[Members] XMPP-UK MeetUp

eevvoor at mailbox.org eevvoor at mailbox.org
Tue Dec 1 12:29:05 UTC 2020


Hey Dave,

for the German MeetUps in Berlin and Hamburg we migrated to use Movim which is XMPP-based. It has no calender functions or date polls, but only simple blogposts in markdown. We stopped using MeetUp at all but retweet the Movim-Blogposts in Twitter etc. These Blogs are technically pubsub-nodes and the Posts are items in it. I like this solution since it is xmpp. You can register for this pubsub node if your client supports it. Then you get notified by XMPP.

You can ask in the berlin-meetup muc as well as in the Hamburg one if you are interested in details / experience reports.

eevvoor 
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> Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> hat am 01.12.2020 12:46 geschrieben:
> 
> 
> Hey everyone,
> 
> Some of you may remember that we had a few quite successful XMPP-UK meet-ups in London. These operate(d) over the "MeetUp" system.
> 
> Some years back, I ended up with administrative rights over the group on MeetUp - really in order to keep it going at all.
> 
> A couple of years ago, the "MeetUp" started to cost money for groups over a certain size - it's about USD 30 a month. I've ended up paying this, but that's annoying because I'm also based quite far from London, and (especially now) I can't easily organise anything, and nothing's happened with the group for ages.
> 
> So, suggestions welcome:
> 
> * Is there anyone who's interested in starting these up again?
> * Is there an alternative (cheaper) platform we could migrate the list to?
> * Does anyone want to take it over entirely (and take over the costs)?
> 
> To be clear, if these were being run again, I wouldn't mind paying to keep the group going - though if someone else wants to (help) pay that's also great of course.
> 
> But otherwise I'll probably have to shut the thing down, which seems a waste.
> 
> Dave.


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