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"Voices of School Survival"

I have been trying to figure out a way to get the voices of kids who hate school out to a wider audience. People need to see that not only do many kids hate school, but their feelings are entirely reasonable and understandable....even smart.

What I'd like to do is start a Facebook "page" called Voices of School Survival. I'll take some of your posts and put them in a meme image, and post them on this page, which people can "like" and share.

How great woudl it be to get, like, a few thousand likes!

I would like to create a mechanism for getting permission from the individuals whose words I use in the quotes. I'll always use your screen name, and with your permission, put your age as well.


I'll take quotes from the boards, chats and hangouts, and you will NEVER see one of yours appear without permission. I don't want to cramp anyone's style, that would be really bad.

Any thoughts on this?

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I like it a lot.

This place has always been a wondrous haven for those seeking relief from school, and anything related that they're missing to keep them sane, like a social life or like-minded individuals that are willing to talk and hangout with them.

That being said, it's also always had one problem: visibility. Nobody finds this place without some sort of recommendation or pointed finger, and that makes the potential number of people we can help dwindle. If you can help get the message of SS out, that would work really well for the purpose of these forums.

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Excellent idea! I will help share all of these images Biggrin

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8k+ posts here. Take as ye will. My style is so cramped you can't get any more beyond a singularity like mine.

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Here is the design I wanted to use, what do you think?

https://www.facebook.com/voicesofschoolsurvival

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Lisa, this is such a damned awesome idea!

Feel free to use my threads, quotes, etc. I'm more than proud.

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Hansgrohe, you rock.

how old are you by the way? I'd like to put your age.

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Fear my quotes!

Unless you pick out some of the more lucid stuff. If you could filter by thanks it'd probably be easier but I don't think that's possible...

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This is a great idea, we could actually reach a lot of people with this.

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(01-11-2015 08:27 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  [Image: waWqGtE.jpg?1]

One gripe I had with this is:
"..become lifeless cogs.. that never changes" but I think you purposefully kept that.

Other than that, there's a chance it might take off, but it requires a lot of time spent searching for quotes that aren't.. well, horrible, not to mention the fact that SS may become quite a limited and depleted resource and you might have to expand... somewhere else.
Until then, good luuuuck.
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Brainiac, unless you specifically give me blanket permission, I'll run any quote I see by the author before publishing!

Hey--also--if you read something that you think is meaningful (and short) and packs a punch, send it to me!

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You have my quilted blanket permission to place underneath your duvet.

Wait...nope but you still have the blanket of permission to quote at will(or at predetermined depending in your belief of free will)

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lisa, I'm 17 about to be 18 in August.

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I would really enjoy if you used some of my quotes too Smile

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Thanks guys! Smile

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You can use mine
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I'm 16 btw if you ever use one of mine.

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I'll go back through your posts. Smile

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I like it!
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Lisa I would like to contribute if at all possible. I am 22 and had a hell of a time throughout high school dealing with homophobia. I would like to share the legal aspects as well for those who may find themselves entangled in such a situation. I successfully received an out of court settlement as an adult from the events which occurred. I can only speak in generalities as I am under a non disclosure agreement. But still feel I could add valuable insight.

PM me if interested.

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You can totally use anything I've ever said, if anything I said actually counts, since I'm old and stuff. Razz

Oh, and I'm not American either... you said in the description that it's for students in America... :( This is a global issue...

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Oh....I should get rid of the American description...I don't usually do that....

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(01-12-2015 10:46 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  [Image: wuZBhYH.jpg?1]

You think you have it bad?
I get grounded if I have a grade below a 84

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Punishment for getting bad grades...I just don't know what to think about that.

It's like people don't even consider what learning means...and how little sense it makes to punish kids for NOT DOING IT.

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You can use any of my stuff if you want. I'm 17, will be for a while yet.

Also, My doings on this website are secret to my parents, so I will not be interacting with this fb page.

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I wanted to add that too because my family and people from my school would see me interacting with the fb page.
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