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How to organise an event

Organising an event via TT is easy. All you have to do is pick a venue to meet, pick a date to meet, and then make the post to the chat forum. That's it. Anyone can do it.

Here is some further advice on the details to help you make the event a success.

Planning

Planning is the key. Make sure you set a firm date, location, and idea of what you want to do *before* you post.

Be clear and decisive. Others will be grateful of your initiative and will follow along.

Regards picking the location - it's best to choose somewhere that you know personally and have visited recently. This ensures that the venue is both still in business and is suitable. Nothing worse than turning up at a bar only to find it closed three months ago. You might want to choose somewhere that doesn't already have regular meetups organized via the forum - try something new.

Clashes with other events

Regards picking a date - don't worry about clashes with other TT events that are being organised for the same day. There are several thousand people active on this forum. Not all of them want to do the same thing at the same time. There is no reason why there shouldn't be 3, 4, 5 or even more events happening simultaneously. This way everyone has choice. They can chose to attend whichever event suits them best, and with the other members they like the best.

Calendar entries

Make sure your event gets listed in the calendar, linked at the top of every page in the forum. To get a listing in the calendar you must correctly specify the date in your post title. The correct format for dates is: dd.Mmm.YYY. For example: 06.Jun.2010. For more details on this see: Event listings

On the night

If you are organising a drinks night, as opposed to a restaurant dinner for example, remember to operate a pay as you go system with the bar. This is the fairest way for everyone.

Remember, these are guidelines only. Not rules. Good luck, and have fun!
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