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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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Mission Statement
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Mission Statement

The purpose of the main site (as stated on the intro page) is:
Quote:This is a support site for students who can't stand being forced to go to school. We are not telling you to drop out, rebel or do anything in particular. What you do is your decision and yours alone, we can just provide support and information for whatever choice you may make. What works for one person won't necessarily work for everyone. The point is: the choice is yours to make. And if, for whatever reason, other people refuse to let you make that choice, you will always find someone here willing to listen to you.

That's where the forums come in. The purpose of the forums is to be a refuge of sorts, where you can come in and be accepted for who you are, and find people who understand you, or at the very least are willing to listen.

The secondary purpose of the forums is to plan and do things to improve the school systems, and/or educate people about alternatives.
EDIT: Reform-related stuff is now happening at EFO. So go there. Smile

Other than that, pretty much anything goes here, as long as it doesn't interfere with the purpose of the forums in any way.

EDIT: Actually, this thread is an even better explanation of what this forum stands for.

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Mission Statement - SoulRiser - 02-03-2009 06:36 AM
RE: Mission Statement - Endeavourer - 05-13-2012, 07:27 AM
RE: Mission Statement - SoulRiser - 05-13-2012, 09:27 AM
RE: Mission Statement - Endeavourer - 05-13-2012, 10:24 AM
RE: Mission Statement - aaaaaaasd - 05-13-2012, 10:31 AM
RE: Mission Statement - Endeavourer - 05-13-2012, 10:41 AM
RE: Mission Statement - aaaaaaasd - 05-13-2012, 08:21 PM
RE: Mission Statement - Thought Criminal - 05-13-2012, 03:26 PM
RE: Mission Statement - SoulRiser - 05-14-2012, 03:32 AM
RE: Mission Statement - Thought Criminal - 05-14-2012, 03:43 AM
RE: Mission Statement - SaintVicious - 05-14-2012, 04:30 AM
RE: Mission Statement - SoulRiser - 05-14-2012, 04:38 AM
RE: Mission Statement - SaintVicious - 05-14-2012, 04:43 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Sociopath - 02-11-2009, 03:17 PM
Re: Mission Statement - Sociopath - 02-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Re: Mission Statement - SoulRiser - 02-12-2009, 01:22 AM
Re: Mission Statement - random_name - 02-12-2009, 02:31 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Sunbourn - 02-12-2009, 02:56 AM
Re: Mission Statement - random_name - 02-12-2009, 03:00 AM
Re: Mission Statement - SoulRiser - 02-12-2009, 04:56 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Sunbourn - 02-12-2009, 05:00 AM
Re: Mission Statement - random_name - 02-13-2009, 03:30 AM
Re: Mission Statement - screwTHEschool - 10-22-2009, 02:54 PM
Re: Mission Statement - E-nuk - 01-14-2010, 03:45 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Fire Elf - 01-14-2010, 05:16 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Loxor - 01-14-2010, 05:27 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Fire Elf - 01-14-2010, 06:00 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Thought Criminal - 01-14-2010, 07:49 AM
Re: Mission Statement - The Desert Fox - 01-15-2010, 05:37 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Loxor - 01-15-2010, 05:38 AM
Re: Mission Statement - E-nuk - 02-25-2010, 05:57 AM
Re: Mission Statement - Loxor - 02-25-2010, 06:29 AM

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