On another note, why can't we post to the forum. Something like this really belongs on a forum I think, rather than cluttering peoples in baskets...
Meetup has it's quirks, and one of them is the inability to have a message board _and_ a mailing list for discussions. Due to this we have a discussion board outside of Meetup.
Here's the address for interested parties:
Please thank Jack for starting this up for us.