Not all members are approved, and please don't try to add someone yourself. Explanations are below.
Not all members are approved
JUST READ and don't join the group if your facebook page is private or mostly secret. If you're that unwilling to let people see, then you REALLY don't want any of these posts where others can see them, which might happen if you post or comment.
If a moderator looks at your page and it has one or three of these conditions, you should just bookmark this page, and come read.
Made-up name or business nameThere are other things that can make it seem someone's not a good invitee to an international discussion of how unschooling works well. But the good news is that you can all look at these discussions without being members of the group.
If you are approved, JUST READ and don't post until you've been here a while and read this (maybe two or three times):
Another post on that topic:
"Open group" doesn't mean anyone can join. It means the posts are visible to people who have not joined, so don't post what you don't want to share in public.
from a post in January 2015:
Sometimes we reject someone who might have been fine, and daily we reject several people who are clearly spammers, or childless salespeople, or political cranks who like fury more than they want joy.
Don't try to add someone yourself.
Please do not add anyone to the group. Their membership will not be approved.
—Alex Polikowsky, August 2015
Don't try to add someone else to the group; that will be rejected. If you think they might like it, send a link and let them decide to apply.
—Sandra Dodd, June 2015
The group is public
REMINDER: This is a public group. It shows on people's pages. Anyone can read this, even if they are not members.
Someone deleted her post (which deleted ALL the responses—a lot of other people's time and effort, gone). It's difficult to help people see the purpose of this group, but we do keep trying. The "about," the pinned post, the files.... but when people are here on a phone or iPad, it's not so easy to find those things. Even on a computer it's not all in one place, but there are links to this, where it IS in one place: