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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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Purpose of admins & moderators
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Soul...Id become a mod just to resign.

Is your dog sour by any chance?

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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Quote:You haven't replied to anything in a while.
Haven't had much I felt like saying in a while.

Quote:Is your dog sour by any chance?
I don't know, I've never tried tasting him.

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RE: Purpose of admins & moderators

you could always join us in a thread in the random section

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

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We'll take your sanity...and for free I might add(There is no catch whatsoever...at all. None. Nothing to worry about. No hidden costs or ritual sacrifices of any sorts!)

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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(11-14-2013 08:18 AM)DoA Wrote:  And to the couple of you that romanticize the idea of being a moderator, be very ashamed of yourselves. Assuming the situation were that Soul needed to recruit some mods, that would no doubt mean that the responsibility would far outweigh the power. There are some of us who might do well, but not a single person who would think to misuse the position really deserves it.

"The Mod Delusion" I fuckin lol'd. Nice one.

As for the whole mod/admin thing, having been a member of this site for close to 7 years, with a good chunk of that time spent as a moderator there was definitely a bit of allure to it, you're criticizing people for romanticizing it but they aren't too far off base. I'm not saying you're wrong, it shouldn't have been that way but it was. Being a mod did sort of make you a role model, it helped to mark active members of the community and people who held respect.
That's not to say it didn't have it's problems, some regarded themselves as better because of the title, there was power abuse, security breaches with accounts getting hacked (Ju5tin sticks out), and straight craziness occasionally with mass deletions which happens to be how I lost my mod powers. Correct me if I'm wrong Soul but I believe me snapping was the catalyst for the first great forum shutdown. Or maybe that was after Vatman.

Anyway, it seems to me like SS is doing okay right now with just soul. I think it would be cool if mods were brought back but it's by no means necessary and probably more of headache for Soul than it's worth.
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Quote:Correct me if I'm wrong Soul but I believe me snapping was the catalyst for the first great forum shutdown. Or maybe that was after Vatman.
lol, I have no idea. There were so many shutdowns and mass-deletions and other chaos. Hard to keep track. Laugh

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(11-24-2013 03:37 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  
Quote:Correct me if I'm wrong Soul but I believe me snapping was the catalyst for the first great forum shutdown. Or maybe that was after Vatman.
lol, I have no idea. There were so many shutdowns and mass-deletions and other chaos. Hard to keep track. Laugh

I <3 my anti-spam plugins. Spam was the only reason I made people mods in the first place, but it kind of spawned all kinds of unintended side effects. Why get people to do something that scripts can do? Razz

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