Tonmo Chat? Designated time?

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We have this nifty chatroom function on Tonmo that seems largely unutilized. What if we designated a time and day to meet in there; would there be any takers?
 

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This was already discussed someplace, and Tony asked if someone could come up with a time that would be acceptable to everyone in all the time zones that are represented by our membership. So far, no one has jumped in to research that. If you want to do it, I think a lot of people would appreciate it. :smile:
 

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definatly! that would be nice to be able to talk to a group of people on the chat system rather than just one.
 

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We have members in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Bermuda, all time zones in the US and Canada, including Hawaii, ...am I missing anybody?
 

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we probably should split it up into 3 meeting time do to the fact that we probably couldent all meet at a reasonable hour
 

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We could just designate a time for the "masses" as that's better than not having one at all. What about 9 PM EST?
 

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Fini said:
We could just designate a time for the "masses" as that's better than not having one at all. What about 9 PM EST?


That would be possible, probably, for the Kiwis and Aussies, but it would put it in the wee small hours for our European friends, and frankly, I don't want to leave Phil, Colin, Cap'n Nemo, Ob, Spartacus, Scouse, Graeme, TigerKatze, et al, completely out of things. If we set the time for 8:00Am EST it would be 2:00 PM on the European continent, 1:00 PM in the UK, Midnight in New Zealand, 10:00PM in Sydney, and 5:00AM in Los Angeles. While I'm not exactly thrilled about a 5 am time to chat, it would be a lot better than setting the chat for 2 or 3 AM for someone. Of course, if we had it on either a Friday night or sometime on Sat, a lot of people stay up really late on those nights anyway.


A lot of our most active members are not in the US or Canada. We need to get their input.
 

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Yes, by all accounts it's time to get that chat rooms going again. I believe we used to do "first Wednesday of every month" at 9pm. But then lots of people started forgetting (or maybe it was just me who forgot!) Maybe weekly is better... I'll tell you what -- choose a date and time a couple of weeks in advance, and I'll promote it on the homepage, and we'll see what happens!
 

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Please don't take me into consideration, Sorceress. I'd like to say 'hello' but my shift work is so haphazard consisting of seemingly random early, lates, days, nights and different days off each week too. Not only does it play utter havoc with ones body clock, but it's well nigh impossible for me to make regular commitments unfortunately. Oddly though, unless I'm on a night shift, midnight is usually OK for me, but then I have no family unlike many of the rest of us from Europe. No matter what time you pick you can't really win.

Best just to start the ball rolling and see how it goes.
 

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Here's a thought. Let's try two times one on Sunday the other on Wednesday at two times, Sunday's at 3 PM (or 12 PM) EST and Wednesday's at 9 PM EST. Does this sound reasonable?

Otherwise its going to be tough to find a "perfect" time. Perhaps we can log the chat and post it for those who miss out.
 
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