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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

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. Send me a message if you'd like to keep in touch with me & Steve.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


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I need to move SS to its new VPS.

And since there's more drama than anything else going on at the moment, I'll probably leave 'em down for a while... at least a week.

Go sort all your issues out on IRC or whatever... or, even better, just ignore it and go do something productive. The SSN has plenty that needs doing.

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I hope that this "break" will be good for you.
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Ah, okay. I hope this new virtual private server is more reliable than the one we have now.

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(07-25-2014 02:39 AM)DoA Wrote:  Ah, okay. I hope this new virtual private server moderator is more reliable than the one we have now.

Cool, cool cool cool.
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(07-25-2014 02:41 AM)Username Wrote:  
(07-25-2014 02:39 AM)DoA Wrote:  Ah, okay. I hope this new virtual private server moderator is more reliable than the one we have now.

Cool, cool cool cool.

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At least a week? *Shrug* But I just started becoming more active again! This sucks. Brickwall

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The SSN/Screenstorming forums linked at http://network.school-survival.org/ssn/ can be one alternative in the meantime.

Let's also chat and do hangouts, and focus on getting SS and SSN in shape for the new school year.

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(07-25-2014 02:51 AM)SirMarty Wrote:  At least a week? *Shrug* But I just started becoming more active again! This sucks. Brickwall

Yeah, I know the timing sucks in this case. But there's so much other shit I think everyone could use a break from...

Do please join us on IRC and the other places. Help the wiki, SSN, whatever... this is not a downtime, we're all still around, just hopefully not going to be bickering so much.

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(07-25-2014 02:49 AM)DoA Wrote:  Hue

I'm serious, if you get remodded dude, then I will seriously start to think about what the fuck is going on in Soul's mind.

I'll start to think if its because of your obedience, or some other quality that would grant you such a generous act of mercy.
This forum is in a fucking shambles dude, and you are one of the main benefactors of its downfall in popularity with most of the core userbase, y'know, because you banned them.
The core userbase, which proved to be nothing more than a bunch of flamebaiting, tormenting, and problematic individuals. I will not name names, but good riddance. They proved to be more of a liability than an asset when it came to this forum's movement and philosophies.

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(07-25-2014 02:51 AM)SirMarty Wrote:  At least a week? *Shrug* But I just started becoming more active again! This sucks. Brickwall

Yeah, I know the timing sucks in this case. But there's so much other shit I think everyone could use a break from...

Do please join us on IRC and the other places. Help the wiki, SSN, whatever... this is not a downtime, we're all still around, just hopefully not going to be bickering so much.
What is the IRC to be exact? I keep hearing about it but is it some sort of chatroom? I'd rather remain here on the forums because this is where I started and this is where I want the anti-school movement to begin.

I don't want our community to be scattered around different forums and websites because it doesn't help us at all.

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(07-25-2014 03:51 AM)SirMarty Wrote:  What is the IRC to be exact? I keep hearing about it but is it some sort of chatroom? I'd rather remain here on the forums because this is where I started and this is where I want the anti-school movement to begin.

I don't want our community to be scattered around different forums and websites because it doesn't help us at all.
IRC is the chatroom. Easiest way in is here:
http://www.school-survival.net/webchat.php

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All I had to do was pathetically attempt to insult you to get you to say something constructive?

But you're probably right about that, as much as I hate to admit it. Figures that no one has anything to say about what the hell I should do now that I've made that realization.

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