Meetup Organization Change

From: Carl S.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:04 PM
We've made a few changes that will hopefully help out the area gamers that 
are here on the site.

Meetup has finally broken the responsibilities and roles out to be a bit 
more granular. This works well for us as most folks really don't want to 
manage the site itself but want to run or play.

Originally there were only two roles. Organizer (Jon) and Assistant 
Organizer. Jon made some trusted GMs into Assistant Organizers. 
Unfortunately he couldn't give everyone who wanted to GM into an Assistant 
Organizer as the role had lots of other permissions (delete users for 
instance) so adding new events to the calendar fell to the Assistants.

When Meetup created the two new roles (Co-Organizer and Event Organizer), 
we were able to finally set this up so GMs can manage their own events.

If you look to the left, you'll see the new change in the organization. 
Folks who were Assistant Organizers that we didn't think they'd be 
interested in managing the day to day site administration, we made into 
Event Organizers.

Event Organizers are able to manage most aspects of the calendar, custom 
mailing lists, and manage venues (game locations).

Assistant Organizers manage membership, photos, polls, and the discussion 
area.

This means that if you want to manage your gaming events, let a member of 
The Leadership Team know and we'll make you into an Event Organizer. If 
you request an event be added to the calendar, we'll ask first to see if 
you want to be an Event Organizer first so you can manage the event 
yourself. I'm sure not everyone will want the extra work so we'll continue 
to update the calendar for folks. But it sure will reduce our workload a 
bit.

As always, Jon has final say in everything as he owns the site :)

This will be sent out to the mailing list and the Welcome message will be 
slightly changed to include this.

Carl

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