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The Bad Astronomer
2008-Feb-25, 09:49 PM
Hey BABlogees and BAUTers-

I want to do the live video chat on a regular weekly basis (and maybe even more often in the future). However, I'm not sure what day is best. The time needs to be in the late afternoon/early evening Mountain (US) Time for me, but the day is pretty much open. So I've started this poll to see what everyone else thinks.

There are only 5 options allowed, so I lumped Fri/Sat/Sun into one day -- if any one of those days is good for you, vote for that option. If it gets a huge number of votes, then I'll do a second poll to narrow it down.

Gillianren
2008-Feb-25, 11:54 PM
Friday's out for me; it's my therapy day. Saturday, I have Planned Social Activities. (Hanging out with a couple of friends.) But any other day is fine.

shasocastris
2008-Feb-26, 12:13 AM
Sunday night sounds like a plan for me. I never do anything then.

Cheers!

Moya
2008-Feb-26, 12:25 AM
I say Sunday, its not like us skeptics do anything on that day. ;)

Boreas
2008-Feb-26, 12:31 AM
I'd say Friday, as early as possible.

KaiYeves
2008-Feb-26, 12:59 AM
I say weekend, we kids have homework afternoon and evening all the other days.

JanieBelle
2008-Feb-26, 01:22 AM
Sunday night.

ThinkingMom
2008-Feb-26, 03:57 AM
The day doesn't matter as much to me as advance notice so that I can be sure my daughter is otherwise occupied/supervised during that time. :)

ThinCritter
2008-Feb-26, 04:05 AM
A weekend is best so as to give us Aussies a chance to participate. Evening in Boulder equates to very early morning for us.

a.real.girl
2008-Feb-26, 04:55 AM
Sunday night. Just like my girlcrush Janie.

bragoria
2008-Feb-26, 06:20 AM
Days of the week aside, a live chat should be held as close as possible to the end of the calendar month so that people (like myself) with a limited download allocation can burn their spare change on something educational!

I don't know what other countries are like, but in Australia, ISP Broadband plans are usually capped and limit you to only a few GB per month. It's a monthly tradition to burn this on useless crap. I urge Phil in the strongest terms to put an end to this barbaric practice.

...and regarding this month, surely a live chat on February 29 is relevant to Astronomy! :lol:

Iris
2008-Feb-26, 01:54 PM
Friday night for me!

Early results are in: monday sucks. :X

Skeptic_Al
2008-Feb-26, 08:32 PM
Weekend nights are better for your non-US participants (so we can sleep in next morning!)

Gillianren
2008-Feb-26, 11:40 PM
I don't know what other countries are like, but in Australia, ISP Broadband plans are usually capped and limit you to only a few GB per month.

Ours is unlimited.

The Bad Astronomer
2008-Feb-27, 10:56 PM
Well, Sunday is certainly the front runner. I'll probably do one again this Sunday, and see how it goes.

The Backroad Astronomer
2008-Feb-29, 07:26 AM
well with the weekends a have 50/50 chance of those days off.

malevy
2008-Feb-29, 08:30 PM
Do we have to keep checking the boards to find out the day or will you send out an email

Well, Sunday is certainly the front runner. I'll probably do one again this Sunday, and see how it goes.

Tinaa
2008-Mar-01, 11:53 AM
http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/02/29/next-live-videochat-sunday-at-400-mt/

The Bad Astronomer
2008-Mar-01, 05:41 PM
Heh, thanks Tinaa. I was just about to post that. :)