General Meetup Discussions

Hello @gguyjersey
I moved your question to here as this is a better place for it.

If you read the 6 last posts before yours you will get a lot of tips.

Hi - I’ve looked up the active members in my hometown - hoping for a meetup. Is there a way to send one note to all these members at once, or do I need to send separate notes to each to see if they are interested? Thanks!

On the main page you can only write to people one by one.
But you could see if some are active here in the forum and then write to them together in a PM.

Thanks. How do I do that (send a pm)?

If you have found a user, then you write him a PM (as you usually do), then select the Add/Remove button and you can then invite further users via the + symbol.

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Good morning Bille,

I read the questions of Daviscalgirl and your answers. I know how to organize a meetup, but I would like organize monthly “unofficially” meetings (barbeque, cycling tour, cinema, drinking coffee, …), where I live. But in Germany you have strong rules für data protection. I don´t know, if I am allowed to open the “search”-button to look who is PC in the region where I live and contact these PC with a PN. - Do you know?
Thank you very much for your answer and enjoy the weekend.
Happy postcrossing.

Of course you can search for users who live in your area. This does not violate any data protection laws as you will not find out any real names, e-mail addresses or other non-public information.
When searching, you enter the country, the region/federal state and the city and then find out which users live in this city - i.e. nothing that is not also listed in the respective profiles.
You can sort by the last log-in - because it probably makes no sense to write to users who are now inactive.

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Thank you for your information. I wanted to be sure, that I don´t make any mistake.

Billie - thanks for your information. The problem is that I don’t know how to send PMs in forum. I only know how to send messages with people who have responded to me previously (I add on to the previous message). I don’t know how to send a new PM not tied to any of the forum sessions. Thanks. Judy

Hi Judy

Just click on someone’s name on the forum; you will see the message button on the right.

Once you start your message, you’ll be able to add people as Bille described.

The message you create will have a subject line that is the same as the thread you started the message from, so you can change that to something more suitable.

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If you check out the thread How to send Personal Messages (PM's) to others on the forum? you’ll get more information about how to send PM’s, if you need that.

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Ah ha! Thank you so much!

Are there any upcoming meetups happening in the Virginia, USA area? Also, do you have to have a name stamp in order to attend? Im new and am still trying to figure this out. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Check out the calendar and then select your country and look for Virginia

There is one shortly

No. Just make sure you bring a pen to write with (and stamps/postcards if you want to send).

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Where do people get the Meetup cards they use to have everyone sign? Do they create and print their own?

Please look to this topic :arrow_right: Designing Postcrossing Meeting Cards

And here is another interesting topic Discussion about Meetup cards

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