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Please let me know your thoughts on arranging an exclusive chat session for dbas (dba.stackexchange.com users) to discuss site progress, faq page, tag-wikis and site promotion?

EDIT:

Chat Session Scheduled to 30th April 2011 on 10.00 UTC just before Happy Hours

Exclusive chat session for dba users to discuss site progress, faq page, tag-wikis and site promotion

Please register yourself...

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    Please suggest suitable date and time to schedule this chat event. – CoderHawk Apr 14 '11 at 7:01
  • Any time/date set for the chat event? – Sathyajith Bhat Apr 21 '11 at 17:31
  • @Sathya - no... I expected lots of activities to this post. What about 10:00 PM UTC for 1h just before "The Tavern"? – CoderHawk Apr 22 '11 at 4:42
  • @Sandy do you mean before Happy Hours? – Sathyajith Bhat Apr 22 '11 at 5:32
  • @Sathya - Yes. Hope it will be suitable time for most of us. – CoderHawk Apr 22 '11 at 6:13
  • @Sandy cool - I should be around – Sathyajith Bhat Apr 22 '11 at 6:24
  • Unfortunately, I cannot be there for this chat. However, I would like to say this: I hope that this StackExchange Site comes out beta and continues. It is collectively up to us to promote the use of this site. Easily we could ask on the MetaSites of StackOverflow, ServerFault, and SuperUser for those users to route DB Specific Questions to DBA. If this chat results in additional suggestions and avenue of promotions, I am all ears !!! – RolandoMySQLDBA Apr 25 '11 at 1:23
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I'm all for this. Of course, I've been a big proponent of wanting to use the chat more myself anyways ;)

I think the site would do well to have more users participating in chat, as that would reinforce the participation in the chat and in the site ;)

  • Yay! Please suggest a suitable time to schedule this chat event. – CoderHawk Apr 14 '11 at 7:02
  • A weekend seems like it would be better able to accommodate more people. However, I know that you're on a timezone that's almost opposite mine (not quite) so if we wanted to do several we could do that. Have them spaced 8 hours apart or something? – jcolebrand Apr 14 '11 at 14:36
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You will definitely want to use the "site message" banner to let people know about this event -- which is actually automated so long as a diamond mod has properly scheduled the event in chat.

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For those of us who couldn't attend the chat session, what was the outcome? Any good suggestions on promoting site and helping it grow would be appreciated...

  • it doesn't turned out good. I guess the scheduled time wasn't suitable for most of users. Hope we can schedule another one soon. – CoderHawk May 3 '11 at 12:11
  • can you suggest a better time to meet? – jcolebrand May 4 '11 at 2:31
  • Not sure, I'm in the UK so I'm frequently out of sync with the rest of you guys... I guess the questions should be in order: 1) Who wants to do a chat session on site status? 2) Where are people located (time zone wise)? 3) Agree time... – Andrew Bickerton May 4 '11 at 10:40

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