I just tried to create an event here on the SMCDSM website for the Facebook Hack Night. I also just deleted that event when I got to the point where my event was submitted for APPROVAL FROM THE SITE MANAGERS. It turns out that we have our events moderated. I assume this is being done by whoever created the site?? I have an issue with this. I'm a grown up and I am perfectly capable of creating an event to promote my SMCDSM activities.
Social Media is our core topic. One of the core principles of social media is openness along with a do-it-yourself ethos. I wouldn't be making a big deal about this except that I have had at least 3 other conversations about this same sorta thing with other social media club folks and they have shared similar frustrations. The topic of those conversations centered on the activities of the group having a controlling flavor to them. Rather than have these closeted conversations that only serve to stoke negativity, I thought I'd try and have an open and honest discussion here on the forum.
I know of at least 3 other folks who share my frustrations - are we just crackpots? What say you?