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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.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


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  Thread: How is the food at your school?
Post: RE: How is the food at your school?

It's just normal food but blander on all possible levels.
Lady A School Talk 107 39,951 04-18-2017, 12:03 PM
  Thread: Need help with homework?
Post: Need help with homework?

Do you happen to know anything about trig or geometry?
Lady A Homework Help & Answers 16 5,071 02-18-2017, 10:12 AM
  Thread: Truancy and Illness
Post: Truancy and Illness

I'm not sure if negative attention will work or not. However, I will be gathering different cases from students I know, including evidence of these events, and eventually confront the school about it....
Lady A Youth Rights 8 2,703 02-09-2017, 08:04 AM
  Thread: TunnelBear VPN
Post: TunnelBear VPN

Hmm, do you have a list of what VPNs you've tried? Maybe I could find a common thread between the ones you find/use and attempt to find out that's different? Also include if the VPNs you're using are ...
Lady A School Talk 2 1,406 02-09-2017, 08:01 AM
  Thread: Need help with homework?
Post: Need help with homework?

That's actually extremely interesting to hear! I should really do my research on the different school systems around the world. It'd be nice to see how places differ and what actually works and what d...
Lady A Homework Help & Answers 16 5,071 02-09-2017, 07:58 AM
  Thread: Springboard.
Post: Springboard.

You burned your springboard books too? My friend happens to own an area that contains a fire pit and we all planned to burn our springboard books at the end of the year last year. As much as I dislike...
Lady A School Talk 9 3,831 02-09-2017, 07:56 AM
  Thread: Springboard.
Post: Springboard.

Okay, let's admit it: Barely anybody likes springboard. At the very least, the students and teachers I know don't. BUT. Let's talk about it. Do you guys like springboard, hate springboard? This is ...
Lady A School Talk 9 3,831 02-08-2017, 08:26 AM
  Thread: Need help with homework?
Post: Need help with homework?

I've got to ask, what grade or year are you in? Or are you already done with school? (Although there wouldn't be that many reasons why you'd stick around on these forums.)
Lady A Homework Help & Answers 16 5,071 02-08-2017, 08:16 AM
  Thread: Emailing Teachers Personally
Post: Emailing Teachers Personally

Thanks for the replies, guys! I think I'm going to email her soon, and hopefully it'll all end well and nobody gets upset. Thanks though!
Lady A School Talk 9 2,635 02-08-2017, 08:10 AM
  Thread: Emailing Teachers Personally
Post: Emailing Teachers Personally

I was given a teacher's personal email when I left middleschool--and I've now found it again. This teacher honestly the best teacher I've ever had, offering tutoring, making class fun, allowing kids t...
Lady A School Talk 9 2,635 02-07-2017, 06:13 AM
  Thread: Truancy and Illness
Post: Truancy and Illness

I think the truancy policy at my school is bullshit. (I hope this is the right section to post this in.) One of my friends is chronically ill, has thousands of doctor's notes from multiple doctors co...
Lady A Youth Rights 8 2,703 02-07-2017, 05:46 AM
  Thread: I never knew a place like this existed.
Post: I never knew a place like this existed.

I totally agree. It's nice to see some like-minded people on a website and just be able to TALK and complain about the dominant stressor in most of our teenage lives: School. Plus, hey, we all agree ...
Lady A Welcome! 11 3,918 02-07-2017, 05:20 AM

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