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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: Muslim Organisation to rate games based on "Values of Islam"
Post: Re: Muslim Organisation to rate games based on "Va...

Christiananswers.net already has something like this for Christianity.
arthasmenethil General Talk 8 1,561 12-06-2010, 11:04 AM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: Re: What Art Thou Reading?

Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan
arthasmenethil Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 57,296 09-25-2010, 07:20 AM
  Thread: Mafia II
Post: Re: Mafia II

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:screw your san andreas, vice city ftw This SA was great, but VC was a much better game IMO.
arthasmenethil General Talk 28 1,538 08-31-2010, 08:15 AM
  Thread: School Uniforms
Post: Re: School Uniforms

kbeth Wrote:I have to wear uniforms. Yeah, I think it's stupid, but I guess it's not as bad as it's made out to be. At least you know what you're going to wear every day, so it's not like a stress try...
arthasmenethil School Talk 75 12,619 08-16-2010, 09:36 AM
  Thread: Help Defend Video Games In The Supreme Court!
Post: Re: Help Defend Video Games In The Supreme Court!

Here's my response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bElJJQnWmY#
arthasmenethil General Talk 12 2,477 08-14-2010, 12:19 PM
  Thread: First Amendment vs. stupid rednecks
Post: Re: First Amendment vs. stupid rednecks

The Desert Fox Wrote:Quote:“As a mother and a grandmother, I worry,” Ms. Serafin said. “I learned that in 20 years with the rate of the birth population, we will be overtaken by Islam, and their goal ...
arthasmenethil Philosophy, Politics & History 17 2,540 08-10-2010, 02:38 AM
  Thread: The motherfucking Half-Life series
Post: Re: The motherfucking Half-Life series

Raikuron Wrote:You're computer couldn't handle Half-Life 2... You've gotta be fucking kidding me. Nope, I am not. My old comp sucked. New one isn't amazing, but its much better than the old one. I do...
arthasmenethil Games 18 2,861 08-10-2010, 02:20 AM
  Thread: The motherfucking Half-Life series
Post: Re: The motherfucking Half-Life series

I love Half Life and I just now got a computer that can handle HL2. Also, Blue Shift and Opposing Forces are pretty goodo[OpFor is the better of the 2 though).
arthasmenethil Games 18 2,861 08-08-2010, 04:03 PM
  Thread: School Uniforms
Post: Re: School Uniforms

mrdude300 Wrote:I hate dress code more.If you're gonna have a uniform,have it.Don't half ass with rules no one understands where you can't have a shoe because it's a gang color. That last part sounds...
arthasmenethil School Talk 75 12,619 08-07-2010, 02:58 AM
  Thread: What are you like at school?
Post: Re: What are you like at school?

I'm done with high school, but I'll answer Do you attend often? I did. Mostly because I wanted out of my house for a while Do you do work at school? In the classes for subjecs I enjoyed(math and sci...
arthasmenethil School Talk 36 4,315 08-03-2010, 12:54 AM
  Thread: STUFF, STUFF you've done
Post: Re: STUFF, STUFF you've done

Me and a friend ate taco bell taco sauce out of the packet. It tasted horrible. We got our reactions to it on video. Then we played hide n' seek in complete darkness. Very fun.
arthasmenethil Funny Stuff 7 1,214 08-01-2010, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Taking chemistry next year
Post: Re: Taking chemistry next year

psychopath Wrote:Make sure you know the uber basics like parts of an atom and what the periodic table is etc, then learn about naming compounds and how they're named and shit, then learn about ionic a...
arthasmenethil Science & Technology 8 2,618 07-31-2010, 01:09 AM
  Thread: Behold... THE WORST BAND EVER FORMED
Post: Re: Behold... THE WORST BAND EVER FORMED

I'm gonna have you arrested for raping my ears!
arthasmenethil Music 57 5,741 07-31-2010, 01:08 AM
  Thread: texas GOP proposes to criminalize gays,and outlaw porn.
Post: Re: texas GOP proposes to criminalize gays,and out...

