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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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JudgeMoody Offline

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I suppose I should introduce myself. XD I'm JudgeMoody (quite obvious, yes), and I got my name from watching Judge Judy (and my not so agreeable temper, heh heh). But, if you aren't from America, I guess you may not know the show. Wink
Anyhoo, I'm in 10th grade (or year 15), and ever since I started school, I've hated it with a burning passion. But then again, who really does enjoy forced learning? I was the kid they picked on a lot in elementary school, simply because I was so shy (still am) and introverted. Middle school was no better for me, and high school is proving to be a real bitch too. But the good news mom has finally agreed to unschool me this year!
So, in the meantime, I'm looking forward to talking with you all!
10-26-2011 08:30 AM
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Greetings JudgeMoody (nice name, lol).

Let us know how the unschooling goes, I think very few people here have managed to convince their parents to let them do unschooling... how did you do it? Smile

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Sup, welcome.

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10-26-2011 08:49 AM
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Welcome to SS and sadly I know the show and believe Judge deserves to be smacked in the face with a 2x4 until she is bleeding puddy....
Enjoy your stay..Biggrin

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Si jeni?


Enjoy your stay here! Awesome that you are gonna be unschooled!

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Hooray, an unschooler!

In other words...welcome, person of the internet.
10-26-2011 10:58 AM
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Welcome to SS fellow unschooler! Biggrin I think most of us here are introverts as well, and also, Judge Judy is a bitch.

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10-26-2011 02:49 PM
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Welcome aboard, man. Enjoy your stay here at SS.

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"There's no 'I' in 'Team'." Yeah, but there is a "me" in "Team" spelled backwards!
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