Wetfish Town Hall Meeting

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Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2022, 07:43:11 pm »
Does anybody even care about these meetings?

If we didn't care, we wouldn't keep showing up.


Town Hall May 2022
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"haven't used mumble in a hot minute" edition

Business
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- new version of our charity client's site being launched this month
- currently redesigning the UI for our podcasting client
- wiki, image uploader, linkrot on forums means autohosting for embeds, matrix server + bridge w/ ansible deploy... help!
- rachel really really needs help for devops.  contracted (another) someone that didn't work out.  She can't take on a junior because she has zero spare resources for management.
- need help from someone who doesn't have wealth as a primary motivator

Nature Conservation
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- a month of drought caused the stream to dry out, but a week of rain is forecast
- compost pile doing well, very most, rich loam after only a year
- the trail is leveled-out, incremental improvement
- still need an ecological assesment expert

Community and Community Tools
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- Twenty or thirty people showed up for a wetfish meet-up last month, the "billion second party."  Good time was had by all, first face-to-face meeting for many.
- rachel gonna try different methods for stress relief
- nicefish made some commits to the forums but they've yet to be deployed
- rachel would like to overhaul the wiki, it's a memedump, is a wiki the best tool for this emergent purpose?
- need to upgrade matrix software
- would we move off mumble to something newer, like jitsi?
  - mumble client just works on all devices, esp during long roadtrips.
  - mumble has a bad echo problem when people talk over each other
- rachel would like to overhaul the forums.  What can we do with the forums that isn't yet another internet forums thing?  Give thread starters more admin control over the thread.
- "more and more of the internet is orienting users to be consumers. I want users to feel like creators.  I liked the old internet where everyone had their own webpage, like geocities, a level playing field where everyone had their own space."
- thx kate for re-implementing the .comic feature
- depression chats, uuuuuuugh.  emotional support yes, but hugbox no.  Its hard to get shit done when there's people in the foreground whose only presence is talking about why they can't.  Make a #feelings room?

Homework for rachel
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- write out what she wants, in a way that people can understand

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2022, 06:04:32 pm »
Town Hall June
housing bubble can come anytime now edition

Community News
- concern about one person being more crazy than usual, but they disappeared
- rachel went to Canada to see BeSwift at an anime con
- nicefish had a car accident, in the hospital.  Used Jitsi to videochat using a mere webbrowser; nicefish was stuck with a locked-down tablet. meleeman had a vtuber rig.
- luke and crit boardgaming it up
- emilypi and kakama went to New York City together
- egirl hotel will be shutdown, egirl hotel 2.0 "catgirl condo" is in the works and won't be three miles away

Biz and Ops
- interviewed some candidates, still looking for devops hire
- eva set up a DigitalOcean server ... but its unused
- Big Fudging Deal: the "moon" contract is happening. "this is the space-internet control panel" We need humans!  Supposed to be a year contract but they want to do a series of short-term contracts. OpenWRT? networking handled by someone else making radiation-hardened FPGAs.
- homework from last month carrying over to write a mission statement, and a list of goals, need help explaining to other people wtf is wetfish, also so rachel can swap out this stuff from her brain so she isn't stressed being the fulcrum for everything.

Nature Conservation
- getting brain(?) for the past week which is nice
- using a livestraw to drink mountain water
- digging a hobbit house
- neighbour asked for rachel to build a road but nobody's used it (freakin speculators)
- next lot over is up for sale
- want to make a deer-skeleton pentagram, something to welcome emilypi


Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2022, 11:19:07 pm »
Were there minutes from the July Town Hall?

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2022, 11:54:55 pm »
Were there minutes from the July Town Hall?

evidently not,

but basically I made a list of things that needs to be done in the community and discussed them

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# Wetfish Planning
## Most Important Tasks
- Upgrading the matrix server
- Automatic updates for IRC config changes
  - Make sure we include the cronjob to update letsencrypt certificates!
- Automatic updates for all other projects
  - CI/CD pipeline?

