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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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Even though I've been here a while I'd like to quickly introduce myself.

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Are you sure it isn't Gordon?

The half-life of that joke's hilarity is exactly 0. Well, that's a lack of sanity for you - fun fact: School Survival requires no sanity to use, therefore nearly everyone is welcome. So, welcome.

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What's your favorite movie?

Who's your favorite actor?

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

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You bring your crowbar?

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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And?

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@brainiac3397 and this:
Quote:What's your favorite movie?

Who's your favorite actor?

Do not read this. Reading this message will waste your time. Why you are still reading this? I told you NOT to read this. Stop it! Okay, you may continue to read if you want. However, it's meaningless to read this. I advise you to stop reading this. Oh well, it seems that you are still reading. Why do you read this? I have told you already, this message is meaningless. Your time could be better spent than reading this message. Stop it... NOW! This message is about to end. What? You still want to read? Then continue at the beginning of the message.
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(03-13-2013 07:12 PM)ca31re43al19 Wrote:  @brainiac3397 and this:
Quote:What's your favorite movie?

Who's your favorite actor?

are you saying i shouldn't ask about a person's movie insterests? I don't see how it could identify them. :/

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
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(03-13-2013 07:12 PM)ca31re43al19 Wrote:  @brainiac3397 and this:
Quote:What's your favorite movie?

Who's your favorite actor?

You realize the asker has asked these questions to many people and no one really has had a problem with it(But never asked me Mwahaha)

And I don't think knowing someone's favorite movie/actor is a form of Identification.

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Asking someone's favoirite movie/actor itself is not a form of identification. However, if one is being ask for multiple things, then it would become a form of identification. Razz

This is exactly how does browser fingerprint works. HTTP header is usually not enough to be used as a fingerprint. However, with the combination of the data reported by Javascript, Java, HTTP header and Flash player, etc, a browser can be identified. Check out this: https://panopticlick.eff.org/

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(03-13-2013 07:43 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(03-13-2013 07:12 PM)ca31re43al19 Wrote:  @brainiac3397 and this:
Quote:What's your favorite movie?

Who's your favorite actor?

You realize the asker has asked these questions to many people and no one really has had a problem with it(But never asked me Mwahaha)

And I don't think knowing someone's favorite movie/actor is a form of Identification.

i was gone for a bit and came back when i figured you'd already been welcomed in for a while lol...but what are yours then?

as for the "identification" by askinf for multiple pointless pieces of information...tell me again, but without fancy words. (i know what HTTP stands for, but you lost me at header)

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
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HTTP stands for "Houses That Tolerate Pyromaniacs".

Favorite movie? I'll assume TV series Pilots don't count(since some pilots are movies themselves, in case it's not awesome enough for a series, though if it's an awesome movie then it'd probably be an awesome show). Let's cut out trilogies(normal trilogies and double-trilogies). A movie I would watch a million times without ever getting bored of, would probably be Pulp Fiction(I don't know why but I think it has to do with the soundtrack and Samuel Jackson being a bad motherfucker, as stated on his wallet). Of course there are a lot of other movies based on genre, but considering the fact Pulp Fiction probably doesn't fit into any genre, it works for the misc. section.

Favorite actor?:I really don't care about the actors. Not to mention I probably know about 5-6 actor names anyway.

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