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Re: bike ride - we're here #bike

 
Edited

Hi Val - me too!  I was up till 3:30 am and almost certainly would have baled had I not been the organizer - I guess we are both night birds.  I participated in a "hackathon" downtown for social good projects and had a 9 am deadline - I am getting too old for that kind of stuff :-(
 
That being said, it was an enjoyable ride - met a nice neighbor Trudy who took us on a side route through Campland.  They apparently have free outdoor concerts that look like fun that I need to remember to check out.   
 
Everyone was low energy today though and we just did the "halfway around the bay ride" and came back by Ingraham bridge.   Peter tells me it was 8 miles though - not bad, and we had some interesting conversations as we always do.   I can' do it next Sunday but absolutely want to do more of these - including on weekdays - and of course, people are free to plan or propose their own rides.   Thanks again for your continued support.  I am going back to bed now :-)
 
Rob
 
p.s. Technically this post should have gone out on the "bike" subgroup but I screwed that up - Jay mentioned it and that might have confused other people as well.  The system is still not configured completely but I do think it will work and appreciate everyone's patience. 

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM Val <Valturnerr@...> wrote:
Hi Rob,
 
Sorry I missed the bike ride today, I went to bed at 4am! I didn’t have the energy to join you guys this morning. 😞

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 11:10 AM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
 

 

 

 

 


Re: Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay - Sun, 04/14/2019 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Peter Scheir
 

Thanks Rob, my son and i will likely join. 

Peter

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 9:30 AM everyone@PB40.groups.io Calendar <everyone@pb40.groups.io> wrote:

Reminder:
Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
11:00am to 1:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Fanuel Park

Organizer:
Rob Gordon rob@... 85-848-5001

Description:

Tomorrow (Sunday) we'll be getting back in gear with a socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay. Nothing too fancy - just a "shakedown" trip to make sure our bikes are in order and our bodies are put on alert that more rides are coming. We generally don't go to lunch during or after these rides and it should be two hours or less, so you will have the rest of your Sunday afternoon to do whatever you want.
 
Get some exercise, fresh air, meet some neighbors. What's to lose? We will leave at 11 am from Fanuel Park and will likely head east first. I would also like to make plans for more rides and getting neighbors who love bike riding in Pacific Beach (of all levels) better interconnected - sort of a "rolling meeting".   Please join the PB40 Bike Club at this link below if you haven't already done so. Hope to see you there!
 

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Re: bike ride - we're here #bike

Val
 

Hi Rob,

Sorry I missed the bike ride today, I went to bed at 4am! I didn’t have the energy to join you guys this morning. 😞

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 11:10 AM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:


bike ride - we're here #bike

 


Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay - Sun, 04/14/2019 11:00am-1:00pm #cal-reminder

everyone@PB40.groups.io Calendar <everyone@...>
 

Reminder:
Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
11:00am to 1:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Fanuel Park

Organizer:
Rob Gordon rob@... 85-848-5001

Description:

Tomorrow (Sunday) we'll be getting back in gear with a socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay. Nothing too fancy - just a "shakedown" trip to make sure our bikes are in order and our bodies are put on alert that more rides are coming. We generally don't go to lunch during or after these rides and it should be two hours or less, so you will have the rest of your Sunday afternoon to do whatever you want.
 
Get some exercise, fresh air, meet some neighbors. What's to lose? We will leave at 11 am from Fanuel Park and will likely head east first. I would also like to make plans for more rides and getting neighbors who love bike riding in Pacific Beach (of all levels) better interconnected - sort of a "rolling meeting".   Please join the PB40 Bike Club at this link below if you haven't already done so. Hope to see you there!
 
https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike

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Re: Event: Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay - Sunday, 14 April 2019 #cal-invite

Val
 

I will try to make it, I am looking forward to start bike ride again, thank you Rob 

Valeria 

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 2:53 PM everyone@PB40.groups.io Calendar <everyone@pb40.groups.io> wrote:

Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
11:00am to 1:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Fanuel Park

Organizer:
rob@... 85-848-5001

Description:

Tomorrow (Sunday) we'll be getting back in gear with a socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay. Nothing too fancy - just a "shakedown" trip to make sure our bikes are in order and our bodies are put on alert that more rides are coming. We generally don't go to lunch during or after these rides and it should be two hours or less, so you will have the rest of your Sunday afternoon to do whatever you want.
 
Get some exercise, fresh air, meet some neighbors. What's to lose? We will leave at 11 am from Fanuel Park and will likely head east first. I would also like to make plans for more rides and getting neighbors who love bike riding in Pacific Beach (of all levels) better interconnected - sort of a "rolling meeting".   Please join the PB40 Bike Club at this link below if you haven't already done so. Hope to see you there!
 


