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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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Greating, I am from Mariupol Ukraine.
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Welcome to the forums! Are you in school? If so, what's it like?

What do you like to do, and what do you see yourself doing in the future?

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Hello.

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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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Hello.

RIP GWEDIN
RIP URITIYOGI
RIP NIGHT
RIP VONUNOV
RIP WES/THEWAKE
RIP USERNAME

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Stop jerking off to porn and whining and do something about it

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(07-06-2015 04:44 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Hello.

That's my line!

Id also recommend the IRC but it's recently taken a downturn in activity. Never know though, you might find someone on.

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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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yeah because a facebook chat overrun by edgy teen anarchists is so much better

RIP GWEDIN
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Hello welcome, tell us more about yourself if you want?
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(07-06-2015 07:23 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(07-06-2015 04:44 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Hello.

That's my line!

Id also recommend the IRC but it's recently taken a downturn in activity. Never know though, you might find someone on.

Hello. last time I went on the IRC, there were two Christians talking about their true god or whatever and planning to clandestine and highly illegal activities as well.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

*flies away to land of fucksIdon'tgive Finland*

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(07-05-2015 08:41 PM)Dmytro Dragon Wrote:  Greating, I am from Mariupol Ukraine.
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(07-08-2015 07:02 PM)Dikont5 Wrote:  
(07-06-2015 07:23 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(07-06-2015 04:44 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Hello.

That's my line!

Id also recommend the IRC but it's recently taken a downturn in activity. Never know though, you might find someone on.

Hello. last time I went on the IRC, there were two Christians talking about their true god or whatever and planning to clandestine and highly illegal activities as well.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

*flies away to land of fucksIdon'tgive Finland*

lolwat

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RE: Introduction

(07-09-2015 10:23 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(07-08-2015 07:02 PM)Dikont5 Wrote:  
(07-06-2015 07:23 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(07-06-2015 04:44 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Hello.

That's my line!

Id also recommend the IRC but it's recently taken a downturn in activity. Never know though, you might find someone on.

Hello. last time I went on the IRC, there were two Christians talking about their true god or whatever and planning to clandestine and highly illegal activities as well.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

*flies away to land of fucksIdon'tgive Finland*

lolwat

I can't remember the details, but all I know is that they were people I should stay away from. Now that I think of it, if I can't remember what they did then maybe it was probably a good thing. That last tidbit was also due to me actually enjoying Finland's relative educational freedom (by relative, I mean the fact that they teach subjects like the U.S. does, but better, even though it has its own flaws).

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