2019 Q4 General Meeting
2019 Q4 General Meeting
Tentative time: Friday, November 15, 2019-11-15 16:00:00 UTC
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All members of the community are welcome to participate.
- review of 2018 Q3 meeting, including resolutions made:
- Gather objective data on how many gold-badge users the chat room has, compared to other rooms.
- Establish a mechanism for user grievances.
- Put more effort into warning users before kicking them
- Include a link to SOPython’s Github page.
- Hold a meeting one quarter after this one, around Nov 19 2018
- rollover the agenda items deferred from the 2018 Q4 meeting:
- Should we invite new users from the main site to chat, to guide them into asking better questions? Can we petition SO to implement a “invite user even though they’d normally not have enough reputation to talk” feature?
- bulletin board for job referrals
- Should we change our policy about trimming items from the starboard?
- How effective are these meetings at enacting real change? If they are not effective, why not? What can be done to improve this?
- Change room description to remove cruft. Recommendation: “Room rules <link>\n Formatting guide <link>”
- Spoiler feature is not working - remove the link from the room rules page until it is fixed.
- should we have/elect someone to be in charge of these meetings?
- do we want to have a free gitlab instance where regulars can migrate/preserve good question + answer discussions that happen in chat, which can be given a named-and-searchable link on sopython?
- How can we influence new users to ask better pandas questions on the main site?
- proposal: ‘define a consensus list of “the Python SO room’s priority list of unimplemented SO change requests, from 2018 and 2019” [… ] maybe one good approach to take is “here’s list of stuff that is near-universally agreed to be needed across all SE sites, not just SO or code-related sites” […] Then when SO doesn’t do diddly, we can at least say “We requested you guys to implement these for several years running” ’
To add agenda topics, edit this page (if you have 100+ reputation) or ask a room owner in chat. Be specific. Note that except for minor, last-minute topics, we will not plan to discuss anything not on the agenda.
The deadline for adding items to the agenda is 24 hours prior to the beginning of the meeting.
Why do we hold these meetings?
We like to be open with what we do in the sopython community and with what plans we have for the future.
As such we like to hold these open-house meetings every once in a while for the sopython.com development team to let everyone know what they’re up to, as well as letting anyone voice any opinions they have to the community at large (be they positive or negative). If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to be involved within sopython then you are of course welcome to bring this up with one of the room owners at a more convenient time.