Respect the Original Intent: Don't Tamper with Meetups
Converting a Meetup group, changing Meetup events, or adding Meetup events, so they no longer align with the expectations and purpose set by the organizer and leadership team, is prohibited on the grounds that it is misleading.
The intentions of the Meetup group should remain generally consistent with member expectations. While Meetups often evolve and change over time, changes should be agreed upon by group membership and well-communicated, so people can make informed decisions about their continued participation.
It is prohibited to step up as organizer to a Meetup in order to change the focus of the Meetup, to close the Meetup, to send or post promotional content, or to send or post content not aligned with the original description of the Meetup. If it is your intention to change the meaning or purpose of a Meetup, we advise that you start a new Meetup instead. If a Meetup group gets a new organizer, the mission of that Meetup group should stay the same. Events in a Meetup group should reflect intentions expressed in the Meetup group description.
It is prohibited to alter the content or settings of a Meetup group without permission from the main organizer, or in a way that is not aligned with the purpose of that Meetup group. Any use of Meetup tools or features to disrupt the Meetup or destroy content for the purpose of undermining or undercutting the established community is a violation of our policies.
Message Respectfully: Don't Spam Members
Content sent to a member that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or repetitive is spam, and organizers may be blocked for spamming members.
The following are examples of inappropriate spam messages sent by organizers:
- Sending repetitive or unsolicited messages to members who are not in an organizer's Meetup groups.
- Sending messages to an organizer's own Meetup group that do not relate to that Meetup group.
- Sending promotional messages, including promoting an organizer’s Meetup group to members who are not in that Meetup group.
- Abusing the Meetup announcement or invite features by repeatedly inviting members or non-members for whom a Meetup group may not be relevant.
- Creating Meetup groups, events, or accounts for the purpose of cross-promoting Meetups.
Use Respectful Language
Using profanity in an attacking, sexual way, or in a way intended to offend people, is prohibited in Meetup titles, descriptions, or any other area that is publicly promoted or viewable on the platform.
Be Clear & Professional: Editorial Requirements
In order to provide a quality experience to our members, titles of Meetups are to be relevant, useful, and easy to understand. Excessive or improper use of punctuation, symbols, capitalization, spacing, URLs, or repetition, intended to grab attention for a Meetup, will need to be edited.
We consider the following examples to be excessive or gimmicky use of numbers, symbols, punctuation, repetition, or spacing: !!Dance!!!, d*a*n*c*e, DANCE, DaNcE, d a n c e, or d@nce.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights is prohibited.
When provided with the requisite information, Meetup will remove or disable access to material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or remove accounts of those who may be repeat infringers. Please note that simply holding a Meetup around a similar topic in a shared location, is generally not considered a violation of our policies.
Reporting IP, Trademark, or Copyright Infringement
Organizer Access to a Meetup Group
It is the responsibility of an organizer to pay for a Meetup group to operate and continue to be hosted on Meetup. Failure to pay or update payment information to renew an organizer subscription can result in allowing another member to step up and assume the role of main organizer of the group.
Generally, Meetup will not reinstate the former organizer of a Meetup group if the organizer loses their position and another member takes over as the main organizer. However, Meetup may reinstate previous organizers if their Meetup groups were affiliated with a registered third-party organization, entity, or company.
Step Down Policy