Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:14 AM
I love Meetup.Com. I learn about so many events in and around the Boston area that I never would have heard about. What I don't like is the steady stream of email each event generates automatically.
Each event created generates four emails: a "New Meetup" email, two "Reminders" (week before, day before), and a "Rate Your Meetup" email. There is also the Meetup Message Board Update. It's annoying. I've written to Meetup.Com that each individual should determine whether or not he or she wants to get a new event email, a week-before or a day-before reminder or not.
Until Meetup.Com provides its members these options, we each are forced to rely on email filters as a workaround to keep all these automatically generated emails from our main Inbox. There are two email addresses Nerd Fun and Meetup uses:
* [address removed] -- New Meetup Events
* [address removed] -- Reminders (1 week, day before), Rate Your Meetup, Meetup Message Board Update.
As far as I know, most email programs -- even Hotmail -- has ways to filter your messages to different folders you can create. For example, I can create a folder called "Nerd Fun", or even take it to a more granular level and have a subfolder called "Nerd Fun - New Events".
I can then use email filters to filter all the emails which have a "FROM" heading of "[address removed]" to "Nerd Fun" folder I created and "[address removed]" to the "New Events" folder I created.
Right now, as an Assistant Organizer, I don't have many options. I can either choose to send a "New Event Announcement" email to -everybody- in the group, or a "New Event Announcement" email to -nobody- when setting up an event. I can choose to setup each event's "Day Before" and "Week Before" reminders to be sent out to everybody, or I can send it out to nobody. I sincerely apologize to the people who have written to me to see if I can fix this faulty system.
Thomas F. Maher, Jr | TriZetto.Com
QA Engineer | Boston, MA
Home email: thomas_maher at hotmail.com
Remote email: thomas.f.maher.jr at gmail.com