[GeoStL] Re: Monthly meetings

  • From: "Mike Griffin" <griff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 22:29:10 -0500

So you will be at the breakfast Sat morning?


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Edwin Biesemeyer 
  To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:12 PM
  Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Monthly meetings

  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 Bookcr ossers 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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