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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: Suspended for a homemade clock...?
Post: RE: Suspended for a homemade clock...?

Why is this national news.
Absnt School Talk 26 6,881 09-22-2015, 05:02 PM
  Thread: How to hide your SS account from people
Post: RE: How to hide your SS account from people

(09-19-2015 04:38 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  @Absnt, where did you find that info? That's some deeply disturbing shit, and totally unnecessary for an OS... I find it hard to believe so many people are...
Absnt Announcements 25 16,273 09-19-2015, 12:14 PM
  Thread: How to hide your SS account from people
Post: RE: How to hide your SS account from people

Holy shit I was way off, they do it through a "next generation packet pipeline". Totally deep packet inspection. Creepy as shit. Works coss-browser. I'm not sure if the sandboxing in the tor-browser w...
Absnt Announcements 25 16,273 09-18-2015, 04:37 PM
  Thread: this place has gotten better
Post: RE: this place has gotten better

Not even edgy 3/10 i don't even see any arguments discussion forum? more like agreement forum, amirite?
Absnt General Talk 28 3,441 08-25-2015, 03:33 PM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: RE: I'm becoming a teacher

Be the cool teacher lel. How do you plan on dealing with challenging the students or whatever? Like how do you plan on getting them interested in shit that is hard and potentially boring. Or if they'r...
Absnt School Talk 18 3,342 08-25-2015, 03:29 PM
  Thread: True or False? Most parents do not want to intentionally hurt their children
Post: RE: True or False? Most parents do not want to int...

I think it goes without saying that most parents don't want to intentionally hurt their children. As stated punishment is something they think will help them, not hurt them. Or they think short-term p...
Absnt Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 8 2,647 08-25-2015, 03:24 PM
  Thread: Linux is better than Windows 7, but I like Windows 7 better
Post: RE: Linux is better than Windows 7, but I like Win...

I played all of fallout via Wine, so it's not like it's unusable. Linux isn't inherently worse at gaming than windows, it's literally just the fact that game companies don't normally port to Linux. ...
Absnt Science & Technology 16 4,536 05-25-2015, 11:25 AM
  Thread: Linux is better than Windows 7, but I like Windows 7 better
Post: RE: Linux is better than Windows 7, but I like Win...

K?
Absnt Science & Technology 16 4,536 05-20-2015, 05:13 AM
  Thread: Linux is better than Windows 7, but I like Windows 7 better
Post: RE: Linux is better than Windows 7, but I like Win...

Lolwut. Executables just install shit elsewhere, usually. I use slack and generally compile everything and install by hand. I store all the tarballs in the same directory. Basically the same. Or you c...
Absnt Science & Technology 16 4,536 05-20-2015, 04:05 AM
  Thread: The Practicality of Total Freedom
Post: RE: The Practicality of Total Freedom

I spy a few assumptions which don't hold. Firstly that there's one conception of "anarchism", or even one conception of "left-anarchism". Like you assume in #1.) That there's no recourse against agg...
Absnt Philosophy, Politics & History 4 2,590 05-16-2015, 03:39 PM
  Thread: Noam Chomsky talking about education
Post: RE: Noam Chomsky talking about education

Politics and big problems like this are difficult. Chomsky is big on empiricism, which I respect, but sometimes you just can't be sure because there's a lack of data and you have to basically go on co...
Absnt School Talk 4 2,156 05-16-2015, 02:46 PM
  Thread: Noam Chomsky talking about education
Post: RE: Noam Chomsky talking about education

Yeah Noam is cool, gonna suck when he croaks. I actually talked to him via email before. Based on what I've seen from him about education in the past, I'm pretty sure you're on the money about what...
Absnt School Talk 4 2,156 05-16-2015, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Baltimore Algebra Project
Post: RE: Baltimore Algebra Project

I pay people off w/ real money. Shit gets serious.
Absnt Alternative Learning & Income 13 4,084 05-04-2015, 02:52 AM
  Thread: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Second World War
Post: RE: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Seco...

Irony
Absnt Youth Rights 28 10,153 05-04-2015, 02:50 AM
  Thread: Baltimore Algebra Project
Post: RE: Baltimore Algebra Project

Me too, people get so mad lol.
Absnt Alternative Learning & Income 13 4,084 05-03-2015, 02:54 PM
  Thread: How do I organize a protest?
Post: RE: How do I organize a protest?

We did a pretty good job of boycotting school lunches and depriving them of that source of income, as well as performing a sit-in and helping the middle schoolers do the same when I was in school. A...
Absnt School Talk 27 3,716 05-03-2015, 02:25 PM
  Thread: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Second World War
Post: RE: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Seco...

