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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

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: Bitchy Mom Kms
Post: RE: Bitchy Mom Kms

(06-27-2017 04:04 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  At this point I'm wondering if School Survival is dead now. This feels very patronizing; like school. I've had that feeling almost since I joined, still h...
sswbm Welcome! 25 13,398 06-27-2017, 07:55 AM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

(06-27-2017 07:39 AM)Night Wrote:  That's your personal warning level, it goes up when you've receive a warning. What Hans is talking about is a trigger warning system. So, like the ignore feat...
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-27-2017, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

(06-27-2017 07:24 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I'll swallow my pride. I wasn't active at the time and I was really busy with college. Thank you for calling me out. No one is perfect. Alright. That the ...
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-27-2017, 07:38 AM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

Hansgrohe Wrote:Ben you're not even giving serious arguments against us which is sad I have to say, that's ironic. You don't give arguments either. (06-27-2017 07:13 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:   (06...
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-27-2017, 07:13 AM
  Thread: Hello, just joined
Post: Hello, just joined

Oh man, here comes the troll :laugh:
sswbm Welcome! 5 6,208 06-27-2017, 07:07 AM
  Thread: So what is this "Splinter Cell" thing people are talking about?
Post: RE: So what is this "Splinter Cell" thing people a...

(06-26-2017 09:14 AM)82744180714101 Wrote:  I needed something to put on my new domain anyway so this was a welcome excuse. Why did you register 7355608.org :laugh: What forum software will be ...
sswbm School Survival Network 5 6,393 06-27-2017, 01:01 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

(06-26-2017 09:19 PM)stevehein Wrote:   (06-26-2017 08:27 PM)Jop Wrote:  This site gets no traffic because the front page STILL doesn't have a noticeable forum link. The only way to find th...
sswbm General Talk 145 43,157 06-27-2017, 12:42 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

(06-26-2017 02:57 AM)Night Wrote:  I banned a user for 5 fucking days not even a entire week because I don't think defending pedophilia is something this place should be supporting. Like you tal...
sswbm General Talk 145 43,157 06-26-2017, 08:41 PM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

(06-25-2017 01:51 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  No wonder this place gets no traffic. This site gets no traffic because the front page STILL doesn't have a noticeable forum link. The only way to find th...
sswbm General Talk 145 43,157 06-26-2017, 08:27 PM
  Thread: Single greatest rant ever
Post: RE: Single greatest rant ever

Putting pro-drug/alcohol stuff in there decreases the credibility even while it's a solid rant other than that.
sswbm Youth Rights 37 20,270 06-26-2017, 08:21 PM
  Thread: Bitchy Mom Kms
Post: RE: Bitchy Mom Kms

What? :huh:
sswbm Welcome! 25 13,398 06-26-2017, 08:13 PM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: RE: Steve Hein's Thread

(06-26-2017 09:23 AM)NiteRaidah Wrote:  all sex is bad, even within marriage or to produce children. problem solved. I know you're probably not serious, but porn and creation of children shoul...
sswbm General Talk 145 43,157 06-26-2017, 09:30 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: Steve Hein's Thread

And it's not bad for adults because?
sswbm General Talk 145 43,157 06-26-2017, 09:18 AM
  Thread: Steve Hein's Thread
Post: Steve Hein's Thread

You people's selectively pro-porn/anti-porn logic is hard to get a grip on.
sswbm General Talk 145 43,157 06-26-2017, 04:21 AM
  Thread: So what is this "Splinter Cell" thing people are talking about?
Post: So what is this "Splinter Cell" thing people are t...

Is it a new forum split-off à la Dark & Edgy? Who's creating it? I scrolled through the Discord chat history and apperantly Chanku is creating it, Vonovuv will take care of hosting, and Hansgroh...
sswbm School Survival Network 5 6,393 06-25-2017, 08:35 PM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

(06-25-2017 07:59 AM)Benjavaz Wrote:  I left the discord. I'm going to leave the forums at some point too. I keep planning to leave the forums too but I never get around to it :none:
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-25-2017, 09:06 AM
  Thread: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding
Post: RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, decla...

Keep in mind that Take-Two also published Civilization, and for that they actually almost encourage modding (Steam Workshop).
sswbm Games 11 3,275 06-20-2017, 06:34 PM
  Thread: Gender Issues etc.
Post: RE: Gender Issues etc.

