RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

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.

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.

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


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
School Survival on Reddit
Author Message
xcriteria Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 3,093
Joined: Oct 2005
Thanks: 814
Given 930 thank(s) in 612 post(s)
Post: #31
School Survival on Reddit

I think this is a really good idea, the more places School Survival is, the better. A lot of people prefer various sites (like Reddit) so that's the best way to reach them.

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

Hidden stuff:
08-14-2016 12:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Ky , SoulRiser , (´・ω・`) , Ilija.m
Ky Offline
Shadow

Posts: 5,201
Joined: Aug 2012
Thanks: 1798
Given 1467 thank(s) in 972 post(s)
Post: #32
RE: School Survival on Reddit

(08-14-2016 12:52 AM)xcriteria Wrote:  I think this is a really good idea, the more places School Survival is, the better. A lot of people prefer various sites (like Reddit) so that's the best way to reach them.

Eyyy, welcome back!

Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
08-14-2016 03:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
(´・ω・`) Offline
Pariah

Posts: 502
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 270
Given 100 thank(s) in 72 post(s)
Post: #33
School Survival on Reddit

This is actually a very good idea, and I'm glad you all went through with this. My suggestion would be fleshing out the wiki (reddit has the ability to do static pages and infodumps) part a bit more with recommended links and such, along with maybe producing OC when the time comes. If you want to add me as a mod or w/e, I'm ACE_Recliner on reddit.

Hidden stuff:


"Miku, give me back my brother dang it!" --Trilobite Boy, in one of his most signature moods ^_~

Quote:<sug> i dont think ive ever been an atheist
<sug> i worship the superplayer

Returned after years hiatus.
08-14-2016 08:58 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Ky , SoulRiser
Avatar Korra Offline
There is no cause of anything

Posts: 342
Joined: Jan 2017
Thanks: 1491
Given 204 thank(s) in 143 post(s)
Post: #34
School Survival on Reddit

Bumping as a reminder that this exists.
Link again:
https://www.reddit.com/r/School_Survival/

"I’M BEGGING YOU, PRINCE ZUKO! It’s time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do YOU want?"
" While it is always best to believe in one’s self, a little help from others can be a great blessing"
-Uncle Iroh(Avatar: the Last Airbender)
04-19-2017 09:14 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Night Offline
Queen Mod

Posts: 1,806
Joined: Sep 2009
Thanks: 115
Given 373 thank(s) in 211 post(s)
Post: #35
RE: School Survival on Reddit

This is great.
I didn't know this was a thing and I love reddit, though I mostly lurk. I'm missAvalanche on reddit.

I'm a girl ffffeck
Hidden stuff:
04-19-2017 12:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Avatar Korra
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #36
School Survival on Reddit

I'm brainiac3397. I'm brainiac3397 everywhere, unless I'm one of the clones like brainiac3390-9

Night, your karma is pathetic...

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
(This post was last modified: 04-19-2017 01:32 PM by brainiac3397.)
04-19-2017 01:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Night Offline
Queen Mod

Posts: 1,806
Joined: Sep 2009
Thanks: 115
Given 373 thank(s) in 211 post(s)
Post: #37
RE: School Survival on Reddit

(04-19-2017 01:31 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I'm brainiac3397. I'm brainiac3397 everywhere, unless I'm one of the clones like brainiac3390-9

Night, your karma is pathetic...

Like I said, I mostly just lurk. Also, I periodically delete what I do post and as far as I understand it that deducts the karma for that post.

It's part of the anxiety! Cries

I'm a girl ffffeck
Hidden stuff:
04-19-2017 03:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,240
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2673
Given 1973 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #38
RE: School Survival on Reddit

Hmm, should we perhaps migrate the wiki to the Reddit? Can anyone of the members edit it that way?

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
04-22-2017 12:53 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Jop Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 498
Joined: Aug 2014
Thanks: 306
Given 192 thank(s) in 120 post(s)
Post: #39
RE: School Survival on Reddit

(04-22-2017 12:53 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hmm, should we perhaps migrate the wiki to the Reddit? Can anyone of the members edit it that way?

Please. No. What makes it a good idea to migrate everything to third parties? Not to mention an extremely unreliable third party known for removing stuff they don't like, but that doesn't even matter.
(This post was last modified: 04-22-2017 03:16 AM by Jop.)
04-22-2017 03:14 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: The man
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,240
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2673
Given 1973 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #40
School Survival on Reddit

Quote:Please. No. What makes it a good idea to migrate everything to third parties? Not to mention an extremely unreliable third party known for removing stuff they don't like, but that doesn't even matter.
OK... maybe just part of the wiki then. The rest can go on the Wordpress blog.

The main reason I thought of moving it to Reddit is for SEO - it'll be much easier to rank things on their site than on ours. It'll make it easier to attract new people that way, if my plan works.

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
04-22-2017 05:24 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Avatar Korra
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  School Survival Instagram Account James Comey 41 1,471 04-19-2017 09:04 AM
Last Post: Avatar Korra

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication