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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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Post: with your creativity i don't see why you could not...

with your creativity i don't see why you could not write a story that would force your teacher to give you a good mark. i would enjoy having that kind of power over someone like the person you describ...
void School Talk 6 1,912 10-01-2007, 03:27 AM
  Thread: Intelligent people more likely to be unhappy
Post: ...or intelligent people could just isolate themse...

...or intelligent people could just isolate themselves in a room coming out for the occasional shower or food .. or when money runs out for electricity and broadband.. to do some work on a constructio...
void Philosophy, Politics & History 39 25,626 09-29-2007, 01:31 AM
  Thread: Cookie Crisp
Post: ...i love cookie crisp gives me headache if i'm...

...i love cookie crisp gives me headache if i'm really hungry.. too much sugar on empty stomach. ...saaay... could i be part wolf? i wonder what the pschyce is behind commercials like that though. ...
void General Talk 42 3,899 08-05-2007, 03:08 AM
  Thread: This is why I hate super christians.
Post: lol ... rofl... (no really, i considered getting o...

lol ... rofl... (no really, i considered getting on the floor and rolling.. but that would just be stupid) seriously.. wtf is a "super christian"? yes, the bible contains loads of stuff you wouldn't...
void General Talk 37 5,057 08-03-2007, 02:06 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: [quote="Kirby"]Really it is asking "Is life good?"...

Kirby Wrote:Really it is asking "Is life good?". Good to whom? Or if you wish "to what cause". And if the answer is ever 'no', does that mean it should end? ...and now that i know your point of view...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 08-03-2007, 01:40 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: For what reason other than "to live" could we poss...

For what reason other than "to live" could we possibly ask "Do we need oxygen?" i would say it's not so much a moral question as a pointless one...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 08-01-2007, 02:26 AM
  Thread: I NEED HELP!
Post: if that doesn't work out (which it should.. consid...

if that doesn't work out (which it should.. considering it's from soul) create new email addy sumwhere, gimme it and i'll mail one to u [Edit: Afterthough - PM me in case i don't check back on this t...
void General Talk 8 868 07-31-2007, 04:59 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: Kirby, is that what you mean by 'moral matter' .. ...

Kirby, is that what you mean by 'moral matter' .. whether we live or die? kinda grim outlook on life.. but sometimes i feel the same...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-31-2007, 04:56 AM
  Thread: I finally dun did it
Post: ...i guess my life doesn't suck that bad after all...

...i guess my life doesn't suck that bad after all. be strong Eidolon. i can just imagine how much that would put u guys off of faith. i would not want to believe in the same things as that man gl :...
void General Talk 72 5,383 07-31-2007, 01:39 AM
  Thread: Accomplishments of Ancient Egypt
Post: I'd say it was having the ability to convey massiv...

I'd say it was having the ability to convey massive amounts of information on their language, math system, culture, religeon, etc. to other civilisations years after it stopped existing.. and yet fail...
void Philosophy, Politics & History 11 4,554 07-31-2007, 01:22 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: [quote="Kirby"]But do [b]we[/b] need oxygen?[/quot...

Kirby Wrote:But do we need oxygen? i just spotted that the 'we' is in bold.. thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. have massive migrane. I .. :wtf: .. don't understand. Plz elaborate.
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-31-2007, 01:12 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: gee.. thanks kirby for a while i thought i was ...

gee.. thanks kirby for a while i thought i was in the wrong thread... ...way over my head though. Gimme a few sleepless nights to figure out what u said and i'll get right back to you. :) [Edit: I g...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-31-2007, 01:02 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: oh s#!7... i'm gonna friggin DIE!! According to...

oh s#!7... i'm gonna friggin DIE!! According to that, one needs sex. ...i'm gonna friggin die Wait, wait. Thats what i was looking for. Its in a different context here. It's not about survival here...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-29-2007, 05:39 PM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: Spot on suicidal dewd(ette) Safe to say: Want ...

Spot on suicidal dewd(ette) Safe to say: Want is associated with happy Need is associated with survive Let's go with that for a while.. (Note to self: I'll point out that diff. contexts can apply l8...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-29-2007, 06:22 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: ...does this mean Need vs Want translates to: S...

...does this mean Need vs Want translates to: Survival vs Happiness?
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-29-2007, 02:05 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: I'm being silly Without the things u need, as y...

I'm being silly Without the things u need, as you pointed out pretty well.. there is no life. Also, what you 'need' does not come into play where quality of life is considered. ...nor i suppose, wher...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-29-2007, 02:01 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: [quote="Alucard483"]Yes but it would be a shitty l...

Alucard483 Wrote:Yes but it would be a shitty life I agree. You would survive. ... Not exactly what I'm trying to get at. I guess it would help to add a little context. Need. The question to ask i...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-29-2007, 01:45 AM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: Aah. Thanks. Now what are the rest of us supposed ...

Aah. Thanks. Now what are the rest of us supposed to say? :) Textbook answer ftw. All of those.. 'cept the last one.. were in sum dude's pyramid of.. needs? ..or summing. I remember that. OK, questi...
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-28-2007, 10:40 PM
  Thread: Want vs Need
Post: Want vs Need

Would like to know opinions on what the difference is between the two ..and which is more important: The things u want or the things u need.
void Best of School Survival 69 28,222 07-28-2007, 08:07 PM
  Thread: Hanging Out With Suicide
Post: ok. so: 'suicadal' as in 'not fearing death' -kun....

ok. so: 'suicadal' as in 'not fearing death' -kun. rather than: 'life sux0rz lets try death' -kun
void General Talk 64 5,655 07-28-2007, 05:30 AM
  Thread: Hanging Out With Suicide
Post: [quote="Suicidal-kun"] ...and because I have yet t...

Suicidal-kun Wrote:...and because I have yet to find a person anywhere use it. So in other words, I'm not suicidal, I just like how the word sounds. :D rofl. It just dawned on me that they're all pro...
void General Talk 64 5,655 07-28-2007, 05:05 AM
  Thread: Hanging Out With Suicide
Post: sweet, good to know. ..sometimes i feel like i'...

sweet, good to know. ..sometimes i feel like i'd rather be unconcious.. but i think suicide just robs u of u'r chance to deal with u'r problems
void General Talk 64 5,655 07-27-2007, 03:25 AM
  Thread: Hanging Out With Suicide
Post: hey u, u suicidal type person.. is that just a ni...

hey u, u suicidal type person.. is that just a nick that stuck or is joo feeling like not being any more?
void General Talk 64 5,655 07-26-2007, 05:12 AM
  Thread: Hanging Out With Suicide
Post: [quote="darthmat"]oh yeh.. well my closet is bette...

darthmat Wrote:oh yeh.. well my closet is better than your corner!! :mwahaha: wait.. waht? ur in the closet? Darthmat! Come out of the closet NOW! (ok i realise that was a long time ago but im only...
void General Talk 64 5,655 07-26-2007, 05:08 AM
  Thread: Im Quiting Porn.
Post: [quote="SoulRiser"]I dunno... looking for a suppor...

SoulRiser Wrote:I dunno... looking for a support group, maybe? :evil: ...ya ok... i give. it's empty, isn't it? it leaves u with nothing (..except a mess on odd occasions) i don't think pr0n could...
void Philosophy, Politics & History 66 9,966 07-17-2007, 02:50 AM
  Thread: Im Quiting Porn.
Post: ...wait... how did i end up in THIS thread? <_<...

...wait... how did i end up in THIS thread? <_< >_> good cause. i fully support your effort.
void Philosophy, Politics & History 66 9,966 07-16-2007, 03:28 AM

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