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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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Introducing myself! -Sophie-

I'm Sophie!
I've hated school my whole life. I'm currently struggling with eating issues (EDNOS), self harm, anxiety, depression, dermatilomania, and ADHD.
Because of this I've learned the hard way that a student either learns the school's way, or they won't be able to learn at all.
I'm hoping to achieve my dream of being a traveling musician, learning languages, and actual EXPERIENCING the world.
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02-20-2014 02:40 AM
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RE: Introducing myself! -Sophie-

Welcome. Fortunately, there are so many ways to learn beyond school!

And hopefully these forums are one of them.

What kind of music do you like to play... and/or is it the idea of traveling that's what captures your imagination the most?

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RE: Introducing myself! -Sophie-

Hai, welcome to SS. Please leave all sanity at the registration screen. It's not needed beyond that point.

Schools beat it in to students heads that they can't learn without school but that is a falsehood. You learn more by experience than you ever will in school.

Who am I? Who are YOU?
02-20-2014 03:18 AM
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Welcome to SS Sophie! We're glad you made it here!

What are ways you learn outside of school? I remember quite literally I spent most of elementary school using Wikipedia.... I probably have learned more from the internet than I ever have from factory-model schooling.

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Hi.

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Welcome my sister
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Hello. I hope you enjoy your stay! I hope we don't scare you ofMURDER.

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RE: Introducing myself! -Sophie-

(02-20-2014 02:40 AM)alisslynn Wrote:  I'm Sophie!
I've hated school my whole life. I'm currently struggling with eating issues (EDNOS), self harm, anxiety, depression, dermatilomania, and ADHD.
Because of this I've learned the hard way that a student either learns the school's way, or they won't be able to learn at all.
I'm hoping to achieve my dream of being a traveling musician, learning languages, and actual EXPERIENCING the world.
Fu

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hi!! welcome, my name is vesper & my pronouns are they/them. do u like emilie autumn?
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