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Now that we have our fantastic Community Bulletin, we can advertise our chat better and work in order to make this site more populated. So I was thinking: why not organize chat events? These ones would be on:

  • Discussing site problems and strategies (e.g. promotion);
  • Welcoming new users and helping them using the site;
  • Etc...

But the question is... when? I think it's better if we decide a time and see where the most of us is availble. Alternatively, we can set two identical chat events for the same topic, one for a certain time zone, and another one for another time zone.

Chat events are easily scheduled in the chat, and you can register to the chat event (a click on a Register button is enough) so that you get a reminder before it starts.

Choose a Time Zone from this image that corresponds to your country and post it in the answer below:

time zones image (Source)

Am I forgetting something? This meta question will be featured in the main site, be generous in your participation! :)

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  1. Duration: 1 hour (I think 1 hour is the least to achieve something.)

  2. Structure:

    • First 15 minutes: welcoming new users or new "entries" in the regulars;
    • 35 minutes: we talk about the decided topics;
    • Last 10 minutes: recap and last-minute news.
  3. Some rules: During these chat events, it'd be best if we kept the jokes/chit-chat to a minimum so we don't waste time and we actually solve problems. The usual rules abour proper behavior apply. :)

  4. Who: Anyone can participate, and actually, I wish all of you would join the event. It'd be a huge victory towards our final goal: graduation and the creation of a great site of Linguistics.

  5. When: Still to be done.

  6. Why: Because if we don't do this for ourselves, no-one will do it for us.

  7. How: We can either make the conversation-free OR organize it in a way that people talk only after having requested the right to talk. The first one is more human and funnier I think, while the second is more organized but probably boring... I can do either. :)

  8. What: These are some topics I think we could talk about (we choose some and do them in order or not):

    • Promotion: What have we done and what could we do? Is it enough? Strategies?
    • Community Bulletin: A quick overview of this new feature.
    • Linguistics Community FAQ: General discussion about its usefulness, etc.
    • Users: Proposals/criticism/anything from users about problems that might be present in the site (if any).
    • Moderators: Are you satisfied with their work? Anything you would change? Criticism? What about positive things? :)

Anything I forgot?

  • What would you suggest as topic(s) for the first chat? – Otavio Macedo May 9 '12 at 16:46
  • Oh yes! I'll include that in the answer, @OtavioMacedo. Thanks for the reminder. :) – Alenanno May 9 '12 at 16:49
  • @OtavioMacedo Do you have anything to add? – Alenanno May 10 '12 at 15:51
  • No, I think that's good enough for the first event. – Otavio Macedo May 10 '12 at 16:43
  • What time zone do most people live in? Might be useful in finding out when would be a good time to create this event. – Danger Fourpence May 10 '12 at 17:30
  • @DangerFourpence How do you think we could do that? Maybe we can create a Wiki answer and everyone writes their timezone and we choose the biggest one? – Alenanno May 10 '12 at 17:38
  • @Alenanno I suppose so. Do you think there will be one or two big groups we can choose? – Danger Fourpence May 11 '12 at 8:59
  • @DangerFourpence Probably, we need a way to confirm it, though... :) Check the question again. – Alenanno May 11 '12 at 17:16
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User - Time Zone

Note: this is not a register form. It's here as a reminder for the time zones of those who want to participate.

  • Alenanno: +1
  • Otavio: -3
  • Danger: 0
  • Tdhsmith: -6
  • blunders: any timezone works

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