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Re: public IRC channel during the symposium

From: Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:34:34 +0300
Cc: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D0BD8F9B-2DEA-4685-97EE-C089B6665AA5@metu.edu.tr>
To: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
I also think it is a good idea.

Regards,
Yeliz.
On 19 Jun 2012, at 13:17, Peter Thiessen wrote:

> 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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>> =======================
>> Simon Harper
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>> 
>> University of Manchester (UK)
>> Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group
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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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