[Chicago] Meetup group

Adam "Cezar" Jenkins emperorcezar at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 16:13:21 CEST 2013

Meetup's interface does has a lot of issues. Meetup's only saving grace is
it's network of people. I only use it as advertisement for new members. In
that regard it does well.

Sadly you can't turn off RSVPs in the interface. You also can't turn off
"no" rsvps.

Chipy doesn't have an issue getting members, for that reason I don't think
we should use Meetup.

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> > Not to mention that there are several exclusively meetup.com Python user
> > groups around the country that operate essentially as walled gardens of
> > gatekeepers: huge numbers of people in groups who don't seem to be able
> to
> > communicate with one another.
> As a member of the python.org postmaster team, I once needed to get in
> touch with someone who was a member (or perhaps leader) of the DFW (I
> think) Python group.  Talk about a PITA!  I had to register for the
> group, get approved, try and reach the guy through Meetup's web
> interface, then eventually disconnect from the group to keep from
> getting drivel of one kind or another.  I no longer remember all the
> details, but it was certainly more difficult to communicate than I
> thought it should have been.
> Unless there is evidence that the Meetup interface really brings
> people here, I'd vote to get rid of it.
> Skip
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