(05-03-2015 02:19 PM)Weswammy Wrote:  we didn't mass exterminate japanese-americans on our own soil in camps USA was/is obviously morally superior to nazis, please also don't forget dresden, i...
Absnt Youth Rights 28 10,153 05-03-2015, 02:20 PM
  Thread: Baltimore Algebra Project
Post: RE: Baltimore Algebra Project

Wes you're a huge bitch lol, why didn't you come to Baltimore with me? Got loads of loot.
Absnt Alternative Learning & Income 13 4,084 05-03-2015, 02:19 PM
  Thread: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Second World War
Post: RE: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Seco...

We literally Nuked two civi cities lol Also we committed loads of war crimes in Vietnam. The fact that they're doing sort of O.k now is incidental. Even in modern warfare we have committed War crim...
Absnt Youth Rights 28 10,153 05-03-2015, 02:17 PM
  Thread: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Second World War
Post: RE: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Seco...

Yeah, what assholes. Didn't even provide ovens to cook with or showers to clean with in the camps! Didn't even fucking give people respectable jobs! Fucking dicks.
Absnt Youth Rights 28 10,153 05-03-2015, 01:35 PM
  Thread: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Second World War
Post: RE: Imprisoning Japanese Americans During the Seco...

Not to mention involvement in the mid-east, South America as a whole, Vietnam... I can go on.
Absnt Youth Rights 28 10,153 05-03-2015, 01:28 PM
  Thread: SS doesn't work in Firefox...
Post: RE: SS doesn't work in Firefox...

Note how Firefox is the only widely adopted open source browser, outside of unix users. Mozilla is a good company, generally, they even run Tor nodes. I don't trust any of the other major browsers.
Absnt Help, Support & Suggestions 14 5,250 04-30-2015, 03:23 PM
  Thread: SS doesn't work in Firefox...
Post: RE: SS doesn't work in Firefox...

Works for me so it's a local problem, try deleting relevant cookies / LSO's and worse case you could uninstall, delete config, reinstall. You'd lose history and bookmarks etc.
Absnt Help, Support & Suggestions 14 5,250 04-28-2015, 04:20 PM
  Thread: SSL connection errors
Post: RE: SSL connection errors

This is almost always because you don't have an updated browser version. SSL changes a lot and trusted methods of signing / handshakes / whatever can become obsolete or be misconfiguration pretty easi...
Absnt Science & Technology 4 2,881 04-24-2015, 11:08 AM
  Thread: I think understand why some guys are against feminism
Post: RE: I think understand why some guys are against f...

^ not sure if trolling Also first and second wave feminism is the only sensible ideological set of positions to accept. Very few new third wave ideas should be taken without serious question. Even s...
Absnt General Talk 13 2,421 04-19-2015, 03:59 AM
  Thread: Mosquito sound: Cat Deterrent high beeps in garden
Post: RE: Mosquito sound: Cat Deterrent high beeps in ga...

On a somewhat more relevant note: http://www.youthrights.org/2011/08/12/ha...-silenced/
Absnt Youth Rights 9 3,662 04-18-2015, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal
Post: RE: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal

I emailed them a little while ago but they didn't say anything back lol. It's kind of sketchy from a computer security standpoint. Maybe you could open a report on their help console or w/e?
Absnt School Talk 14 4,658 04-18-2015, 03:12 PM
  Thread: A comic about focusing
Post: RE: A comic about focusing

This was basically me from pre-school till like 9th grade or so. Even now I catch myself wondering off mid-class sometimes.
Absnt School Talk 2 1,578 04-18-2015, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Unnecessary criminalization of students
Post: RE: Unnecessary criminalization of students

We never had cops in our shit until my last year or two of HS, and I'm extremely glad about that. When I came up, a fight was just a fight and nothing that unusual. Nobody copped a charge for some pet...
Absnt School Talk 10 4,173 04-16-2015, 07:52 AM
  Thread: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal
Post: RE: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal

Alright I'll email them I guess that shit has vulnerabilies. Pretty sure it hasn't been in development since '11. "Converse with the state" just means lobbying. We don't have sufficient numbers tho...
Absnt School Talk 14 4,658 04-11-2015, 03:37 AM
  Thread: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal
Post: RE: Educational Freedom Organization Proposal

Bump, can I get the php version on the server updated? It's pretty old. Some stuff doesn't work. I was contacted by an IDEN leader so I'm working on some stuff for EFO, as posted on the news section o...
Absnt School Talk 14 4,658 04-09-2015, 05:03 PM
  Thread: No "Sources" for a Research Paper
Post: RE: No "Sources" for a Research Paper

(03-27-2015 10:16 AM)scientistB Wrote:  The database is far too narrow for that. (Hey it's Absent! I missed you.) Yeah mang, how's it been? At least a few years, I think. Maybe even since LP lo...
Absnt School Talk 16 3,744 03-31-2015, 12:43 AM
  Thread: No "Sources" for a Research Paper
Post: RE: No "Sources" for a Research Paper

They don't have Ebsco? That's pretty shitty :\ Everybody has Ebsco. See if they have this ISSN article: 03624331 Probably not :|
Absnt School Talk 16 3,744 03-27-2015, 10:11 AM
  Thread: I just pissed and the burning won't stop
Post: RE: I just pissed and the burning won't stop

