"Leah, the questions are mainly to screen for obvious spammers and give us a chance to let someone know they might not be in the right "place".
On that note, the focus of the network is radical unschooling, not being a radical…"
It's also a Really Good Idea, if you're interested in the discussion forum, to read for awhile first and get a "feel" for the format, there. It's different than anywhere except other radical unschooling discussions, and I don't like to see people get their feelings hurt. Forum guidelines are Here.
If you're looking to connect with others with similar interests (besides unschooling - we're a very diverse bunch!) check out the Groups section. You'll find a gentle support group, a group for Christian unschoolers,African American unschoolers, a group discussing issues of social justice, local groups, groups for people who like gardening and more!
Also please check out the calender of events down on the main page - see if there's an unschooling conference or gathering near you, or if you know of one that isn't listed, add it! There's nothing like meeting in person.