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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

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  Thread: National History Day Project
Post: National History Day Project

Hi guys, I haven't checked in in a while. So for World History, I am supposed to have been working on a National History Day topic involving anything besides America this entire semester. The theme i...
Jacob Homework Help & Answers 6 4,043 12-24-2014, 11:47 AM
  Thread: Parenting Guide: How to deal with bad grades. by crazyguy562's parents
Post: RE: Parenting Guide: How to deal with bad grades. ...

Are you sure this isn't published somewhere else and my parents have a copy? Seriously
Jacob School Talk 16 4,431 05-16-2014, 01:03 PM
  Thread: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof
Post: RE: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof

I knew I probably should have clarified more, but I was worried if it was too long no one would read the whole thing. So let me clarify more and respond to a few things, and then give an update as to ...
Jacob School Talk 11 4,123 05-16-2014, 12:47 PM
  Thread: I can relate to this...
Post: RE: I can relate to this...

I fixed the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRjSVNYlwBE
Jacob Movies/TV/Videos/Books 2 1,268 05-15-2014, 11:21 AM
  Thread: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof
Post: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof

So I kinda wanna just give an update on my crush and I's relationship. I'm not exactly asking for advice, because I *think* I kinda know what to do? If you want to give advice though, feel free to. Th...
Jacob School Talk 11 4,123 05-15-2014, 11:13 AM
  Thread: Prayer during high school graduation?
Post: RE: Prayer during high school graduation?

That's actually against the law. A government institution isn't allowed to publicly endorse Christianity by praying...or doing anything that endorses it. If everyone in your town is religious, then it...
Jacob School Talk 17 3,703 05-15-2014, 10:42 AM
  Thread: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valentine?
Post: RE: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Va...

@Brainiac: It's the middle of the winter haha, there was even just a snowstorm recently. No flowers in gardens. I pretty much tried everything I could do in my power. But idk, maybe it's good I'm not...
Jacob School Talk 15 5,109 02-18-2014, 12:40 PM
  Thread: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valentine?
Post: RE: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Va...

Yea that's kinda what I've been doing haha...trust me I'm not the kind of person that waits to ask someone out, whenever I want to I just go ahead and do it. It's just this girl is so confusing haha. ...
Jacob School Talk 15 5,109 02-18-2014, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valentine?
Post: RE: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Va...

UPDATE (If anyone cares) Tried calling her shortly after I posted it. No answer. Sent a text message. Never got a response. I found out that she was hanging out with a friend, but still. My story w...
Jacob School Talk 15 5,109 02-18-2014, 12:03 PM
  Thread: My artwork
Post: RE: My artwork

Holy shit you are good....I thought those were real pictures at first, great job
Jacob Original Artwork/Writing 13 4,065 02-15-2014, 06:26 AM
  Thread: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valentine?
Post: RE: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Va...

Is that saying you agree with what SubCulture said? haha
Jacob School Talk 15 5,109 02-15-2014, 06:14 AM
  Thread: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valentine?
Post: RE: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Va...

I'm 15, thanks for responding btw.
Jacob School Talk 15 5,109 02-15-2014, 06:05 AM
  Thread: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valentine?
Post: Snow Day Today!! When do I ask her to be my Valent...

There's a girl I've been friends for a while, and I wanted to ask her to be my valentine on valentines day. However it's been snowing since Wednesday & will continue until Saturday. I don't have ...
Jacob School Talk 15 5,109 02-15-2014, 05:58 AM
  Thread: Small town religious school(s)
Post: RE: Small town religious school(s)

Dude that suckssssssssssss. I'd go fucking crazy haha....or I'd go to a school assembly, talk about how stupid Christianity in front of everyone, and then move the next day haha.
Jacob School Talk 31 10,013 02-15-2014, 05:40 AM
  Thread: Got my school report thingy
Post: RE: Got my school report thingy

(02-08-2014 02:59 AM)Ferigeras Wrote:  Crystal Math = 5 HAHA I thought that said crystal meth for a second.... And glad your mom didn't freak out haha
Jacob School Talk 5 3,448 02-08-2014, 10:09 AM
  Thread: Why I hate Textbooks
Post: RE: Why I hate Textbooks

Agreed 100%, especially when you don't even use the textbook, or you only use it every once in a while. For my English class, we used our textbook one time this year. :/ My school needs to get iPads f...
Jacob School Talk 22 6,255 02-06-2014, 12:09 PM
  Thread: Shit's starting to hit the fan
Post: RE: Shit's starting to hit the fan

This sums me up perfectly, except instead of not eating enough food, I'm eating way too much food. I eat tons of snack food and coffee at school. Don't really have much food at my house... Same with ...
Jacob School Talk 19 6,027 01-29-2014, 11:06 AM
  Thread: Midterms & Procrastination
Post: Midterms & Procrastination

For the last week, I've been telling myself I am going to study- I am going to go home and open those books and learn everything for the midterms so I can get some decent grades. Or at least I'm going...
Jacob School Talk 2 1,580 01-25-2014, 07:32 AM
  Thread: My school reduced the next summer break by a month...
Post: RE: My school reduced the next summer break by a m...

My school starts after Labor Day in September. Personally, I'd prefer to have school in August, therefore the first semester ends in December before Christmas break. You come back from Christmas break...
Jacob School Talk 21 6,803 01-24-2014, 12:46 PM
  Thread: What would your parents do to you if you got in a fight at school?
Post: RE: What would your parents do to you if you got i...

My dad told me he wouldn't care as long as I didn't start it. He used to get into fights all the time in school.
Jacob School Talk 15 5,131 01-24-2014, 12:06 PM
  Thread: Turnitin.com?
Post: RE: Turnitin.com?

Yea, it's fucking stupid. It also allows deadline-obsessed teachers an excuse for not accepting work. I had a science lab due on a Friday at 9pm, so I turned it in at 9pm on the friday. No clarify: no...
Jacob School Talk 13 13,505 01-24-2014, 10:07 AM

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