HeartofShadows Wrote:Auberon Wrote:Majority rule is a sad thing when the majority is composed of bigots who love their pet moral high horses. Yeah Democracy is nothing but a joke when the majority is...
arthasmenethil Philosophy, Politics & History 37 8,606 07-07-2010, 06:36 AM
  Thread: Why Twilight is nonsensical.
Post: Re: Why Twilight is nonsensical.

Hidden stuff: [img]http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee224/koolgirl_013/MotivationalPoster2-1.jpg[/img] I've also seen another one but can't find it: It says, "Twilight: the story of a girl ...
arthasmenethil Movies/TV/Videos/Books 45 12,737 07-07-2010, 06:26 AM
  Thread: The Metal Militia
Post: Re: The Metal Militia

BobManPerson Wrote:How is it possible that the same country that created Rush is the same country that created Justin Bieber? Scientists have yet to figure out this mystery. I wonder what will happ...
arthasmenethil General Talk 11 1,265 07-07-2010, 06:23 AM
  Thread: texas GOP proposes to criminalize gays,and outlaw porn.
Post: Re: texas GOP proposes to criminalize gays,and out...

Quote:Equality of All Citizens - We deplore all discrimination. I think they forgot "except against them faggots" at the end of that statement And remember, don't mess with Texas; picking on retards...
arthasmenethil Philosophy, Politics & History 37 8,606 07-03-2010, 01:11 PM
  Thread: How Jesus turned water to wine
Post: Re: How Jesus turned water to wine

AWOL Wrote:Hm... Force might have been the wrong word to use... Convert as many people to atheism as you can, and exclude the rest. Replace "atheism" with "Christianity" and that would sound very fam...
arthasmenethil Philosophy, Politics & History 66 10,778 07-01-2010, 03:06 AM
  Thread: If the Christian God is Real
Post: Re: If the Christian God is Real

HeartofShadows Wrote:You don't sound very christian Jose. :uhoh: I thought the same thing...
arthasmenethil General Talk 42 3,139 06-17-2010, 12:30 PM
  Thread: Soooo tired of christians
Post: Re: Soooo tired of christians

jose Wrote:actually i don't think god is the ruler of the universe. if he was, other religions wouldn't be so strong. i don't think anyone rules the universe. i don't believe EVERYTHING christianity t...
arthasmenethil Philosophy, Politics & History 36 2,927 06-17-2010, 12:29 PM
  Thread: What do you look for in a
Post: Re: What do you look for in a

One where camping opportunities are minimal(if not non-existent) I also like places where there are places for short and long range fighting(ie. not a network of small rooms).
arthasmenethil General Talk 29 3,567 06-17-2010, 12:25 PM
  Thread: Jesus
Post: Re: Jesus

Rebelnerd Wrote:Jesus was a pretty cool guy, eh turns water into wine and doesn't afraid of Romans :laugh:
arthasmenethil General Talk 5 946 06-05-2010, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Metal.
Post: Re: Metal.

Blood Demon Wrote:|55555| Wrote:katakana Wrote:You forgot the best kind of metal. Metalcore! Metalcore is a term that refers to a hybrid genre created from Heavy Metal and Hardcore elements. Metalcor...
arthasmenethil Music 164 39,813 06-02-2010, 09:35 AM
  Thread: A simple solution to gay marriage.
Post: Re: A simple solution to gay marriage.

Rebelnerd Wrote:The colonies were founded on Christianity (puritanism, to be more precise, at least in the North). But notice how as soon as they started putting the Bill of Rights together, they stuc...
arthasmenethil Philosophy, Politics & History 39 7,575 06-02-2010, 09:27 AM
  Thread: I am seeing how long I can stay awake for the hell of it.
Post: Re: I am seeing how long I can stay awake for the ...

