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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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Hey guys. im new on here, and this forum seems pretty cool. I'll be able to vent about those bastards at school. By the way, i saw the "personality test" thing, and i thought it was a little odd that i got INTP just like most of the other people on here. it's like we're different from the rest of the population. Nutter
01-28-2016 03:23 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I'm an INTJ, and yeah it's interesting how common some types are here.

What do you hate most about school? (Everything? Razz)

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Well, it's hard to choose what i hate most, but i really dont like how just because we are younger, we can be discriminated by teachers/principals or whoever else. It's like you're powerless in school, because they tell you what to do, and you have to listen to them. When i'm not caught up in school shit, i like to sit in front of my computer for most of the day trying not to get bored. I'm depressed, so i dont feel like doing anything. I have terrible anxiety issues, so i've never had many friends, much less any girlfriends. But this forum is pretty cool and i like to see how shitty people think school is. Cool
01-29-2016 09:16 AM
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