you just enjoy a little challenge. However, if you really hate ...
ExpiredDough School Talk 2 1,275 05-19-2012, 04:54 AM
  Thread: Is it possible to get my creativity back?
Post: RE: Is it possible to get my creativity back?

To be honest ever since I dropped out of high school, I've been getting lots of idea lately. You know on how to and what I should do to start a business. I've also been getting interest in other subje...
ExpiredDough General Talk 8 2,021 05-19-2012, 04:48 AM
  Thread: 0% on test, have 63 in class
Post: RE: 0% on test, have 63 in class

Instruction on the test? Most test are straightforward. No offense, but I think you should calm down a little lol.
ExpiredDough School Talk 13 3,695 05-18-2012, 03:15 PM
  Thread: Just an idea
Post: RE: Just an idea

You could always get the pdf on google.
ExpiredDough School Talk 3 1,155 05-18-2012, 03:13 PM
  Thread: Until June 7th
Post: RE: Until June 7th

My county budget plan are as follow: Cut 350 more teacher: increase classroom size: add more furlough day: and shorten school year. My Advance Placement class had 35 student in it.... Most of them we...
ExpiredDough School Talk 11 2,664 05-18-2012, 03:13 PM
  Thread: People are fucking stupid.
Post: RE: People are fucking stupid.

There are those people are are stupid and then their are those who are ignorant. Don't confuse the two. I'm just being fair. Some people think the way the do because they usually don't have a point of...
ExpiredDough School Talk 14 9,723 05-18-2012, 03:07 PM
  Thread: Some ranting
Post: RE: Some ranting

I feel so sorry for you. If it was me, I would ask if these people are qualify to test you first lol. Then ask them to take the test with you and see their score. It would be so funny if they failed i...
ExpiredDough School Talk 6 2,670 05-18-2012, 03:03 PM
  Thread: Graduation Coming Up
Post: RE: Graduation Coming Up

Thanks for the reply guys. I think I should just go ahead and ask my friend to give me a ticket if they have any spare one. I hate how the graduation ceremony is held inside a church though. I'm not s...
ExpiredDough School Talk 7 3,114 05-18-2012, 02:58 PM
  Thread: Graduation Coming Up
Post: RE: Graduation Coming Up

They're doing ticket check in at the door. And the photocopy seem a little to extreme for this. Eh. Thks for the suggestion anyway.
ExpiredDough School Talk 7 3,114 05-17-2012, 04:15 PM
  Thread: Graduation Coming Up
Post: Graduation Coming Up

My high school graduation is coming up. May 25 is the day and I want to be there to see my friend graduate. However, they will be passing out rs ticket to student. 7 per each student and the student t...
ExpiredDough School Talk 7 3,114 05-17-2012, 02:15 PM

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