Ability to add an end time or duration to a Meetup
a weekend or week long event only shows up on the calendar on a single day
When I post a meetup, it asks me for a start time, but doesn't allow me a way to post an end time. This used to be available. I need it back please!
Eliminate excessive time posting the same information for meetups that are two days or longer by the ability to post just one time. Having a start time and end time for those dates would really help out.
I'm a member of many meet-up groups and some organisers put up details very randomly. Agreeably so, it not need to be a professionally organised event, eg. meeting up for a pub crawl, but especially if you're going for a walk, hike,etc. there MUST be detailed information put up. E.g. where exactly to meet up, photos +/- directions are very essential, bearing in mind that many people who join (based on my experience) are foreign students, hence may not know the area very well, some may not be very local, and some may not speak/understand English very well; instructions on what to do if lost, ie who to call- as there have been some instances where people have turned up at an event, but have been too shy to approach a group of people standing nearby (eventually turns out that they were the meet-up group), and have dissapointedly gone back home; instruction on how to identify the organiser/s - in some instances, there are cartoon-like or other abstract pictures put up, hence difficult, and also if an anticipated duration of the activity is put up, it helps people organise their plans later on, or in some cases, train timings for getting home,etc.
It's called attention to detail and it is unforgiven to overlook it.
The meet-up app for iphone is rubbish. Not everybody carries smartphones.
We need to add an end time for our meet up group to avoid confusion. Please make this an option when creating events.
If you add end date/time, then exporting the iCal entry should accurately show the duration of the meeting - instead of defaulting to 2 hours.
Some of our events span 2 or more days. It would be nice if we had the option to mark an event as multi-day in the calendar. This will make it more clear to those who use the calendar feature to schedule their attendance when they are going to be available and helps to prevent event overlap.
allow meetups to be "ongoing" for meetups that take place over several days
Add an ending time option for an event in addition to the start time.
You used to have the ability to add an "End Time" to meetups. I do a lot of overnight backpacking meetups, and it's not always apparently how many hours the trip will be.
It would be nice to be able to not only have a start time, but an ending time of the meetup event in the main heading. I always have to put it down in the description where it can be overlooked. Seems easy enough to fix.
Please add an optional field to the event denoting the approximate Duration of the event. I've been adding that info in the details, but it gets buried and missed. With a separate field filled in it might be more obvious, for example, we're meeting for breakfast and staying to meet for about 3 hours, so someone who doesn't want to come out quite so early knows about how long we'll be there.
So people can plan their day better.
When you create a new event, I can only supply the starting time, but not an ending time. All meetups have different lengths of time. When I use the RSS feed to my calendar, the events all have a 2-hour length, which results in my having to alter the ending time for every single event.
allow organizer to schedual weekend events without schedualing each day individually. Example: Sturgis lasts all week but must be schedualed one day at a time, reentering all info for each day.
Currently, you can specify a 'start' time when you setup a meeting. I'd like to be able to add an 'end' time. Without that, calendar exports will default to one hour (on gCal at least) which makes scheduling difficult.
Enable the option to create an event that spans 2 or more days on the calendar. Presently, a 7 day ski trip requires creating 7 separate one day events.
Add the ability to span a Meetup across multiple days by adding a "END" date and time. Some Meetups go across a weekend.
currently there is nowhere to tell people how long the meet up lasts and when you export from calender it makes assumptions and therefore gets it wrong. I consider this to be a major oversight/basic functionality
Do a better job accommodating multi-day events. Event starting today already listed as past.
If you can't enter an "end time" it won't load onto Outlook correctly!
If we would set an end time for an event, then the default 2 hours that is used on the exporting of a calendar wouldn't be necessary and people would know how long the event is anticipated to last.
Knowing how much time to budget helps members know, without reading the whole description, whether or not they are able to attend. Or whether they think the cost is worth it for them.
I'd like to see the ability to have an end time and to be able to list multiple day events with one Meetup. For instance, a Seven Day Ski Trip. It's one meetup that lasts multiple days. Should show as a banner in the weekly and monthly calendar.
