[tor-relays] IRC operator meeting - February 7th

Tom Yates madhatter at teaparty.net
Mon Feb 11 10:08:10 UTC 2019

On Wed, 6 Feb 2019, Colin Childs wrote:

> Going forward, we will be holding this meetup at 02:00UTC on the first 
> Thursday of the month (as previously advertised), which means for people 
> in North America it will be Wednesday evening. We are also looking into 
> holding a second regular meetup each month at a time more appropriate 
> for operators outside of North America; I should have more details for 
> everyone regarding this in the next week.

Since this policy is under review at the moment, can I opine that "one 
meeting that suits the US, and one that suits the rest of the world" isn't 
hugely helpful, the rest of the world spanning as it does a *lot* more 
timezones than the US.  I recall there was significant grumbling about the 
timing of this meetup at the relay operators BoF at FOSDEM last weekend.

Could I instead suggest one possible alternative: that you have one or two 
meetups a month, as seems best to you, and they change time according to 
some regular algorithm: each being (two or four weeks and) seven hours 
later than the preceding one might work well, as it will eventually step 
through all the timezones, and indeed days of the week.

That way each timezone will have some that are very convenient, some 
that are less so, and some that are basically impossible (like 2am). 
Everyone will have equal access to conveniently-timed meetings, and be 
equally inconvenienced by the rest.


       Tom Yates  -  http://www.teaparty.net

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