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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: College
Post: Re: College

Yeah, I know. I forgot to add that this topic was an invitation to discuss college learning in general: how it differs from HS curriculum and if it's more effective, etc.
Freak School Talk 2 994 01-05-2010, 04:43 PM
  Thread: College
Post: College

Hi, I'm bored and tired of researching college crap. And I'm mainly writing this for XC and because I need somewhere to organize this crap. So help if you want. I'm deciding where to apply to college...
Freak School Talk 2 994 01-03-2010, 05:10 PM
  Thread: OMG IM FUCKING SICK OF THIS FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Post: Re: OMG IM FUCKING SICK OF THIS FOREIGN LANGUAGE R...

That's very off topic, but I'm doing well. I need an update on changed usernames because I have no idea who you are! =D And in most American schools, at least the 12+ ones I've been too, have all ha...
Freak School Talk 25 9,036 11-08-2009, 06:08 AM
  Thread: OMG IM FUCKING SICK OF THIS FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Post: Re: OMG IM FUCKING SICK OF THIS FOREIGN LANGUAGE R...

I didn't know public schools have foreign language requirements, they only stress it because it's a requirement for college (2-3 year is the generally requirement, I think). Foreign languages are req...
Freak School Talk 25 9,036 11-07-2009, 02:46 PM
  Thread: AP Eng. 11
Post: AP Eng. 11

I have AP 11 6th hour and it's taught by a rather notorious teacher -- she's more of less known for being a bitch. I mainly posted because Skype isn't working, so I can't talk to Xcriteria, and I need...
Freak School Talk 0 738 11-07-2009, 02:30 PM
  Thread: AP US History
Post: AP US History

I so got a 5. w00t, top 8% of those that took the test!
Freak School Talk 1 847 07-17-2009, 07:48 AM
  Thread: Is it any suprise adults think teens are stupid?
Post: Re: Is it any suprise adults think teens are stupi...

Politics are boring, the only time it becomes of interest is when something pisses you off. Lol, I got to use emphasis in the statement. Whoo hoo.
Freak Youth Rights 52 8,305 07-13-2009, 02:30 PM
  Thread: School Grades and rigor of schedule
Post: Re: School Grades and rigor of schedule

That's irrelevant. There's a common stereotype that kid's who hate school are those that utterly phail at it; we're testing it.
Freak School Talk 9 1,853 07-02-2009, 08:45 AM
  Thread: School Grades and rigor of schedule
Post: School Grades and rigor of schedule

I know this topic has been made before, but I'm just going to contrast and compare results of the different 'generations' of SS, post schedule (to detail what type of classes taken) and Grades. Please...
Freak School Talk 9 1,853 07-02-2009, 06:11 AM
  Thread: How adult are you?
Post: Re: How adult are you?

I don't think it's ageist, but some of these questions can be answered both yes or no and still be considered adult. Total: 96% Love: 78% Sex: 89% Leadership: 100% Problem Solving: 100% Physical Ab...
Freak Youth Rights 112 35,036 07-02-2009, 05:54 AM
  Thread: Is it any suprise adults think teens are stupid?
Post: Re: Is it any suprise adults think teens are stupi...

Stupid child > stupid teenager > stupid adult > stupid senior Normally, idiotic people stay idiotic regardless of their age. Is it really necessary for me to explain my previous post?
Freak Youth Rights 52 8,305 07-02-2009, 05:39 AM
  Thread: Left or Right hand? (THIS THREAD IS NOT ABOUT WANKING)
Post: Re: Left or Right hand? (THIS THREAD IS NOT ABOUT ...

w00t, ambidexterity ftw! I was born left-handed; however, whenever I would write people would tell me I was using the wrong hand. My writing is disgusting with my right hand, but I've been using it ...
Freak General Talk 26 2,047 07-02-2009, 05:34 AM
  Thread: Is it any suprise adults think teens are stupid?
Post: Re: Is it any suprise adults think teens are stupi...

XplodingNoggin Wrote:I can't tolerate stupidity like people who find proms and going out w/ this TOTALLY hot boy and and updating their FaceBook page EVERY FIVE MINUTES alot more interesting than some...
Freak Youth Rights 52 8,305 06-30-2009, 06:22 AM
  Thread: Les livres
Post: Re: Les livres

It was an extremely easy read for me, actually. I mean... I requires the reading capacity of a middle schooler. Besides, the plot was secondary to his thoughts. That's the was the main point of the bo...
Freak Movies/TV/Videos/Books 2 594 06-20-2009, 08:17 AM
  Thread: Favorite Beatle?
Post: Re: Favorite Beatle?

Ringo was the worst Beatle, my god. He wrote one song: Yellow Submarine. John was sexy.
Freak Music 18 2,211 06-20-2009, 08:10 AM
  Thread: Les livres
Post: Les livres

J'adore lire; alors, je commence un sujet pour tout le monde fait une liste des livres extraordinaires. (Je ne sais pas pourquoi je parle en Francais, je commence ecrire le nom de sujet en Francais ...
Freak Movies/TV/Videos/Books 2 594 06-19-2009, 04:43 AM
  Thread: Twilight
Post: Re: Twilight

The original topic is Ewwey.
Freak Movies/TV/Videos/Books 69 9,849 06-19-2009, 04:16 AM
  Thread: Staying home=Illegal.
Post: Re: Staying home=Illegal.

