[GeoStL] Re: Monthly meetings

  • From: Edwin Biesemeyer <singer1ed@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 20:12:32 -0700 (PDT)

I will agree with you that Meet Up is very impersonal.  I used to be a member 
of meet up having to do with Where's George.com .  I dropped my registration 
because of that very issue.  I only brought it up because some one earlier 
asked how to get the word out.  Some folks look on that sight for hobbies and 
or things they like doing or are involved in.
As I said I don't care for the day of the week.  Reason I don't care for it is 
I have school age kids.  Personally I like Saturday mornings much better.

JENNIFER GUYER <nyisutter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Bookcrossing uses Meetup heavily and I am not at all 
interested in using them. We don't need Meet up to 
organize us, and I know we can do a MUCH better job! Our 
St. Louis bookcrossing group started having meetings 
before BookCrossing started using Meetup and while several 
of the members started going to both so that they could 
let the Meet up participants know about our group, they 
quickly got disgusted with how impersonal and frustrating 
Meetups are. The are organized by people who have no clue 
about the locales they give you to vote on. The Meetup 
site has no idea of the venue still exsists, is open at 
7:00, has enough room to accomodate the meeting or 
anything. And the venue has no idea that they have been 
chosen for a Meetup. 

Now, they have their place. Like I said, internationally 
they are used by Bookcrossers to organize them in places 
where they have no local organization to do it themselves. 
But, you also find lots of notes in the forums arranging 
their own meetings when Meetups failed them. So when there 
is an organization in place already, like SLAGA, Meetup is 
really more of an aggravation than a help. 

Just my .02

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