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

Christian Hopps <> Fri, 03 April 2020 11:37 UTC

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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.

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. 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.

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

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.


> 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