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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.

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Hi I'm new here. Is there anything I should know?

There is something you should know. It's Dead from the future. You're a piece of shit.
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Nope, if you know anything at all you know more than most of this bunch.

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Lol ok thanks
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Also my name's Wes. I'm what one calls an "oldfag" and you are a "newfag." I've been here since 2007 when I was screaming anarchy and trying to figure out why my mom didn't want me looking at nekkid women on the computer. I never could figure that out...

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Welcome to School Survival.

Also, I've detected a massive quantity of sanity in your first post (you asked a question that would be deemed a pretty wise thing to ask on every forum ever). You don't need sanity here; get rid of it.

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I wish I could
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Don't get rid of your sanity. That'd be insane.

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By the way this is the first forum I've ever joined so that's why I haven't really said much :/
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How did you make your way here?

And, welcome.

I've been here and away since 2006. I've been digging in more deeply lately after a while away, and figuring out how to do a documentary series about this whole question of factory model schools vs. learner-centered learning.

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I found this site while googling "school sucks" lol. I've been reading on here for a while but I just never bothered to join. Today I pretty much just randomly decided to join and here I am
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Ahh yes, I recall googling "I fucking hate school" and this popped up. Others may have been revolted by what I searched, I say it was a pretty damn good idea.

Anyways hello. Play any good video games lately?
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I just wrote "hate school" and this site came up(along with advertisement for those "Is your child struggling in school?" stuff)

Hello. Welcome. That's all I've got say.

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(03-15-2013 12:43 PM)Trapacity Wrote:  Play any good video games lately?

Not really, I used to share an Xbox with my brother but it broke.
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I hear that happens often with the Xbox.

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Yeah it's happened to a couple of my friends. I don't know what happened to it exactly though.
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It's just Microsoft fking around with you so you spend more of your money, is my assumption.
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Hi there! Wave

As you may have noticed, we're a bit odd over here. Do you like odd people? They're delicious.

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(03-16-2013 09:03 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hi there! Wave

As you may have noticed, we're a bit odd over here. Do you like odd people? They're delicious.

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(03-15-2013 10:54 AM)Dead Wrote:  I found this site while googling "school sucks" lol.

Me too! Anyways welcome! What do you like to do in your spare time?

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I'm running things since I'm the teacher.

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You've walked into the wrong club monsieur.

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(03-17-2013 06:35 AM)Lollipopgirl Wrote:  What do you like to do in your spare time?

Listen to music, read, attempt to write stuff sometimes even though I suck, hang out with friends, attempt to play drums even though I suck at that too.
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1) I love your name

2) knowing you suck is half the battle

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(03-17-2013 08:25 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  1) I love your name

2) knowing you suck is half the battle

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You can't suck at drumming. The only time you suck at drumming is if you can't hit the drum(If that's the case, get a bigger drum. A lot bigger). Smile

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(03-17-2013 08:42 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  You can't suck at drumming. The only time you suck at drumming is if you can't hit the drum(If that's the case, get a bigger drum. A lot bigger). Smile

Lol true. I'm just having some trouble in keeping the rhythm but after some more practice I'll get better (I hope).
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Anyone who can hit a drum can be a drummer, but it takes talent to be a percussionist.

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Or play a banjo.

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(03-17-2013 09:07 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Or play a banjo.

My dad used to play the banjo. But then he never got his banjo back from his ex...

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