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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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Hi everyone!

I'm new on this forum (which I have just discovered), and decided to take a look around...
I'm in highschool, dreaming to be a video game programmer, calisthenics athlete and I'm hating school big time, although I'm studying at a good school and getting good marks.
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Welcome to School Survival! I'm DoA, psychologist-in-training and reasonable authority figure. Smile

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Welcome to the awareness that will ultimately be your undoing.
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Welcome. I'm the guy that likes to screw the rules quite often and only asks the important questions.

Which do you prefer, 4chan, 7chan, or reddit?

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

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Hello.

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Welkom!

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RE: Hi everyone!

Thanks everyone for welcoming me!
And about that forums: I visited both 4chan and reddit, not 7chan however, but I never made an account on them, so I don't have an opinion of them. I've only been memeber on a small gaming forum from my country, but that was some time ago...
By the way, I can see I'm in a different time zone than most of you so that's why it might look to you I'm posting during midnight.
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welcome
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Welcome Smile

Did you bring cookies?

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Cookies? Well yeah, I ate them on the way here... Razz
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i want cookies........ :(
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RE: Hi everyone!

(05-07-2014 01:34 AM)darkmind15 Wrote:  i want cookies........ :(

Well, I'm eating biscuits now. I still have some left.
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(05-07-2014 01:43 AM)The Maddigg Wrote:  
(05-07-2014 01:34 AM)darkmind15 Wrote:  i want cookies........ :(

Well, I'm eating biscuits now. I still have some left.
thats just insult to injury
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If you say so... Smile)
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not if you have a burn out effect
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D'you mean the burnout effect that comes with being skinny? I know it too well, I'm tall and quite skinny myself.
Anyway, I though I might share with you some info about where I come from... I'm from Romania, and I can tell you education here sucks badly... Actually, quite everything here sucks badly.
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So how do I get my account activated? I read the rules and some of the threads on the forum and found out about the spambot problem this forum encounters.
I have just checked my email (Spam directory also) to see if I got any confirmation mail, but there is none.
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i think soul confirms it
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I can now post in other forums too. I think it has been confirmed. Thanks!
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Hi everyone!

Oh, I still need to change that message. It auto-activates after you stick around a couple days.

But you can post anywhere before that already. The activation is just for sending PM's (for now).

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Welcome Biggrin

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Yes, welcome.

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