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Re: [bostonatheists] (Yet another) plea for tolerance

From: Scott
Sent on: Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:28 PM
On 8/19/2012 9:11 AM, David G wrote:
> Actually, Meetup will not tolerate this. I once reported a case where
> I happened to see that a organizer specifically said in the group
> description that homosexuals were not welcome to join his bible
> reading group. Shortly thereafter the group was removed. As an aside,
> I later found out from a friend who happened to know the organizer
> that the guy was a pedophile.

I didn't know that. Before I wrote my answer I searched meetup's help
and found this FAQ entry:

Q. What can I do if an Organizer won't let me join their group?
A. Organizers essentially own and operate their Meetup Groups. They
often establish membership policies or ground rules for participation,
and are responsible for moderating the content on their Meetup Group
pages. (Organizers may also remove members at their own discretion.)

If you have been denied membership, you can always join a different
Meetup Group or even start your very own and invite others to join it!
Starting a second Meetup Group in your area can be a great benefit to
your community and we'll be here to help you every step of the way.


It's nice to know that what I found is wrong.

You could report the organizer since his meetup page doesn't mention
anything about religion. Maybe he has a history of bad behavior, and
meetup's staff is one complaint away from banning him.


`-- c8 ]

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