Event: Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay - Sunday, 14 April 2019 #cal-invite

everyone@PB40.groups.io Calendar <everyone@...>
 

Socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay

When:
Sunday, 14 April 2019
11:00am to 1:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Fanuel Park

Organizer:
rob@... 85-848-5001

Description:

Tomorrow (Sunday) we'll be getting back in gear with a socially paced bike ride around Mission Bay. Nothing too fancy - just a "shakedown" trip to make sure our bikes are in order and our bodies are put on alert that more rides are coming. We generally don't go to lunch during or after these rides and it should be two hours or less, so you will have the rest of your Sunday afternoon to do whatever you want.
 
Get some exercise, fresh air, meet some neighbors. What's to lose? We will leave at 11 am from Fanuel Park and will likely head east first. I would also like to make plans for more rides and getting neighbors who love bike riding in Pacific Beach (of all levels) better interconnected - sort of a "rolling meeting".   Please join the PB40 Bike Club at this link below if you haven't already done so. Hope to see you there!
 
https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

David cCausson
 

the week after would be better for me, friend is getting surgery the week of the 19th,so 25th or 26th? ok? and the fox sound's great!
should be fun.

thank's Rob
David C

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 10:14 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:

Hi David - that sounds great - you got me hooked on pool.  

What do you think about combining pool night and a happy hour?   I think we kicked that around at the last pool night.  I was thinking of another happy hour at Silver Fox, and meet in back where the pool tables are.  The last time we met there was lots of fun.  I was thinking a week from Friday on the 19th?  You could do one earlier if you want.  These should be a little easier to organize with the "pool sharks and wannabes" set aside as a separate list.   Thanks again for organizing those - I have really enjoyed them. 

Rob


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

 

Hi David - that sounds great - you got me hooked on pool.  

What do you think about combining pool night and a happy hour?   I think we kicked that around at the last pool night.  I was thinking of another happy hour at Silver Fox, and meet in back where the pool tables are.  The last time we met there was lots of fun.  I was thinking a week from Friday on the 19th?  You could do one earlier if you want.  These should be a little easier to organize with the "pool sharks and wannabes" set aside as a separate list.   Thanks again for organizing those - I have really enjoyed them. 

Rob


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

 

Hi Lila - I am planning a bike ride for this Sunday - just a simple one around Mission Bay.  I  will post about it tomorrow.   If you can't make that one, I do plan to do them more frequently, and I hope other people will plan some rides also.  Your tandem bike sounds like fun.

Rob


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

 

Thank you Robin - always working weekends must not be too much fun, but we sometimes plan weekday events - other people have asked about that too.  Plus there is nothing wrong with activities that only involve a few people.  Not everything needs to be a huge group.  I look forward to meeting you also. 

Rob


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

lilamufti86@...
 

We can’t wait for the bike ride going to take the tandem out :)

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 6:20 PM Val <Valturnerr@...> wrote:
Thank you Rob, I am looking forward to bike ride with you guys again:)
Valeria 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone - welcome to the new PB40 platform.  I didn't expect this transfer to be completed until later this week so this caught me a little unprepared.  I had planned to write up a welcoming letter and as well as our guidelines and organizing principles, but those are essentially the same as they were on the Google Group - "be welcoming" to new members, avoid divisive community issues, that kind of thing so it is no big deal if that waits a day or two.  I have a few events I want to plan - a bike ride this weekend and maybe a happy hour or pool night the week after, plus I have a few other things I would like you to know about.  Today is super busy for me though so in the meantime feel free to poke around and if you have any ideas for fun things you would like to do by all means feel free to post. 

Rob

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Best, 

Lila Mufti


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

David cCausson
 

Hi Rob, David Clausson, let's plan another pool night? let me know when is good for you.

David

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone - welcome to the new PB40 platform.  I didn't expect this transfer to be completed until later this week so this caught me a little unprepared.  I had planned to write up a welcoming letter and as well as our guidelines and organizing principles, but those are essentially the same as they were on the Google Group - "be welcoming" to new members, avoid divisive community issues, that kind of thing so it is no big deal if that waits a day or two.  I have a few events I want to plan - a bike ride this weekend and maybe a happy hour or pool night the week after, plus I have a few other things I would like you to know about.  Today is super busy for me though so in the meantime feel free to poke around and if you have any ideas for fun things you would like to do by all means feel free to post. 

Rob


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

rkbliss1012@...
 

I haven't met you yet, but thank you so much for all the work you have put into this.  I hope to get some weekends off from work one of these days and I look forward to meeting some of my neighbors in PB.
Robin


Re: Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

Val
 

Thank you Rob, I am looking forward to bike ride with you guys again:)
Valeria 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone - welcome to the new PB40 platform.  I didn't expect this transfer to be completed until later this week so this caught me a little unprepared.  I had planned to write up a welcoming letter and as well as our guidelines and organizing principles, but those are essentially the same as they were on the Google Group - "be welcoming" to new members, avoid divisive community issues, that kind of thing so it is no big deal if that waits a day or two.  I have a few events I want to plan - a bike ride this weekend and maybe a happy hour or pool night the week after, plus I have a few other things I would like you to know about.  Today is super busy for me though so in the meantime feel free to poke around and if you have any ideas for fun things you would like to do by all means feel free to post. 

