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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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Hello everyone. I'm new. From Canada. My name's Gemma, but you can call me by my username or Zep or whatever. Biggrin
I'm fourteen and I've hated school since forever. I'm pretty sick of some of the useless information teachers are constantly throwing at me.
I'm a daydreamer, I suppose...
Ehh I'm no good at introductions, just expect to see me lurking around here a lot.
10-07-2009 04:18 PM
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Well hello there.

How are you?
10-07-2009 05:57 PM
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Arrgh, welcome aboard the SS, leave yer sanity at the dock, ye won't be needing it here! Pirate

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(11-27-2011 01:00 PM)psychopath Wrote:  
(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
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The Desert Fox Wrote:Arrgh, welcome aboard the SS, leave yer sanity at the dock, ye won't be needing it here! Pirate
What sanity?
10-08-2009 12:55 AM
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Hi - I'm Sarah. Feel free to call me any variation of my real or forum name.

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"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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10-08-2009 01:07 AM
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Welcome to the board.

I used to be "The circus" as I forgot my login, but then hey-ho I remembered it.
10-08-2009 04:43 AM
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Zeppelin? Nice.

Yes, you'll fit in perfectly.

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Welcome Smile
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The Desert Fox Wrote:Arrgh, welcome aboard the SS, leave yer sanity at the dock, ye won't be needing it here! Pirate

...Stole mah intro

Anyways, welcome zeppelin!

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Sorry, I have to do this!

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
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Yo there! Welcome to SS, where things are not allowed to make sense.

*SPARKLING* *DOUCHEBUCKETS.*
10-08-2009 11:01 AM
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C: Thanks for all the warm welcomes, you guys.
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WhatZeppelin Wrote:C: Thanks for all the warm welcomes, you guys.

It's our job ^.^

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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Random_Name has 7k posts just welcoming people, >.>.

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
10-09-2009 12:49 PM
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Welcome

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Hey there, Gemma Smile Welcome to SS! Pirate
You got good music taste! I think we'll get along really well.
I'm also 14, and I'm currently in USA, California. I've hated school for a very long time, actually, since 1st grade.

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Loxor Wrote:Random_Name has 7k posts just welcoming people, >.>.

lol, you're probably right.

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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