[At-Large] Unsubscribe me please

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Mon Feb 20 19:32:38 UTC 2017

Since nobody else has mentioned it, for some years, after having been
birthed as a backchannel during ICANN Meetings, the At-Large Community on
Skype  (128 participants, admin:Evan Leibovitch) has functioned as pretty
much the default chat channel for At-Large worldwide. It is browseable, but
not searchable AFAIK, I doubt anybody ever bothers. Skype chat also is very
flexible when it comes to forming ad hoc groups.

Question. Does a chat channel work better for free discussion than email?
It may be subjective, but it seems the flow of conversation from chat to
more formal minuted calls works well. Outcomes are then recorded on the

Lastly, I will say that, in ISOC, while we hook up in a variety of manners,
we pretty much exclusively now use Zoom for calls.


On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Joly MacFie <joly at punkcast.com> wrote:
>> it's main and important function is to provide shallow water for new
>> joiners to get their feet wet, get an idea of the community, and a sense of
>> belonging. A newbie playground. The idea being that the keen ones may
>> graduate to traditional vectors such wg's, email lists, wiki's etc
> I would not argue that there are more efficient ways to organize the
> communications.  But email is always considered a 'come direct to me' mode
> instead of the 'come find me' mode of the website/wiki/portal modalities
> for communication.
> When an ALS is ratified by the ALAC, the email subscription by ALS
> representative to at least the Worldwide list comes with that ratification.
> It follows for pretty much the same reasons -flipped - that Joly outlined
> in the ISOC context.
> Just by modeling of a traditional message, a subject line is meant to
> indicate channel.  The response to the subject line in the content body
> would have been a useful indicator of interest and, driver for that
> channelized discussion.
> But um...........well.....
> -Carlton
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