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the elusive 'maybe' RSVP option

From: Sherri A.
Sent on: Sunday, August 2, 2009 12:12 PM
Hi all --

Sorry for the not directly event related email -- but I've asked about the following a couple of times and thought I should go ahead and mention this while it's on my mind.

But before that -- Facebook talk! Please feel free to look me up on Facebook for general silliness and/or to join the CFI-L.A. group for lecture and other event information!

Now, to the real reason for this message -- I have the 'Maybe' RSVP option disabled for Drinking Skeptically and some other events because of the quirk in Meetup RSVPing that counts 'Maybe' as 'Yes', potentially filling up the RSVP limit with Maybes. I'd love to have a totally open RSVP limit, but I still feel a bit apprehensive about doing that and then maybe really being able to accommodate everyone. Also, maybe I'm engaging a bit in trying to foster more commitment and better pre-attendance count by eliminating the 'Maybe', which we seem to get a lot more of for something like D.S.

If you wish to be a 'Maybe' for a 'Maybe'-free event, you can just post a comment on the event page so I'll have an idea that you might make it and we'll keep an eye out for you! And of course, for something like D.S., you can always show up even if you don't RSVP -- I just like to have an fairly reasonable idea of how many people are really expected for early table saving!

Hope we'll see you soon!

Sherri

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