Allow organizer to control which pictures appear on home page, not a random sample as is the current practice.
Allow organizer to control which pictures appear on home page, not a random sample as is the current practice. Organizer could select 1) pictures taken/loaded within the past X days, or 2) pictures from a certain album, or 3) specific pictures
Nick B commented
Hear, hear Ed..
I just posted "Create a ' Best Of ' Album and only those photos show on the home page" as a way to make this work, PLUS give us the flexibility to cut down on highlighting poor quality pictures and help encourage members to take better pictures (run a contest - best photos will be added etc.)
I'm currently out of votes, but please vote on this idea if you like it..
This is frequently cited by many organizers, myself included. Like the saying goes, "you never get a second chance to make a first impression." Why is this request being ignored by Meetup.com? This is the silliest feature I've seen yet. I want my group's logo and ONLY MY GROUP'S logo to show up when users use the Find function.
YES,,,,I run a singles group , mostly dances, happy hours, dinners...yet one picnic where one member brought a cute dog means that dog shows up a lot, random pictures show....a nice member who loves to get her picture taken seems to be the poster girl of my group now...
just so random and crazy.
I do some "sightsee" events...like Flamingo Gardens and Mai Kai Restaurant...so now it will show flamingos or Hawaii Tiki Decor and dancers....just so not what I want.
I have great group photos with lots of members, much better to "rep" my group....but the dog or the flamingo or a blurred picture of a restaurant shows.
I like what someone said...what if Meetups Brand logo was replaced by a picture of a kid picking his nose, or a flamingo or a blurry dinner plate??
No Meetup wouldn't like it
Our group is all about trying to reach out to get new members to join, so when someone gets on Meetup for the first time (or even a seasoned user) and they "search" for groups close to them, I have NO CONTROL over the photos that are advertising MY GROUP! One of the photos was a dinner casserole that someone took and decided to post. I am competing with two other groups in the same zip code for members, so if I saw this, the first of the groups I would look at would be the ones with the "cooler" pics (that are being shown for the other two competing groups). They have more control than I do because they have made their groups private, so only their home page image shows. I do not want to make the group private!!!
Why would I want to join a motorcycle riding group that is showing a dinner casserole as their main advertisement about what this group is about...?
How do you think Meetup would feel if I had the ability to change your "name tag" branding to a photo of a little boy picking his nose? It just doesn't work, and what gets my goat even more is that I am paying you all for this "dis"service.
I understand Meetup wants to "freshen" things up, but give the organizers some way of controlling what photos are displayed for the world to see, and since you all got rid of the "about us..." description, the PHOTO OF A CASSEROLE is the ONLY thing representing MY group!!!
Please submit this to whomever you have to, because this is a huge issue and needs to be rectified.
I do have an idea for a solution. Just as you give the organizers the option to choose a photo as the album cover or the group's photo, offer another choice that says "part of my marketing". This way, only those photos selected as marketing photos BY THE ORGANIZER will show by random when someone is searching for a group.
Nic Myers commented
Yeah the current page is message. I can say half the improvements over the past year have been fantastic.. the other half boggle my mind .. like the layout. Pictures were one of the things that always bugged me... I'm half tempted to just erase old pictures (tags and all) just to get some fresher stuff displaying
T Jefferson commented
totally agree, the new page looks messy and confusing anyway, changing pictures don't add value, especially in the bad quality. and a friendly note to the designers, just because pinterest is currently hot doesn't mean it's a good idea to copy their interface for a totally different purpose.