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Old 01-31-2008, 08:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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About a year ago, someone proposed an unschooling forum, or subsection of the Learning at Home forum. There was much discussion but I don't remember hearing one way or another what the decision was. As of...October...(I believe?) it was still being considered by the administration.

Any determination yet?

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Old 02-06-2008, 06:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The unschooling thread is still going strong, but it's really hard to keep up with all the different conversations going on at once.

Pretty please?

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The unschooling thread is still going strong, but it's really hard to keep up with all the different conversations going on at once.

Pretty please?
I want to add that there has been a new unschooling thread every month, as it just gets too big and unweildy by then. I'm wondering if we shouldn't start making them every week, they get unweildy long before the month is out!

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I'll also put in my plea for an unschooling forum!

I love the support thread but within days I feel lost in it. There are many conversations going on at once and it gets so huge so quickly. I'd love to have a subforum just for unschoolers so we can direct questions/concerns specifically toward fellow unschoolers.

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Yes - this is a great suggestion!

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yeah, weekly thread for us support is a good idea. I think that we have a need for it also shows how much we need a sub-forum.
I guess just suggest it in the us support thread. but please, whoever starts the new week's thread, link to it in the old one :

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What is the absolute worst that could happen if there were to be an unschooling forum? Is the outcome so terrible that it cannot be contemplated?

Although I don't post much I can spend far too much time reading the 6 pages of the current thread that can appear overnight:
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Please let there be an unschooling forum!

Its such an ecclectic form of homeschooling, and even the more traditional homeschoolers drop in for information on a regular basis! It would service the entire homeschooling community on MDC!



Pretty please? With sugar on top? And a cherry?
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Pretty please? With sugar on top? And a cherry?
Make that organic minimally proccessed sugar and a cherry without artificial colors.

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Make that organic minimally proccessed sugar and a cherry without artificial colors.
i'll even make one of my super decadent fancy cakes.

but i would guess, at this point, what with the server overhauls and such goings on, the admin aren't really looking too deeply into new sub-forums. seems we're having a hard enough time with the ones we've got.

but when it's all sorted out, i would oh so dearly love to get back to respectfully badgering for an unschooling subforum not to mention all the organic blueberry-dark-chocolate fudge cakes I'll be making for the amazing admins and web-wise folk who manifest such a sub-forum

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Here's the mega thread on this subject (currently locked):

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=612379


And here is the last update given on the status of the idea of an unschooling forum back in October:

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This is a forum that's been on our list for a while. We're currently going through each forum/subforum and trying to review what are needs are. This may take a few weeks, but we get to all requests.
I think we really need the forum. I have many ideas and issues I would like to bring up, but with just one unschooling thread available there is no way something so small could encompass all of my needs. It's so bogged down already it's impossible to follow.

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I think a sub forum for unschooling in the learning at home forum would be a really ace idea!!!

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Another one waiting for an unschooling forum.
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i really want an us forum to

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it would be great!!

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Here's the link to the current weekly thread in case anybody here feels like joining us over there.

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Is there a smilie of crickets chirping?
Okay, I'll come clean:

This is part of a sociological experiment that I've assigned my children to complete for their unit on social psychology. I want them to determine if persistance really does pay off. Also, they'll look at how different people gauge persistance v annoying nagging. And hopefully answer the question, "If one drops it a subject, does it really go away?"

Lack of feedback from MDC admins is going to make my kids late in turning in this assignment. It would be a shame if I had to give out detentions. sigh.

Seriously though, since I've never worked on a board, I have no idea what goes in to adding a forum. There was been a few responses like, "We're considering it." or "It may take a few weeks." but as it's been a year now, I'd just like to understand why it's such a big deal. If a subforum is created and doesn't get used, couldn't it just be taken down again?

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Seriously though, since I've never worked on a board, I have no idea what goes in to adding a forum. There was been a few responses like, "We're considering it." or "It may take a few weeks." but as it's been a year now, I'd just like to understand why it's such a big deal. If a subforum is created and doesn't get used, couldn't it just be taken down again?
New boards take a few minutes to create. There have been many forums created since then that were asked for after... I think that your experiment might last for a while still

 
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Bumping! And I'll throw in a "Pretty pretty please?" for good measure.

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I'd love an unschooling forum, too. I really get turned off by the huge threads with multiple conversations going on at once... you can't follow anything and if a question is asked and you want to find the answer, you have to read through the whole thread! Why can't we just have a forum for it so each topic has its own thread?
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another new unschooling support thread. I'm going to update this thread every week with the new support thread, both to refer more people to it, and to make it easier for the mods to find all the unschooling threads to see how many people are using them.

My own personal theory is that there will be more total posts with the more frequent threads, as fewer people will feel "lost" in the bigger threads.

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If anyone is counting, I also vote in favor of an unschooling subforum!
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Me too!

We need this. I know I would post more in a forum--the support threads get huge very quickly, and questions go unanswered because there are 15 different topics being covered in one thread, on top of general 'this is what we're up to' chat.

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I am starting to feel pessimistic.

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I discussed this last week with the administrators and yes, we are placing an Unschooling forum as a subforum to the Learning at Home and Beyond main forum. I hope we can get it up and running this week but I can't make any promises.

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