Re: chat links

Hi, DougM:

The link to the community meetings is in the Ed_Guide, after we give the
host and channel, we say:

Log in using a browser and ask the team questions
<> or use an irc client
_the_online_community/irc_clients>. Log in to the IRC channel during
scheduled meetings 
<> or anytime you
want to share ideas or ask questions.

But if you think it needs to be elsewhere, go for it!

As far as the lower-case "t", I didn't see to what you were referring. But
it looks like Lea is updating the global nav, so you may have caught a
glimpse in mid-stream.

Thanks much for removing any barriers to communication!



-----Original Message-----
From: Doug May <>
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:12 PM
To: "" <>
Subject: chat links

>We have beaucoup chat links, but almost none mention that the Friday
>calls use a different channel.  I upgraded the page for the call
>agenda last week, but we need to propagate that to the editor's guide
>step 2 and other places where we link to the chat.  I tried to
>consistently offer both a direct webchat link, and a direct irc link,
>and I think we should steer anyone not already using an irc client to
>start with the webchat (since selecting, downloading, installing,
>configuring, and learning an IRC client not only adds to the start-up
>delay, but in many cases will start you on a side track of trying to
>pick an IRC provider, and none of that is needed to get started, and
>in most cases it offers no incremental value over webchat for a new
>I was lucky on my first call, because Chris Mills was on the main irc
>channel as well as the one for the call, so he spotted my mis-landing
>and redirected me, but when I came back a couple of weeks later, I
>couldn't find anyone on the main channel who even knew what I was
>asking about.
>For the styling nitpickers, what's causing the little T in CHAt on the
>nav bar?

Received on Thursday, 28 March 2013 21:24:36 UTC