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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

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

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

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  Thread: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs
Post: I hate Autism SpeaKKKs

The whole 'Autism community' is a load of shit. There seems to be a stupid trend lately that refers to literally any group of people and state that there's a 'community' of them. Gay community, black ...
SwiftEscudo Youth Rights 42 20,003 05-10-2015, 12:56 AM
  Thread: Baltimore Algebra Project
Post: Baltimore Algebra Project

Quote:The Baltimore Algebra Project is a democratic, student-run and organized program mainly focused on the one-on-one tutoring of math at the middle and high school levels. Our mission is to carve a...
SwiftEscudo Alternative Learning & Income 13 4,922 05-01-2015, 09:38 PM
  Thread: Hong Kong students storm government HQ in challenge to Beijing
Post: Hong Kong students storm government HQ in challeng...

CY Leung is a cunt.
SwiftEscudo News 4 3,101 10-01-2014, 06:08 PM
  Thread: Write a note to your past self only using 2 words
Post: Write a note to your past self only using 2 words

fucking hell
SwiftEscudo General Talk 29 7,070 09-27-2014, 04:12 PM
  Thread: (REQUEST | OPEN) - Should we live in a socialist society?
Post: (REQUEST | OPEN) - Should we live in a socialist s...

Topic: Should we live in a socialist society? Round Amount: 5 Stance I am taking: Pro Stance opponent is taking: Con
SwiftEscudo Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 0 768 09-24-2014, 11:56 AM
  Thread: [REQUEST | OPEN} - Can men be raped by a woman?
Post: RE: [REQUEST | OPEN} - Can men be women raped?

(09-24-2014 11:41 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  While I'm a fan of the whole "debate arena" idea, I'm not much of a fan of the "round amount" thing you seem to have going. Seems like it'd be better to just ...
SwiftEscudo Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 3 1,682 09-24-2014, 11:46 AM
  Thread: What does this dresm mean?
Post: What does this dresm mean?

you want to kill your dad and fuck your mum
SwiftEscudo Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 5 3,797 09-17-2014, 03:02 PM
  Thread: Should Spanking kids be leagal?
Post: RE: Should Spanking kids be leagal?

Spanking is an archaic, barbaric practice. We have much healthier and more effective methods of raising a child these days. I don't understand the morality behind it all, either. It's bad for you to h...
SwiftEscudo Youth Rights 64 24,140 09-17-2014, 10:06 AM
  Thread: I had an idea for a political ad for 2016's US presidential election.
Post: I had an idea for a political ad for 2016's US pre...

Elections in general are a waste.
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 7 3,788 09-14-2014, 07:25 PM
  Thread: Interview Swift the disgusting commie
Post: RE: Interview Swift the disgusting commie

(09-08-2014 02:43 PM)Sub Wrote:  What do you think of this? [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNzfFEB0ipc[/video] S'cool. (09-08-2014 05:31 PM)Sharpie Wrote:  Do you love me...
SwiftEscudo Interviews 21 12,831 09-08-2014, 07:22 PM
  Thread: Interview Swift the disgusting commie
Post: RE: Interview Swift the disgusting commie

(09-08-2014 11:02 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Have you had a girlfriend before? Yes, one long term and two others that I didn't really feel anything for. (09-08-2014 12:41 PM)DeadorAlive Wrote:  ...
SwiftEscudo Interviews 21 12,831 09-08-2014, 02:39 PM
  Thread: UK terrorist level threat raised to 'severe'
Post: UK terrorist level threat raised to 'severe'

Imperialism is the reason ISIS exists in the first place.
SwiftEscudo News 19 7,371 09-08-2014, 10:35 AM
  Thread: Interview Swift the disgusting commie
Post: RE: Interview Swift the disgusting commie

(09-07-2014 10:19 PM)Username Wrote:   (09-07-2014 10:09 PM)SwiftEscudo Wrote:   (09-07-2014 09:22 PM)Username Wrote:  Why are you disgusting? Because I'm a filthy red trot. And why ...
SwiftEscudo Interviews 21 12,831 09-08-2014, 10:34 AM
  Thread: Interview Swift the disgusting commie
Post: RE: Interview Swift the disgusting commie

(09-07-2014 09:22 PM)Username Wrote:  Why are you disgusting? Because I'm a filthy red trot.
SwiftEscudo Interviews 21 12,831 09-07-2014, 10:09 PM
  Thread: Interview Swift the disgusting commie
Post: Interview Swift the disgusting commie

Bump, I'm bored.
SwiftEscudo Interviews 21 12,831 09-07-2014, 08:51 PM
  Thread: Freedom of Religion and Nonreligion Debate
Post: RE: Freedom of Religion and Nonreligion Debate

(09-05-2014 11:48 AM)KFC Nyan Cat Wrote:  2. True but it doesn't mean it is acceptable to shame or act like Chick-Fil-A is run by bad people do to it. It's a valid reason not to eat there, but n...
SwiftEscudo Split Discussions 42 17,742 09-07-2014, 08:43 PM
  Thread: Survey
Post: Survey

Nickname: Swift Age: 16 Physical Gender: Male Mental Gender: Male Religion(or atheist): Athiest Sexual Orientation: Bisexual Ethnicity: Caucasian/Cymry Favorite Color: Red
SwiftEscudo General Talk 28 6,641 09-07-2014, 08:41 PM
  Thread: What is your -real- opinion on the public school system?
Post: What is your -real- opinion on the public school s...

