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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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Hello there :)

Hmm... a bullying problem that got the police involved? Was it extremely severe?

Over in the States quite literally anything you do bad in school will get the police involved. Do they have zero tolerance policies in Portugal?

Oh, and welcome to the forums. Smile

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Hello there :)

Welcome. This site certainly meets the diversity quota.

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RE: Hello there :)

(11-24-2013 12:35 PM)isolatedsistem Wrote:  
(11-24-2013 11:54 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Hmm... a bullying problem that got the police involved? Was it extremely severe?

Over in the States quite literally anything you do bad in school will get the police involved. Do they have zero tolerance policies in Portugal?

Oh, and welcome to the forums. Smile

Was serious because it is unusual these things happen in my school but there are some cases and it is not always that the police are involved in cases of bullying.
Some brats put stones on metal carpet where it cleans the shoes on the floor and I fell and they filmed (it is forbidden to film this kind of stuff in school, is a crime) ... whole school laughed and were there and some were frightened because of my fall. I tripped and fell with great force and could have broken my arm if it was not my heavy backpack that fell first and supported me, or could have broken knees that were also with contusions. And then went to hospital and stood at rest for two weeks at home. The dudes were punished by the school. They became angry after that , they humiliate me, threaten me with death threats and saying that they are gonna put the video on youtube, and throwing stones... the good thing is that they are gonna be punished a lot and maybe pay for my moral rights violated and inflict suffering , and probably expelled from school 'cause they are also the worse students of school with a lot of apprehensions (this case has two processes : school - that already punished ; and the police - that are still treating. ) Not yet been addressed in court, but will be soon .

Oh my god, that's horrible. I know how bad it is to be bullied. Some kids once pushed me to the ground and got gum on my hair, while some other kid thought it'd be fun to trip me while walking, and that was just some of the crap I had to go through.

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Hello there :)

I never went through that crap. Then again it's not likely I'd go through that crap for long. I might be a gentle and kind person, I also don't accept such rude behavior, and would take every opportunity to beat the crap out of my bully. Even if I lose in direct confrontation, I'd just move to Guerrilla warfare(also beneficial because I get a "high" when using stealth tactics, meaning I'll always focus on doing it perfectly for a better "hit".)

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RE: Hello there :)

Wow, that's horrible to hear about. i always wonder in situations like this, what can be done to better help people learn to be kind, mindful, and respectful of others?

And in general, just more conscious of their behavior and potential consequences.

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Welcome Smile Sorry to hear about those horrible people. At least they're gonna get a lot of trouble for it.

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