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From: Marshall, M.S. <S.Marshall@uva.nl>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:30:39 +0200
Message-ID: <D48B4340DF7A4440850A087A639B6D4271294C@kwik.ic.uva.nl>
To: "W3C HCLSIG hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
If IRC hasn't worked out for you yet, please try: 
Apparently, you don't need a W3C account to use this web client.

Please take a look at the teleconferencing details below, as they'll
help make the call run smoothly, and allow you to ask questions.



Teleconferencing at the W3C is based on a customized telconferencing
system called Zakim [3][4]. Zakim is combined with IRC to facilitate a
meeting with a set of services including tracking of speaker queues,
registering names to caller's telephones, and generating transcripts of
the meeting.

Prior to the call, please either check that you can access Web IRC [5],
which requires a W3C login and password, or install and run an IRC
client program on the machine that you will use during the conference [6].

QuickView Guide to Zakim Commands

      IRC command        Touchtone    Description
|  q+                   | 41#   | add me to the speaker's queue      |
|  q-                   | 40#   | remove me from the speaker's queue |
|  zakim, mute <name>   | 61#   | Mute my phone                      |
|  zakim, unmute <name> | 60#   | Unmute my phone                    |

A few basic guidelines will help new participants in the Kickoff Telcon
to get off on the right foot:

Calling in
When you call in, please announce your name after the two tone beep that
marks entry to the meeting. Please mute your phone immediately after
announcing yourself. This will prevent background noise from entering
the shared audio for the teleconference.

Muting your phone
 From a touch tone phone, 61# Mutes and 60# unmutes. "zakim, mute
<name>" also works, as well as "zakim, unmute <name>". Don't forget to
unmute when it's your turn to speak!

Raising your hand to talk
 From IRC, the command is "q+", which places your IRC name on the queue.
41# is the touch tone equivalent. This system helps to ensure that
everyone gets a chance to speak. q- or 40# takes your name off the queue.

[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/
[2] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/Meetings/2008-06-12_Conference_Call
[3] http://www.w3.org/2001/12/zakim-irc-bot.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2002/01/UsingZakim
[5] http://cgi.w3.org/member-bin/irc/irc.cgi
[6] http://www.w3.org/Project/IRC/#Client
Received on Thursday, 21 August 2008 14:34:25 UTC

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