Rob


Welcome to the new PB40 Platform #moderation

 

Hi Everyone - welcome to the new PB40 platform.  I didn't expect this transfer to be completed until later this week so this caught me a little unprepared.  I had planned to write up a welcoming letter and as well as our guidelines and organizing principles, but those are essentially the same as they were on the Google Group - "be welcoming" to new members, avoid divisive community issues, that kind of thing so it is no big deal if that waits a day or two.  I have a few events I want to plan - a bike ride this weekend and maybe a happy hour or pool night the week after, plus I have a few other things I would like you to know about.  Today is super busy for me though so in the meantime feel free to poke around and if you have any ideas for fun things you would like to do by all means feel free to post. 

Rob


Yoga and Brunch #yoga

 

Next Saturday, April 13 from 10 am to 2 pm:

"Let’s have a healthy start to the weekend by doing yoga and then some fun afterwards with mimosas at the PB local. There is donation based yoga at the end of Law st on the boardwalk every weekend. The yoga is outside on the grass with amazing views of the ocean. Come out and be prepared to get a stretch in while enjoying the sun. Afterwards we’ll meet for brunch and some fun. Cheers"

Doesn't that sound nice?  I really should get my sorry ass out of bed and go to this.  It is not being organized by PB40 though - it is a Meetup group I mentioned earlier called "PB Locals" - it's not clear to me whether this group is associated with the PB Local tavern where they are going for brunch, or if that is just a coincidence.   Here is a link to this event:


Re: PB40 group platform and technology upgrade #moderation

Mariann S
 

Thank you so much for all you do to keep this group going & together.

Mariann Tozzi

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 10:37 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
Hi @Jay Glicksman   I hope all the archives here will transfer over. It is important that groups like this have "a memory" and that is actually one of the problems with trying to do this on social media - along with lots of other problems, things get "buried" in the stream pretty quickly - and some of what gets buried is really important. That is not too much of a problem for people who have been members for a long time - they have their own human memory, but it means that new people have to "start from scratch" to find out who does what and who is interested in what.  There is nothing wrong with replying to an old message if your reply is relevant.   That being said, there was a problem when I did this upgrade for my business group - it has to be in unix mbox format but the file got corrupted and I couldn't make it work so launched without it.  I hope it works this time, so knock on wood. 

As for the subgroups they work right now, but no one is in them yet.  I intend to work mostly on the PB40 Bike Club list and Pool Sharks and Wannabes - so we can hopefully have more of the "Pool Nights" that @David Claussen has been organizing.   The subgroups are just the areas where I think most people have expressed interests - some of them might not work but if not we will just try something else.   I wouldn't mind getting a "hacker beach volleyball" game going at some point - see if my aging body can still do that game.  That was mentioned early on in this group but I don't think it ever happened.  I think you mentioned on one of the bike rides that is a game you enjoy also.  Anyway, appreciate your support.  Feel free to use this list if anything else comes up - it will be a week or so until the new system is in place and this won't be shut down for at least a month.

Cheers

Rob



On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 2:16 PM Jay <jayglic@...> wrote:
Thank you for the comprehensive overview. Since these messages will disappear when the google group is terminated will there be a copy of this message (with the links to post to the different subgroups) on pb40.club?

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:28:04 AM UTC-7, Rob Gordon wrote:

Hi Everyone,


As promised, I FINALLY got around to configuring an upgrade for this Google Group and all members will be migrated to the new platform.  There is no action you need to take - the upgrade will happen automatically but will take a week or so.  Once it is up and running this Google Group will be shut down. I want to organize a bike ride this weekend so may use it one more time if it is not ready by then, but within a few weeks, it will be shut down and shortly after that deleted entirely.  If you have posted any photos you here that you didn't save elsewhere please download them before that. 


The rest of this message describes the technology and how it is organized, but you don't need to read it unless you want.  It is also email based and is really simple to use.  Some people will likely drop out during this upgrade - that happened when I did a similar upgrade for my small business group, but we quickly regained even more new members and it has been growing ever since.  If you don't want to participate in this upgrade please unsubscribe from this Google Group before noon tomorrow when I plan to start the process.  


