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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: Dog meat to be banned in China
Post: Re: Dog meat to be banned in China

Well, "it's not worth it" if you get to choose between a juicy beef steak and dog meat, but there's a difference between the meat being consumed as a delicacy, and being consumed out of hunger.
Puchiko Philosophy, Politics & History 15 2,419 01-31-2010, 08:50 PM
  Thread: Dog meat to be banned in China
Post: Dog meat to be banned in China

This article popped up on me earlier today Draft law to jail dog eaters whets debate BEIJING (Reuters) - A proposal to jail people who eat dog meat for up 15 days has caused controversy in China, wh...
Puchiko Philosophy, Politics & History 15 2,419 01-31-2010, 06:42 AM
  Thread: ratemyteachers.com
Post: Re: ratemyteachers.com

Still not normal I'd say. There has to be a list somewhere... It's just freaky-people have names, period. It's true that I'm not sure about the first name of a few of my teachers, but that's because...
Puchiko School Talk 31 4,017 09-04-2009, 05:27 AM
  Thread: How many weeks of summer do you get?
Post: Re: How many weeks of summer do you get?

9. This pisses me off. At least Brits get a few weeks in between terms. I have basically same school year breaks as Americans, who top some three extra weeks of summer freedom.
Puchiko School Talk 13 2,333 09-03-2009, 06:13 AM
  Thread: Fap free september!
Post: Re: Fap free september!

No way. September is the most stressful month of the year, with school starting. Fap free July... sure.
Puchiko General Talk 43 5,587 09-03-2009, 06:07 AM
  Thread: ratemyteachers.com
Post: Re: ratemyteachers.com

Well, not knowing your teachers' names is so weird. I just don't see how that works, names on schedules, e-mail addresses, how are you supposed to identify name-less people?
Puchiko School Talk 31 4,017 09-03-2009, 06:05 AM
  Thread: ratemyteachers.com
Post: Re: ratemyteachers.com

XplodingNoggin Wrote:Ohohoho. Now I know most of my teacher's first names. :evil: You didn't know before? That's a bit freaky, most of our teachers write their name on the board the first day of the c...
Puchiko School Talk 31 4,017 08-31-2009, 07:18 AM
  Thread: Where are you pro-schoolers?
Post: Re: Where are you pro-schoolers?

I don't see why a pro-schooler should come to this site. I'm libertarian-will I go to a communist forum or a conservative one and challenge their views? Nope. The chances of me convincing anyone are s...
Puchiko Youth Rights 28 3,673 08-31-2009, 07:13 AM
  Thread: The International Baccalaureate Program
Post: Re: The International Baccalaureate Program

All of these problems basically boil down to a shitty system (including school being mandatory). IB is actually a great idea for Europe, where it can serve as some sort of universal secondary school d...
Puchiko School Talk 5 2,197 08-31-2009, 07:01 AM
  Thread: Hello and Thankyou for this gem of a forum
Post: Re: Hello and Thankyou for this gem of a forum

We're certainly glad for a new mind to join. Abandon your sanity, and please don't be shy :)
Puchiko Welcome! 13 1,482 08-31-2009, 06:53 AM
  Thread: John lennon
Post: Re: John lennon

Definitely. Lennon isn't even about the tunes, it's the lyrics.
Puchiko Music 4 711 08-16-2009, 05:30 AM
  Thread: i hate school
Post: Re: i hate school

I love the little girl's accent, it's so sweet. Who said the Irish talk funny?
Puchiko Funny Stuff 7 830 07-19-2009, 06:52 AM
  Thread: Favorite game?
Post: Re: Favorite game?

Sounds good to me. I don't have constant Internet access over the summer, but I'll set up a chess.com tournament in September. I'll make a thread about it when the time comes, I hope we get enough peo...
Puchiko Games 98 15,924 07-19-2009, 06:45 AM
  Thread: "You're on the computer too much"
Post: Re: "You're on the computer too much"

I didn't want to start a huge argument and I apologise for that. I wouldn't call one post "not being able to let go", and I feel that insults warrant some sort of reply, but it derailed the topic, whi...
Puchiko School Talk 46 4,206 07-15-2009, 06:31 PM
  Thread: Favorite game?
Post: Re: Favorite game?

Newtown Wrote:Puchiko Wrote:That's me. And a Sprite can. Talk about a thin Sprite can. D: But it's also tall! Basically, "na ex" cans were a part of Coca Cola's marketing strategy at one point. Their...
Puchiko Games 98 15,924 07-15-2009, 06:17 PM
  Thread: Favorite game?
Post: Re: Favorite game?

Amortisatie Wrote:Puchiko Wrote:Newtown Wrote:Chess is hell, so I never play it. :/ Who's that in the picture? That's me. And a Sprite can. Fun, I leik chess, did you win that match? I'm not sure. I...
Puchiko Games 98 15,924 07-15-2009, 08:01 AM
  Thread: Dinosaurs were couch potatoes
Post: Re: Dinosaurs were couch potatoes

I hate the downgrading of science to satisfy the lowest common denominator of attention span length and comprehension ability. Cough potatoes my ass.
Puchiko General Talk 2 718 07-15-2009, 06:57 AM
  Thread: Favorite game?
Post: Re: Favorite game?

