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What are the most interesting facebook groups to join?

After years of mostly ignoring facebook, I have decided to start using it more to learn interesting things and form an online community. In that regard, what do you think are the most interesting facebook groups to join, and why? I am an artsy and scientific nerd who likes intellectual culture, and I am interested in being exposed to new things.
posted by mortaddams on Nov 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Easy summer meals for large groups?

I've invited 14 people to crash with us for a long weekend this summer. Hooray!! I'm super excited, but also terrified at the prospect of feeding all of these people... [more inside]
posted by avocado_of_merriment on Aug 10, 2016 - 32 answers

Public-radio item on business, power, & speaking up

I'm looking for a story (roughly 5 minutes) that I heard on the NPR One app a few days ago: It was about how perceived power imbalances between people at the same managerial level in an office will lead to people participating in group problem-solving to different degrees, and how to "fix" it. My googling is just turning up stories about power companies & how awful meetings are. Help? [more inside]
posted by psoas on Mar 16, 2016 - 3 answers

Vegan-friendly restaurant near Times Square for a party of 10-15

The wife and I are visiting NYC next week, and we haven't been for more than 10 years. Unfortunately, we've only got one evening to spend before we move onto another city, but there are a lot of friends we'd like to see. I want to invite my friends to have a sit-down dinner with us to catch up, since there won't be time for anything else, but I have a few criteria... [more inside]
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast on Mar 7, 2016 - 10 answers

Private social network

I want to set up a social network for me and ~10 other people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2016 - 18 answers

Resources for healing a troubled community group

Trying to heal conflict and build shared, stable and inclusive leadership in my troubled hobby group. I have high-level one-to-one people/communication skills but no experience wrangling groups. Your resources appreciated. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Jan 7, 2016 - 4 answers

What are safety issues with changing a FB group from Secret to Closed?

I am a member, not an admin of a Facebook group for support in dealing with, and recovery from abuse. It has 1000+ members and a small team of admins. For well over a year the group has been “Secret” which means that the member list is not public. No one who is not a member of the group can see that someone is a member. The admins have announced that within a week they will change the group from Secret to Closed. With this change, anyone can see the full member list. [more inside]
posted by sentientsock on Dec 16, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me make my Meet-Up group Awesome!

Sooo.... I joined a Meet-Up group. The organizers stepped down a few days later, and I was the only one who offered to take over... Which means I am both a new member and now organizer of a group of 200+ expat families! I am new to MeetUp generally too. What can I do to make this MeetUp group *awesome*? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Oct 20, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me think of sets of 6

I'm leading a large group through a retreat next week. Participants will be sitting in mixed-up groups, at 6 tables. I'd like to assign a name to each table, but instead of using numbers (1-6) or colors, I'd like to do something with a little whimsy in it. I thought of using the names of quarks (top, bottom, up, down, strange, charm), but "top" and "bottom" would become the juvenile jokes of the day. What other "sets of 6" might I use for my inspiration? [more inside]
posted by duffell on Aug 13, 2015 - 45 answers

how to find or create women-only gatherings, groups, clubs, and meetups?

I just got back from a week in a women-only environment and apparently I had no idea how desperately I've always needed to avail myself of a space like that. How do I find other women-only gatherings? Or how can I start one of my own? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Aug 13, 2015 - 32 answers

Who do I look at?

When talking with more than 1 person in a conversation who do I look at? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Jun 4, 2015 - 11 answers

Making friends for people who hate being in groups.

I dislike being in groups, but I'm finding that I'm at a life stage where my friendships are dwindling - people have kids, move away, etc. I like being around people in one-on-one interactions. [more inside]
posted by unstrungharp on Mar 17, 2015 - 16 answers

Name my group for high quality private job networking

Seeking your crowd wisdom for some creative names for a professional networking group. [more inside]
posted by Diddly on Feb 25, 2015 - 1 answer

Did girl groups ever not sing about love?

What girl groups in the oldies era had popular songs that weren't about romantic love/lust/attraction/dating? [more inside]
posted by bluesapphires on Feb 13, 2015 - 22 answers

Subscription like a Listserv

A number of us has finished a 6 month Artist Residency program. Most of us would like to stay in touch in the future so we can let each other know if we`re having a show or other information. I was thinking a llistserv might be the best way to do this as I think the actual email addresses can be stripped leave that private from others. [more inside]
posted by Alt255 on Feb 1, 2015 - 12 answers

When a group's dynamics get stale -- Give up? Or Rekindle?

