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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.


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: What is the worst thing teachers have done to you?
Post: RE: What is the worst thing teachers have done to ...

(05-07-2015 11:09 PM)Netto Wrote:   (02-26-2015 11:50 AM)Ilija.m Wrote:  Everything yelling screaming reading from a PowerPoint presentation asking weird questions hatred towards students ...
TheSharkReturns School Talk 51 23,023 05-08-2015, 06:03 PM
  Thread: Bus driver resigned after refusing to let kids off.
Post: Bus driver resigned after refusing to let kids off... Quote:An Arizona bus driver resigned following an investigation after he refused to let elementary students off the bus last month because they w...
TheSharkReturns News 13 4,246 05-07-2015, 03:48 PM
  Thread: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network
Post: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

I remember a few years ago, a friend who was still in Junior High at the time (I went to the same school as he did, but graduated much earlier than him) told me that the filters on the school laptops ...
TheSharkReturns School Talk 37 20,965 04-13-2015, 02:49 AM
  Thread: Any mature students in college/uni. here?
Post: Any mature students in college/uni. here?

Yeah. I currently have American History as well as a PLC course for this semester. I had an class for optics and sensors, but I'm already finished with that over a month ago since it was only an 8-wee...
TheSharkReturns School Talk 14 3,796 04-07-2015, 12:04 PM
  Thread: when did you discover school survival
Post: when did you discover school survival

Like many people, I googled "I hate school" & came across this site back around 2011 or so. I was a HS Senior at the time.
TheSharkReturns School Talk 40 17,111 09-30-2014, 03:15 PM
  Thread: xbox 360 games
Post: xbox 360 games

I don't like the 360 too much, but there's still a few games I would recommend: Raiden Fighters Aces - A collection of old mid-90's shmups. They're still very fun to play today. DeathSmiles - A coo...
TheSharkReturns Games 8 3,713 07-02-2014, 12:08 PM
  Thread: Cave shooters
Post: Cave shooters

So far, I have Deathsmiles & Akai Katana for the 360 & both are awesome. I'm planning to get Espgaluda II &/or DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou. 360 is pretty much the best HD system for shmups thes...
TheSharkReturns Games 7 3,067 04-10-2014, 12:31 PM
  Thread: So...introduction is in order.
Post: So...introduction is in order.

Hey, guys. Some of you may or may not remember me as "marktheshark" on my old account on these forums. I created a new account since my other one wouldn't let me post or make PM's a few days ago. I kn...
TheSharkReturns Welcome! 11 3,071 03-30-2014, 07:53 PM

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