After talking with everyone on the team that is awake this Sunday morning, I have confirmed that this is not an intentional action on our part. We’re going to keep running meetups and helping out captains around the world as much as we can.
It appears that our payment to Meetup to continue running these meetups was not acknowledged in time, and the account prematurely shut down.
It might take a few days to resolve the issue and put everything back to the way it was, but we’re going to work on it as fast as we can.
As @sashko mentioned, things should now be sorted out – if you are still seeing issues with your meetup please DM me directly and I’ll work with you to get things back to normal. Thanks for all your patience and sorry for the confusion!
Whoops! Definitely caused a bit of consternation for the NL meetup team but glad to see it was just the usual “oh, I didn’t realise those emails from X were actually warnings that they were going to shut down our account”. Hate it when that happens.