Send messages to inbox at my account on meetup.com, not my email address
create an option to receive messages in an inbox on the meetup website, not to my email.
When i signed up i got a few messages, i never saw them till i stumbled upon the view profile page accessable only while visiting another meetup page.
There should be a mailbox always accessable uptop, As well as link to goto the profile page uptop as well.
like "private messaging" in facebook, any forum site, and pretty much every other social website on the internet. this is braindead obvious.
Having a meetup message inbox with our meetup account would be great! Because these reminders clutter personal email inbox but we do not want to stop because then we 4get about events but I had to make a junk email account just because of the massive emails meetup groups send.
and have some user-friendly function like facebook do have too?
like inbox, notification alerts, i think having this both will make things easier to be monitored, hope to hear from u soon
we need an inbox that includes sent messages so we can keep track of who we contacted and who is contacting us and without disclosing our email addresses. that way communication is just through the site. we get notified at our email address that we have new messages but we have to get on the meetup site to reply.
I would like to recommend that the site have an option for people to select receiving NEW (suggested) Meetups to your Meetup page rather than your OWN email. It is quite annoying to receive about 30 emails a day from new Meetups that are around your area that really have nothing to do with your selected choices on the Meetup homepage. If we had the suggested Meetups sent to our own page, we would then be able to log in at our own convenience rather than just deleting everything we see because it is too much. This way we are allowed to select and keep what we want to look at on our own Meetup pages and discard the others. PLEASE STOP this insanity, because to a person who is overloaded with email, I would rather just delete my profile altogether than get these emails.
basically what im suggesting is that theres a way to know when you have new private messages and a quick link on the users home page to check there inbox like an inbox icon that takes them to there inbox and sent messages area
There should be a message inbox feature within your profile/homepage so that you can read messages other members send you on the meetup site and reply directly. Having the message forwarded to our primary email accounts floods our inboxes. Since we already receive all the meetup event reminders/etc on our primary email, it just over-saturates my inbox. It should be clean, simple, and similar to facebook's layout where all information can be found instantly on your profile homepage.
There needs to be an inbox (within meetup.com) to temporarily house all of the messages people have sent you.
It is a true hassle to try and communicate with Meetup users through private email. It would be so much better if Meetup had an inbox where all of your messages went and where you could reply to them right on Meetup. Every other social networking website offers this type of function. It should be standard.
Especially as an organizer, it would be so nice to be able to log onto my group and see my notifications instead of having to scroll through email to see if anyone contacted me.
Couldn't agree more! I'm new to Meetup Everywhere and have started from the ground up but now have 22 communities. I want to be able to see an email history and have an email inbox/outbox to look at. I am losing track of who I have messaged and sent things to. It seems crazy not to have a feature like that.
Many of us do not appreciate our email inbox being spammed by people we have no close connection with.
Sent to Support: "I'm am trying to adjust my email settings so that I don't receive ANY emails from members of a certain group (including the organizer). On the group's 'settings'/'communication settings, all the boxes are already unchecked, including 'don't send me mailing list messages' and 'email me when someone announces a meetup' and 'i want to receive automated reminders.' Why then am I receiving a message from the organizer? see attached."
Meetup Support's reply: "Hmmm... that's a tough one. Currently there's no way to *completely* eliminate the emails you get from your Meetup Groups or your Organizers. For instance, the email you forwarded below, which contains 'announce' in the from address, is one sent from a group's Organizer.
Having control over that is a great suggestion, though. We really appreciate your thoughts on this, and your patience while we make changes and improvements around here. :)"
peter staples commented
yeah how are you meant to follow messages that you cant find ever again....vehry odd very confusing
yes! I was so confused when I went directly to Meetup.com only to find out 24hrs later that I received a message from one of the new members. If you allow someone to send u a message from Meetup, they should be allowed to receive a message, on Meetup. The current set-up is counterintuitive.
There are a dozen different suggestions all with this basic idea and many votes. Probably in excess of 70 if added together. Can a moderator please move all the votes in to one or other of the suggestions and then take action on it?
Brad Oliver commented
Meetup really needs to rethink their entire UI, but their messaging system really sucks. Why they can't implement a simple way to view your messages from other members or organizers is beyond me. Do they even read these messages or care? I'm really frustrated with their snails pace and lack of communication. Who's running this show?
This is the best idea yet because it sucks cluttering my inbox mixed with important emails and we dont have to go to 2 different pages.
Jay Jacot commented
This sounds like a good idea. It would be nice if it streamed onto it's own feed or page in your meetup account, instead of the same one that shows messages relevant to those you're a member of. Then have an option on the page where you could choose to have alerts sent one-at-a-time (how they are), or as a daily or weekly summary that's sorted by topic. I'd really prefer a weekly summary. I don't check my email that often and having 100 meetup alerts to swim through is a bit more than merely aggravating.
Lisa Marie commented
I do know u can minus the topics that u choose to be sent to your own email, but what I want to happen is that I don't get them as emails at all and still have the topics suggested to our main Meetup page so that when we sign in we can see them rather than delete that topic altogether from our profile. It is unfair to get bombarded by emails of suggested new meetups or interests. They should just list them on member's profiles categorized by what we chose on our page that we like to do.
I like this idea because I find members don't always read their personal emails, or receive so many emails that they cannot manage all of them or they cannot decide which emails are important. I would recommend making an inbox for each group a member is in so that all the related emails are all in one location. I would also like to see instant messaging built into this feature. Members visiting the Meetup site at the same time can chat with each other, or members and potential members can chat with an organizer.
Jonathan Milenko commented
go to your own email account & search for meetup. You'll find what you need. This feature is not needed.
There needs to be an inbox (within meetup.com) to temporarily house all of the messages people have sent you. Don't you agree???