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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

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  Thread: Welfare State
Post: Welfare State

We are the welfare state For the corporate great And we empower them all the same From a clean slate Energy crisis, Oil executives Increasing their wealth Selective insurance In place of free health T...
.xstrike-anywherex. Original Artwork/Writing 2 923 02-28-2009, 07:38 AM
  Thread: Homophobia is WORSE than racism
Post: Re: Homophobia is WORSE than racism

Being entitled to an opinion is different from the fact that some opinions really are stupid, and really are based on hollow grounds. Homophobes are allowed to speak. Doesn't mean I have to treat th...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 20 5,953 02-18-2009, 02:37 PM
  Thread: Homophobia is WORSE than racism
Post: Homophobia is WORSE than racism

I was thinking about how stupid it is that homophobia is considered less offensive by racism in our society. Thinking back to years ago at public high school how disgusted I was by the fact that a rea...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 20 5,953 02-17-2009, 02:58 PM
  Thread: Check your child's homework
Post: Re: Check your child's homework

Yeah the guy on the top left, a little too low for an arm I think.
.xstrike-anywherex. Funny Stuff 5 1,474 02-06-2009, 07:04 AM
  Thread: SS Politics Topic 4: Power and Influence of Staff
Post: Re: SS Politics Topic 4: Power and Influence of St...

I hate to say it but this is all very childish and a waste of my time now to stop by here. I wanted to see if the forum could come back together but apparently not. Maybe I might stop by in a few mont...
.xstrike-anywherex. Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,438 01-30-2009, 03:16 AM
  Thread: Question- Socialism and Anarchy
Post: Re: Question- Socialism and Anarchy

KittyKatBlack Wrote:I need to do a lot more research on this. Yesterday our economics teacher described communist governments owning everything and distributing it, capitalism as complete freedom, and...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 49 10,681 01-29-2009, 10:10 AM
  Thread: Question- Socialism and Anarchy
Post: Re: Question- Socialism and Anarchy

Socialism is more a principle than a system. It is based on distributing resources rather than competing over them. There is state socialism and there is free socialism without states. Don't pay atte...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 49 10,681 01-29-2009, 03:34 AM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

I don't know who the fuck it is, but this is obviously all a sham.
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-28-2009, 06:08 AM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

Soul does not just erase her forum without a word, not even in the Underground. I have been on forums more well defended than SS that have been hacked. Anon brought down Scientology FFS, you don't t...
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-28-2009, 06:04 AM
  Thread: WAKE UP
Post: Re: WAKE UP

But how is that everyone is like "Fuck you Soul, I'm leaving now", are you all really that dumb?
.xstrike-anywherex. Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,542 01-28-2009, 05:36 AM
  Thread: WAKE UP
Post: Re: WAKE UP

Well I'm not an active enough member here to know all the drama, but regulars who have thousands more posts than me are completely oblivious.
.xstrike-anywherex. Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,542 01-28-2009, 05:32 AM
  Thread: WAKE UP
Post: WAKE UP

I don't think Soul deletes half the forum on a whim, especially since she believes in free speech and an open community. I don't think she asks someone to ban her from her own forum. I think account...
.xstrike-anywherex. Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,542 01-28-2009, 05:28 AM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

Are you all sure we aren't just being deceived?
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-28-2009, 05:23 AM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

random_name Wrote:wtf has this got to do with justin? who is banned, btw... On Soul's account, pretending to be Soul and fucking around. Saying "Admins please ban me for a week", who the fuck says th...
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-27-2009, 11:51 PM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

I think we've been hacked again.
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-27-2009, 03:04 PM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

Soul can do whatever the hell she wants with her own forum. Honestly I go on SS only selectively for boredom, so I can't bring myself to care. I won't insult, but I'd be interested in knowing the 'w...
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
  Thread: Forums disabled
Post: Re: Forums disabled

This makes no sense to me but whatever.
.xstrike-anywherex. Announcements 240 59,139 01-27-2009, 08:34 AM
  Thread: Question for conservatives
Post: Re: Question for conservatives

I want to point out something in your sig "libertarian socialism" is not an oxymoron. The word "libertarianism" is different than American Libertarianism, much like the word democratic is different th...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 9 1,972 01-23-2009, 03:02 PM
  Thread: Question for conservatives
Post: Re: Question for conservatives

PresidentSwift Wrote:By elitist they mean like Democrats are claiming to be the one and only solution to the nation's probelms and the other party is scum, and causing all troubles. Both parties try ...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 9 1,972 01-23-2009, 01:07 PM
  Thread: Question for conservatives
Post: Re: Question for conservatives

I'm a leftist but I'll throw in anyway. Class elitism and wealth elitism has always belonged to the right and always will. Remember that the Democrats are not on the left universally, simply in Ameri...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 9 1,972 01-23-2009, 01:06 PM
  Thread: Is propaganda exercising freedom of speech?
Post: Re: Is propaganda exercising freedom of speech?