Elfy Wrote:Play iSketch. http://www.isketch.net Never gets old. Clicking on this crashed my browser
arthasmenethil General Talk 103 7,766 06-02-2010, 09:15 AM
  Thread: Masturbation Achievements
Post: Re: Masturbation Achievements

Anyone but me have "In God we Fap"?
arthasmenethil General Talk 86 9,793 05-31-2010, 05:48 AM
  Thread: The Top 100 Things I'd do if I Became an Evil Overlord
Post: Re: The Top 100 Things I'd do if I Became an Evil ...

I love that last one. Oh and Quote:Read this years ago, still kinda funny though.
arthasmenethil Funny Stuff 9 1,170 05-30-2010, 06:08 AM
  Thread: Oh look! Another one!
Post: Oh look! Another one!

http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html After so many failed attempts at this, you'd think they'd stop trying to convince people the rapture is close.
arthasmenethil General Talk 3 850 05-28-2010, 12:21 PM
  Thread: Most interesting thing that happened to you lately
Post: Re: Most interesting thing that happened to you la...

Leon Kinotolian Wrote:On the other hand, if the theatre has people checking the tickets at the entrance of the movie, this may not be effective. . There was the problem. The didn't check ID when boug...
arthasmenethil General Talk 25 2,921 05-27-2010, 04:57 AM
  Thread: dog rapes goose
Post: Re: dog rapes goose

That reminded me of when me and some friends saw a duck getting gang raped by other ducks. Also: :laugh:
arthasmenethil Funny Stuff 5 1,238 05-27-2010, 04:52 AM
  Thread: Most interesting thing that happened to you lately
Post: Re: Most interesting thing that happened to you la...

Nearly got kicked out of a movie theatre because we snuck a friend who didn't have ID with him into A Night mare on Elm Street, but we convinced the manager he was 18 so she let us all stay and see th...
arthasmenethil General Talk 25 2,921 05-26-2010, 08:52 AM
  Thread: School testing our mental health
Post: Re: School testing our mental health

CrayolaColours Wrote:Reminds me of the "compatibility" test we took around Valentines day. So degrading. I remember my school doing this and they charged you for the results. I just wrote down rando...
arthasmenethil School Talk 24 4,444 05-25-2010, 10:00 AM
  Thread: I got this question WRONG?
Post: Re: I got this question WRONG?

Rebelnerd Wrote:Dude, the answer is to play a recording of a deer mating call in the middle of a minefield and finish off the survivors with a minigun. Don't they teach you anything in that school? I...
arthasmenethil School Talk 22 3,429 05-25-2010, 09:49 AM
  Thread: Why teenagers are growing up slowly.
Post: Re: Why teenagers are growing up slowly.

Absentinsomniac Wrote:I agree with it. We are being forced to do bullshit work while we should be out learning to do real jobs. The article is a bit ageist because it hints at how "wrong" and "broke...
arthasmenethil Youth Rights 13 3,146 05-25-2010, 09:48 AM
  Thread: This guy
Post: Re: This guy

AWOL Wrote:The Desert Fox Wrote:Gunnery Sgt. Hartman Wrote:http://youtube.com/watch?v=2Lcp3e5nqa8 Win. Even I know Steam better than This guy. Me too even though I've only used it once to get that fr...
arthasmenethil Funny Stuff 20 2,022 05-19-2010, 05:35 AM
  Thread: R.I.P. Ronnia James Dio (July 10, 1942-May 16, 2010)
Post: Re: R.I.P. Ronnia James Dio (July 10, 1942-May 16,...

|55555| Wrote:lol he's dead for real now. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe ... mID=140129 I was just about to post this.
arthasmenethil Music 3 1,221 05-17-2010, 10:10 AM
  Thread: This guy
Post: Re: This guy

Ceiling Cat Wrote:LET'S ALL FUCKING PLAY STEAM YEAH! IT'LL BE FUN, GUYZZZZZ!!!!1111!1!ONE
arthasmenethil Funny Stuff 20 2,022 05-17-2010, 07:40 AM
  Thread: R.I.P. Ronnia James Dio (July 10, 1942-May 16, 2010)
Post: R.I.P. Ronnia James Dio (July 10, 1942-May 16, 201...

