I would like to apologize to our members for the vast amount of SPAM ideas being sent out. I've gone through all of the settings available to our group to try to lock this down without completely disabling the ideas option or locking out new members. Currently I have begun requiring a complete profile including a picture before new members can join. With luck that tiny barrier might curb this for the spammers.
In the meantime, please bear with it as I'm confident this is a top priority at Meetup to find a real fix. I'm not planning at this time to either disable ideas or block new members.
MichaelSeattle Photography Group