Re: [mostlygo] Mostlygo event updates

From: Richard S.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:55 PM
Hi,

I think I'm in agreement with Peter that the alternation of days is
going to be confusing for folks.

"Let's see, I didn't last week, so what day is it going to be this week?"

Humans can be creatures of habit, so if there's a vote, I'd go for
continuing on Sundays.

Best,
Richard

On 2/28/12, Randy Au <[address removed]> wrote:
> I'll admit that there's definitely a cost of confusion by switching to
> an alternating schedule.
> We've currently disabled regular reminder emails for the events because
> they cause their own confusion, but they might be coming back in some
> form... maybe. Not just yet tho because the devs are tweaking that
> feature as we speak.
>
> The ideal for Mostlygo would actually be that there's an event on both
> days of the weekend, every week barring holidays.
> Obviously we don't have the man power for that right now, and we may
> never reach that point in the future without lots more volunteers.
>
> That said, I want to keep the Fat Cat events totally free-form and DIY.
> and I think the alternating days gives us flexibility in scheduling
> one-off events much more so than having sundays totally blocked off.
>
> My personal view is that I'd like the more structured events to play a
> more prominent role because I find them more engaging for everyone
> involved. But hey, if my feelings are blatantly off the mark, we'll find
> out quickly and adapt like we always do.
>
> ~R
>
> On 2/28/2012 1:16 PM, Peter wrote:
>>
>> Randy,
>>
>> That's great that the Meetup space is available again. It sounds like
>> a great place for tournaments and lectures. The Fat Cat is a great
>> place for an informal go club meeting to play games. IMHO going to
>> alternating Saturday-Sunday is a mistake. Having a regular place that
>> people can go EVERY week reliable is conducive to creating a vibrant
>> go club scene. Switching every other week will just make it less
>> likely people will block out the time in their heads.
>>
>> Not everyone keeps up with the Meetup website (a shock I know) and are
>> more likely to informally show up knowing it is a weekly thing.
>>
>> You could send a note to the meetup group and see what they think.
>>
>> Just my two cents.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> P
>>
>>
>> On 2/28/12 12:01 PM, "Randy Au" <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>>     Hey guys!
>>
>>     I've been somewhat out of touch recently with travel and work, but
>>     am happy to announce that Meetup HQ's new offices are ready for
>>     use by our group again on weekends, provided an employee (namely
>>     me) is there to open the doors and manage things.
>>
>>
>>
>>     With that, I've also made some changes to the event calendar of
>>     the group:
>>
>>
>>
>>     *1) Starting 2 weeks from now, Fat Cat meetups will be ALTERNATING
>>     between Sunday and Saturday.
>>     *
>>     Fat Cat is very casual and great for our needs in cases where we
>>     just want to play and have fun, so I'd like to keep using them for
>>     that. The live music and drink selection are great too.
>>
>>     Making them alternate between Saturday and Sunday will let people
>>     have a chance to come if they only have one day of the weekend free.
>>
>>
>>
>>     *2) When possible, probably once or twice a month, we'll meet
>>     somewhere (Meetup HQ perhaps, or somewhere else) to have some kind
>>     of workshop/study group/other event
>>     *
>>     Most of our meetups until very recently have been very
>>     unstructured. People come, play, have fun, leave.
>>
>>     I'd like to start building a more educational series of events in
>>     the future. Details will change over time, but I'm thinking of
>>     events where we get together and all study some go problems, or
>>     have a group workshop, or review someone's game record, etc. More
>>     discussing and helping each other, less staring silently at the board.
>>
>>     Having Fat Cat alternate Sat/Sun also lets us put these workshops
>>     on different days, also to help accommodate member's schedules.
>>
>>
>>
>>     We can collect a nominal fee for these events if we want and use
>>     the money to even pay for group lectures and other perks. With so
>>     many regular members gathered together, we can make lots of things
>>     happen.
>>
>>     Anyone with ideas on we should try, let me know.
>>
>>
>>
>>     Cheers,
>>
>>     Randy
>>
>>
>>
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