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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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Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


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Soooo... hey guys! I tend to come here and read stuff whenever I'm supposed to be finishing assignments... Which is incredibly counterproductive... But knowing that so many others feel the same about this crap is really comforting... so... thanks strangers! Biggrin
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Welcome to SS! I think most of the community has moved to Facebook, but I have been lurking here the past couple of months and Soul and a few others still post occasionally. Glad to have another anti-schooler on board! Enjoy your stay. Smile

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Some people have a Facebook chat going on, but this will always be the main SS discussion area. Facebook is for people who are happy with using their real name on the internet.

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Welcome to the forums.

I tend to stay away from more proprietary stuff like Facebook and Instagram as much as I possibly can, but that's a different story.
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Welcome!!

my username typed into google, thanks to my twitter, returns my real name.

It helps me stay just honest enough, but I'm still way of trouble makers relevant to my professional life discovering my ideas. Actually, I currently work under a Union Contract, so hopefully it won't be relevent.

Edit: I hate facebook now. Joined when it was new. Gave up for years. Rejoined, it was total crap. Quit again.

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Facebook can't be trusted.

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My username shouldnt reveal my name unless some companies breach their own privacy policy. Theres no direct linkage anywhere and would take some work to solve it.

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