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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.

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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

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  Thread: SS Forums Priorities
Post: SS Forums Priorities

shut down the basement
Trar Announcements 19 6,153 07-06-2014, 01:03 PM
  Thread: Ex-MRA explains why he became and stopped being an MRA
Post: RE: Ex-MRA explains why he became and stopped bein...

(06-27-2014 12:18 PM)W Kuts Wrote:  I don't understand the grouping of PUA with MRA. Generally only feminists trying to paint MRAs, misguided as they are, as misogynist assholes will group them ...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 32 10,697 06-30-2014, 03:36 AM
  Thread: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!
Post: RE: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!

(05-27-2014 06:08 PM)Sharpie Wrote:   (05-27-2014 05:41 PM)Trar Wrote:  Note to any who read this: chat's gone to shit. It's old SS all over again. Don't bother with it. Why so pessimistic...
Trar Announcements 40 12,947 05-27-2014, 06:36 PM
  Thread: Is it bad that I'm apathetic about politics?
Post: RE: Is it bad that I'm apathetic about politics?

(05-26-2014 06:01 PM)W Kuts Wrote:  It's actually not a fallacy. Most people who take the time to go out and vote are seldom well-informed. They're either single-issue voters or vote with a part...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 24 10,125 05-27-2014, 06:34 PM
  Thread: Reddit
Post: RE: Reddit

(05-27-2014 05:24 PM)Trar Wrote:  the former r/jailbait Eh, maybe I could have worded it better.
Trar General Talk 24 3,158 05-27-2014, 06:08 PM
  Thread: Is it bad that I'm apathetic about politics?
Post: RE: Is it bad that I'm apathetic about politics?

(05-26-2014 04:39 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  Because it really is pointless. Gee, why do anything? (05-26-2014 05:22 PM)Desu Wrote:  I guess I'm being selfish, but I sort of don't give a fuck ...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 24 10,125 05-27-2014, 05:57 PM
  Thread: Intolerance to Introversion
Post: Intolerance to Introversion

Introverts do not face societal oppression. Maybe they could use more understanding, and public schooling is obviously not god for all of them, but introverts do not face societal oppression.
Trar Best of School Survival 65 46,694 05-27-2014, 05:49 PM
  Thread: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!
Post: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!

Note to any who read this: chat's gone to shit. It's old SS all over again. Don't bother with it.
Trar Announcements 40 12,947 05-27-2014, 05:41 PM
  Thread: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)
Post: RE: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)

(05-26-2014 04:28 PM)W Kuts Wrote:  Yeah. They're cited from Wikipedia, but Wikipedia cites rather reputable sources they're from. I'm going to say that merely using data does not make it infal...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,801 05-27-2014, 05:29 PM
  Thread: Reddit
Post: Reddit

Reddit is hit and miss. There's obviously good posts and good users; the more popular subreddits in my experience are fairly decent as well, if not quite in depth/my thing. I'm also not disagreeing wi...
Trar General Talk 24 3,158 05-27-2014, 05:24 PM
  Thread: Killing Floor
Post: Killing Floor

I used to play it a lot. Only reason I don't now is because I have life/other games to spend my time on. Also, I need some of the DLC. Also also Killing Floor 2 is coming.
Trar Games 2 1,017 05-27-2014, 05:20 PM
  Thread: My Unpaid Slavery
Post: My Unpaid Slavery

Maybe technically not, but it still sounds like Hell. Unpaid internships can be pretty hellish, and that's ignoring how they're wrong in principle.
Trar Alternative Learning & Income 19 3,290 05-27-2014, 05:13 PM
  Thread: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)
Post: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)

I'm assuming you mean the sources of your data, right?
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,801 05-26-2014, 04:24 PM
  Thread: Is it bad that I'm apathetic about politics?
Post: Is it bad that I'm apathetic about politics?

Politics, legislature, and governance have an important impact on everyone. It's how things are run. I suggest you make a bit of time to start learning. I can understand if people don't have much of a...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 24 10,125 05-26-2014, 03:54 PM
  Thread: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)
Post: RE: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)

I go away for two days and this is what happens. (05-23-2014 09:10 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Trar, human history is covered with debauchery, slaughter and outright massacre of innocent folk. Disr...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,801 05-26-2014, 01:52 PM
  Thread: The Better Blog
Post: The Better Blog

http://wtffanfiction.com/post/8682929000...rry-potter
Trar Blogs 48 10,618 05-26-2014, 11:51 AM
  Thread: Random quotes by you thread
Post: Random quotes by you thread