About a year ago I joined a group that meets several times a month about spiritual topics. I was warmly welcomed and found great comfort in the group. However now, I am beginning to feel like the group is pretty much the same every meeting. I know Person X will talk about Thing X; Person Y will bring up Anecdote Y; etc. Should I quit? There's a twist... [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Aug 26, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for cultures out of place in America

So I'm trying to find examples of cultures/peoples/ethnicities/religions that are significantly dissimilar to the main city/culture/groups that surround them. Like finding a group of Amish people in Detroit. Or the one someone gave me of the significant Hasidic population in the scantily clad nightlife world of South Beach. What other current examples are there in the USA and Canada of unexpected groups in unexpected places?
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 25, 2014 - 45 answers

where are you, my fellow nerds?

I've lived in Kansas City for about three years, and due to my tendency to be an introvert I really haven't found any friends outside of work. I tend to get along best with nerdy intellectual/perpetual student types, but am open to branching out a bit. I've tried Meetup groups with little success. Anybody have ideas I could check out? KC specific or more general wouldn't hurt either. Thanks!
posted by gilsonal on Aug 20, 2014 - 10 answers

Blood Type - What Blood Group am I in.

My blood type is "A. RH Positive" . I need to fill out a form that has the options A+, O+, B+, AB+, A-, O-, B-, AB- . Which one do I select. I looked on Wikipedia, but wow, blood is a complex subject. Appreciate your help.
posted by happy_sausage on Aug 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Those bike-boat travel things! Are they good?

Have you ever been on one of those group boat-and-bike travel expeditions? Are they terrible—or amazing? [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds on May 30, 2014 - 2 answers

I Guess You'd Call 'Em "Shadow Dichotomies"?...

I'd like examples of traits/personality types/habits/behaviors wherein most people fall into two or three "camps", none of whom are generally aware of the existence of the other(s). "Ask Vs. Guess Culture" and "Sit Vs. Stand to Wipe?" are two examples (a LOT of people are absolutely gobsmacked when they learn that Asking and/or Standing is not only an option, but a POPULAR option). I'm NOT interested in predefined typologies (e.g. the MBTI or Buzzfeedy "What Garden Implement Are You?" kinda stuff)... just ones that, 1. Arise kinda organically, 2. Involve Group A and Group B people frequently being unaware of one another's existence.
posted by julthumbscrew on May 12, 2014 - 61 answers

Need to remove a file from Yahoo Groups but we don't know what group

A document revealing my friend's private information has shown up on Google searches and she is hoping to have it removed. It looks as if someone posted the PDF to Yahoo Groups, as a file attachment. The trouble is that we can't figure out what Group it belongs to because the URL is obscure. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Dec 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Selling one-square-metre plots to stop a developer

I read about this some years ago and can't recall the details - Does anyone recall it? [more inside]
posted by Quillcards on Nov 13, 2013 - 4 answers

how can an introvert infiltrate a tight-knit group of super-socializers?

my SO of about a year has a very large family that is heavily into socializing, and i'm an introvert. can we peacefully coexist? [more inside]
posted by humiliated_grape on Aug 28, 2013 - 20 answers

Best Online Writing Groups/Workshops?

What are the best online writer's groups or workshops, especially for genre (scifi/fantasy) fiction? Active community of geeks wanted. Help a writer get serious about her stories. [more inside]
posted by ninjakins on Jul 16, 2013 - 5 answers

I want to be your focus... group

How do you go about finding (paid) focus groups to be part of either virtually, by phone or locally? I found a couple of consulting firms in town, and signed up with them, but online searches for remote or phone interview groups make me a little uncomfortable because I don't know which ones are legit and which ones are just click-bait.
posted by MayNicholas on Jul 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Who are today's innovative, socially involved, networking Freemasons?

Is there an international group of innovative, charitably-minded people that get together and share ideas (physically) in the way that the Freemasons, Rotary and Lions Clubs all do? But without the ceremony, pomp and irrelevance (of some of these associations). [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on May 22, 2013 - 14 answers

Beautiful Delightful Smiling Meetup Has Gotten Huge, HELP!!!

I host a group for a meetup style event that has exploded from being 20 people to 40 people and shows no sign of slowing growth. Help my manage things so that we scale well given that it is volunteer and there's no cash involved? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Mar 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Chicagoans: which bars are good for groups?

My Chicago nonprofit is putting together a series of social events for our amazingly wonderful volunteers, including some bar nights. Our usual venue for such revelry recently reconfigured its space and is less group-friendly now, so we are on the hunt for great new places. Where should we explore? [more inside]
posted by picopebbles on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Women's Charities?

Women's charities, federations, or other groups I can donate to that will actually accomplish things with the money I send? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 30, 2012 - 12 answers


Online groups: is it still Yahoo vs Google? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Aug 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Do mastermind groups work?

