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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.

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I AM VERY TICKED
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I AM VERY TICKED

I pressed the "Portal" button - it's located between "View Today's Posts" and "Private Messages" in whatever the default theme is - and instead of Aperture Laboratories, I got a series of links to forum posts and excerpts. I have a feeling this isn't just a bug - why would you do such a thing?

It's like that time I was promised cake and didn't get any.

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09-13-2012 09:00 AM
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Holy shit, I didn't know Valve invented portals.
09-13-2012 10:11 AM
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Valve should have put a copyright/trademark on the word Portal...and instead of leaking HL3 on his death bed, Gaben should leak Portal 3 (comic about what happens to Valve when Gaben leaves, go look for it)

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I AM VERY TICKED

Come to think of it, I didn't even go into the Nether when I clicked on that button!

IT DOESN'T TELEPORT ME ANYWHERE, WHY IS IT EVEN THERE?

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GTFO

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lol.
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I need sleep. But your request has been noted. xD

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