R.I.P. Ronnia James Dio (July 10, 1942-May 16, 2010) http://ronniejamesdio.com/
arthasmenethil Music 3 1,221 05-17-2010, 07:00 AM
  Thread: I came.
Post: Re: I came.

Just added that to "My favorite Flash Games" list.
arthasmenethil Games 8 1,060 05-08-2010, 05:01 AM
  Thread: Do you think Yahoo Answers is STOO-PID or smart?
Post: Re: Do you think Yahoo Answers is STOO-PID or smar...

BobManPerson Wrote:Yahoo! Answers is a cesspool of stupidity and grammatical rape. Which is why I go there a lot. Stupidity makes me laugh.
arthasmenethil Youth Rights 62 11,498 05-07-2010, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Do you think Yahoo Answers is STOO-PID or smart?
Post: Re: Do you think Yahoo Answers is STOO-PID or smar...

BobManPerson Wrote:I hate it when people say, "no, kids don't deserve rights because they don't have adult responsibilities." The reason we don't have "adult responsibilities" is because we aren't all...
arthasmenethil Youth Rights 62 11,498 05-07-2010, 08:01 AM
  Thread: The PlayStation series
Post: Re: The PlayStation series

thought criminal Wrote: Hidden stuff: [img]http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m374/century32/1271622505003.jpg[/img] Because Uncharted 1 & 2, Resistance FoM, and R2, the two R&C Future...
arthasmenethil General Talk 42 4,785 05-05-2010, 10:42 AM
  Thread: The PlayStation series
Post: Re: The PlayStation series

CrayolaColours Wrote:I notice that the less known games seem to be the best. There are good games out there, they just aren't all that known. Like Psychonauts. That game was bursting with creativity. ...
arthasmenethil General Talk 42 4,785 05-03-2010, 11:09 PM
  Thread: The PlayStation series
Post: Re: The PlayStation series

AWOL Wrote:*headdesk*. The reason you guys hate modern gaming is because of the amount of people who go: Quote:Lawl, I took a course in HTML, I iz can make games now pl0x? These people are morons, a...
arthasmenethil General Talk 42 4,785 05-03-2010, 06:21 AM
  Thread: Any "classical" music lovers?
Post: Re: Any "classical" music lovers?

I like Baroque music. Also, would you include Gregorian chants as "classical?" If so, then include those.
arthasmenethil Music 33 4,432 05-01-2010, 12:20 PM
  Thread: Fallout 3 is driving me crazy.
Post: Re: Fallout 3 is driving me crazy.

Alucard483 Wrote:Well, I guess some people cant appreciate a game for what it is. Sure we can. But why not improve it if you can? Especially if it's free.
arthasmenethil General Talk 35 4,082 05-01-2010, 12:11 PM
  Thread: When you first came onto the internet...
Post: Re: When you first came onto the internet...

I think I was pretty normal. I never used text/1337 speak unless it was part of a joke.
arthasmenethil Funny Stuff 53 5,874 04-28-2010, 09:14 AM
  Thread: Stupid California
Post: Re: Stupid California

DragonDusk Wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100427/tc_n...eogames_10 That's really fucked up. Besides, it's not gonna stop them from playing the games. They have several options: go to a friend's h...
arthasmenethil School Talk 13 3,059 04-28-2010, 09:12 AM
  Thread: Stupid California
Post: Re: Stupid California

Fire Elf Wrote:citation needed.
arthasmenethil School Talk 13 3,059 04-28-2010, 09:05 AM
  Thread: Multiplayer Game Thread
Post: Re: Multiplayer Game Thread

Ceiling Cat Wrote:christillusion Wrote:DUDE! That "Outside" game looks epic! I wanna play it! NOW!!!!! Nah, not worth it. The server administration is so corrupt this game got horribly imbalanced and ...
arthasmenethil Games 25 4,009 04-24-2010, 10:12 AM

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