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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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Hello, School Survival!

I'm going under the username of "UltraRobot", and after lurking these forums for a long while, I've finally decided to register an account here.

First of all, many thanks to SoulRiser for creating School Survival and its forums. I've finally found a place where the "anti-school, pro-education" mentality is understood. Smile
By the way, I found this website by looking up "school sucks" on Google, in case you were wondering. :troll:

Anyways, I'm a somewhat eccentric person, and my MBTI type is the INTP. I'm also a rebel with some controversial opinions. My interests are computers, the Internet, video games, science and technology. I also like reading tech news and articles on the Web, as well as real life stuff (mostly computer or video game magazines) and listening to music a lot of people consider "nerdy", "distasteful" or simply "stupid".

So, yeah, that's pretty much what I wanted to say. I'll try to be a good member and good poster, maybe a site contributor too. Cool

Oh, I almost forgot to say that Thought Criminal's avatar is fucking awesome. I laughed my ass off the first time I saw it, and in my opinion, it's the best avatar of all SS.

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"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly." - Albert Einstein

"Within a few years a simple and inexpensive device, readily carried about, will enable one to receive on land or sea the principal news, to hear a speech, a lecture, a song or play of a musical instrument, conveyed from any other region of the globe." - Nikola Tesla
06-02-2011 11:44 AM
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Quote:Oh, I almost forgot to say that Thought Criminal's avatar is fucking awesome. I laughed my ass off the first time I saw it, and in my opinion, it's the best avatar of all SS.

The epic awesomeness of my avatar makes you forget it every time you see it because the sheer awesomeness radiating from it causes amnesia....

Oh and Si jeni?

Welcome to the forums!

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06-02-2011 11:51 AM
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I found the site the same way! lol
Well hey, welcome to the site.

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06-02-2011 11:59 AM
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Welcome UltraRobot! How good is your AI? Please don't take over humanity and create The Matrix... Uhoh

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SoulRiser Wrote:Welcome UltraRobot! How good is your AI? Please don't take over humanity and create The Matrix... Uhoh

If you strike me down, my AI shall become smarter than you could possibly imagine. :troll:

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"Within a few years a simple and inexpensive device, readily carried about, will enable one to receive on land or sea the principal news, to hear a speech, a lecture, a song or play of a musical instrument, conveyed from any other region of the globe." - Nikola Tesla
06-02-2011 12:17 PM
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I'll be sure to be gentle then.... :troll:

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06-02-2011 12:22 PM
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For some reason, Thought Criminal hasn't posted in this thread yet. Scratchchin

Oh, and thanks to everyone who has welcomed me to SS! Pirate

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"Within a few years a simple and inexpensive device, readily carried about, will enable one to receive on land or sea the principal news, to hear a speech, a lecture, a song or play of a musical instrument, conveyed from any other region of the globe." - Nikola Tesla
06-03-2011 09:15 AM
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Why thank you. I'm glad someone finally recognizes my glory. I hereby crown myself king of SS. Mwahaha Bow down before the all glorious leader pathetic minions!
06-03-2011 11:16 AM
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Welcome aboard, good sir. It has come to my attention that you haven't been granted the official seal of insanity yet. What's your straight jacket size?

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06-03-2011 12:13 PM
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Absentinsomniac Wrote:Welcome aboard, good sir. It has come to my attention that you haven't been granted the official seal of insanity yet. What's your straight jacket size?

I'm a robot, good luck finding the right straight-jacket size for me. Oh, and if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine. :troll:

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"Within a few years a simple and inexpensive device, readily carried about, will enable one to receive on land or sea the principal news, to hear a speech, a lecture, a song or play of a musical instrument, conveyed from any other region of the globe." - Nikola Tesla
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OH SHIT. Call in the white coats.

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06-03-2011 12:47 PM
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