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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: Dropping out?
Post: RE: Dropping out?

I got a GED and got into college a year ahead of my graduating class, and half a year ahead of the graduating class for 2009. You won't be fucking yourself over. Problem is, I don't know anything abou...
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 15 6,110 10-13-2011, 07:49 PM
  Thread: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teachers about youth
Post: Re: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teache...

Yeah, I know there's a difference between an educating environment and a place where you could seriously get hurt if not taught properly. I'm popping a gasket over the latter.
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 33 10,373 09-20-2011, 09:08 PM
  Thread: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teachers about youth
Post: Re: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teache...

I have too much time, and I do feel like I need to be micromanaged at times, is what I'm saying.
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 33 10,373 09-20-2011, 03:16 AM
  Thread: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teachers about youth
Post: Re: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teache...

No, jackass, I got taught the other day by someone else. My point is... lost, apparently. My point is lost on you.
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 33 10,373 09-19-2011, 10:39 AM
  Thread: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teachers about youth
Post: Re: Behind Enemy Lines: What colleges teach teache...

Quote:Let me tell all you students, you may not know it but you secretly desire firm rules and a tough (but fair) teacher. You see, students have a desire to be controlled and to be told what they nee...
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 33 10,373 09-19-2011, 04:18 AM
  Thread: Pretty Much all the cool people left :(
Post: Re: Pretty Much all the cool people left :(

Not necessarily. It just took me a while to catch the move.
Jackass McAwesome Help, Support & Suggestions 23 6,821 09-05-2011, 10:43 PM
  Thread: Working man's requests to management.
Post: Re: Working man's requests to management.

Oh no, I work stock crew. The grocery manager's a cunt. Do the maths.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 8 1,854 08-02-2011, 06:23 AM
  Thread: Working man's requests to management.
Post: Working man's requests to management.

[7:56:27 AM] Sourjacks: ALRIGHT FUCKS [7:56:38 AM] Sourjacks: YOU'RE ABOU TO HEAR ME BITCH ABOUT M NIGHT. [7:56:48 AM] Sourjacks: soon as I feed the dogs. [7:56:57 AM] ZidanReign: It's only me bro. [7...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 8 1,854 08-01-2011, 10:20 PM
  Thread: To Baronvonstrangle.
Post: Re: To Baronvonstrangle.

I'm sorry, but the amount of "DO NOT WANT" on that guy's face is hilarious.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 15 4,199 08-01-2011, 09:20 AM
  Thread: An awesome way to live extremely cheaply.
Post: Re: An awesome way to live extremely cheaply.

I read on Violent Acres how the writer did something similar. For showers, she wound up getting a gym membership. For money she worked two jobs because not living in a real home (she slept in her car ...
Jackass McAwesome Alternative Learning & Income 33 21,712 07-31-2011, 10:34 AM
  Thread: I finally dropped out
Post: Re: I finally dropped out

You aren't free yet, because you're still trapped under that nagging feeling of "Where to go from here." I fucking tell you people in my Drop Out advice article here to come up with a damn plan before...
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 20 4,483 07-25-2011, 01:35 AM
  Thread: What should I name my new band?
Post: Re: What should I name my new band?

This is still going? Call it "Hunter Betrayal"
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 33 8,733 06-23-2011, 11:26 AM
  Thread: Site crisis and all that.
Post: Re: Site crisis and all that.

Hold it hold it hold it, so [i]that person[/i[ got upset at one person signature and decided to nuke the whole fucking site? ...Fuck, grow some thick skin, you idiot.
Jackass McAwesome Announcements 30 6,280 06-14-2011, 10:58 AM
  Thread: What should I name my new band?
Post: Re: What should I name my new band?

Ebony Dark'ness Raven
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 33 8,733 06-08-2011, 09:54 PM
  Thread: Trolling Case #1
Post: Re: Trolling Case #1

OP delivers.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 6 2,416 06-02-2011, 10:56 PM
  Thread: Single greatest rant ever
Post: Re: Single greatest rant ever

pilotguy182 Wrote:I hate school. Period!!!!!!!!! Fuck those prick-head teachers! Exhibit A. The guys we aren't looking for.
Jackass McAwesome Youth Rights 37 20,884 05-27-2011, 12:27 PM
  Thread: Hobo With A Shotgun
Post: Re: Hobo With A Shotgun

^ Mine and a friend's reaction. [8:34:30 PM] Sourjacks: I. HATE. HOBOS!!!! [8:36:01 PM] Magnus Ragnar: ...... [8:36:08 PM] Magnus Ragnar: That.... [8:36:10 PM] Magnus Ragnar: OH MY GOD [8:36:17 PM] M...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 15 2,692 05-18-2011, 10:40 AM
  Thread: Planking
Post: Re: Planking

fish20 Wrote:[img]http://www.homiesonfire.com/ededd&eddy/Plank.gif[/img] fapfapfap
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 5 1,467 05-17-2011, 09:48 AM
  Thread: Tiger Parenting
Post: Re: Tiger Parenting

