Weekly meetup? November 28, 2011 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Weekly meetups in IRL? I want to do something in Brooklyn with the same venue and time, on the same day of the week. Is there any functionality for this? Or is the solution to just post the same thing over and over?
posted by the young rope-rider to Feature Requests at 2:04 PM (19 comments total)

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Just post it weekly, yeah. To some extent if it's a really, really recurring local thing it may make sense to have it be just an established thing locals know about already if doing a weekly update on IRL is too much of a pain.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:10 PM on November 28, 2011

The people who I know who do this for a weekly-ish trivia thing in Boston just post it when it comes up. You still need/get RSVPs for each event that way which can be helpful for planning purposes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:22 PM on November 28, 2011

Forgive the self-pimping, but it's relevant experience. My organization Big Ideas Social Club meets every other week in three different places, and has started in IRL in each. In general, I'll post once every couple months or so, with particular mentions for the first few meetings. They should all be tagged in the IRL archives somewhere.
posted by Apropos of Something at 3:58 PM on November 28, 2011

posted by The Whelk at 5:41 PM on November 28, 2011

The Chicago mefites post their regular at the Billy Goat each month.
posted by brujita at 6:30 PM on November 28, 2011

And we're totally having meetup posting creep too. I fully expect the January Goatup to be posted before the December Goatup happens.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:07 PM on November 28, 2011

In Boston, we post our roughly every other week trivia meetups roughly every-other-weekly. Works so far.

(BTW, we doing the 5th? Because 2-3 of us have birthdays the next day...)
posted by maryr at 7:26 PM on November 28, 2011

...Err, on preview, what jessamyn said about Boston.
posted by maryr at 7:26 PM on November 28, 2011

That's not on preview.
posted by nathancaswell at 5:54 AM on November 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I see you've played previewy-spoony before.
posted by running order squabble fest at 5:58 AM on November 29, 2011 [4 favorites]

Hey, has anyone mentioned the Boston trivia meetup yet? I have to do that manually, and what's more, I have to come up with a new title that incorporates the word "thing" every two weeks.

Well, OK, I don't have to.

BTW, we doing the 5th? Because 2-3 of us have birthdays the next day.

I was assuming we would (I'm out of town the following Monday). Are you saying the birthday thing makes it a good day or a bad one?

posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:32 AM on November 29, 2011

Good. Trivia is an excellent birthday present.
posted by maryr at 7:39 AM on November 29, 2011

I would come to this in Brooklyn! I always have something on meetup days but if it's a weekly thing, that ups my chances I could actually come.
posted by sweetkid at 9:29 AM on November 29, 2011

brooklyn <3
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 10:00 AM on November 29, 2011

Isn't saying "in IRL" a bit like saying "ATM machine"?
posted by Decani at 11:00 AM on November 29, 2011

No, it's more like saying "no, not the The Glenfiddich, the The Balvenie".
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:02 AM on November 29, 2011

*starts a The Wave*
posted by contraption at 12:01 PM on November 29, 2011

I think it's more like saying, "hey, wasn't Scarlett Johansson in In Good Company?" IRL is the name of an area of Metafilter and it can have other things in it, depending how you swing with your prepositions.

IRL is also an abbreviation for the words "in real life," which is where things get confusing. For example, a post in IRL could cause you to meet Mefites IRL, even though IRL itself exists online rather than IRL.
posted by jhc at 12:28 PM on November 29, 2011

I posted two IRL threads today. Seems like it should be automatic that the poster is attending, though I'm sure there's a fine reason why not. I mean, I've posted meetups for other people, but it seems like self-attendance should be the default, and clicking "No" the exception.
posted by Eideteker at 2:03 PM on November 29, 2011

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