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SPB-Cooperator Zoom Etiquette (30) RE: Zoom Etiquette 23 May 21

Two things I wish zoom hosts would do are:

(1) Turn OFF audio 'notifications' when a person joins the session - hearing the 'doorbell' over the speaker is distracting and often drowns out what the speaker is saying.

(2) Turn off pop-up chat message notifications. Typing in the chat box in a meeting is bad enough *see my earlier common about meetings within meetings) - but seeing the messages popping up is as bad as shouting across a room.

I must admit, though, this tends not to happen in folkie sessions but more of an occurrence at political party meetings.

Oh and a third one; disable screen share, but temporarily enable it when requested by a singer or speaker. This happened at a meeting (not folk or music) where a disruptive participant kept sharing screens while a councillor was trying to provide an update. In a folk club this would be like someone with a loud or amplified instrument deliberately launching into a tune drowning out a quieter unaccompanied singer.

These examples show the need for two people to run any sort of zoom session, the chair/MC and the host/bouncer.

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