Do Mastermind groups work? How do I find local mastermind groups? [more inside]
posted by raghuram on Jun 24, 2012 - 4 answers

How to a influence and achieve organizational change?

How do you help guide others to recognize, accept, and work towards a unified vision resulting in orgazational change? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on May 28, 2012 - 6 answers

biggish group of design students traveling to Paris suggestions

Paris filter: A group of 17 design students in their early 20s will spend 3 days in Paris next week. The aim of the trip is to visit places related to books: Bibliotheque National, shakespeare bookstore, beaubourg etc. We're looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by buck:fuller on May 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Alcoholics Anonymous Groups for people of Asian descent in the USA?

Can anyone tell me about Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous Groups for people of Asian descent in the USA? I'm not finding anything on google. If anyone can give me information about groups in the Boston area, that would be particularly helpful. Also, if anyone who has actual helpful experience (as opposed to people who just want to speculate) can give me the straight dope as to why I'm not finding AA groups for people of Asian descent, I'd be grateful.
posted by shushufindi on Apr 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts.

I'm seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Culture and groupthink.

Is there a cultural dynamic to groupthink? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Mar 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Find my Facebook Group.

Why doesn't a group I created on Facebook show up when others search for it? [more inside]
posted by stuffedcrust on Feb 26, 2012 - 3 answers

How to avoid playing golf with people you don't like

I'm looking for a free program/app/webpage, etc that will allow me to create 6 or 7 rounds worth of golf foursomes with as little repetition as possible. [more inside]
posted by jenny76 on Feb 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Linux (Ubuntu) filter: Why aren't my login supplementary groups correct?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04. My system is set up to use NIS and autofs. I am able to login and get to nfs-mounted filesystems w/o problem. However my login is just reporting one group membership (as per the 'id' command) whereas it should be reporting 15. I've found that if I su to myself ('su - luge') then all the groups appear. I've also found that if I ssh to another system and ssh back to my system then I only get one group, but if I ssh to another system and *telnet* back to my system then all the groups appear. I've also found that the getgroups(0, NULL) syscall behaves accordingly, returning 1 or 15 depending on the above. Is this some kind of process inheritance issue?
posted by luge on Feb 2, 2012 - 16 answers

staying away from a toxic forum

How do I stop myself from crawling back to this toxic forum where I keep getting verbally abused? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jan 10, 2012 - 49 answers

Cooking for 20

I need suggestions and recipes for cooking for 20 people. Challenge: the food has to be microwavable. [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Nov 10, 2011 - 16 answers

research by insiders

Does anyone know of any published studies that demonstrate that members of minority groups (ethnic, sexual, etc.) are more likely to engage in scientific research about members of their own groups than non-members are? It seems like common sense but I'd really like to get something in writing.
posted by dlugoczaj on Oct 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Good Bars for Groups in Portland, OR

Looking for bars in Portland, OR that are good for groups. [more inside]
posted by rachelv on Oct 30, 2011 - 3 answers

The e-mail came from…inside the house!

Weird Google Groups and/or Gmail issue. I sent a message to a Google-hosted mailing list I am on, from a Google Apps e-mail address, and received a couple of unlikely e-mails in response…from myself. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jul 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Inexpensive Napa Winery That Will Take a Large Group

Inexpensive Napa or Sonoma Wineries that can accomodate large groups? I'm taking a bus of 50 people to Napa (preferably Napa but we can do Sonoma) on a Saturday. The group in question will include people who don't make a whole lot of $$$. I'm looking for quality wineries (No Gallo or Mondavi!) that could take a group that large for a tasting fee of $5-$15. Bonus points if you know of a good place for lunch for a group that large.
posted by bananafish on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Dealing with being introduced to a large group at once

How do I more gracefully join a large group of people when I only know a couple of them? How do I make my friends comfortable in the opposite situation? [more inside]
posted by rwatson on Apr 23, 2011 - 14 answers

Good contest sites and Facebook contests that are open internationally (or just to Canadian residents)?

Good contest sites and Facebook contests that are open internationally (or just to Canadian residents)? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 16, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I end up in a decent group of people for group assignments?

Group work at University: How do I maximise my chances of ending up in a group with people who possess at least medium-to-high intelligence / conscientiousness? When who you sit next to determines what group you end up in, what "cues" can I look for when deciding who to sit next to? [more inside]
posted by mjao on Feb 26, 2011 - 31 answers

My apartment is the JOINT!

I want to have an apartment that people congregate at. What makes an apartment a fun hang out spot? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Jan 17, 2011 - 51 answers

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