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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: Word association RELOADED
Post: RE: Word association RELOADED

Nonsensical
Sunbourn Games 3,270 191,181 05-26-2016, 09:30 AM
  Thread: I need help with school
Post: RE: I need help with school

In all of my classes I've normally just zoned out during the lecture because I find it impossible to concentrate on. I have no choice but to spend time outside of class teaching myself the material be...
Sunbourn Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 10 1,902 05-25-2016, 07:50 AM
  Thread: Word association RELOADED
Post: RE: Word association RELOADED

METH
Sunbourn Games 3,270 191,181 05-25-2016, 04:07 AM
  Thread: I wish I could go back to school ...
Post: RE: I wish I could go back to school ...

Ah, I sure do miss my circle of friends from high school. Everyone's either moved away or grown distant now. We've all changed, leaving behind ghosts of our former selves. High school and earlier is a...
Sunbourn School Talk 26 9,060 05-25-2016, 03:00 AM
  Thread: What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal
Post: RE: What to do if school makes you depressed and/o...

(05-20-2016 07:19 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Quote:If you feel symptoms of depression and there is the absence of any sort of traumatic event happening to justify it... you probably have a chemical de...
Sunbourn School Talk 36 14,812 05-24-2016, 01:21 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

meeeeeeeow
Sunbourn Games 9,783 763,580 05-24-2016, 01:05 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

meow
Sunbourn Games 9,783 763,580 05-24-2016, 01:03 PM
  Thread: I'm fucking scared of my Algebra Regents
Post: RE: I'm fucking scared of my Algebra Regents

Quote: Just try Khan Academy, usually best for quick lessons with informative explanations. This! In hs I failed trig first year I took it. Hated the class, because I hated the teacher I had. Went th...
Sunbourn School Talk 10 5,163 05-24-2016, 01:01 PM
  Thread: Word association RELOADED
Post: RE: Word association RELOADED

stuck
Sunbourn Games 3,270 191,181 05-24-2016, 12:45 PM
  Thread: How do I post images?
Post: RE: How do I post images?

Hi, wrap it in [img] tags, like so: Code: [img]http://thisisanimage.com/image.jpg[/img]
Sunbourn Help, Support & Suggestions 5 1,991 05-24-2016, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

One of us will win this one day.
Sunbourn Games 9,783 763,580 05-20-2016, 05:38 AM
  Thread: Word association RELOADED
Post: RE: Word association RELOADED

brothers
Sunbourn Games 3,270 191,181 05-20-2016, 05:37 AM
  Thread: Word association RELOADED
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break
Sunbourn Games 3,270 191,181 05-20-2016, 05:03 AM
  Thread: Word association RELOADED
Post: RE: Word association RELOADED

egg
Sunbourn Games 3,270 191,181 05-20-2016, 04:11 AM
  Thread: Useless Essay
Post: RE: Useless Essay

Looks like you have no issue writing an essay when it's something you want to write about, for example, if it's about not wanting to write a drab essay about something you have no interest in. ;) Perh...
Sunbourn School Talk 4 2,850 05-20-2016, 03:22 AM
  Thread: thoughts on ss forums
Post: RE: thoughts on ss forums

Quote:But actually I would want to do more than that. I would want to make more of a difference in someone's life. For example, it is not very fulfilling to me to know that a lot of people over the ye...
Sunbourn School Survival Network 7 2,375 05-20-2016, 03:16 AM
  Thread: What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal
Post: RE: What to do if school makes you depressed and/o...

I was very depressed this semester, as my dad had died early on and I never got the opportunity to take a breather to process it properly due to the intense amount of schoolwork I had to take care of ...
Sunbourn School Talk 36 14,812 05-20-2016, 02:59 AM
  Thread: Punished for what I put on social media.
Post: RE: Punished for what I put on social media.

(12-13-2015 02:11 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  I might have to admit defeat, madam or sir. Well played. I'll read up more on it. :pirate2::pirate:
Sunbourn School Talk 20 6,069 12-13-2015, 02:20 AM
  Thread: Punished for what I put on social media.
Post: RE: Punished for what I put on social media.

In just two years under Columbus Governorship through murder, mutilation, being worked to death or suicide more than half the 250,000 Indians in Haiiti were dead - Howard Zinn "Haiti under t...
Sunbourn School Talk 20 6,069 12-13-2015, 02:12 AM
  Thread: .
Post: RE: School Bathrooms

It was a common occurrence at the middle school I attended for people to clog the sinks, piss, shit in them, then leave the water running so the dirty water would overflow from the sink. I'm sure the ...
Sunbourn School Talk 24 6,883 12-13-2015, 01:49 AM
  Thread: Punished for what I put on social media.
Post: RE: Punished for what I put on social media.

