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   From: Some Body <somebody@example.com>
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   From: LC <somebody@example.com>
 
   To: webteam at freeculture.org
 
   To: webteam at freeculture.org
 
   Subject: Meeting planning: Pick a date
 
   Subject: Meeting planning: Pick a date
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   http://example.com/poll-link
 
   http://example.com/poll-link
  
    
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   And here's a link to the admin interface for the poll, so we can all
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  see each other's answers:
  
   The B.A.D. meeting for this month will be held at Munster's Pizza
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   http://example.com/poll-admin-link
  Parlor on April 10th, 2002 at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Berkeley at
 
  7:30PM.
 
  
   Munster's is at the corner of Mockingbird and Yourtown Street on the
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   We're going to choose the meeting by Tuesday, January 3, 1987. I'll make
   Number 17 AC Transit line. It is a 2 block walk from the Northside
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   a call based on what people say in the poll.
  BART station.
 
  
   I will be organizing a PGP key-signing. If you want to participate,
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   (Optional: The meeting's purpose is to decide how we can frob the fibnitzer.
   please send me your OpenPGP public key by noon on April 10th.
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   We will write up a full agenda once we've picked the date.)
  
   See you there,
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   Let us know if you can make it by filling out the poll!
  
   ~ESP
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   Sincerely,
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  L. Cohen
 
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Revision as of 04:55, 22 November 2010

This is a recipe, a short document maintained by the web team to help you achieve something.

Take a look at all the recipes.


Goal

If you want to pick a meeting time, follow these steps.

These are loosely based on the Bay Area Debian shotgun rules for organizing meetings. Since you're organizing the meeting, you have to be there.

Strategy

Here's what you do:

  1. Figure out some times that work for you.
  2. Create a poll on doodle.com or whenisgood.com that will let people say when they can come.
  3. Optional, but good: Decide on the objective of the meeting, to motivate people to attend. (See also this tutorial on organizing meetings.)
  4. In your mind, set a deadline for the date you're going to pick the meeting time.
  5. Email the poll information (including the poll administrative information) to the webteam list.

Sample time poll email

  From: LC <somebody@example.com>
  To: webteam at freeculture.org
  Subject: Meeting planning: Pick a date

  We need to pick a meeting time for the Web Team meeting. So here's a
  poll link:

  http://example.com/poll-link

  And here's a link to the admin interface for the poll, so we can all
  see each other's answers:

  http://example.com/poll-admin-link

  We're going to choose the meeting by Tuesday, January 3, 1987. I'll make
  a call based on what people say in the poll.

  (Optional: The meeting's purpose is to decide how we can frob the fibnitzer.
  We will write up a full agenda once we've picked the date.)

  Let us know if you can make it by filling out the poll!

  Sincerely,

  L. Cohen
  ---8<---