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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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waspline Offline
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I was just wondering, is there any way to make a secure connection to this site, like https?
09-20-2012 06:36 AM
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Try it and find out.

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09-20-2012 06:37 AM
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waspline Offline
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I tried https; browser said it couldn't establish a secure connection. Does the site need to enable https for it to work?
09-20-2012 06:40 AM
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I would need to get a SSL certificate or somesuch. As far as I know those are yearly subscriptions that I think I actually have to pay for.

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Secured protocol is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to private browsing.
09-20-2012 11:02 AM
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it'd be useful for me if my school ever finds out half the shit i post on here, because usually when they block a website they only block the http version, but they forget about the secured site so you can still get on it during school...til the next year when that gets blocked at skool too (but whats good is the i can still remotely check on my utorrent client from home and add DLs from Pirate Bay securely

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09-20-2012 12:00 PM
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I have the same situation.
09-21-2012 07:17 AM
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