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Zoom Meeting - 21 February @ 18:00 UT

Post by MapleRidge » Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:59 pm

Good day everyone...

We have had a few months pass since out last Zoom group meeting and I was thinking it would be nice to connect with everyone again. Franco suggested a get together earlier in a reply to one of my posts, so maybe others are up for it?

We had the first two on Sundays, early afternoon EST/early evening GMT, and it covered a reasonable time of day for a large number of members. I will propose that we meet again if there is interest, on Sunday February 21st...exact time to be arranged based on interest.

Please post if you care to take part and any topics you would like covered or help with. We have lots of experience among us to share, and a social chat is always good too.

I will offer to host if previous members with a Zoom account without the 40 minute time limit are unable to do so for this session.

Who's in???

Brian
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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by Bob Yoesle » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:33 pm

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by Montana » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:45 pm

I can host again Brian if you need me to. But because Stephen has had a lot of zoom bombing with porn I will only let folk in who I know (they display their Solarchat name and say they are coming in this thread). Last time we had one unidentified guest and that now makes me nervous.

So if you want to join say so in this thread and I will look out for you, otherwise don't be surprised if you stay in the waiting room ;)

Did we do 6 or 7pm UTC? I can't remember.

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by rsfoto » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:01 pm

Montana wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:45 pm
I can host again Brian if you need me to. But because Stephen has had a lot of zoom bombing with porn I will only let folk in who I know (they display their Solarchat name and say they are coming in this thread). Last time we had one unidentified guest and that now makes me nervous.

So if you want to join say so in this thread and I will look out for you, otherwise don't be surprised if you stay in the waiting room ;)

Did we do 6 or 7pm UTC? I can't remember.

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Hi Alexandra,

It was 18:00 hours London time ¿ is that UTC ? :D I remember because I thought I was one hour early and surprised that everybody was already there :lol:

About the unidentified guest why not just ask him ¿ who are you ? and if it still strange just block him. Easy as that.

It is really not that hard not to be anonymous and if somebody thinks he has to be anonymous let him be anonymous but somewhere else. Period.

II know a few forums where if you do not register with your real name and surname they just do not activate your account.

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by marktownley » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:09 pm

Sounds good!


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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by MalVeauX » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:22 pm

I missed the last one, would love to try to make this one!

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by Fabio_Imm » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:55 pm

I couldn't make it for the last one.
Count me in for this one!

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:18 pm

Count me in. Like Rainer I was an hour late on the last one. I really enjoy the meetings!


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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by MapleRidge » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:42 pm

Hi everyone...

Sounds like we have a good deal of interest, and my thanks to Alexandra for offering to host again.

I believe that the start time was 18:00 UT or 13:00 EST for the last session at the end of November. If that time works for you to launch it Alexandra that will be great.

Can this post be setup to stay at the top of the page so that it doesn't get lost in the daily list and then it is easy to find to confirm details and link if its posted? It will also be visible to anyone who might not be online to see it for a few days.

Post the discussion topics and help requests as well.

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by Stardust5858 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:21 pm

I'd love to get involved and meet all you pep's.. never zoomed in my life, lol.


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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:25 pm

Count me in. It’s nice to catch up with friends that share a common interest.

See you then.

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by rsfoto » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:15 pm

DeepSolar64 wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:18 pm
Count me in. Like Rainer I was an hour late on the last one. I really enjoy the meetings!
Hi James,

I was not late. I opened one hour earlier then I thought and was surprised everybody was already there :lol:


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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:00 am

I caught only the second half of the meeting. Now the first one I was on time! Hopefully I’ll get it right this time.


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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by ffellah » Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:15 am

I am in Brian. Looking forward to it...

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by AndiesHandyHandies » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:56 am

Hi,

If I remember I am interested.

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by ffellah » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:40 am

One suggestion for topic of conversation could be how to get better captures when imaging. I am sure there are many opinions and techniques. Just a suggestion.

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Post by Starry Jack » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:26 pm

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by DavidP » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:07 pm

I’d like to take part! Thanks for putting this together



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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by p_zetner » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:38 pm

I’m hoping I can make it. Please count me in!
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Re: Zoom Meeting - 21 February @ 18:00 UT

Post by MapleRidge » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:27 pm

Hi all...

It sounds like we will have a good turnout for the Zoom session...looking forward to another session!

So far there has been one topic suggested so far by Franco...methods to improve image quality at capture.

Please post topics of choice!

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Re: Zoom Meeting - 21 February @ 18:00 UT

Post by Bob Yoesle » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:01 pm

Suggested topic: Checking etalon quality by using a Hydrogen spectrum tube.


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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by marktownley » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 pm

Montana wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:45 pm
I can host again Brian if you need me to. But because Stephen has had a lot of zoom bombing with porn I will only let folk in who I know (they display their Solarchat name and say they are coming in this thread). Last time we had one unidentified guest and that now makes me nervous.

So if you want to join say so in this thread and I will look out for you, otherwise don't be surprised if you stay in the waiting room ;)

Did we do 6 or 7pm UTC? I can't remember.

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Re: Interest in a Zoom Meeting?

Post by rsfoto » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:22 pm

marktownley wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:34 pm
Montana wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:45 pm
I can host again Brian if you need me to. But because Stephen has had a lot of zoom bombing with porn I will only let folk in who I know (they display their Solarchat name and say they are coming in this thread). Last time we had one unidentified guest and that now makes me nervous.

So if you want to join say so in this thread and I will look out for you, otherwise don't be surprised if you stay in the waiting room ;)

Did we do 6 or 7pm UTC? I can't remember.

Alexandra
Suggest then we don't make the 'link' public, rather is sent via pm to those who wish to participate.
Hi Mark,

Yes that is a solution but are we not introducing too much " bureaucrazy " already ?

We should assume everybody who registered here is interested in the Sun. OK, there can be here some black sheeps but if Alexandra detected an unidentified guest why not just ask him ¿ who are you ? and if he answers with his interests everything is OK, if he does not answer throw him out or by himself he will disconnect after he as detected ... ¿?

IMHO :mrgreen:

The other point is maybe somebody forgets to express his wish to participate and on the right Sunday he remembers it and then he sits in the waiting room and if he is ignored then he maybe gets upset ... and never comes back ¿?
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