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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: Non-driving
Post: Non-driving

What do you mean you don't like riding in giant metal death machines? I wish I had a driver's license so I could drive wherever I wanted, all with the hopes that I may one day get into a car accident...
Smokey General Talk 38 11,078 10-07-2015, 02:33 AM
  Thread: Shmups megathread
Post: RE: Shmups megathread

I managed to 1cc daifukkatsu in demul the other day with type A - bomb style. Preddy epic shit, even if I didn't beat my PB
Smokey Games 6 4,423 09-04-2015, 07:10 AM
  Thread: Children Who Are Spanked Have Lower IQs
Post: RE: Children Who Are Spanked Have Lower IQs

Maybe if they stopped being stupid they wouldn't get spanked ;)
Smokey Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 14 3,820 08-28-2015, 10:26 AM
  Thread: The morning after I killed myself
Post: RE: The morning after I killed myself

Lol kill yourself for real next time
Smokey Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,745 08-26-2015, 10:55 AM
  Thread: Join the chat
Post: Join the chat

We are SoulRiser's courtiers. We are sorry that our lady has opened such a stupid THREAD. After the last war we had completely lost, our lady got mental illness. Everyday, she kidnaps boys from the vi...
Smokey General Talk 11 2,275 08-25-2015, 10:32 PM
  Thread: Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class
Post: Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class

The thing I didn't like about forced reading is that we were forced to read as a class; as in, the teacher would read, then pick someone else to read and so on. I don't want to have to slow down or re...
Smokey School Talk 26 12,359 08-24-2015, 07:42 AM
  Thread: True or False? Most parents do not want to intentionally hurt their children
Post: True or False? Most parents do not want to intenti...

Arrest the parents because children can do no wrong and probably learned that behavior from them. They just don't know better, man.
Smokey Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 8 3,639 08-10-2015, 07:31 AM
  Thread: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test
Post: RE: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test

But why? My guess is they get burnt out by the social aspects of school. Introverts have a limit to how much they enjoy socializing, and when that limit is passed, it becomes work, effectively giving ...
Smokey Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 293 169,748 07-30-2015, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Shmups megathread
Post: RE: Shmups megathread

Crimzon Clover is shit Anyways, just today I found out you could emulate some of CAVE's arcade games in demul, including Daifukkatsu which I've been wanting to play for a long while. I honestly thoug...
Smokey Games 6 4,423 07-30-2015, 04:17 AM
  Thread: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test
Post: RE: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test

Quote:ESFJ Extravert(62%) Sensing(7%) Feeling(56%) Judging(22%) You have distinct preference of Extraversion over Introversion (62%) You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (7...
Smokey Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 293 169,748 07-30-2015, 03:56 AM

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