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#24 – Big Announcement!

For those of you who didn’t make last nights chat, or showed up late, or had connection trouble, here is the big deal announcement:

VirtualDS is changing schedule! – Yes, although I’m loving every minute of this thing, whatever it is that we’ve created together, after careful reflection and the council of people whom I trust (well, some of them – not all of them) I’ve realized that it can be much better!

So here’s the deal, instead of having the chat every week, we’re moving to 2 chats a month with slightly different approaches.

“The Social Group” – This chat will be at a set time and date every month and have a very social and informal focus. This way people can put it on their schedules and plan on coming to have fun, also it’s a great place for new people to jump in and meet everyone. I’ll continue to bring ideas of things to discuss, but it will be very loosely moderated and will continue as long as necessary. Currently scheduled the first Friday of the month (next one on April 2nd – mark your calendar NOW!)

“The Discussion Group” – This chat will be later in the month and scheduled depending on a number of factors. The idea is to have a special focus for this group, tighter moderation, rules of conduct, and perhaps limited access. Some ideas so far are: get a special person of some kind to show up and talk about a topic or answer questions, schedule a special time in order to bring in people from timezones that can’t make the 9pm Eastern time slot, skeptical trivia or other organized game, or a live chat from an event like TAM. Any other suggestions are welcomed! Join the facebook group or follow @VirtualDS on twitter to get notifications of these special events.

If anyone has any questions or comments, feel free to post them below or direct them to me any way you can.

Thanks again for everyone who joined us this week.



Brian Gregory (@briandgregory), Ray Adam Smith Latiolais (@evilray), Terry Shull (@TerilynnS), Terry Jones, Adam Bourque (@A_Damn_Bourque), Julie Ward (@AatRB), Stephen King, Zeke Russell (@bg_zeke), Tonya (@skeptonya), Timothy Iwan (@Tim3P0), K.O. Myers (@GRSkeptics), Cary Collett (@qaphsiel), Laura Lalchere (@DatasWife), Shamar Hawkins (@EscapeFromDogma), Desiree Schell (@teh_skeptic)

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  1. March 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    This sounds like a great plan. I enjoy both aspects of the group and look forward to attending both. XOXO

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