"It's time tO ShitFOrever" it's me,
Trar Original Artwork/Writing 33 8,628 05-26-2014, 11:48 AM
  Thread: The opposite of aspergers
Post: The opposite of aspergers

Hidden stuff: [img]http://www.fitnesswarehouselincoln.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/cillit+bang.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.fitnesswarehouselincoln.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/cillit+bang.j...
Trar General Talk 12 4,250 05-26-2014, 11:43 AM
  Thread: Sister Suspended
Post: RE: Sister Suspended

(05-25-2014 08:57 AM)Evan92 Wrote:  Oh and you can only use the restroom 3 times a week now. Is this for real? What's a student who always needs to use the bathroom at around, say, 1:30 PM more...
Trar School Talk 17 4,359 05-26-2014, 11:28 AM
  Thread: Everything is racist!
Post: RE: Everything is racist!

(05-21-2014 10:53 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Of course I admit being wary around the blacks. Why shouldn't I be? Why shouldn't I be more cautious around a group of people who have suffered so much ...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,270 05-22-2014, 03:00 PM
  Thread: Everything is racist!
Post: RE: Everything is racist!

(05-22-2014 06:11 AM)W Kuts Wrote:  It's best to judge people based on their individual actions. Poor whites are also more likely to commit crimes than wealthy whites, so why not be wary of poor...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,270 05-22-2014, 02:39 PM
  Thread: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)
Post: Gun Control (and here, we, go......)

Wow, this thread is shit. (06-06-2013 10:58 PM)Potato Wrote:  my own leaning is towards the anti-gun-control side because the chances of me or anyone i know ever getting shot is kinda slim, so ...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,801 05-22-2014, 02:34 PM
  Thread: Some School Questions
Post: Some School Questions

Bah, that's too long a list for me to cover completely. I'm just going to pick one. "19. All people should be vegetarians." The problem with meat in general is the abysmal conditions in which it is ...
Trar School Talk 5 1,635 05-22-2014, 02:06 PM
  Thread: Why I hate Textbooks
Post: RE: Why I hate Textbooks

(05-22-2014 04:20 AM)SirMarty Wrote:   (05-21-2014 09:28 PM)Zo Wrote:  We don't even use our textbooks for everything. Yet teachers still hand them out every year. and we take them home, wh...
Trar School Talk 22 6,118 05-22-2014, 02:02 PM
  Thread: Everything is racist!
Post: RE: Everything is racist!

(05-20-2014 01:20 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  You're assuming just because I'm saying blacks will commit crimes more often(due to whatever reason) that I'm creating it off an assumption of imaginati...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,270 05-21-2014, 02:29 PM
  Thread: We need a Students' Bill of Rights.
Post: We need a Students' Bill of Rights.

The Obamunist conspiracy strikes again. Honestly, this proposed Bill of Rights is just simply at odds with traditional public schooling. It fundamentally goes against its nature, and a document like ...
Trar School Talk 8 3,041 05-21-2014, 01:57 PM
  Thread: Why I hate Textbooks
Post: Why I hate Textbooks

I think personalized textbooks would be by necessity shorter than the textbooks we have now. Not to mention laid out differently. I remember carrying all my textbooks in my backpack (I had around 4 o...
Trar School Talk 22 6,118 05-21-2014, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Everything is racist!
Post: Everything is racist!

(05-20-2014 11:05 AM)DoA Wrote:  Brainiac said that he is more likely to be a victim of a crime committed by a member of one of two minority groups. You said that someone who is white and "looks...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,270 05-20-2014, 12:46 PM
  Thread: proxys
Post: proxys

Tor is technically a good choice I suppose, but be aware it's used by people such as dissidents in authoritarian countries and journalists with top-secret scoops...and government agents with top-secre...
Trar School Talk 14 3,480 05-20-2014, 11:19 AM
  Thread: Some School Questions
Post: Some School Questions

Your link is broken.
Trar School Talk 5 1,635 05-20-2014, 11:17 AM
  Thread: Everything is racist!
Post: RE: Everything is racist!

(05-18-2014 03:51 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Speaking statistically, I'd probably have higher chance of being a victim in a crime committed by either group. Thus statistically, if I was to be weary...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,270 05-20-2014, 07:20 AM
  Thread: proxys
Post: proxys

You need to pay to get real secure proxies, I think. HideMyAss logs connections and will hand them over to law enforcement if they come knocking. I assume the link MrAnonymous posted also lets people ...
Trar School Talk 14 3,480 05-20-2014, 07:09 AM
  Thread: Why did I do that.
Post: RE: Why did I do that.

