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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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Well hello there...

Hello everyone, my name is Alex. I'm an aspiring filmmaking who absolutely cannot stand her high school. I am hopeful to meet like-minded folks on this forum. I look forward to sharing idea and talking to all of you.



Cheers.

Because life... is not a movie. Everyone lies. Good guys lose. And love... does not conquer all.
04-13-2009 04:04 PM
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Well, 'ello, love. I'm sorry to say you've stumbled onto a rather... Pointless moment on SS. Hopefully everything will blow over in the next day or two, so sit tight, and you'll enjoy your time afterwards.

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and by pinch of salt i actually mean you need to build a fucking salt processing plant so you have enough salt to dispell the bullshit
04-13-2009 04:08 PM
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Pointless, you say?

Because life... is not a movie. Everyone lies. Good guys lose. And love... does not conquer all.
04-13-2009 04:14 PM
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Greetings - nice to have another SSer. Ignore the crap, it will all blow over soon. We've had worse. Im Sarah, nice to meet you.

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04-13-2009 09:46 PM
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Welcome Biggrin

I got your email as well. It's always nice to know that this site helps people. The forums go a bit crazy sometimes, so feel free to ignore most people when that happens. Giggle

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04-14-2009 04:58 AM
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Hello alex, welcome to the school survival forums and my name is Johnathan and i would like to welcome you with open arms
I hate high school as well so i dont blame you...
Like soulriser stated: it does get crazy on here every once in awhile just to let you know (you should see some of the threads, they are sick i tell you)
Anyway, we look forward to talking to you Smile
04-16-2009 02:53 PM
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Nice avatar.

Who am I? Who are YOU?
04-17-2009 12:43 AM
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Cool, another person from Illinois. I'm from IL too, and so is Aviator. Same with john tuttle, but he hasn't been very active recently.
04-20-2009 01:33 AM
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