Re: [newtech-86] David Britton added a post

From: user 6.
Sent on: Monday, August 16, 2010 7:42 PM
Stan,

This was not an opt out email, it was directed by Meetup HQ to be forwarded by the Organizer to all members. It was not the same as GE's sponsorship which offered information to be posted to the Meetup file and then members informed by the organizer as to its origin.

If there is a mistake here it is mine. Procedures for Organizers are to protect the emails of every member from unauthorized use and spam. GE did it right by allowing the Organizer to preview the information and allow any member to retrieve it from the Meetup file repository, on the home page, under MORE.
I think HQ will change their sponsor procedures.

It is an interesting question that I have asked about before: What are our local rules if someone wants more than a logo placement and is willing to pay $50 per event? Do we sell advertising to be sent to 900 Members at any price? We do have ways for members to interact by posting that seem to work.

Your input would be useful!

Thanks!

Dave Britton
SC New Tech Meetup

 
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From: Stan Weitzman <[address removed]>
Sent: Aug 16,[masked]:12 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [newtech-86] David Britton added a post

David,

I agree with Dean. The organization needs sponsors. I'm sure HP includes opt out emails. I have been a member for a year and a half and have never received any email from any sponsors.
Best regards,

Stan Weitzman
Wrist Office, Inc.
Aptos, CA 95003
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From: Dean Quarnstrom <[address removed]>
Sender: [address removed]
Date: Mon, 16 Aug[masked]:57:57 -0400
To: <[address removed]>
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Subject: RE: [newtech-86] David Britton added a post

Am I getting this right, that you are willing to cancel a product presentation because of a couple of member objections to the marketing by the largest company in tech?  I object to censorship of any kind. Better to ask the Meetup group for input, a "yes" or "no" regarding HP's presentation. 
 
Why not let the company present, might be informative, and then let's demand an explanation for HP's marketing dept.'s inappropriate use of the Meetup database. 
 
Dean Quarnstrom


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of David Britton
Sent: Monday, August 16,[masked]:50 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [newtech-86] David Britton added a post

Greetings,

I have ended the HP sponsorship because of member objections to emailed advertising.




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