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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: Is something worth dieing and killing for?
Post: Re: Is something worth dieing and killing for?

--monkey666-- Wrote:Im not sure. In one sense it sounds so brave to die for your country to the last breath but, on the other hand it sounds naive. I mean I suppose your sacrificing yourself for the w...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 35 5,353 10-20-2009, 01:17 AM
  Thread: Snitching on someone?
Post: Re: Snitching on someone?

--monkey666-- Wrote:We all no the rule: Don't snitch. (tell someone,taddle-tale etc.) What do you think of it? I think that one mans business is his own business. And really you shouldn't just barge ...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 25 6,300 10-20-2009, 01:13 AM
  Thread: Theory on Homosexuality
Post: Re: Theory on Homosexuality

CrayolaColours Wrote:I wondered recently, why it was that there was very little homosexuality hundreds of years ago (not that it never happened, it's just much more now as far as I know) and all of a ...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 18 4,903 10-20-2009, 01:09 AM
  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'm more of a free minded person, really. I really don't believe in a God, but I don't dismiss the possibility of one. I feel stupid following something that hasn't shown itself in a tangible form...I...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 197 37,967 10-20-2009, 01:06 AM
  Thread: Jazz
Post: Re: Jazz

I love Jazz/ Yeah I like charles mingus. Charlie Parker is great, too. Miles Davis. If you ever get tired of that weird avante garde shit,(which is great sometimes) you should hear some of the more m...
modest mouse Music 10 2,568 10-19-2009, 02:28 AM
  Thread: favourite rap updated @ 2:58 AM 10/4/2009 AEST gmt 10+
Post: Re: favourite rap updated @ 2:58 AM 10/4/2009 AEST...

Person#254 Wrote:To me, anything down to earth, no matter what genre, I can like and respect. What I can't respect is this sugary oversexed commercial shit that's on the radio. Hit the nail on the he...
modest mouse Music 11 1,797 10-19-2009, 02:10 AM
  Thread: Music Today is Crap
Post: Re: Music Today is Crap

Thade6596 Wrote:trees?!!!!!!!!!!! theyve come to haunt me -hides- Whats the point of posting things like that?
modest mouse Music 34 3,540 10-18-2009, 01:36 AM
  Thread: Music Today is Crap
Post: Re: Music Today is Crap

|55555| Wrote:Eh, to be honest theres more good music coming out today than ever. You just gotta do a lot of digging to find it. The mainstream is even worse than its ever been though... Yeah, but I ...
modest mouse Music 34 3,540 10-18-2009, 01:31 AM
  Thread: Is there not a primus thread yet?
Post: Is there not a primus thread yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5cOqCjInYI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73fT880QErw
modest mouse Music 4 747 10-11-2009, 03:23 AM
  Thread: Mamba Saxophone.
Post: Mamba Saxophone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrhySFMdHGU He can really play that thing. Idk if any of you will really appreciate it that much...I haven't met anyone on here that likes jazz.
modest mouse Music 2 753 10-11-2009, 03:10 AM
  Thread: Charlie Parker, Decapitated, Meshuggah, and Shawn Lane.
Post: Re: Charlie Parker, Decapitated, Meshuggah, and Sh...

Damnit. Soul since when did this happen? Well, Im too lazy to go back and make links, so if you guys want to delete this, go ahead.
modest mouse General Talk 4 1,253 10-07-2009, 01:13 PM
  Thread: How to avoid making stupid posts
Post: Re: How to avoid making stupid posts

Fire Elf Wrote:thought criminal Wrote:wow we should force people to read this before they join!! No we shouldn't... what's with you and your "we should force people to x" The forum is fine. BTW, forc...
modest mouse Welcome! 23 12,348 10-07-2009, 01:10 PM
  Thread: How to avoid making stupid posts
Post: Re: How to avoid making stupid posts

Happy Camper Wrote:How to avoid making stupid posts. Have the title be relevant and informative. Post a small paragraph. Don't expect feedback if you haven't said something of interest. Be comprehen...
modest mouse Welcome! 23 12,348 10-07-2009, 01:07 PM
  Thread: Charlie Parker, Decapitated, Meshuggah, and Shawn Lane.
Post: Charlie Parker, Decapitated, Meshuggah, and Shawn ...

Just thought I'de bring something else to the table. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LrhySFMdHGU&hl=en&fs=1&"></param&g...
modest mouse General Talk 4 1,253 10-07-2009, 01:00 PM
  Thread: The Semi-Lost Members Of SS
Post: Re: The Semi-Lost Members Of SS

how could you remember all of them? Nice to see my name up there. and didn't freak get banished from here or something?
modest mouse General Talk 50 4,243 10-07-2009, 12:47 PM
  Thread: SS Legends!
Post: Re: SS Legends!

