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Birna Rørslett

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Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« on: November 14, 2023, 20:03:23 »
The idea of having (informal) Zoom-based meeting(s) on NG came up in another thread. I've taken the liberty to vent this idea in a separate topic.

First, we need to measure whatever interest people having in joining such events. Second, if the idea catches the members' fancy, what day/time would be best for this?

Have your say. I'll add a poll if there seems to be any backing of this idea.

Bruno Schroder

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2023, 21:36:49 »
I would definitely join. I’ve attended 6 in NG meetings and it is always a pleasure to meet members.
Timing is not an issue, I am retired now. Middle of the night could bring some surprises though :)
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Ian Watson

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2023, 22:52:12 »
I would be keen to join. I work rotating shifts and so, while timing can be flexible, a bit of luck on my part would be involved.

Akira

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2023, 01:59:23 »
I would love to join!  It's as simple as that!
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Birna Rørslett

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2023, 09:09:19 »
I learn that members might be positive. Thus now is the next step, namely, to find time point(s) providing maximum opportunities for people to participate.

Towards this end, I start a poll where you can tick the best time slots. Time zone CET, thus adjust accordingly if required.  Do note we haven't set the day of the week yet, most likely this will be Monday(s) or Friday(s)..

Thomas Stellwag

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2023, 11:42:40 »
my vote for the late time (after 10pm), is, that members in other time zones could join, it is not my favourite time
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2023, 12:45:29 »
As I've been doing interviews to musicians living/staying abroad, I'm accustomed to adjust myself to any time point.  So, I didn't vote.
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2023, 13:44:05 »
I did not vote as I can accommodate any time, with the occasional exception of a Friday evening dining out.
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2023, 20:37:41 »
I think that NG zoom meetings is a great idea. I am quite flexible with the weekday/time. Maybe, it doesn't have to be the same every time.
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2023, 21:11:21 »
Agree. We should alternate morning/evening sessions, perhaps? Should any NG member be able to attend or should this be restricted to Supporters?

Anyway, I think there is some support for the idea of virtual NG meet-ups. As I have a pro Zoom account, we'll use that platform. Let me mull over the practicalities before I advertise the date/time of a pilot meeting.

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2023, 00:21:07 »
I like the idea, definitely worth a try. I voted for very early or very late (CET time) so members from the far East or far West would be more likely to join.
Of course that does not replace F2F meetings, but these are difficult to arrange (I had two so far, unforgettable... but missed most of them).
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2023, 05:53:51 »
I like the idea. I'd get to meet many of you online. Wonderful.
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2023, 08:58:58 »
I like the idea, definitely worth a try. I voted for very early or very late (CET time) so members from the far East or far West would be more likely to join.
Of course that does not replace F2F meetings, but these are difficult to arrange (I had two so far, unforgettable... but missed most of them).

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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2023, 16:42:43 »
Interesting idea to set up meetings like that. Not sure what to vote as I am rather flexible (excluding night time between 00:00 and 09:00 am). Given the properties of zoom It'd need moderation and some kind of agenda, as side talks a physical meeting makes possible dont work in Zoom (if one does not think about breakout-sessions).
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Re: Should we have Zoom meeting(s) on NG?
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2023, 21:32:05 »
I would definitely participate - we'd get a lot more exchange in say 1-2h
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