Email a ticket to the members who RSVPed "YES" for a Meetup event
This is important because then members can print out the tickets and bring them to the event. Often times, organizers have to be responsible for bringing a list and checking attendees' names off of the list. The problem is some attendees insist arguing they RSVPed while the organizers, obviously, couldn't find their names on the list. It pisses everybody off and wastes a lot of time, not to mention the people who are waiting on the line.
Here is my solution. Send an email automatically once attendees RSVP "YES" for a Meetup event so they can print out the ticket themselves. This way, they would have to be responsible for whether they have RSVPed for a single event. It's like watching a movie. If you forgot to bring your own ticket, I guess you would have no one else to blame but yourself.
Great idea. We can easily include a link to any ticket in the reminder emails.
amiga commented · Just Now · Delete
Let's save trees, no need to generate a ticket to be printed out for a meetup event.
Glenn Everitt commented
It would be great if the member name was included on the ticket. Ideally a bar code or QR code with the ticket holders name encoded would be great. We could just scan the ticket and know who actually attended the meeting. This approach would speed up check in. It also means we would know whether people are registering and never showing up.
John Doe commented
What happens if they change to no after they get the ticket?
Thank you!! A link to nametag would be super; any help is sincerely appreciated.
Pete Feenstra commented
Forget Blondie at a disco, go and see FRAGILE playing YES Beaverwood BR7 31/3/11
Don't like the automatic idea. Manual option is Ok, I guess. The organizer can already print a list of attendees, but it's not "intuitive". Click on the "# Going", then under "Tools" you can print the list of attendees. We need this for sign-in at the meeting point. This function should be avalable as a menu item (for organizers) without having to go into "# Going"
Randy Smith commented
Silly idea. An event organizer can simply close the RSVPs at a certain time before the event and print the RSVP list at that time. If a persons name is not on that list, they cannot attend the event. No organizer I know of will want to deal with "tickets".
Jayne Hiking Addict commented
we don't need a ticket in our meet ups so are against an automic email. it would be confusing. Plus I require people to call within 24 hours of RSVPing if they have not hiked with me before. If you send them a ticket they will think they do not have to call
CAUTION. Here's what several of our members say about getting, more email from meetup. "how do I turn it OFF" and I research and post yet another instruction on where to find the checkboxes, so members can manage how much email they receive, as result of participation in MEETUP and groups. --If you implement this, PLEASE give Organizers the option to choose. Don't make this an automatic, can't chose feature.
having something come up on a cell phone (smart or not - maybe as a text on std phones and something pretty on smart ones) should be good enough - no need to waste all the ink/paper/time with printing.
Rocky Top commented
Organizers can ask them to write down emergency contacts.
That's an awful lot of paper potentially wasted.
One can always Print a Ticket - the links have been on events for a few years.
For many, having yet another email come at them would be very unwelcome - especially one that says "you need to prove you're on the list".
Sure, there may be events, or some groups, that have great value in this - but it should ONLY be made an OPTION, turn it on/off per event (not even per group) - and definitely not a site-wide standard...
some iteration of this should work. Maybe a confirmation code, maybe an email, but something should be done to make it easier. It also should be an optional feature for those who don't want to use it.
I wouldn't remain in a Meetup that requires me to print a ticket, unless they are going to buy me the printer. The printer at work is in our principal's office and and she allows no personal use of it, so it would be a hassle for me to have to drive to Kinko's, stand in line for 30 minutes until a computer is free, then pay to use their computer just so I can print out 1 ticket. How about just a confirmation code, which we can copy and bring with us to events ?
Dan Swift commented
Attendees can already print tickets from the event page. I'm not sure how an extra email will help.
This would make checking in so much easier and faster.
Janet Cook commented
There is already so much to coordinate without having to do all the coordinating. I've seen it where people have "quote" RSVP'ed but they don't make the list.
It would just make life a A LOT easier rather than dealing with irritated individuals who may have slipped through the cracks OR just plain didn't RSVP as they should have.
Yes! This happened to me once.