Organizing this group initially and now rebuilding it has taken an enormous amount of time and energy, and I want to express sincere gratitude to those who acknowledged that - even in small ways. I always do my best to give credit where credit is due and don't tend to blow my own horn too much, so that has meant the world to me.  Everyone has something different to contribute and this is mine.  We all know it is not easy to make adult friends in PB - that's why at events I am seldom in the center of the action but rather looking for people on the outside of the group who don't know anyone. It's not totally selfless - I know how uncomfortable it can be to be left out of a group so I often do the same at business events - and I have met some amazing people that way.  It is also why when I wrote up the initial "organizing principles" for this group I said that being "welcoming and inclusive" should be our highest value and I would like to continue in that spirit. 


I hope everyone's week is off to a good start.  I will be seeing some of you on the other side.


Rob


***

Overview


The new system will be a combination of a few different technologies to allow us to easily plan events and communicate with each other, but the central piece will be on the "Groups.io" platform.  As with Google Groups, this is email based but gives you much more control over your account, what you see and how you interact with other members.  This technology is made by the same developer who made the original Yahoo Groups, and is an evolution of that listserve technology - it does not monitor user behavior or use an algorytym to determine what you see, and there is no advertising on the platform. The best way to think of it is as simple as a "shared email list".   


Domain and website


Because obscure urls are difficult to communicate except by email or text the "PB40 dot club" name can be used to refer new members to this group.  This is the name I coined shortly after starting this group and used it when I bought this domain last summer.  The only hard part is remembering that it is "dot club" and not "dot com".   There is really nothing there yet, but there will be by the time the migration is complete.  While putting this together, I realized I needed a "cover image" and had no idea which of the many photos I had was most appropriate so I made a "collage" of the events that we organized using this Google Group.  Take a look for yourself at the link below - those are just some of the events that were organized here and nowhere else.  While some people complained about this group, lots of people met each other through this that might not have otherwise:


PB40.club


Semi-independent subgroups


The Groups.io platform fits well with the original goals of this group - to allow everyone to be a leader and to organize events - large and small, for this neighborhood whenever they want and to be highly "inclusive" so that no one is left out.  I like it also because it can be set up to be "interest based" - with subgroups that act as independent mailing lists and "tags" that can be about anything you want.  If this is too complicated than just don't worry about it - posts can always be categorized later and messages will go out to everyone anyway, unless they have expressly excluded themselves from an interest.


To get started I have set up seven of these subgroups based on the survey of member interests we did a few months ago and a review of the interests that have been expressed in posts here.  Please understand that this does not limit us in any way - you can still send a message to everyone regardless of interest - and we can start more subgroups if we want, or eliminate ones that aren't working.  In addition, if these interests don't fit your interests there is also a "tagging" system where you can express just about any interest you want.  Still, these lists should be a fun way to connect with others in this neighborhood with similar interests.  


I'll drink to that!

https://pb40.groups.io/g/drinks

This group is for people who enjoy having a drink or two with friends, and who like PB's many fine bars and taverns.  It is for planning happy hours and other events where the drinks are front and center, as well as nights, where you would like to go out for drinks, and would like someone to join you. To post to this group simply send a message to: dri...@PB40.groups.io


The PB40 Bike Club

https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike

This group is for all things bicycle: planned rides, ideas for rides and questions about bike riding in the area of any kind: road trips, trail riding or beach cruising.   

To use this group simply send and email message to bi...@PB40.groups.io


PB Food, Cooking & Dining Connoisseurs

https://pb40.groups.io/g/foodies

This group is for foodies!  Those who enjoy fine dining, as well as those who appreciate a good hamburger or fish tacos from time to time.  Feel free to post your thoughts on local restaurants, your favorite recipes, potluck dinner plans or cooking and dining partners.  To post to this group simply send a message to foo...@PB40.groups.io


Pool Sharks and Wannabes

https://pb40.groups.io/g/pool

This group is for anyone who likes to play pool and can be used to organize more "pool nights" like the ones we have had at Society PB.  All skill levels welcome and this can be for games in local taverns or in pool halls.  To post to this group simply send a message to po...@PB40.groups.io


The PB Bookworm Club

https://pb40.groups.io/g/books

This group is for people who love books!  We have had a huge amount of interest in this and want to make sure we organize it in a way that is truely inclusive.  This can be used for book recommendations, talking about books you are reading and forming "book clubs" - large or small, where you agree to read a certain book before a certain date. To post to this group simply send a message to books@PB40.groups.io


PB Health & Fitness Buffs

https://pb40.groups.io/g/health

This group is for exercise, heath and fitness - in all its varous forms, and for finding workout partners or organizing exercise events.  To post to this group simply send a message to: hea...@PB40.groups.io


PB Makers and Creators

https://pb40.groups.io/g/arts

This group is for the artists and creators in Pacific Beach and nearby neighborhoods.   It can be used planning art related events ans will as discussion of arts, crafts, inventions and DIY projects.   To post to this group simply send a message to ar...@PB40.groups.io


Even if you post to one of these subgroups everyone in the main PB40 group will still get the message, but they are given the option to block messages from groups where they have no interest.  For example, someone who does not drink may not want to get messages from people wanting to go out for drinks, or someone who does not own a bicycle may not be interested in biking group events, etc. 


