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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.

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Hello From Redbird.

I saw this thread a few days ago and quickly signed up. If not for my friends I would really really hate school. I am from kentucky and just turned 16. I am in the 10th grade. So far my only bad class is Algebra 2 which I am failingCry Math has never been my strong point and I find algebra to be useless since I will never use it. My name is redbird for the Louisville cardinals and partly because I could not think of a good name. So thats me.
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I WAS FAILING ALGEBRA 2 TOO!

its not so bad if you learn it right, I passed thanks to youtube lessons. Welcome to the forums, I'm Jesusaurisrex, Admin and creator of yonder website, and I hope you enjoy your stay here Smile

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(12-15-2011 01:58 PM)Jesusaurisrex Wrote:  I WAS FAILING ALGEBRA 2 TOO!

its not so bad if you learn it right, I passed thanks to youtube lessons. Welcome to the forums, I'm Jesusaurisrex, Admin and creator of yonder website, and I hope you enjoy your stay here Smile

Thanks maybe I will give it a shot. I really enjoy this site I love to rant about school!
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I'm a failure at Math too, even though I'm taking advanced classes ^_^
Haha welcome aboard the SS boat my friend!
Plus, I find it much better to learn via the internet than through my shitty teachers.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Math is blah haha most highschool math is worthless anyway.

Si jeni?

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(12-15-2011 02:28 PM)Efs Wrote:  I'm a failure at Math too, even though I'm taking advanced classes ^_^
Haha welcome aboard the SS boat my friend!
Plus, I find it much better to learn via the internet than through my shitty teachers.

I know what you mean by shitty teachers I hate my math teacher.
(12-15-2011 03:02 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Math is blah haha most highschool math is worthless anyway.

Si jeni?

Welcome!

Amen to that.
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(12-15-2011 03:54 PM)RedBird Wrote:  
(12-15-2011 02:28 PM)Efs Wrote:  I'm a failure at Math too, even though I'm taking advanced classes ^_^
Haha welcome aboard the SS boat my friend!
Plus, I find it much better to learn via the internet than through my shitty teachers.

I know what you mean by shitty teachers I hate my math teacher.
(12-15-2011 03:02 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Math is blah haha most highschool math is worthless anyway.

Si jeni?

Welcome!

Amen to that.

Same my Math teacher is a dick. I hate him.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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(12-15-2011 04:20 PM)Efs Wrote:  
(12-15-2011 03:54 PM)RedBird Wrote:  
(12-15-2011 02:28 PM)Efs Wrote:  I'm a failure at Math too, even though I'm taking advanced classes ^_^
Haha welcome aboard the SS boat my friend!
Plus, I find it much better to learn via the internet than through my shitty teachers.

I know what you mean by shitty teachers I hate my math teacher.
(12-15-2011 03:02 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Math is blah haha most highschool math is worthless anyway.

Si jeni?











Welcome!

Amen to that.

Same my Math teacher is a dick. I hate him.

I swear I have not liked one of my math teachers since middle school.
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I'm doing a level maths... if you need any help shoot me a PM and I should be able to help.

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Welcome, man.
(12-15-2011 01:53 PM)RedBird Wrote:  I saw this thread a few days ago and quickly signed up. If not for my friends I would really really hate school. I am from kentucky and just turned 16. I am in the 10th grade. So far my only bad class is Algebra 2 which I am failingCry Math has never been my strong point and I find algebra to be useless since I will never use it. My name is redbird for the Louisville cardinals and partly because I could not think of a good name. So thats me.

Oh yes, I suck at Algebra too, because I hate it and I don't see the point to use it in my life. Hell, I will only use math when I'm paying bills!
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Welcome Smile

Rex is a liar, I am the site admin... lol

So... do you like pie? And what size strait jacket would you like?

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(12-16-2011 01:58 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Welcome Smile

Rex is a liar, I am the site admin... lol

So... do you like pie? And what size strait jacket would you like?

I believe you since you have been here for 10 years and he has been here for 2. Nice to meet you too.
(12-16-2011 01:39 AM)Luizao876 Wrote:  Welcome, man.
(12-15-2011 01:53 PM)RedBird Wrote:  I saw this thread a few days ago and quickly signed up. If not for my friends I would really really hate school. I am from kentucky and just turned 16. I am in the 10th grade. So far my only bad class is Algebra 2 which I am failingCry Math has never been my strong point and I find algebra to be useless since I will never use it. My name is redbird for the Louisville cardinals and partly because I could not think of a good name. So thats me.

Oh yes, I suck at Algebra too, because I hate it and I don't see the point to use it in my life. Hell, I will only use math when I'm paying bills!

I agree 100% it is so pointless
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Welcome to the forum Redbird and don't worry.
I cheated all my algebra classes when I was in school(most of its pretty useless)

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(12-16-2011 07:58 AM)RedBird Wrote:  
(12-16-2011 01:58 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Welcome Smile

Rex is a liar, I am the site admin... lol

So... do you like pie? And what size strait jacket would you like?

I believe you since you have been here for 10 years and he has been here for 2. Nice to meet you too.

Lol Soul stop editing everyone's membership length, lets be mature and not troll the welcome boards mmmmk? Smile

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Hello Redbird... I am Blackbird... ha.
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Welcome to SS, there's quite a bit of trolling and shit here from time to time, but it's usually all good. Enjoy your stay.

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(12-16-2011 05:17 PM)Blackbird Wrote:  Hello Redbird... I am Blackbird... ha.

:DWe can be bird brothersLaugh
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(12-16-2011 04:46 PM)Jesusaurisrex Wrote:  Lol Soul stop editing everyone's membership length, lets be mature and not troll the welcome boards mmmmk? Smile

I can make my name red and you can't! Fu
Now we just need a Bluebird. Laugh

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