What we're about
Plain and simple: This is a group for anyone new to Los Angeles or anyone who wants to meet new and interesting friends. It is all inclusive, casual, supportive, positive, and most of all fun. Do you miss having a close circle of friends? Get out of your comfort zone and join.
This group is unique in that EVERYONE is a "Meetup Organizer", this means that ANYONE can post a meetup without asking an administrator or meetup organizer first. You don't need approval, you just post your meetup. Make sure you follow the rules for posting meetups that are listed at the very bottom of this page.
Be respectful of other members. Be mindful of RSVP's and cancel if your plans change.This is a great way to meet a diverse group of people and get to know more about this amazing city!
We have a sister group called "I wanted to do that, . . . Just not alone!!" (https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/Join/) You might be interested in checking out. Lots of good culture and social stuff.
Do you browse Reddit.com? If you do, check out Socal Redditors (https://www.meetup.com/Socal-Redditors/): A meetup for Redditors in Southern California.
====RULES FOR MEMBERS=====
You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.
IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.
Do NOT message or contact people you have NOT met in real life. Meaning: This is NOT tinder of craigslist. Meet people at events. Do not just send unsolicited messages to members you have not met at events unless there is a context (like a carpool request for example). If you are reported you may be removed from the group.
DO NOT USE THE DISCUSSION BOX to post an event or even to "ask" about an event. Just DON'T USE THE DISCUSSION BOX AT ALL FOR ANY REASON. Plain and simple it generates spam. If you this was a regular group the box can be turned off. Since all members are Event Org by default it is not able to be turned off. Just don't use it. Post an event using the "post an event" feature. Pick an activity, date, time, location and post it. You do not need to ask 5000 people first, . . . if you have a question you message to The Admin.
====RULES FOR POSTING MEETUPS=====
Before posting your meetup, come back here and check the rules for posting a meetup BEFORE you post to make sure your meetup is acceptable. Meetups not following these rules will be deleted.
You can post anything you like as long as it's not
- Something offensive (you have some leeway here, just don't piss people off).
- Something illegal
- Something that you're posting to make money.
- Something that's similar to a craigslist post.
- Something that is overtly or covertly promotional without express permission in advance of The Admin of the group
- Something that is trying to promote an App or Website or Social Media. Hooch or other scams are not allowed.
- Posts of events of other groups is OK WITH permission of The Admin. No links to other groups. The event must be able to stand own it's own. Do NOT divert or direct members to other groups.
====RULES ORGANIZERS NEED TO FOLLOW FOR POSTING MEETUPS=====
NO OUTSIDE LINKS ALLOWED UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY : Outside links are links to websites, or social media or anything. You are only allowed to use outside links if they are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to your meetup, AND you get prior approval from Admin. If you do not have approval: the links or event will be removed.
DO NOT E-MAIL MESSAGE THE GROUP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES: You may not email members or message the group via meetup using the bulk email feature for any reason, if you think or feel you need to do so, message The Admin to do it for you. You MAY message those that already RSVPd to your event though to let them know about any changes. Do this directly and NOT with the bulk email feature. Violation of this will result in immediate removal, and then you can explain after and get back in the group.
If you use the "discussion box" feature on other groups, or if you in past have used bulk email to spam groups you will be removed. There is zero tolerance for spam from Event Organizers or Members of this group. Your actions elsewhere will impact here. This group will not be associated with allowing indicrimate spam.
YOU MUST ATTEND YOUR OWN MEETUP: You must host the meetup in-person and be present at your own meetup. You must least a clear way and where for people to meetup at the event. If there is a no host event you will be asked to add a host or the event will be removed. Meetup.com rules state there are no "No Host" events allowed.
THE MORE NOTICE THE BETTER: Meetups MUST be posed at least 1 day in advance, but the more the better. Please don't post any same-day or last-minute meetups, it's not enough time for people to make plans to attend. Four weeks advance will get you the most RSVP's
MEETUPS MUST BE MEETUP ORIENTED: Meetups must be oriented where people can get to know each other, meetups like "Free yoga lessons!" are not allowed. No classes or seminars. No other craigslist style meetups allowed. If you do not list a way for people to meet or meetup your event may be removed.
DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE ANYONE ELSE'S MEETUP: Admin will ban anyone that edits or deletes someone else's meetup without their permission.
Frequency: It is ideal to NOT repeat an event is less than 6 weeks. There are exceptions. Just ask The Admin if you wish to post carbon copy events in less time. This rule is aimed and event promoters or bands. Repeating a band at a different location is a repeat. If you think The Admin will see your event as a copy that you are promoting, then contact first and ask for permission
MEETUPS THAT VIOLATE THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE EDITED or DELETED. The person who posted it may receive a warning afterwards or they may be removed and placed on hold pending sorting out of any issues. IF your event is Edited or Deleted contact The Admin. Do NOT re-insert removed content.
Yes. Right now you are saying: Wow. There are sooooooo many!
Truly all guidelines have to do with respect for the membership and to minimize exploitation of the members and the group.
You are also saying: Wow. These are harsh!!
This group has an open and inviting door. These rules are given to all upon entering. If you violate these it's a little like walking into a house and then laying s steaming turd for all the other guests to look at, and smell and even watch you do it.
The Admin will pick up any turds and remove the bare ass laying it. Yes, it may feel harsh to you but it is protecting the other guests and members. With 6,000 members time is of the essence in dealing with problems so swift action will be taken to minimize ripples.
We are all adults here. So if you did not read this and administrative action gets applied to you, . . . that's on you. Ya can't blame others for your own actions and consequences. After all is said and done: There are plenty of other groups on meetup.
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