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The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

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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School Survival is older than I was when I started it
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School Survival is older than I was when I started it

SS turned 17 on the 14th of March. I was 16 when I started working on it. Laugh

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Its catching up to me! I must INCREASE TIME DILATION!

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School Survival is older than I was when I started it

I've been here over a year and SS is about 2 1/2 years older than me.

schoolsux's countdown until school ends:

177 days until i get out of freshman year (aka hell)
1280 days until I get out of prison (aka school)

(as of november 28, 2016)

also Fu school

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God damn this site could get a driver's license or even drink in some countries.

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Truly a long lived site it is.

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I had no idea SSF had been around for so long Biggrin Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday SS! I don't think I could ever do anything like "put this behind me". SS articulated all of my negative thoughts about school years ago and I'm happy there's a community for people like us. It feels great knowing I'm not alone and never will be. Smile

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I couldn't leave this site - not yet at least. Even 18 I still have unfinished business here.

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Happy birthday SS !
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RE: School Survival is older than I was when I started it

Its really a late reply, but....
Happy Birthday School Survival!

Ooh, this site is actually 2yrs 2 months older than me.......
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That awkward feeling when a site is older than you.

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RE: School Survival is older than I was when I started it

(*Laughs Loudly*)

I think most of the sites I browse on are older than me, so well, its awkward for me when a site is newer than me, if I know it...

Anyways, this site is awesome. Even if I only use it in Mobile Version, because I don't have a Laptop and my computer is packed inside a box under the bed because of my 3yr old brother...
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School Survival is older than I was when I started it

You know, a site this old ought to have a Gopher presence or something. lol
Anyway, congrats for this monumental occasion! Biggrin

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Gopher stuff was kind of already on the way out when I started SS. But I did dabble in Usenet quite a bit back in the day, before it got horribly overrun by spam and porn.

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Firefox has a fully functioning Gopher plugin Smile

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