Describe the missing feature that would help you make the most of Meetup

Bring the colors back ... the centering option back... I want to be able to create an event page that captures audience attention

Bring the colors back ... the centering option back... I want to be able to create an event page that captures audience attention, and makes them want to read it to find out the details.... not just skim through and miss things

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    DKDK shared a merged idea: Bring Back Old Event Description Editor  ·   · 
    ddladdla shared a merged idea: I have to say from a manager point of view the "new" stylying totally SUCKS!  ·   · 
    Dianne BengtsonDianne Bengtson shared a merged idea: Bring Back the HTML Feature  ·   · 
    Danielle PlaDanielle Pla shared a merged idea: Please bring back the COLORED font and Smiley faces to meetup event posts. This is what makes the meetup event look fun!!  ·   · 
    PaulPaul shared a merged idea: The new format has Eliminated Color from the meetup listing text.  ·   · 
    JacquelineJacqueline shared a merged idea: I hate the "new event description editor"!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: I recently created a meetup EXPECTING the same FORMATTING options as all meetups given the same price! GIVE BACK PLEASE! let it be a choice!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Bring the Colors BACK!! Let us do what we do... you have made it very difficult for us to create fun events as Organizers!  ·   · 
    JayJay shared a merged idea: ASK ORGANIZERS ABOUT CHANGES BEFORE YOU DECIDE WHAT WE WANT  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: PLEASE give us back our ability to use color in the descriptive part of the Meetup description! It looks so awful just black and white!  ·   · 
    William NewmanWilliam Newman shared a merged idea: Bring back the styling options! I can't properly place or size pictures and I can't view or edit the HTML.  ·   · 
    KenKen shared a merged idea: Bring Back COLOR In Event Description  ·   · 
    TrinaTrina shared a merged idea: Enable People to Add a Link to Their Website  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Bring back allowing html to be cut and pasted into editor - we should not have to go to lowest possible denominator, meetup losing appeal  ·   · 
    MSMS shared a merged idea: Please bring back the "create a new event" customization and formatting features?  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: The changes are ridiculous! You have discounted all of my creativity in posting events! I am seriously considering my options.  ·   · 
    dd shared a merged idea: New Event Description Editor  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Bring spell check back  ·   · 
    Toni wallachyToni wallachy shared a merged idea: The New Event Description Editor - please bring back functionality that was removed. ie. hyperlink removal and font strike through  ·   · 
    GriffGriff shared a merged idea: Bring back the rich formatting options recently dropped. Formatting and embedded vids bring life to events..  ·   · 
    PatPat shared a merged idea: Please bring back the color feature. It's much better than bold or italics to get things on a meetup page to stand out. Thank you!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Give back the old formatting options, especially Color and Underline!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Events Editor Need to be reversed back the new one cant embed video, no html, just plain doesnt do what I want it to.  ·   · 
    Mike FultonMike Fulton shared a merged idea: Undo the changes to the formatting functions for events  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Bring back video and colour  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Bring back the edit toolbar when creating a meetup event  ·   · 
    BerthaBertha shared a merged idea: Bring back old html event editor including ability to embed video and different color/size fonts  ·   · 

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      • jitterbugjitterbug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with everyone's comments. Lack of color, font sizes, etc. makes for a boring post. It was hard enough getting people to read my posts before the change, but now I don't have a chance in hell of anyone reading the important info for each meetup. I get more emails/posts now with questions (about info that is actually in the writeup that they aren't reading) than ever before. Bring back the old options for better event pages.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Are there any updates? Will these be coming back? It is so annoying to copy some past events and have color and all new events are not in color. Our members are wondering why some events are "pleasing to the eye" while others are boring. Not to mention as soon as I change/update anything the copied events change and the format is all off. So disappointed - I have been paying for and running my group for 5 years and other members are starting to bring other options to me asking me to move the group. I really hate to do that but it is starting to seem like we are getting less customer service, less options, and more of a headache. The fact that I can't even see one response from Meetup to the numerous questions about this speaks volumes in itself. Restore our faith in you, Meetup. We want to hear that changes back are underway.

      • DiDi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just used up my last votes on this. I really want the formatting features back.

      • LisaDLisaD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also miss the ability to drag and drop photos into the description. Having to download an image to my computer, then search for it to upload, then page thru all the *un-sortable* images in the photo album, and finally be able to upload but have no control over re-sizing or positioning is just plain frustrating.

      • mariamaria commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The events page is one of the most important features of meetup. From everything I understand you can have mobile & web and have each look different. I'm not sure why this is not being implemented by MU. This need for uniformity is one I don't understand.

