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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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I've hardly posted anything in the past five years! Or really more like seven.
I want to post something but I don't know where to start; here's something brief

Life has generally turned out better when I've treated it as a joke.

Ignoring typical wisdoms about schooling has been working out quite well.

Jobs are overrated.
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Welcome back. What have you been up to?

And what next? Smile

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Welcome back to School Survival. xcriteria's still here, as you can see, but most of us (like me) are relatively new.

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(05-08-2014 04:28 PM)Will Wrote:  Jobs are overrated.

Welcome back!

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Good to see you back Old Timer!

Are you in college?

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Hey, long time no see Biggrin

What have you been doing lately?

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Will, are you willing to join the IRC? We've revived it and it's been active since January 2014.

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