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

Robert Moskowitz <rgm@labs.htt-consult.com> Thu, 11 March 2021 18:10 UTC

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Subject: Re: [110attendees] Thank you for making Gather Town workable!
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On 3/11/21 1:06 PM, Jonathan Morton wrote:
>> On 11 Mar, 2021, at 6:33 pm, Robert Moskowitz <rgm@labs.htt-consult.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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.

I closed the browser window, reopened it, and I was back where I was.  I 
wonder what others saw at those times?