I need for everyone who has not posted a photo of themselves (face, preferably) on their profiles to do so ASAP. This should be the primary photo so that people can see your face when they look at your profile. As much as I love the interesting artwork that some of you prefer (maybe it says more about you than your likeness does?) there are issues of concern for safety that override the desire for anonymity or creative expression. Please comply at your earliest convenience as I will start weeding out the faceless in mid-January (I'll give one last shout-out before I wield my hatchet).
Welcome to the grass roots, people-powered, community calendar of events for the Witches & Pagans Community in Los Angeles!
There are several new, important differences between this and most other Meetups. The most important difference is that from now on ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN CREATE AND ANNOUNCE MEETUP EVENTS - completely without organizer approval.
That's right. You heard me right.
EVERY SINGLE COMMUNITY MEMBER can post ANY EVENT you like on the new Community Calendar - any time you want - without any organizer approval whatsoever - And you can even announce it yourself immediately the entire community without approval as well.
Here is - step by step - how to create a grass roots Meetup event on the Community Calendar:
1. Join the Community. 2. Go to the 'Let's Meetup and...' prompt to suggest and add Meetups on the Meetup Group's home page 3. Members may add Meetups by filling out the 'Let's Meetup and...' form 4. Meetups added by members are turned into official Meetups immediately. 5. Member-added Meetups with a date selected will appear on the Calendar 6. Member-added Meetups without a date selected will appear only on the 'Upcoming' Meetups list on the Meetup Group's home page 7. The member who adds the Meetup may choose to announce the Meetup to the Meetup Group's members imnediately and completely without organizer approval.
Finally, the community mailing list is completely unmoderated so that ALL community members can reach the entire community! All you have to do is send a message to the mailing list and it will reach the entire community - without needing any moderator approval.
These are powerful community building tools. Please use them responsibly.
This is our community. Let's nurture and care for it.