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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.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

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.


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. My contact details are here.

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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RIP School Survival Forums

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Welcome to School Survival! Pirate

Please make sure you're familiar with the rules. Smile

Basic stuff everyone should know:

  1. You're welcome to swear on these forums, there's no need to censor yourself.
  2. We try to be pretty open-minded - feel free to talk about anything... science, unicorns, cupcakes, we don't mind.
  3. Feel free to introduce yourself in the Welcome Forum!
  4. Don't like someone's posts? Use the ignore function to make them disappear!

Notable topics you might want to check out:

Some personality tests - it's interesting to see what personality types most of the members here are (types that are more rare compared to the general population).

For the sections below, press the 'Show' button to display the text.

Some tips:

Hidden stuff:

If you want to know how to do something on the forum, check the forum help section first, and if that doesn't answer your question, you can check or ask in here.

How to post Videos:
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If you don't want people (parents/teachers/friends/anyone) to know you're on this forum, take steps to prevent them from finding out!

Don't take people's user titles seriously. Some people put "Admin" or "Moderator" in there when they aren't actually a moderator or an admin. It's not a big deal, but it has confused a few people before. Razz

Changing your username:

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Deleting Posts and Accounts

Hidden stuff:

You can edit your own posts anytime you want. But keep in mind that this is the internet and that you shouldn't post anything here that you might regret later. There is no "panic button" - we will not mass delete all your posts or your account for you if you decide you want to disappear without a trace for whatever reason (because it messes up the conversations on the forum). So, THINK before you post. And if you make a mistake, feel free to go and edit it yourself.

How to get to the Frag Arena and Random forums
(Not recommended - there be crazy things down there)

Hidden stuff:
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If you want to discuss this, please do so in the discussion thread.

Again, the rules can be found here.

We now have an official subreddit!

Additional Guidelines

Note: These are not rules, but are very important regardless.

1. Follow the rules. Please. We don't have very many of them, after all.
2. Please avoid making low effort/quality posts unless the thread/subforum is dedicated to such posts. We're dedicated to discussion and support, not to memes.
3. Please don't scare away new users. We may promote free speech, but we don't promote saying things that make people feel like never coming back.
4. Please read the contents of this thread very carefully. It was written for a reason.
5. Pictures of scantily-clad people or other sexually charged images are strongly discouraged in public subforums, even if they do not violate the no pornography rule.
6. Most importantly, don't be a jerk.

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