Interest Hashtags


Posts and messages can also use hashtags for less common interests.  For example, we have a few members who expressed an interest in "rollerblading" but probably not enough to form a subgroup list yet.  Unlike Google Groups, the hashtags are put right in the title, making it something like a tweet.  It works the same way the subgroups do - people can block hashtags that don't interest them.  I have come up with 27 hashtags to get started - everything from #cannabis to #volleyball.  The list is made from interests that were expressed or tags that were actually used on this group but I couldn't possibly identify all possible interest so feel free to make up you own.  The complete list is at this link. https://pb40.groups.io/g/everyone/hashtags


Again, if all this is too much, simple don't worry about it - hopefully it will make more sense once this is up and running.  To send a message to everybody simple send an email to ever...@PB40.groups.io


Thanks again for your continued support - I look forward to meeting more of you.


Rob Gordon


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Re: PB40 group platform and technology upgrade #moderation

 

Hi Val - I love South Mission Beach! We should do a happy hour at Beachcomber or the Pendant sometimes. What are you doing up at 3 AM?  In fact, what am I doing up at 3 AM? Lol - I'm going to bed!


On Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 11:09 PM Val Turner <valturnerr@...> wrote:
Hi Rob, 

Thank you for the updates! I am looking forward to bike ride with you guys again. Just so you know it, I am no longer at the same address, I moved to South Mission.

Valeria  🚴‍♀️👍

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 10:37 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
Hi @Jay Glicksman   I hope all the archives here will transfer over. It is important that groups like this have "a memory" and that is actually one of the problems with trying to do this on social media - along with lots of other problems, things get "buried" in the stream pretty quickly - and some of what gets buried is really important. That is not too much of a problem for people who have been members for a long time - they have their own human memory, but it means that new people have to "start from scratch" to find out who does what and who is interested in what.  There is nothing wrong with replying to an old message if your reply is relevant.   That being said, there was a problem when I did this upgrade for my business group - it has to be in unix mbox format but the file got corrupted and I couldn't make it work so launched without it.  I hope it works this time, so knock on wood. 

As for the subgroups they work right now, but no one is in them yet.  I intend to work mostly on the PB40 Bike Club list and Pool Sharks and Wannabes - so we can hopefully have more of the "Pool Nights" that @David Claussen has been organizing.   The subgroups are just the areas where I think most people have expressed interests - some of them might not work but if not we will just try something else.   I wouldn't mind getting a "hacker beach volleyball" game going at some point - see if my aging body can still do that game.  That was mentioned early on in this group but I don't think it ever happened.  I think you mentioned on one of the bike rides that is a game you enjoy also.  Anyway, appreciate your support.  Feel free to use this list if anything else comes up - it will be a week or so until the new system is in place and this won't be shut down for at least a month.

Cheers

Rob



On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 2:16 PM Jay <jayglic@...> wrote:
Thank you for the comprehensive overview. Since these messages will disappear when the google group is terminated will there be a copy of this message (with the links to post to the different subgroups) on pb40.club?

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:28:04 AM UTC-7, Rob Gordon wrote:

Hi Everyone,


As promised, I FINALLY got around to configuring an upgrade for this Google Group and all members will be migrated to the new platform.  There is no action you need to take - the upgrade will happen automatically but will take a week or so.  Once it is up and running this Google Group will be shut down. I want to organize a bike ride this weekend so may use it one more time if it is not ready by then, but within a few weeks, it will be shut down and shortly after that deleted entirely.  If you have posted any photos you here that you didn't save elsewhere please download them before that. 


The rest of this message describes the technology and how it is organized, but you don't need to read it unless you want.  It is also email based and is really simple to use.  Some people will likely drop out during this upgrade - that happened when I did a similar upgrade for my small business group, but we quickly regained even more new members and it has been growing ever since.  If you don't want to participate in this upgrade please unsubscribe from this Google Group before noon tomorrow when I plan to start the process.  


Organizing this group initially and now rebuilding it has taken an enormous amount of time and energy, and I want to express sincere gratitude to those who acknowledged that - even in small ways. I always do my best to give credit where credit is due and don't tend to blow my own horn too much, so that has meant the world to me.  Everyone has something different to contribute and this is mine.  We all know it is not easy to make adult friends in PB - that's why at events I am seldom in the center of the action but rather looking for people on the outside of the group who don't know anyone. It's not totally selfless - I know how uncomfortable it can be to be left out of a group so I often do the same at business events - and I have met some amazing people that way.  It is also why when I wrote up the initial "organizing principles" for this group I said that being "welcoming and inclusive" should be our highest value and I would like to continue in that spirit. 


