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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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SoulRiser Offline
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About the downtime

My host changed the IP without giving me any advance warning. So I had to email them to have them tell me what to change it to. Stabhead

So anyway, it's up again now, but I'm pissed off at their incompetence, so I will be moving to another host sometime.

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I'm glad you could get it sorted out, and share your disappointment in our current host. Good luck finding a more reasonable one.

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About the downtime

I already know where I'm gonna be moving to. I'm done with shared hosting - gonna move all my sites to a $50 VPS @ WiredTree.com. I already have a $100 hybrid VPS there for hosting Hardware Compare, and it's by far the most reliable service I've ever had. If there's even a 1% chance that there might be some downtime in the future, I get an email about it. There usually isn't any downtime. I like it when everything just works. They even installed some custom stuff for me.

As an extra bonus, we'll be able to handle a lot more users at once.

Just need to figure out if they can set up the DNS the way I want it, or if I have to use something else for that.

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That's good. I came on here last night and was scared that this was the end of School Survival. Hopefully your new host will be better than this.
05-18-2014 12:48 AM
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I thought SS was DEAD!

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Serriously that's horrible hosting practices, if the IP is changing then EMAIL THE USER ABOUT IT.

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This was scary. There's been at least a downtime almost every year, looking at the "possibly related threads" window below this thread. I thought SS was gone. :(

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Oh wow. More epic nostalgia down there.

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I nearly died from lack of SS.
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I thought my epic-ness shred the very fabric of this site.

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