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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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Please change the autopost merge, as it's gotten rather annoying sometimes I want to put a comment that I didn't want in the original post, and thus it makes it highly annoying when I have to have someone else post before I can comment again, or I have to wait a while to be able to comment again(at the very least don't have it affect moderators)

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Seconded. Double-posting isn't a significant problem here.

I have noticed that the merge does not occur when a long period of time has passed between posts, however.

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08-22-2014 09:44 AM
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I just realized that I'm an admin....this is kinda embarrasing, although I have changed some of the things around a little bit, also the time between the posts have to be around 120 minutes(I believe SR set that) or else it will be merged. I might set it a bit lower later.

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You are? Wow.

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(08-24-2014 06:15 AM)Chanku Wrote:  I just realized that I'm an admin....this is kinda embarrasing, although I have changed some of the things around a little bit, also the time between the posts have to be around 120 minutes(I believe SR set that) or else it will be merged. I might set it a bit lower later.
If you "own" ¼ of SS, and xcriteria owns another ¼, then who are the other 2? O_O

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I own a half I'm just too lazy to do anything with the site.
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I'd like to see more of a spirit of collaboration than talking about "ownership."

Ultimately, it's still Soul's site and talking about only a few people "owning" it makes me feel uncomfortable. :(

Anyone who wants to take an active, constructive role in figuring out next steps with the site is welcome to join the conversation on how to do it, and there are lots of was to help co-create the site going forward. Being an admin or mod on the forums is not equal to "owning" the site.

Besides, there's more to School Survival than just the forums. There's G+, FB, Twitter, (potentially) YouTube, the chat, the wiki, and the front page. All of these things are worth using. The forums are just one part of what SS can be.

What can we do to encourage more people to help be co-creators of the community? (This probably deserves its own thread, but I'll leave it here for now.)

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(08-24-2014 07:33 PM)SirMarty Wrote:  
(08-24-2014 06:15 AM)Chanku Wrote:  I just realized that I'm an admin....this is kinda embarrasing, although I have changed some of the things around a little bit, also the time between the posts have to be around 120 minutes(I believe SR set that) or else it will be merged. I might set it a bit lower later.
If you "own" ¼ of SS, and xcriteria owns another ¼, then who are the other 2? O_O

Night and SoulRiser(even though she's retired she still pays for the VPN and stuff therefor she still owns a part of it in my eyes).


(08-24-2014 09:17 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  Ultimately, it's still Soul's site and talking about only a few people "owning" it makes me feel uncomfortable. :(
I understand that however essentially Soul doesn't really want anything to do with SS anymore(at least on the forums part).

Quote:Anyone who wants to take an active, constructive role in figuring out next steps with the site is welcome to join the conversation on how to do it, and there are lots of was to help co-create the site going forward. Being an admin or mod on the forums is not equal to "owning" the site.
Technically speaking, Soul has confirmed in a query that we, for all intents and purposes, own the forums. Besides if someone gives the matienance, upkeep, and control to a person(or group of people), then to me that sure does look like they are an owner. Especially if (in our case SR), says that we no longer have to really consult her unless it's big.

Quote:Besides, there's more to School Survival than just the forums. There's G+, FB, Twitter, (potentially) YouTube, the chat, the wiki, and the front page. All of these things are worth using. The forums are just one part of what SS can be.
Yes, however for the most part for SS, the Forums and IRC, is where a lot of SS's activity is. Yes we have pages, but again, most of our users use the forums.

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Technically I still 'own' it. I just can't be arsed with the forums. If that makes you feel like you 'own' part of the forums... OK. I just don't think it's the most accurate term. "Manager" might be more accurate. Like with restaurants etc. The owner doesn't usually work there, but appoints a manager. Or whatever. Except the manager gets paid... errr... Uhoh

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Have you tried paying your administrators in unimaginable power?

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I can't pay them something even I don't have. Razz

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Meh. Alright then. I guess I'm a manager... :/ (Or 1/4th owner meaning I own a part of the forums).

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We're supposed to help our people! Starting with our stockholders, Bob! Who's helping them out, huhhh?

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