Please do NOT take away our option [as Organizers] to close the group to new members
This was a step backward and removes a lot of flexibility in running meetup groups. I am requesting that the option of closing ones meetup group to new members be reinstated.
Bill Roland commented
I open my group periodically to bring make members friends new members. But I do not want to have a giant group. I want to keep my group small and manageable maintaining a very high quality. Ideally, I would like to have the option to have the group opened or closed to new members with the ability to add new members by inviting them to the group. This should be easily accomplished using the member's email address. An email could be sent using the Meetup system inviting the member to join. The only way organizers can get the email address is by getting from the member.