start forming localized communities
It’s time to get in contact with PP members in your region and form secondary communications, such as signal group chats or email threads through ProtonMail. Seek out like-minded locals and start a conversation, get involved.
As we’ve seen, the U.N. has begun targeting private websites on the domain level.
History will show that people warning us of what to come are often early, but not wrong. I think it’s time for those who aren’t new here to move past the shock and fear phase and begin moving forward positively and constructively to take advantage of the many opportunities at hand.
Start making groups and forming chats in your region. Take down emails, numbers, whatever information you’re comfortable sharing. Set up meet-ups, perhaps at your local library on Saturdays at 9:00 AM, and learn how you can be of service. This is the new way forward, and it’s not a race but a marathon. It’s time for us to take the initiative and lead the way into the new world.
We have a Washington state signal group. Vetted Washington members are welcome.
We should start organizing regions form tribe members. Maybe a start with separate section for posts or maybe we need a secure chat app on the site?
The new site should be given a section specifically for connecting with members of your region, and a simple guide.
I think there already is a section like this, but perhaps the new site can make it more visible.
There are numerous conversations that I’d prefer to be behind a paywall, nominally beyond the grasp of webcrawling search engines. Details on member locations and contact info especially should not be easily accessed by search engines. Privacy is a value.
Yes , should be behind a paywall.
FYI: the new site is in active Beta testing mode. The bugs are being found and squashed. UI is being refined.
The new site does have an opt-in mechanism for PPers to provide info in order to find other nearby self-identifying PPers.
Hang in. There’s a lot of site and features to review, but it’s coming.
There is a “Local PP Groups” forum that can be found here. But it hasn’t been used much, maybe because it’s all out in the open.
I too would like to find like minded individuals in my area. Rather than wait for the new site, are there other ways to do this? Perhaps an article about ways of finding others would be helpful, assuming there’s enough material for one.
someone in our area hung up a flier in our local grocery store and listed a meeting place and also had a website. It was about vaccine mandates, but you could make it about anything you wanted to share..of course you might get anyone..but it is worth a shot
Somebody I know was invited to a home to have a meal. 20 invitations were hand written and hand delivered. 30 people sat down at a table, ate, and talked to each other. Thus, a community was formed.