It's true that it is rude to not show up at a meet-up, once it has been decided by both, BUT....
What Philip said was exactly my first thought too, and I also agree fully with Ian. On my first meet-up, at my home country airport with a relatively new member flying in, we had already been in frequent contact about what she could do, see etc. I did have to be around there anyway, so it would not have been a huge thing if we could not have met. It was a short meet-up but we had a good time
On the second mini meet-up, with two TB members, I knew the TB friend who arranged where to meet already through many comments and PM's, over a longer period of time here on the site. Of course that was more like meeting people whom you already know quite well, only had not met in person yet.
In my opinion making friends here is always a two way street. It takes investing quite some time (postings, blogs, pictures etc.) before people can get some idea who you are. You can't expect to walk into here just like that, contribute next to nothing to the site and tell little about yourself, and then expect everybody to spend a lot of time on answering your every question, let alone meeting up with you. It usually doesn't work like that.
Last edited by westwind57 (12-5-2012 12:28 PM)