(12-13-2015 12:31 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  He predicted the potential for genocide and it came to fruition. Notice the pronoun switch from we to they. Read it closely and see if you can find clues t...
Sunbourn School Talk 20 6,069 12-13-2015, 01:42 AM
  Thread: Punished for what I put on social media.
Post: RE: Punished for what I put on social media.

(12-12-2015 03:13 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  He did not initiate genocide. If Columbus' notes and those of the priest Bartolome las Casas are to be trusted, yes, Colombus did indeed commit genocide. ...
Sunbourn School Talk 20 6,069 12-12-2015, 04:25 PM
  Thread: My school keeps labeling me! :(
Post: RE: My school keeps labeling me! :(

(12-12-2015 03:17 PM)schoolsux Wrote:   (12-12-2015 01:59 PM)|55555| Wrote:  Sounds like they're trying really hard to put you in to a neat little box. Maybe you do have aspergers, maybe yo...
Sunbourn Youth Rights 11 4,760 12-12-2015, 03:36 PM
  Thread: Hi! My name is Imaginativeleah
Post: RE: Hi! My name is Imaginativeleah

Watch on YouTube
Sunbourn Welcome! 6 1,907 12-12-2015, 02:06 PM
  Thread: My school keeps labeling me! :(
Post: RE: My school keeps labeling me! :(

Quote:I really hope that you are not at risk of being medicated. There is no medication which is used to treat aspergers syndrome. Some of the symptoms of aspergers syndrome can be medicated for howev...
Sunbourn Youth Rights 11 4,760 12-12-2015, 01:59 PM
  Thread: Trump's Bad Memory
Post: RE: Trump's Bad Memory

(11-28-2015 09:48 AM)Joker Wrote:  The liberal media is really scared of Trump. What liberal media? Are you talking about the media who shuts out Bernie Sanders so they can harp on about Donald...
Sunbourn News 15 3,902 12-12-2015, 01:43 PM
  Thread: Punished for what I put on social media.
Post: RE: Punished for what I put on social media.

It's obviously a sarcastic reference to how ridiculous it is that we celebrate someone who initiated genocide upon millions of people. It's not actually a threat at all, so you have your free speech i...
Sunbourn School Talk 20 6,069 12-12-2015, 01:35 PM
  Thread: Kindergarten Teacher Bans Legos For Boys Citing 'Gender Equity'
Post: RE: Kindergarten Teacher Bans Legos For Boys Citin...

Buy more Legos problem solved. or GET THESE KIDS MINECRAFT
Sunbourn News 7 4,380 11-26-2015, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensitivity concerns
Post: RE: Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensit...

PC culture is getting so ridiculous on the left that you can't even hold a Yoga class, at this particular school anyway. What a pity. On the right, you can't even point out a racist as being racist an...
Sunbourn News 15 4,054 11-26-2015, 04:37 AM
  Thread: Student Arrested for Buying Water
Post: RE: Student Arrested for Buying Water

(11-26-2015 01:06 AM)schoolsux Wrote:  It's pretty easy to obtain. I could sneak alcohol into my school if I wanted to. Seriously. I used to bring a water bottle full of... get this... real wat...
Sunbourn Youth Rights 11 4,768 11-26-2015, 04:34 AM
  Thread: My teacher is a eugenicist
Post: RE: My teacher is a eugenicist

Maybe he was just joking... If not, basing it only on the ACT test sure shows a certain mental rigidity considering that it only tests how much you've been paying attention in school. I hope he was...
Sunbourn School Talk 29 7,188 11-25-2015, 07:43 PM
  Thread: Hey everyone :)
Post: RE: Hey everyone :)

Relatable name you have there. When you get a gaming desktop be sure to check out all of the mods out there for Skyrim. Depending on your specs you can add so much new functionality and textures to t...
Sunbourn Welcome! 20 4,398 11-21-2015, 12:08 AM
  Thread: Student Arrested for Buying Water
Post: RE: Student Arrested for Buying Water

This happened in my state. These are the same UVA ABC pigs who bloodied UVA student Martese Johnson a year or so back in a police brutality incident. You can see video of the aftermath below: https:/...
Sunbourn Youth Rights 11 4,768 11-21-2015, 12:02 AM
  Thread: Victimless crimes
Post: RE: Victimless crimes

Those who want to do drugs don't care whether or not it's legal. They'll do so either way. At the very least, cannabis should be legal because it is much more benign than alcohol and most other illega...
Sunbourn General Talk 19 2,496 10-29-2015, 11:15 AM
  Thread: Why are schools not teaching Kids about Jamestown?
Post: RE: Why are schools not teaching Kids about Jamest...

