My frustration level has almost hit the breaking point. I'm trying to get this Blogger Meeting put together and it is getting to be crunch time. It's time for people to be giving me choices of meals, number of people who will actually be eating, that sort of thing. And I can't even get all of the registered attendees to communicate with me. After what happened today, I am no longer going to go out of my way to contact people who don't respond. Just briefly....
One of the people who registered and then disappeared is this ChicagoTom and his wife. He has a blog that is hosted on another site, not Blogger. He has no email listed and evidently doesn't read his comments. In order to contact him, you must send a private message. But first you have to register with the host site. Ok, I can do that.
Except I can't. I registered, filled out all the information and waited for administrator approval. It came through rather quickly and I hit REPLY to the email I got. Here's the email I sent:
Are you Chicago Tom? If so, do you still plan on attending the blogger meeting on Isla? Would you like me to reserve you a room at the Hotel Carmelina? Ceiling fan........300 pesos per night Air Conditioning.....450 pesos per night Please let me know ASAP. Thanks. Wayne (Islagringo)
Here's the answer I got back:
No, I'm not Chicago Tom, I'm Iowa Bob, the guy who owns (website name deleted by me to protect his privacy) If you are using my board to harvest email addys to try to sell hotelrooms or anything else -- you'll no longer find yourself to be welcome onmy website.
Although I found it rude and quite the over reaction, I chose to just ignore it and I went back to the blog of ChicagoTom and tried to log on to send him a message. Guess what? My newly created user account is invalid!
So I'm done. ChicagoTom, if you are reading this, I am not and cannot include you in any of the reservations, meals or activities for this meeting. Not unless you contact me on your own by Friday, April 4. Sorry about that but there is just no way I can contact you and I'm no longer going to try.
Same with Tom and Deb Kuhn of Deb in Merida. Friday is your last chance to be included. Sorry if this sounds hardass, but I have to draw the line somewhere if the rest of us are going to move on and make this thing happen.