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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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thedevilsdaughter Offline
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My name is Jess, my favorite color is green, and I'm a freshman at a public high school in South Dakota, USA. I've known that something was wrong with the school system for a while now. It started when I was nominated for help by the student watch group because I sat alone during lunch. They didn't try to help me through my feelings. They just told me that I needed to try to fit in and make some friends. If they tried that today, knowing what I know now, I'd spit in their faces. Kids were being beaten up in the halls and they were more concerned with a girl who didn't fit the mold. It was a load of Poop

My mom says I'm part of the Anti-School System movement. Yeah, she really does call it the A.S.S. movement.
02-09-2010 12:18 PM
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Loxor Offline
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Welcome...

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
02-09-2010 01:24 PM
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Welcome aboard!

(Green is best. Biggrin)
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Welcome to SS. Green is gangster.

Who am I? Who are YOU?
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Green.....Okay. Hi.

Someone dear to me once said "We are the light." But, if that's true, then why am I still searching?
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SoulRiser Offline
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I'm glad there were no "student watch" groups when I was in school. 'Cause they'd probably be pestering me every single day... because I'd rather sit alone and think quietly to myself than have to listen to mindless drivel all the time.

Also, welcome. Smile

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