Provide the option to permanently removed specified groups from suggested meetups
I love the ability to see suggested meetups. However, there are certain groups that I will never be meeting up with. For example, as a man, I will not be joining any women-only groups. These groups do nothing for me except take up space on my home page.
It would be great to see an option to remove specific groups form the suggested meetup section wit something as simple as an "X". This would allow the suggested meetups to remain practical, yet personalized.
Create a way that we can individually hide or block groups that we are not interested in so they no longer show up in searches.
Not something we’ll be working on.
This was going to be my suggestion exactly! That is the only think I don't like about the site. I don't want to see the same meetups every time I come on here that I'm not at all interested in or don't quailfy for that group! I don't want to see meetups for people that do not share my age group, religion, sexual orientation, etc! You should be able to X these so you don't have to see them anymore (like you can do on facebook) then you can browse easier through meetups you may be interested in. Then these should go into a list so you can go back and un-X them later if you are now in that age group, etc.
Sean Smith commented
You need to reconsider this, or at the very least never say never.
Total ditto here. I would also allow a FILTER KEYWORDS field so I can exclude meetups with specific titles or descriptions. For example: "babes", "PAC", etc.
Christopher S. Knepper commented
I'm a computer guy. The algorithm you currently use to determine "interest" could easily be modified to allow "disinterest" (if your programmers are worth their weight in salt, that is).
Given the number of votes and comments this suggestion has, it is not in the best interest (marketing-wise) of Meetup.com to summarily dismiss a suggestion so popular and easy to implement.
H Gilmer commented
If it's not something you're going to be working on, then why the hell didn't you close it and give us back our votes?
This idea looks like this other one...
@ Matt... Why, exactly? It seems like such a simple tweak to the system currently in place. The suggested meetups are fantastic when they actually apply to my interests, but it seems like the vast majority have nothing to do with me. (I have no plans to attend a Mommy and Me event anytime in the forseeable future.) In it's current state, the suggested meetups become useless and cluttered. I'm tired of constantly removing individual events when I could just remove the group entirely.
In the time since my originally posting this suggestion, Meetup did introduce the "x" so you can remove a specific event. However, this removes only the one event from appearing, not the group itself.
Meetup: We want the ability to remove entire groups from appearing, please.
I agree. I'm getting e-mails about "new" groups that I have absolutely no interest in because they are vaguely related in very general terms to my stated interests. I'm also getting suggestions for ones WAY farther away than my stated preferred distance - like 75 - 100+ miles away for coffee??? I do see the "x" option on the sidebar; when I click the "x", a caption says I won't see this group again - but the next time I log in, there they are again. It would greatly help to have a permanent elimination option (and if circumstances change - that option can be reversed). Among others, I don't need to see listings or get e-mails about stroller strides and kiddie play dates since I'm not a parent (nothing against parents/kids, just a specific example). A feature to more individualize what we see/receive is very much needed; and would help promote the groups we are interested in vs. wading through post after post of groups that are irrelevant. As a result, I have removed myself completely from new group e-mail notices. Unfortunately, this means I will miss out on some groups of interest - but it will also cut down on all the waste & frustration.
I completely agree. I sometimes see groups listed in the suggested meetup section that I absolutely DON"T want anything to do with or want associated with my group, and I think some of them are there just because my group is a very peculiar "niche" Special Interest group, and someone somewhere (at Meetup HQ I presume) thinks all my members might be interested in those groups as well, when I personally don't want my group associated with said groups.
Andrea Campi commented
Most of the meetups in my area come from groups affiliated with a political party I completely disagree with.
It's gotten to the point where I completely ignore Meetup emails, but then I risk missing out on interesting meetups!