To be courteous towards other members & event hosts please remember the following:
Please do your best to change your rsvp if you can longer attend a meetup to make it easier for event hosts to organize & host the meetup. No-shows can cause issues or embarrassment for hosts.
- Events may have set/limited number depending on the particular meetup & the venue.
No shows mean those on a waiting list miss out on attending, or a host having to apologise to venue managers.
Or just sheer embarrassment for a meetup host when you tell a manager you’ve several people coming & hold several seats but only 1 or 2 people turn up. Or none, as has happened to organiser & assistant organisers.
- The event host may have made a reservation and other patrons of the venue may be disadvantaged because seats (or area) are reserved but less people arrive than booked for.
Some venues get very annoyed that seats/tables are held when it turns out they could’ve been used for other patrons. Some venues charge for number reserved & so no-shows are still charged for.
- It’s a mistaken belief to think that it doesn’t matter that an rsvp isn’t changed, because there are several, or more, people going (according to the rsvps). It’s not just one person who thinks that they’ll be the only one who doesn’t show (& so doesn’t matter). Sometimes it’s several or many. There’s been meetups where only 1 or 2 people (out of 10) have turned up. Also been no-one show up at a few meetups.
- The start of a meetup can be delayed causing issues (as not getting in, having to wait longer, or not getting tables, & other situations) if hosts and members wait around at the meet up point for people who don’t come & don’t notify the host by changing rsvp or phone or text the host (when a contact number is posted)
Please also see the document “No shows & Attendance” also in the ‘pages’ section.
Click the ‘pages’ tab on the menu above the meetup listings / below the group’s title banner