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August 2001 - June 2017

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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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  Thread: Alcohol
Post: RE: Alcohol

btw, AA says "give your life to a HIGHER power", not as a reference to god, but because you've already been reaching for a certain power and it hasnt been working.
the Analogist General Talk 4 5,860 06-25-2017, 12:52 PM
  Thread: Sorry
Post: RE: Sorry

i actually forgot about the religion thread and wasnt totally sure what you were talking about. ha!
the Analogist General Talk 12 8,268 06-25-2017, 12:46 PM
  Thread: Sorry
Post: RE: Sorry

I didnt feel offended :)
the Analogist General Talk 12 8,268 06-25-2017, 12:03 PM
  Thread: Why I hate religion
Post: RE: Why I hate religion

I feel religion and I are both misunderstood. Islam in particular is the religion I have stuck with precisely because of its non-conformity with that description of christianity in the west, also call...
the Analogist General Talk 9 7,914 06-24-2017, 06:52 PM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

when Hans posted about the "basement" it wasnt long after i discovered the "underground", and not long after I discovered the underground there was that thread about banning Korravatar. that Hans' po...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-24-2017, 06:44 PM
  Thread: Why I hate religion
Post: RE: Why I hate religion

your view is eurocentric and brainwashed. let me tell you, when "christianity" entered Rome, that "christianity" followed the axiom "when in Rome..." have you any idea why the elites who rule the me...
the Analogist General Talk 9 7,914 06-24-2017, 01:56 PM
  Thread: I can't hate school enough
Post: RE: I can't hate school enough

i actually liked most of school. class was kind of a bummer sometimes...
the Analogist School Talk 7 11,120 06-24-2017, 11:14 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

I mean gwedin reminds me of me, and a few old friends i've been alienated from for a long time. I get what gwedin is doing even though I do think he goes a bit too far sometimes. I see how they sound...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-23-2017, 11:56 PM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

i just want to state I do feel some solidarity with gwedin here. I alse feel like im learning a lot from stevehein. I think exacting a view of perfection upon SS really needs the discretion of SR an...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-23-2017, 07:13 PM
  Thread: talking it out
Post: talking it out

one thing i've noticed and enjoyed is that if i start to analyze and break down my wife's mother, my wife gets kind of happy and enthused. when you know how somebody else has broken you down, it seem...
the Analogist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 2 7,215 06-23-2017, 02:30 PM
  Thread: What we do here
Post: RE: What we do here

I agree we need more activism, but the users are so scattered that the most productive form of activism ive encouraged is the one where you find like minded people and grow families the right way. you...
the Analogist Welcome! 4 2,601 06-23-2017, 11:30 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

stevehein, I think you and I both want to be taken seriously and we have a lot to give. I gotta remind myself and you that this a common fallacy of teachers, and I know I fall into this trap. we "tea...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-23-2017, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

my TCS is an approach to knowledge.. emotions are an ancillary issue, unrelated, apples and cell-phones. the structure of knowledge changes for nobody, so I say. but the effort to "know yourself" or ...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-23-2017, 06:02 AM
  Thread: Life of an Attention Whore
Post: RE: Life of an Attention Whore

the non-halal by coming in contact with halal contaminates the halal also until you actually see the books you have no idea how the business is doing
the Analogist Blogs 288 53,701 06-22-2017, 11:44 PM
  Thread: Life of an Attention Whore
Post: RE: Life of an Attention Whore

exports. the middle east buys a ton of shit from other countries. there was actually a fatwa (legal opinion) that all of the meat in Saudi Arabia was actually haram (prohibited). idk at what point in...
the Analogist Blogs 288 53,701 06-22-2017, 07:01 PM
  Thread: I can't hate school enough
Post: RE: I can't hate school enough

i'm allowed to be racist against the germans right?* i mean seriously, is it any mistake that less than 100 years after inventing forced schooling and "unifying" germany we get Hitler? *i know there...
the Analogist School Talk 7 11,120 06-22-2017, 06:47 PM
  Thread: Short animation about how school drains us.
Post: RE: Short animation about how school drains us.

my hatred of school is mostly retrospective. I had lots of cool hobbies, but not very much time to spend on them. arriving in adulthood with no marketable skills has left me hating how little time i h...
the Analogist School Talk 4 9,760 06-22-2017, 06:42 PM
  Thread: Short animation about how school drains us.
Post: RE: Short animation about how school drains us.

