Meetup Organizers should be Required to Post a Photo of Themself
If someone wants to be a Meetup group organizer (or co-organizer) they should be required to post their photo. There is no good reason to be anonymous and at the same time ask people to join them for an in-person meetup. Organizers should be visible so members can recognize them at the event and also for safety reasons.
Tracey D. commented
Disagree.....we have a private meetup, that said, our group name and my picture is not hidden. Therefore I do not have a picture of myself on the group. I have a second account that I usually RSVP with so that they can see my pic.
I'd actually like to find out how Meetup can assist a group in having an Anonymous Organizer. In this case, a self-supportive group, already established with on average about 40 families in a small community. For liability purposes, I don't think anyone should have to take on the role of the organizer when Meetup.com is solely for purposes of providing a forum where we organizer events for our kids whether educational or social etc.
I hate having my photo online anywhere and I have valid reasons for this! That said, I don't post my pic and if a group demands it I email the organizer and explain why. I then agree to send the pic privately to their email and they can pass it on via email to a host if I RSVP yes. Otherwise if they don't agree then I don't bother. It adds no extra safety as pointed out and could be viewed as discriminatory depending on why its requested and how it's being used.
DO NOT AGREE
first if you dont like it, DONT join the group
however i dont like Hippocracy, if you force ppl to have then the organizer should too
and last, my biggest peeve, ppl saying they want names and pics for safety, THERE IS NO EXTRA SAFETY by doing this, i dont care what anybody says, until you actually meet in person, you dont know if its a real pic and unless you ask for ID, you dont know if the name is real, so tell me, where is the safety ?????
Steven C commented
Not agreed. While I ask my members to post photos of themselves and I have a photo of me, I definitely understand why some people (good looking women in particular) do NOT want to attract additional attention.
If Scott is uncomfortable about not knowing what his organizer looks like he should not go / join the group. Besides, being an ORGANIZER is not the same thing as being a Host.
Clark Gembey commented