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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.

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Faby Offline
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Re: Forum downtime... yet again.

I just hope SR doesn't waver and unban the two and remod 5.

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03-27-2011 05:14 AM
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Faby Wrote:I just hope SR doesn't waver and unban the two and remod 5.
I also hope I'm not remoded, that'd be a really terrible fate for me. I don't see what's wrong with reversing unjust bans though.

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03-27-2011 05:52 AM
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|55555| Wrote:I also hope I'm not remoded, that'd be a really terrible fate for me. I don't see what's wrong with reversing unjust bans though.
Somebody hasn't been reading.

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I'm still behind SR on this one, though. Hivemind or not, freedom-hating or not, it's good to see your head admin actually use the tools she's endowed with.

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03-27-2011 06:38 AM
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Soul, I'm just busy spending time marveling at how you actually banned people, it's like unheard of.

I told Moriko and she shit bricks.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
03-27-2011 11:27 AM
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I'm shitting bricks too.

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Cilaos Wrote:Am I the only mod (Uh, admin) yet to go on a deleting spree?

Depends what you count as a deleting spree.
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