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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.

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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So I updated MyBB and it re-enabled posting at the same time, so the forums are back up a bit earlier than I planned... but no matter, it's all good.

I made a new theme, called SS 2.0, if it didn't get auto-selected for you, then go check it out:
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I'll make some more threads about some other new stuffs soon.

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I am curious to see how this develops further. A good deal of oldfags aren't very excited about the forums reopening, but I for one am pretty happy if a bit skeptical as to how things will progress.

All I can say is, even if it doesn't work out, thanks for giving it another go, Soul.

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Let's see how this works out... although I think I'm staying at Luna's forums
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(08-02-2012 05:31 AM)bulgarianlion Wrote:  Let's see how this works out... although I think I'm staying at Luna's forums

I hope you don't, we all miss you here so much, forum is nothing without you!!!

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(08-02-2012 10:06 AM)LedoS Wrote:  
(08-02-2012 05:31 AM)bulgarianlion Wrote:  Let's see how this works out... although I think I'm staying at Luna's forums

I hope you don't, we all miss you here so much, forum is nothing without you!!!

Nah, just kidding. Fu

Actually bulgar reformed very much since being on lunatics forums. In fact I honestly don't think ANY of his posts referred to shit or piss.
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Ah come on, I just bought my domain name.
It's fine, though; it was just 13 bucks.
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Interesting.

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(08-02-2012 03:13 PM)Lunatic Wrote:  Ah come on, I just bought my domain name.
It's fine, though; it was just 13 bucks.

I have no intention of making your forums obsolete. I know some people even said they'd prefer to stay there. I'll keep linking to it.

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I'll be active on both.

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Love the new theme!

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(08-04-2012 10:33 AM)OmegaWolf747 Wrote:  Love the new theme!

Thank you, kind sir. I made it by ripping out bits and pieces of other themes I had already installed, and pasting them all together. Giggle

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Didn't like the new theme so I just reverted back to the Default (Blue and white?).

Anyway, I can't wait to see how the SS 1.0 community redevelops. Give it a month or 2 and there will be a lot of new blood in this place.
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(08-05-2012 06:48 AM)marktheshark Wrote:  Didn't like the new theme so I just reverted back to the Default (Blue and white?).
Which is precisely why we have a whole bunch of themes Biggrin

(08-05-2012 06:48 AM)marktheshark Wrote:  Anyway, I can't wait to see how the SS 1.0 community redevelops. Give it a month or 2 and there will be a lot of new blood in this place.
Yup. More people will show up once school starts again in the US.

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The forums is back? Glad to see it back.

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Is anyone intending on staying on whatever the other one is and not SS?

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(08-13-2012 01:08 PM)The Wrote:  Is anyone intending on staying on whatever the other one is and not SS?

I'm probably going to stay on both of these forums. I'm pretty sure that a lot of veteran SS members will stay in the other forums and a lot of the newcomers might stay here. Give it a few months, and both forums will have communities very, very different from each other.

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I'm staying at Luna's forums but I'll be coming here once in a while.
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Ima go to both.

The other SS just isn't getting any new members.

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I'll stay here and train the newcomers in independent thinking

But ill be much more active on Scholastic Dementia

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Nice to see the forums back. I'm liking the new layout. What made you re-enable posting/update MyBB, Soul?

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Well, lots of people do need to have a place to talk openly about school without being ridiculed... So I knew I had to put it back.

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Ah. Thanks. Pretty sure I can say that it means a lot to all of us, even if it's a huge workload on you to be Head-Admin.

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It's not really much of a workload anymore. I have backup in the form of the Almighty Ignore Button. Razz

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Id say I missed this, but then I might be lieing.

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lol, welcome back. xD

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nope, slowpoke made it on time for once...you were coming to this year's running of the bulls right?

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there shall be bulls, and you shall have to run from them...is this not what you wanted?

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Better than being up to my ankles in their crap every time someone tries to teach me something at school.

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