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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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SkullFucker Offline
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TBH to SS

I don't mind school anymore. I think that's why I haven't been able to get myself back into the forums. I'm happy and I've moved on and I'm done complaining about shit and crying because a teacher gave me a bad grade for not doing my work.

I've noticed that most anti-schoolers are severely depressed and sit around in their shit and blood and vomit and complain when they could be doing things to better their lives.

I think I've moved on. If you want to argue and call me wrong go ahead I'll probably chill here sometimes still
02-06-2015 01:38 PM
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RE: TBH to SS

You seem to forget that you too were once depressed and such
02-06-2015 02:08 PM
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I haven't forgotten I just don't want to think about it anymore and I don't want to be around people who bring me down like mad
02-06-2015 02:10 PM
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RE: TBH to SS

Well, then don't? No need to announce it :|
02-06-2015 02:11 PM
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Why not announce it?
02-06-2015 02:13 PM
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It's unnecessary
02-06-2015 02:14 PM
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Yes I should shut up because you don't want to hear it or see it or whatever the fuck and ugh
02-06-2015 02:18 PM
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You forget that not all of us are depressed.

I for one am a proud megalomaniac college student.

I am however painfully financially strapped...and that brings me to tears.

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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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02-06-2015 02:27 PM
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That's good yo, why do you still stick around here tho lol
02-06-2015 02:32 PM
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Don't know. Nearly 9k posts and highest record of thanks.

Probably cause I'm ideologically against the various stupidity and ignorance that continues to exist in the education system? I'm pretty radical in political beliefs(though I don't know if any current labels would be a proper fit).

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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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02-06-2015 02:36 PM
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I'm trying to find a better place to talk about shit. Its gotten very frustrating for me here
02-06-2015 02:43 PM
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TBH to SS

Okay. Have fun with that.

We'll be here if you ever need us in the future for any reason.

Run along now.

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02-06-2015 03:30 PM
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RE: TBH to SS

I'd like to see more people move from simply complaining and being negative, to doing better things with their lives, too.

Some here are working on that, though a lot of these conversations are happening off the forums, like FB, chat, and Hangouts.

I'm working on this thing, Catalyst Learning Network, that's based partly on the kind of community SS makes possible, but that's more focused on doing actual learning and doing, instead of or in addition to school.

But I'd like to see SS move in that direction, too.

(02-06-2015 02:43 PM)SkullFucker Wrote:  I'm trying to find a better place to talk about shit. Its gotten very frustrating for me here

What would a better place be like? As in, what's your vision, if you have one?

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(02-06-2015 02:43 PM)SkullFucker Wrote:  I'm trying to find a better place to talk about shit. Its gotten very frustrating for me here

most places are shitholes :/
this place included ofc

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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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