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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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Greetings, everyone.
I hate Halo. Now that I'm finished stating the obvious, I'll explain why I'm here.
I absolutely love school in every way. I have a bunch of friends (only smart kids, of course) and all the teachers know me. When I go back and visit my old teachers, they remember me as a really smart kid. It's true, in fact; I am promoted three grade levels above average in mathematics, and one grade level above in Language/English class. I also pass every class I take, and I get an A+ every term in History and Science... I plan on going to MIT, as well.
Alright, I'm just here to say what I think... And rant on and on about how much I love school and hate Halo, MySpace, Rap Music, and most people, in general.

The only reason I might spell incorrectly is because I'm using a wireless keyboard on low battery power Smile
07-28-2008 05:20 AM
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Um. Hai?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
07-28-2008 05:23 AM
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Hi.

It's fine if you like school, but don't shove it in everybody's faces or force them to try to like it on an anti-school site just because of your experiences. Otherwise, welcome.
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I like being a student. I sometimes even like school. But there are things that need to be changed.

Hai.

Let's do the time warp again!
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It is true, some things in school could be better, like gym class... It can be annoying, sometimes, and I do dislike one of the gym teachers. But I find myself extremely bored in the summer. I mainly like school during the summer, and like it a little less during the school year.

The only reason I might spell incorrectly is because I'm using a wireless keyboard on low battery power Smile
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Welcome

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Hi... welcome Smile

Quote:I love school and hate Halo, MySpace, Rap Music, and most people, in general.
Hey, we have a few things in common. I hate MySpace and most people in general too. Razz

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SoulRiser Wrote:Hi... welcome Smile

Quote:I love school and hate Halo, MySpace, Rap Music, and most people, in general.
Hey, we have a few things in common. I hate MySpace and most people in general too. Razz

Y-you don't hate rap... I might have to... Shooting
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i dont hate a few very selective songs and types of rap, but most of its sucks ass.

anyway, HEY! i dont hate school, but it does need change, im glad your experience thus far has been good though, you bring a nice balance to this site.

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Considering the name of the website on which you're posting, I can't tell whether you're being sarcastic about school. I can discuss rap music more clearly. I used to hate it, but when I discovered that some of it actually makes sense, I started liking that stuff. It also sounds cool because the people sound really angry (because they are). This is apparently an older style of hip hop, but it's still quite popular outside of the United States. Listen to this one.
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I just findthat Rap is just people venting set to a recycled beat... It's always the same thing... A clap every other beat, and all... I will never like it as music, for music it is not... And I'm not sarcastic about liking school, lol.

The only reason I might spell incorrectly is because I'm using a wireless keyboard on low battery power Smile
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Quote:Y-you don't hate rap... I might have to... Shooting
I like some rap. Not most, though. It depends a lot on what the song is about... I don't like most "gangsta rap".

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DestroyHalo Wrote:I just findthat Rap is just people venting set to a recycled beat... It's always the same thing... A clap every other beat, and all... I will never like it as music, for music it is not... And I'm not sarcastic about liking school, lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKUg1hy9AZo
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SoulRiser Wrote:
Quote:Y-you don't hate rap... I might have to... Shooting
I like some rap. Not most, though. It depends a lot on what the song is about... I don't like most "gangsta rap".

just to check, thats the type of rap that-

A: is all i hear on Z100?
B: focuses on mainly sex, ho's, cars, abuse, and cursing?
C: annoys the fuck outa me?

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B and C... no idea about A. Is that a radio station?

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It is. And it is also the worst shit you will lever hear.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Yes

now, Q1043 Thumbsup

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