You can please yourself, as can anyone, as to what they do or dont do. far be it from me to prevent you from doing that.
As i say its a great idea that warrants encouragement but in my opinion, safety is paramount when meeting people known to you only from the internet.
There are people out there with ICD problems who will go anywhere with anyone at anytime. Anyone with PD can "wear off" at any time. I would call them potentially vulnerable people.
With the greatest respect I dont know you or anything about your organisation. You have a facebook page that has been up for 2 years and of the 10 members I cant Identify who has PD. Also you dont appear to be one of them.
My point re hotels and credit cards refers to functions that were organised by the members of PDJunction a non charitable social website. Going to such an event was not a concern because we were booked in a hotel and the organisers were traceable through their credit cards. Im not suggesting thats the only way to meet up, its an example of how we were protected. All friends start as strangers and of course there are risks but there are things you can do to lessen them and I think by doing so it will help you achieve a better result.
The PUK have young onset groups that meet in pubs etc. They are known and authorised groups. By being a part of them It doesnt mean you have to change the venue nor the theme of the evening.
Is it wrong for me to be concerned about safety in the internet age.
I'm not trying to stop you. I cant stop you. I just want you to have the credibility that I think will help you be more successful.
What you want to do is a brilliant idea.
i am asking the PUK for their stance on this as a general question because there are some unscrupulous people out there in the real world who use the internet for all manner of nefarious purposes.
Should anyone be able to use the forum to advertise a private event? I dont know. Im not against it if the safety of individuals is catered for.
If you are genuine and I sincerely hope you are, what I'm saying shouldn't be a problem.
I hope that is clear enough Ezinda