Then it could be something else, maybe check with a doctor or google that shit. But every time that ever happened to me it was because not enough water, and after drinking a lot of water and pissing t...
Absnt Science & Technology 8 2,562 03-17-2015, 07:54 PM
  Thread: I just pissed and the burning won't stop
Post: RE: I just pissed and the burning won't stop

bruh got way too much salt drink a fuckton of water mk
Absnt Science & Technology 8 2,562 03-15-2015, 05:25 PM
  Thread: Happy Birthday SS :)
Post: RE: Happy Birthday SS :)

Since I was 15... Where does the time go?
Absnt Announcements 27 6,920 03-15-2015, 04:58 PM
  Thread: Frat house losers chant n*****
Post: RE: Frat house losers chant n*****

That's similar to saying you have political freedom, but if you express dissenting views you'll go the way of Boris Nemtsov. The mark of free speech is such that those who want to express dissenting v...
Absnt News 14 2,181 03-13-2015, 06:28 AM
  Thread: Woah, this place sure changed...
Post: RE: Woah, this place sure changed...

Idk about most people but I always just used that since I joined because everyone else did to refer to the site. Meh.
Absnt School Talk 32 11,978 07-24-2014, 11:29 AM
  Thread: Woah, this place sure changed...
Post: RE: Woah, this place sure changed...

Wat. I think there's always a danger for some folks of grabbing events from outside of a current discussion that are not pertinent and applying them to every discussion. This is what you seem to be do...
Absnt School Talk 32 11,978 07-24-2014, 11:23 AM
  Thread: Woah, this place sure changed...
Post: RE: Woah, this place sure changed...

I was under the assumption you were making assumptions about DnE that were false. If what you say is true, however, then you just have really radical views of how /ss/ should be run :| The anti-schoo...
Absnt School Talk 32 11,978 07-24-2014, 09:38 AM
  Thread: Woah, this place sure changed...
Post: RE: Woah, this place sure changed...

It doesn't matter if you did all your own research if your conclusions are not an accurate representation of reality. Additionally if you want to discount the possibility of failure go ahead lol. Go...
Absnt School Talk 32 11,978 07-24-2014, 08:25 AM
  Thread: Woah, this place sure changed...
Post: RE: Woah, this place sure changed...

I don't think disagreeing with you constitutes "betraying youth rights". Nor is having a pessimistic or, dare I say it, realistic worldview. Most people think they're the exception, above average, etc...
Absnt School Talk 32 11,978 07-24-2014, 05:36 AM
  Thread: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would hold if America became communist.
Post: RE: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would...

Except that's not the case... Also how can someone get a part time job if they can't get a job. Also if you're going to be mad about taxes be mad about taxes that go towards defense instead of fuck...
Absnt Philosophy, Politics & History 53 14,554 07-23-2014, 09:56 AM
  Thread: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would hold if America became communist.
Post: RE: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would...

One can have had a job and lost it and be unable to obtain another m8 Hell, it's not uncommon for someone to have a full time job and still be broke as fuck
Absnt Philosophy, Politics & History 53 14,554 07-22-2014, 05:14 PM
  Thread: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would hold if America became communist.
Post: RE: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would...

(07-22-2014 02:35 PM)vitralizer Wrote:  There is nothing wrong with making use of the welfare system to cover what can't be covered by your job. But when you refuse to lift a goddamn finger to c...
Absnt Philosophy, Politics & History 53 14,554 07-22-2014, 03:28 PM
  Thread: Trotskyism
Post: RE: Trotskyism

Lenin was kind of a dick as well imo
Absnt Philosophy, Politics & History 29 6,279 07-22-2014, 01:33 PM
  Thread: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would hold if America became communist.
Post: RE: Tell me the value the willful unenployed would...

First of all, this entire argument is based on a misunderstanding of the United States welfare program. There are a lot of people on it, sure, but I'd argue most actually do need it. A lot of middle c...
Absnt Philosophy, Politics & History 53 14,554 07-22-2014, 12:00 PM
  Thread: Moderation Suggestions Thread
Post: RE: Moderation Suggestions Thread

I think remove everyone including soulriser and me Sharpie and lunatic get admin and baron gets honorary mod even though he doesn't come on anymore.
Absnt Help, Support & Suggestions 31 12,351 07-18-2014, 05:14 AM
  Thread: Russia to re-open spying base in Cuba
Post: RE: Russia to re-open spying base in Cuba

>> Hey everybody were gun spy on you from over here heads up Politics
Absnt News 2 1,595 07-18-2014, 02:13 AM
  Thread: Moderation Suggestions Thread
Post: RE: Moderation Suggestions Thread

If you can't tell the difference between an emotional response and a reasoned response, consider not being in a position where your emotional fits effect others, even if that effect is small. If you c...
Absnt Help, Support & Suggestions 31 12,351 07-17-2014, 06:53 AM

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