[Baypiggies] Message sent to Suresh (baypiggies meetup)
kd at karend.net
Fri Jan 15 12:28:33 EST 2016
Regaining control of the group may be the only way to contact the ~1200 former members. He should easily be able to afford starting a new group with the 71 members X $20 fees he has collected this far (plus additional fees to attend the 2 upcoming talks). :-p.
> On Jan 15, 2016, at 9:22 AM, William Deegan <bdbaddog at gmail.com> wrote:
> He seems unwilling to relinquish the meetup group so we'll have to see if we can work with meetup.com support to retrieve the group.
> I'll publish updates as there is any notable progress.
>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 9:10 AM, Karen Dalton <kd at karend.net> wrote:
>> He has intentionally maintained a very similar name and similar mixed casing as a way to suggest association with the original group (and potentially get those membership fees) despite the "disclaimer". Why would he maintain a similar name and mixed casing at all if he really did want a separate group? I hope it does allow the real group to regain the Meetup though.
>> His actions throughout are still suspect and less than honorable. So disappointing and surprising to me in this this community.
>>> On Jan 15, 2016, at 7:25 AM, Bernd <berndca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Suresh has changed the name of his meetup to BayPRIGgies which has the new url:
>>> and added the following to the top of the groups home page:
>>>> We have nothing to do with the previous decades' organizations bearing the name BayPIGgies and the associated website or email.
>>> This should allow us to recover our groups url and past meetups with the help of meetup tech support.
>>> We would have to create a new meetup group for BayPIGgies.
>>> I understand that this is certainly not an ideal route. However I this might be our easiest route right now.
>>> What do you think?
>>> Thanks, Bernd
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