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Agenda (28 June 22:00 UTC)[]

Any user can add to the agenda to be covered at the next meeting.

Discussion[]

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Two things:

  1. Have it's own separate channel.
  2. Be logged and pasted on the wiki.

But I don't this solves the problem. People should pay attention to discussions on-wiki. I'd prefer highlighting over people needing to be forced to comment on things in an IRC chat. 92.28.179.6 12:02, June 3, 2013 (UTC)

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Some people don't care. And if they don't want to care then they shouldn't be forced to. The IRC channel is used mostly for general social stuff. I.e. it should be opt-in and shouldn't take things away from people who don't want to pay attention (other than taking away users who would paying attention in one chat but not the main).

Eh, that's what I think. That's all I have to say. JBed (talk) 19:38, June 3, 2013 (UTC)

One can also sometimes dump a link to a discussion he needs to be resolved on the IRC and interested people will popup in the thread and throw their two cents.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) 17:13, June 5, 2013 (UTC)
Sometimes. Not most of the time. Which is what makes something like this necessary in the first place. C A T U S E 07:27, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

@Kaimi, I don't think deciding a weekday is a good idea yet. The whole problem with nobody showing up in KHWiki's ones was that it was Saturday. When we moved them to Friday, people actually did show up, even ones who never had before. --Sove 06:40, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

I suggest multiple meetings, to cover the time zones. At the moment (like, right now, as I'm on IRC) we have a rare occurence where we have several American/Canadian users on the IRC as well as the Australian users, but until around 11UTC, maybe later, is generally the latest the Aussies are around, and the Americans/Canadians filter through anytime after midday, with the Brits being around generally anytime. This is all just a guess from user's online habits, but you get the picture, not everyone is around all the time and it'd be impractical to ask everyone to all come together. So maximum of three or four meetings(?), all on the same day or maybe across two in the month, to cover everyone who needs to discuss stuff at different times, and keep the really important links to the forums in the topic, as is obvious. Then those in the various time zones can report back to each other, through the forums, Talk Pages, or Facebook for those who use it and aren't really that active in the mainspace anymore.

I do agree that it needs its own channel though, as it's easy to become distracted from the conversation and become confused in the main channel. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle.png 08:20, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

I don't think multiple meetings is a good idea. It adds further layers of complexity that just wouldn't be there if people used the damn talk pages. Discussions work by others having opinions. If in one of these discussions one person has a minblowing outlook that changes everyone else's mind, the other two meetings without that person might not get that, take the opposite idea, and then what do we have? Unenlightened people who weren't involved in the entire discussion making a consensus on something because they were less informed. 2.102.229.203 13:50, June 6, 2013 (UTC)
It would probably be easier to have a forum thread or something where people could weigh in if they couldn't make it and didn't give their opinions on the talk page/forum before the discussion. Having multiple meetings means coming to multiple agreements, which might not be the same, and then we have to agree on an agreement. Metaagreement sounds no fun. :/ C A T U S E 18:33, June 6, 2013 (UTC)
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TacticAngel TALK 16:32, June 8, 2013 (UTC)
My thoughts on this are more-or-less in line with Drake. I would certainly try to attend, myself, if such a thing were to happen, but given member's varying time-zones and schedules, its sort of unrealistic to think we could find a time that would work. I believe forum discussions are better in every way for resolving large issues because it takes away the issue of a log, the natural and probably unavoidable exclusion of members based on schedule/location, and I am not sure if we are overwhelmed with issues that would really warrant the increase in bureaucracy.
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We'd likely be looking for 21:00 or 22:00 UTC. Our core three groups are UK, NA, and Australia. And for UK that's late night, for NA that's evening, and for Australia that's late morning, and a reasonable time for Australians to be on the internet and IRC according to what I've seen. 89.243.247.134 15:59, June 14, 2013 (UTC)

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Some Color Mage / Talk Contribs / / 02:24, August 27, 2013 (UTC)
Next one's in September. I had originally suggested last Sunday of the month due to the meeting occurring on Sunday my time and forgot that it was on at 2200 UTC.
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