When I was in elementary school we went balls deep in to Jamestown. I live pretty close to the former colony so we took a field trip. I sort of remember merely glossing over Jamestown in high school. ...
Sunbourn School Talk 8 3,369 10-23-2015, 09:11 PM
  Thread: "Illegal Immigration"
Post: RE: "Illegal Immigration"

Yeeeah, at least when applied to the US immigration problem crime isn't actually the issue here, although some try to pitch it that way as Trump did with his infamous "they're rapists" statement. Most...
Sunbourn Philosophy, Politics & History 12 5,837 10-23-2015, 08:48 PM
  Thread: The reason I'm here I guess
Post: RE: The reason I'm here I guess

Quote: I also hate the fact that school is so much about socializing. Of course an argument is that "You are learning to cooperate with others". Well, do you really expect teens to cooperate well with...
Sunbourn School Talk 7 2,771 10-23-2015, 08:18 PM
  Thread: Intelligent people are more likely to be depressed
Post: RE: Intelligent people are more likely to be depre...

Recently I read an article which indicated that depression may in fact be an adaptation which brings evolutionary benefits. According to the article, people who are depressed are better at solving soc...
Sunbourn Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 36 18,503 10-23-2015, 08:06 PM
  Thread: Teen founder Erik Finman: 'I will never send my kids to school' (Wired UK)
Post: RE: Teen founder Erik Finman: 'I will never send m...

(10-22-2015 09:25 AM)SchoolSux Wrote:  Grading notes? What the fuck? As is commonly instituted in schools across America, there is an invasion of privacy. My school isn't the worst with invadi...
Sunbourn News 7 4,687 10-23-2015, 07:40 PM
  Thread: Emoji Support
Post: RE: Emoji Support

Smilies are just retro emojis. :fu:
Sunbourn Help, Support & Suggestions 22 4,340 10-23-2015, 07:35 PM
  Thread: Non-driving
Post: RE: Non-driving

(10-08-2015 10:16 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:   (10-08-2015 08:47 AM)Cianna200 Wrote:  Me too, I used to be a video game fanatic, now I only play occasionally though barely, usually when I am bo...
Sunbourn General Talk 38 6,137 10-23-2015, 07:32 PM
  Thread: SS has a Tumblr now
Post: RE: SS has a Tumblr now

Banner looks funky. "I HATE" is cut off from about mid-way up. Followed though.
Sunbourn Announcements 7 3,297 10-23-2015, 07:09 PM
  Thread: I'm failing the 9th grade....and it's not even funny
Post: RE: I'm failing the 9th grade....and it's not even...

Well, first of all why do you think you're failing? You can't figure out what to do next without first diagnosing exactly why you've gotten in to this position. Is it because you simply aren't interes...
Sunbourn School Talk 7 3,992 10-18-2015, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for having short hair
Post: RE: Plymouth school bans boy from playground for h...

Too long, too short, who cares? Get your sniveling nose out of student's personal lives for petty reasons. If it isn't your hair, you don't get to dictate what's done with it.
Sunbourn News 4 3,406 10-06-2015, 12:36 PM
  Thread: Non-driving
Post: RE: Non-driving

I hope you find yourself in an urban environment surrounded by everything you need then. I live in a lonely suburb. There's nothing but houses around me for miles. A car is essential, and my Volkswa...
Sunbourn General Talk 38 6,137 10-06-2015, 12:33 PM
  Thread: Graphing calculators: Archaic, yet still required
Post: Graphing calculators: Archaic, yet still required

http://www.mic.com/articles/125829/your-...2&ts_pid=2 Today, you can get all of the functionality of graphing calculators in mobile apps, saving you from dumping an enormous amount of money in to a c...
Sunbourn News 10 3,820 10-06-2015, 12:30 PM
  Thread: helping a guy who used to sell drugs in new york
Post: RE: helping a guy who used to sell drugs in new yo...

(09-23-2015 09:20 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Not all drug dealers are entraprenurial skilled. Drug dealing can also be a job of desperation. It often is a job of desperation, which is why it's asi...
Sunbourn Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 6 1,566 09-23-2015, 10:54 AM
  Thread: helping a guy who used to sell drugs in new york
Post: RE: helping a guy who used to sell drugs in new yo...

Does he have a record? Turning his life around will be much more difficult having been branded with a criminal record, although it may not be as bad in Uruguay as it is here in the US. It sounds li...
Sunbourn Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 6 1,566 09-23-2015, 08:16 AM
  Thread: 10 Reasons Students Should Go on Strike
Post: RE: 10 Reasons Students Should Go on Strike

Schools are archaic and unnecessary. If I want to learn something, I can access information on the subject whenever I want, since I just so happen to have regular access to the internet. That's what a...
Sunbourn School Talk 21 8,195 09-23-2015, 08:10 AM
  Thread: Republican lie marathon tonight
Post: RE: Republican lie marathon tonight

I'm actually voting for Trump in the primary because I don't think he'd be able to defeat any of the potential democratic nominees. He has a large chunk of the republican base, who seem to be latching...
Sunbourn Philosophy, Politics & History 34 12,676 09-23-2015, 08:01 AM

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