Then what is this challenge from Allah if you don't even know what it is about...
sswbm Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,215 06-20-2017, 06:26 PM
  Thread: Let's talk about abortion
Post: RE: Let's talk about abortion

(06-18-2017 09:45 PM)Benjavaz Wrote:  Foster care is the worst system of finding parents. Still better than being dead...
sswbm Philosophy, Politics & History 54 21,075 06-18-2017, 10:10 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

(06-18-2017 06:55 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  Egoraptors analysis of Zelda is something I've watched and listened to over and over again. I love that video Stories are to be enjoyed, not to be ana...
sswbm Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 06:57 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

(06-18-2017 06:48 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  I feel like GTA was the real spiritual successor to LoZ Hope no Nintendo employees read this, they'd rightfully cry
sswbm Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 06:53 PM
  Thread: Gender Issues etc.
Post: Gender Issues etc.

Could you tell me what does Allah have against transgenderism? I think it's glorified genital mutilation and plastic surgery, but I doubt that's the problem Islam has with it. (I'm not religious)
sswbm Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,215 06-18-2017, 06:44 PM
  Thread: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding
Post: RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, decla...

(06-18-2017 12:31 PM)Shurpeh Wrote:  They kill single-player mods but multi-player mods still exist lmao the mod menu I bought for like two dollars still works :s That's dumb, multiplayer mods ...
sswbm Games 11 3,275 06-18-2017, 06:17 PM
  Thread: Let's talk about abortion
Post: RE: Let's talk about abortion

(06-17-2017 06:35 AM)Benjavaz Wrote:  I'm sorry to those of you that don't like my thread revival. I believe that if someone that is pregnant knows that she isn't fit for parenting, then I do n...
sswbm Philosophy, Politics & History 54 21,075 06-18-2017, 06:07 PM
  Thread: Super Mario Odyssey
Post: RE: Super Mario Odyssey

(06-18-2017 02:19 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  I watched it. ill probably get mario odyssey when the price drops further, i kinda hate modern games. my last console was a wii until i got a switch...
sswbm Games 37 11,751 06-18-2017, 06:01 PM
  Thread: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, declaring war on modding
Post: RE: Take Two Interactive, publishers of GTA, decla...

I use mods that add extra blocks for Minecraft Creative, and I use mods for most games to add support for stereoscopic 3D because rarely any games have that built-in. But I wouldn't even think about...
sswbm Games 11 3,275 06-17-2017, 07:18 PM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

(06-17-2017 10:44 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  wah discord sucks but i still use it I use it because I have to because you are all using it. (06-17-2017 10:44 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  wah people aren't d...
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-17-2017, 07:10 PM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

What an incredibly efficient use of my tablet's screen space [img=600x900]https://beeimg.com/images/i06159346212.png[/img]
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-15-2017, 05:41 AM
  Thread: Gender Dysphoria
Post: RE: Gender Dysphoria

According to statistics, planes are the safest way to travel. In reality of course this is not true because in an emergency there's nowhere you can go. This is the simplest example.
sswbm Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 23 7,449 06-13-2017, 07:15 PM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

I want to make my own messaging service...
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-12-2017, 07:57 PM
  Thread: Official Skype Thread, Part 2
Post: RE: Official Skype Thread, Part 2

Actually Skype for Chrome OS is here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detai...fpfgnpldfl Anyway, am I a hipster for claiming Chrome OS is superior to Windows? Maybe you're just used to your school'...
sswbm General Talk 9 2,989 06-12-2017, 06:27 AM
  Thread: Shouldn't we have a Discord?
Post: RE: Shouldn't we have a Discord?

I really don't like Discord :-/ At least it has reliable mention notifications on mobile
sswbm School Survival Network 86 19,828 06-12-2017, 06:22 AM
  Thread: Teachers say Khan Academy helps students learn too fast
Post: RE: Teachers say Khan Academy helps students learn...