Propaganda is usually put out and run by the only people who can limit speech in the first place - the government. Therefore counter-propaganda may be an appropriate response.
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 9 3,009 01-22-2009, 12:28 AM
  Thread: Anarchy again
Post: Re: Anarchy again

classclown Wrote:tell you the truth the number sounds low Well hundreds of millions more were slaughtered by war at the hands of other armies or governments, or by diseases and starvation the governm...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,453 01-21-2009, 11:16 PM
  Thread: In case of emergency
Post: Re: In case of emergency

If I was with people I cared about I'd have a harder time keeping composure but I would try to stay calm enough to help them first. If I was alone, I think I'd be close to perfectly calm. Believe me ...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 13 3,424 01-21-2009, 11:14 PM
  Thread: Suicide Selfish?
Post: Re: Suicide Selfish?

The most important thing to understand is that when someone gets to a suicidal state of mind, they are usually self-loathing and feel rather worthless to those around them. They don't think 'Well thes...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 19 7,981 01-21-2009, 11:13 PM
  Thread: Anarchy again
Post: Re: Anarchy again

In the 100 years between 1900 and 2000, about 100 million people were slaughtered by the hands of their own government, I don't think the world's most violent anarchists could come close.
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,453 01-21-2009, 11:37 AM
  Thread: cutting
Post: Re: cutting

BobManPerson Wrote:youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:I'll have you know that the people who cut themselves have emotional problems and that it is a coping mechanism. Cutting yourself is a stupid coping mec...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 30 3,757 01-21-2009, 01:01 AM
  Thread: cutting
Post: Re: cutting

I feel we should offer love and support to those who feel like they want to stop cutting and let them know we're concerned for them and not judging them. But if someone just does it and feels alright ...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 30 3,757 01-21-2009, 01:00 AM
  Thread: which country you think is most likly to start world war 3
Post: Re: which country you think is most likly to start...

I'd like to believe that revolutionary leftist ideas may take hold before world war 3 can happen at all.
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 102 19,487 01-21-2009, 12:55 AM
  Thread: America Won the War on Terror!
Post: Re: America Won the War on Terror!

Freak Wrote:The world's #1 terrorist is the embodiments of the same concepts that are in Manifest Destiny. That it is our job to spread our ideals to backwards people and dominate the world. Bush may ...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 22 10,246 01-21-2009, 12:42 AM
  Thread: Test-cracking.
Post: Test-cracking.

This is how to beat a multiple choice test. As a warning, SAT tests and major exams are usually written in a way that counters test-cracking. If it's administered by the state then I wouldn't count on...
.xstrike-anywherex. School Talk 4 1,524 01-20-2009, 02:32 PM
  Thread: America Won the War on Terror!
Post: America Won the War on Terror!

Because the world's #1 terrorist is leaving office at noon tomorrow.
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 22 10,246 01-20-2009, 09:08 AM
  Thread: The Most Pointless Class in the School System Ever
Post: The Most Pointless Class in the School System Ever

Before I quit the public school system in the best decision of my life, I got the full deal. Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Gym, Spanish, Study Halls, and I will tell you, there is no class w...
.xstrike-anywherex. School Talk 33 9,443 01-14-2009, 03:46 AM
  Thread: Oh I am so glad I dropped out
Post: Re: Oh I am so glad I dropped out

Oni-Chiisu Wrote:Smart move yo. Don't be surprised if at least ONE administrator at where ever you go to get your GED treats you and other recent high school drop outs like utter shit. Oh sorry for n...
.xstrike-anywherex. Youth Rights 5 1,899 01-14-2009, 12:42 AM
  Thread: Oh I am so glad I dropped out
Post: Re: Oh I am so glad I dropped out

Ayliana Wrote:.xstrike-anywherex. Wrote:Lauren still does a Nazi salute every time she passes by Max (Max is a Jew, Lauren is a German and has a family history around WW2). I really hope this is a jo...
.xstrike-anywherex. Youth Rights 5 1,899 01-14-2009, 12:41 AM
  Thread: Oh I am so glad I dropped out
Post: Oh I am so glad I dropped out

