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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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Hello

I must admit, this site (especially the forums) have provided a bit of entertainment in the past. Figured I'd finally join here and take part in it.

So, any questions/greetings?
01-18-2012 08:23 AM
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how long you lurk and have you seen our resident dog thread
01-18-2012 08:24 AM
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Two months or so for the forums and since I was 12 for the main site.
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How old are you now?

No, this is Patrick.
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Me too! Drug use experience?

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Welcome, oh, you are not a conservative Christian, right? We don't need another bulgvar.
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male or female?
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lol fresh meat >.<
Welcome to the forums youngun!

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Sup there.

Previously known as Derchin.
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Ayyyy

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Should have my hands on some weed soon if a friend comes around Stadium.

Male Saint.

And no Luiz, I am not.
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>mfw someone actually lurks before posting

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(01-19-2012 09:17 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  >mfw someone actually lurks before posting

truly, the end times are near

I did.


Also welcome.

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(01-18-2012 09:22 AM)Luizao876 Wrote:  Welcome, oh, you are not a conservative Christian, right? We don't need another bulgvar.

Not that you don't have a right to free speech, but surely I can participate with about being a "bulgvar", whatever that means.

I'd put a pithy quote here, but I'd rather speak for myself.

Superpowers aren't just flying and lifting several tons. Whatever you're good at, that's your superpower. Learn to deal with it.
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I also lurked before posti... oh wait. Razz

Welcome, er... sorry for only noticing this thread now. Embarrassed

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'Tis okay.

Also Night Toughts, bulgvar was (is?) a member that bugged a lot of people to the point of rejection from quite a bit of members.

"All Animals are equal, But some are more equal than others."
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(01-25-2012 08:31 AM)Sapphire Flames Wrote:  'Tis okay.

Also Night Toughts, bulgvar was (is?) a member that bugged a lot of people to the point of rejection from quite a bit of members.

Thanks for telling me, I have subsequently gathered that from looking around on here. So far I haven't been rejected, but you never know...

I'd put a pithy quote here, but I'd rather speak for myself.

Superpowers aren't just flying and lifting several tons. Whatever you're good at, that's your superpower. Learn to deal with it.
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