|Sent on:||Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:48 AM|
I hope you are all enjoying the great riding weather and are joining us for some of our events as we get going for the 2013 riding season. More events will be posted soon. Don't forget that we WELCOME suggestions and if you have an idea for an event you want to lead get me the info and we will get it set up for you.
That said there are some features on meetup that have caused a little confusion with our group. I want to cover a few of them and offer the opportunity for you to ask any questions you many have. New to Meetup this year is the GOOD TO SEE YOU feature. This is offered as an opportunity to do 2 things for the 99ers. First is just what it says. Say HI to a new, or old, friend and offer gesture of kindness. Often at events we don't get to speak as much as we might want so this is a great way to be friendly. The other thing this offers is a way to start a friendship. You may have met someone at the event and want to let him/her know that you enjoyed meeting. What better way than "good to see you". This feature is nothing more than a nice gesture. We are not a dating group, so please don't think that someone is trying to ask you on a date.
Another feature of meetup is pictures and tagging. We have as much space on meetup as we could want. Up load those pics. Tag folks you recognize. Make sarcastic (or friendly) comments on pics. This is a portion of the fun of going to an event. Someone miss-tag you? Correct it. Don't make a big deal.
Remember we are DRAMA FREE and will stay that way. I will not tolerate anyone causing or creating drama in our group. While sarcasm and ribbing is fine it should be in jest. I count on you all to know when a joke is going too far. I will not allow threats or comments that are nasty or in bad taste. I can and will ban you from the group. I, the other organizers and many many other members have put a ton of effort into making this a friendly group where anyone can feel comfortable and welcome. I will not allow any "bad apples' the opportunity to spoil what we have built.
Enough of that- go ride!