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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.


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So glad I found a forum like this!
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(01-07-2017 04:50 PM)Aureate Wrote:  If the public system didn't exist, my parents would just have sent me to a private school instead.

Ah but nothing happens all at once: almost all advancement is slow and incremental!

We didn't go from smoke signals straight to the internet, after all. You start small, being able to make a little light turn on that you can do morse code with. Build small from there and before you know it we've got devices with millions of little lights, and I can tell your's which lights to turn on to display this very text.

So we should fight for even the smallest step towards liberation as if it will get us right to our goal! Because one day, it will.
(This post was last modified: 01-07-2017 06:08 PM by Zeta.)
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So glad I found a forum like this! - Zeta - 01-07-2017, 03:54 PM
RE: So glad I found a forum like this! - Zeta - 01-07-2017 06:07 PM

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