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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: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

Print Screen -> paste into MS Paint or whatever your computer comes with. Easy. It's even easier on Linux because I can literally just press print screen and have a dialog come up asking if I wan...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 04-21-2017, 10:47 AM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

Spoiler (Click to View) [img]http://i.imgur.com/0OL2mmT.png[/img]
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 04-21-2017, 05:18 AM
  Thread: School Survival on Reddit
Post: School Survival on Reddit

This is actually a very good idea, and I'm glad you all went through with this. My suggestion would be fleshing out the wiki (reddit has the ability to do static pages and infodumps) part a bit more ...
(´・ω・`) School Survival Network 39 15,108 08-14-2016, 08:58 PM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

[img]http://i.imgur.com/m8kthpE.png[/img]
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 06-27-2016, 05:32 AM
  Thread: Gaming Laptop Recommendations?
Post: RE: Gaming Laptop Recommendations?

(03-31-2016 04:27 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Stay the hell away from Nvidia Optimus. It's okay when it works, but in many cases can be a right pain in the ass to get it working. And I never really hav...
(´・ω・`) Games 15 4,956 03-31-2016, 05:00 AM
  Thread: School Survival is older than I was when I started it
Post: School Survival is older than I was when I started...

You know, a site this old ought to have a Gopher presence or something. lol Anyway, congrats for this monumental occasion! :D
(´・ω・`) Announcements 14 6,648 03-24-2016, 09:24 AM
  Thread: I've Returned... Again...
Post: RE: I've Returned... Again...

(02-27-2016 07:25 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  It's been a while since I was on this forum. I'm not sure how much has changed on here, I need to re-cap. For newer members who may have read my old threa...
(´・ω・`) Welcome! 30 9,493 02-27-2016, 12:02 PM
  Thread: Who here hates school?
Post: Who here hates school?

this forum is more or less dead. but please, prove me wrong (as for my opinion, it's still that public education as an entity is inherently flawed and there are much better ways to get the same resu...
(´・ω・`) School Talk 16 4,812 10-19-2015, 10:49 PM
  Thread: Join the chat
Post: Join the chat

it speaks for itself, really
(´・ω・`) General Talk 11 2,238 08-25-2015, 07:25 AM
  Thread: A very important resource to all who are going to school this fall.
Post: A very important resource to all who are going to ...

>walmart opinion instantly disregarded
(´・ω・`) General Talk 9 4,458 08-04-2015, 01:30 PM
  Thread: Shmups megathread
Post: Shmups megathread

Nah, Crimzon Clover is hype, even if it's kinda memo heavy. Anyways yeah, Demul is pretty cool because it lets you run the newer Cave games in an emulator that doesn't suck.
(´・ω・`) Games 6 4,392 07-30-2015, 05:22 PM
  Thread: choose iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6?
Post: choose iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6?

LG G4, bar none. It's like what the S6 would have been had the design committees not forced the engineers to compromise on the S6 for muh unibody
(´・ω・`) Science & Technology 15 6,586 06-08-2015, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Browser Thread
Post: Browser Thread

Currently using Google Chrome right now, after switching from a stint with Firefox. Youtube 60fps and some other stuff being the main reason. The botnet never felt so good. But that's just as far a...
(´・ω・`) Science & Technology 19 5,109 05-31-2015, 09:31 AM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

>super hexagon oh nice anyways here's my new one *cuddles shobon* [img]http://a.pomf.se/jhfmht.png[/img]
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 05-22-2015, 11:08 PM
  Thread: Hi guys
Post: Hi guys

Watch on YouTube
(´・ω・`) Welcome! 14 3,659 05-06-2015, 04:11 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

On an unrelated note, the IRC stands against everything SoulRiser and xcriteria ever hoped and dreamed for. I love it.
(´・ω・`) Games 9,783 1,096,251 05-06-2015, 01:20 PM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

I occasionally read some stuff by Spadgy and company, and -maybe- use it to keep track of some other random nonsense. Besides that, who fucking cares? It's an app I have on my phone and I use it on...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 04-28-2015, 07:13 AM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

[img]http://i.imgur.com/t4c1pp5.png[/img] waifu rpg shmup :)
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 04-27-2015, 02:20 PM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

T420 blaze it [img]http://a.pomf.se/sufshh.png[/img]
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 04-05-2015, 05:37 PM
  Thread: Brother progress log (formerly: My brother just tried to commit suicide)
Post: Brother progress log (formerly: My brother just t...

