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Nominate good sites

RATS is looking for more sites to join the network. If you know of any good ones deserving recognition, please post a link to them here. Here's a general guide to the kind of sites we're looking for:

* Does the site have something to do with schools or youth rights?
* Does the site aim to help young people change their schools for the better?
* Does the site aim to help people start unschooling or homeschooling?
* Does the site expose some ugly truths about a particular school, or schools in general?

The above requirements are a general guide for what kind of sites RATS is looking for. The site can be about any or all of these things, or related things. If it doesn't quite fit those descriptions but you think it still belongs, submit it anyway. However, there are some things that we can't accept in the network.

We cannot accept sites with:

* Pornography, or any kind of perverted stuff
* Promoting stealing, making bombs, destroying things, breaking things, or hurting anyone
* Posting personal information about people (teachers' full names, phone numbers, addresses etc)

The site owner will also have to place the navbar somewhere on the site, so it would be handy if they're not too hard to contact Wink [don't post their email addresses here - spambots pick them up].

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what about antischool blogs?

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lifeischeese Wrote:what about antischool blogs?

very good question... i guess it would depend what the blog is about. if it's lots of ranting, then i'd rather just link to it, cause i want RATS to be more about things that people will find useful, or sites that are about doing stuff... know what i mean? Smile

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Student activist organization websites

Hey, you might consider doing some "targeted outreach" to let youth-led school activism groups know you're out here... check out http://www.soundout.org/activism.html for names and websites.
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freechild Wrote:Hey, you might consider doing some "targeted outreach" to let youth-led school activism groups know you're out here... check out http://www.soundout.org/activism.html for names and websites.

thanks, i'll go through the list Wink

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i put the html on my site, but its not on the list

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lifeischeese Wrote:i put the html on my site, but its not on the list

well, RATS is kind of more like about ... well let me be lame and paste from the main page, since i'm too damn lazy to reword it right now Razz

"an attempt to link together the many different people from all over the world who are either trying to do something to change schools for the better, or help people to start unschooling/homeschooling.."

sooo i'll link your site in the ASD, but it's not really RATS material, if you know what i mean? Smile

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SoulRiser Wrote:"an attempt to link together the many different people from all over the world who are either trying to do something to change schools for the better, or help people to start unschooling/homeschooling.."

So i guess blackbooty.com doesnt feature in the great scheme of things?

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P.I.M.P. Wrote:
SoulRiser Wrote:"an attempt to link together the many different people from all over the world who are either trying to do something to change schools for the better, or help people to start unschooling/homeschooling.."

So i guess blackbooty.com doesnt feature in the great scheme of things?

different kind of linking, pimp.

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P.I.M.P. Wrote:So i guess blackbooty.com doesnt feature in the great scheme of things?

afraid not. sorry PIMP... you're gonna have to get that linked elsewhere Razz

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I think i need a new website... any ideas?

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P.I.M.P. Wrote:I think i need a new website... any ideas?

haha, so you're tired of blackbooty.com now? never thought i'd see the day! Cool

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yea its kinda getting old isnt it?

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P.I.M.P. Wrote:yea its kinda getting old isnt it?

:eek::eek::eek:

really? wow... Cool

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what about

unschooling rings/blogs/sites/groups/chats/lists/wikis/boards/forums...etc.
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flcao Wrote:unschooling rings/blogs/sites/groups/chats/lists/wikis/boards/forums...etc.

that'd be great...

care to suggest a few specific ones? the phone bill would be horrendous if i tried to track down the best ones all by myself :razz:

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A random site (not the best) i found on google (btw we're on top when somebody searches anti school

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/bygranite/uniforms/

Sorry dont have much time before i go to school (the irony) but there was a trojan released a year ago called the AntiSchool trojan, apparently the only good way to stop it is to kill the process it is running. I'll try and get hold of it.

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thanks... i've send the person a request to join :biggrin:

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i fund a good one:
http://www.geocities.com/gamemuse/schoolchaos.html

i nominated it for the ring. actually, there was an article from soulriser on the site.

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http://www.jinx.com
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