Thanks for taking this on Barbara. As others have mentioned, I too would prefer a non-Facebook platform as I rarely go there but go to PP several times during the week. For me nothing will take the place of the in-person meetings in Sebastapol so I plan to make than an annual event but would appreciate a PP centric forum as well. Having some location info would be useful too as I would like to know who the other Houston area PP members are.
Yes, what was I thinking??? Agree that we shouldn’t use FB.
Thanks for organizing us!
Hello all! Grapevine, Texas here. Love the new option for the avatar (new to me anyway). My alter ego. I would love to stay in touch with all here or some other option but I won’t be on Facebook.
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Thanx to Barbara for the organizing effort.
I’m pleased to have been one of ten Sebastopol attendees from Colorado. We have experienced first-hand the importance of face-to-face communication, having had four local gatherings since Chris and Adam’s Denver seminar a year ago. It’s a great way to share experiences, talk about issues, and build community capital.
I avoid Facebook. In Denver, we had the benefit of a seminar attendance list to get us organized, so think a Google contact sheet for Sebastopol would be a valuable resource for folks who would like to organize local meetups or just connect one-to-one with nearby members of the PP community.
Let’s do it!
Lauren from Honolulu here. It was really nice meeting and talking with a number of you at the conference. And I know there were tons of great people I didn’t get the chance to meet.
While I completely hear and agree the concerns about FB, a bunch of us are already on it/have accepted the Faustian bargain for now. And it is a convenient place to host groups with a good interface so I believe for those of us on FB, there would be a lot of value in an FB group. Especially since some people here probably check FB quite regularly. Those of us on it might as well take advantage of its perks, no? That said, I think keeping a group here makes sense as well.
I’m fine with having my email, name and city on a Google doc. In addition, I think it would be worthwhile to include a section where you mention your interests related to the site (monetary policy is one for me, for example) and maybe what you do for work or what you do for your passion project or something like that which could give us a better idea of if we have common interests we could connect on.
First, I forgot to thank Barbara for spearheading the effort!
And second I missed the second page of responses, which were pretty much all anti-FB. Is there anyone else who thinks an FB group is a good idea? I think there was one or two other commenters in favor of it in the beginning. Don’t want to be pushing it if the group doesn’t like the idea, but figured there are some of us on FB anyway and it’s a good way to keep connected.
I agree, Facebook should be avoided and a Google contact sheet is a good idea with no addresses.
I live in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Finally the snow has gone after a foot of it came down overnight on May 3rd.
I also don’t trust Facebook, and I don’t have an account and don’t really want to create one.
I’m from the Bay Area, specifically Berkeley. I would love to get together with other locals to discuss, strategize, and work together to expand and deepen our preparedness.
Hi Redcloud. I’m in the Bay Area also and was at the Seminar. I may or may not have met you since I met so many wonderful people. I’m just outside of SF and would be interested in meeting in person sometime. I also met a gentleman from Marin who showed interest in meeting as well, however I forgot his name. Let’s see if we can get a local group together.
I’d prefer a simple google sheet. Also interested in any Bay Area locals who’d like to get together in person.