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4 Hour Policy (for Cancellations)

4 Hour Policy
Last minute changes can now result in a "no show" as well. If you change your RSVP from "yes" to "no" within 4 hours of the start of an event, you'll be awarded a "strike" as well. Each organizer can change this time frame to more or less hours depending on the event.

The reason for this is that the organizer quite often has to leave their house quite some time before the event starts. 4 hour lead time is quite typical if they have to arrive at the venue early or travel a long way, make stops etc. During that time, they wont have access to their computer. Assume that the Organizer does not own an internet capable hand held device to detect your last minute change.

Each time you are a "no show" the Organizer should be sending you a letter informing you that you were a "no show" for that particular event.

The rule does not apply to events where "maybes" are allowed, attendance isn't taken or non-refundable payments above $1 or $2 (usually event expense fees) are required.

Strikes can be removed via an appeal to the organizer for consideration.

Please see the following post for full details on this rule:
3 Strikes Rule for No Shows

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Dining Deals and Coupons January 13, 2010 2:14 PM anonymous
CDO Standard Sponsorship Rate August 20, 2013 7:53 AM anonymous
Managing Your Meetup Email October 26, 2010 5:12 PM anonymous
You dont Want To Eat or You Want to Split a Dinner February 13, 2009 4:15 PM anonymous
Paying The Bill February 13, 2009 1:09 PM anonymous
Dietary Issues February 13, 2009 1:07 PM anonymous
4 Hour Policy (for Cancellations) January 18, 2010 12:52 PM anonymous
Why We Use Event Brite February 9, 2009 5:30 PM anonymous
CDO Major Events February 9, 2009 5:33 PM anonymous
Welcome Message To All New Members August 20, 2013 7:51 AM anonymous
Other Dining-Related Web Sites September 4, 2008 11:22 AM anonymous
3 Strikes Rule for No Shows January 25, 2010 12:30 PM anonymous

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