Meetings with a large number of online or teleconferencing participants are practical, provided those in the aether are receiving but not sending (except maybe one at a time - for example Email the chair in advance if you want to pose a question and have the chair dial you in when your slot comes up).
Regards Jonathan Cardy (WereSpielChequers) dah...@yahoo.com --- On Sun, 14/12/08, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> wrote: > From: Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Location of AGM > To: email@example.com > Date: Sunday, 14 December, 2008, 2:10 PM > 2008/12/1 Michael Shilliday > <mjshilli...@googlemail.com>: > > I have never commented here before, but why the need > for a physical AGM? > > Incorporated companies have been having online AGMs > for years now. It may > > be necessary for a small group of people to be sitting > in a room together, > > but the voting members don't necessarily need to > be. > > There may be a hugely compelling reason why this is > necessary, but that's > > just my thoughts, > > MJS > > Online meetings of large groups of people aren't > practical. If we > wanted members to just vote and that's it, then it > would be fine, but > we would like to actually get people involved in discussion > and > debate. It's pretty much impossible to maintain order > in an IRC > channel with dozens of people talking at once. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > wikimediau...@wikimedia.org > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK > http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l