Editing meetups

post by luminosity · 2014-12-05T09:51:28.750Z · score: 4 (5 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

Several times now I've had problems with meetups posting with the wrong times, and then been unable to fix them. Am I missing something on the meetup page that I could go to to correct the meetup, or is this impossible at the moment? Alternatively, is this something a moderator can do, and if so, who should I speak to, to get a meetup fixed?

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comment by philh · 2014-12-05T10:54:46.089Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

It's possible, but well-hidden.

Any given meetup seems to have two pages. One is the discussion article, and one is the meetup page. For your meetup, these pages are:

http://lesswrong.com/lw/lbr/meetup_sydney_rationality_dojo_approaches/

http://lesswrong.com/meetups/17g

You can edit from the meetup page: there should be a link right below the map. Changes you make will propagate to the discussion article.

The meetup page is the one that gets linked to from http://lesswrong.com/meetups/ , and the discussion article is the one found on your overview page. Where the discussion page says "discussion article for the meetup :", the meetup title is an unmarked link to the meetup page.

comment by luminosity · 2014-12-05T23:13:43.359Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you, that fixed the problem! Maybe the link should be larger or placed in a different location. My guess is I didn't parse it because of its proximity to the map where you usually get map-related links.

comment by philh · 2014-12-06T10:34:46.532Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

It's also incongrous with the other edit links on LW, by being text instead of an icon.

comment by JoshuaFox · 2014-12-05T12:21:22.657Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I've encountered some bugs in creating and editing meetups, numbers 429, 432, and 479 on issue list here. Bug 432 is that when I try to change the time, another copy of the meetup post is created, and the duplicate posts (as well as the original) can't be deleted.