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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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DoA are you retarded?

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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First of all, you use a comma when addressing someone. (ex: "DoA, are you retarded?")

Second of all, "retarded" isn't the ideal word choice. It gets the point across, but it doesn't really convey the sentiment behind the attempted insult - not to mention that there is a social stigma attached to this word due to public concerns for people with intellectual disabilities. Your point could be made clearer depending on which kind of slur you wish to use; on the crazy side of the spectrum, we have bonkers, crackers, crazy, daffy, daft, deranged, dopey, flaky, insane, mental, nuts, wacky, and witless, and on the stupid side, you could use dense, dim, doltish, dull, dumb, idiotic, imbecilic, mindless, moronic, rash, senseless, simple, slow, stupid, or thick.

Finally, your question appears to be rhetorical. Even if it isn't, I can't give a definitive answer because no one has ever checked, and I'm not terribly concerned about it regardless.

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Did Efs really get banned? Razz

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Nope, he is not banned.

Pretty Much my only signature...I'm mainly a lurker....you can find me on the IRC (or on DnE and their IRC).

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(08-31-2014 05:18 AM)SirMarty Wrote:  Did Efs really get banned? Razz

DnE shalt never be banned.

We are here forever.
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Course if site isn't here forever, your statement becomes invalid.

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i was ip banned, my account isn't banned

DoA is cancer

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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(08-31-2014 06:10 AM)RammFF Wrote:  
(08-31-2014 05:18 AM)SirMarty Wrote:  Did Efs really get banned? Razz

DnE shalt never be banned.

We are here forever.

"Shalt" is the second-person singular simple present, as in "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved."

You want "shall" here.
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"Believe on the Lord Jesus"

So we're supposed to... stand on him or something? While believing?

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(09-01-2014 08:21 AM)no Wrote:  "Believe on the Lord Jesus"

So we're supposed to... stand on him or something? While believing?

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Hah, that really made me laugh.

But... Vo isn't a grammar Nazi. And grammar is worth understanding... so let's see what he has to say in his defense. Smile

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(09-01-2014 11:53 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  gamer nazi got pwnd

gamer nazi?
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yep

got a problem m8?
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It's a bit archaic but has a valid meaning of its own, different from believing in something:

http://m.wordsolver.net/?tpl=lookup&lang=&word=believe

{To believe on}, to accept implicitly as an object of religious trust or obedience; to have faith in. [1913 Webster]

The point was the conjugation of "shall", but this line is a conveniently familiar example.
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(09-01-2014 10:57 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  yep

got a problem m8?

Yes.
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