I hope everyone's week is off to a good start.  I will be seeing some of you on the other side.


Rob


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Overview


The new system will be a combination of a few different technologies to allow us to easily plan events and communicate with each other, but the central piece will be on the "Groups.io" platform.  As with Google Groups, this is email based but gives you much more control over your account, what you see and how you interact with other members.  This technology is made by the same developer who made the original Yahoo Groups, and is an evolution of that listserve technology - it does not monitor user behavior or use an algorytym to determine what you see, and there is no advertising on the platform. The best way to think of it is as simple as a "shared email list".   


Domain and website


Because obscure urls are difficult to communicate except by email or text the "PB40 dot club" name can be used to refer new members to this group.  This is the name I coined shortly after starting this group and used it when I bought this domain last summer.  The only hard part is remembering that it is "dot club" and not "dot com".   There is really nothing there yet, but there will be by the time the migration is complete.  While putting this together, I realized I needed a "cover image" and had no idea which of the many photos I had was most appropriate so I made a "collage" of the events that we organized using this Google Group.  Take a look for yourself at the link below - those are just some of the events that were organized here and nowhere else.  While some people complained about this group, lots of people met each other through this that might not have otherwise:


PB40.club


Semi-independent subgroups


The Groups.io platform fits well with the original goals of this group - to allow everyone to be a leader and to organize events - large and small, for this neighborhood whenever they want and to be highly "inclusive" so that no one is left out.  I like it also because it can be set up to be "interest based" - with subgroups that act as independent mailing lists and "tags" that can be about anything you want.  If this is too complicated than just don't worry about it - posts can always be categorized later and messages will go out to everyone anyway, unless they have expressly excluded themselves from an interest.


To get started I have set up seven of these subgroups based on the survey of member interests we did a few months ago and a review of the interests that have been expressed in posts here.  Please understand that this does not limit us in any way - you can still send a message to everyone regardless of interest - and we can start more subgroups if we want, or eliminate ones that aren't working.  In addition, if these interests don't fit your interests there is also a "tagging" system where you can express just about any interest you want.  Still, these lists should be a fun way to connect with others in this neighborhood with similar interests.  


I'll drink to that!

https://pb40.groups.io/g/drinks

This group is for people who enjoy having a drink or two with friends, and who like PB's many fine bars and taverns.  It is for planning happy hours and other events where the drinks are front and center, as well as nights, where you would like to go out for drinks, and would like someone to join you. To post to this group simply send a message to: dri...@PB40.groups.io


The PB40 Bike Club

https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike

This group is for all things bicycle: planned rides, ideas for rides and questions about bike riding in the area of any kind: road trips, trail riding or beach cruising.   

To use this group simply send and email message to bi...@PB40.groups.io


PB Food, Cooking & Dining Connoisseurs

https://pb40.groups.io/g/foodies

This group is for foodies!  Those who enjoy fine dining, as well as those who appreciate a good hamburger or fish tacos from time to time.  Feel free to post your thoughts on local restaurants, your favorite recipes, potluck dinner plans or cooking and dining partners.  To post to this group simply send a message to foo...@PB40.groups.io


Pool Sharks and Wannabes

https://pb40.groups.io/g/pool

This group is for anyone who likes to play pool and can be used to organize more "pool nights" like the ones we have had at Society PB.  All skill levels welcome and this can be for games in local taverns or in pool halls.  To post to this group simply send a message to po...@PB40.groups.io


The PB Bookworm Club

https://pb40.groups.io/g/books

This group is for people who love books!  We have had a huge amount of interest in this and want to make sure we organize it in a way that is truely inclusive.  This can be used for book recommendations, talking about books you are reading and forming "book clubs" - large or small, where you agree to read a certain book before a certain date. To post to this group simply send a message to books@PB40.groups.io


PB Health & Fitness Buffs

https://pb40.groups.io/g/health

This group is for exercise, heath and fitness - in all its varous forms, and for finding workout partners or organizing exercise events.  To post to this group simply send a message to: hea...@PB40.groups.io


PB Makers and Creators

https://pb40.groups.io/g/arts

This group is for the artists and creators in Pacific Beach and nearby neighborhoods.   It can be used planning art related events ans will as discussion of arts, crafts, inventions and DIY projects.   To post to this group simply send a message to ar...@PB40.groups.io


Even if you post to one of these subgroups everyone in the main PB40 group will still get the message, but they are given the option to block messages from groups where they have no interest.  For example, someone who does not drink may not want to get messages from people wanting to go out for drinks, or someone who does not own a bicycle may not be interested in biking group events, etc. 


