Re: [Tools-discuss] updating interim meeting with webex

Henrik Levkowetz <> Fri, 03 April 2020 12:01 UTC

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Hi Christian,

On 2020-04-03 13:13, Christian Hopps wrote:
> Hi Henrik,
> Just did an update to the second interim. It generated a pretty
> unreadable announcement to LSR WG. It looks like it inserted our
> agenda (which is in HTML) entirely quoted into the email so it looks
> like a bunch of gibberish.

Ugh.  Ok, will fix.

> Also worth mentioning on the experience, not assigning your webex
> details get's the scheduled email sent from iesg-secretary with a
> link pointing to a webex room for the WG which simply queues folks up
> to be ignored while the actual meeting is running.

Huh.  Was this because the webex room for the WG didn't function, or
because there wasn't a chair there?

> This was bad for
> us (LSR) as at least one perspective (active) participant did not
> figure out to check the agenda (or the followup mails) that included
> the real webex details, and gave up.

Ugh.  Ok.

> The email auto generate function should probably not include a
> generic link the WG webex account as it does the wrong thing.

Ok; however that begs the question of why not use the WG webex account
for the interim?

> I think if the interim scheduling page would have just required me to
> setup the webex first and provide the details, I would have figured
> this all out in the correct order, and it would have worked much
> better. So maybe there shouldn't be an option for leaving the field
> blank? I dunno.

Right.  It would certainly be best not to send out the email until the
webex information is correct.

Thanks for the feedback!

Best regards,


> Thanks,
> Chris.
>> On Apr 3, 2020, at 6:49 AM, Henrik Levkowetz <> wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> On 2020-04-03 12:30, Christian Hopps wrote:
>>> When I scheduled my 2 virtual interims for LSR I didn't have the
>>> webex details yet. It said something about assigning later, so I
>>> thought I was OK.
>>> In any case I set them up after and couldn't find how to update the
>>> interim meetings with this information. I was hoping this would be
>>> added to the calendar entries too.
>> Right.  I see that the link to the interim request which should be
>> visible at the top of the interim meeting details page doesn't show
>> for you.  I'll fix that in the next release (I just did one that
>> enhanced the Upcoming Meetings page, 6.124.0; too bad).  
>> However, you should be able to go directly to the interim request page, 
>> for instance, and at the bottom left find an 'Edit' button that should
>> take you to a form where you can update the webex info.
>> As soon as the new release is out, the Upcoming Meetings page will
>> provide links to session agenda, materials, etherpad, and webex, similar
>> to the buttons for in-person meeting sessions.
>>> How does one update the interim with new webex info? Will this be
>>> added to the calendar?
>> Yes, it should.  Please let me know if there are any hiccups.
>> Best regards,
>> 	Henrik
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