Letter to Perl Mongers

Joe Crawford joe at artlung.com
Fri Aug 18 10:55:28 CDT 2000

On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Garrett Casey wrote:

> ~sdpm~
> I hope I didn't come across like I was complaining about the
> people who wrote back that they could not attend.  I fully understand
> it if someone has a prior commitment - thats fine.  I am concerned
> about the 26 people who said they WOULD attend and didn't.
> >In the future, I recommend getting RSVPs early enough so that you and
> >the host know how many have committed to attending.  (THOSE are the
> >folks who had darned well better show up!)
> 26 out of 32 people who RSVP did not show up.

I completely sympathize with the organizers - WebSanDiego's recent
Happy Hour http://WebSanDiego.org/happyhour/happyhour6/ got 90+ RSVPs of
which 55 actually showed. Perhaps this is a regional affliction?

I don't know of a magic bullet to fix this - but when you get sponsors,
meeting rooms, etc and people don't show, there's a real impact on a group.
Perhaps it's time to remind people what RSVP means. :-\

My sympathies,
Joe Crawford <mailto:joe at artlung.com> | web designer + developer
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