Photography in Berlin Message Board › IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - Berliner Eisfabrik - MEETUP CANCELLED!!!
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Thanks for your clarification, Marcia
Yes, I totally agree with you about liability. What I was saying was just wishful thinking, how I wish things were, but I am aware in reality things are quite different, even in Berlin :)
By the way, the meet-up for Berliner Eisfabrik was fun and it all went well (also, very easy to get in).
Hi Serban, and all,
Thank you for adding in your thoughts for the group, it's brought up a couple of discussion points amongst the organisers which we are still sorting out.
All members can propose (suggest) events but only organisers can actually vet and host them. Only organisers can postpone or cancel events, and must give reasonable notice and communication to the members before executing their decision so everyone has a chance to contribute their thoughts. Marcia didn't happen to do that with this event, but in the future we've agreed together that this is a good approach. Please remember that while I pay to keep the site live and active, members join for free and the organisers donate their time for free, and none of us are paid. So while we try to make the site work well, it's not a formal organisation and stuff will happen occasionally. So we thank you for your understanding.
With regards to responsibilty in the case of an accident, we have added a question regarding liability for new members when they sign up to the group. A standard clause will be also added to each new event that members agree to before signing on. It's a bit boring but necessary as the group grows. We will keep events to public areas where risk is low for nasty incidents. I agree with you that it should be limited to the individual, but actually Photography in Berlin organisers need to protect themselves a bit more formally as the terms of service when we all sign on to Meet Up is only a limited agreement between members and Meet Up, it does not include organisers.
Group size issues are only just beginning now the group has grown, it will become more evident in summer. Size limits does seem to work, and keeping rsvp's up to date, out of consideration to people on the waiting list, the organiser and the proposed venues where applicable.
Thanks again for your thoughts, Serban, an email on these points will go out soon to all members after I get all the thoughts from organsiers, and I will look forward to meeting you this summer :)