So a few days ago the annual, obligatory “Update your status!”-message popped up in my mail inbox. It is good to have these messages, both for organizers and attendees.
Attendees will be reminded that the event is drawing closer. They might not yet – about one month before the event – have a couch, which is not that big a problem. They might not yet have booked or organized their transport, which might be a little problem. And they might just have forgotten about the event taking place, which would be really embarassing if they had already arranged for one or both of the things mentioned above :) If you’re not a local, it is also very important to keep your “Can host  people”-information up to date.
Organizers on the other hand will become a better overview of the number of people who will be attending, of the number of people who will be in need of couches and so on. Two weeks prior to the event, locals will be asked to open their couches. The intensity of the message ( = number of exclamation marks used ;) ) will of course depend on the number of people who have stated “Need a couch!” in their meeting status.
Less than thirty days to go, people, so update your status and prepare for a great weekend!