hsu.feihong at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 27 13:54:14 CEST 2008
I agree with Sheila: We should not rely on any single source for notifications. But I see no harm in Ishmael going ahead and creating a MeetUp page (or space? whatever it's called). If it ends up not working for us, it's not that big a deal. At the same time, we can explore other options, such as Google's group calendar.
I took a quick look at MeetUp's API page (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/docs/). The API is currently read-only. That makes it not as useful, but there may be other ways of automating the setup of meetings, which we won't know about unless we just go ahead and try it out.
--- On Thu, 6/26/08, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
> From: sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com>
> Subject: Re: [Chicago] MeetUp
> To: "The Chicago Python Users Group" <chicago at python.org>
> Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008, 11:51 PM
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 5:22 PM, Pete
> <pfein at pobox.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 26, 2008, at 5:45 PM, Ian Bicking wrote:
> >> Ishmael Rufus wrote:
> >>> Ian:
> >>> Could you clarify why Meetup is not very
> helpful about being one
> >>> announcement location among many?
> >> It has seemed to me that it always acts as the
> canonical location for
> >> information, even when it is not.
> > Hence the concern about turning into the "Chicago
> Python Meetup". They also
> > seem lame about taking down defunct groups (should
> Ishmael disappear as
> > suddenly as he appeared, say). Do they let you link
> to your own site in
> > notification emails, say?
> > My unofficial tally is:
> > 1 person suggesting (Brian)
> > 1 person willing to pay (Ishmael)
> > 1 person in favor but really wanting earlier
> > many people opposed, in various degrees of
> strenuousness and for various
> > reasons (everyone else).
> > Sound about right?
> I am opposed due to possible single point of failure in use
> of Meetup,
> as you point out.
> I am opposed unless Meetup can be made one of many means of
> notification, which sounds problematic though perhaps less
> so, as
> Ishmail pointed out a public api now? (I am ignorant on
> these things)
> I would like us to have control of the source of
> notification, which
> would post to vatrious places, and also send out reminders
> to a group
> of moderators, or perhaps to the list unless the automatic
> thing would get annoying.
> I know we could probably set up a group calendar in google
> and have it
> mail out reminders, but that would also be a notification
> locked into one provider
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