moderated Re: option to set maximum attendees for calendar events
On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 04:24 AM, Nancy Funk wrote:
Has there been any move toward allowing moderators and owners the ability to manage RSVPs and waitlist?Hi Nancy,
I'm glad you raised this again and I was about to do the same. I first raised a query about managing RSVP events on GMF in January 2019 That was followed up with an email request to support (ticket 8127) and a suggestion here on Beta. I responded to one of your previous queries about this too in July last year showing that Mark had confirmed it was on the 'to do' list in the January.
I agree with you that with current restrictions about meetings with different group sizes, having the ability to effectively manage attendee and waiting lists would make Groups.io a more attractive option. I have advised members in my group who have suggested using RSVP events not to bother as it's not possible for the organiser to easily and effectively manage them.
I have done some testing recently to remind myself of some of the issues and using three different accounts (members A, B & C):
As well as having the ability to effectively manage the attendee and waitlists (by adding, removing and reordering entries where needed), it would be helpful for those on the waitlist to know what position they are in (by being updated when it changes). If a member knows they are genuinely near the front of the queue (and can see progression towards it) they are more likely to stay in the queue. If they join a waitlist at, for example, position 50 when there are only, say, 20 places available, then at least they know they may be unlikely to get on the event and they can go and do something else - it helps manage expectations.
Hopefully we can get some movement on this sooner rather than later.