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2009 virtual conference: Do we participate by writing or by speakerphone?
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J A Lawrence  Identity Verified
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do we
participate by writing or by speakerphone?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-09-30 14:17 GMT]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2010-06-03 15:50 GMT]


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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
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The former, I suppose. Sep 30, 2009

Will the conference start soon? I thought it had been scheduled for 10 GMT, but it's 10:37 now, and I cannot log in.

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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Natalia Mackevich wrote:

Will the conference start soon? I thought it had been scheduled for 10 GMT, but it's 10:37 now, and I cannot log in.


10 AM GMT is 12 PM at GMT+2... And you are on the GMT+1 time zone, so the VC will start at 11 AM your time. You can see this by comparing the time zones displayed under our respective profile pictures.

[Edited at 2009-09-30 09:42 GMT]


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Drew MacFadyen
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Participation by chat only for this event Sep 30, 2009

Take a look at the FAQ, the countdown, scheduled networking times and more at http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences

Hope to see everyone in 20 minutes

Drew


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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
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But I live in London! Isn't it GMT? Sep 30, 2009

Laurent KRAULAND wrote:

Natalia Mackevich wrote:

Will the conference start soon? I thought it had been scheduled for 10 GMT, but it's 10:37 now, and I cannot log in.


10 AM GMT is 12 PM at GMT+2... And you are on the GMT+1 time zone, so the VC will start at 11 AM your time.

[Edited at 2009-09-30 09:41 GMT]


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Drew MacFadyen
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London is still on BST and 1 hour off GMT Sep 30, 2009

London is on British Summer Time and not GMT for another 3 weeks

Drew


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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GMT yes, but DST I assume Sep 30, 2009

Natalia Mackevich wrote:

Laurent KRAULAND wrote:

Natalia Mackevich wrote:

Will the conference start soon? I thought it had been scheduled for 10 GMT, but it's 10:37 now, and I cannot log in.


10 AM GMT is 12 PM at GMT+2... And you are on the GMT+1 time zone, so the VC will start at 11 AM your time.

[Edited at 2009-09-30 09:41 GMT]


Daylight saving time, so you are currently on GMT+1...


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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
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Oh, of course! Thank you. Sep 30, 2009

I should have checked it earlier...

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Tarjuma India  Identity Verified
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What is time difference between DST & GMT Sep 30, 2009

I always thought only about GMT. Could you please give me the time difference between GMT and DST. Where there are other - like Winter time?

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adedamola
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Just the info I was searching for Sep 30, 2009

This is just the info I was searching for now

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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
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Teething problems? Sep 30, 2009

1. The photo upload is still a no-go, even with a photo of 100x92 pixels. And the Unisfair support staff gave me a support message that is partly meaningless and partly too complicated to go through - and submitting yet another support ticket to them involves jumping through so many hoops that I am not bothering. Meaningless avatars rule! But that doesn't matter, because ...

2. Networking is a bit of a let-down. I can see about four to six avatars and names at a time, with text in a silly minuscule size - and if I select my language pair and specialism I am told that there are 1000 hits. Anyone here willing to scroll through 1000 hits six at a time?
Oh yes, there is a view that claims to give me 25 icons/names at a time, but only about half are actually displayed, and I have to manually grab the right hand scroll bar to see the rest (although at that size I can't meaningfully "see" anything).

3. The ProZ prize draw is dependent on completing an "examination" answering questions of detail about all parts of the conference site. (Back to school anyone?) I appreciate that ProZ wants to force me to look in detail at all the sponsor pages, but no thanks, I will look in detail at the ones that I want to look at.

I realise that it's too late to do anything about these points in this virtual conference, but they are perhaps worth bearing in mind in any future conferences.


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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
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Speaking of the ProZ survey... Sep 30, 2009

There are no questions in some of the required fields, and the booths contain no survey questions, as far as I see.

[Edited at 2009-09-30 12:41 GMT]


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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
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@Natalia Sep 30, 2009

Natalia Mackevich wrote:
There are no questions in some of the required fields, and the booths contain no survey questions, as far as I see.

Probably you have to "go" to their presentation and remember how many commas there were on slide 23


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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
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Numbers Sep 30, 2009

Early in the conference I wrote:
... if I select my language pair and specialism I am told that there are 1000 hits. Anyone here willing to scroll through 1000 hits six at a time? ...

I see that now (about 3 hours later) there seem to be a mere 70 people on-line.
I wonder if that is a reflection on the small type, slow loading of pages, confusing navigation etc.?
I certainly plan to listen to Daniel Benito in a few minutes. But that will probably be more or less the last item on today's experiment for me.

[Edited at 2009-09-30 13:05 GMT]


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Henry Dotterer
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70? More like 2000 Sep 30, 2009

Victor Dewsbery wrote:
Early in the conference I wrote:
... if I select my language pair and specialism I am told that there are 1000 hits. Anyone here willing to scroll through 1000 hits six at a time? ...

I see that now (about 3 hours later) there seem to be a mere 70 people on-line.

There are about 2000 people in the environment right now. You may be looking at the number present in a given area


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