[Community] Stammtisch.

David Heath dheath.pr at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 14:54:03 CEST 2014


Mumble is light weight and open source but TeamSpeak has a nice feature
called 3d voice, which allows users to equalize their perceived volume and
stereo balance of each other user. This is done graphically and I believe
can be configured to map automatically. This could give a more realistic
conversation experience. TeamSpeak also has a far more advanced user
permissions system and a few more features than Mumble but it is a bit
heavier and I do not believe it is open source. In any case, I do not think
streaming video from a live event is necessary at this point.

A web forum, mailing list, and VoIP/IM server should accommodate a wide
variety of users and encourage communication but I am concerned that these
options might cause us to fall out of touch with each other. If some users
only ever communicate on the forum, for example, how do they know what
we've discussed on the mailing list or in voice?
On Jun 22, 2014 6:00 AM, <community-request at openphoenux.org> wrote:

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>    1. Re: Social Media - What's "Stammtisch" in English?
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>    2. Re: Social Media - What's "Stammtisch" in English?
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> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:39:37 +0200
> From: wonderphone at posteo.de
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> Subject: Re: [Community] Social Media - What's "Stammtisch" in
>         English?
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> Hi all,
>
> Thank you for all your posts giving me piece of mind. I have never used
> Facebook or any other social media service for the reasons laid out by
> you. I feared missing a great thing. But, that doesn't seem to be the
> case.
>
> Fine. Let's keep social media at a low priority and tackle the
> important things first.
>
> Is there any means to internationalize the Munich based Stammtisch? For
> those not familiar with German culture: A Stammtisch is a regular
> informal round-table in a bar where you can meet and greet people, talk
> nonsense and sometimes stumble into serious topics.
>
> Would it make sense to organize a Stammtisch via VoIP,  Mumble,
> palava.tv ? Or have a one hour and a half window of the real Stammtisch
> transmitted live to individuals scattered around the rest of the world
> -- with bidirectional communication, of course?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Oliver
>
>
>
> Am 21.06.2014 06:47 schrieb jakobdee at openmailbox.org:
> > Its notable the architecture of Google+ when it came into
> > existence,directly resembles the already existing beta of *Diaspora ;)
> > I would tend to agree with you,David ... i have an ambiguous attitude
> > to social media ... i just feel i dont need it ... however i know
> > quite a few people who find it enjoyable,or even essential ... and
> > alternatives to the unpleasantness that is Facebook/Google+ would be
> > welcome ... i guess the choices are *Diaspora uses Ruby libraries and
> > Frendica or http://gnu.io/ tend to be Php ... some others to consider
> > are http://www.mediagoblin.org/ or
> > http://www.tribler.org/trac/wiki/whatIsTribler ... best of luck :)
> >
> > On 2014-06-20 12:53, David Heath wrote:
> >> I don't really like the social media model in general. I think
> >> communication is simply better when it's more personal and I take
> >> particular issue with cheap, trendy services like Facebook. The
> >> blogging model is a bit more sensible since it is designed to be
> >> informational but I am too lazy to go around reading different blogs.
> >> Email, RSS, and real-time communication services like IM and VoIP are
> >> ideal for me but simple web forums and mailing lists are also useful
> >> for certain communities. In my opinion, Google+ is the best social
> >> media site because it is so well designed and compartmentalized; it
> >> feels more like a blogging site than conventional, friend-oriented
> >> social media. My preference aside, I have worked for marketing firms
> >> and social media platforms are a goldmine for advertising. I think a
> >> social media presence will be necessary to scale our community but it
> >> is best to hold off until we have solidified out infrastructure. It
> >> is
> >> likely to delude our community so I would prefer to see a formal
> >> business entity with clear leadership established before we play for
> >> the mass market. Shipping and upgrading phones should be the current
> >> priority.
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> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:44:22 -0500
> From: Jonathan Busby <jonathanbusby at gmail.com>
> To: OpenPhoenux Community <community at openphoenux.org>
> Subject: Re: [Community] Social Media - What's "Stammtisch" in
>         English?
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> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM,  <wonderphone at posteo.de> wrote:
> > Is there any means to internationalize the Munich based Stammtisch? For
> > those not familiar with German culture: A Stammtisch is a regular
> informal
> > round-table in a bar where you can meet and greet people, talk nonsense
> and
> > sometimes stumble into serious topics.
> >
> > Would it make sense to organize a Stammtisch via VoIP,  Mumble,
> palava.tv ?
> > Or have a one hour and a half window of the real Stammtisch transmitted
> live
> > to individuals scattered around the rest of the world -- with
> bidirectional
> > communication, of course?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Oliver
>
> Well, in America we have meetups ( www.meetup.com ) and the like,
> similar to the German version I guess, but I like the idea.
>
> As for what communications software to use, I prefer Skype, because it
> has excellent sound quality ( I talk to my friend in Greece all the
> time ).and echo cancellation ( I can use it without headphones ).
>
> Regards,
>
> Jonathan
>
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