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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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SS is 15 years old today
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SS is 15 years old today

o_O

So ooooooold maaan.

In other news, I fixed the latest posts listing thingy. It should keep stuff there longer now.

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Happy birthday School Survival!
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What should I get it?

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School Survival is older than some of the people on it 0_o

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IT's only older than me by a few months....

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Woah, nice.
I'm pretty sure I saw this somewhere before.
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Holy shit. Happeh buffday SS!
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SS is a year older than me. Jawdrop

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I'm roughly three years older than it, but still; it's been around the Sun a few times now, hasn't it?

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Does it have a beard?

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(03-15-2014 09:21 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Does it have a beard?

Maybe SS is a female...
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Holy shit.

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Cool. Happy birthday School Survival! Smile
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(03-15-2014 10:02 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Holy shit.

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Looks good, I now want a milkshake...and a burger(give it a whirl)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SS!!! Biggergrin

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(03-15-2014 09:21 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Does it have a beard?

A neckbeard.

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better no beard than a neckbeard.

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better no neck than a beard
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SS is at best a bunch of wires and computer stuff.

But, happy birthday!

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Dang it, if only the real old timers (2004-06) came back to celebrate.

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Happy bday SS! Biggrin I still have to get SS a present and we still need a cake!

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Hmm, Cory made a cake once... now, where did I put that photo...

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Happy Birthday SS.
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One more year. And nice to see a couple changes, too... check out the new home page drop-down menus, if you haven't seen them. Smile

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Happy birthday SS!

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