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Re: Using IRC during our teleconf

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 08:39:06 -0700
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To: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
Hi Dom,

I think it is a good idea -- thank for suggesting it.

I recommend that WG members pick up an IRC client, if they don't have one 
already.  Until yesterday, I didn't have a client installed, but downloaded 
mIRC (Windows), installed it, and learned enough in a few minutes to follow 
the IRC channel of SVG f2f in Japan.  (Of course, writing minutes live on 
IRC is only a useful option for those who take minutes on computer in 
real-time, which I know does not include everyone.)

Maybe it would be useful to have a live mini-tutorial at our June 
face-to-face, to help jump start IRC usage by the group?


At 09:03 PM 3/14/02 +0100, Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:
>Hi all,
>I don't know if you are aware that there is a #qa channel on the irc
>server irc://irc.w3.org:6665 where usually Olivier, Karl and I hang
>around during the teleconf.
>Having an irc channel during a meeting has proven to be very useful:
>- to take minutes in front of other eyes (can ask for
>- to catch up in a discussion when you're lost
>- to copy and paste URIs to the attendees
>- many other things.
>Plus, as some of you may have seen during the Tech Plenary, we have now
>a very useful IRC robot (called Zakim) which greatly helps to check
>who's on the call, who wants to be on the speacker queue, what's on the
>Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/
>W3C's Webmaster
Received on Wednesday, 3 April 2002 10:37:28 UTC

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