(06-10-2017 05:54 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  if it's a conspiracy it's a bizarre one considering most of my teachers in hs were huge advocates of using khan academy as a supplement... Yeah, plus the fac...
sswbm School Talk 36 19,352 06-11-2017, 08:43 PM
  Thread: Marcus, a former inmate
Post: RE: Marcus, a former inmate

Anxiety is not a poison, it is a highly necessary emotion that gets you out of dangerous circumstances.
sswbm Welcome! 7 2,229 06-11-2017, 07:05 PM
  Thread: Teachers say Khan Academy helps students learn too fast
Post: RE: Teachers say Khan Academy helps students learn...

Why is this not in Best of School Survival? It seems like only the bad threads are in there.
sswbm School Talk 36 19,352 06-11-2017, 07:02 PM
  Thread: City mayors may now decide what you can or can't wear
Post: RE: City mayors may now decide what you can or can...

Not true, you said "im not going to say anything".
sswbm School Talk 19 6,940 06-11-2017, 08:43 AM
  Thread: How to make money from your website
Post: RE: How to make money from your website

I refuse to use AdBlock because I know that website makers need money.
sswbm Alternative Learning & Income 44 24,321 06-10-2017, 11:55 PM
  Thread: Should I Try to Start Highschool Early?
Post: RE: Should I Try to Start Highschool Early?

Absolutely try to start it early, because you'll be out of school earlier!
sswbm School Talk 33 11,068 06-10-2017, 11:52 PM
  Thread: City mayors may now decide what you can or can't wear
Post: RE: City mayors may now decide what you can or can...

No, Korravatar is right. Others turned it into religion-related politics.
sswbm School Talk 19 6,940 06-10-2017, 11:27 PM
  Thread: forced Child Marriages
Post: RE: forced Child Marriages

Because forced adult marriages are apparently ok.
sswbm Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 6 2,622 05-29-2017, 07:06 PM
  Thread: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Post: RE: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Micros...

I think I understand it now, it was a generic comment while I interpreted it in the context of the thread. Sorry Daryl!
sswbm News 16 4,907 05-27-2017, 01:23 AM
  Thread: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Post: RE: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Micros...

Ah, misunderstood your first reply then. What did you mean to say?
sswbm News 16 4,907 05-26-2017, 05:10 AM
  Thread: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Post: RE: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Micros...

(05-26-2017 02:57 AM)ComradeDaryl Wrote:   (05-25-2017 06:29 PM)Jop Wrote:   (05-25-2017 01:13 PM)ComradeDaryl Wrote:  ReactOS would be more widely known if only more people contribute...
sswbm News 16 4,907 05-26-2017, 04:09 AM
  Thread: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Post: RE: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Micros...

(05-25-2017 01:13 PM)ComradeDaryl Wrote:  ReactOS would be more widely known if only more people contributed to ReactOS's development and people spoke more about ReactOS. Have you USED ReactOS?...
sswbm News 16 4,907 05-25-2017, 06:29 PM
  Thread: STFU about "evil corporations"
Post: STFU about "evil corporations"

(05-24-2017 06:40 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  your first line is perfect but the second is braindead, if it was meant to be tongue in cheek then ignore everything im about to write. why would anybody wan...
sswbm General Talk 22 6,248 05-24-2017, 06:51 PM
  Thread: STFU about "evil corporations"
Post: RE: STFU about "evil corporations"

(05-24-2017 02:40 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:   (05-24-2017 09:33 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  the whole "you can't criticize capitalism cause you simultaneously exist in a capitalist society" argument doe...
sswbm General Talk 22 6,248 05-24-2017, 06:29 PM
  Thread: PayPal Verification
Post: RE: PayPal Verification

(05-24-2017 03:58 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Imagine how much money you can make from Bitcoin after the British economy crashes. Shit that's gonna be a good day. Assuming Blockstream hasn't complete...
sswbm General Talk 8 2,610 05-24-2017, 08:54 AM
  Thread: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Post: RE: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Micros...

(05-23-2017 05:05 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Have you met Jop? Where did I say that ReactOS is a serious operating system?
sswbm News 16 4,907 05-24-2017, 08:47 AM
  Thread: Cockroach?
Post: RE: Cockroach?

(05-24-2017 07:51 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Chop down that tree. Blow up the house too so they have nowhere to hide.
sswbm General Talk 22 3,672 05-24-2017, 08:46 AM
  Thread: PayPal Verification
Post: PayPal Verification

R.I.P. Bitcoin you're being missed
sswbm General Talk 8 2,610 05-23-2017, 08:50 PM

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