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Re: public IRC channel during the symposium

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:23:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4FE04522.4090902@manchester.ac.uk>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
CC: Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>, Peter Thiessen <peterdev001@gmail.com>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Hi all,

I think this is a good idea - I'll be the IRC person so I'm happy to 
sort it out.

cheers

Si.

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On 19/06/2012 09:56, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Hi Simon, Yeliz, Peter, and all,
>
> I recall having discussed providing an IRC channel for the symposium 
> attendees but did we agree on making this public to everyone too?
>
> Pro: it allows anyone interested to actively participate, even when 
> they don't have phone access (the live captions will be public);
>
> Con: it can be difficult to manage, especially if we have "chatty" 
> people in the chat room (occasionally also offensive people btw).
>
> Suggestion: we could try it out this time but not announce it too 
> broadly (only have the information on the symposium page for these 
> people who actually visit it during the symposium), but this would 
> still require some attention of the symposium chairs to track the 
> questions and comments raised during the discussion.
>
> What do people think, especially the symposium chairs?
>
> Regards,
>   Shadi
>
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