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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: procrastination is destroying me
Post: procrastination is destroying me

Lately, my procrastination has become a severe problem (notice time of posting). I always put off homework and studying until the last minute. As a result, I'm getting too little sleep and its probabl...
fishpit School Talk 9 3,106 02-07-2011, 03:53 AM
  Thread: Ask a British bloke anything
Post: Re: Ask a British bloke anything

Elfy Wrote:Go What are some good places for sightseeing in UK or near where ever you live? What kind of wild life is there? Where can I find Hogwarts?
fishpit Interviews 59 9,824 01-23-2011, 06:48 PM
  Thread: Caffeine
Post: Re: Caffeine

I get most of my caffeine from the occasional cup of black tea. I never experience a rush of energy maybe because I don't use sugar or I just don't drink enough. Also, for those who are tired all day,...
fishpit General Talk 18 3,059 01-23-2011, 06:25 PM
  Thread: Your religion?
Post: Re: Your religion?

Faby Wrote:Where's apatheism? Interesting. I never knew there was a term to describe disinterest in religion. Added. Uncle Zherny Wrote:I'm a Maniac follower of our Lord Sheogorath. How DARE you excl...
fishpit General Talk 49 2,983 01-23-2011, 05:47 PM
  Thread: Your religion?
Post: Your religion?

Just curious. I suspect most of the options will have no votes but tell me if I excluded you.
fishpit General Talk 49 2,983 01-23-2011, 04:12 PM
  Thread: looking for scary horrifying books
Post: looking for scary horrifying books

Recommend some really extremely scary books that gave you nightmares or made you wet your pants- preferably books with a good storyline. No book has scared the hell out of me yet.
fishpit Movies/TV/Videos/Books 1 1,065 01-23-2011, 03:39 PM
  Thread: Modern Renaissance Man
Post: Modern Renaissance Man

Do you think it is feasible for someone today to become a polymath or renaissance man, that is a person who is knowledgeable in a wide variety of fields? And I don't mean people okay at several things...
fishpit Philosophy, Politics & History 3 2,021 01-23-2011, 03:26 PM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: Re: What Art Thou Reading?

I just finished Hell's Heroes, the final book of the Demonata series. Lots of blood, guts, and epicness! I highly recommend the whole series.
fishpit Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 55,700 01-23-2011, 02:57 AM
  Thread: Comedy you watch?
Post: Comedy you watch?

I don't normally watch comedy but this guy, Danny Bhoy, is really funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh9UwSPT9xM Last night I found myself wasting spending quite some time watching tons of other ...
fishpit Movies/TV/Videos/Books 4 1,132 01-13-2011, 11:59 PM
  Thread: If someone shot you...
Post: Re: If someone shot you...

Split your soul into 7 pieces and hide them before this happens? Too fictitious really but Voldemort did just that. Of course, harry still killed him, piece by piece. Seriously though, I would try to ...
fishpit General Talk 9 1,691 11-11-2010, 11:40 PM
  Thread: Places you want to visit
Post: Re: Places you want to visit

Some places I can think of right now: Australia because I want to scuba dive in the great barrier reef! France because of the excellent cheese. (well, yeah some other countries make great cheese too ...
fishpit General Talk 26 3,615 11-11-2010, 11:10 PM
  Thread: Favorite beverage?
Post: Favorite beverage?

What's your favorite beverage? I mainly drink plain H20 but colder weather has gotten me to drink unsweetened tea, both tea teas and herbal teas. I like milk too but I'm somewhat lactose intolerant. ...
fishpit Food & Cooking 74 24,371 11-08-2010, 12:45 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Re: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

It's Good to be in Love- Frou Frou :)
fishpit Music 4,462 440,804 11-08-2010, 12:11 AM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: Re: What Art Thou Reading?

Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card Ender series is one of my favorite sci-fi series. Understanding physics by issac asimov Wading through this book is rather tricky (at least for me) but it's suppose...
fishpit Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 55,700 09-27-2010, 08:57 PM
  Thread: MIT Blossoms
Post: MIT Blossoms

http://blossoms.mit.edu/ This is a pretty good resource- not as big as more known sites such as MIT OCW but it has some interesting high school level lectures about math and science. Some of the video...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 0 1,376 09-05-2010, 11:58 PM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Re: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

Shinedown- Her Name is Alice
fishpit Music 4,462 440,804 08-13-2010, 06:08 PM
  Thread: The 4-Hour Workweek
Post: The 4-Hour Workweek

Anyone read this book? Its about freeing yourself from a typical work schedule and getting more time and money to do what you want. I don't know how much of the book can be applied to minors but the...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 2 1,816 08-13-2010, 05:56 PM
  Thread: improve education speech
Post: Re: improve education speech

well i think it makes more sense to double post- here's my draft of the speech: Hidden stuff: Sitting in a classroom. Listening to the lecture. Some students love the class. Some find the clas...
fishpit Homework Help & Answers 3 2,327 02-07-2010, 12:27 PM
  Thread: improve education speech
Post: improve education speech

In english we have to write and present persuasive speeches (due quite soon :dead:). I picked the obvious topic of 'improving education'. My argument so far is schools should allow students the optio...
fishpit Homework Help & Answers 3 2,327 02-05-2010, 12:29 AM
  Thread: Learning Japanese?
Post: Re: Learning Japanese?

