I am a non member still on the list.
I do not know why having 250 people follow your group would bother you.
It certainly doesn't cost you anything.
I also follow the Long Beach, Dallas, Seattle and Chicago groups.
In the years I have, nobody has ever raised this issue. In fact many
publish minutes and videos to include as many as possible. The Chicago
group bounced the idea around a few years back to broadcast the meetings live.
I know for a fact people from other countries follow many of them.
I use to attend the meetings regularly but got tired of the way you run the club.
This is just another example of what I am talking about. "Astroturfing" is another.
I still enjoy reading about local robot activities and was hoping to return some day
if there is ever a new president.
I am trying to remain as respectful as possible as this is a public forum.
If you would like to email me personally, I can be
much more detailed and colorful.
I will not pay a dollar to remain on the list.