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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Leaving meetup.com

I didn't know meetup charged fees.

That is an excellent reason to not use it.

On 2/14/15, Murphy Scott <scott [ dot ] murphy [ at ] arrow-eye [ dot ] com> wrote:
> The following is the message I sent to the OCLUG meetup group, excepting the
> line stating that I'd be posting it here as well. This is mostly so that
> people on this list are aware that the meetup group for OCLUG is being
> dropped in favour of 1980's technology as Alex so succinctly put it at the
> meeting.
> ----------
> At the last meeting, I mentioned that we would be leaving meetup.com this
> month as the semi-annual bill is due on the 26th and we will not be
> renewing.
> Borrowing a little from an email previously sent to our L3G0 SIG, it is time
> to leave meetup.com.
> Meetup.com is mistaken in thinking we are a large group with lot of
> disposable cash and as a result it is time to drop them and continue
> exclusively with the OCLUG mailing list and website. At first, we were one
> of 3 sub-groups under OCLUG, but meetup split the groups into independent
> groups and after that, they hiked the fees. The pricing model is exclusively
> determined by the number of people signed up for the group, so our little
> non-profit does not have the money to fund a meetup group and pay for a
> location with an annual fee lower than the annual fee for the meetup group.
> The use of meetup.com for the past 18 months or so has not resulted in a
> noticeable bump in attendance at meetings and I don't think it is justified
> any longer. You are getting this message now because the group will expire
> on February 26, 2015
> If you have not already joined the mailing list, you can find it at
> http://www.oclug.on.ca/mailman/listinfo/linux and feel free to visit the
> website at http://www.oclug.on.ca
> ----------
> Scott
> -----
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