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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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Hello, you people you.

I guess I should introduce myself. I stumbled across this site, and checked the forum, and the people here seem cool, so here I am.

And, I hated school. Along with incompotent teachers, run-down buildings, and other people that made Pol Pot look like a saint. Ever been to an elementary school with a bullying problem? It's really like something out of Lord of the Flies.

As far as past examples go as to school stupidity, here's one:

As a joke, I once said that I would destroy the school with a hydrogen bomb powered by water balloons. I just sort of said that off-handedly one day. This was in the 6th grade or so.

The best part? They believed me.

So yes. Graduated high school and skipped the graduation ceremony, a concept that just confounded my parents. Same with prom. Got my diploma mailed to me.

And personal info: I like me some video games, and music, mostly from video games. That's about it.

So, hi.
09-06-2008 10:48 AM
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Welcome, newcomer.

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Wave Welcome Wave
Nice to meet ya. What makes you a "decoy," if you don't mind me asking?
09-06-2008 05:57 PM
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Decoy? You wouldn't happen to be the same Decoy I know, would you? Somehow I doubt it, but this all seems very very suspicious Suspicious ...

I guess you're a decoy of Decoy then. That makes perfect sense!

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09-07-2008 12:00 AM
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The screename comes from a game of Starcraft that I lost. Tried to trick the computer by using a mass of SCVs as decoys, which didn't work. After that, Dead_Decoy or DecoySCV was my screename, now just shortened to Decoy.
09-07-2008 01:17 AM
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greetings newbie!!! please pm me your straight jacket size and it will be ready within the week. if you already own a straight jacket wewill fitit over the top. leave your sanity at the door and come on i!

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Welcome

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
09-07-2008 10:52 AM
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Welcome. I like your username. Smile

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09-07-2008 07:39 PM
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If you wanna hang with the cool kids just PM kthxbai.

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09-07-2008 10:16 PM
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Well, my MSN's deadecoy AT yahoo.com

Otherwise, I think I'll just be lurking, mostly.
09-08-2008 02:06 PM
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i willz add you if i can? mine is s.h123 AT hotmail.co.uk

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"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Ben Franklin

"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."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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09-09-2008 07:46 AM
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A lurker? I like you already. Stay invisible until the opertunity presents itself then come down with an irifutable argument. I say potential mod material

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