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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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Hey!

I've seen this site several times but I didn't bother to join it until now.

Anyways, I'm 15, turning 16 at the end of this month. I am homeschooled but back when I was in school I had a lot of stress for at least 8 years as I have social anxiety. When I'm not learning, I spend my time browsing online, listening to music and playing computer games. My favorite band is Pendulum and my favorite music duo is Knife Party.
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Welcome!!

This site seems to be kind of like a magazine these days. People read, but very few engage.

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Welcome Hi newcomer! Welcome!

I'm one of the people who read but don't engage..
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Hellooo there! Pirate2

Welcome to School Survival! Feel free to leave your sanity in the bin by the door - you won't be needing it in here.

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Hi and welcome
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