Quote:I go to high school and it really comes down to your attitude towards it. Even though stuff can be unnecessary we have to just deal with it.That's life, like I said, life is unfair. Just try to ...
the Analogist School Talk 4 9,760 06-22-2017, 12:36 PM
  Thread: I can't hate school enough
Post: RE: I can't hate school enough

As time passes you get closer to that age that people by their prejudice respect you for really no reason. People should be respected based on their humanity. for some reason your humanity doesn't qu...
the Analogist School Talk 7 11,120 06-22-2017, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

I don't mean to have a problem with Jop. I don't think he's contrarian for the sake of being contrarian.
the Analogist Games 37 11,751 06-22-2017, 12:13 PM
  Thread: Life of an Attention Whore
Post: RE: Life of an Attention Whore

is your lamb killed the halal way?
the Analogist Blogs 288 53,701 06-22-2017, 09:27 AM
  Thread: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGALLY theft
Post: RE: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGA...

My problem is that I have a hard time knowing when I've been clear. I can write more words and try to anticipate how people will respond to what i'm saying and clarify accordingly, but I've kind of gi...
the Analogist Youth Rights 58 15,759 06-22-2017, 08:17 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

My analysis of Jop "solicited" by gwedin was my way of defending Jop, but not in such a way that I was being dishonest about him. I thought maybe he could benefit from the analysis. Although that has...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-22-2017, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

when I felt the need to attack theCancer it wasnt because of an unmet emotional need of mine but for the fact that a deceptively benign piece of nonesense was spouted. since people read it and didnt r...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-22-2017, 05:54 AM
  Thread: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGALLY theft
Post: RE: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGA...

having seen stevehein on YouTube talking about montenegro I can say he makes more sense to me. I imagine his writing being said in that stevehein way and it helps me understand what he's saying better...
the Analogist Youth Rights 58 15,759 06-21-2017, 06:26 PM
  Thread: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGALLY theft
Post: RE: It's still MORALLY theft,even if it's not LEGA...

I see only good in my kids. of course when they do assholeish things its because I suspect learning that that world within you also resides in other people is a lesson that takes awhile. my kids can ...
the Analogist Youth Rights 58 15,759 06-21-2017, 02:59 PM
  Thread: What hates school, loves learning, and isn't doomed?
Post: RE: What hates school, loves learning, and isn't d...

Freedom and Independent Learning or FAIL how about Learning with Open Source Education or LOSE
the Analogist Youth Rights 109 50,262 06-21-2017, 02:51 PM
  Thread: hi, I am new here
Post: RE: hi, I am new here

Im a father of 4, married, and I have an office job thats way funner than it sounds. My kids are going to receive a curriculum of character described in my singature and my "Musings" on the alternati...
the Analogist Welcome! 4 5,938 06-21-2017, 11:29 AM
  Thread: Bean Soup and life with 4 kids
Post: Bean Soup and life with 4 kids

So my secret Chilli Recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. THATS IT. no crock pot for seven years, it is super duper easy. THAT recipe is totally from scratch though. which makes a problem. making t...
the Analogist Food & Cooking 0 4,926 06-21-2017, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Life of an Attention Whore
Post: RE: Life of an Attention Whore

stare down strangers while walking directly towards them and begin jacking off during this process
the Analogist Blogs 288 53,701 06-20-2017, 06:56 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

i think he's just an extreme example of a certain type of nerd. i met older more seasoned nerds of this type at college. Jop is merely an example of their younger less informed state. Not stupid per s...
the Analogist Games 37 11,751 06-20-2017, 06:53 PM
  Thread: Gender Issues etc.
Post: RE: Gender Issues etc.

the challenge from Allah is: here are some people with unpleasant problems, prove that you care by helping them and getting over the unpleasantness. what I don't understand is the generalized stance ...
the Analogist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,215 06-20-2017, 06:46 PM
  Thread: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong
Post: RE: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wron...

