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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.

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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.


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Growing Up
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Growing Up

My god, I haven't been on this site in 3 years. I'm looking back at my old posts and cringing the hardest I ever have in my life. 7th grade me was a horrible human being. I'm glad that I grew up and actually matured enough to have respect for others!

I was such an asshole to Gwedin in particular because I was afraid of others' opinions in particular *cringe* I'm sorry Gwedin!
(This post was last modified: 11-10-2015 02:39 AM by metallica86.)
11-10-2015 02:34 AM
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Growing Up - metallica86 - 11-10-2015 02:34 AM
RE: Growing Up - Cianna200 - 11-10-2015, 02:45 AM
RE: Growing Up - metallica86 - 11-10-2015, 02:47 AM
RE: Growing Up - schoolsux - 11-10-2015, 10:19 AM
RE: Growing Up - brainiac3397 - 11-10-2015, 08:26 AM

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