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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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I figured my first post should be an introduction, so here it is. Everything I've seen about this forum so far I've liked. People here seem to have similar opinions and think the same way I do. I don't really know how I should end this post, so...Fu
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So I see that you like to rhyme
But I wonder, on SS will you experience a pleasant time?
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Welcome

Sanity is not a requirement upon joining this forum.

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(11-15-2011 04:01 AM)Elfy Wrote:  Welcome

Sanity is not a requirement upon joining this forum.

I've noticed, but I think that's a good thing.
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Yeah, leave your sanity in the bucket by the door... you won't be needing it here. Razz

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So, where are you from and do you like cookies?

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Louisiana, USA...shittiest place in the world. And I do tend to enjoy cookies.
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(11-15-2011 06:01 AM)StadiumArcadium Wrote:  Louisiana, USA...shittiest place in the world. And I do tend to enjoy cookies.

Louisiana is the one state I can almost never remember.
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Si jeni?

Welcome.

You're probably gonna fit in.

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