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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.

-SoulRiser

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Hello Friends,
I am John from United States. I have completed my High School Education from Stanley High School. I have recently activated my account. I like the layout of this forum it is really nice.
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Hello... How did you like school?

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* SoulRiser thinks you signed up just to post that link.

But congrats on making it look reasonably legit, unlike all the black magic spambots we get here from time to time.

I might just let you keep it just because it's actually somewhat relevant.

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* brainiac3397 is suspiciously suspicious(woot double points)

Hello.

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Welcome to School Survival.

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They're getting smarter....

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Thanks to all for welcome me.
I like my school all teachers are co-operative and helpful.
I shared this link to let you know my school. I am here to enjoy this forum.
Thanks again.
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I think you misunderstand us. While a number of us here are avid learners, most of us are greatly disillusioned with school; we're a support forum intended to help people cope with the sorry state of education, not to advertise.

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As I say, they're getting smarter. John Pattet, your English is dodgy to say the least.

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