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"Official" Parents' Forum

Post by OKS » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:24 pm

Has anyone been able to access the Parents' Forum on the new "School like no other" website? I just cannot work out how to do it! Keeps telling me to go to a security site but the link doesn't seem to work! Help!

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by Fairy » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:31 pm

I had the same problem, but to be honest when I logged on prior to the changes there was hardly anything on there so I just use this one :)

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by ailurophile » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:45 pm

I have just managed to log onto the official Parents' Forum, but the only discussion currently on there is a thread with a few people asking why all the previous discussions have vanished!

I notice that there's also a link on the new website to a Parents' Portal, but there's nothing on that yet either...

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by OKS » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:12 pm

How did you log on? I can't seem to do it. Is the username and password they sent us relevant on the new website? Can't follow the link to the security site either! All rather irritating.............

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by ailurophile » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:53 pm

How did you log on? I can't seem to do it. Is the username and password they sent us relevant on the new website?
I clicked on the 'Current Parent' link at the top of the home page, then selected 'Parent Forum' from the menu on the right hand side of the page, then signed in using the username and password supplied by the school. I've just tried this again and it works for me. It's just irritating that there's no longer anything on the Forum when you finally get to it!!

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:17 pm

PARENTS !

Maybe a polite word to the School Office ?
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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by OKS » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:50 pm

Very strange, it now works! Didn't do anything differently either. But you're right, there's nothing on it!

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by lippizaner » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:41 am

I got details of how to log on to it with the starter pack and did so, but there was nothing on it worth looking at. I guess everyone is on here.

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by jtaylor » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:45 am

Unfortunately sounds like the school have missed a trick there.

It's really difficult to get a critical-mass on a discussion forum - it takes a lot of time and effort - but once it's got that then it has a momentum and life of its own.
To then lose all the old topics sets you back to the start, and potentially even further back - irritating any regular users through losing their posts.

I'm glad the CH Forum is serving a purpose for parents - I'd never identified parents as an audience when I started it, but seems obvious now!

Parents are some of the school's strongest advocates (and my mum is still!) - they see the benefits to their children, often more than the kids themselves - so parents are a largely untapped PR service which the school should make the most of, and keep on side in every way possible!

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by Volupturaptor » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:53 am

It's very sad that the school's own forum hasn't really taken off, and as already said, going back to square one with it isn't going to help. But I suspect the reason it's not used is precisely because it is part of the schools own website. I imagine people are happier to post here, with less fear of getting themselves, or their children into trouble.

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by lippizaner » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:36 pm

Probably true! Though I believe the school peruses this site!

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by J.R. » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:00 pm

lippizaner wrote:Probably true! Though I believe the school peruses this site!

You might say that. I couldn't possibly comment !!
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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:04 am

Yes, but still, they are perusing an unofficial site.

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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by J.R. » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:14 am

Volupturaptor wrote:Yes, but still, they are perusing an unofficial site.

True, then why would they 'peruse' it ?
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Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:22 pm

For the same reasons as the rest of us! :D

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