Please consider changing the RSVP system. When an auto email is sent out announcing a new event PLEASE give us organizers a tool to ELIMINA
This is an existing idea, officially completed, but in practice not. The arguments are: people having not RSVP'ed obviously not come, accumulated "NO"s show negative "energy". And a few members seem to spend their time RSVP-ing NO to any new event. Hide "NO' RSVPs on the Meetup page. TOO MANY "NO" RSVPs MAKE IT LOOK LIKE ITS NOT A GOOD EVENT TO ATTEND!!!
I want to keep the "No" option. I like to know who's seen the event, and have feedback as to why a member might not be able to go. This feature helps me plan events. Having the RSVP comment under the user RSVP on the right was much better than having it post on the wall (and easier to print!)
As an event organizer, you can always turn off the "no" notification when you create the event.
I happen to like the "Not Going" option just so people can express why they are unable to go, and if they would be interested at another time. We organize activities for our kids, and sometimes we have other plans, but would otherwise be interested. It's nice to be able to say, "This sounds great, but we can't make it this time" just so it may be planned for another day.
Please merge these suggestions together, this suggestion already exists
"Remove the "Not Going" Button." it has over 80 votes if you merge them
Steven C commented
The reason people say NO is so they won't get further emails. Of course some also just like to say no. It should be the case that NOs generate no EMAIL unless the NO is from a prior YES.
Rachel Blum commented
I agree - adn not only that it clogs up the organizers email and is just frustrating!!!
The initial option should be to RSVP 'yes' on initial New Meetup announcements. RSVP 'no' should only be an option for those that need to change their rsvp from yes to no for whatever reason.
No matter how many times the organizers send emails out explaining that you do not need to rsvp 'no' it seems like many will reply no to almost all and some have never attended a meetup at all.
I agree completely. I have members that seem to make it a mission to RSVP no to every event. I'll have 5 nos before i get a yes. They even say no to charity events and events that aren't actually an event but just info. Not only does it look bad, but it kills off a little bit of my spirit with each event. Please remove the option, obviously if they haven't said yes they aren't going.