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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: Schools Against Critical Thinking
Post: RE: Schools Against Critical Thinking

(11-04-2015 02:36 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Politicians should take tests to be eligible for office... An intelligence test? If so, probably the vast majority of the politicians on the right (to ...
MrAnonymous School Talk 10 4,583 11-04-2015, 02:46 PM
  Thread: "Illegal Immigration"
Post: "Illegal Immigration"

[img]http://aattp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/motivatored63f5d4507bdb87c8190e267bf6fd3acfe08f59.jpg[/img]
MrAnonymous Philosophy, Politics & History 12 6,110 11-04-2015, 12:36 PM
  Thread: Schools Against Critical Thinking
Post: Schools Against Critical Thinking

Some people think that the [American] education system is failing due to the fact that the politicians are corrupt and are deliberately doing so. I reject this, however, since there is not a lot of ev...
MrAnonymous School Talk 10 4,583 11-04-2015, 12:34 PM
  Thread: Would You Do This?
Post: RE: Would You Do This?

Your shouting as a call to hypocrisy was illogical. While some may think that an appeal to hypocrisy is a good point, it's not. It's erroneous logic because it doesn't undermine the point directly, ho...
MrAnonymous School Talk 19 4,909 11-04-2015, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Welp it Summer so what ya doing?
Post: RE: Welp it Summer so what ya doing?

I'm learning even more about computer science.
MrAnonymous School Talk 18 5,700 06-28-2015, 05:28 AM
  Thread: The USA Legalized Gay Marriage Nationwide
Post: The USA Legalized Gay Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to allow gay marriage nationwide. Read the article yourself. I'm back, who would've known? :mwahaha: I'm glad to be back and I'm certainly glad to live in a society where ...
MrAnonymous Philosophy, Politics & History 31 10,246 06-28-2015, 05:26 AM
  Thread: I HATE SCHOOL (Don't get your seminary in a twist)
Post: I HATE SCHOOL (Don't get your seminary in a twist)

A guy by the name of I Hate Everything has created a video on why modern schooling needs improvement! This is a great video for discussion and telling people about this website! Come on, guys, let's g...
MrAnonymous School Talk 2 1,391 03-22-2015, 11:25 AM
  Thread: School Doesn't Care About True Knowledge — My Experience
Post: RE: School Doesn't Care About True Knowledge — My ...

Screw the grammatically incorrect title. But, I like the responses. EDIT: I used a dash, so it substituted with a question mark.
MrAnonymous School Talk 3 1,753 02-24-2015, 03:29 PM
  Thread: School Doesn't Care About True Knowledge — My Experience
Post: School Doesn't Care About True Knowledge — My Expe...

School does not care about critical thinking, or really learning in general. My experiences are shared below. I will not refute the points they say; their stupidity is pretty much their own refutation...
MrAnonymous School Talk 3 1,753 02-24-2015, 02:27 PM
  Thread: I'm fed up.
Post: RE: I'm fed up.

Violent rebellion will only fuel the stereotype. The best things you can do are to convince your parents to take you out of public schooling, and to spread the word of a better education among student...
MrAnonymous Youth Rights 8 1,879 02-21-2015, 03:34 PM
  Thread: high school survival guide -- real helpful
Post: RE: high school survival guide -- real helpful

This is not helpful. :-(
MrAnonymous School Talk 6 3,795 02-19-2015, 08:35 AM
  Thread: United States, war, army, God
Post: RE: United States, war, army, God

You reminded me of American Sniper in Five Minutes. [video=youtube]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dimU4Rv7f_Q[/video]
MrAnonymous Philosophy, Politics & History 15 4,886 02-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Exclamation Thread: Education Committee Sends No Child Left Behind Update To House
Post: Education Committee Sends No Child Left Behind Upd...

Education Committe Sends No Child Left Behind Update to House. Quote:WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House education committee approved a partisan bill Wednesday to update the No Child Left Beh...
MrAnonymous School Talk 8 2,637 02-15-2015, 02:47 AM
  Thread: some theory (history)
Post: RE: some theory (history)

Well, we didn't need Communism to ruin our stuff. We spread the "in God we trust" feces all over our currency and stuff because we were afraid of Communism. I shouldn't have to use money that's agains...
MrAnonymous Homework Help & Answers 8 3,016 02-12-2015, 08:41 AM
  Thread: Catalyst Learning Hangout, Sunday morning -- Topic: programing
Post: RE: Catalyst Learning Hangout, Sunday morning -- T...

What programming language?
MrAnonymous School Talk 4 1,933 02-07-2015, 08:43 AM
  Thread: Coming out as disliking school or wanting to quit
Post: RE: Coming out as disliking school or wanting to q...

