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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.

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.

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Fixed missing threads. :D
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Fixed missing threads. :D

So a whole bunch of the threads in the Philosophy, Politics & Psychology forum were giving an error that "Thread doesn't exist" or something.

How did this happen? I wanted to merge the old Philosophical forum with the Politics forum from old SS, but didn't want to select all the threads manually and click 'move'... so I ran some mySQL commands to do it automatically, but it seems when I updated MyBB (2 weeks ago already) it deleted all the posts (but not the threads) that I moved that way. And I didn't notice until IamNoone told me about it...

So I had to go restore only those posts from a backup (that was a massive pain in the ass), import them back in, and I think I've now fixed it so future updates won't delete the posts again... Laugh

And now I gotta go re-sticky them as well... ah well.

Do let me know if you find any more missing threads and stuff.

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RE: Fixed missing threads. :D

I was wondering where some of those threads went. A bunch of my threaeds that were in general talk went missing too, but they seem to be working now...

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RE: Fixed missing threads. :D

Good job.
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