Re: [110attendees] Thank you for making Gather Town workable!

Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com> Thu, 11 March 2021 18:06 UTC

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From: Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [110attendees] Thank you for making Gather Town workable!
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> On 11 Mar, 2021, at 6:33 pm, Robert Moskowitz <rgm@labs.htt-consult.com> wrote:
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> One challenge I have had is temporarily leaving the gather.  I am heading off to a session.  How do I say I am offline?  All I have been able to do is go silent.

One option is to look up which virtual room the session is nominally assigned to, walk in there, engage quiet mode and mute.  I haven't checked whether that gets bridged to the Meetecho stream - that would be the ultimate immersion!  I noticed that there was a podium square that broadcasts to the whole room, but that probably isn't getting much use.  Incidentally, room assignments and a high-level conference agenda should be visible from outside the individual rooms, as they are in physical meetings..

This point is something I also noticed in the late evening.  At a physical meeting, I'd simply leave the building and go "home" for the night.  There's no obvious equivalent to that in Gather.  What I'd want is a mode that "shuts down" Gather and removes my avatar from the space, but gives me a way to reconnect at a moment's notice without having to find a URL.  In other words, I don't have to close the browser tab.

 - Jonathan Morton