And... things are happening. So let me give you the tl;dr. Eric is mulling over the idea of re-enrolling in public school, in addition to doing Khan Academy and other things in exchange for an ince...
(´・ω・`) School Talk 124 51,932 03-17-2015, 10:34 AM
  Thread: No longer using Rizon IRC -- stats/logging takeover needed
Post: No longer using Rizon IRC -- stats/logging takeove...

On this Rizon nonsense note, I've registered two alternate channels on QuakeNet for those dissatisfied with the unprofessional conduct of Rizon management. They are, #catalystnetwork (for serious dis...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 17 5,700 03-06-2015, 01:58 AM
  Thread: No longer using Rizon IRC -- stats/logging takeover needed
Post: No longer using Rizon IRC -- stats/logging takeove...

o_O Rizon what the fuck... --Sapphire
(´・ω・`) General Talk 17 5,700 03-04-2015, 07:08 AM
  Thread: The way you died...
Post: The way you died...

I smashed my skull open in the sewer.
(´・ω・`) Games 28 9,152 02-06-2015, 02:03 AM
  Thread: Outage Notification Thread
Post: Outage Notification Thread

yes, we're 2 months behind i think
(´・ω・`) General Talk 17 3,028 01-30-2015, 03:23 PM
  Thread: Outage Notification Thread
Post: Outage Notification Thread

Well, it's been a while. Have a $200 bill for Comcast coming up soon and they may shut us down sooner... On that note Dad has a job interview tonight for another company... Wish me luck... Als...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 17 3,028 01-29-2015, 06:11 PM
  Thread: The ultimate thread for feminism
Post: RE: The ultimate thread for feminism

(01-22-2015 03:02 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  post You're back?! Wow... In any case, welcome back! :D
(´・ω・`) General Talk 33 11,523 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: I'm back

Hidden stuff: [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/President_Barack_Obama.jpg[/img] [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/President_Barack_Obama.jpg[/img]...
(´・ω・`) Interviews 17 6,759 01-17-2015, 09:53 AM
  Thread: [Suggestion] [Low priority] APP.NET Alpha account
Post: [Suggestion] [Low priority] APP.NET Alpha account

Uh, I think SS has a pretty active presence on Twitter, but FB not really aside from the group. --Sapphire
(´・ω・`) Help, Support & Suggestions 4 3,143 01-17-2015, 09:45 AM
  Thread: Furry drawings
Post: Furry drawings

MyPaint and a drawing tablet would do you a lot of good.
(´・ω・`) Original Artwork/Writing 44 19,289 01-06-2015, 06:01 PM
  Thread: Shmups megathread
Post: Shmups megathread

^ troll, obvious troll ^ That said Ikaruga is actually a decent game and it has an excellent PC port too. Ikaruga for PC
(´・ω・`) Games 6 4,392 12-27-2014, 02:22 AM
  Thread: Shmups megathread
Post: Shmups megathread

For discussion of the best game, and other games as well. ;) Chanku and WSD should know what I'm talking about. Anyways, a few links before I give the thread over to the others. Questions are openl...
(´・ω・`) Games 6 4,392 12-26-2014, 11:07 AM
  Thread: Recipe megathread
Post: Recipe megathread

Get cooking. This is the official thread for all SS-approved recipes. If a recipe achieves particular infamy, it will be split into it's own thread. Now get cooking! (I've got nothing :P) Also ple...
(´・ω・`) Food & Cooking 0 1,869 12-17-2014, 03:48 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

Strawmen you mean ;) I'll assure you there's more than one.
(´・ω・`) Games 9,783 1,096,251 12-09-2014, 03:46 AM
  Thread: ThinkPad is working again, BUT...
Post: ThinkPad is working again, BUT...

