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For people looking for an alternative to Facebook events that isn't spammy like evite and the like, I recommend checking out gath.io

It requires no login, basically you provide an email address, you get a unique editing URL, you make a nice looking event form, and people can RSVP there. Your event and all related info is deleted from their DB 2 weeks after the event is over.

Privacy tip: all URLs are public (there's no password protection or anything) so for an event where you might not want to put your home address up there, you can send out your address along with the link via whatever private communication channel you have. So I emailed my gath.io RSVP link to invitees and included my home address in the email.

Sorry I meant your data is deleted ONE week after the event is over, even better.

@darius I wish it wasn't giving up every time I tried to upload a photo tho

@hope Huh, what browser are you on? It has yet to fail for me...

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@darius its a bit weird that it says "respect your pricavy" but at the same time all event are public. But I get the intent :p

@ragekit Privacy is a word with too many meanings to be useful

@darius

Anyone have a link to a FAQ for this? Curious about privacy policy, etc.

@RussSharek It's simply run by an individual as a service to people. There is no formal privacy policy that I'm aware of, use at your own risk, etc. You can email Raphael with questions at support@gath.io

@darius thanks for sharing. I really like the look of this. It'd be cooler if it was open source so people could self host, but still cool anyway

@darius It's really cool! I've been looking for something like this.

@darius 502 Bad Gateway on the main page for me, will try later.

@polychrome Looks like it just went down! It is possible that my post about it caused that...

@darius Hi all! Super chuffed you've found gathio useful. I've just thrown the code on GitHub after spending a moment getting over how terrible it is, which I think is what stopped me from doing that in the first place?? https://github.com/lowercasename/gathio Please enjoy and PR and the like, I'll be here, also sorry for the 500 error I accidentally briefly made it so everyone's events would be deleted in an hour and had to... make that not happen

@lowercasename @darius thank you so much for this! Will try out hosting it! 🌸✨

@lowercasename @darius you could disrupt Meetup with this. Meetup is expensive and mostly garbage, frankly.

Something to think about.

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