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Re: public IRC channel during the symposium

From: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:17:14 +0200
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To: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk
Cc: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Worth a try and may let a few people who weren't able to sign up for
the call in time a channel to participate.

cheers,
+peter


On 19 June 2012 11:23, Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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