Linkidoo: I don't necessarily prove that point; I can learn without going to school often, but many others can't. But it should be a personal choice to attend school, and if anyone argues, "What if ...
Freak School Talk 13 1,972 06-19-2009, 04:15 AM
  Thread: People who are hot
Post: Re: People who are hot

....This is such an odd topic.
Freak General Talk 230 14,904 06-12-2009, 10:27 AM
  Thread: Staying home=Illegal.
Post: Re: Staying home=Illegal.

I have a 3.9 GPA and I'm in the top 5% of my class, not to mention in all of my honors and AP classes I get either the highest or one of the highest grades -- and I normally stay home 40-45 days a yea...
Freak School Talk 13 1,972 06-10-2009, 12:40 PM
  Thread: Make your own Shampoo
Post: Re: Make your own Shampoo

I think there's a high probability that the first poster's recipe sucks, because, since you're using soap, your shampoo will be basic. And you provided no further explanation from either neutralizing ...
Freak General Talk 4 1,299 06-08-2009, 10:17 AM
  Thread: I had to make it interesting
Post: Re: I had to make it interesting

The activities I chose for my exercise plan are based on my interests in sports and my fitness needs; these activities create an ideal workout plan for myself an will sustain my interest thought the t...
Freak Homework Help & Answers 6 2,694 06-01-2009, 01:17 PM
  Thread: I had to make it interesting
Post: Re: I had to make it interesting

Evaluation of Effectiveness of Fit/Well Exercise Program By: Amber Howell The activities I devised for my exercise plan are based on my interests in sports and my fitness requisites; these activitie...
Freak Homework Help & Answers 6 2,694 06-01-2009, 12:59 PM
  Thread: I had to make it interesting
Post: I had to make it interesting

Evaluation of Effectiveness of Fit/Well Exercise Program By: Amber Howell The activities I fabricated for my exercise plan most paralleled my interests in sports and my fitness requisites; these act...
Freak Homework Help & Answers 6 2,694 06-01-2009, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Paperback Swap
Post: Re: Paperback Swap

It is pretty nice; however, they canceled by account because I wanted to end my other accoutn and didn't know how I reposted all my books and requested two books and the suspened my present account. A...
Freak Movies/TV/Videos/Books 5 864 06-01-2009, 12:17 AM
  Thread: Paperback Swap
Post: Paperback Swap

Umm, there's this pretty cool website that I go to called Paperback Swap. you basically post all the crappy books you have and then someone else requests them, you send your book out, then you get a c...
Freak Movies/TV/Videos/Books 5 864 05-26-2009, 05:19 AM
  Thread: Look At My Grades!
Post: Re: Look At My Grades!

Ummm.... grades are basically a way to show you're not lazy and you learn crap. That's why colleges place an importance on grades. Students with higher grades are more attentive in their class on le...
Freak General Talk 7 901 05-14-2009, 01:33 PM
  Thread: Auto-Check your next Essay!
Post: Re: Auto-Check your next Essay!

It's a good source; however, it requires an upgrade to see detailed problems.
Freak Homework Help & Answers 7 3,767 05-14-2009, 09:28 AM
  Thread: Anarchists Beware
Post: Re: Anarchists Beware

Amortisatie Wrote:My question now is: If there was anarchy, what would happen if somebody tried to rise up and be a leader? What leader? And I wasn't making fun of your grammar; I was making fun of y...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 34 8,134 05-13-2009, 12:50 PM
  Thread: Obama passing new law to allow searching of PC's
Post: Re: Obama passing new law to allow searching of PC...

...pretty much every position of power does this. When Obama was a senator he completely opposed illegal wiretapping and the infringement on American Rights; however, when you get into a position of ...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,048 05-13-2009, 10:58 AM
  Thread: McCain: Better than Obama?
Post: Re: McCain: Better than Obama?

FDR was in office for about 6 years before WWII started; in that time he eased unemployment very little, and there was even another depression sink in 1935-36 (however, he did make amazing long term r...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 37 7,586 05-13-2009, 10:50 AM
  Thread: Anarchists Beware
Post: Re: Anarchists Beware

I disagree with Amortisatie because "alot" is actually two words. And all forms of government have their negative and positive aspects: this argument doesn't really have any place in this debate yet...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 34 8,134 05-13-2009, 10:43 AM
  Thread: there is no such thing as a utopia
Post: Re: there is no such thing as a utopia

No, a Utopia can't exist because of something called 'perspective.' You can build a perfect society to your imagination, but 99% of the rest of the world will think it sucks. Anyways, I think it'd b...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 14 8,706 03-20-2009, 10:01 AM
  Thread: Let's talk about abortion
Post: Re: Let's talk about abortion

But you're saying that right should be decided by you and not the person that's actually carrying the baby. Also, you can't force a women to have a baby if the father decides he wants it. I think th...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 54 21,075 03-20-2009, 09:56 AM
  Thread: there is no such thing as a utopia
Post: Re: there is no such thing as a utopia

I completely disagree with you. Anyways, why not work towards a Utopia? You're right, it may never be achieved (well, will never with its current definition) but even if you don't achieve a full Utop...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 14 8,706 03-20-2009, 02:06 AM
  Thread: Anyone know anything about the atomic bombs at hiroshima?
Post: Re: Anyone know anything about the atomic bombs at...