Dark Soul X Wrote:Dark Soul X. Why? He joined before SS descended into utter chaos, and he's just THAT damn great. I think that happened promptly after you joined. hah But anyway. I remember that. It...
modest mouse General Talk 82 5,778 10-07-2009, 12:43 PM
  Thread: things that girls say that piss me off
Post: Re: things that girls say that piss me off

I hate when they giggle quietly, and you can't hear what they're talking about. It could make kimbo slice get self conscious.
modest mouse Funny Stuff 151 16,293 10-07-2009, 11:54 AM
  Thread: Guitar Thread
Post: Re: Guitar Thread

I know a lot of chords...
modest mouse Music 111 25,648 04-29-2008, 08:17 AM
  Thread: Thoughts and Feelings
Post: Re: Thoughts and Feelings

I just...quit caring about philosophy, the way other people see me(except those that I care about), pretty much everything except schoolwork, music, and friendship. Aesthetics has really just...left m...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 30 5,818 04-26-2008, 06:41 AM
  Thread: So there is this boy....
Post: Re: So there is this boy....

COOL DUDE COOL DUDE COOL DUDE COOL DUDE COOL DUDE COOL DUDE COOL DUDE
modest mouse General Talk 24 2,115 04-26-2008, 03:40 AM
  Thread: u have 2 see this!
Post: Re: u have 2 see this!

I like how you spelled anonymous wrong. LOL IDIOT.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 5 1,530 04-26-2008, 03:38 AM
  Thread: Thoughts and Feelings
Post: Re: Thoughts and Feelings

cooltoonist Wrote:A thought is something that pops in your head then goes out. However, if you concentrate on that thought, it turns into a feeling. Is this true? Good one sherlock, how hard did you...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 30 5,818 04-26-2008, 03:36 AM
  Thread: The photography thread.
Post: Re: The photography thread.

BobManPerson Wrote:I'm an amateur photographer in my free time. Here's one I took in January. Hidden stuff: [img]http://i25.tinypic.com/htze61.jpg[/img] That's pretty good, you should go bac...
modest mouse Original Artwork/Writing 114 22,240 04-21-2008, 12:01 AM
  Thread: The photography thread.
Post: Re: The photography thread.

cp Wrote:pictures from my trip to wisconsin. none while i was in wisconsin though. 1st is M bridge across the mississippi river in memphis, Tn. 2nd is arch in St. Louis 3rd memphis pyramid. Hah. Mem...
modest mouse Original Artwork/Writing 114 22,240 04-21-2008, 12:00 AM
  Thread: Is homosexuality a choice
Post: Re: Is homosexuality a choice

Dude, I was so about to post that, but I stopped myself for some reason half way through typing.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 210 22,811 04-18-2008, 08:42 AM
  Thread: anti-anti-discrimination
Post: Re: anti-anti-discrimination

hmm I could totally pwn you, but I can't put my argument into words.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 18 3,180 04-18-2008, 08:38 AM
  Thread: Guitar Thread
Post: Re:

Freak Wrote:I'd pwn you at blues and classical. Metal riffs 90% suck because band are more obsessed with their death grunts and not their rhythms. And the great metal bands only focused on their solos...
modest mouse Music 111 25,648 04-18-2008, 08:35 AM
  Thread: Guitar Thread
Post: Re: Re:

The One Wrote:Dr. Gonzo Wrote:I played bass for a while wanting to play Primus songs thinking they were easy and fun. Bass is a challenging insturment for sure. Though I'm pretty idle with it now. Lo...
modest mouse Music 111 25,648 04-18-2008, 08:29 AM
  Thread: Guitar Thread
Post: Re: Guitar Thread

The One Wrote:Ya, I've broken my e string a LOT. Nylon strings are way too easy to break lol. The last one I broke while finger picking :wtf: I must have plucked too hard... whoops. Only if you have...
modest mouse Music 111 25,648 04-18-2008, 08:26 AM
  Thread: Guitar Thread
Post: Re:

Freak Wrote:Actually you are really good, and i'd know, I HAVE heard you play, along with your african drums. :laugh: Man. I've progressed a lot. Here's about my equivalent. that first sweep tiii...
modest mouse Music 111 25,648 04-18-2008, 08:25 AM
  Thread: anti-anti-discrimination
Post: Re: anti-anti-discrimination

I don't think businesses should have any right to discriminate. Personal discrimination is personal choice, but businesses shouldn't butt into it, bringing ignorance to the public.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 18 3,180 04-18-2008, 08:11 AM
  Thread: Suicide Silence
Post: Re: Suicide Silence

