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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.

-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. 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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  Thread: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy
Post: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest agai...

Source: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy | Education | The Guardian Quote:Some had borrowed from girlfriends, others from sisters. A few had gone the extra mil...
SoulRiser News 0 7,451 06-27-2017, 08:09 PM
  Thread: I Survived
Post: I Survived

Welcome. :)
SoulRiser Blogs 6 6,587 06-27-2017, 08:30 AM
  Thread: Hello, just joined
Post: Hello, just joined

Hi Depression101.
SoulRiser Welcome! 5 6,208 06-27-2017, 07:13 AM
  Thread: talking it out
Post: talking it out

Yeah, I've noticed it makes me feel better to say bad things about people who have made me feel bad for whatever reason. It doesn't usually feel very constructive though, but sometimes I just don't wa...
SoulRiser Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 2 7,215 06-26-2017, 11:39 PM
  Thread: I did something bad during Sports Day and I think I'll get excluded from school.
Post: I did something bad during Sports Day and I think ...

Split posts off to Random. http://forums.school-survival.net/forumd...php?fid=23
SoulRiser School Talk 11 11,145 06-26-2017, 10:52 PM
  Thread: hi
Post: hi

Hi there. Welcome :)
SoulRiser Welcome! 5 6,369 06-26-2017, 05:13 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: Steve Hein's Thread

Good point about the hope thing... I hadn't really thought about it. I say that to people sometimes, when I want to just make contact in some way, but I can't think of anything specific to say. I sup...
SoulRiser General Talk 145 43,157 06-19-2017, 09:05 AM
  Thread: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding
Post: RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, decla...

Wow, what assholes.
SoulRiser Games 11 3,275 06-17-2017, 02:44 AM
  Thread: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong
Post: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong

Quote:everybody has potential, but giving unequal amounts of help and encouragement is good for nobody. THATS my issue. the oh so common different treatment of people based on their perceived innate v...
SoulRiser School Talk 17 6,804 06-14-2017, 05:56 AM
  Thread: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong
Post: SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong

Why do you keep picking on TheCancer so much?
SoulRiser School Talk 17 6,804 06-12-2017, 04:13 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: How to make money from your website

Quote:I refuse to use AdBlock because I know that website makers need money. I/we appreciate your sacrifice... :hug:
SoulRiser Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-11-2017, 06:38 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: How to make money from your website

In my experience, you're more likely to get malware from ads than from adblock. uBlock Origin is a good adblocker.
SoulRiser Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-07-2017, 05:45 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: How to make money from your website

Yeah, that's why I find it so weird... do normal people actually like ads? Do they just not know how to install adblock? I don't get why advertising is even still a thing... most people clearly don't ...
SoulRiser Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-07-2017, 05:16 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: How to make money from your website

This may be ironic coming from me, but I hope that advertising on the internet dies completely at some point. It just ruins everything. By advertising I mean banners and shit like that, selling stuff ...
SoulRiser Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-07-2017, 12:17 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: How to make money from your website

Well, it's something. Figure out what seems to work, and do more of that.
SoulRiser Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-06-2017, 06:57 AM
  Thread: introduction
Post: introduction

Welcome, oh WiseOne, :notworthy: Please, enlighten us... if you deem us worthy.
SoulRiser Welcome! 9 2,771 06-05-2017, 02:34 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: How to make money from your website

every year for a year? wait what?
SoulRiser Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-03-2017, 05:12 AM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

(06-01-2017 11:43 PM)Benjavaz Wrote:  You can't justify a Banhammer if the reason that you banned that person was because they did something outside of the forums. I'm NOT saying that impersonat...
SoulRiser School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-02-2017, 02:00 AM
  Thread: Anyone still use the old SS forum skin?
Post: Anyone still use the old SS forum skin?

