Weekly Online Event (Sunday)

@Emily do you think we could go back to offering 2 meeting times per week?

@gab and @Push-K have you filled out the survey above to let us know what times are available? Emily and I will try to find something that accommodates more people!

Given the current amount of people joining the weekly meetings I do not think having it more frequent is a good idea.

This was my thought too. In the other time zones I’m not seeing enough interest to warrant another meeting time. In any case, my schedule is getting hectic with the holidays coming up, so it’ll be something to discuss in January for me.

Anyone at all can host an event, and I encourage any of you who can’t come to the one scheduled to open a thread or organize one that suits you better! I’ll be there if I can make it :slight_smile: happy to help you set it up if you need help.


Please also consider shifting meeting times. So in week 1 we could start at 0 UTC(hosted by Jesse). In week 2 at 8 UTC(hosted by Emily). In week 3 at 16 UTC(hosted by ?). And in week 4 it is 0 UTC again. And so on. More people can join and everybody can meet everybody else over time.

I also think the meeting should be advertised more prominently on the forum website and maybe also the main website.

Just a reminder that this event is happening in about 10 minutes! Hope to see you there. :slight_smile:

I am still not sure about the time zone. On the invitation I see Dec 13 at 9pm and on the couchers google calendar I see Dec 14 at 7am which I guess is the correct time for me in my local time zone in Germany. Is this correct ? If you are holding the meeting on 13th at 21:00 Australian time then I think that translates to 11am in Europe on Dec 13th and not 14th ?


I live in London and the last few weeks it was at 20.00 London time. So that must be Sunday evening at nine at your place.


The times here on the forum are timezone-aware. If you set your timezone in your forum profile, it shows this time for you right on the event. Else it will show the timezone that the browser you’re using is aware of. You can also hover (or long press on mobile i guess) over the given time and see a list of different times around the globe to check it:

The first one is always the one you specified (or your system uses). The three following ones are the ones we’ve set up for reference: L.A., Lagos (same as CET) and Melbourne.

Looking at this list, it seems the google calendar is either not timezone-aware or you’re looking at it without being logged into an account. I’m not sure about the settings for google calendars. But it apparently shows the time for Melbourne.

In any case, welcome to the forum @fotografm! Looking forward to chat on next sunday’s event! :sunny:

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Thanks @nolo I got it now. Just need to mouse over the meeting time and the different time zones pop up. I have put it in my calendar !!!


The next event starts in about 30 minutes! Hope to see you there.

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Today’s event went splendidly with some familiar faces :slight_smile:

Some of the topics we discussed were:

  • Is it okay to have something like “I offer massages to guests” in your bio? Why or why not?
  • should the community regulate events that do not seem safe?
  • does our proposed reference system offer enough flexibility to allow for genuine and honest reviews?

Also notable is that Jesse told us about his membership in the local German men’s choir. Most probably we will add an additional meeting time weekly from now on that would be Thursday afternoons in Australia and New Zealand, or early mornings in Europe, late morning in Central Asia, and evening in the US.

If you’d like to register your interest in joining an you can always fill out the forms in the first post of this thread.


Hey everyone! This week’s event is going to start in about 30 minutes! Hope to see you there…

Link to join!

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yayy I will be able to attend Thursday’s meeting then :smiley:

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Happy New Year everyone :slight_smile: our next event starts in 20 mins.
Click here to join!

Is anybody in the meeting?

This event starts in 10 minutes. Note that the link has changed - we’re using Jitsi now!

As a point of clarification due to daylight savings time, the meeting today is happening roughly 2 hours 10 minutes from the time I posted this message. The link to the meeting is at the top of this thread. You can trust the time that is stated in the top post in this thread.

There’s a meeting today (in approximately 4 hours). Hope to see both old and new faces there! :slight_smile:


Joining today!

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