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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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Best of School Survival Revamped
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Best of School Survival Revamped

I've changed the "Best of School Survival" forum so it doesn't require my weird funky script to add topics to it anymore (which stopped working since I updated phpBB anyway)... so now it'll function as a bunch of topics, each one with links to other topics inside it. This way they can be categorized better, and people other than me can also add to them (any moderators can edit my post and add new links to it).

I've added everything that was in the old Best of School Survival forum so far, and will go through the forums looking for other topics to add to it. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Looks good. I'm too lazy to suggest anything, but good job...

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