Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Tony R » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:03 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:54 pm
Thanks. You are trying to make me nervous, aren't you? :grin:
Looking forward to it! (tu) :smile:
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Aiko » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:23 pm

Tony R wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:03 pm
ralphrmartin wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:54 pm
Thanks. You are trying to make me nervous, aren't you? :grin:
Looking forward to it! (tu) :smile:
or within the context: ego vultus deinceps ad eam quoque.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by el48tel » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:03 pm

And me!
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Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by HaoBao » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:18 pm

I didn’t mean to make you nervous, sorry Ralph, I’m sure you’ll be fine. I did only put it around in the related plant, botany, cactus etc.. sections though. There has been about 200 likes/upvotes so far so more people should have seen it than that. Looking forward to it too, I wish I had started watching the other talks earlier
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Chris L » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:39 pm

HaoBao wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:55 pm
If there are any regional branch talks that I can add please let me know.
Just a heads up - some branches want to keep their own meetings LOW KEY. If you want to post details about those it is better to make sure you've got permission from each branch.

If every branch were to be having zoom meetings and someone decided to go to all of them the only night one wouldn't be attending a zoom meeting would be Sunday. Every other day of the week, every week of the year would be a branch meeting. Seriously...... :shock: :grin:

I've promoted branch meetings before and it is a complex head exploding X( exercise to keep track of everything in order......
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:07 pm

Aiko wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:23 pm
or within the context: ego vultus deinceps ad eam quoque.
I'm beginning to think Dutch might be easier...
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by MatDz » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:38 pm

Chris L wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:39 pm
HaoBao wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:55 pm
If there are any regional branch talks that I can add please let me know.
Just a heads up - some branches want to keep their own meetings LOW KEY. If you want to post details about those it is better to make sure you've got permission from each branch.




I've promoted branch meetings before and it is a complex head exploding X( exercise to keep track of everything in order......
That's a nice problem to have, isn't it? From the attendee perspective of course.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Chris L » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:19 pm

MatDz wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Chris L wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:39 pm
HaoBao wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:55 pm
If there are any regional branch talks that I can add please let me know.
Just a heads up - some branches want to keep their own meetings LOW KEY. If you want to post details about those it is better to make sure you've got permission from each branch.




I've promoted branch meetings before and it is a complex head exploding X( exercise to keep track of everything in order......
That's a nice problem to have, isn't it? From the attendee perspective of course.
Each Branch has it's meetings up on their own webpages which can be found if looked for. There must be something like 800+ meetings that occur each (normal) year.

The worry for some branches is they only have a limited attendance allowance on their zoom license (100), and what they may not want is for normal branch members to be unable to get in because far too many people have already joined. Also I understand some prefer to chat more and if there are dozens of strangers then it isn't the same atmosphere.

On the promotion side a few years ago myself and Greg B promoted the meetings via Twitter. Honestly it made my head hurt trying to get the meetings in date order - the branches list them as 2nd Saturday or 1st Wednesday in every month etc. Easy, no? Until you realised that most months (for example) the 1st Monday comes after the 1st Wednesday..... and the 2nd Friday is only a day before the 1st Thursday...... (and multiple variations on the theme).
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by HaoBao » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:04 am

https://youtu.be/6u8AgUXPpLM

Reminded me of ‘Sorting out the contracts’ haha

I won’t put any regional ones on Reddit, just take that part out
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Phil_SK » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:28 am

Topic: Ralph Martin - What do those Latin names mean?
Time: Tuesday 23rd February, 2021 7:30 PM (GMT)
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