By mutschler on Tue, May 21, 2013 - 5:26pm

Another casual get together in the Portland Suburbs

I am having a casual get together this Saturday at 2 pm at my home in West Linn.

Anyone interested is welcome.  RSVP is appreciated but not required.

We will discuss all things Peak and I will share my preparations, including solar hot water, solar electric, home chickens, composting, insulation, etc. 

4993 Mapleton Dr., West Linn, OR 97068


Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 - 1:28pm

Almost at the 500-Member Milestone!

In just 3 short months, the Gold & Silver Group here at has grown to nearly 500 members.

Will you be the one to push us over the 500-member milestone?

To join, simply click here and then click the big blue "Join Today" button. 

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 - 10:07pm

Micro-Tutorial Videos

We've just published a suite of short "how-to" videos for using Groups.

When you have a moment, please check them out here:

A few questions:

  • are they useful?
  • are they easy to follow?
  • what other features or functionality would you like to see similar "micro-tutorials" for? (I'm guessing one will be how to use our spell-check feature)

Please share your feedback in the Comments section below.



By V2 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 - 10:03pm

Suggestions for Inaugural Meetup

This is an open discussion for members to suggest easily accessible locations for a meetup. Please consider the wide range of places that people could be hailing from.

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 - 4:04pm

Daily Recap Email Coming to Groups

As discussed previously in this group, we're proceeding with activating a daily recap email for the Groups you're in.

If there has been new activity (new post or comments) in a Group you belong to, you'll receive an email digest at the end of the day.

This will help keep you updated of recent content without having to remember to check the site.

And if you decide you don't want the notification, you'll be easily able to turn it off (and turn it back on at a later date if you so choose)

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 - 1:05am

Getting Alerted When Your Group Gets Updated

From what we hear and observe, Groups' Achilles' Heel right now is that it's too difficult to see when new content has been contributed.

There's no process to alert you when new content has been posted to your Group(s). And so the burden falls on the user to remember to check, and checking your Group(s) take a cumbersome number of steps.

So how to address?

Our plan is: triggered email alerts.

In the future, all members of a Group will receive an email alert when each of the following occurs:

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 - 11:33pm

Improving Groups

Welcome to the Test Kitchen! 

If you particpate in this Group, you can expect to receive one to several emails per week from me asking for your brief input. Sometimes I'll bounce ideas we're planning off you, sometimes I'll ask really general questions to get inspiration on where we should focus next. At other times, I'll invite you to beta test a new feature before we release it publicly on the site. 

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 - 4:44pm

Have you joined or created a Group in your local area yet?

Our new Groups are designed to enable you to find and connect with like-minded people in your local area.

Since launching 2 weeks ago, nearly 50 groups have been created in the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Mideast.

Have you joined one yet?

If not, it's simple: