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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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Hi to everyone!

Hello. I've been lurking around this website for a few weeks, and I thought i'd would introduce myself.

Im a 16 year of boy living on the central coast, New South Wales. I'm really into video games and movies, and I also like a bit of music.

This forum seems to be a nice place, so I'll see some of you around.

cheers, clyde
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11-19-2015 09:08 PM
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(11-19-2015 09:08 PM)Clahd Wrote:  Whales

I can't

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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(11-19-2015 09:21 PM)no Wrote:  
(11-19-2015 09:08 PM)Clahd Wrote:  Whales

I can't

Fuck me.
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(11-19-2015 10:22 PM)Clahd Wrote:  
(11-19-2015 09:21 PM)no Wrote:  
(11-19-2015 09:08 PM)Clahd Wrote:  Whales

I can't

Fuck me.

I don't roll that way, sorry.

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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Hello

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An Aussie! Welcome. Biggrin

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Welcome! Biggrin

What video games do you like?

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Welcome ! I'm new here as well Lol Smile
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Whales are cute.

Hi! Pirate

What kind of music do you like?

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What's up mate? I'm from Samoa, but I've also been to Australia, Canada, United States, and just recently, Chile and South Africa.

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Man do you travel or what? I'm too poor to drive to NYC and it's only 45 minutes away. Razz

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(11-21-2015 12:01 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Man do you travel or what? I'm too poor to drive to NYC and it's only 45 minutes away. Razz

I do travel, but not all the time of course.

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Of course I couldnt travel till recent cause of issues with my citizenship (or lack thereof). My father successfully neglected taking care of my illegal status till literally the last moment. He isnt exactly sutied for heavy responsibility work that requires more than a certain amount of effort (raising us was comfortable level. Making sure we had insurance coverage, paying school bills on time, and anytning else with strict time deadline wasnt something he could really handle well)

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