School can never be better than it is right now if we blame students and don't try to improve everything else.
MrAnonymous School Talk 10 3,332 02-05-2015, 02:00 PM
  Thread: School Bullying: A Tragic Cost of Undemocratic Schools
Post: RE: School Bullying: A Tragic Cost of Undemocratic...

Shh, don't do that; you might get suspended. It's bad to defend yourself.
MrAnonymous School Talk 7 2,356 02-05-2015, 01:59 PM
  Thread: Don't Stay In School (spoken word)
Post: RE: Don't Stay In School (spoken word)

I just love the comments. "That's not the school's job to teach you how to pay taxes or anything important and basic!" Well, I guess you just proved my point that school is wasting my time; it's suppo...
MrAnonymous School Talk 11 4,851 02-05-2015, 01:58 PM
  Thread: How to Win a Spelling Bee?
Post: RE: How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Nobody is giving me any helpful tips. Screw this thread. Don't reply anymore, please.
MrAnonymous Homework Help & Answers 4 2,350 01-31-2015, 01:04 PM
  Thread: New "Education Options" Survey -- comments and questions
Post: RE: New "Education Options" Survey -- comments and...

I give xcriteria an F in writing. Reason: not writing walls of text big enough.
MrAnonymous School Talk 5 2,372 01-31-2015, 09:54 AM
  Thread: How to Win a Spelling Bee?
Post: How to Win a Spelling Bee?

Hello, dear readers. Many of you probably don't know this, but I won my classroom's spelling bee. I have moved onto the school spelling bee. How do I win a spelling bee? All the spelling bee guides on...
MrAnonymous Homework Help & Answers 4 2,350 01-31-2015, 09:47 AM
  Thread: Teacher Claims He Was Fired for Objecting to Christian Proselytizing in PSi
Post: Teacher Claims He Was Fired for Objecting to Chris...

If the teacher is right, the principal shouldn't have a job again.
MrAnonymous News 17 4,220 01-30-2015, 11:35 AM
  Thread: Students forced to expose underwear for inspection
Post: RE: Students forced to expose underwear for inspec...

[img]http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mahn6zAQy41qj8u1do1_500.jpg[/img]
MrAnonymous News 12 4,295 01-29-2015, 02:40 PM
  Thread: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal
Post: RE: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up So...

This is so stupid. How in the world did this even get approved?
MrAnonymous Youth Rights 15 5,728 01-23-2015, 09:53 AM
  Thread: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords….Or Face Criminal
Post: RE: New Illinois Law Forces Students to Give Up So...

Isn't this against 4th Amendment? Oh wait, never mind, I guess the Constitution doesn't mean anything in school.
MrAnonymous Youth Rights 15 5,728 01-23-2015, 09:46 AM
  Thread: Mark Barnes: 7 Reasons teachers should stop grading their students forever
Post: RE: Mark Barnes: 7 Reasons teachers should stop gr...

(I'm playing Devil's advocate here) But students won't do anything assigned if they don't get punished/rewarded for doing work.
MrAnonymous School Talk 3 2,920 01-22-2015, 12:49 AM
  Thread: Greetings. I'm new.
Post: Greetings. I'm new.

Your English lexicon is colossal, even more so than this wall of text you present. Welcome to School Survival! Also, may I apologize that the compulsory institution you were forced to attend has faile...
MrAnonymous School Talk 21 5,791 01-21-2015, 03:07 AM
  Thread: Is it OK that kids hate school?
Post: Is it OK that kids hate school?

"...and and..."
MrAnonymous School Talk 12 8,205 01-20-2015, 09:39 AM
  Thread: Your homework is not your homework
Post: RE: Your homework is not your homework

(01-17-2015 04:33 PM)stevehein Wrote:  I was thinking about this more. If something is forced upon you, is it yours? If someone is repeatedly raping a girl, would we say he is her boyfriend? ...
MrAnonymous School Talk 7 3,253 01-20-2015, 09:31 AM
  Thread: Is it OK that kids hate school?
Post: RE: Is it OK that kids hate school?

(01-20-2015 09:14 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  Yeah, I'm imitating. Take a look at the facebook post I linked in the first post in this thread. I'm sorry, I do that a lot. I'm militantly pro-chi...
MrAnonymous School Talk 12 8,205 01-20-2015, 09:20 AM
  Thread: Is it OK that kids hate school?
Post: RE: Is it OK that kids hate school?

"It's not like kids have anything good to say. We're the adults, and we're the better age group." The lack of a child's voice is a problem in today's schooling. Tell me, is this what you really think...
MrAnonymous School Talk 12 8,205 01-20-2015, 09:08 AM
  Thread: Is it OK that kids hate school?
Post: RE: Is it OK that kids hate school?

