At a recent Meetup for another group, I was shocked to hear Meetup’s “Good To See You” feature disparaged. As you may know, this feature allows a person who attended a Meetup event and is rating that event on the Meetup website to let other attendees know how good it was to see them by simply clicking a button next to the name of each person it was good to see. When you post your review, everybody for whom you clicked a “Good to see you” button receives an e-mail that festively alerts them that the button was clicked and that you are the person who clicked it. Shortly after this feature was introduced, I began using it sporadically but soon found that I couldn’t get enough of it, so if in the last 3 or 4 months you’ve been at a Meetup event at which you exchanged more than a couple of words with me, you’ve probably received a “Good to see you” message with my name on it. I had thought these messages would be welcomed as cordial affirmations of the agreeable feelings experienced by the sender upon interacting with the recipient, but my eyes have now been opened to the possibility that they may be seen as tiresome trash necessitating tedious removal from the recipient’s e-mail in-box. Needless to say, this new information has me rethinking my entire worldview. Please join me in my angst as we discuss the merits and drawbacks of the “Good To See You” feature (if the subject happens to come up) over a game of Doppelkopf. We’ll stick with Café Luna for now, since resumption of weekend hours for DC Bread & Brew is still at least a month away.