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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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I disabled most of the forums 'xept the ones that actually matter. If anyone posts stuff that doesn't belong in any of those forums, it will be split to the forum where it does belong, and you can only access it once they get re-enabled again.

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=[ you're the boss, i guess.

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You fail.
That is all.

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Escapist Wrote:You fail.
That is all.
This. My giving metal recomendations thread is gone. :waah:

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LeekClock does not agree.
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No art forums because they "don't matter"? That's insulting.

I guess I'm just gonna go somewhere else =/
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I can't ban myself, will one of the admins plz ban me for a week. I gave you guys extra powahs so you can edit the forums and should actually be able to ban me.

K thx bye

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SoulRiser Wrote:I can't ban myself, will one of the admins plz ban me for a week. I gave you guys extra powahs so you can edit the forums and should actually be able to ban me.

K thx bye

You're washing your hands over this. I knew it.

I bet this is gonna turn into a banfest of people some admins doesn't like.

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i dont haz extra powers.

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Oh, I can totally see where you're coming from.

I understand truthfully why you believe that instead of taking a few days off and thinking about what to do about this general faggotry it's better to disable forums just because you don't consider them important, and cause drama and being a spoiled brat.

Yes, I see now.

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Escapist Wrote:Oh, I can totally see where you're coming from.

I understand truthfully why you believe that instead of taking a few days off and thinking about what to do about this general faggotry it's better to disable forums just because you don't consider them important, and cause drama and being a spoiled brat.

Yes, I see now.

What I see is someone just throwing up, giving total powers to all the admins.
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just stop arguing. it is these arguments that contributed to this in the first place - can you not see that?

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I don't believe this is the answer Soul, would you like to know what changed in SS over these last two years? Its very simple. Friendship. DocJohnson, Wolf, Happy Camper, Oblivion, Modest Mouse, LifeIsCheese, Kirby, Will, Freak, and you were more then just people who were dissatisfied with the current school system and didn't measure the success of the forum on the intelligence of the discussion. It was the community you created. The bonds you made through the light and keystrokes. That is what made School Survival into the board I joined. And if you want to save SS, I suggest you look into those roots once more.

I could tell you how to do it, I have my ideas, I always do.

But perhaps this is a personal sort of struggle, who knows Soul, perhaps you have outgrown School Survival.

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I come back and half the Forum is gone, nothing of value was actually lost though. LOL

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So it's come to this at last. Congratulations people, you took a haven of free speech and fucked around until half of it got blocked out.
Soul, I've been here for ages and I've really come to respect you and what you've done for the movement. But I can't support you on this.

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soul you cant make it all seriuos you need some play time

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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I disagree with abolishing some of the forums, I don't think it'll increase the number of good threads.

However, I strongly disagree with so much that has been said in this thread. Soul has been called "bratty" and told she fails three times. This is no time for name calling. Words have consequences, and Soul is a real person. Has it occurred to you that Soul did this under considerable pressure? When I first joined, Soul voiced her opinion/advice/hugs in nearly every thread. Her decline of activity is something I'd attribute to the degeneration of the forums. And her frustration as a masterpiece slowly rotted is understandable, and desperate times call for desperate measures (though, as said before, I don't agree with the forum locking). Soul has stayed through a lot, held on when most of the core gave up (remember the leaving bandwagon?). Do you think it's a great idea to ridicule her when she's probably at her wits end?

I may not agree with what you did, Soul, but you can count on me to support you until the biter end these forums are heading towards.

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Well, this was a big mistake. You will lose a lot of members, me included.

Bye everyone.
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chemistry hater Wrote:Well, this was a big mistake. You will lose a lot of members, me included.

Bye everyone.
Bye...

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great. just birlliant. another member lost. see you chem hater - i hope you come back.

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plz don't leave.

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Escapist Wrote:You fail.
That is all.
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Noo
How great.
Let's just let the forums get even worse now.

Puchiko Wrote:I disagree with abolishing some of the forums, I don't think it'll increase the number of good threads.

However, I strongly disagree with so much that has been said in this thread. Soul has been called "bratty" and told she fails three times. This is no time for name calling. Words have consequences, and Soul is a real person. Has it occurred to you that Soul did this under considerable pressure? When I first joined, Soul voiced her opinion/advice/hugs in nearly every thread. Her decline of activity is something I'd attribute to the degeneration of the forums. And her frustration as a masterpiece slowly rotted is understandable, and desperate times call for desperate measures (though, as said before, I don't agree with the forum locking). Soul has stayed through a lot, held on when most of the core gave up (remember the leaving bandwagon?). Do you think it's a great idea to ridicule her when she's probably at her wits end?

I may not agree with what you did, Soul, but you can count on me to support you until the biter end these forums are heading towards.
A good point, although I still stand by what I said.

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So in order to "save" the forums, you fast-forwarded the process of their deterioration. Great fucking job. Didn't this used to be a free speech site?

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Well, that's it. I'm off. Barely a week on the forums and I'm disillusioned already. Cya...
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fatherjack Wrote:Well, that's it. I'm off. Barely a week on the forums and I'm disillusioned already. Cya...

chris, dont go. seriously - the forums arent that bad now.

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fatherjack Wrote:Well, that's it. I'm off. Barely a week on the forums and I'm disillusioned already. Cya...

chris, dont go. seriously - the forums arent that bad now.
They're worse now, actually, since half of it got blocked.

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Fire Elf Wrote:
random_name Wrote:
fatherjack Wrote:Well, that's it. I'm off. Barely a week on the forums and I'm disillusioned already. Cya...

chris, dont go. seriously - the forums arent that bad now.
They're worse now, actually, since half of it got blocked.

no, there about the same really. but with less lulz.

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"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
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random_name Wrote:no, there about the same really. but with less lulz.
Which is what makes them worse.

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