That's like saying you shouldn't listen to what an African-American has to say because he/she is black.
MrAnonymous School Talk 12 8,205 01-20-2015, 08:54 AM
  Thread: Something to show the parents
Post: RE: Something to show the parents

Thank you for sharing this article. I think you and others should check this article: http://www.home-school.com/news/homescho...chool.php.
MrAnonymous School Talk 5 1,801 01-17-2015, 09:05 AM
  Thread: Your homework is not your homework
Post: RE: Your homework is not your homework

Watch out for the grammar near the end. And yes, this site is good because you get to hang out with people that aren't going to judge you. School is almost like religion. It threatens punishment if ...
MrAnonymous School Talk 7 3,253 01-17-2015, 08:50 AM
  Thread: P.E = nightmare
Post: RE: P.E = nightmare

I can relate to you; we have gym every day and we're graded in how well we dance in the dance unit.
MrAnonymous School Talk 6 2,362 01-14-2015, 11:25 PM
  Thread: My parents wanted me to tell "all of you idiots" that I don't do my work
Post: RE: My parents wanted me to tell "all of you idio...

I feel bad for you. Your parents are close-minded if they say all of us are idiots because of our anti-school beliefs; they only go by what they were told to believe. Tell them about people here and h...
MrAnonymous School Talk 25 4,478 01-14-2015, 11:37 AM
  Thread: I'm A Free Man
Post: RE: I'm A Free Man

I'm happy for you!
MrAnonymous School Talk 9 2,605 01-14-2015, 09:05 AM
  Thread: My School's Anti-Free Time Policies
Post: RE: My School's Anti-Free Time Policies

Learning doesn't have to be unpleasant.
MrAnonymous School Talk 17 7,235 01-11-2015, 04:14 AM
  Thread: Worst types of teachers
Post: RE: Worst types of teachers

There are teachers that can be a combo.
MrAnonymous School Talk 21 6,542 01-08-2015, 10:08 AM
  Thread: How to completely kill the Joy of J.S Bach works
Post: RE: How to completely kill the Joy of J.S Bach wor...

Boo, Bach. Go, Chopin!
MrAnonymous School Talk 6 2,332 01-01-2015, 02:28 AM
  Thread: My dad thinks this site is putting bullshit in my head
Post: RE: My dad thinks this site is putting bullshit in...

It's too bad that your dad seems to have only been given information fed to him without examining it.
MrAnonymous School Talk 23 3,064 12-31-2014, 01:05 PM
  Thread: State of Maryland fails to defend autistic rights
Post: RE: State of Maryland fails to defend autistic rig...

I want off this planet.
MrAnonymous News 9 3,821 12-28-2014, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

It doesn't seem as if parents are really involved in their child(ren)'s education these days, anyway; we try to give parents awareness. It seems like parents rely too much on others to give their chil...
MrAnonymous School Talk 37 9,354 12-23-2014, 01:16 PM
  Thread: When "Education" is Used as a Weapon
Post: RE: When "Education" is Used as a Weapon

It reminds me of John T. Gatto's book: Weapons of Mass Instruction.
MrAnonymous School Talk 5 2,076 12-23-2014, 12:13 PM
  Thread: Being Forced to Do Things
Post: RE: Being Forced to Do Things

The only reason I pursue things myself outside of school was because I was inspired. Computers and curiosity towards them is what made me want to pursue computer security. What I'm getting from your p...
MrAnonymous School Talk 10 3,790 12-14-2014, 04:30 PM
  Thread: Being Forced to Do Things
Post: RE: Being Forced to Do Things

My dad wants me to learn wrestling for ground-fighting, and my mom likes me playing music and thinks that making me do things I don't want to do is somehow beneficial. I don't think that would go ver...
MrAnonymous School Talk 10 3,790 12-13-2014, 12:42 PM
  Thread: Being Forced to Do Things
Post: Being Forced to Do Things

School is compulsory; we are forced to go to it. We all know that. What's worse than being forced to go to school against your will is being forced to do things by your parents. For me, one of them i...
MrAnonymous School Talk 10 3,790 12-13-2014, 09:15 AM
  Thread: Schools wasting money
Post: RE: Schools wasting money

You have TV in school? What kind of school do you go to?
MrAnonymous School Talk 17 6,681 12-09-2014, 08:49 AM
  Thread: Schools wasting money
Post: RE: Schools wasting money

Huh? [img]http://rs1img.memecdn.com/and-teachers-say-school-has-a-low-budget_o_1602613.jpg[/img]
MrAnonymous School Talk 17 6,681 12-06-2014, 04:58 PM
  Thread: school quotes
Post: RE: school quotes

(12-03-2014 02:08 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  fine. Right applied. btw I refuse to use the "Three Worlds" theory for economic classification. It's absurd, inaccurate and totally outdated. I only ...
MrAnonymous School Talk 14 3,754 12-03-2014, 03:12 PM

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