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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.


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Dirtbikemike Offline
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My dad seems to have the usual teacher's disease which gives you the mindset:
When a kid, teen, etc. makes a mistake, like everyone does, they should be scorned and yelled at for it. When they try to explain themselves tell them mistakes are unacceptable and you are disappointed in them.

I get this from something that happened 5 minutes ago. My dad texted me to bring the garbage cans back in, but I was doing something already. Just to make him feel good about having an "obedient" son I replied "Got it" and went on doing what I was doing with intentions of bringing the garbage in after I was done. Of course I forgot. When my dad gets home he yells "Are you kidding me!? Every time I go out you have to do something stupid like this!"

Okay, dad, I'm an idiot for not being obedient. Would you like to say anything else, Mr. Hitler Castro Stalin Etc?

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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03-21-2013 08:26 AM
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That's so stupid. Who yells at someone for forgetting to do something like take out the garbage? If it was really that big of a deal to him, then he should have just done it himself.
03-21-2013 09:25 AM
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I think you are both over reacting a bit

The purpose of life is a life with a purpose
So I’d rather die for a cause than live a life that is worthless
I don’t need the circus or the day of national observance
I need you to think for you and stop being a servant
-Immortal Technique, The Martyr, The Martyr
03-21-2013 10:21 AM
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Sometime's my mother gets annoyed I neglect to do some chores(I tell her I forgot because I was doing school work, when in reality I was leading a Polish army in a futile battle against the Nazi war-machine in the year 1939). When she gets angry, I just look at her and say "Yeah, yeah. I get it..." then just finish the chore up. Because I don't say anything and am doing the chore, she tends to stop getting mad and leaves me alone.(That and probably because I'm blasting the Red Army Choir while washing the dishes, so it's kind of hard to reply to anything. I don't do it on purpose, but you just can't really experience the music on low-volume and it gets a little loud when washing dishes, with the water and the banging plates and all)

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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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