It’s Friday so that means we’re once again hosting our live weekly chat about the week’s events tonight at 7:00 pm PST , or as we call it, Vox Populi. All members are cordially invited to join in on this fast moving, always fun and enlightening real-time live chat.
You can participate in one of two locations. There will be a Vox Populi widget added shortly before Vox Populi begins, in the right hand column on any page (please make sure to refresh/reload your screen around 7:00 pm so you can see it) or you can go to the full Vox Populi page which you can find under the Live Events menu item at the top of the page. For your convenience, here is a direct link to our Vox Populi page:
You can also adjust the size of the chat window (for more convenient access to the comment box) by clicking on the “+” and “-” signs above and to the right of the comment box.
As with posting comments, the primary rule when participating in Vox Populi is, no personal criticisms or attacks. You can argue against anyone’s opinions as strongly as you wish but the way we maintain the civility here is by forcing members to sign up for CatFancier.com…whoops, I mean by having a zero tolerance for personal attacks. You can express strong feelings towards any issue or opinion here but never towards a fellow member.
As for out format, it is pretty open. When there is a new Discussion Topic from the moderator (which is often me but may be other members at other times), IT WILL APPEAR IN ALL CAPS. We do try to encourage folks to stay somewhat on topic and switch to new topics when they’re presented but that’s not a rule, just a request to keep the chat from getting too muddled and hard to follow with crosstalk about multiple topics.
Also, the best way to reply to someone else’s comment so they’ll see it is to begin your comment with the name of the person you’re replying to. For example:
“Kalima – That was an excellent point you made, totally agree!”
One other note, if you are scrolled to the top of the chat, it will automatically scroll down with new comments, unless you’re catching up with previous comments (which is common), it’s handiest to stay scrolled up to the top of them.
We’re really looking forward to welcoming our new members to Vox as well as our fantastic regulars.
Hope to see you then!