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General Chat Thread, EduGeek, hurrah in General; Has a black hole opened up! I now have access to Edugeek in School - how fantastic. Hope its not ...
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    Cool EduGeek, hurrah

    Has a black hole opened up!

    I now have access to Edugeek in School - how fantastic.

    Hope its not short lived

    Anyone else within the lgfl area or is it just me!

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    Make your LA Personnel aware of the site. It is LA Allowed in my borough within LGfL and I believe as a BECTA resource it is meant to be available anyway.

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    Lgfl use atomwide for there content filtering don't they? I did argue lots with Atomwide about it and they said that it was still a forum so it should be blocked and didn't get a monkeys it was becta approved. So i then filled out the form so unblock the stuff i wanted and therefore i now get access at work!

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    I also spoke with Atomwide and they stated that it is an LA by LA option to allow it. They do not recognise it as an educational resource in spite of it being on the Becta list of support groups and suppliers, Engage. Strangely enough they allow Capita SupportNet and RM Forums. I did not want to take it any further at the time but Chris might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I also spoke with Atomwide and they stated that it is an LA by LA option to allow it. They do not recognise it as an educational resource in spite of it being on the Becta list of support groups and suppliers, Engage. Strangely enough they allow Capita SupportNet and RM Forums. I did not want to take it any further at the time but Chris might.
    I did actually pretty much say that when i emailed them, they had a forum on the support site and one point and i asked them to block that as it was a forum, the guy didn't like my point of view

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I also spoke with Atomwide and they stated that it is an LA by LA option to allow it. They do not recognise it as an educational resource in spite of it being on the Becta list of support groups and suppliers, Engage. Strangely enough they allow Capita SupportNet and RM Forums. I did not want to take it any further at the time but Chris might.
    Pretty nasty of them tbh, if I had know before the LGFL conf I would have brought it up with them....
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I did actually pretty much say that when i emailed them, they had a forum on the support site and one point and i asked them to block that as it was a forum, the guy didn't like my point of view
    I am really suprised a company acts this way, the only thing I can assume is that they dont like edugeek because people have complained on here about them in the past where I doubt that happens as much on the others.

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    I think that the fact that LGfL were recommending the use of EduGeek at their last conference should go some way to proving it is a legitimate resource.

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    There view as far as they told me was that the LEA has specified that all forums (except ones specified by the lea capita supportnet etc) should be blocked therefore as they class edugeek as a forum they block it. To be honest they are normally pretty good at sorting most of our problems in a quick efficient manner. just the content filtering side of things is a nightmare! most networking issues i tend to go straight to redstone! alot easier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I think that the fact that LGfL were recommending the use of EduGeek at their last conference should go some way to proving it is a legitimate resource.
    thats probly why the OP can now get on edugeek!

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    Great to hear from you all.

    Lets hope its not a glitch.

    Not in school until monday now, but will check back. Does seem rather silly to recommend a site and not let us have access to it.


    It is always the first place I check (at home) when I have a problem.

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    I may have to email some Very Important People in the morning to have this look at this further on our behalf I think.
    If it is simply nastiness on Atomwides part it is very unprofessional IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I may have to email some Very Important People in the morning to have this look at this further on our behalf I think.
    If it is simply nastiness on Atomwides part it is very unprofessional IMHO.
    I'm not 100% sure the blame lies with Atomwide (although it might) they just tell me its the LEA's policy and they are under contract with them, so enforce the policy. If you would like the name and Contact details of the ICT in schools officer for west sussex let me know.

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