Interest Hashtags


Posts and messages can also use hashtags for less common interests.  For example, we have a few members who expressed an interest in "rollerblading" but probably not enough to form a subgroup list yet.  Unlike Google Groups, the hashtags are put right in the title, making it something like a tweet.  It works the same way the subgroups do - people can block hashtags that don't interest them.  I have come up with 27 hashtags to get started - everything from #cannabis to #volleyball.  The list is made from interests that were expressed or tags that were actually used on this group but I couldn't possibly identify all possible interest so feel free to make up you own.  The complete list is at this link. https://pb40.groups.io/g/everyone/hashtags


Again, if all this is too much, simple don't worry about it - hopefully it will make more sense once this is up and running.  To send a message to everybody simple send an email to ever...@PB40.groups.io


Thanks again for your continued support - I look forward to meeting more of you.


Rob Gordon


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Re: PB40 group platform and technology upgrade #moderation

Val
 

Hi Rob, 

Thank you for the updates! I am looking forward to bike ride with you guys again. Just so you know it, I am no longer at the same address, I moved to South Mission.

Valeria  🚴‍♀️👍

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 10:37 PM Rob Gordon <rob@...> wrote:
Hi @Jay Glicksman   I hope all the archives here will transfer over. It is important that groups like this have "a memory" and that is actually one of the problems with trying to do this on social media - along with lots of other problems, things get "buried" in the stream pretty quickly - and some of what gets buried is really important. That is not too much of a problem for people who have been members for a long time - they have their own human memory, but it means that new people have to "start from scratch" to find out who does what and who is interested in what.  There is nothing wrong with replying to an old message if your reply is relevant.   That being said, there was a problem when I did this upgrade for my business group - it has to be in unix mbox format but the file got corrupted and I couldn't make it work so launched without it.  I hope it works this time, so knock on wood. 

As for the subgroups they work right now, but no one is in them yet.  I intend to work mostly on the PB40 Bike Club list and Pool Sharks and Wannabes - so we can hopefully have more of the "Pool Nights" that @David Claussen has been organizing.   The subgroups are just the areas where I think most people have expressed interests - some of them might not work but if not we will just try something else.   I wouldn't mind getting a "hacker beach volleyball" game going at some point - see if my aging body can still do that game.  That was mentioned early on in this group but I don't think it ever happened.  I think you mentioned on one of the bike rides that is a game you enjoy also.  Anyway, appreciate your support.  Feel free to use this list if anything else comes up - it will be a week or so until the new system is in place and this won't be shut down for at least a month.

Cheers

Rob



On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 2:16 PM Jay <jayglic@...> wrote:
Thank you for the comprehensive overview. Since these messages will disappear when the google group is terminated will there be a copy of this message (with the links to post to the different subgroups) on pb40.club?

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:28:04 AM UTC-7, Rob Gordon wrote:

Hi Everyone,


As promised, I FINALLY got around to configuring an upgrade for this Google Group and all members will be migrated to the new platform.  There is no action you need to take - the upgrade will happen automatically but will take a week or so.  Once it is up and running this Google Group will be shut down. I want to organize a bike ride this weekend so may use it one more time if it is not ready by then, but within a few weeks, it will be shut down and shortly after that deleted entirely.  If you have posted any photos you here that you didn't save elsewhere please download them before that. 


The rest of this message describes the technology and how it is organized, but you don't need to read it unless you want.  It is also email based and is really simple to use.  Some people will likely drop out during this upgrade - that happened when I did a similar upgrade for my small business group, but we quickly regained even more new members and it has been growing ever since.  If you don't want to participate in this upgrade please unsubscribe from this Google Group before noon tomorrow when I plan to start the process.  


Organizing this group initially and now rebuilding it has taken an enormous amount of time and energy, and I want to express sincere gratitude to those who acknowledged that - even in small ways. I always do my best to give credit where credit is due and don't tend to blow my own horn too much, so that has meant the world to me.  Everyone has something different to contribute and this is mine.  We all know it is not easy to make adult friends in PB - that's why at events I am seldom in the center of the action but rather looking for people on the outside of the group who don't know anyone. It's not totally selfless - I know how uncomfortable it can be to be left out of a group so I often do the same at business events - and I have met some amazing people that way.  It is also why when I wrote up the initial "organizing principles" for this group I said that being "welcoming and inclusive" should be our highest value and I would like to continue in that spirit. 


I hope everyone's week is off to a good start.  I will be seeing some of you on the other side.


Rob


***

Overview


The new system will be a combination of a few different technologies to allow us to easily plan events and communicate with each other, but the central piece will be on the "Groups.io" platform.  As with Google Groups, this is email based but gives you much more control over your account, what you see and how you interact with other members.  This technology is made by the same developer who made the original Yahoo Groups, and is an evolution of that listserve technology - it does not monitor user behavior or use an algorytym to determine what you see, and there is no advertising on the platform. The best way to think of it is as simple as a "shared email list".   


