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SoulRiser Wrote:I don't mind at all.

Sounds good to me then. Biggrin

Not sure about the name though. Up to you guys. Shrug

What do you think would attract the most members?

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Quality > Quantity...
More is still good though, as long as they aren't just in it for the lulz or trying to cause shit.

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Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.

One thing I'd like to know is how many people are actually into this project?

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Learners for Liberty in Education.
Learners for Freedom in Education.

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how bout freedom learners united FLU Yes

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if we are going to realy do this then we need to have an organized system sence we live all around the world then we should try and get core groups for as many major cities as we can. then there could be a person from each city in a core group for each regon then there could be an overall core group of about 20. then if there are problems with one group they could get help from the other groups. if we have a global movement then the schools would have to hear us out. this is only my 2cents but if we are senerus then we need to have as much widespread protest as possible.

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RaiserZero Wrote:One thing I'd like to know is how many people are actually into this project?

Well, we will probably start off small, but we'll grow if we do it right. I'd say we'd probably have a startup membership of around 20 members. Better than some organizations, but still pretty shit. At least we'll be doing SOMETHING though, you know?

And honestly, I don't think we should spend too much time thinking about the name. It's gotta sound cool and professional, but beyond that, pretty much any of the names suggested will do.

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ya and if alot join then there will be some ppl will just jump on the bandwagon

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Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.

Do you have a date you're planning to launch this? It's almost the end of the school year, whatever that means. This thread/idea is going to die unless we start something ASAP.

I really don't want this to be some quick project that achieves nothing. I've read your posts Absent: you have what it takes to pull this off. We just have to figure out how to use it.

Besides, I've always wondered why this site has so few Canadians. I'm curious about the reaction I'd get from my wonderful community.

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LightAbyssion Wrote:Do you have a date you're planning to launch this? It's almost the end of the school year, whatever that means. This thread/idea is going to die unless we start something ASAP.

Setting a date is a good idea. Let's have everything up and running by April 30th. While we may not get too much done by the end of this school year, let's at least get the idea in progress, and get a page up for it. Over the summer we can add content, make sure everything is solid and ready to go, and come into the next school-year with a bang.

Primary Action Items:

- Decide on the name.
- Determine the structure.
- Get the page up.
- Get at least 30 members before summer.

Let's fucking do it.

Now, everyone has been throwing out some really good ideas, but we're never going to decide on a name or the structure of this organization unless we figure out a way to make a final decision. Anyone got any ideas?

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How about we set up a group meeting, and, with MSN instant chat, skype, or whatever there is, we all get some notes down so we can kick this project into action.

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RaiserZero Wrote:How about we set up a group meeting, and, with MSN instant chat, skype, or whatever there is, we all get some notes down so we can kick this project into action.

I'm all for this... Pretty much everyone knows how to use skype, so let's use that. I'll make a new room specifically for this... Add me, my name is Absent Insomniac.

Shoot me a message over skype and I'll add you to the chat room.

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Absentinsomniac Wrote:
RaiserZero Wrote:How about we set up a group meeting, and, with MSN instant chat, skype, or whatever there is, we all get some notes down so we can kick this project into action.

I'm all for this... Pretty much everyone knows how to use skype, so let's use that. I'll make a new room specifically for this... Add me, my name is Absent Insomniac.

Shoot me a message over skype and I'll add you to the chat room.
You assume too quickly. I have never used Skype in my life, for I have no friends.

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^Actually, I made my skype specifically for this site. So eh.

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Count me in. Are we going to be paying for the website? Or using some free host?

Also, getting the name out is vital. We need to grab peoples attention, make them listen to what we have to say. Its all great having a website but its useless if no one reads it. We should be advertising the website link with a small, professional introduction in places such a teen forums, teacher forums, parent forums etc. On YouTube there are quite a few videos opposing school. We need to contact all those who have commented informing them of the group. Finding someone with similar views with a lot of subscribers would be highly advantageous. I know of one person who might just be up for that and he has 43,000 subscribers.

Maybe having a video introduction on the website about who we are, what we believe and what our aims are would be more effective than text.

These are just some ideas that have come into my head. A group meeting would be good.

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Alright cool, I'll add you. And soulriser said she wouldn't mind putting up a page for it, so that'd be cool. If not, we can probably get a fund together or one of us will be able to pay for it.

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Should we set a time and a date for the Chat?

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Yeah, I'd recommend setting up a date so that other people can join us too, what's your best time? ( I'm free whenever )

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After school on Wednesday alright with everyone?

That is, let's say, 5:00 pm eastern time.

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Alright, anyone else that wants to join the chat anytime, type your names here but it has to be SKYPE, if you don't have it, you can download it for free and it's very simple to use, but that's just an option, you're not forced to or anything ...

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What's that time difference between eastern time and pacific?

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I probably won't be able to make it cause I'll still be in school, but on skype I'm itsurgrlcass, so add me anyway

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5PM Eastern=2PM Pacific. It's funny, 'cause schools close at 3PM over here.

Luckily, I have no school so I'll be on all day.

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Lucky! School gets out at 2:45 where I live, pacific time. So the earliest I can go on is 3:00 pm on a good day :(

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5PM EST = 10PM GMT

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itsurgrlcass Wrote:Lucky! School gets out at 2:45 where I live, pacific time. So the earliest I can go on is 3:00 pm on a good day :(

Don't worry about that, I guess we can delay the meeting a bit or something, if AbsentInsomniac doesn't mind.

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Elfy Wrote:5PM EST = 10PM GMT

I can make it Smile
You got Skype?

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So, should we delay it to a weekend or something? Let's make sure we have as many people on as possible.

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Absentinsomniac Wrote:So, should we delay it to a weekend or something? Let's make sure we have as many people on as possible.
Yeah, the weekend would be a better idea.

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Well, I wouldn't mind at all, but one thing, can you chat with a group of more than 3people on Skype?

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