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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.

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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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parents have made my school experience 100% more hellish.
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RE: parents have made my school experience 100% more hellish.

Actually some classics are great. School just good at making em suck.

For example, Dorian Gray was a nice story. Course the way school forced us to read it, then quiz us on it, meant I attributed some hate to the book as well as school. Then I read it myself at home and found it to be a good read.

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RE: parents have made my school experience 100% more hellish.

(11-12-2014 08:37 AM)Missile Wrote:  All those "classics" are really boring, why are they so popular in the first place?

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RE: parents have made my school experience 100% more hellish.

I was to forced to read where the red fern grows in school. It sucked. why can't schools let us read books like 1984 or world war z?

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