XSF Communications Team - 2021-07-22

  1. emus (XSF Com. Team)

    sam let us not forget to announce 27-Jul-2021 16:00 UTC Building a Chat Bot on Ad Hoc Commands

  2. wurstsalat

    ah nice, didn't know about that yet

  3. Sam

    me neither :)

  4. emus (XSF Com. Team)

    Sam: Can you put a big: PLEASE TELL CommTeam about your plans! ?

  5. Sam

    That's more work on the authors, I'll just try to check more often

  6. Sam

    or the presenters, I mean

  7. Sam

    or find a form that emails us

  8. emus (XSF Com. Team)

    Is that a simply possible to trigger an email?

  9. Sam

    not with the spreadsheet

  10. Sam

    but google forms or something would

  11. emus (XSF Com. Team)

    😬😬 are there any non-google forms?

  12. Sam

    no idea

  13. Sam

    I don't like google much either, but this is a form. Don't much care.

  14. emus (XSF Com. Team)

    But is it really too much, if we ask then to tell someone, here or reference an email?

  15. emus (XSF Com. Team)


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  17. Sam

    The longer answer is that if we rely on people doing multiple steps some of them won't see the message or will forget. If we can't rely on getting a notification it's not actually all that helpful. Alternatively, some people who were on the verge of signing up wont' because there are more hoops to jump through which is also not desirable. This is a mistake the XSF constantly makes and it's one we need to stop doing. We can easily make this less work for everyone with some simple automation that in this case won't even cost us any of our time.