Quote:Have you ever tried DarkOrchid? That's what the site used before 2012 I think. DarkOrchid was never the default. It was a forum skin option before we migrated to MyBB though, I think.
SoulRiser Help, Support & Suggestions 21 7,880 05-27-2017, 12:27 AM
  Thread: Big forum button
Post: Big forum button

It's still there. It's just called Ask Us Anything now.
SoulRiser Help, Support & Suggestions 4 1,622 05-27-2017, 12:23 AM
  Thread: Ask SoulRiser anything
Post: RE: Ask SoulRiser anything

So... Many... Questions!!!!! :goingcrazy: Quote:What kind of food do you eat? The edible kind. Erm... I try to keep it healthy, but then I get ambushed by chocolates and stuff. Quote:How often do y...
SoulRiser Interviews 83 17,354 05-16-2017, 03:01 AM
  Thread: Server downtime
Post: Server downtime

I'm testing CloudFlare on one of my other sites, might use it on SS as well if it looks like it'll work well. Seems like it'd make things like this a bit less messy if it happens again.
SoulRiser Announcements 4 4,261 05-13-2017, 10:36 AM
  Thread: Ask SoulRiser anything
Post: Ask SoulRiser anything

Quote:What was the 2010 World Cup like in South Africa? No idea, I didn't really pay attention. The only thing I remember is that in the traffic chaos, some idiot drove into my driver's side door, an...
SoulRiser Interviews 83 17,354 05-13-2017, 03:51 AM
  Thread: Server downtime
Post: Server downtime

So... yeah. A "node" crashed in the data center (whatever that means), and the server people needed to restore a backup. Apparently, this process takes 3 days. I have no idea why it took so long, or ...
SoulRiser Announcements 4 4,261 05-13-2017, 03:42 AM
  Thread: Fuck this shit, and fuck school and fuck everything.
Post: Fuck this shit, and fuck school and fuck everythin...

:hug: What would happen if you refuse? Either refuse to go to school, or, if the legal consequences are too bad, just refuse to do anything the people in school tell you to? Don't listen in class, do...
SoulRiser School Talk 21 4,421 05-08-2017, 05:46 AM
  Thread: Ask SoulRiser anything
Post: Ask SoulRiser anything

Quote:Have you ever gone on a date? I'm ... not really sure. It's possible that I have, and I just wasn't really entirely aware that it was a 'date'. I tended to think of my relationships more like r...
SoulRiser Interviews 83 17,354 05-08-2017, 03:43 AM
  Thread: Contributors to the SS Instagram!
Post: Contributors to the SS Instagram!

Oh, right, I forgot about this. It's still on my todo list though... :laugh:
SoulRiser School Survival Network 4 1,681 05-08-2017, 03:33 AM
  Thread: "Your mind isn't fully developed yet"
Post: "Your mind isn't fully developed yet"

Quote:I was such an idiot when I was a teenager. People always seem so eager to insult their past-tense selves, and they seem to think this is a good thing, because it shows how much "better" they are...
SoulRiser Youth Rights 21 5,909 05-08-2017, 03:33 AM
  Thread: "Respect your elders"
Post: "Respect your elders"

Quote:Actually, learning from successful people is a bit of a fallacy; it helps to learn from people who have failed as well, so that you don't do the things they did either. A lot of successful peopl...
SoulRiser Youth Rights 23 5,514 05-08-2017, 03:24 AM
  Thread: "Your mind isn't fully developed yet"
Post: "Your mind isn't fully developed yet"

Quote:"Your mind isn't fully developed yet" "Clearly, neither is yours." :P /comebacks I'd like to use on people someday. Technically, it will never be "fully developed" because it adapts and change...
SoulRiser Youth Rights 21 5,909 05-06-2017, 05:34 AM
  Thread: "Respect your elders"
Post: "Respect your elders"

One analogy that I find amusing is when they say people should learn from their elders because "they've been around the block more times than you". Why do they keep running around the same block all ...
SoulRiser Youth Rights 23 5,514 05-05-2017, 11:31 PM
  Thread: Ask SoulRiser anything
Post: RE: Ask SoulRiser anything

Quote:What's your real name?(PM me) Mischa Quote:Do you still listen to RATM? I haven't in years... Quote:Do you think children are inherently harmed by sexual contact when it isn't forced? I'm s...
SoulRiser Interviews 83 17,354 05-05-2017, 11:27 PM
  Thread: "Respect your elders"
Post: "Respect your elders"

I'd much rather respect people younger than me than people who say shit like that.
SoulRiser Youth Rights 23 5,514 05-05-2017, 05:41 AM
  Thread: Donald Trump slams 'archaic' US constitution that is 'really bad' for the country
Post: Donald Trump slams 'archaic' US constitution that ...

