[Textbook-l] Wikibooks community-building meeting

John McC sb_johnny at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 14 13:15:20 UTC 2009

IRC is much better for me as well... I've yet to actually use skype. 


From: j.w. thomas <jthomas at bittware.com>
To: Wikimedia textbook discussion <textbook-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 8:36:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Textbook-l] Wikibooks community-building meeting

Andrew Whitworth wrote:
>  Anyway, I would like to schedule some kind of online meeting. IRC is
> preferred by me, but Skype works also. If we can't find a single time
> when many people can attend, we could just schedule multiple meetings
> and expect partial turnout for each. We just need a way to discuss
> ideas for growth, concerns about current on-wiki events, etc.
> I'd love to hear what other people think about this.

I'd prefer IRC to Skype for a couple of stupid reasons.

First, Skype is a pain to set up on Linux.  It is incredibly difficult 
to get it to take input from a microphone.

Second, I don't like to run Skype at home because we use it extensively 
at work (chat mode), and whenever I "go online" I get a barrage of 
work-related messages.

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