Mitch, the Organizer of 'The Raleigh-Durham Web Design Group' Meetup Group has changed the settings for the group.
Members can add Meetups. Meetups are announced by an Organizer or when 3 people say they are attending.
Post a Meetup at http://www.meetup.com...
I will personally endeavor to keep up with the monthly Panera meet-and-greet meeting. However, in the interest of the group it seems best to give members an opportunity to self-organize, set up other more spontaneous events, and hook-in with other similar groups.
1. Be creatively responsible. A meetup doesn't have to be about coffee shops and lecturers. Visit a museum, coordinate a group meeting at a community college workshop, meetup at a conference, or whatever.
2. No "commercials" or weirdly off-topic subjects. It is fine to coordinate for other group's events, seminars, etc, but please understand this is a peer-to-peer forum serving its members, who are mainly Web professionals. Please don't suggest an event that is unbecoming of professionals, personally risky, or self-serving.
3. Self moderate. Don't propose an event unless you're committing to attend yourself, and willing to be the "go-to" person.
Dealing with Problems:
Please communicate with the person proposing an event, for concerns regarding specific events.
If you see something of concern that you don't believe can be resolved with the event proposer please do report it to one of the organizers. The organizer reserves the right to act like a dictator, benevolent or not, and boot people who cause more trouble than their (free) membership is worth, especially if it seems they've crossed a line, real or imaginary.
The Web site sponsors can take no responsibility for how members conduct themselves during meetings or anything else to do with member-proposed meetups. We make no representation about the suitability of venues or appropriateness of such events.
We also won't be involved in any aspect of payments or disputes arising from failure to perform, etc. for member-suggested meetups. We won't collect funds on behalf of such meetings and we can't give refunds.