Finally online is the new Groups Menu
I've been working on for a while. http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/page/groups-menu
The Menu offers several ways to sort and search Groups, and has all of the groups (I hope) listed and categorized. Please let me know what you think. I hope this will help folks better navigate the sometimes confusing array of Groups.
Some folks have suggested combining some of the similar Groups, feeling there is a lot of duplication and clutter. As this site was first developing, we thought about setting up all the Group categories from the get-go, and controlling the development of groups in order to avoid duplication, etc. Instead we decided to let the Groups develop and self-organize in an organic way, with the realization that at some point we might want to pause and pear back. If you're a group creator/administrator, you might want to start thinking about whether your group could be combined with another group.
Again, feedback is welcome. Let me know if you see any groups that you think should be categorized differently than they currently are, or if I have somehow missed getting a group into the menu.
The original way of browsing the Groups is still available as a sub-tab of the Groups Menu, under "Groups