Hope you don't mind me slightly veering off topic, but I was just at my sister's graduation, and the speech from the representative of something or other delved into talking about China's higher educa...
Jackass McAwesome Youth Rights 21 8,822 05-15-2011, 01:58 AM
  Thread: Overrated thread
Post: Re: Overrated thread

Crow Wrote:Minecraft Crow.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 29 3,388 05-08-2011, 05:34 AM
  Thread: Overrated thread
Post: Re: Overrated thread

Derchin Wrote:Moody people Religion Living in the suburbs Derchin
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 29 3,388 05-07-2011, 09:26 AM
  Thread: Overrated thread
Post: Re: Overrated thread

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:Lesbians BaronVonStrangle
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 29 3,388 05-06-2011, 10:58 AM
  Thread: I thought this was an interesting read.
Post: I thought this was an interesting read.

http://www.musingsonlifeandlove.com/201 ... ey-can-do/ will be back to discuss later. finals in an hour D:
Jackass McAwesome School Talk 1 1,716 05-06-2011, 02:27 AM
  Thread: School helps you
Post: Re: School helps you

Asder Miller Wrote:Geeksta Wrote:But it is still a terrible system, one that in my opinion does more harm than good. Does more harm how? :D You're being narrow minded. The current system's "one-size...
Jackass McAwesome Youth Rights 54 15,452 05-02-2011, 05:28 AM
  Thread: I wanted to go ahead and advertise my art blog
Post: I wanted to go ahead and advertise my art blog

I'm killing my Deviantart because the people there suck and therefore I want nothing to do with them. So instead, you can find my art (and any rambling I might do) at Whiskey Corridor. Peace. [img]h...
Jackass McAwesome Original Artwork/Writing 3 1,927 05-01-2011, 11:28 AM
  Thread: Stupid shit that happens to be on my Facebook feed
Post: Re: Stupid shit that happens to be on my Facebook ...

[img]http://i.imgur.com/x4E4m.png[/img] (I made this, it's on my DeviantArt as well)
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 2 1,344 04-16-2011, 09:12 AM
  Thread: The Only Moral Abortion is my Abortion
Post: Re: The Only Moral Abortion is my Abortion

Thought Criminal Wrote:Lol I remember reading that somewhere before. It's pretty fucking pathetic. Probably on SnipeMe. There's a guest rant about those sad sacks of hypocritical shit.
Jackass McAwesome Philosophy, Politics & History 14 6,330 04-15-2011, 10:20 AM
  Thread: Tor's been compromised
Post: Tor's been compromised

Yeah, you know that anonymous shit you guys love so much? Not no more. IT Guy friend sent this to me: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... etwork.ars
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 2 1,276 04-15-2011, 04:07 AM
  Thread: Faith in psychologists/therapists. Opinions?
Post: Re: Faith in psychologists/therapists. Opinions?

I went to one. He was respectful to me and treated me as an equal in our sessions. It's the psychologists you gotta worry about.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 11 1,886 04-11-2011, 07:38 AM
  Thread: Someone devoted a rap to me
Post: Someone devoted a rap to me

And I wish I was trollin'. Note that I only have a vague idea of who these "Mitsuri Army" people are. Code: For every single sick rhymer there is gonna be a critic A sick pig Waiting for you, like t...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 1 848 04-08-2011, 04:08 PM
  Thread: Wrting an article
Post: Re: Wrting an article

Geeksta Wrote:Can someone who has writen an article for this site tell me how to get an article on the site? I assume I'll have to talk (type?) to Soulriser, but I'd still like to know how to go about...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 9 1,036 04-03-2011, 09:56 AM
  Thread: Help Nathan Buy Firefly
Post: Re: Help Nathan Buy Firefly

Firefly bored me. The fuck is this crap. [img]http://images.memegenerator.net/SRS-FACE/File/93630/SRS-FACE.jpg[/img]
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 23 3,528 02-26-2011, 11:04 AM
  Thread: Art Meta
Post: Re: Art Meta

[img]http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss234/westgate561/THISGONBGUD.gif[/img] Faby Wrote:And here's where I bring up that art argument that everyone loves to hate, sans me. Quote:Or should I just ...
Jackass McAwesome Original Artwork/Writing 4 1,141 02-22-2011, 06:44 PM
  Thread: Art Meta
Post: Art Meta

OH YEEAAHHH Okay, this isn't really anything that's bothering me, but for art people (like me, hey whaddup) it's meant to be thought provoking for artists, budding ones, mostly. I'll update this firs...
Jackass McAwesome Original Artwork/Writing 4 1,141 02-22-2011, 02:08 PM
  Thread: So I was reading over one of my rants.
Post: Re: So I was reading over one of my rants.

