go back to announcements saying 'new meetup' instead of 'can you make?' as I've noticed a marked drop in people rsvping for events.
Having "new meetup" is far better than "can you make it" as the first option is far more inviting. The second option is going to annoy would be joiners of meetups.
Why did you change this? I like the old announcements.
not only what is stated above, but now it seems as if I am personally requested to come, yes I know that if every meetup says that, then I know better yet if I do get a personal message I might confuse it with the ordinary ones I ignore by now.
English gramma mistake, should be "Can you make it to this meetup event?"
This issue is exactly why I went to this help forum today.
I belong to some "high volume/high member count" groups, and before, the email stream was managable through turning off the selected email notifications. But the appearance of 'ARE YOU IN' reminders has made the user experience UNBEARABLE, as I swear I'm 25-50 emails a week that I just have to delete. You know what that is? That's SPAM. What if meetup.com got blacklisted by a major email provider like yahoo? You need to re-think the "Are You In" reminders.
WHICH ONE OF THESE is "Are You In": its not clear to me as a user:
Email and Notifications
a new Meetup is announced
changes to a Meetup I'm attending
comments on a Meetup I'm attending
a confirmation that I've RSVP'd
ratings for Meetups I've attended
post event greetings for Meetups I've attended
Debra Van Asten commented
I also completely agree with those who have already responded in kind! Our meetup group RSVP's have dropped considerably because so many are rather non-committal until last minute anyway but now even this seemingly simple question seems to scare folks a bit more I notice... I don't completely understand why, but I do know the power of words do have significance in a person's mind. Thank you for reconsidering!
I completely agree! I get both kinds in my inbox, and the old style (New Meetup) is more easily detectable than "Can you make" which ends up seeming kind of spammy to me.
I completely agree 'can you make it' almost sounds appolgetic like 'please come' where as 'new meetup is more likely to get people's interest!!!!!