If you want to efficiently master japanese or any other language ajatt may work for you: http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/about Basically, you immerse yourself in japanese, learn kanji/kana u...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 14 9,686 01-18-2010, 11:43 PM
  Thread: Avatar 3D
Post: Re: Avatar 3D

I wish I could live in pandora. :)
fishpit Movies/TV/Videos/Books 39 3,260 01-11-2010, 06:38 PM
  Thread: firefox add-ons you have installed?
Post: firefox add-ons you have installed?

List your firefox add-ons! mac: aardvark adblock plus download helper downloadthemall! firebug removetabs pc: All of the above plus: chromifox companion download statusbar hide chrome location ba...
fishpit General Talk 13 1,417 01-11-2010, 06:24 PM
  Thread: Calculus at 14
Post: Re: Calculus at 14

Do you know trigonometry/precalculus? Then you can go ahead and do calculus but I think you should go into other maths first. Have you ever taken mathcounts or amc math exams? They emphasis problem s...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 9 2,834 01-08-2010, 06:32 PM
  Thread: how to argue against this?
Post: Re: how to argue against this?

Alucard483 Wrote:At this point we fudge grades. You agree to thier terms of engagment then use unconventional warfare. Unfortunatly will still have to attend school but not really partisipate. However...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 14 4,875 12-02-2009, 04:21 PM
  Thread: Can I get sauce on this picture?
Post: Re: Can I get sauce on this picture?

Sorry for my ignorance, but what's 'sauce'?
fishpit General Talk 60 4,646 11-29-2009, 11:24 PM
  Thread: Sick of school? Revolt! V.2
Post: Re: Sick of school? Revolt! V.2

How about a comedy or drama that parodies school? A really good video would gets lots of views on youtube. Comedy would probably get more views but then people might not take the subject of anti-schoo...
fishpit Youth Rights 299 27,862 11-29-2009, 05:19 PM
  Thread: how to argue against this?
Post: how to argue against this?

I read through teenage liberation handbook and wrote/presented a long proposal based on the one in the book (I talked about college plans, academic stuff, etc.) My parents are still far from convinced...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 14 4,875 11-29-2009, 04:47 PM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

I feel like shit. I'm sick of writing essays and being force fed 'learning' 6 hours 5 days a week. (In fact, I'm also agonizing over what the heck to write for an essay due in two days ArGGGGhh :no: )...
fishpit General Talk 1,272 152,773 11-16-2009, 09:19 PM
  Thread: i hate grades
Post: i hate grades

I have a D for physics so my teacher emailed my parents, probably the principal as well, and I dunno who else. My parents are really pissed but something worse happened today. After lunch, I go to whe...
fishpit School Talk 12 1,441 10-13-2009, 06:45 PM
  Thread: Bed Times
Post: Re: Bed Times

I don't have a bedtime anymore because my parents have given up. I tend to sleep at 12:30-1:00 usually not because of homework but cause my sleeping is messed up. My parents often get pissed off whene...
fishpit School Talk 24 1,629 10-13-2009, 06:20 PM
  Thread: Obama wins nobel peace prize
Post: Re: Obama wins nobel peace prize

There are loads more people who deserve the nobel peace price. Problem is, I don't know any of their names. Nor do many people I bet. Often, the ones with most power and influence get rewarded.. for d...
fishpit Philosophy, Politics & History 42 4,720 10-11-2009, 03:58 PM
  Thread: God is he real and divine or a fake piece of carp
Post: Re: God is he real and divine or a fake piece of c...

I don't really believe in any god, gods, deities. One of my hypothesis (not really my belief) is that there's this vague substance that makes up this universe and when people die or whatever, their be...
fishpit Philosophy, Politics & History 197 37,964 10-11-2009, 03:27 PM
  Thread: How adult are you?
Post: Re: How adult are you?

