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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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Rusty Shackleford Offline
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Hi! I'm Rusty Shackleford, but please, just call me Rusty. Rusty Shackleford is not my real name, just a 'cleverly' constructed alias (you also might recognize this from somewhere else).
I used to have an account here on the site, but I lost the password and couldn't be bothered to go and find the password, so I have created a new account. If anyone's interested, my first account name was The Shadowman.
I'm not exactly new to the site, but I've been gone a long time, maybe two, two and a half years, so I don't know what the current state of affairs is.
I've mainly returned because school is taking a turn for the worse, not on the grade front, but on the psychological side. So I've come to find support here.
Anyway, ignoring the rest of my rant, hello to you all! Did I miss anything?
01-20-2014 04:54 AM
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Welcome back oldfaf.

School destroying you psychologically? I can definitely understand that, especially when you start to realize school is just a load of bullshit, and a a majority of the things you're doing there will be meaningless later in life. Oh, and all those god damn pressures they attempt to instill on you.


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Welcome to SS! What size straight jack... Oh. I see you still have one. Well. Welcome back.
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RE: Hello!

Welcome back.

I see you've oxizided(probably not anywhere near your intended refrence but its what first came to me mind).

You may refer to me as Lord Brain, Emperor Brain, 8R-A1N or...damn I had a good one but I forgot.

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