Allow groups to police themselves - ban disruptive members by % vote
Meetup really needs an "I'd boot this person out of the group if I was in charge" feature. When x% of the group have checked that box (percentage configurable by group owner), they automatically get booted. Then groups could police themselves.
meetup groups already have this option. Simply run a poll or a discussion then the organizer blocks them.
Why do people keep wasting their votes on things that already exist?
not a good idea. illegal as well!
I don't agree. Voting can be cliquish and unfair. It is the organizer's group and he or she should be the one with the authority to remove a member.
William Singourd commented
This is a very BAD feature idea. Reserved rights for "protected classes" can NOT be voted away by any majority or supermajority. Meetups in and of themselves fall under the "public accomocation" legal framework, especially if conducted at a public location. If this or that Group were to vote out a member based on bias against a "protected class", or on grounds that amounted to the same, or as a pretext used as such; then the Organizer, AND those who voted Out!, AND Meetup itself would ALL be at risk to a discrimination lawsuit (substantive, not statistical). What fun!
Again, sorry, but a very BAD idea.
Bad Idea! Meetup groups have an organizational structure similar to a business.
If an Organizer is having a problem with a specific member, they need to address this person with a warning, and then subsequently removal if the behavior isn't modified. A manager-employee relationship.
If one or more members is having issues with another member, then they should bring the issue to the Organizer's attention to be dealt with.
Addressing difficult members is rarely pleasant but we are adults here and need to act accordingly.
bad idea! People should communicate regarding issues and disagreements!
This is a really bad idea. An Organizer should have the stones to handle this, if they cant they shouldnt be an organizer. Making it a voting issue creates drama and conflict. This had to be suggested by a weak organizer who cannot lead people.
Audrey Cormier commented
I vote "No" on this one. Too much potential for abuse. People will have disagreements, that's a given, and it's good to have an organizer or someone who can get both sides of a dispute and make the final decision. Otherwise, a free-for-all would just provide a way for a group to hit the self-destruct button.
Organizers have the power to boot. They sure do it in the Twin Cities.
i think this works for groups that wish to be self-organizing and the x% were a high %. Perhaps best as an option that could be enabled by group organizer. Group participation shouldn't be a popularity contest, agreed. Of course, if this feature were over-used in a group, I imagine a new group would simply form.
Stephan Branczyk commented
This might work under "Report Spam" I suppose, for really-really big groups that have a ton of traffic, but otherwise, I'd think this would create more hassles than it would solve.
I would be VERY horrified if Meetup brought something like this in...but after recent 'updates' nothing would surprise me :(
This is a godawful idea - ganging up, cliques - UGH. If a member is disruptive the Org should handle. Not mob rule.
This is a really bad idea.
Jayne Hiking Addict commented
I do NOT want this feature. It is a responsibility of the organizer.
"Lord of the Flies" or "The Experiment"... anyone?
No way I'd let that fly in my group. If a member doesn't like a particular person in the group, that member is welcome to leave. I pay the dues and I'll decide who stays and who goes. Seems to me that this idea is a chicken-shit way for an organizer to pass the blame onto the group instead of just having the guts to kick someone out themselves.
Childish. This is real life, not tv. People need to learn to be tolerant of different personalities. If it is a case of someone behaving inappropriately, the organizers need to speak to them and choose whether or not to remove them or ban them from the group if behaviour does not improve. If someone is harassing you by email, be an adult and tell them to stop and if they don't, block them.
How sad to be that person receiving these votes to be booted! This feature would create more cliques then what already exist in groups! All it would take is a few people deciding they don't like someone and that person would be removed!?! OUCH
Ummm one word DRAMA!!!!!!!!!! How much drama can we create? You can't police your own own group pass it on to someone else.