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Re: [boardgames-386] Considering shutting down Meetup and moving the group somewhere else

From: Bob R.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:00 PM
Adding to what Neil said, perhaps Steve at Battlegrounds can take donations on your behalf on Wednesdays. I can also take donations at our monthly CGC meetings. Or you can setup a paypal account for Fairfield County Boardgames.

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------Original Message------
From: Neil <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 12:35 PM -0400
Subject: Re: [boardgames-386] Considering shutting down Meetup and moving the group somewhere else

Hi Steve (and all),
    The way my other meetup groups manage it is to periodically collect
small voluntary donations. I think the advantage doing this would have over
switching to other sites is that other people already on meetup can find
the group more easily. I've honestly never heard of the other sites you
mention, so I'm concerned new interested players wouldn't be able to find
the group. I haven't found facebook to be as good or reliable in terms of
sending announcements and reminders about events as meetup is. Just my two

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Alan Shaw <[address removed]> wrote:

> Since I don't make it to allot of meetups with group, I am not a
> representative sample. However I am not a Facebook user so that would not
> attract me to the group. I organize a couple of groups on Meetup so I know
> the costs can be high for relatively little benefit. However it is nice to
> have all my groups in one place.
> I have never heard of BigTent, but if it is less well known than meetup,
> will it be good for attracting new members? I have found Meetup groups
> simply by seeing groups that others are in when they join groups I am in.
> This is only really important if there are allot of active new members.
> Alan
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