All about Food in Tallahassee Message Board › Cross-posting: some guidelines :)
Saint Petersburg, FL
Cross posting an event from one meetup to another is a nice way to let people know something is going on, however, each meetup does have a slightly different focus and population so we have to respect that members would have signed up for the other meetup if they really wanted to know all that was going on with it.
Some loose guidelines for cross-posting in case you end up hosting/posting such an event :) :
- Keep cross posted events to a minimum, it does have some logistical drawbacks.
- Consider using 'notes' on our calendar to indicate an event is going on so the interested members can join the other meetup group and attend.
- If you really want it more visible than a note (understandably) you can also consider posting it, turning off email reminders and closing the RSVPs so memebers have to join the original meetup group to rsvp for it.
- Turn off email reminders for cross posted events so members in both groups don't get multiple emails (or ask an organizer to get that for you).
- Cross post if it is an event that fits our general group theme and use a 'note' if it isn't (I used a 'note' for the walking/biking etc event because it really isn't about food till afterwards :).
- Check the group's calendar from time to time for notes on events that did not make it onto our full event list.
- Only RSVP for a cross-posted event in the 'original' group if you are a member in both groups.
These guidelines should allow us to reap the benefit of cross posting without most of the drawbacks.
Edited by Nefertiti on Feb 11, 2012 9:09 AM