I realise it’s a tricky balance and this is an interesting thing to try and get right. For me, as someone who usually ends up at conferences only hanging out with people I already know, I feel like I’m now going to have to look out for a person who wants to meet me (either to fulfil the obligation and say hello, or to consciously avoid them). And if I don’t end up meeting them I will somehow have failed at the event. (I’m fully prepared to accept this is just me though, and I’m not trying to say this is a terrible feature!)
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