Would you like to participate in a live chat with the Categorization Project group?

+10 votes

There have been some requests for a live chat with the Categorization group. We had one a while back with the US Presidents group and it was quite helpful for making sure we were all on the same page.

We would use either Google Hangout or something similar, depending on how many people are interested, and whether or not they want to be able to phone in. We could discuss anything that group members feel needs to be discussed.

So, if you are interested, please answer or comment with the following:

  • days and times when you are usually available, so we can pick a time that works for most people (include time zone please!)
  • topics you'd like the group to discuss, if any
  • whether you would prefer to connect to the meeting by phone or through the web

Thanks! :)

in Policy and Style by Liander Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (448k points)
I'd be glad to join in on a group chat.  We're probably spread out over many times zones, but for me in U.S. eastern, early evening is usually best.  With a little advance warning, I can probably make it almost anytime, though.
i could be involved too, similar to Tom during the working day or at night with sufficient notice. I'm in Sydney Australia though, so might be difficult.
I'm not a member of the project but I'd love to sit in and learn about things not written down in the help section.

Time zone: PT

Preference: Web / Google hangout, etc...

Days: Tue - Sat

6 Answers

+2 votes
I would be interested: but pretty busy overall: I'd prefer to let the community decide a good time: and I try to participate.

If you are asking if you want to speak with me directly (no others to co-ordinate with) : drop me a private note and I'll sift through my calendar.

I'm Pacific Time, California, USA.  Work week 8am to 6pm has slots open from time to time.

Categories I'd be interested in: Volga Russians (my wife's family); Artists, Writers, Poets; Titans of Industry; Military Leadership through the ages
by Bill Jennings G2G6 (9.1k points)
+3 votes
When I asked before Christmas there were several people on the Categorization group that showed interest as well. We figured out with it being so close to the holidays and everyone traveling that trying to do it then was not feasible. I just realized I forget to let everyone know that was the result back then. Sorry.

Generally, weekends work best for me, and seemed to work pretty well when we did the president's group conference call. As for topics, my original thought was to look at the outstanding "decisions" that have been brought up on the talk page and here in the G2G and try to deal with some of the major ones. In some cases I think we have resolved things but it still would not hurt to summarize the current understanding with the group in a live enviroment to make sure we are all on the same page.

I can send you the stuff I used with anymeeting if you want, I have never used Google Hangout but chose anymeeting because it was free and allowed for both phone and web access for individuals. Let me know if I can help in any way.
by Living Chelton G2G6 (8.4k points)
I concur with Brian's ideas here and would like to participate.  I missed the earlier phone conference due to health related circumstances which have since improved.
+2 votes
I would be interested in this - but I work full time and am only available in the eveinings.  I live in the United Stats so my availability would not be the same for probably the majority of members.  Later US Eastern Time is better for me. Bu I could arrange for it earlier if given proper advance notice.
by Terri Rick G2G6 Mach 4 (42.3k points)
+2 votes
I'd like to partecipate. I prefer a textual chat over audio (I'm not sure if that was asked, but now you know :-)) Google Hangout is fine, but almost anything else goes as well.

I work in three shifts so my availability is completely random. Besides I live in the Central European Time zone unlike most of you (I think). For North America the difference 7 hours on average (I'm ahead) so probably the best moment for the chat would be when it's morning/noon there and evening here. In the coming week the most adapt days for me are Monday, Tuesday and the weekend.

I'm new here in WikiTree so I don't have much experience yet. However, I've started working on the regional categories, so that's the topic I'm the most interested in.
by Mika Laari G2G1 (1.6k points)
Today I realised that the original messaga was sent almost exactly a year ago. It only popped up because Terri answered to it. I guess there will not be any chat coming now, or at least not organized by the original sender.

me too!!

+2 votes
I would like to participate but I can not really imagine finding a time myself that could work. I just back on campus for my 4th semester which starts tomorrow. I am involved in multiple clubs and work so my days are pretty much booked. I could probably join in on a late night weekend non-audio session possibly. I live in the Eastern US.


      Mike Hruska
by Michael Hruska G2G6 Mach 5 (56.4k points)
+2 votes
I would like to participate in a chat and can participate almost anytime.  I am eastern daylight savings time currently.  Ottawa Canada.  I am learning so I think I will be a fly on the wall particpant.
by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (633k points)

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