Re: Closing the queue

Jen Linkova <> Fri, 30 July 2021 22:25 UTC

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From: Jen Linkova <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:24:59 +1000
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Subject: Re: Closing the queue
To: Fred Baker <>
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On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 6:33 AM Fred Baker <> wrote:
> I would suggest that one say “I’m closing the queue after <nam>”, and have a way to tell meet echo that it should stop putting new people in the queue.

Actually I'd say that "hard lock" might be suboptimal - sometimes we
might still want people joining after the queue is closed as an
exception - like an AD making comments etc. In real life even after
the queue is closed people still can jump to the mic to respond to
comments etc.
Personally I'd be very happy if I can click on "closing the queue in
15 secs" and the queue section goes, for example, orange  and the
title says "QUEUE: CLOSING". After 15 sec it goes red(*) and marked as
As a result it's clearly visible for the participants that it's closed
and for the chairs that they need to re-open before/during the next
talk, white there is still possible to join it.

(*) color examples are chosen randomly and might not accommodate
color-blind cases.

> Sent from my iPad
> > On Jul 29, 2021, at 6:58 PM, Jen Linkova <> wrote:
> >
> > While I'm very happy with Meetecho (wow, I've just managed to chair a
> > session single-handed!), there is one missing feature which would make
> > me very happy.
> >
> > Wouldn't it be great if we have a button to mark the queue "closed"?
> > It might be just me but I really, really hate interrupting people just
> > to say "I'm closing the queue after". Having smth like "The queue will
> > be closed in 5..4..3..2..1" would be even better..
> >
> > Is there anyone else missing this feature? Or I'm just not aware of
> > the best current practices in keeping the session on time?
> >
> > --
> > SY, Jen Linkova aka Furry
> >

SY, Jen Linkova aka Furry