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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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Hey guys.

I got nothing much to say about myself, so yeah. I'm probably going to lurk more than post.
08-25-2016 07:28 PM
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Ky Offline
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Hey guys.

Hi there. Welcome to School Survival.

I can think of a few users who could say the same (that is, they would if they weren't busy lurking Razz), so you're in good company.

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08-26-2016 01:01 AM
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Hey guys.

Welcome! I hope you make a home here.

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08-26-2016 05:36 AM
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RE: Hey guys.

I like looking at views to guess how relevant my posts are. Don't feel bad, but know that you can't sharpen your wit without daring to speak. (You actually can, but its less efficient)

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Wisdom is to follow only the Opinion which makes the best use of evidence.
Excellence is to be mindful of all these things in Living.
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08-26-2016 05:49 AM
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