[Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups
spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 13 08:04:24 EST 2016
I was about to post about this mystery too:- I guess all the Meetup organizers became inactive sometime December, and David A quietly stepped down without publicizing it, then the Meetup had no owner,and could be taken over by anyone.- Suresh V took over the Meetup group, charged a $20 fee per person per year, (which means he just made $600 off other people's community work, without permission), changed the Meetup name to "Bay Area Python 3.x Indulgence Group" (http://www.meetup.com/BayPIGgies/), unilaterally changed the venue, dates etc. (Actually he initially tried to charge $5/person/month dues, which would have been $60/person/year, to all 300 members.)- I'm not sure he's even allowed to do that and probably he should give the BayPIGgies Meetup organizer position back (he's welcome to start his own totally separate for-profit Python Meetup, but not use the BayPIGgies name, and he should probably also refund all the $600 he obtained by using the BayPIGgies name without any permission)- does anyone have a contact for David A, the old organizer? I checked and I don't. I don't even know the spelling of his last name otherwise I'd have reached him in December. We need to redistribute his organizer duties in a coordinated way. (Thanks David for the hard work.)- meanwhile who are the owners of this BayPIGgies mailing-list and www.baypiggies.net site admin and domain name owner?
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:10:43 -0800
> From: martin at falatic.com
> To: baypiggies at python.org
> Subject: [Baypiggies] Big changes to the BayPIGgies Meetups
> So I recently got an email saying I needed to pay $20 to stay in the
> BayPIGgies Meetup group. Figuring it's been good so far and not knowing
> things had significantly changed I paid it. Now I see that every upcoming
> Meetup has a fee attached to it as well (and they're no longer at LinkedIn
> and they're on odd days of the week - e.g., Saturday).
> And since when did the acronym change? Is the Meetup group not related to
> http://www.baypiggies.net/ and this mailing list now?
> What's going on?
> - Marty
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