[kwlug-disc] Announcement: (Alternate) Meeting Space for kwlugsecured - King & William

rbclemen at gmail.com rbclemen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 13:03:16 EDT 2010


If work ever lets me attend another one of these meetings I can see about tweeking the sound a bit. There are better microphones for that purpose. 

Brent
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-----Original Message-----
From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:57:31 
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Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Announcement: (Alternate) Meeting Space for kwlug
 secured - King & William

Raul Suarez wrote, On 10/05/2010 12:12 PM:
> --- On Tue, 10/5/10, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>>> Which is to say - if, when, and should, kwlug desire or require
>>> an alternative to SJK, this location is in the hopper and will
>>> be available.
> 
> Thank you Bill. It is nice to have alternatives.
> 
>> There are some people who will not attend meetings at First 
>> United.
> 
> Or that may not feel as comfortable. But the same can be said for
> when we met at the pub.
> 
>> There are also (I think) people who do not attend meetings at SJK
>> now. Both situations make me sad.
> 
> Really? I haven't heard of such case. Really.
> 
>>> Personally, I find it all but impossible to hear at SJK... 
>>> others have expressed the same sentiment.
> 
> Up to now the sound system has been reliable.

The issue is not the sound system but the users of it. Neither is it 
the set up. It does as well as any sound system can, given the 
background noise level, and the physical layout and dimensions of the 
room.

The advantage, of course, of not needing a sound system, is that those 
forgetting to pay rigid attention to where the microphone is, no 
longer have to.

A wireless headset might make a difference, but we don't have one, nor 
the resources for one. Nor would it cover audience members who 
participate throughout. Be it with announcements, or those posing 
questions.

> Would sitting in the front row or close to the speaker (as I do)
> help the situation?

Yes, but only for those who are able to squeeze into the front.

> I mean, people cannot have it both ways, sitting far so they can
> chat and at the same time hear the presentation.

Of course they can, given a sufficient number of people.

We have a sufficient number of people.

>> We will have the option of going back to SJK if we want (at least
>> for the forseeable future).
> 
> I really prefer the SJK location. Neutral, central, close to Zekes.

I think you might find King & William to be even closer than SJK.

I don't think you'll find much that's more 'central.'

Neutral? Maybe. Maybe not.

> Attendance to the monthly meetings has been healthy. It seems to me
> that it is still attractive to new attendees as I see new faces and
> "new regular" faces at each meeting.
> 
> Any location will have one issue or another. I don't find a
> compelling reason to change.
> 
> So for now, I end the same way I started. I am grateful to the
> people that secured an alternative location. It is great to have
> alternatives. Hopefully we will not need it.

And that was the only point of the post.

However ... enough messages have gone by that maybe it should be 
brought up at a meeting. Just to put the darned thing to rest.

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