Bring back the "Maybe" option to Meetup sign now

We, the undersigned organizers and members of Meetup groups, ask that Meetup reinstate the "Maybe" option, which let organizers decide for themselves whether or not a "Maybe" RSVP was appropriate for their Event/Meetup.

Meetups recent removal of this optional feature was done without consultation with organizers and members and was "supported" by deeply flawed reasoning and analysis. The removal of the "Maybe" option is causing an outcry on Meetups message boards (http://www.meetup.com/boards) and blog (http://meetupblog.meetup.com/2010/12/no-more-maybe.html). Popular "UserVoice" suggestions on Meetup.com to reinstate the "Maybe" option were quickly disabled by Meetup.

Meetups that value this feature are concerned that the lack of a "Maybe" RSVP option will decrease attendance, increase no-shows, hamper communication, annoy organizers and members, force organizers to project an unwanted image, and increase the time and difficulty associated with managing events.

Because the option allows people in a variety of circumstances to accurately indicate their level of interest in an event, it increases the inclusiveness of Meetup.

We are, for now, your paying customers and members of groups on your site. We do not want Meetup to impose its view on how best to run our groups. For the good of our groups and of the Meetup community, please reinstate the "Maybe" option immediately.

(P.S. Those who wish to write to Meetup can do so at http://www.meetup.com/help/contactus/ )

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  • 07 January 2016500. Haydee V
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016499. Renae D
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No Maybe should always be an option!
  • 04 January 2016498. Jodi S
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 2015497. Aleksandra S
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No What is your Meetup profile URL? В В
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  • 22 December 2015495. Susan M
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  • 21 December 2015494. Sondra A
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No Maybe is a crucial planning feature for many. If Meetup won't restore Maybe perhaps some other company will start a new Meetup-style site that does care about its organizers and members ability t
  • 25 November 2015493. Jill W
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  • 18 November 2015491. John C
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No What is your Meetup profile URL? http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/members/4649035/ I think you should leave the option and let the organizers choose whether or not to use the "maybe option"
  • 16 November 2015490. Justin P
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015489. Avery C
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No I am strongly in favor of letting each meetup's individual organizer decide whether or not they want to use "maybes." Meetup's decision to quash debate and not even allow over on UserVoice is a
  • 13 November 2015488. Lisa K
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  • 13 October 2015482. Christopher B
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  • 11 October 2015481. Gary G
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  • 10 October 2015480. Michael M
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  • 12 September 2015475. Stephen Kirby
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No What is your Meetup profile URL? http://www.meetup.com/auckland-hiking/members/7405475/ I believe that bringing back the Maybe option will be more in keeping with Meetup's mission than taking it
  • 29 August 2015474. Sue D
    Are you a Meetup organizer? No Are you a Meetup member? No mom's groups seriously need this option! Maybe FB will add a better event/calendar option, but until they do we are stuck with meetup with no maybe!

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