Why do we have www.photoresk.com – isn’t Photoresk at meetup.com enough?

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Photoresk is at Meetup. There are also a Facebook page Photoresk as well as a Facebook group Photoresk. And… then there is this website. What do we need it for?

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Posted by claus
Asked on 06/10/2016 18:11
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It’s nice to have an additional website through which we can discuss equipement, etc. MeetUp is great for people find Photoresk and events, and I hope this website will become more than that.

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Posted by AlexandraB
Answered on 10/10/2016 15:57
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Meetup is a great tool for organising and conducting local meetups, but it is not sufficient for all purposes of Photoresk.
Some examples:
– Meetup focuses on local groups which are wonderful for this purpose, but not sufficient for our global network.
– We may need to share information and photos based on and limited to attendance of events; this is not supported by meetup.
– Meetup is filtering and scanning messages from organizers and between members. We think this is not acceptable.
– Even organizers can’t see e-mails and contact information of their meetup members. This is an unacceptable single-source-of-failure risk. What would happen if meetup goes out-of-business?
– Finally, we have BIGGER IDEAS and GOALS for Photoresk, and we can better respond to our group members' needs through our own website.
Of course, we will use meetup also in future to organise Photoresk events.

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Posted by Claus Siebeneicher
Answered on 06/10/2016 18:21