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London Rationalist Meetups bikeshed painting thread

3 Post author: taw 08 June 2009 01:56AM

Something that came up on each of our three meetups so far was that people want more participation on things like format, place, and meeting times.

Currently these are:

  • 5th View cafe on top of Waterstones bookstore near Piccadilly Circus
  • First weekend of each month
  • Casual chat format

But these were just the first point we hit in the optimization space. They work, but that doesn't mean there isn't something that could work better.

So everyone who wants to discuss them, here's the place.

Comments (10)

Comment author: RichardKennaway 11 June 2009 10:13:43AM 1 point [-]

I'd like to get to one of these, but London is a bit of a step for me from Norwich, so only weekends are practical, and preferably a Sunday. In other words, exactly the arrangements so far. I would have come last time, but on the day I was just too tired from earlier exertions.

I expect to be taking a holiday for part of August, but not actually going away anywhere, so I would be able to synchronise with the dates CannibalSmith offered.

Comment author: pre 11 June 2009 07:48:30AM *  1 point [-]

One, probably not very useful, possibility is of course to turn up at the Subgenius party I'm running. It'll be loud and noisy and not particularly rational (after all, most of the point is to highlight irrationality by mocking and exaggerating it), but fun and weird.

Personally I'm far too busy to meet anywhere else before that though. And indeed, I'll be busy all night long at the show too, up on stage for five minutes out of every hour introducing the acts etc.

Still. You're all invited anyway.

Comment author: hrishimittal 11 June 2009 12:59:36PM 0 points [-]

That looks wicked!

Comment author: pre 11 June 2009 04:30:42PM 0 points [-]

Thanks, I think it shall be one of the best End Of The World Shows we've ever done. And this is at least number twelve :)

For anyone who's never done it, I thoroughly recommend climbing on a soap-box in silly clothes and ranting a load of nonsense at speakers corner like you're an insane nutcase. Liberating for it to be so obvious for a change.

Comment author: ciphergoth 10 June 2009 08:01:39AM *  1 point [-]

I would prefer a weekday.

Comment author: hrishimittal 08 June 2009 09:57:26AM 0 points [-]

I've never been actively part of an online community before, so I'm a bit scared to come along. I do find this group interesting though, so I might come to the next meetup.

I don't mind the place as long as it's quiet, but prefer the format to be casual. Except for Tuesday, any day of the week is fine by me.

Comment author: CannibalSmith 08 June 2009 04:14:41AM *  0 points [-]

And I quote myself:

How about the evening of Wed Aug 19, Thu Aug 20, Tue Aug 25, or Wed Aug 26? Or are weekdays out of the question?

Comment author: MichaelHoward 15 June 2009 05:06:15PM *  0 points [-]

Weekend afternoons prefered (if there's no extrobrittania meeting on) but I can normally make any weekday evening except Thursday.

Comment author: taw 08 June 2009 04:24:53AM 0 points [-]

If people want weekdays, I'm fine with that. My assumption was that more people would be free on weekends.

Comment author: CannibalSmith 14 June 2009 11:58:16AM 0 points [-]

I've booked the tickets. I arrive on Tuesday night (Aug 18), leave on Thursday afternoon (Aug 27).