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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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Hey everyone, I've known of this site for a while but only recently found out about the forums. I've joined a few before but this is one I think appeals to my interests the most.

Well a little about me I guess: I'm from Detroit although I moved to Sydney, Australia when I was 13. I'm turning 17 in October and I'm interested in political science.

As expected I hate school due to the unquestionable rules and forced interaction with people I'm incompatible with.
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Awww, my reply was split? I thought we should at least give him a fair warning.

Anyway, welcome and shit. You said you were interested in political science, so what do you support?

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(03-20-2013 05:08 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Stand up with pride and say "No! I will not be a McDonalds employee. I WILL BE A GARBAGE MAN!"

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(06-30-2014 07:06 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Welcome Smile

How did you find this site?

I think one time I was enraged I typed something long the lines of "I hate school" or "School sucks" and this came up.

(06-30-2014 08:01 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  Awww, my reply was split? I thought we should at least give him a fair warning.

Anyway, welcome and shit. You said you were interested in political science, so what do you support?
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I'm an ex-Fascist despite my rebellious tendencies although I'm currently unsure as I believe there is no perfect political system. I support the notion of a strong state however believe schooling creates deviancy from citizens supporting the greater good of the state.
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My reply along with Sharpie's were taken out of the thread and moved to Random, which you can only see if you join the Basement.

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(03-20-2013 05:08 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Stand up with pride and say "No! I will not be a McDonalds employee. I WILL BE A GARBAGE MAN!"

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Ex-fascist eh?

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Congrats on getting out of Detroit when ya could. It's the biggest dump in America now. Welcome to SS. You'll find that just about everybody here can relate to the last sentence in your post.

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I object to the word "lurking". If I feel I have nothing to contribute, why should I be obliged to say something?
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I think you misunderstood entirely where he meant that he had something to contribute thus gave up on lurking status. Not "I'm a lurker and thus feel obliged to contribute".

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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I just mean in general culture, I wish people would stop using that word.
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Yes. I would enjoy if people used stalk instead. Reveal thy true intentions!

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