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PT teams - are they effective?

I tend to say no ... I am on three teams and they ae all full of members that are inactive!

I think the group setup works much better.

What do you think?

Sat. Mar 3, 2:26pm

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I agree. I joined a team awhile back and didn't even participate in comments. It was just too many people to keep track of. I belong to two groups, and we discuss issues all the time and are able to help each other.

Saturday, March 03, 2007, 2:27 PM

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I have been in motivating teams a couple of times, but the activity level always seems to fall off eventually. But I have to say that I've connected with some terrific people on teams that I wouldn't have met otherwise! So I'm glad I've had the experience on the teams!

Saturday, March 03, 2007, 2:32 PM

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Personally I prefer the groups because I feel more accountable, and have time for more interaction with the smaller group of people.

Saturday, March 03, 2007, 4:35 PM

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I have tried about 3 groups this week that were not active. (and un-joined them). I guess it depends if you pick the right one. Group or team.

Saturday, March 03, 2007, 6:45 PM

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I think it all depends on what group(s) or team(s) you join. I'm a member of 3 groups that see no postings at all for days at a time. One of them is really good (IMHO) WHEN people post, but it is often quiet.

I'm also a member of 3 teams. Again, 2 of them are dead, dead, dead. The 3rd one is HUGE but only has a core of maybe a couple dozen active posters.

Bottom line, of 1 of each, I find the team helps me more.

Saturday, March 03, 2007, 10:05 PM

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Yes, if you find the right teams!

I am part of 3 very active teams. I have found the most luck with creating a challenge team with members you know that are active and then closing it down and making it private after a few days. Try the Bikini Summer Reveal Challenge team - very active!

Saturday, March 03, 2007, 10:19 PM

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i am in a private team and while sure there are quite a few members who are no longer active, the ones who are (far more than the 4 allowed in a group) there are lifesavers on some days. I think it's all a matter of which groups and teams you pick, not that one is inherently better than another.

Sunday, March 04, 2007, 1:43 AM

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Most of the groups that I have tried have been inactive, and with a group it only takes 1 or 2 people to not post and log to really weigh it down. Large Teams can be overwhelming to me, too. However, I really prefer the team format, where you can have your own team threads and other features. I find that small active teams suit me the best, but both teams and groups can work, and both can also fail to work. It depends.

But I sure love it here, and am glad I have stuck it out. You people are the best.

Sunday, March 04, 2007, 7:58 AM

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It depends on the day. Sometimes I want to have intimate conversations in my group but sometimes I like the "go team" aspect of a team. Depends on my mood. I like both.

Sunday, March 04, 2007, 10:51 AM

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