This is a rant about my old high school completely irrelevant to any of you here and actually irrelevant to me at this point. Either you will find it amusing or you won't. So I talked to my high sch...
.xstrike-anywherex. Youth Rights 5 1,899 01-11-2009, 01:23 PM
  Thread: The Dream Market
Post: Re: The Dream Market

Well I'm going to expand on what's happening in Portland (where Raphael sent the cops). But I want to write the sex scene anyway and I will.
.xstrike-anywherex. Original Artwork/Writing 8 1,300 01-10-2009, 05:36 AM
  Thread: The Dream Market
Post: Re: The Dream Market

Okay fine you get the sex scene and more. Tomorrow.
.xstrike-anywherex. Original Artwork/Writing 8 1,300 01-09-2009, 01:12 PM
  Thread: The Dream Market
Post: Re: The Dream Market

Moving on from violence to sex... outside of Orlando, Florida - Dream Market chemistry lab "What happens when they find out Lake is dead?" asked CK, now nervous after thinking the whole mess throug...
.xstrike-anywherex. Original Artwork/Writing 8 1,300 01-08-2009, 02:44 PM
  Thread: The Dream Market
Post: The Dream Market

This is an experimental, open-ended story about a group of brilliant youth somewhere between good and evil, engineering '22nd century drugs', not for profit but for scientific knowledge and the desire...
.xstrike-anywherex. Original Artwork/Writing 8 1,300 01-06-2009, 12:49 PM
  Thread: Animal Rights
Post: Re: Animal Rights

john tuttle Wrote:.xstrike-anywherex. Wrote:The best medicinal experimentation I could think of - most ethical - would be testing human cells at a cellular level. In other words, do embryonic and stem...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,040 01-04-2009, 07:34 AM
  Thread: Animal Rights
Post: Re: Animal Rights

The best medicinal experimentation I could think of - most ethical - would be testing human cells at a cellular level. In other words, do embryonic and stem cell research. That way, you're using human...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,040 01-04-2009, 05:48 AM
  Thread: Quotes for Hard Times
Post: Re: Quotes for Hard Times

"All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land" - Jack Kerouac.
.xstrike-anywherex. General Talk 74 20,456 01-04-2009, 05:46 AM
  Thread: Dealing with ageist morons on a BBS
Post: Re: Dealing with ageist morons on a BBS

My response to anyone who says something like "You have no idea what the real world is like" I say "Well billions of people are living in the real world. Old generations die, new generations take ove...
.xstrike-anywherex. Youth Rights 15 4,541 01-04-2009, 05:33 AM
  Thread: Hedonism
Post: Re: Hedonism

I don't think hedonists work on prolonging each good moment, I think they work on finding new good moments every day. Egoists on the other hand prolong their general and long-term well being as long a...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 6 1,780 01-04-2009, 05:25 AM
  Thread: Hedonism
Post: Re: Hedonism

Well smoking as an example, it's not as if someone is obligated to live a longer life. If someone wants to damn the risks and smoke because they enjoy it, that's fine. Their choice, not even necessari...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 6 1,780 01-03-2009, 02:42 PM
  Thread: Hedonism
Post: Hedonism

How do you feel about hedonism, a.k.a., pleasure seeking lifestyles? Do you feel that it's fine to seek pleasure as long as it is safe and not harmful to people? Do you think that rationality should a...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 6 1,780 01-02-2009, 03:13 PM
  Thread: Animal Rights
Post: Re: Animal Rights

I am against animal testing but saying just test it on volunteers can be bad if you look at it too - who consents to medical trials? Very poor, desperate people, who really don't want to be part of an...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,040 01-02-2009, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Animal Rights
Post: Re: Animal Rights

Animal Farm is a metaphor for the rise of communism in Russia, not about animal rights. Also, animals do deserve a basic amount of rights. That doesn't mean that they should be treated as more impor...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,040 01-02-2009, 03:09 AM
  Thread: Say you were going to die tomorrow
Post: Re: Say you were going to die tomorrow

Darthmat Wrote:Oh yeah, that's realistic. I think it could be pulled off. Maybe not his escape, but I bet if a person wanted to get one last kill in before his life ended, he could.
.xstrike-anywherex. General Talk 22 1,973 01-01-2009, 07:30 AM
  Thread: Political Postitions
Post: Re: Political Postitions

Nuclear weapons are not a line of defense against anything. One nation fires a nuke, kills 100 million people. But the leader of the victim nation is safe in a bunker - so they can fire a nuke, kill 1...
.xstrike-anywherex. Philosophy, Politics & History 87 10,500 01-01-2009, 07:15 AM

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