We’re committed to keeping things real, human, and personal within all of our communities. In doing that, we block accounts that don’t support that mission. Being inactive for too long, or sending repetitive or solicitous messages isn’t cool, and doesn’t build the kind of authentic, lasting relationships we want for our members and organizers.
Meetup might block an account for these reasons:
- Your account has been inactive for more than 6 months
- Your email address no longer works
- You sent messages to other members that were flagged - either by members or by our filters - as spam
- You repeatedly sent messages to members outside of your Meetup groups
- You sent promotional offers, deals, or solicitations to members
You’re an organizer and you’re having trouble messaging members one-on-one. What’s going on?
Even messages from organizers are screened by our filters before being sent out.
Whether the message comes from the organizer of a Meetup group, a member of the group, or someone else entirely, we try to prevent members from receiving messages that most of us would consider to be spam. As an organizer, try to keep your messages relevant to your Meetup group’s interests and personal. Your members will appreciate it.
To prevent messages from sounding like spam:
- Avoid sending copy/pasted content to multiple members
- Keep messages limited to topics that your group is interested in
- Don’t use Meetup to advertise other services
- Keep your messages appropriate. If you think a member might not appreciate what you have to say, don’t hit send.
If you receive spam or an inappropriate message from someone, you can mute, block, or report it. Our Community Integrity Team diligently reviews reports and blocks accounts that are flagged repeatedly.