I'm against both public education in it's current form and private education. Public education is indeed a state-run daycare centre with a side of propaganda. What would make privately-run education ...
SwiftEscudo School Talk 27 15,875 09-03-2014, 03:19 PM
  Thread: REBAG102's Blog
Post: RE: REBAG102's Blog

(08-27-2014 01:53 PM)Rebag102 Wrote:   (08-27-2014 01:39 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  no i mean in which areas do you consider yourself smart Socially, sexually, Problem Solving, Verbal & Math Ski...
SwiftEscudo Blogs 156 71,212 08-27-2014, 10:21 PM
  Thread: REBAG102's Blog
Post: REBAG102's Blog

rebag do you consider yourself a genius
SwiftEscudo Blogs 156 71,212 08-27-2014, 09:41 AM
  Thread: Religion Thread
Post: Religion Thread

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 50 15,906 08-24-2014, 07:12 PM
  Thread: My views on the Cultures of SS
Post: My views on the Cultures of SS

mfw half of the post suddenly go missing because only a few were actually split and a small other few were moved to frag arena
SwiftEscudo General Talk 7 2,610 08-23-2014, 08:43 PM
  Thread: REBAG102's Blog
Post: RE: REBAG102's Blog

(08-23-2014 02:06 PM)Rebag102 Wrote:   (08-23-2014 02:00 PM)Alistoriv Wrote:  why did it go away in 4th grade Because that was the year when a teacher doubted me *dark music*
SwiftEscudo Blogs 156 71,212 08-23-2014, 08:35 PM
  Thread: How adult are you?
Post: RE: How adult are you?

May have done badly on some American questions, but meh. Your Total "Adultness" Competency Score is 88% Love: 78% Adults are supposed to know the difference between sex and love. They're supposed ...
SwiftEscudo Youth Rights 112 45,465 08-23-2014, 08:32 PM
  Thread: Should The Basement Go?
Post: Should The Basement Go?

inb4 votes are ignored and mods get rid of it anyway funny how the mods and the rest of the users have completely different ideas
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 37 14,336 08-22-2014, 10:36 AM
  Thread: Should The Basement Go?
Post: Should The Basement Go?

Remember kids, this isn't what democracy looks like.
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 37 14,336 08-22-2014, 10:28 AM
  Thread: Ferguson
Post: RE: Ferguson

(08-22-2014 02:35 AM)DoA Wrote:  Swift, are you one of the protesters? Nah, I live in Australia. Protesting for other reasons, but fuck the police.
SwiftEscudo News 29 8,429 08-22-2014, 10:09 AM
  Thread: Ferguson
Post: Ferguson

Hidden stuff: [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10619954_916230805058642_317028959234149671_o.jpg[/img] this describes my feelings completely also sorry for...
SwiftEscudo News 29 8,429 08-21-2014, 10:50 PM
  Thread: Forum Management Suggestions Thread
Post: RE: Forum Management Suggestions Thread

(08-21-2014 08:04 AM)DoA Wrote:   (08-21-2014 03:50 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  Don't forget that that has a potential to create more Duelix-like members that make a bunch of accounts and drive th...
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 29 10,328 08-21-2014, 10:33 AM
  Thread: Study shows that bad news can fuel daily stress
Post: Study shows that bad news can fuel daily stress

glorious culture of fear + world being shit in general
SwiftEscudo News 7 3,848 07-25-2014, 09:56 PM
  Thread: Malaysian airline shot down in Ukraine
Post: Malaysian airline shot down in Ukraine

[img]http://i.imgur.com/20rszO2.jpg?1[/img]
SwiftEscudo News 30 9,770 07-25-2014, 09:55 PM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: The Ban Game

bump banned for edgy
SwiftEscudo Games 2,501 589,886 07-24-2014, 09:02 PM
  Thread: Moderation Suggestions Thread
Post: RE: Moderation Suggestions Thread

(07-24-2014 01:06 PM)Sharpie Wrote:  I now suggest we have mods that don't mass-ban users at random. Who those people are, I do not care.
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 31 15,949 07-24-2014, 04:29 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...

