Re: [dotnet-109] I am not really happy with Meetup.com

From: John
Sent on: Sunday, April 8, 2007 8:59 AM
I'm sorry - I read the email, and I don't understand what the problem
is that you have.  You don't have to set up a mailing list for your
groups - what problem are you having?

On 4/8/07, Steve Anderson <[address removed]> wrote:
>
>
> A special announcement from Steve Anderson, Organizer of The Denver .NET
> Meetup Group
> Hi gang,
>
> I am not happy with this mailing list. I am really not happy with this
> mailing list. I am even more upset at Meetup.com for crappy design and
> configuration of the organizer portion of this, this mailing list tool.
>
> I sent a complaint about it to Meetup.com, and after you read it, please
> note also the Google Ads link as a additional revenue source for Meetup.com.
>
> A IRATE (Emphasis IRATE) group organizer.
>
> I have a few issues with your system.
>
> Issue - the inability of your developers to design for a cancel option.
> There is not a cancel option in the set up of the email list.
>
> Issue - the assumption that a group of people who are working 60+ hours a
> week will be interested in expending the effort to meet monthly.
>
> My issues with the email list start from a simple position. It justifies
> your business needs more than my people's needs. The business need which it
> justified for you was the desire to reduce the increase of spending on
> storage and backup of the messages stored on your server. The solution does
> not match the need of my people not to be bothered any more than they need
> to be.
>
> I did not appreciate finding myself in a loop in the organizer center with
> no way to cancel, to the point when I shut down with out sending the
> confirmation, the system does it any way.
>
> I suspect that your system will proceed to irritate my people to the point
> that the will leave the Denver .NET meet up. I will attempt to keep them
> together, even if it means building Meetup.com competitors.
>
> I figure that my people on the Denver .NET Meetup have on average 5 years of
> experience (I have a few college students in the group) in software
> development. I figure that when they note that Meetup.com collects $70/6
> months/Meetup group, they will have a rough estimate of how much money
> Meetup.com makes. They might figure that they could do Meetup.com in a short
> time. So the only question that they will have is 'Can they do it so that it
> will be worth their time/effort?'
>
> Now an additional problem is that I don't know what I will find to be an
> acceptable solution on your part for my people, since an unsatisfactory
> solution will result in a Meetup.com competitor going up.
>
> I would appreciate a prompt response.
> Steve Anderson
> Denver .NET Meetup Organizer.
>
> I really do apologize for disturbing you about this, it is my attempt to
> explain the situation. You can tell me if I am over-reacting since I did
> this without input from you.
>
> Thanks,
> Steve
>
>
>
>
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-- 
John Fiala

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