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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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'Sup everyone? I'm Jake, I've seen 16 revolutions of our planet around Sol, and I think that compulsory education is one of the most asinine ideas ever to be conceived.

I love the bands Rage Against the Machine and Tool, if you couldn't tell from my signature and avatar, respectively.

Oh, and I play the guitar \m/

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welcome

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GET OUT AS SOON AS YOU CAN
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youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:GET OUT AS SOON AS YOU CAN

LOL, dont pay any attention to old grumpy bums. Welcome to the site hope to read some of your posts.
12-27-2007 05:23 PM
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also fear me,whenver im on,watch out

I dont mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am,so thats how it comes out.- bill hicks
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therenagadeoffunk Wrote:also fear me,whenver im on,watch out

Omg

Hey, look, another RATM fan Smile

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who?

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therenagadeoffunk Wrote:who?

I assumed you were, seeing as how your username is the title of one of their most recognized songs.

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oh,confused me there for a sec, yeah im a fan of theres

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therenagadeoffunk Wrote:oh,confused me there for a sec, yeah im a fan of theres

They are doing a tour of AUS and its impossible to get tickets to see the bastards.
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msut get tickets, or else

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PIMP. Wrote:
therenagadeoffunk Wrote:oh,confused me there for a sec, yeah im a fan of theres

They are doing a tour of AUS and its impossible to get tickets to see the bastards.


>_>
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I got tickets... both airplane and concert Razz
Won them from one of those FM radio station "x-th caller wins tickets" things. Razz

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None ,dude, i will do unspeckable things for/too you for those tickets, im not joking ether

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No way!

* Gho§t installs a home security system... and buys a guard dog... and a heavy-duty safe

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i wont hurt you, i mean i will do things for you, if ya get my drift

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wow! like their good, but they aint THAT good.
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therenagadeoffunk Wrote:i wont hurt you, i mean i will do things for you, if ya get my drift

Yuck


PIMP. Wrote:wow! like their good, but they aint THAT good.

Yes... yes they are.

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indeed

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Welcome to the land of insane people Nutter

I like RATM too. I listened to them a lot while working on this site back in the day Biggrin

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im hte insane one

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welcome

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fear me

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