If anyone's potentially more interested in the rant, here goes. Tomorrow, I have an exam in class. I haven't studied all that much for it, so yesterday and today, I was gonna spend sleepless hours st...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 11 1,856 02-15-2011, 03:25 PM
  Thread: So I was reading over one of my rants.
Post: Re: So I was reading over one of my rants.

Yes. Yes she is. Self-destructive and stupid as she ever was, no less.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 11 1,856 02-15-2011, 03:15 PM
  Thread: So I was reading over one of my rants.
Post: So I was reading over one of my rants.

Quote:I'm less active in TQP than I'd like to be. Aside from my huge low in November (which, skipping a class and sitting in a computer lab listening to death metal did WONDERS to help) I've never had...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 11 1,856 02-15-2011, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Why was your day great?
Post: Re: Why was your day great?

Kim Jong Il Wrote:Then I had them killed. This made my day.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 751 180,220 02-13-2011, 04:08 PM
  Thread: STPID ALGEBRA HW
Post: Re: STPID ALGEBRA HW

pff ha ha ha basic algebra Gentlemen, ya'll's bein' trolled.
Jackass McAwesome Homework Help & Answers 16 8,498 02-13-2011, 03:58 PM
  Thread: Your honest opinion, please....
Post: Re: Your honest opinion, please....

HA HA HA HA HA! Dropping out and getting my GED was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me. I was in college well ahead of my graduating class, and the illusion of anything being wrong w...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 15 2,474 02-08-2011, 11:11 AM
  Thread: If you had to hang out with 1 SS member, who would it be?
Post: Re: If you had to hang out with 1 SS member, who w...

I'd probably meet up with Soul Riser. Maybe Hannah if she were still around.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 78 7,787 02-02-2011, 09:07 AM
  Thread: ATTN: NA, BVS, Jaron, whoever the fuck else
Post: Re: ATTN: NA, BVS, Jaron, whoever the fuck else

Desu Wrote:Jackass McAwesome Wrote:Night, for the love of God, shut the fuck up already. NO ONE CARES [img]http://i.imgur.com/1z7xj.jpg[/img] GET TROLLED HARDER NIGGER AAAAHAHAHAHA [img]http://...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 14 1,734 02-02-2011, 03:15 AM
  Thread: ATTN: NA, BVS, Jaron, whoever the fuck else
Post: Re: ATTN: NA, BVS, Jaron, whoever the fuck else

Night, for the love of God, shut the fuck up already. NO ONE CARES
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 14 1,734 02-01-2011, 09:44 AM
  Thread: FUCK
Post: Re: FUCK

I have nothing. I am nothing. I am empty.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 9 1,234 01-05-2011, 09:32 AM
  Thread: It is 15 mins to 2011
Post: Re: It is 15 mins to 2011

9:55, but it's all the same. Let's. get. cracking.
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 11 1,658 01-01-2011, 12:55 PM
  Thread: Virtual Reality
Post: Re: Virtual Reality

[img]http://chzderp.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/hurr-durr-derp-face-sophistication-ostrich.jpg[/img]
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 3 1,071 12-29-2010, 12:43 PM
  Thread: Well, I'm considering writing another article for the site.
Post: Well, I'm considering writing another article for ...

So... Yeah. Look, the other sections get fucking IGNORED here. This is my subject. Psychologists. Two- almost three- years ago, I had to go to sessions with a couple counselors after that bullshit wi...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 2 738 12-24-2010, 08:38 PM
  Thread: Your all a bunch of worthless fucks
Post: Re: Your all a bunch of worthless fucks

Oi don't leave me out. I try to be remotely constructive, and I contributed an article to the site :V
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 62 5,418 12-06-2010, 03:37 PM
  Thread: Best Korea fires artillery at Worst Korea
Post: Re: Best Korea fires artillery at Worst Korea

You ought to make a killdozer then. Get your car, get some cameras, get some life support, board the windows up with steel plating, and drive with your camera as your guide, while the bullets bounce o...
Jackass McAwesome General Talk 79 7,532 11-29-2010, 10:33 AM
  Thread: Some CG-ish things.
Post: Re: Some CG-ish things.

Lunatic Wrote:Pretty cool. Efstratios Wrote:What program do you use? 3D or 2D? Wow, this is pretty damn old. Well, okay. I draw all my sketches in OpenCanvas, but everything's CG'd up in Paint Tool...
Jackass McAwesome Original Artwork/Writing 7 1,235 11-24-2010, 09:44 AM

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