I read not long ago that people didn't think Hitler would seriously get anywhere either. They thought he was just ridiculous, and that nobody could actually seriously support him. Can't remember where...
SoulRiser News 11 2,614 05-03-2017, 12:02 AM
  Thread: I can has blog
Post: I can has blog

I'm reviving this for no apparent reason. Erm, so the past week was interesting. My parents were visiting, and at the same time I had semi-random tooth, jaw and neck pain alternating. Like, each day ...
SoulRiser Blogs 33 11,221 04-26-2017, 06:38 AM
  Thread: How to Effectively Change the School System
Post: How to Effectively Change the School System

I've also found an interesting way to set up a wiki inside Wordpress. Actually several ways, one of which involves using BuddyPress and a plugin that makes a thing that acts much like Google Docs on o...
SoulRiser School Talk 24 6,575 04-22-2017, 07:14 AM
  Thread: How to Effectively Change the School System
Post: How to Effectively Change the School System

I'm actually gonna set up a brand new Wordpress for this... the current one is in the /blog/ subfolder, and if it's gonna replace the whole site, I don't want everything to be in /blog/... which means...
SoulRiser School Talk 24 6,575 04-22-2017, 05:54 AM
  Thread: dead?
Post: dead?

Quote:Rise Against Terrible Schools And Student Suppression? I like this :laugh:
SoulRiser Youth Rights 16 4,783 04-22-2017, 05:48 AM
  Thread: School Survival on Reddit
Post: 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 m...
SoulRiser School Survival Network 39 10,621 04-22-2017, 05:24 AM
  Thread: Ask SoulRiser anything
Post: RE: Ask SoulRiser anything

No idea, it looked like everything was there at first, but some things were mysteriously missing.
SoulRiser Interviews 83 17,354 04-22-2017, 05:16 AM
  Thread: How to Effectively Change the School System
Post: How to Effectively Change the School System

I've been thinking of converting the whole site to Wordpress, it'd make updating things a lot easier. But getting it converted to Wordpress will be a pain in the ass. :laugh: I could set you guys u...
SoulRiser School Talk 24 6,575 04-22-2017, 01:50 AM
  Thread: School Survival on Reddit
Post: RE: School Survival on Reddit

Hmm, should we perhaps migrate the wiki to the Reddit? Can anyone of the members edit it that way?
SoulRiser School Survival Network 39 10,621 04-22-2017, 12:53 AM
  Thread: Ask SoulRiser anything
Post: RE: Ask SoulRiser anything

Yup, some things got lost while converting from one forum software to another. Also, I'm visiting my parents ATM, so that's why I'm not around much the past few days.
SoulRiser Interviews 83 17,354 04-22-2017, 12:42 AM
  Thread: THINGS ARE LOOKING UP
Post: THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

Congrats :)
SoulRiser School Talk 8 2,532 04-18-2017, 04:04 AM
  Thread: Aspie Quiz
Post: Aspie Quiz

I redid it: Quote:Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 126 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 74 of 200 You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie) Not a huge difference. This is after reading ...
SoulRiser Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 19 5,437 04-18-2017, 04:01 AM
  Thread: Naruto's Homosexuality
Post: Naruto's Homosexuality

I always thought he was more like me and valued friendship above all else, including romantic shit. The movie made me very annoyed.
SoulRiser General Talk 48 20,178 04-17-2017, 05:29 AM
  Thread: School Survival Instagram Account
Post: School Survival Instagram Account

Cool! You don't have to figure that out, I'll just go log in and get the codes, and start playing with the slideshow thingy I found. :)
SoulRiser School Survival Network 41 5,434 04-17-2017, 05:09 AM
  Thread: School Survival Instagram Account
Post: RE: School Survival Instagram Account

If they're going to send a code to the phone for verification, it should be one you can access. Unless I do the API thing myself...
SoulRiser School Survival Network 41 5,434 04-17-2017, 01:09 AM
  Thread: Should we let guests post again?
Post: Should we let guests post again?

I suspect serious spam problems with this... and since they won't have accounts, they'll be harder to delete. I'll think about it and see what options we have...
SoulRiser Help, Support & Suggestions 10 2,465 04-16-2017, 03:33 AM
  Thread: School Survival Instagram Account
Post: School Survival Instagram Account

Oh, you guys got the URL wrong in the description... :laugh:
SoulRiser School Survival Network 41 5,434 04-16-2017, 01:43 AM

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