London (England) locations BADLY needed
I mentioned this during your founders meeting here in London earlier this year, but here it is again...
You SERIOUSLY need to have more of London's towns in your locations database.
When I type in "Wimbledon" I am offered "Wimbledon, North Dakota, USA" which has a population of 237!!!
I mean seriously, have you guy not heard of the Worlds biggest tennis tournament?
Or are those 237 people meetup.com shareholder?
I would suggest starting with London's tube stations as some stations have over 66,000,000 people (Yes that's Sixty Six Million) going through them every year.
Lots of meetup groups here in London arrange to meet near Tube stations and people tend to organise their plans via how close they are to Tube (or rail) stations.
To aid you along here in are a few pages of some freely available open source information you could include.
If you think that's bad, you should see how badly they messed up India. Try finding, Bombay, Madras, New Delhi, Kolkata... ... ...on Meetup.com
Meetup.com doesn't seem to care about anything outside North America
How has there been no movement on this one?
I'm amazed that the Meetup kids ignore the UK and London so badly. They must not realise that almost 14,000,000 people live in London.
Great Idea! All London post codes seem to default to London and not more specific boroughs. Would be good if we could put our post code and a search radius in.
@Paul - I use my post code (or post codes in general) to look things up all the time in the UK - Yell.com, Google maps, my local Argos stock, online dating.....one of us is the odd one out?! lol
@HelenK - lol, Yes, bless our American cousins!
We are in Paris France and it will not find any of the addresses, it keeps giving us US addresses. SO annoying! Why cannot we just enter in the address as we want, ad-hoc. It forces us to search???
I live in London and I'd like to be able to find things in relationship to my Town/Area.
Note to US meetup staff: Postcode is not ZipCode under a different name! Nobody uses their Postcode to look for things in the UK.
Sounds very reasonable to me, there is more than one town inside London just like New York.
Wow your right this is REALLY ANNOYING. I've lived in London for 2 years now and while all the areas of NYC are listed, almost none in London are. Come one MU, 'get it sorted' as they say over here.
No Daryl. I meant search locations in the "Find a group" page (http://www.meetup.com/find/) and NOT the venues as you suggest.
I don't imagine many people are going to organise an event in "London" or "Wimbledon", let alone "New York" or such like
Dr Joel Goldstein commented
Yes, New York City is much better served by meetup.com. Using meetup in London this summer I saw the difference very clearly. London is very poorly served by comparison. Perhaps the NYC kids building meetup.com will take notice of the 13 million people in Englands capital.
Sadly I put this same comment on here a month ago and it was deleted...
Your talking about venues where as this is specifically the find page (http://www.meetup.com/find/), when people are LOOKING for a meetup group near them.
I thought the locations got there by people adding them and sharing them with the rest of the meetup community.
London (the UK one) resident expecting more...
WOW thanks for the votes/support people!
A local newspaper (yes Wimbledon still has one) called me to do a piece on the "Wimbledon Nationalist" and on this issue in particular. I spoke to them yesterday evening and they said it "has legs" ie will get into print. Cool!
I'm going to re watch "Passport to Pimlico" tonight to get ready.
Good idea Gerard. The top 1000 most populated towns or areas would be a good idea too. Dont forget lots of us don't live near tube or rail stations.
Tube and Rail stations, Boroughs and maybe even good old fashions towns. Remember lots of south east London has nothing but bus. It would be nice to see meetup.com going above and beyond.
Let's give our American cousins the benefit of the doubt.
I bet they didn't even realise. Bless.
The £ is stronger than the $.
Jane A commented
Not impressed were left out of meetup, not in the slightest.
Tim Cole commented
As a lifelong Wimbledon resident I totally agree. With over 60,000 residents Wimbledon SHOULD have it's own listing.