Organizers can put an end time for meetups so that members know what time the event will be ending.
This is required for events that last more than an initial meetup for large groups. Some of the meet ups are multiple days.
The current change made allows for recurring events but not spanning multiple days.
I would like a "window of time" of when you can arrive. So if you don't arrive in that window, you would be a no show. This is a little different than an end time. There can be an end time too, so if a meetup is from 1-3 pm, that doesn't mean you can arrive at 2:59. The window start time could be 1-1:30 and of course, would be determined by the organizer of the event.
Please add End Times to Meetup Events. This would inform the attendees when the event is scheduled to end.
The ability to add end times to Meetups is now available!
Check out what outlook or iphone do for scheduling events, and support that.
It's a start, but it doesn't handle the common case of the event is 9-5 for a week. If I'm understanding correctly, this would show the event as starting at 9 on monday, and ending at 5pm on Friday.
It would be nice to have the end time be listed below the start time on the top of all event listings. This includes in their brief summaries on a Meetup group's home page.
Steven C. commented
Thank you! It looks like you've also rectified the issue Donna raised, too, at least it reads well for our two hour and two day events.
Like the idea for end time... but you need to put it on the same line as the date & bold it
under the date (all ready there), but bold it. And keep the beginning time & end time on same line.
Right now, the beginning time is on top of the end time.
People are already asking what time does the event start. They can see it.
Ron Rogers commented
Thanks for implementing this!
Thank you. Glad it made it to production!
Vicki R commented
This will be a great addition. We are a moms group and members are always wondering how long we will be at a meet up.
this is a much needed function
Yet another vote for this -- abominable that an all day event shows up as 2 hours when imported to my iCalendar!!! I need to have accurate scheduling!!! (Kudos on the auto importing feature though...)
yeah, thank you for working on this!!
This is not a difficult function to add. What is taking so long? This used to be a feature despite what Greg Whalin posted. I remember being able to put an end time on events. It's not good enough to simply add an end time in the description of the event if you use the sync feature with Google calendar. You can't edit the event in Google calendar to make it reflect the actual amount of time that you will be participating. Get your heads out of your a$$es and get this fixed. This feature never should have been taken away to begin with. Stop fiddling around and making meaningless changes that nobody wants or likes and start working on requests that come from organizers of meetups who actually pay to run our groups.
So glad to see this great idea is being planned but it looks like it was posted 2 years ago so I hope this feature is added soon! Totally need this feature!
Yes, also please add time slots for breaks. I need to know when I can go out and have my cigarette. And there should be a check box if there will be pee breaks. Actually I would like to know how many breaks are available during the meet up. Perhaps a drop down list that allows the organizer to select the number of breaks that will be provided would be very useful. A simple formula can be used to calculate the length of the meet up based on start and end time minus all allotted breaks. It simple to implement and highly desirable. Phew! Now I need a lobotomy break!
this is unnecessary if people would just take responsibility for Learning about the Meetup they are joining. "Overlapping times" - sister, you are overbooking yourself, as well as trusting that Hosts fill out the entire (proposed) fields and are accurate as to length things run.
Yes. Right now ending times have to be embedded in the text description of the event.
I love this idea. In fact, I'd like to take it a step farther. I think it should be required to post at least a tentative or estimated end time. That way, a user can see whether a meetup overlaps another one s/he would like to attend (or, for that matter, if it conflicts with personal plans outside Meetup).
Also, if there's an end time, maybe it would transfer to Outlook more accurately. For me, it always defaults to an hour, and the meetups I've attended are usually more like 3-4 hours.
Ross Graham commented
Yes, definitely END TIME is necessary. I publish my event calendars on Google Calendar and without the end time all of our events look like they're only 2 hours long. That's horribly inaccurate.
R Knapp commented
Not only that, it assumes all durations are 2 hours. I link my Meetup calendar to Google and my iPhone, and all meetups show with a 2-hour duration. Almost all events I attend have durations different than 2 hours.