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Meetups planned with over 30 days advance might need a little more time in the grey.
posted by strawberryviagra to Bugs at 6:52 AM (16 comments total)

Although Gen didn't fall asleep this time - he may bail ;)

Would it be appropriate to extend the archive time limit, or suggest that meetups be planned within 30 days?
posted by strawberryviagra at 7:00 AM on June 13, 2007

I've noticed a new convention developing over the past year or so where people say "BUMP!" at the beginning of a new post on the same topic here in MeTa. It mean's they're BUMP!ing the old topic to the top of the page again. Sometimes it's for the reason you bring up, sometimes it's just to get the prime real estate again. If it's a meetup update many times the new thread contains solidified info—a definite date, time, and location. So I suggest that instead of changing any of the standard rules you adopt this newfangled technique and post a new thread. In 4 days.
posted by carsonb at 7:12 AM on June 13, 2007

Poeple are welcome to post an update as the day draws nearer if the old MeTa thread is closed. There isn't relly a need to revisit the basic site functionality for this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:24 AM on June 13, 2007

Yeah, it's ok to make a new post about it when one times out. I'll make a Portland post in a couple weeks.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:26 AM on June 13, 2007

posted by carsonb at 8:33 AM on June 13, 2007

But while we are vaguely on the topic... while I was preparing a dossier on each of the attendees, I noticed that misozaki and I are the only girls.

Now do we need to put a pair of socks down our pants or organize some more girls?

Also this was the list:

flapjax at midnight
gen (maybe?)
cpalmieri (maybe?)
crustacean choreographer


Sorry been having an anally retentive day...
posted by gomichild at 8:44 AM on June 13, 2007

It mean's they're BUMP!ing the old topic to the top of the page again.

It makes a lot more sense on forums where just making a comment to the thread moves it to the top.
posted by smackfu at 9:10 AM on June 13, 2007


That's a rather drastic solution.
posted by cillit bang at 10:09 AM on June 13, 2007

We don't do half-measures here in Japan.
posted by gomichild at 10:43 AM on June 13, 2007

I have to bring socks?!
posted by misozaki at 4:34 PM on June 13, 2007

And wear a kappa suit! Did you not get the email?
posted by gomichild at 7:17 PM on June 13, 2007

Kappa? I thought the theme was Viking!
posted by misozaki at 8:01 PM on June 13, 2007

Viking is soooo 2 days ago! Boy were you gonna look silly....
posted by gomichild at 8:51 PM on June 13, 2007

If mathowie is still listening, what's the accepted protocol regarding meetups, esp. the Portland meetup where there is a limited amount of space? Need one RSVP? If one is a 20k member with a long history of lurking but a short history of actual posting, for example, say?
posted by mosessis at 9:16 PM on June 13, 2007

Viking? I thought the theme was Ninja!
posted by gen at 10:56 PM on June 13, 2007

theres a scottish meetup thats taken ages to get together, i must admit i kind of like that.
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:33 AM on June 14, 2007

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