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Creating site(s) with local focus

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Created March 23, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I'd like to create some kind of online resource for paleo restaurants, markets, etc. in the Washington DC area (and perhaps arranging for local paleo dieters to get together for workouts, a summer cook-out, etc). I don't think it's "big" enough be a whole website, and frankly I don't want to devote that kind of time to it. But I wouldn't want to intrude on Patrik's wonderful site here with something of limited interest to the larger community.

Any suggestions?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

i'm in the U street area near Results. Perhaps we can use the group to lobby local gyms to buy more squat racks.

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on March 24, 2010
at 02:12 PM

Cool! What part of town? (I'm NW, by Van Ness Metro. Train at Van Ness Golds.)

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on March 24, 2010
at 10:28 AM

sounds great, good luck!

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on March 24, 2010
at 06:11 AM

Yep, I just joined one for santa monica. Looking forward to the next meeting!

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on March 24, 2010
at 04:05 AM

Have you looked at other (installable) social networking systems? What do you find limiting about Meetup?

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:01 AM

She did! Thanks gilliebean.

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on March 24, 2010
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Great. Thanks!

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:00 AM

Thanks for the reply. Good luck with this project!

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:00 AM

Thanks Ed! I will check that out!

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on March 23, 2010
at 11:03 PM

Hi Glenn. There's a "meet & greet" section in the Sisson MDA forums. There have been local barbecues, pot lucks, etc. organized there. You can either search for an existing DC group, or organize your own. You can exchange ideas for shopping, dining, gyms, etc. Of course, it's Mark's site, and the format may be limiting-- http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/forum/meet-and-greet

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:00 AM

Thanks Ed! I will check that out!

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on March 23, 2010
at 08:57 PM

I suggest that you create a Meetup group for the Washington DC area just like this one in New York! Perhaps Melissa can give you some pointers?

C4d4a9db7ee3b315eae97795555a1177

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on March 24, 2010
at 06:11 AM

Yep, I just joined one for santa monica. Looking forward to the next meeting!

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:01 AM

She did! Thanks gilliebean.

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:55 PM

i actually got the paleodc url a few months ago in my zeal for eating this way. my aim is of course to get a local group going. the meetup seemed more expensive than just setting up a email list and a five url tho. not much is going on with the site as i havent promoted it or really blogged much to get attention. having a group to meet up with and a team of writers for the website would make it pretty awesome! we should team up, Glenn!

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on March 24, 2010
at 02:12 PM

Cool! What part of town? (I'm NW, by Van Ness Metro. Train at Van Ness Golds.)

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

i'm in the U street area near Results. Perhaps we can use the group to lobby local gyms to buy more squat racks.

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on March 23, 2010
at 09:41 PM

Yeah, actually John Durant and I are working on this. I have so many projects that it is on the backburner, but basically it will be a site with maps, a directory, and other cool resources. Meetup has worked for us so far, but there are some serious limitations to both that and Ning.

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:00 AM

Thanks for the reply. Good luck with this project!

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 24, 2010
at 04:05 AM

Have you looked at other (installable) social networking systems? What do you find limiting about Meetup?

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on March 23, 2010
at 09:18 PM

You could also set up a ning site (http://www.ning.com/). It is a nice way for like minded people to share information through a social network. You can even name is something catchy and have full control over it! As long as you limited it sufficiently geographically it would not become cumbersome.

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on March 24, 2010
at 12:01 AM

Great. Thanks!

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