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Pls get rid of the "glad to see you" remark after a meetup...it is annoying and absurd

Pls get rid of the "glad to see you" remark after a meetup...it is annoying and absurd

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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: PLEASE, PLEASE get rid of the "Good to see you" comment after an event. Let  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I do not like it. Some of the glad to see you people were not there to see each other. I think it is rather silly.

      • Alan NAlan N commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree completely. As the Organizer, most member attendees send me a "Glad to see you", so I feel obligated to return the favor. This is a superficial waste of time. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remove that feature, or make it a group OPTION that the Organizer can turn off.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Although I like the concept of "Good to See You" as a quick way to let attendees know they were welcome and appreciated, I think it is inappropriate and silly in some situations. As an organizer, I would like the option to disable it and the option of adding a personalized note.

      • StacyStacy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like it. Several members of my group and other groups I'm in use it as well. It helps people feel included and welcome. If someone doesn't like receiving those emails then it is very easy to block them.

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like this feature because as an organizer, it allows me to keep the momentum going with my members post-event. It's also a good starting point for members to keep in touch after meeting at events.

        If anything, how about a compromise of allowing organizers to toggle this feature on or off in their respective groups?

      • NazNaz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use the 'glad to see you' button at our hiking club, no-one seems to be of the opinion that it's annoying. We have large numbers of new members attending and it helps to follow up on conversations we've had with members on a strenuous hike. Clicking on the button (or any button for that matter) isn't compulsory!

      • StephenStephen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Who thought this up? Absolutely ridiculous (and very annoying to 95% of my members who dont want to be stalked by the other 5%)

      • Gary WolanskeGary Wolanske commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Folks in my group have called this the "creepy button" ... no reason to use this when emailing exists.

      • Dennis FDennis F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. Get rid of this confusing and useless feature. It just generates more unwanted email.

      • Davis FieldsDavis Fields commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Most of my Meetup work is about support groups for people going through some absolutely devastating life circumstances - family breakups, divorce, and worse. In these environments these "Glad to see you" messages are completely inappropriate. The word I hear most often about them is "creepy." I spend a lot of time apologizing on Meetup's behalf for these things. PLEASE give your Organizers the ability to disable them on a per-group basis. Please.

      • CarolCarol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree! It's totally disgusting! Treating us like a bunch of 2nd graders if that! While you're at it...also get rid of all those "other" events going on in my area (that's to the left of the page). Every time I try to enter something I accidently hit one of those and in many cases, ahs caused my whole announcement to be either messed up or "lost"....and I have to start over. If I wanted to attend anything different, I would do a search and seek it out. I don't have to have a bunch of "stuff" I have no intention of attending being flung in my face on a site I'm paying for.

      • CarolCarol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That is about the silliest comment I can think of! To say it's annoying is an understatement of how I feel...

      • Pete NeumannPete Neumann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's a nice feature to offer. As an organizer, it is a nice and simple way for me to interact with the members, and they generally respond in kind. Perhaps a better solution would be to default it to display on groups, and allow the organized to hide it.

      • TrinaTrina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        AGREED. If people genuinely care about you or are happy they met you, they will make an effort to tell you or reach out. This button comes across as fake and just a "click".

      • Twin Cities Museum Meetup GroupTwin Cities Museum Meetup Group commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am perfectly capable of telling my members that I am happy to see them, in fact I do it on a regular basis. If a member wants to tell another member how happy they were to see them, they can post a greeting. I worry that if I don't respond to the stupid 'glad to see you' someone I saw three times the same week will be offended I didn't respond. It's a waste of my time. Get rid of it.

      • TanyaTanya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I never got this. It may work for some groups that are close knit social circles??? My group involves meetups of people who enjoy the same hobby but not necessarily each other....social aspect is quite low. So, maybe it can be an option to turn on/off by each meetup group organizer based on whether it's of any value to their group.

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