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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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I'm new here! (In a manner of speaking...)

Well, I joined the site 2 years ago, but I really only posted a few comments, and spent most of my time looking around the main. So, I'm back!
And, of course, school is still a steaming pile of Poop

I'll be posting a few rants hopefully over the next few days, so watch out for them, and give me feedback!

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"I accidentally the economy."
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10-08-2009 03:52 AM
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Welcome

Love the name. Hilarious.

Oh, Uh, straight jacket size? Its a requirement round here.

" I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had. " ~From the television show The Wonder Years
10-08-2009 03:55 AM
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Welcome. I am Sarah. You can call me any variation of either my forum or real name. Or 'hey, you' - i really do answer to anything.

Hidden stuff:
"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Ben Franklin

"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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CrayolaColours Wrote:Hi. Remember. Say no to therapy. It only makes you sane. *shudder*

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
10-08-2009 05:13 AM
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Loxor Wrote:
CrayolaColours Wrote:Hi. Remember. Say no to therapy. It only makes you sane. *shudder*
Dude. Tis my thing. Razz

Anyway, welcome...back? I suppose?

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10-08-2009 05:30 AM
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Haha, Aren't I part of your mind?

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
10-08-2009 05:34 AM
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Welcome to the board, Feel free to call me. Moe Syzlak.

I used to be "The circus" as I forgot my login, but then hey-ho I remembered it.
10-08-2009 05:35 AM
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Welcome
10-08-2009 08:33 AM
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Best name ever! Welcome back/ officially to the forums.

*SPARKLING* *DOUCHEBUCKETS.*
10-08-2009 08:48 AM
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