And it's dead for good. Of course, I knew this a week or two ago, but I never bothered posting it.
(´・ω・`) General Talk 4 1,624 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: Arcade

You seem to be missing the more obvious question. Why would I want to emulate a PS4, other then for shock value and to get SCEA's lawyers on my tail? I have much better things to play, hell, much be...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 21 7,943 11-10-2014, 12:01 PM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: RE: Arcade

(11-10-2014 10:18 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  In my day we played pinball in KISS and AC/DC t-shirts. Then Space Invaders and punk rock took it to a whole new level. We used to meet up in the arcade an...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 21 7,943 11-10-2014, 10:19 AM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: Arcade

Code: Yeah, because PCs emulate the PS3 and the Xbox Classic PERFECTLY FINE! KFC pls. Xbox Classic doesn't have much worthwhile that isn't already on PC anyways, and as for PS3 emulation, let's just...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 21 7,943 11-10-2014, 09:23 AM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: Arcade

Quote:What would make one successful? (part 3) Nothing short of a dramatic change in mindset from the average gamer. This is where Japan comes in. Japan, with it's unique combination of hyperurban...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 21 7,943 11-10-2014, 09:14 AM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: Arcade

But anyways, here are my serious rambling thoughts on the matter. (part 1) Quote:Have you ever been to an arcade? Yes and no. I've been to plenty of barcades and seen arcade cabinets featured as a ...
(´・ω・`) General Talk 21 7,943 11-10-2014, 09:05 AM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/T0nyRES.png[/IMG]
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 11-10-2014, 08:51 AM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: Arcade

>implying you don't try to 1cc scrubs plz ;_;
(´・ω・`) General Talk 21 7,943 11-10-2014, 08:51 AM
  Thread: Threads not loading. This thread will load - please read.
Post: Threads not loading. This thread will load - plea...

#mybbcankissmyass Seriously. PunBB, SMF, anything would be better then stinking MyBB at this point.
(´・ω・`) Help, Support & Suggestions 3 1,870 10-17-2014, 02:44 AM
  Thread: You know you're bored and have no life when...
Post: You know you're bored and have no life when...

You know you're bored and have no life when you pimp out a Pentium 4 with 512MB of RAM and Windows XP, actually enjoying yourself in the process. (That, or my ThinkPad R61 has a broken keyboard. Tak...
(´・ω・`) Games 14 4,065 10-14-2014, 07:05 AM
  Thread: I Just Don't Give A F*** (Poem I Wrote)
Post: I Just Don't Give A F*** (Poem I Wrote)

Welp, I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.
(´・ω・`) Original Artwork/Writing 9 6,283 10-12-2014, 01:46 AM
  Thread: Back-ish
Post: Back-ish

Welcome back.
(´・ω・`) Welcome! 1 1,094 10-11-2014, 04:35 AM
  Thread: The School Survival Movement: Abolish Compulsory Schooling
Post: The Abolish Compulsory Schooling Movement

Hah, Brainiac. I just had half a Hersheys bar myself (split with my mom, of course).
(´・ω・`) School Talk 123 75,427 10-10-2014, 02:11 AM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

I uninstalled 4DO shortly after that screenshot was taken.
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 10-09-2014, 06:05 PM
  Thread: ThinkPad is working again, BUT...
Post: ThinkPad is working again, BUT...

ThinkPads are the Volvo 240 of computers... :| As for when it'll finally decide to crap out, I don't know. Hopefully at a good time for Walter. --Neue
(´・ω・`) General Talk 4 1,624 10-08-2014, 11:44 PM
  Thread: ThinkPad is working again, BUT...
Post: ThinkPad is working again, BUT...

Up arrow key is broken. A replacement keyboard will be on it's way soon. --Neue
(´・ω・`) General Talk 4 1,624 10-08-2014, 07:59 PM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: Deskshots

well fuck you i'm back on eos. also, cirno :) [IMG]http://a.pomf.se/yvbfve.png[/IMG]
(´・ω・`) General Talk 126 62,522 10-06-2014, 06:46 AM

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