On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 16:25 +0200, Dave Neary wrote:
On 09/18/2012 01:48 PM, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
> Results usually vary, but it might be worth trying to have meetings;
> there are other activities which don't necessarily require the presence
> of the folks in Israel. I've found that using holiday-ish times is
> usually good for things like brainstorming, finding easy fix-it items,
> etc; "top 5 wiki pages that need love," analyzing data/statistics on
> downloads from a new release.
That's a good point - we would need a different agenda to focus the
meetings and help people decide if they should be there.
> These things are always difficult; it's less exciting to have not as
> many folks in the meeting, and sometimes not incredibly productive, but
> I always feel like I'm somehow discouraging/disenfranchising people in
> other regions when cancelling meetings because of local holidays. I
> usually try to just keep the pulse going and try and bring in other
> folks to do some fun stuff that may be more enticing than usual :)
Yes, fair point - it's the wrong thing to do, and the wrong message to
send. Let's maintain it - we can certainly have anopther meeting re the
website redesign (Garrett's been working on a MediaWiki theme for a
couple of weeks now) and release management, as you suggest.
Yes, I'd rather not cancel the meeting (even if we just meet for 10 min
and decide that there isn't much to discuss today).
Dave, perhaps we can organize a different agenda for next week with some
of these other topics?