(05-16-2014 11:46 AM)KFC Nyan Cat Wrote:   (05-16-2014 01:01 AM)Trar Wrote:  I had to go to school sick a lot, given that I also stayed home from school sick a lot. I also got sick at schoo...
Trar General Talk 6 1,231 05-18-2014, 03:16 PM
  Thread: I feel I need to get away from my family
Post: I feel I need to get away from my family

I take walks on most days. 9 miles, usually.
Trar School Talk 13 2,297 05-18-2014, 03:03 PM
  Thread: Everything is racist!
Post: RE: Everything is racist!

(05-16-2014 11:25 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  When many of the criminals arrested in my city are of either group...it doesn't make it any better. You ever think about why that is? It doesn't necess...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 40 12,270 05-18-2014, 02:53 PM
  Thread: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof
Post: RE: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof

(05-16-2014 10:02 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Being confident and "full of yourself' does not make you a douche. It makes you someone who sees themselves as a human being, rather than an object rely...
Trar School Talk 11 3,958 05-18-2014, 02:18 PM
  Thread: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof
Post: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof

There's also the concept of Schrödinger's rapist. There's also also the fact that basically all women have been subject to sexual harassment since they were around 14. Two friends of mine had this to...
Trar School Talk 11 3,958 05-16-2014, 03:09 AM
  Thread: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof
Post: RE: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof

(05-16-2014 12:17 AM)DoA Wrote:  There's something about the advice given here that makes me want to argue with it. However nicely it is put, I don't see "be a douche" as a viable approach in th...
Trar School Talk 11 3,958 05-16-2014, 02:53 AM
  Thread: Hats!
Post: Hats!

That makes sense Kaiba, but I recall a story about a school that would not allow a bald student to wear a hat to stop bullies from taunting him about his lack of hair. Also, the last school I went to...
Trar School Talk 13 3,498 05-16-2014, 01:10 AM
  Thread: Anyone else feel happier at night (night owls)?
Post: Anyone else feel happier at night (night owls)?

I used to be a sort-of night owl, given that I used to stay up later and later until I was nocturnal, then sometimes forcefully changing my sleeping schedule back to the night. Right now I'm usually h...
Trar General Talk 18 2,606 05-16-2014, 01:03 AM
  Thread: Why did I do that.
Post: Why did I do that.

I had to go to school sick a lot, given that I also stayed home from school sick a lot. I also got sick at school a lot. It got to the point that I was falling ill for three weeks in a row and catchin...
Trar General Talk 6 1,231 05-16-2014, 01:01 AM
  Thread: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Post: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

I Must Enter A Username will back me up when I say that books like Piketty's have been released before, to much the same fanfare...and then humanity moved on. It's about time we actually acted on the ...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,602 05-16-2014, 12:56 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins V2.1

MAJDDDDDDDDDDDDDORX I am T
Trar Games 9,783 796,542 05-15-2014, 02:50 AM
  Thread: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Post: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

That describes the vast majority of liberals on the internet, including myself.
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,602 05-15-2014, 02:44 AM
  Thread: I feel I need to get away from my family
Post: I feel I need to get away from my family

Thank you for that post, Hans. I'm glad you've realized this about yourself, and I do hope you act on it. I assume you can afford to get out of the house more, and of course we know you live in a city...
Trar School Talk 13 2,297 05-14-2014, 03:14 PM
  Thread: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Post: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

GoAnimate is only worth anything because of the stupid and weird cartoons the demented fandom makes with it. It's true art, but we're not here to just make art. Considering where we are and what we h...
Trar Movies/TV/Videos/Books 49 23,083 05-14-2014, 02:34 PM
  Thread: Left Communism
Post: RE: Left Communism

(05-14-2014 01:55 PM)I Must Enter a Username Wrote:  "Who says I hate capitalism completely?" No one. Thank you.
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 56 15,169 05-14-2014, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins V2.1

i win
Trar Games 9,783 796,542 05-14-2014, 12:56 PM
  Thread: Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Post: RE: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

(05-13-2014 02:15 PM)W Kuts Wrote:  Far, far leftists don't like it. More moderate leftists, however, seem to like it a lot. Salon seems to love it: http://www.salon.com/2014/05/11/the_prob...t...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,602 05-14-2014, 12:53 PM
  Thread: Left Communism
Post: Left Communism

I'll just pop in and share this article I read a little while ago about democracy. Basically, it posits (among other things) that a strong democracy replies more than just giving the citizens the abi...
Trar Philosophy, Politics & History 56 15,169 05-14-2014, 12:39 PM

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