Re: A poll to consider changing the weekly QT4CG meeting time


has anyone considered doing the meeting on the weekend?

There are no conflicts with other meetings on the weekend


On 04.01.24 17:52, Norm Tovey-Walsh wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I swear I wrote this message in December, shortly after our last
> meeting, and sent it to the list, but I can’t find any trace of it in
> the archives and no one has replied, so I must have hallucinated it.
> We’ve been meeting at 16:00 UK time (17:00CET, 11:00EST at the moment)
> on Tuesdays for some time. When we chose that time, it was the least
> worst option, but it was an impossible time for some.
> Just before the holiday break, I asked if the group would consider
> changing the time. Perhaps schedules have changed and there’s a new
> option that’s least worst for more of us?
> The problem is that the possible meeting times are very constrained.
> Mondays and Fridays are unsuccessful days for meetings in my
> experience. If we want to be as gracious as possible to the folks on
> both the Pacific coast of the United States and in Europe, we’re
> pretty much stuck with 16:00 UK time. If everyone on the Pacific coast
> of the United States wants to start at 07:00, we could go to 15:00 UK
> time. If everyone in Europe is willing to start at 18:00, we could go
> to 17:00 UK time.
> With all that said, let’s give this a try. If you are interested in
> participating in the weekly calls, please complete the form below and
> send it to me, at least, the list if you wish.
> Put a “1” in any slot you’d be happy to meet in. Put a “2” in any slot
> you’d be willing to meet in. Leave blank any slots that you are
> unwilling or unable to meet. (If you don’t reply, I’m going to assume
> you would have replied with a “1” in every slot!)
>              | 16:00 GMT | 17:00 GMT | 18:00 GMT |
> |-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
> | Tuesday   |           |           |           |
> |-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
> | Wednesday |           |           |           |
> |-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
> | Thursday  |           |           |           |
> |-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------|
> A couple of folks proposed that we could have two different meeting
> times, alternating weeks. (For example, Tuesday@16:00 one week and
> Wednesday@17:00 the next, in alternation).
> I don’t have a high degree of confidence that such a scheme would be
> successful. If some participants can only meet every other week, I think
> they will find it frustrating. For participants planning to meet every
> week, I can easily imagine missed meetings because they thought it was
> “the other” week. But I’ll keep that option open when I have a complete
> set of numbers.
> This *is not* a proposal to change the time for our next scheduled
> meeting, 16:00GMT (17:00CET, 11:00EST) on Tuesday, 9 January 2024.
>                                          Be seeing you,
>                                            norm
> --
> Norm Tovey-Walsh
> Saxonica

Received on Friday, 5 January 2024 18:40:23 UTC