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Please select one option, or reply with your own idea

Free for 60 days, then $24 per year, per group.
1 (12.5%)
Maximum of 3 groups for one fee of $24 per year.
2 (25%)
First group for free, then $24 per year for each additional group.
3 (37.5%)
Nothing. I would never leave Meetup.
2 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: November 13, 2017, 06:37:35 AM

Author Topic: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?  (Read 1609 times)

Offline Wendy

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2017, 05:43:28 PM »
How about  Meetus.org ?  Simple enough to attract many members?

Would need to be something like these (any of which would probably cost $ millions)...

crowd.com
bunch.com
clique.com
cluster.com
coterie.com
posse.com
flock.com
gathering.com
swarm.com

Online Steve~ Org of SD

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2017, 06:00:59 PM »
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Would need to be something like these (any of which would probably cost $ millions)...

crowd.com
bunch.com
clique.com
cluster.com
coterie.com
posse.com
flock.com
gathering.com
swarm.com

Why such a naysayer?  Millions? Ha!

I say  Meetus.org  looks much simpler, more friendly and attractive to new members.

Steve the Org who wouldn't shut up

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2017, 06:53:58 PM »
You really think clique.com is an attractive name for a site like this?

The reality is that site names are easier to change than poorly thought out designs or codebases are.

Offline Wendy

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2017, 07:01:36 PM »
You really think clique.com is an attractive name for a site like this?

Let's give them a try:

Them:  "What are you doing tonight?"
You: "Playing kickball with my Clique."
Them:  "Cool, have fun!"

- or -

Them:  "What are you doing tonight?"
You: "Playing kickball with my Meetus dot org group."
Them:  "Uhh... what the hell is that."

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2017, 07:14:05 PM »
Here's how those would go in real life:

Them: "What are you doing tonight?"
You: "Playing kickball with my Clique."
Them: "Excuse me?"
You: "It's like a meetup group."
Them: "What is this, Mean Girls?"

- or -

Them: "What are you doing tonight?"
You (who knows 'meetus dot org group' sounds ridiculous so would never say it): "Playing kickball with my sports group."
Them: Cool, have fun!"

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2017, 11:13:51 PM »

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Re: What would convince you to try a Meetup alternative?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2017, 11:24:38 PM »
There are lots of things to consider when choosing a domain name.
  • It needs to be a .COM to prevent people going to the wrong site
  • It needs to be available in the first place (WHOIS check)
  • Is it trademarked?
  • What shows up when you Google it. Does it have a bad reputation or history?
  • Will it make people think it is more for dating than meetups?
  • Can it be easily confused with a similar name?
The list goes on, but there are many things you need to think about, and it is a lot more involved than just picking a catchy name. Eventpeg may seem cumbersome now, but when google.com first came out, people probably thought it was a dumb name for a search engine.

It took me nearly 30 hours of trial and error to get Eventpeg and it was only available because it had just been de-registered and out of the grace period for re-registration.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 11:27:32 PM by Bandicoot »