Some of you have noticed that we've added a chat app to this site. The problem is that we're all busy and scattered around the world's time zones, so it's hard to get a critical mass of people in the chat room at any one time. So I suggest a scheduled chat hour, once a week.

When? The poll is below, but I'll make my own preference clear first. I'm in California, and the only predictable free time I've got is on Sunday evenings. I'm fine if people want other times, but I may not be able to participate.

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Comment by automatik on August 18, 2009 at 9:08pm
neat idea. is there a voice + text app ( a la skype) on ning - we might get tired of typing :)

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on August 18, 2009 at 9:13pm
Not yet. But I can certainly see Skype conf calls coming. Anybody interested in hosting a weekly podcast?
Comment by Sarel P. Wagner on August 19, 2009 at 12:05am
If you want to see at what local time the Poll times are go to

Chris is on Los Angeles (PST) time. The 05:00:00 below is UTC.
This is an example: Monday, August 24, 2009 at 05:00:00 Sun 10:00 PM * Mon 7:00 AM

Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 19, 2009 at 1:01am
Never. Scheduled meetings are too much like a day job.
Comment by Stefano on August 19, 2009 at 5:01am
This is an AWESOME Idea!

As far as the schedule goes I'd prefer Saturday Nite (10pm or such) to allow us (Euro DIYDroneLovers) to attend on an early Sunday AM.

Definitely up for a Skype-like meeting more than a type-all-you-can meeting.

Topics-wise, is it there any schedule? This way one will attend only when he/she is actually interested on the Subject of the Discussion (to address Jack's concern).

Can't we setup a board with the wishlist of the members?

Good Day

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on August 19, 2009 at 5:15am
Yes, announcing a topic list each week is a good idea. Once we settle on a time I can post a topic thread that people can put requests on.

I think Skype is probably the way to go eventually, but maybe we can start with text chat to get a sense of demand.

Sat night is too hard on social lives/wives, I fear.
Comment by Caleb M on August 19, 2009 at 8:38am
ugh, i work Sundays 4-11
Comment by Caleb M on August 19, 2009 at 8:39am
I think every weekday at 9 or Tues/Wed at 9 would be a good idea. Make it one day only per week and its gonna cut alot of peeps out.

Comment by Mark Colwell on August 19, 2009 at 9:07am
Daily Chat topics of some importance could be promoted to discussions on the main weekly Sunday Chat... and MidWeek Chat for those who can't attend main Weekend Chat, it could be Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to allow some time to prep Sunday's topics... or something similar.
Comment by Tim Trueman on August 19, 2009 at 12:52pm
I really like the idea of Skype conferences as well as recording it as a podcast (assuming there's a topic list) for anyone that doesn't make it.


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