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ex-Rambling. Thingite. Dog. Pythonist. Deceased.

I did a political satire on my home town and made the mistake of naming the town. I guess that you can be obscene, but not libelous.


did you get your first entry removed?

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Zorpheus - I'm so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.

No, you can't be obscene either. I continuously get moderated. Everyone has their own views on what is obscene and what is not, like wise some people don't get political humor either or humor in general.

As far as getting my first entry removed, which one was that?


did you get your first entry removed?

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ex-Rambling. Thingite. Dog. Pythonist. Deceased.

I meant that I got my introduction removed. I did small town politics and named the town (OOPS!), so they sent it to moderation and then decided to remove it. Oh, well, I'll learn the rules as I go along...


did you get your first entry removed?

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Zorpheus - I'm so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.

You can make an entry on your home town and name it if the information in the enty is true. You might want to check out the peer review section of the guide. The people their will be of great help making/fixing up/giving good ideas, on guide entrys.

So you're new around here? How long ya been around these parts?


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ex-Rambling. Thingite. Dog. Pythonist. Deceased.

Been in Texas for a long time, been on the web 2 years, been on h2g2 4 days. So far, I've had a lot of fun, mostly reading entries.
I cruise the guide for hours, even copied a few of the entries for my 14 year old son to read as part of his reading comprehension class{He's home-schooled). He'll really like the entry on the history of video games. Hay, anything to make the curriculum more interesting for the poor kid; from what I've read about some of the contributors, they are more than qualified to write articles, and their entries are more interesting than a lot of the stuff we got when we were kids.


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Zorpheus - I'm so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.

You are quite right about the researchers, they are a fun, interesting, and quite amusing bunch. They certainly know how to make seemingly boring articals very interesting reads (one of these days I might actualy give it a shot).

So your kid is home-schooled, I have been thinking about all the pros and cons of that for a couple of months now. My sister mentioned that she wanted to do that with my neice, which got me thinking about it. I don't have any kids, but when/if I do some day, would it be better if I did the home-schooling or not?
Since you are doing it, I would guess you are all for it, but would you be willing to give me your views on it. Is it all good, or are there parts that you really dislike about it? Does it take up a lot of your time, or is it time well spent with your son? How does your son like it? How about learning interaction with other kids? I'm just a bit curious about the whole thing. smiley - geek

So you are very new to H2G2 then. Have you read "the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" yet?


did you get your first entry removed?

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ex-Rambling. Thingite. Dog. Pythonist. Deceased.

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing to home school.The pros are obvious, and I wouldn't give it up for the world. The cons: your kid can become socially isolated from his peers, if you allow it. So many opportunities are made available for socialization that isolation is easily avoided. Scouting, and other clubs, church groups, fan clubs, neighborhood playtime, are a few ways to keep your kids in touch with their peers. Also, many school-sponsored sports are open to homeschooled kids.
Another thing to consider is your child's learning style. If he or she would learn better in a group of kids, then avoid homeschooling. If, like my 2, they get too easily distracted{Attention deficit disorder} then the one on one teaching style helps them to remain focused and the freedom allows them to work off extra energy, making school fun instead of frustrating and self-defeating. Plenty of opportunities present themselves daily for me to teach them self-discipline; I don't expect a 14 year old and a 9 year old to fight their own bodies for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and I don't want them on drugs. Check with the guide. There are links to other home schoolers in h2g2.
Next, you need to be aware of your state's regulations on home schooling and documentation, as well as the curriculum needs and learning goals for each age group and in each subject. Check out web sites and the local library.
Finally, you need to clear a huge amount of time on your calender. For every hour that my kids are in school, I spend at least one planning it, and at least one on implimentation and assessment. It has to be effective; if you don't teach them anything, they won't have the resources to achieve their goals as adults.
All that being said, the resources you need in order to teach your kids are readily available. Teachers' supply stores, book stores, the web, software, the library, educational t.v. and videos, homeschooling support groups...the list goes on...
My kids both tell me that they like being home schooled. They don't like some of their lessons, which tells me that I'm not being too easy on them. The time that I'm spending with them is irreplacable...now that Brian is 14, I realise that he'll be independant soon, and yet we have a great relationship. I know that my kids will come to me if they need input, but I haven't fostered over-dependance.
"I like homeschooling. I don't like some of the subjects that we study. I don't like spelling or math. I like history; the history channel, when it covers something interesting , tends to go into it with a little more depth." Brian told me. When I asked him if any of the subects that we study s***ked, he replied"It's impossible for a subject to s**ck, mother, it doesn't have a mouth."
That's my boy! Sami appreciates the attention; she's a togeatherness person, (A.K.A. an attention hound...Brian said.}
Yep, I've read 4 books by B. A. I liked the refridgerator god in Dirk Gently.


did you get your first entry removed?

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Zorpheus - I'm so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.

Man, I'm going to have to read the Dirk Gently series again. I don't remember the refridgerator god. I read them... gosh, like 10 years ago and I don't realy remember anything about that series anymore.


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Zorpheus - I'm so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.

Oh, thanks for your input on home schooling. I did look at a couple of other sights and it seems like something I will probably do. I might have to research this again if/when I have kids, and they are old enough to start going to school. So I have a good couple of years to go yet.


did you get your first entry removed?

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ex-Rambling. Thingite. Dog. Pythonist. Deceased.

I read dirk gently 10 years ago, too, I guess. I remember the refrigerator god because it was so good. No one would clean the refrigerator all through the book, and finally the crud inside gained sentience, and emerged as a new, and malevolent god.


did you get your first entry removed?

Post 11

If the universe is infinite, then im "a" center, 21+4^1+8+9=42

i recently had my intro removed from my space, its been there for 6 weeks and they just noticed it had my name on it


did you get your first entry removed?

Post 12

If the universe is infinite, then im "a" center, 21+4^1+8+9=42

i recently had my intro removed from my space, its been there for 6 weeks and they just noticed it had my email address


did you get your first entry removed?

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If the universe is infinite, then im "a" center, 21+4^1+8+9=42

sorry, the first was a mistake, it had my email address on it, not my name, sorry


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