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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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BaronVonStrangle (All the *minors* on SS)
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BaronVonStrangle (All the *minors* on SS)

I think about myself when I was Baron's age. I compare the two. Baron is just so much more epic than I was.

Which got me thinking... most of the *minors* on here are just so much more intelligent than I was. It took me until now (early 20's) to realize the horrible flaws of our schooling and society in general. You guys got that shit figured out already. Kudos.

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10-01-2011 08:32 AM
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RE: BaronVonStrangle (All the *minors* on SS)

I figured it out when I was 14 so I'll take this as a thread for me so yay though this song can also apply to us adults.

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10-01-2011 09:54 AM
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RE: BaronVonStrangle (All the *minors* on SS)

No screw you shippony I'm hating on my past self and no one can stop me
10-02-2011 12:17 AM
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RE: BaronVonStrangle (All the *minors* on SS)

be 14
discover how horrible school is
still a pretentious whiny faggot
always complaining and doing nothing about it

be 19
14 year old me would fucking hate me
suck my dick 14 year old jesusauris
I'm better than you'll ever be faggot
10-02-2011 03:42 PM
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