Re: [Debian-NYC] Thoughts on Eventbrite.
Ron Guerin wrote:
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> On 02/18/2011 01:59 PM, Brian Gupta wrote:
>>> I understand that some people are opposed to RSVP lists for privacy
>>> reasons, but the reality is we live in a post 2001 New York and many
>>> groups meet in buildings that have rigid security policies, that
>>> require a list of names for the front desk security
> I wish it were as easy as simply choosing to meet in spaces that don't
> require RSVP lists. Space is terribly hard to come by in Manhattan
> though. I've had to RSVP for lots of stuff in Brooklyn too though. I
> don't like doing it, I don't like asking anyone else to do it either.
> However, given the choice between there being an event or there being no
> event, I don't find it's a difficult choice. It has been many years
> since the last of the holdouts against the RSVP list requirement at 590
> Madison finally showed up there again anyway. For good or bad, this is
> one battle New Yorkers don't seem terribly inclined to fight.
Correction ... one local personality only just learned of the 590
Madison RSVP list a year or two ago, and decided to heap all kinds of
abuse on me about it. I'll just note that when I requested their
assistance (in finding an alternative space with no RSVP requirement),
they promptly disappeared. If there's a better way to make your pains
in the posterior disappear than asking them to volunteer, I don't know
what it is. My eternal gratitude to Ruth Shanen for teaching me that.
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