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Guide and Procedure for Posting and Hosting the Weekend Chat

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 25 Aug 2019 [unknown]
Location: G2G, Integrators Project, WikiTreemap
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How to Post and Host the Weekend Chat
THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO HOST AND MONITOR THE WEEKEND CHAT
This is a fun task and a great way to meet and interact with lots of different folks on WikiTree.
It does NOT require 24 / 7 attention.
Rather dropping in and out periodically on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Remember David and Dorothy are G2G Moderators and David, Dorothy, Pip and Laura are always keeping an eye on things too so you are not alone!
Setting up the Weekend Chat Page

1.Open two windows on your computer.

2.In window one query in G2G for and bring up the weekend chat from the prior week. https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/questions

Search results for Weekend Chat.

3. In window 2 you will create the chat for this week, https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/questions

Search results for Weekend Chat, Ask a question or post a new message.
Create a Question by copying this into the Ask a Question box on G2G : "Welcome to the Weekend Chat" All Members are Invited!! (enter current chat dates example: 23 - 25 August 2019). Now, press enter. This will open the create a question box.

4. First change the date in the title box to the dates of the weekend you are hosting.

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Now highlight the graphics and text down to the part that says hosted by, on the prior week’s chat page.
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Copy and paste this into the text window of the Ask a Question screen.
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Scroll up to make sure your post starts with the top graphic. If you copied in views you will need to delete that small section.
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From the dropdown box of Category select The Tree House. And enter your WikiID or profile URL in thebox under the text screen. Select the tags as shown below the tag screen by clicking on each one. Make sure the box to get emails IS Checked!
This is what the bottom of the Ask Question Screen should look like with your WikiID replacing mine and project tags added.
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Do all of this about 30 minutes prior to the chat going live.
We try to bring it up at noon Eastern time so a few minutes before noon all you have to do is press Ask the Question and the chat is now live.
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Monitoring the Chat People will start posting answers and comments. You should get an email for each one.
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I like to go in at least 3 times a day to just see if I need to say something on any of the posts. I particularly like to welcome any new members and try to at least give some small response to any post that someone has not already responded to.
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Dealing with problem posts. Hopefully these will be far and few between. But every now and then someone may post something that just stirs the pot...
Contact: David (Project Leader), Dorothy (Project Co-Ordinator) who are both G2G Moderators and Pip (Weekend Chat Leader) and Laura (Weekend Chat Co-Ordinator). They will handle escalating the problem to the right people.
That’s it!
Remember you can always contact us for help. We will send you our direct emails a few days before you host the chat.

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Contact about Hosting the Weekend Chat

We are always looking for enthusiastic members to host the Chat. If you are interested let us know!

G2G Weekend Chat Leader - Pip Sheppard

G2G Weekend Chat Coordinator - Laura Bozzay

Support Contacts

G2G Integrators Project Coordinators - Dorothy Barry and Pip Sheppard

G2G Integrators Project Leaders - David Selman and Bea Wijma

WikiTree Team Leader Support - Abby Glann

Acknowledements

A big thank you to Laura Bozzay for the Text and photos for this page.

Quick Links

Integrators Project Page

G2G Posts Tagged Weekend_Chat

WikiFree Memes

G2G Integrators Project - Best Answers Page





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