Meetup provides a waitlist for some events, but not all.  Meetup no longer provides a “waitlist” feature on some event types. For example, a “waitlist” is not allowed on Paid Events.

We strongly encourage members to ask Meetup to provide a waitlist or notification system for people wanting to attend paid events that are filled. You can voice your opinion by contacting meetup at support@meetup.com.

To get around this limitation on meetup, you are welcome to post a “Let me know if a spot opens” message in the comment section of the meetup. Based on the way meetup works currently, you will now be subscribed to any followup comments if someone posts “I can’t make it after all” comment.

You can update your notification settings at the following link, and make sure all items are checked:

https://www.meetup.com/account/comm/

Also, if a spot opens up, the organizer may post a message in our facebook group http://fb.com/groups/houstonphotowalks. So keep an eye out there for updates as well.

This is an imperfect system, we are using comments and facebook posts to get around a limitation on meetup.com.

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