The dropping of the atomic bombs was a bullshit move that caused untold suffering and destruction, not to mention an age of fear. You should read the book "Hiroshima." Truman said his hand was forced,...
Freak Homework Help & Answers 36 13,790 03-17-2009, 11:07 AM
  Thread: my school says im positive for ADHD
Post: Re: my school says im positive for ADHD

ADHD is a myth.
Freak School Talk 25 5,385 03-15-2009, 09:22 AM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: Re: What Art Thou Reading?

Oh! I read IT when I was in 7th grade, and after that I needed something to be infront of my closet, and I couldn't sleep on anything that lifted my bed above the ground. Right now, the newest book...
Freak Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 54,542 03-08-2009, 06:08 AM
  Thread: The Pacer Test
Post: Re: The Pacer Test

He said 15-20 meters. And the reason people would join Track or run in general is because 43% of deaths in America are heart related, and at least 90% could have been prevented if they exercised mor...
Freak School Talk 50 37,137 03-08-2009, 06:05 AM
  Thread: Sudanese President has a warrant for his arrest
Post: Re: Sudanese President has a warrant for his arres...

[55555] and Classclown are morons. Rebelnerd is right. But, there is absolutely no way I could verbally explain what genocide is like, at least with you actually understanding how terrible and horri...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 33 10,451 03-08-2009, 06:01 AM
  Thread: Sudanese President has a warrant for his arrest
Post: Re: Sudanese President has a warrant for his arres...

Ummm... the minorities are killing of the majorities... Ok, think of is this way... There is a small amount of Arabs in the country, and the control the government and most of the money. They control...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 33 10,451 03-06-2009, 12:16 PM
  Thread: "All new music sucks"
Post: Re: "All new music sucks"

I think it mainly has to do with the fact that most bands are very rock. Rock has the biggest fan base, with the exception of Johnny Cash there are pretty much no huge major artist that you'll remembe...
Freak Music 11 2,289 03-06-2009, 12:10 PM
  Thread: The Pacer Test
Post: Re: The Pacer Test

To be in the healthy zone girls have to get more then 32 (if your 16) 23 (if you're 15) and boys need 40 (15) or 45 (16) Probably 5-6 out of every class can get to 75, and that's where the pacer end...
Freak School Talk 50 37,137 03-06-2009, 12:07 PM
  Thread: Well, you knew it had to happen eventually
Post: Re: Well, you knew it had to happen eventually

I think that Muslim Terrorists that were trained partly in Iraq, but I also think it's the governments fault. Do you know anything about the Gulf War or the evolution of our relationship with middle e...
Freak General Talk 28 4,867 03-06-2009, 12:02 PM
  Thread: Sudanese President has a warrant for his arrest
Post: Sudanese President has a warrant for his arrest

I posted this in the news section, but I feel many people never look at the news section, not to mention I want to discuss it... Anyways, you guys should know about the Sudanese Genocide by now. The p...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 33 10,451 03-05-2009, 08:00 PM
  Thread: Justification for War
Post: Justification for War

Can any of you guys thing of a song or movie or article or anything that shows the US trying to justify a war morally? War should be after 1975-ish. (Such as the Gulf War)
Freak Homework Help & Answers 6 2,673 03-02-2009, 11:56 AM
  Thread: Creationists
Post: Re: Creationists

So you dictate what it means to be a Mormon? Fundamentalist Mormons believe in creationism, some liberal ones do not. What? A Christian religion having different sects? Zomg! D= And the debate, from ...
Freak School Talk 22 3,458 03-02-2009, 11:40 AM
  Thread: Creationists
Post: Re: Creationists

Did he say he's a creationist? Not all Mormons are creationists, the college professor that taught my Pre-AP English course first semester (he switched with the high school teacher for something or ot...
Freak School Talk 22 3,458 03-02-2009, 10:28 AM
  Thread: Creationists
Post: Re: Creationists

Umm... creationism came up absolutely no where in your discussion with the teacher... He didn't mention anything about the beginnings of life, just that he believed in God, so I'm confuzzled on my you...
Freak School Talk 22 3,458 03-02-2009, 04:07 AM
  Thread: there is no such thing as a utopia
Post: Re: there is no such thing as a utopia

It's impossible to have a perfect society because it's impossible to have a perfect anything. There are 6 billion different human perceptions in this world, so someone's bound to disagree. But that ...
Freak Philosophy, Politics & History 14 8,706 03-02-2009, 03:57 AM

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