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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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Does anyone here use DuckDuckGo?

I find it useful when finding otherwise hidden/obscure links.

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I think SoulRiser and Jop do.
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RE: Does anyone here use DuckDuckGo?

I've had it as my default search engine for a couple years now.

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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Yeah but these days I !g half the time because DDG results are sometimes lacking in relevance for some reason. Seemed to be better before. I often check both.
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Where all the Alta Vista boys at?
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it doesn't have the best results but I'm so used to the !bang syntax that I have to use it now lmao

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Does anyone here use DuckDuckGo?

I use Google mostly, but sometimes DuckDuckGo too. Both are good for different situations.

(08-28-2016 06:04 PM)Dead Wrote:  I think SoulRiser and Jop do.

I advocated it aggressively didn't I Embarrassed http://forums.school-survival.net/showth...?tid=35664
That was a little stupid. Especially the reason I posted that (read the entire thread)

Anyway, don't rely on 1 single engine. It shouldn't be understated.

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Does anyone here use DuckDuckGo?

Especially if you're looking to do legitimate deep browsing too. Sometimes the most relevant results are hard to find; especially for obscure things.

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Does anyone here use DuckDuckGo?

I use DDG as my default for most searches. I often end up using G in Verbatim mode as well for when DDG blatantly ignores some important words I enter (happens too often for my liking). Although even G Verbatim has been leaving out things I enter lately too. Stabhead

I need to make my own search engine that actually searches for exactly what people enter. Imagine that! Cuckoo

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Does anyone here use DuckDuckGo?

Well, more generic results can be useful if you don't remember something exactly etc. But those results shouldn't be at the top.

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