How often do you look at the PP.com site?

brighton_roy
By brighton_roy on Fri, May 24, 2013 - 5:15am
Every day
78% (14 votes)
A few times a week
11% (2 votes)
A couple of times a week or less
11% (2 votes)
Total votes: 18

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brighton_roy
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why the poll?

I thought if I set up a few polls - which are quick and easy to answer - we could get an idea of which members are actually active on the site, and kick off some interesting conversations.

The group has been pretty quiet since I set it up a year ago, and I'd like to see what we can do to generate some more activity and interaction among us.

I'm sure we all have ideas worth sharing, and it would be great to have some conversations that are more directly relevant to UK members.

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UK Seminar?

Here's an idea to get UK members together:

I see that the new blog on the main site is regarding the Kripalu seminar. I'm certainly not going to go to America to attend one.

Is there any chance of Chris having one in the UK?

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good idea!

I think it's a great idea, and one I think we should put to Chris and Adam.  I guess the logistics of it may make it quite expensive to run in the UK, but it's definitely worth asking the question.  I don't know how many attendees would be needed to make it viable, but let's start getting the ball rolling at least.  I'll make this the subject of my next poll!

 

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I'd definitely attend any

I'd definitely attend any seminar run by Chris in the UK - I seriously looked in to using air miles to get to the last one in the US, but knew I wouldn't win any discussion with the OH if I suggested it :(

Saying that, with all due respect to Chris and Adam, I'd rather see the UK Group more active instead.  The main website is excellent and covers most, if not all, of what Chris might say.  However, an active UK group would help interpret that in to a more UK specific message.  This is particularly true of financial resilience.

 

 

 

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To all here, a suggestion.

What would be interesting is if each member had the flag of their country beside their name.

Age group. Elders seem isolated by some posts .

I'm from Canada and sometimes I feel I'm alone in my corner. I connect on global issues but not locally or nationally.

Each country has their own agricultural zones, financial and political parameters.

Sonya

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agreed on a more active UK group

I agree that the site is an excellent source of information and it's not surprising that it is often US-centric, given where most of the members and contributors are based.  Most of the talking points apply over here too of course, and to give some UK context to them could be really helpful.

The reality is we are small in number, so for this group to become more active will require an effort from most of the UK members who are regularly using the site. 

How about we set an objective to arrange a PP UK members meet up some time this year?  I think it is quite difficult building relationships online from scratch, but to actually meet each other could really help us be more productive and useful.  it may be easier said than done as I'm sure we're spread around the country, but we really have nothing to lose here...

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UK Seminar

Hi Tranquilsaint,

I am pleased to see my idea went down well. I see there are only 41 members in the UK, (though presumably a lot of them would bring family.)

Would it be worth contacting the Belgian, and German groups to see if there is enough interest to persuade Chris to come to the UK?

James

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good work

Well done James, I see you have taken the opportunity to ask this question for the upcoming podcast.  Let's hope Chris can address this and we can start the ball rolling.  Definitely worth asking the other European groups too, and of course we wouldn't necessarily have to hold the seminar in London or even in the UK, although it would probably make sense to hold it near one of the major airports.

I was fortunate to spend some time with Chris and Adam last time they were in London and I'm sure if there's enough demand they would be happy to look in to this idea.  Plus of course, a seminar wouldn't necessarily have to be for PP members only - I've introduced a few people to the Crash Course who would definitely be interested, even if though they aren't members...

Roy

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Disappointed

Like the other person who commented, I was very disappointed in the replies to the question & answer session.

There are now nearly sixty questions, and Chris, Becca & Adam answered maybe three of them that seemed to suit their agenda. I begin to wonder if this site is more geared to making a living for its founders, than genuinely spreading a message of preparedness.

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i know where you're coming from

I get why some people are a bit disappointed from this podcast, I myself felt a bit frustrated that we heard so much about this amazing seminar that I won't be able to attend.  I'm glad Adam has posted the update explaining they already have some more material to post soon

I think the reality is the site does have a dual purpose i.e. to make a living for its founders, and to spread the message of preparedness.  For me, the fact that a lot of material is available free of charge (including the Crash course, of course) gives me confidence that Chris and co. are acting out of the best of intentions. 

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