Newtown Wrote:Chess is hell, so I never play it. :/ Who's that in the picture? That's me. And a Sprite can.
Puchiko Games 98 15,924 07-15-2009, 06:49 AM
  Thread: Favorite game?
Post: Re: Favorite game?

[img]http://img.fotoalba.centrum.cz/img1/4788/20164788_4.jpg[/img] Chess. Physical or computer, it is the ultimate strategy game. I enjoy killing time with the occasional flash fix, and video games ar...
Puchiko Games 98 15,924 07-15-2009, 06:08 AM
  Thread: frogooscape
Post: Re: frogooscape

Jagex sued them, because they used RuneScape's game code without permission.
Puchiko Games 3 836 07-14-2009, 06:47 PM
  Thread: Teacher Insult Generator
Post: Teacher Insult Generator

I don't feel this has a very prominent place on the site, and it's been a great way for me to deal with anger at douche teachers. The Teacher Insult Generator! It's a pretty neat tool, input some ba...
Puchiko School Talk 4 1,703 07-14-2009, 06:21 AM
  Thread: "You're on the computer too much"
Post: Re: "You're on the computer too much"

TrueAnarchist Wrote:Your Sarcastic joke-o-meter needs to b replaced, get to it, bitchwhoreslutskank. Has it occurred to you that the error may be on your side? With the lack of things like tone of voi...
Puchiko School Talk 46 4,206 07-14-2009, 06:00 AM
  Thread: "You're on the computer too much"
Post: Re: "You're on the computer too much"

TrueAnarchist Wrote:you can tell her 2 things... 1. "Go fuck yourself" 2. "Mabye I'm on alot because I'm interested in becoming a computer programmer so I can grow up to be rich like Bill Gates." I ...
Puchiko School Talk 46 4,206 07-02-2009, 07:44 AM
  Thread: School Grades and rigor of schedule
Post: Re: School Grades and rigor of schedule

My grades don't define me, I won't share them.
Puchiko School Talk 9 1,896 07-02-2009, 07:18 AM
  Thread: Type your name with your elbows
Post: Re: Type your name with your elbows

Nick: ;pu cnhkikl Real life name: z,kz bdgta kjmujb kigtiva lol, I hope someone doesn't figure out my RL name from that!
Puchiko Games 52 4,246 07-02-2009, 04:56 AM
  Thread: How adult are you?
Post: Re: How adult are you?

Your Total "Adultness" Competency Score is 83% Love: 100% Adults are supposed to know the difference between sex and love. They're supposed to have experienced love, or at least to have some idea ab...
Puchiko Youth Rights 112 36,080 07-01-2009, 08:41 PM
  Thread: A real picture from a Chinese school.
Post: Re: A real picture from a Chinese school.

Fire Elf Wrote:CrayolaColours Wrote:But China is communist because that's what they told me in school. Oh wait... Don't let school tell you what the world is about... my school still uses textbooks fr...
Puchiko School Talk 55 7,202 06-30-2009, 01:15 AM
  Thread: News section overhaul
Post: Re: News section overhaul

Okay, that's fine. One more thing: When you have a couple of headlines in the sidebar, the lack of dates makes them look alike. It doesn't make it clear where a headline begins and ends-very anaesthet...
Puchiko Announcements 13 3,410 06-27-2009, 04:45 AM
  Thread: Supreme Court Says Child’s Rights Violated by Strip Search
Post: Re: Supreme Court Says Child’s Rights Violated by ...

Yeah, I saw this earlier today and submitted it to the news section-just waiting for Soul to approve it. I too think that the decision's late, at one time it looked like it was going to be ruled cons...
Puchiko Youth Rights 9 3,126 06-26-2009, 07:09 AM
  Thread: News section overhaul
Post: Re: News section overhaul

Well, I tried it out today. It's not bad, just new. I found it a little overwhelming, but the only real problem is that there isn't a url field. It's very important to give credit where due.
Puchiko Announcements 13 3,410 06-26-2009, 06:09 AM
  Thread: Unfairness in the school system
Post: Re: Unfairness in the school system

musicmylife Wrote:it seems to me that if ur rude and threatening you don't get in trouble which makes me tempted to just go the full way and become fully blown disruptive and rude musicmylife Wrote:wh...
Puchiko School Talk 9 1,946 06-26-2009, 06:07 AM
  Thread: PIZZA
Post: Re: PIZZA

I love Hawaii thin crust pizza. Preferably when someone else foots the bill.
Puchiko Food & Cooking 34 13,183 06-23-2009, 07:11 AM
  Thread: What attracts you to the internet?
Post: Re: What attracts you to the internet?

Apart from being a source of information and entertainment, it's an escape. It's an alternate world, and a one where I don't have to be aware of my bad hair day. Another good thing is that in RL, the...
Puchiko General Talk 30 2,455 06-23-2009, 07:08 AM
  Thread: Unfairness in the school system
Post: Re: Unfairness in the school system

I disagree with your definition of "good" and "bad". People who choose not to follow the rules forced upon them by a self-declared authority are not bad. The unfairness lies elsewhere, in power distr...
Puchiko School Talk 9 1,946 06-23-2009, 06:56 AM
  Thread: Respect of teachers even though they only serve kids
Post: Re: Respect of teachers even though they only serv...