I wish you could find a better job because just thinking about it sounds painful to you.
the Analogist School Talk 17 6,804 06-20-2017, 06:25 PM
  Thread: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong
Post: RE: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wron...

rich grandparents. 19. because I wanted to know how well school prepared me. THAT a test CAN be studied for, means BY DEFINITION it measures NOTHING which is INNATE.
the Analogist School Talk 17 6,804 06-20-2017, 11:27 AM
  Thread: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong
Post: RE: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wron...

i took the ACT. i got 19 I think an associates and a bachelors degree later, my 19 still stands. Ha! and my brother had better grades and tests and he didnt get into the school I did. its all such h...
the Analogist School Talk 17 6,804 06-20-2017, 06:34 AM
  Thread: RB18's log of random realizations
Post: RE: RB18's log of random realizations

the more I talk to my wife, now that she's opened up about her gender issues, the better SHE feels. we've pretty much analyzed her example as a perfect "how-to" guide to raising a daughter to have ge...
the Analogist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 92 27,817 06-20-2017, 04:36 AM
  Thread: Spreading Awareness
Post: RE: Spreading Awareness

Im fairly sure that plenty of good parents get their kids comfortable enough with school by providing and enriching context in and out of home. with school being a kind of inconvenience tolerated whil...
the Analogist School Talk 2 2,502 06-20-2017, 02:35 AM
  Thread: Spreading Awareness
Post: RE: Spreading Awareness

"AA says it is "not organized in the formal or political sense", and Bill Wilson called it a "benign anarchy". In Ireland, Shane Butler said that AA “looks like it couldn’t survive as there’s no leade...
the Analogist School Talk 2 2,502 06-20-2017, 12:03 AM
  Thread: RB18's log of random realizations
Post: RE: RB18's log of random realizations

traumatic stress takes many forms
the Analogist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 92 27,817 06-19-2017, 11:51 PM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

stevehein I love your insights and your post made me feel like not quitting school survival. tell me stevehein, what do you think of the idea that the "hope" they have about you being the result of n...
the Analogist General Talk 145 43,157 06-19-2017, 09:18 AM
  Thread: Let's talk about abortion
Post: RE: Let's talk about abortion

people who are "pro-life" are strangely anti-welfare. how about giving human beings the resources to be or become independent since you're "pro-life"?
the Analogist Philosophy, Politics & History 54 21,075 06-19-2017, 01:53 AM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

everything is meant to be analyzed.
the Analogist Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 07:55 PM
  Thread: Gender Issues etc.
Post: RE: Gender Issues etc.

I dont actually know. I've got an Email out to a guy whose opinion I trust, but he hasnt replied yet. I dont think in Islam we like changing genders, but I've heard an opinion from like a million yea...
the Analogist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,215 06-18-2017, 07:01 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

Egoraptors analysis of Zelda is something I've watched and listened to over and over again. I love that video
the Analogist Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 06:55 PM
  Thread: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding
Post: RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, decla...

anyone old enough to remember how Doom was built to easily accomodate modding? hell, Final Doom was like a 64 level mod ID just decided to buy the rights too. people still mod the shit out of that ga...
the Analogist Games 11 3,275 06-18-2017, 06:53 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

my super nerd cousin in law won some giveaway. he follows all the clubs and social medias. not sure which one gave it away. also I actually got 100% complete in GTA 3 & VC. never in LoZ:TP though...
the Analogist Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 06:48 PM
  Thread: Let's talk about abortion
Post: RE: Let's talk about abortion

if you believe in Islam, then the idea that the soul is not put into the body until after the first 100 days of pregnancy, which btw, medically, is when the baby starts moving around and stuff, then t...
the Analogist Philosophy, Politics & History 54 21,075 06-18-2017, 06:44 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

I watched it. ill probably get mario odyssey when the price drops further, i kinda hate modern games. my last console was a wii until i got a switch for free. i am still not into the switch in gene...
the Analogist Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 02:19 PM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: RE: The Ban Game

banned for attacking theCancer
the Analogist Games 2,501 394,047 06-18-2017, 12:58 PM
  Thread: Things wrong with this world
Post: RE: Things wrong with this world

weird subsidies that stack the market deck
the Analogist Philosophy, Politics & History 3 2,511 06-18-2017, 12:26 PM

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