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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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Is it just me
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aaaaaaasd Offline
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Is it just me

Or have the forums died again?
11-24-2010 05:47 AM
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It is a natural cycle. SS succumbs to faggotry, sinks in it... then rises, shiny and new, only to have faggot children climb on it, and then it wilts anon... and the process repeats.

Let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.

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Good fortune follows upon disaster;
Disaster lurks within good fortune;
Who can say how things will end?
Perhaps there is no end.
11-24-2010 05:56 AM
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The only real life this place gets is from shitstorms. Then when we have nothing to complain about we lose interest.

School Survival=Shit Storm?
11-24-2010 06:24 AM
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aaaaaaasd Offline
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It's just that every time a shitstorm goes down, the forums get less and less active. It's a negative correlation of fail.
11-24-2010 06:42 AM
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I'm really new so don't take my word for it. But just in looking through pages past. There is a treasuretrove of philosophical conversations, outlines of brilliant art, fresh political perspective, even new ways to harass someone on a forum.

It's a wonderland on the internet.

Do not let a moment go by that doesn't remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day and that there are enough gallons of blood to make you an ocean.
11-24-2010 07:20 AM
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Spades Wrote:I'm really new so don't take my word for it. But just in looking through pages past. There is a treasuretrove of philosophical conversations, outlines of brilliant art, fresh political perspective, even new ways to harass someone on a forum.

It's a wonderland on the internet.
I know right. I wouldn't trade SS for any other forum in the world.

Hidden stuff:
(11-27-2011 01:00 PM)psychopath Wrote:  
(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
CrayolaColours Wrote:That post owned. TDF wins post of the year.
Faby Wrote:
krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
"There is no enemy, there is no victory, only boys who lost their lives in the sand."
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11-24-2010 07:40 AM
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Cilaos Offline
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BaronVonStrangle Wrote:It's just that every time a shitstorm goes down, the forums get less and less active. It's a negative correlation of fail.
It just seems that way because it builds back up until it's once again a bloated zit of aids and lulz on the edge of bursting.

Spades Wrote:It's a wonderland on the internet.
I know right?
This site is my home away from places that aren't my home on the internet.

I AM A THIEF IN THE NIGHT I WILL SAVE AS MANY AS I CAN

I KEEP THEM IN MY BASEMENT

I TELL THEM I AM THEIR MOMMY NOW
11-24-2010 09:01 AM
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Zherneboh Wrote:
BaronVonStrangle Wrote:It's just that every time a shitstorm goes down, the forums get less and less active. It's a negative correlation of fail.
It just seems that way because it builds back up until it's once again a bloated zit of aids and lulz on the edge of bursting.

Spades Wrote:It's a wonderland on the internet.
I know right?
This site is my home away from places that aren't my home on the internet.
I can't join any other forums without the sole purpose of trolling it since I've joined here, as most forums are "sucking mods off" and "DATS AGAINST THA RUUULLLEEZZ".

The freedom we have on this site rare nowadays.
11-24-2010 02:41 PM
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Linki Wrote:The only real life this place gets is from shitstorms. Then when we have nothing to complain about we lose interest.

School Survival=Shit Storm?

SS in a nutshell.

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Spambot Kill Counter as Spambot Hell's Devil: Countless

Buying a high powered computer: 500 bucks
Getting gift wrap: 10 bucks maybe
Seeing the horror on that special someone's face once they tear off the gift wrap and see a Windows 98: Priceless.

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I'll see you in Hell....AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!
11-24-2010 04:51 PM
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RIKRON IS PLEASED THAT THE FORUMS ARE DYING FROM CANCER
11-25-2010 07:59 AM
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