      • George KGeorge K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry if I'm repeating, as I don't have time to read all 256 previous comments. I miss the colors a lot, but I discovered that full width photos can be added to the descriptions. So I take past event photos that look conducive to being made into banner-like photos for upcoming events, crop them into a banner shape and then shrink them to 600 pixels wide. Cool.

      • Trish VanTrish Van commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think the point is that members are missing important information - I can't tell you how many members in my groups are missing basic and important facts about the Meetup because we have no way to present information other than in plain text. If I were to write an entire missive in a block of text how long would it be before you gave up and decided that it's too much work to read so much about the event when what I want to do is scan the important parts. Without some way to draw attention to the important points, then they are bound to be missed; and this includes meeting places, what to bring, important reminders about how long we'll wait and where to reconvene afterward, etc. So yes, please, add some way to highlight important points.

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One nice thing about the use of HTML was that I could put a link in an event and make it open a new tab or window instead of navigating AWAY from Meetup. If you're not going to give us HTML back at least put <base target="_blank"> in the HEAD of your page so all hyperlinks will open in a new window and my members will not be FORCED to navigate AWAY from my page.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I fully agree, the look of my events are just not as appealing. Pictures are not particularly relevant to my events, especially since they are business-related events. Color makes things more exciting and certainly more noticeable than just black bolded ink. It now appears more like a boring news article.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, can you please looking at amending this or adding something back? I have notitced that when i download images to a page it is centered.. but when I add some text it all goes to the left of the page. So my whole event description ends up looking messy.

      • ryan mitchellryan mitchell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At least let it be a setting or only enable with mobile! I need some really basic things, and HTML!

      • Maggie LeeMaggie Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely bring back colours!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to highlight certain text for my group as some weeks the meeting place changes, and I also need to catch the attention of new members for certain information. Ours, like many others, is a volunteer group that helps homeless people in the local community, and no colours in my text means vital information could be missed, leaving new members stranded.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please give the Format option back so we can draw more attention to the viewers!! I don't care about how much better it may work with phone. It's not right admins who had it on their meetups prior to July 2013 can keep theirs to spruce up their meetups and we get the plain look!!! at the same price!!!

      • PaulPaul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is now the #5 most voted-up request for Meetup on User Voice. The top two have gotten some kind of response from meetup — "Under Review" and "Started", respectively. The third and fourth both have about two hundred more votes and haven't received a response. They're both important feature requests, but I think this is clearly a FAR more pressing and urgent issue. As of now, we need about 300 votes to catapult this into the top spot, and getting another 359 and reaching the symbolic threshold of 1000 votes would be even better. So let's reach out to organizers we know who may not even be aware of User Voice and see if we can get them to come here and vote and leave some comments. The more noise we make, the harder it will be for Meetup to ignore us.

      • PDPD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So I just created a meetup, took all the time to put in formatting, bolding, italicized, minus the colours, and when I save it, it's all gone. All that formatting is gone, and it's all plain text.

        How are we supposed to attract people to our meetups if its so bland? We can't emphasize important information using colours, or different sized lettering. This cost cutting measure and lazy programming isn't going to improve the organizers ability to run a meetup. Why is meetup moving backwards with the web design?

      • Gary WolanskeGary Wolanske commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This makes me sad, the old editor was a pain to work with but you could at least make an interesting meetup page (using the HTML especially), and now we can't even do that. Instead of fixing existing issues / bugs you keep changing things that don't need changing making what we pay you a mockery .. we pay you for what you've been giving us and now you're taking all of it away. I can't even pick my own colors for my meetup group? Meetup has taken a great initial idea and you've just made it a terrible experience... bland user experiences... "glad to see you" creepy button ... email filling up my inbox whenever someone burps on the site... you've successfully turned me into my father ... "you darn kids don't know when something is broken or not broken" ... make a better mobile app and you might not have to ruin what has made you all this money so far. I feel sorry for you guys, I really do, ruining something that was really quite nice.. just think about MySpace.... because that is where you are heading.

      • FrankFrank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why does meetup continue to make changes that are a large step backward. I have never in my life seen a company more unfriendly to their customers as meetup is.Take away spell check and everything else.... WHY????????????? No one wants these changes and I believe meetup seems to enjoy upsetting everybody. They have been doing this for years........

      • Frank JFrank J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Due to the very time-consuming format hassles caused by Meetup's recent drastic changes, I've decided to turn over our group to a new organizer. I'm sorry, but I just don't have the time to fuss around in the handicapped circumstances that headquarters has placed us under. So far, no one in our group has stepped forward. This will likely mean that the group will fold and disappear soon when the next payment is due.

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