Your Total "Adultness" Competency Score is 83% Love 100% Sex 100% Leadership 89% Problem Solving 100% Physical Abilities 100% Verbal & Math Skills 100% Interpersonal Skills 44% Handling R...
fishpit Youth Rights 112 36,081 10-11-2009, 02:44 PM
  Thread: Well. If you want some stuff to learn...
Post: Re: Well. If you want some stuff to learn...

for artists check out the forums- full of art, resources, inspiration http://conceptart.org/ [/list:u] some anatomy references (lots more easily found if you google) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibitio...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 41 37,245 10-11-2009, 01:35 AM
  Thread: What was the last thing you ate/currently are eating?
Post: Re: What was the last thing you ate/currently are ...

kimichi and yogurt. 20 min before that, korean BBQ- muscle, heart, tongue! . tasty but pricey; I could've eaten thirty more pieces until I was full.
fishpit Food & Cooking 755 92,650 10-11-2009, 01:22 AM
  Thread: College specializing in high school non-graduates
Post: Re: College specializing in high school non-gradua...

Early collages? Simon's rock is a famous one http://www.simons-rock.edu/
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 2 2,081 05-27-2009, 10:27 PM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

today I gave an after school activities/sports contract for next year for my parents to sign.I don't like any of the activities but people who don't do anything still have to get it signed. Then they ...
fishpit General Talk 1,272 152,773 05-27-2009, 10:09 PM
  Thread: Last day.
Post: Re: Last day.

get everyone to 'fall' off their chairs at the same time or get everyone to stare at the teacher in silent resentment
fishpit School Talk 16 1,412 05-27-2009, 12:38 AM
  Thread: end of year exams and other crap
Post: end of year exams and other crap

I want to leave school for good (well, I've always wanted to leave school but today I'm especially pissed off). All my exams are next week and I haven't started real studying. Nor do I see any point i...
fishpit School Talk 4 1,167 05-26-2009, 06:15 PM
  Thread: help me write a rap about nationalism
Post: Re: help me write a rap about nationalism

I was panicking because I had send in the rough draft of lyrics (procrastination :yes: ) Luckily I emailed it only 5 minutes late. Thanks for the help guys. It looks a bit short though. Would a 20-...
fishpit Homework Help & Answers 13 6,261 05-19-2009, 04:42 PM
  Thread: Final Week(s) Of School!!!!
Post: Re: Final Week(s) Of School!!!!

Officially, I have 4 more weeks of school... that'll be until June 12 Right I now I have a week of holiday because of the swine flu so that may be 5 more weeks of school :waah: ! plans: 1. Math (in...
fishpit School Talk 60 8,278 05-19-2009, 12:01 PM
  Thread: A Game
Post: Re: A Game

Yes they are too rich TPBM is picking their nose right now
fishpit Games 1,818 149,147 05-19-2009, 09:59 AM
  Thread: word association
Post: Re: word association

mickey mouse
fishpit Games 8,943 450,092 05-19-2009, 09:49 AM
  Thread: A random game
Post: Re: A random game

Politicians raped here hate school, AMIRITE, Jebus?
fishpit Games 393 35,887 05-19-2009, 09:45 AM
  Thread: Where and how do you get your money?
Post: Re: Where and how do you get your money?

I'm supposed to get allowance from parents but: a. They forget b. I forget c. I don't need to buy anything d. Even if I wanted to buy something, I would have to get approval first :dead: I have ...
fishpit Alternative Learning & Income 44 10,753 05-17-2009, 01:20 PM
  Thread: What was the last thing you ate/currently are eating?
Post: Re: What was the last thing you ate/currently are ...

kiwi
fishpit Food & Cooking 755 92,650 05-17-2009, 01:10 PM
  Thread: swine flu and school
Post: swine flu and school

Do you think lots of schools around the world will be closed due to swine flu? Apparently, a student (from different school) got swine flu in the city I live (scary). So, my school is a closed for a w...
fishpit School Talk 6 2,168 05-16-2009, 04:44 PM
  Thread: help me write a rap about nationalism
Post: Re: help me write a rap about nationalism

Fire Elf: Sounds pretty nice and flows but I think rap has more rhyme. undergroundrevolutionary Wrote:well, my first suggestion would be to give a rhyme scheme. If its not i rhyme it aint worth a d...
fishpit Homework Help & Answers 13 6,261 05-15-2009, 11:30 PM
  Thread: REMEMBER THAT FIRST DETENTION BOLDY YOU EARN
Post: Re: REMEMBER THAT FIRST DETENTION BOLDY YOU EARN

I got detention because I forgot to do my homework. This was in my old school in 5th grade- where the policy is that if don't do HW, you get lunch detention...that means no recess :( ridiculous eve...
fishpit School Talk 49 6,067 05-14-2009, 06:26 PM
  Thread: help me write a rap about nationalism
Post: help me write a rap about nationalism

I have to write a rap/song about a prechosen topic for history. Worst of all, I have to record this later and the whole class will get to listen to it :dead: This is apparently supposed to help us ...
fishpit Homework Help & Answers 13 6,261 05-14-2009, 05:42 PM

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