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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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Howdy y'all.

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Hi there!

What kind of computer thingies do you do? Games, programming, etc?

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RE: Howdy y'all.

(05-07-2013 07:11 PM)Nerdy Computer Guy Wrote:  So, I was browsing the Interweb thingie-ma-bob during class and I found this website. I've been lingering for the last few days and thought I'd register. Biggrin

Okay where to start... I'm a computer geek, if you can't tell by my name and avatar. If you can't, I'll assume you have a very slow processing speed (brain). I'm relatively smart and ahead of everyone in the majority of my classes, which is more annoying than you'd think it would be as most would simply use that spare time I have as a chance to slack off and talk, but I hate doing that so I don't. I really do despise school as the learning is so... Linear. There's no freedom at all so we're forced to learn whatever bullshit the teacher wants us to learn and at the pace they set. I'd type more but I'm relatively sleepy...

So, yup! Thumbsup

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They always linger before they join. I join before I linger, or did I linger and join at the same time.

Welcome to SS. We may possibly be likely to be glad to have you here, I think maybe.

Oh, and sanity must be left at the door at all times.

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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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Howdy y'all.

^ Or outside. That works even better.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Howdy y'all.

Oh damn. Then whose door did I leave my sanity at?

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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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RE: Howdy y'all.

Favorite movie?

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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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(05-08-2013 08:52 PM)Nerdy Computer Guy Wrote:  What's this "sanity" thing you speak of? Anyway, I'm a game dev for a rather small MMORPG named Daimonin, thanks for asking, SR. Smile However I also like to just screw around with my computer in general...

Say. Looks interesting, and I've been looking around for a MMORPG that won't cause this netbook of mine to explode into a fireball.(I've neglected to repair my desktop for a while)

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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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