Yeah, I'm into all this shit. They toured with Nile, The faceless(favorite band), and warbringer for the North American Ithyphallic Tour. I was going to go, if it weren't for insufficient funds.
modest mouse Music 9 1,254 04-18-2008, 03:45 AM
  Thread: anti-anti-discrimination
Post: Re: anti-anti-discrimination

Uhm...no, they had the right to do all that before it was illegal.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 18 3,180 04-17-2008, 08:42 PM
  Thread: Goth. (music)
Post: Re: Re:

Legion Wrote:B.A.T. Wrote:I was talking about the posers that spike their hair/ dye it black and act depressed Emo. They're called Emo. No, they're called "confused"
modest mouse Music 13 6,743 04-16-2008, 12:29 PM
  Thread: Blues
Post: Re: Blues

I can't believe I left this out. D:
modest mouse Music 13 5,170 04-16-2008, 12:28 PM
  Thread: I fucking hate gym
Post: Re: I fucking hate gym

Suck it up and run with the rest of them.
modest mouse School Talk 16 5,308 04-16-2008, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Want and Need
Post: Re: Want and Need

Gorebell Wrote:You don't need anything but to die and pay your taxes. Nice use of your brain there.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 11 1,677 04-16-2008, 12:24 PM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: Re: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body

The media's image of the perfect body is everything that the average person doesn't have.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,157 04-16-2008, 12:19 PM
  Thread: Is homosexuality a choice
Post: Re: Is homosexuality a choice

I'm bisexual. I would suck a guy's penis. I would even have it up my ass. Or the other way around. Do I choose to be turned on by this? NOPE. So STFU.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 210 22,811 04-16-2008, 12:17 PM
  Thread: Is homosexuality a choice
Post: Re: Is homosexuality a choice

I never got why this was so hard to understand for some people. No, being attracted to the same sex is not a choice at all. Just because it's unnatural, doesn't mean it's a choice. Use your empathy he...
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 210 22,811 04-14-2008, 12:34 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: [quote="therenagadeoffunk"]aggg i fucking hate peo...

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:aggg i fucking hate people, outing me infront of the school, making fun of me,making up shit,stairing at me like im a peice of shit,FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK...
modest mouse General Talk 1,272 152,804 01-10-2008, 12:19 PM
  Thread: what is your favourite genre of music?
Post: [quote="Gho§t"][quote="Wolf on Mescaline"][quote="...

Gho§t Wrote:Wolf on Mescaline Wrote:Gho§t Wrote:Can't stand fake music. Rap and Techno are not "fake music." Yes they are. They're computer generated. Closed minded. Music is anything you want it...
modest mouse Music 27 3,987 12-29-2007, 04:00 PM
  Thread: Is it cheaper to...
Post: [quote="therenagadeoffunk"]fuck collage[/quote] ...

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:fuck collage Yes, I too hate collages.
modest mouse School Talk 10 1,435 12-29-2007, 03:43 PM
  Thread: my plan to get out of school
Post: [quote="therenagadeoffunk"]jsut drop out and play ...

therenagadeoffunk Wrote:jsut drop out and play music That Is not productive at all.
modest mouse School Talk 12 2,289 12-29-2007, 03:41 PM
  Thread: Evil child
Post: [quote="darthmat"]No one loves everyone.[/quote] ...

darthmat Wrote:No one loves everyone. I don't believe that.
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 39 7,127 12-29-2007, 03:40 PM
  Thread: my plan to get out of school
Post: But Get good enough to get signed before you ...

But Get good enough to get signed before you drop out. Not being completely sure will land you somewhere that you don't want to be put.
modest mouse School Talk 12 2,289 12-29-2007, 05:38 AM
  Thread: my plan to get out of school
Post: Sounds good. Do it. My band is already recordi...

Sounds good. Do it. My band is already recording.
modest mouse School Talk 12 2,289 12-29-2007, 03:13 AM
  Thread: more cowbell!
Post: Hahahaha That's classic. I love that skit.

Hahahaha That's classic. I love that skit.
modest mouse School Talk 8 1,304 12-28-2007, 05:27 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Peter bjorn and john. You...

Peter bjorn and john. Young folks.
modest mouse Music 4,462 440,827 12-28-2007, 05:26 AM
  Thread: Irrelevancy
Post: I'm with wes here. Live in the "now." Not the "t...

I'm with wes here. Live in the "now." Not the "then," or "when."
modest mouse Philosophy, Politics & History 13 3,992 12-28-2007, 05:25 AM

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