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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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Hello.

Hi, I'm optimuswhat. Yeah I have a few accounts all across the web with this name.

I don't like school for certain aspects, especially homework. My stomach does flip flops whenever I have a lot... I'm lazy too, so that's a good combination right there.

Aside from my hatred of school, I'll describe myself.

I self taught myself proper (Capitals and punctuation to be exact) grammar, and well... I just like self teaching myself things. I really do know quite a bit on certain subjects that you might not know at the age I'm at.

I'm a funny guy at times (I make terrible jokes...) and I always hear other people's ideas whenever suggested. I'm quiet too at times, though not on the Internet. I'm stupid and silly too. Don't take "stupid" so seriously though.

So... My longest welcome page yet.

So, hello! I hope I can hang around this place for a while.
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Hello.

No? No. No! No,

Hello, world.

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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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Hello.

Hi there! I like your name. Smile

So... tell us some terrible jokes then.

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RE: Hello.

Um...
One day a chicken crossed the road...
Uh, so he went into a nuclear power plant and... Hm...


Ended the world.
And thus, begins Fallout.
RoflRoflRoflNooRoflRofl

Your name sounds cool too.
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RE: Hello.

(06-04-2013 07:27 AM)optimuswhat Wrote:  Um...
One day a chicken crossed the road...
Uh, so he went into a nuclear power plant and... Hm...


Ended the world.
And thus, begins Fallout.

My fucking sides.

RIP GORE GOROTH

He was an hero. He will always be remembered.
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Damn those chickens!

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