Domain and website


Because obscure urls are difficult to communicate except by email or text the "PB40 dot club" name can be used to refer new members to this group.  This is the name I coined shortly after starting this group and used it when I bought this domain last summer.  The only hard part is remembering that it is "dot club" and not "dot com".   There is really nothing there yet, but there will be by the time the migration is complete.  While putting this together, I realized I needed a "cover image" and had no idea which of the many photos I had was most appropriate so I made a "collage" of the events that we organized using this Google Group.  Take a look for yourself at the link below - those are just some of the events that were organized here and nowhere else.  While some people complained about this group, lots of people met each other through this that might not have otherwise:


PB40.club


Semi-independent subgroups


The Groups.io platform fits well with the original goals of this group - to allow everyone to be a leader and to organize events - large and small, for this neighborhood whenever they want and to be highly "inclusive" so that no one is left out.  I like it also because it can be set up to be "interest based" - with subgroups that act as independent mailing lists and "tags" that can be about anything you want.  If this is too complicated than just don't worry about it - posts can always be categorized later and messages will go out to everyone anyway, unless they have expressly excluded themselves from an interest.


To get started I have set up seven of these subgroups based on the survey of member interests we did a few months ago and a review of the interests that have been expressed in posts here.  Please understand that this does not limit us in any way - you can still send a message to everyone regardless of interest - and we can start more subgroups if we want, or eliminate ones that aren't working.  In addition, if these interests don't fit your interests there is also a "tagging" system where you can express just about any interest you want.  Still, these lists should be a fun way to connect with others in this neighborhood with similar interests.  


I'll drink to that!

https://pb40.groups.io/g/drinks

This group is for people who enjoy having a drink or two with friends, and who like PB's many fine bars and taverns.  It is for planning happy hours and other events where the drinks are front and center, as well as nights, where you would like to go out for drinks, and would like someone to join you. To post to this group simply send a message to: dri...@PB40.groups.io


The PB40 Bike Club

https://pb40.groups.io/g/bike

This group is for all things bicycle: planned rides, ideas for rides and questions about bike riding in the area of any kind: road trips, trail riding or beach cruising.   

To use this group simply send and email message to bi...@PB40.groups.io


PB Food, Cooking & Dining Connoisseurs

https://pb40.groups.io/g/foodies

This group is for foodies!  Those who enjoy fine dining, as well as those who appreciate a good hamburger or fish tacos from time to time.  Feel free to post your thoughts on local restaurants, your favorite recipes, potluck dinner plans or cooking and dining partners.  To post to this group simply send a message to foo...@PB40.groups.io


Pool Sharks and Wannabes

https://pb40.groups.io/g/pool

This group is for anyone who likes to play pool and can be used to organize more "pool nights" like the ones we have had at Society PB.  All skill levels welcome and this can be for games in local taverns or in pool halls.  To post to this group simply send a message to po...@PB40.groups.io


The PB Bookworm Club

https://pb40.groups.io/g/books

This group is for people who love books!  We have had a huge amount of interest in this and want to make sure we organize it in a way that is truely inclusive.  This can be used for book recommendations, talking about books you are reading and forming "book clubs" - large or small, where you agree to read a certain book before a certain date. To post to this group simply send a message to books@PB40.groups.io


PB Health & Fitness Buffs

https://pb40.groups.io/g/health

This group is for exercise, heath and fitness - in all its varous forms, and for finding workout partners or organizing exercise events.  To post to this group simply send a message to: hea...@PB40.groups.io


PB Makers and Creators

https://pb40.groups.io/g/arts

This group is for the artists and creators in Pacific Beach and nearby neighborhoods.   It can be used planning art related events ans will as discussion of arts, crafts, inventions and DIY projects.   To post to this group simply send a message to ar...@PB40.groups.io


Even if you post to one of these subgroups everyone in the main PB40 group will still get the message, but they are given the option to block messages from groups where they have no interest.  For example, someone who does not drink may not want to get messages from people wanting to go out for drinks, or someone who does not own a bicycle may not be interested in biking group events, etc. 


Interest Hashtags


Posts and messages can also use hashtags for less common interests.  For example, we have a few members who expressed an interest in "rollerblading" but probably not enough to form a subgroup list yet.  Unlike Google Groups, the hashtags are put right in the title, making it something like a tweet.  It works the same way the subgroups do - people can block hashtags that don't interest them.  I have come up with 27 hashtags to get started - everything from #cannabis to #volleyball.  The list is made from interests that were expressed or tags that were actually used on this group but I couldn't possibly identify all possible interest so feel free to make up you own.  The complete list is at this link. https://pb40.groups.io/g/everyone/hashtags


Again, if all this is too much, simple don't worry about it - hopefully it will make more sense once this is up and running.  To send a message to everybody simple send an email to ever...@PB40.groups.io


Thanks again for your continued support - I look forward to meeting more of you.


Rob Gordon


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