Quarantine Hobby Meetup (Virtual)
posted April 7, 2020 4:58 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 18 at 4:00 PM
Hey y'all - let's have a virtual meetup! The theme is "Quarantine Hobbies" - let's share our tales of dead sourdough starter, failed crops, ugly sweaters, bad television!
My preference is to do this on a weekend closer to the evening. I don't have one of those fancy upgraded Zoom accounts that lets you go more than 40 minutes, so please share if you do. How does April 18th at 4:00 PM (Eastern) sound?
posted by oceanjesse to Online (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I like it!
posted by GrammarMoses at 5:23 AM on April 8, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sounds fun! I'm in. If someone would be so kind as to ping me when we have a confirmed date via MeMail or (even better, Twitter @davidprovost) I would greatly appreciate it. Between needing to limit my internet intake for sanity purposes and Animal Crossing, I'm not on MeFi too much these days. Thanks for proposing this, oceanjesse.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:27 PM on April 8, 2020 [1 favorite]

Since this will be an online meetup should it be opened to people outside of the Triangle area?
posted by ardgedee at 6:32 PM on April 8, 2020 [2 favorites]

Either date works for me. But be warned, there may be a full demo of the diy yoga bolster I started tonight.
posted by tuesdayschild at 8:28 PM on April 8, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sounds good!
posted by societypages at 1:59 PM on April 14, 2020

Does anyone have an actual good Zoom account that won't kick everyone off after 40 minutes?
posted by oceanjesse at 11:48 AM on April 16, 2020

I'm in .. i don't know you guys and am .. well not tooo far from durham but not exactly near... but would be fun to meet you.. was hoping something virtual like this would emerge under "irl"!

I'm hoping this is not the same time as my my bookgroup tomorrow which I have to check on..

have a zoom account i could perhaps lend to the cause. ..
posted by elgee at 11:19 PM on April 17, 2020 [1 favorite]

elgee - yes, that would be great! Thank you for offering to lend your zooms! Please post a zoom link in the thread if you would be so willing!
posted by oceanjesse at 12:15 PM on April 18, 2020

whew! just remembered to check here/my memail.. we are on for 4? i .. will assume that and post a zoom link here soon.
posted by elgee at 12:18 PM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Elgee: I very strongly recommend deleting your comment and memailing the info to participants instead.
posted by ardgedee at 12:55 PM on April 18, 2020

hmm, someone from the durham IRL meetup who suggested it asked me to post in the thread.. i can memail folks, though.. I figured I could just leave it up for an hour or so and then delete it.

Oy, perhaps it has already been scraped!!! hopefully not though..

I will now go investigate how to delete comments here..
posted by elgee at 1:00 PM on April 18, 2020

We’re in the zoom! I think the password helps delay the hijacking?
posted by oceanjesse at 1:13 PM on April 18, 2020

Here's what I ended up making:

Here's what I had intended it to visually resemble:
posted by ardgedee at 3:24 PM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

elgee: Message the mods and they can take care of it -- either flag your own post and select "flag with note" or click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.
posted by ardgedee at 7:03 AM on April 19, 2020

[Deleted that - yes, ardegee is right: flag or contact us with deletion requests. Hope it was a fun zoom!]
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:24 PM on April 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

Oh hell, it looks like I missed this. I’ve been heads down at work and completely spaced it. I hope it was fun!
posted by GrammarMoses at 2:44 PM on April 24, 2020

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