(07-23-2014 01:02 PM)vitralizer Wrote:   (07-23-2014 11:10 AM)DoA Wrote:   (07-23-2014 06:39 AM)vitralizer Wrote:  They are living the good life off the backs of the working and the mi...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 53 23,171 07-23-2014, 03:24 PM
  Thread: Random question: Has anyone ever seen an ambulance come to their school?
Post: Random question: Has anyone ever seen an ambulance...

yeah one time i was running around giving my ex a piggyback and she fell off of me and smashed her head really bad blood went everywhere, was messy as hell
SwiftEscudo School Talk 11 4,502 07-23-2014, 03:00 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 12:00 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  It surprises me that so many on this site and DnE seem to think that this is not the case. Back in my days on /ss/, it was generally understood that ...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 53 23,171 07-22-2014, 11:52 PM
  Thread: Trotskyism
Post: RE: Trotskyism

(07-22-2014 03:25 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Mensheviks ftw mensheviks were kinda weird and contradictory on a lot of stuff social revolutionaries had a right-wing thing going on in some of their...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 29 9,036 07-22-2014, 11:23 PM
  Thread: Trotskyism
Post: RE: Trotskyism

(07-19-2014 06:33 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  You could also side with Lenin ya know. Yeah but he died. Besides, both Stalin and Trotsky claimed to be Lenin's successor in terms of leadership and t...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 29 9,036 07-21-2014, 12:29 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...

(07-20-2014 03:28 PM)DoA Wrote:  Really? Look, I don't have time to argue with you in good faith since you're obviously not willing to do the same. I mean, come on: This theoretical nonsense i...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 53 23,171 07-21-2014, 12:16 AM
  Thread: Moderation Suggestions Thread
Post: RE: Moderation Suggestions Thread

(07-17-2014 02:22 AM)DoA Wrote:  I also agree that xcriteria and Neue are the most sensible, and I can understand why you wouldn't consider me for that list. But, in the end, it's Soul's choice,...
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 31 15,949 07-17-2014, 10:03 PM
  Thread: Moderation Suggestions Thread
Post: Moderation Suggestions Thread

Disclaimer: This is in no way an official place to decide shit nor are the suggestions of the users in this thread some kind of aggressive demand against the mods or SoulRiser This thread is designed...
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 31 15,949 07-16-2014, 10:42 PM
  Thread: this place sucks but iim coming back anyways
Post: this place sucks but iim coming back anyways

yo welcome back vesper
SwiftEscudo Welcome! 13 3,369 07-16-2014, 02:12 PM
  Thread: Noam Chomsky on anarchism
Post: Noam Chomsky on anarchism

Chomsky makes a great case against US imperialism and the current capitalist system. However, I can't say I agree with his anarchist/libertarian socialist views nor do I believe they can bring about ...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 16 4,542 07-13-2014, 09:46 PM
  Thread: Tomodachi Life
Post: Tomodachi Life

For those of you that don't know, Tomodachi Life is a life simulation game for the 3DS where you run a little island and populate it with miis. You don't control what the miis do per say, but you do g...
SwiftEscudo Movies/TV/Videos/Books 1 1,529 07-11-2014, 08:49 PM
  Thread: DnE Status Blog olo
Post: DnE Status Blog olo

goddamn
SwiftEscudo Blogs 39 11,960 07-11-2014, 12:54 AM
  Thread: Suggestion for emotional support & venting
Post: RE: Suggestion for emotional support & venting

(07-09-2014 07:44 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  I'm interested in how you meditate actually. I get bored of listening to my breathing for too long... I'd rather sit outside and listen to the birds. And I...
SwiftEscudo Help, Support & Suggestions 16 5,980 07-10-2014, 12:35 AM
  Thread: Has the gay pride movement gone too far?
Post: RE: Has the gay pride movement gone too far?

(07-09-2014 08:05 AM)KFC Nyan Cat Wrote:  I don't want to see the gay pride movement every time I buy a Whopper or check Equestria Daily. Too bad. The world does not need to succumb to your int...
SwiftEscudo Philosophy, Politics & History 28 20,971 07-10-2014, 12:29 AM
  Thread: Night has leveled up to ADULT
Post: Night has leveled up to ADULT

holy shit it's my birthday too gimme that spotlight motherfucker
SwiftEscudo General Talk 14 2,915 07-09-2014, 09:44 PM
  Thread: REBAG102's Blog
Post: REBAG102's Blog

Thanks for the laughs, kid!
SwiftEscudo Blogs 156 71,212 07-09-2014, 03:00 PM
  Thread: DnE Status Blog olo
Post: DnE Status Blog olo

DnE master race
SwiftEscudo Blogs 39 11,960 07-09-2014, 02:53 PM

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