[Noisebridge-discuss] Come to Noisebridge today/night and this weekend!

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 11 20:56:25 PST 2011


> From: gopiballava at gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:58:32 -0800
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Come to Noisebridge today/night and this	weekend!
> 
> On Nov 11, 2011, at 17:45, "Danny O'Brien" <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> 
> > Yeah, it's supposed to be a way of calling a semi-random selection of
> > people if you don't see anyone around in the space who can help. When
> > you call it, you're dropped into a conference call, and a bunch of
> > other people are paged and urged to call into the conference call too.
> 
> Perhaps the system can prompt the caller to briefly summarize the issue before connecting them?
> 
> "I can't remember whether the anode is the short or long leg on an LED" would make people unconcerned if the caller hung up. 
> 
> Conversely, "There's some strange guy with a chainsaw" as the message would leave a different impression if the caller didn't respond. 
> 
> (I've never called or answered 311, so I'm just speculating)
I've also never called NB 311, but I have often been the recipient of the eerie email, and there is no way to know what the call is about. Is there a way for there to be an outgoing message that lets the caller know that they have just entered a conference call, and that Noisebridge volunteers are being pages, and then urges the person to stay on the line (if it's possible, without it causing the caller to be in an uncomfortable position) to wait for NB people to enter the conference call? Or, maybe this is already the case?  If so, pardon my ignorance. Mitch.  		 	   		  
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