Peregrine Discussion Group - User guide

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Community Hierarchy: Sub-groups

Community hierarchy

To allow members to have better control over their email preferences, we have created an overarching ‘Peregrine’ community, and three subgroups for Discussion, events and jobs. New members will be added to all subgroups and then can opt-out or control email preferences of these individually (see instructions below). We request that you use the suggested subject-line formats for each subgroup.

Peregrine Discussion Group for Better Evaluation (Top level group)

All members of Peregrine are in this top-level group, however there is no discussion or email list attached to this over-arching group. Messages will be used for emailing important notices to all members.

The URL for this group is where prospective members can go to register.

Discussion sub-group

Quick link: Discussion
Purpose: To ask questions, give advice, share resources and interesting ideas.
Email subject line format: Not set format, but please use a short and clear description of the topic of your discussion.
Example: Facilitating online TOC workshops – Request for resources and advice

Events sub-group

Quick link: Events
Purpose: To share training, courses, webinars, conferences, hackathons, meet ups…
Email contributions to: events-peregrine[at]
Email subject line format: [EVENT TYPE], [PAID/FREE], [LOCATION], [DATE], [Event Title]

Jobs sub-group

Quick link: Jobs
Purpose: To share Terms of References, Requests for Proposals, and work opportunities with the Peregrine group.
Email contributions to: jobs-peregrine[at]
Email subject line format: [OPPORTUNITY TYPE], [PAID/UNPAID], [LOCATION], [Opportunity Title]
Example: RFP, PAID, COLOMBIA, Data collection for the performance evaluation of resilience-building project

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Accessing the web interface

Setting or resetting your password

If you are already a member of this community (including those who opted-in to Peregrine directly from the Pelican list)
  1. Go to the Set Password page for the Peregrine Discussion Group
  2. Enter the email you used to sign up to Peregrine or opt-in with
  3. Check you email inbox for a message with the subject line: ‘[Peregrine] Password Reset’ (wait five minutes and check your junk mail if you can’t see it immediately)
  4. Click the link in the email and follow the instructions to reset your password
  5. You will then be taken to the ‘BetterEvaluation Community’ landing page
  6. Click the link in the body of the page that says ‘Peregrine’ or use this direct link to the Peregrine Discussion Group homepage

If you are not yet a member of this community

  1. Go to the Peregrine Discussion Group homepage 
  2. Fill in your details and click join
  3. Wait for an administrator of the group to check and approve your registration (this is a manual process so may occur on the next business day)
  4. Follow the email instructions that will be sent on approval to set your password and start contributing to the discussions
If you are still having trouble you can get in touch via the BetterEvaluation website.

How to pick a strong password

The platform that the Peregrine Discussion Group is run on uses a password checker called zxcvbn.  It checks passwords against easy to guess passwords and against a database of cracked passwords.

When creating a password, you will have to enter different potential passwords until the bar goes green. We recommend using relatively random passwords and always combining letters, numbers and punctuation characters.

Changing your password within the web interface

To change the password, click on the profile menu and open Change password dialogue to type your new password twice.

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Setting your email frequency preferences

Accessing the email preferences settings

Click 'My account' in the top right corner of the web interface to access the profile menu, then click 'preferences'.

Email frequency options

Email frequency preferences determine how often email notifications will be sent to the user:

  • Immediate sends one email notification for each event that occurred (new discussion posted, new announcement, new link, etc.);
  • Daily sends one cumulative notification email per day, listing all events that occurred;
  • Weekly sends weekly digest, listing all events for the past week in a single notification email;
  • Monthly lists all events for the past month in a single notification email message;
  • None prevents the sending any email notifications.

When you go on holiday, you can set your default notification setting to none to stop your email notifications from filling your mailbox. Of course, this only applies if all your communities use default notification settings.

Setting your preferences to be the same for all sub-groups

Default email preferences

By default, all communities or sub-groups you are a member of (e.g. DiscussionEvents, and Jobs) use the same email settings defined in your default email preferences.

You can choose the frequency with which to receive email notifications from communities, and the format in which to receive those notifications.

If want to change these settings for all the sub-groups you are a member of, you will need to select the checkbox:

  • "(Apply these settings to:) all existing and new communities".

Setting your preferences to be different for each sub-group

Sometimes, however, it is desirable to set email notification preferences for a single sub-group to something other than the default (e.g. changing email frequency for Events sub-group to monthly).

To change email notification preferences for a specific sub-group, you will need to:

  1. Navigate to the landing page of the sub-group you wish to change:
  2. Click on the profile menu and open Preferences dialogue
  3. Then click on Edit preferences for this community only link at the bottom of the dialogue.

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Leaving Peregrine or opting-out of a sub-group

Leaving the Peregrine Discussion Group for Better Evaluation and all sub-groups

  1. Navigate to the top-level community page (not a sub-group) landing page:
  2. Click 'My account' in the top right corner of the web interface to access the profile menu, then click 'Remove me from this community
  3. You will see a dialogue (pictured below) explaining that you will also be removed from all of the sub-groups you are a member of (e.g. Discussion, Events, and Jobs)
  4. Click on the 'Remove me' link at the bottom of the dialogue to confirm.

Leaving an individual sub-group (while remaining a member of the Peregrine Discussion Group)

  1. Navigate to the landing page of the sub-group you wish to opt-out from:
  2. Click on the profile menu and click 'Remove me from this community
  3. Then click on the 'Remove me' link at the bottom of the dialogue to confirm.

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Nir Prasad Dahal

I am M & E Professional and would like to be connected here for getting new learning and opportunities :)

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