Service to others should be respected. I don't have an issue with that-doctors, janitors, all of these should be respected when they serve others. The problem is that the teachers aren't actually serv...
Puchiko Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,382 06-22-2009, 02:27 AM
  Thread: News section overhaul
Post: Re: News section overhaul

Alright, that sounds pretty cool. Questions: 1. Will unregistered users be able to post comments? 2. Will the headlines still pop-up in the sidebar?
Puchiko Announcements 13 3,410 06-19-2009, 12:43 AM
  Thread: Interview Puchiko
Post: Re: Interview Puchiko

Newtown Wrote:I hate these guys all the same, although that Nietzsche quote in random_name's sig is a favorite of mine. That's true, but there are quotes of Hitler I agree with. Every dipshit says som...
Puchiko Interviews 94 12,019 06-11-2009, 05:09 AM
  Thread: Interview Puchiko
Post: Re: Interview Puchiko

random_name Wrote:What is your favourite thing about SS? The IRC community. random_name Wrote:What is your least favourite thing about SS? The constant bickering and insulting on the forums. If you c...
Puchiko Interviews 94 12,019 06-10-2009, 09:21 PM
  Thread: 6/4
Post: Re: 6/4

I went to a protest about this, so 1 and 2 are obviously no for me. 3 is com-pli-ca-ted. Standing in front of China's embassy in Prague, we demanded an investigation of the incident, freedom of speech...
Puchiko Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,192 06-10-2009, 09:09 PM
  Thread: Equations
Post: Re: Equations

Mortalitas Wrote:How do I do them? I can do all that backwards figuring out stuff, hell, that's easy. What I don't get is stuff like this: A certain number was divided by three, then quintupled to gi...
Puchiko Homework Help & Answers 4 2,762 06-10-2009, 05:39 PM
  Thread: Interview Puchiko
Post: Re: Interview Puchiko

Newtown Wrote:hav you evar ben on forchan itz cool Yeah. Mostly for the hentai :wasntme: Quote:what poets do you like? I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but if I had to choose it'd be Czech classics: K...
Puchiko Interviews 94 12,019 06-09-2009, 11:46 PM
  Thread: Interview Puchiko
Post: Re: Interview Puchiko

Swift Wrote:What is your favorite smiley on SS? :whip: 'cuz I'm into BDSM. Amortisatie Wrote:Do like playing cards? I prefer non-traditional card games like Uno or Bang! Pieman Wrote:What's life ...
Puchiko Interviews 94 12,019 06-09-2009, 07:33 AM
  Thread: The nicest thread on SS!
Post: Re: The nicest thread on SS!

random_name: You aren't unkind to anyone, you always have understanding and a hug for those in need.
Puchiko General Talk 42 2,191 06-09-2009, 07:29 AM
  Thread: The nicest thread on SS!
Post: The nicest thread on SS!

It's a simple mechanism, say something nice about the poster above you. It's okay to go twice, or thrice, or more times-the more compliments you give, the more you receive. Because there's no poster ...
Puchiko General Talk 42 2,191 06-08-2009, 06:14 AM
  Thread: Make your own Shampoo
Post: Re: Make your own Shampoo

Baking soda for shampoo, vinegar or lemon juice for conditioning. Look up the no 'poo method. It's good for your hair.
Puchiko General Talk 4 1,356 06-08-2009, 06:04 AM
  Thread: People who are hot
Post: Re: People who are hot

Amortisatie Wrote:yes I mean.. wait, what? Yes I mean the pig under the pig (I dissected a pig in biology, that why I said it) I wouldn't call the girl a pig. She's chubby on the top half, but if yo...
Puchiko General Talk 230 15,138 06-08-2009, 04:32 AM
  Thread: News comments broken!
Post: Re: News comments broken!

Thanks Soul! :hug: This is something I really appreciate.
Puchiko Help, Support & Suggestions 13 2,605 06-08-2009, 03:59 AM
  Thread: News comments broken!
Post: News comments broken!

Hi, I'm sure many of you have noticed I spend a disproportionate amount of time in the news section, posting lots of news and commenting as well. I've been inactive lately, so I don't know how long t...
Puchiko Help, Support & Suggestions 13 2,605 06-05-2009, 11:19 PM
  Thread: Why Psychiatry Needs To Be Reformed
Post: Re: Why Psychiatry Needs To Be Reformed

I don't think this hit the nail. What I read on lifesucks.info makes more sense to me. Therapy Sucks The problem with therapy is that it doesn't actually work. This is because psychology and psych...
Puchiko Philosophy, Politics & History 5 1,475 06-05-2009, 09:02 PM
  Thread: Spell To Change Your Eyecolor!
Post: Re: Spell To Change Your Eyecolor!

I love my eye colour. Now, if you had anything to rid me of my myopia, that's a different story...
Puchiko General Talk 24 5,533 06-05-2009, 08:48 PM

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