[Wikimedia-l] Office hours

James Alexander jalexander at wikimedia.org
Sat Jan 26 13:46:52 UTC 2013

I don't know if it's just an american school thing but I know the term from
my professors (and before that some high school teachers) who had 'office
hours' which were set hours when they could be guaranteed to be in their
office without other meetings/commitments so that you could just drop by
without an appointment an chat.


James Alexander
Manager, Merchandise
Wikimedia Foundation
(415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 5:41 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Rui Correia, 26/01/2013 14:36:
>  I am a langugage person - speak a number of them, have a passion for
>> linguistics, etymology and philology. I had understood that it was some
>> kind of meeting, but was naturally curious as to why it should be called
>> "office hours".
>> Thanks for explaining, but it still leaves puzzled to call a meeting
>> "office hours", when something less arcane would do - like "IRC-Chat",
>> "Wiki-Chat", Wiki-Miti", "Wiki-gether" "Rendez-VouWiki", etc etc .....
> I think the idea is/was that the "mysterious WMF office" opens for
> everyone to "visit" and chat, through IRC.
> Nemo
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