## Cool Ideas
- Network status monitor
- Better documentation for EVERYTHING???
- Bot docs
- A STANDARD for bots???
- Geographically distributed hub servers

## Main Website (wetfish.net)
- What should it even be?
- I don't like the blog that hasn't been updated since 2019
- Should the wiki become the wetifsh home page again?
- Should we have something else?
- Some kind of dedicated page explaining what Wetfish is?

## Nature Conservancy (wetfish.org)
- Design team is currently working on finishing the designs for the nature conservancy site

## Hosting & Short URLs (wet.fish)
- Finish UI for wetfish uploader
- Prototype key-based auth system in the wild
- We need a design

## Login System (login.wet.fish??)
- What domain should this even use?
- Currently using login.wetfish.net, but the old login system sucks

## Forums (wetfishonline.com)
- Should we have a redirect for forums.wetfish.net to wetfishonline??
- It's really old and needs to be updated to php7
- Needs to be more fun & interactive
- Should be able to post URLs to images and videos and auto-embed them

## Wiki (wiki.wetfish.net)
- It's really old and needs to be updated to php7
- Add support for nested lists

## Event Management Software (playa.software)
- It's moderately old and needs to be updated to laravel 9

## Meme Generator (majorleague.website)
- Front-end needs to be rewritten to use Vue or Svelte
- Back-end needs to exist

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Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2022, 06:24:50 pm »
It's fucking August, and it's rachel's birthday this month. Driving to Canada with Avery to see Swifty and Quicksand.

Everyone who noticed matrix on Android there's an encoding bug, something about ampersands and HTML encoding.  So far everyone who's been tasked with fixing it got overwhelmed, so rachel hired a service (not servant) to fix it, recommended by the docker container maintainers

Also need to update IRC server, max # of allowed channels for a single user, so the matrix bridge (bot) can't join every channel. rachel needs a #moonfish channel yesterday, gosh darn it!

Hired two more people.  Contract ended with Waves (thank goodness), so we can work on moon stuff.  Got re-hired for the moon job.  Hired Weazy to do moon stuff, maybe for server config stuff too.  Rachel can't talk about the wifi access point's missle hardpoints -- because she signed an NDA.  Thousand-page requirements document from NASA, whoopie!

Nature Conservatory:  need a mini PC for the weather station, the arduino we have now needs rebooting weekly, and that sucks.  Rainfall got us a minor flood hooray.  Getting free compost from a food rescue, mixing with hay.  Unfinished compost smells very bad.  rachel needs help moving logs around to build terraces.  meleeman always has fun working the land. Rachel posted Dan's mock-ups of the new Wetfish Conservation website.

Rachel sounds like she's in a bathroom stall because she's got a fan cooling her off.  ceph sounds like a Half-Life 1 marine.

Grousing about videos that have sponsor messages diluting content, rachel recommended "sponsor-block," mozai and ceph just seek past the first third of the video.

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Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2022, 08:09:58 pm »
Hey y'all, the last two town halls got skipped due to schedule conflicts. It seems like the 1st of the month thing is difficult to schedule around because it's always on a different day every month.

Maybe it would be better to always do town hall meetings on the first Monday of the month, an hour before anime night? Basically everyone who shows up for town hall shows up for anime night anyway

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Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2022, 07:32:29 am »
Hey y'all, the last two town halls got skipped due to schedule conflicts. It seems like the 1st of the month thing is difficult to schedule around because it's always on a different day every month.

Maybe it would be better to always do town hall meetings on the first Monday of the month, an hour before anime night? Basically everyone who shows up for town hall shows up for anime night anyway

First Monday of the month an hour before anime sounds smart. You are right, our mundane schedules tend to based on weeks, not months. Doing it on anime night gives an incentive / momentum to show up, an incentive to end the meeting on time, and yea. Is this an official change then?

So, next Wetfish Town Hall is Monday November 7th, 6pm MTN - is that correct?

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2022, 10:46:18 am »
What is Wetfish to you?
I finally found an apt answer for this question.
The answer being: I think it's best described as "a good chunk of internet".

Of all that which the internet offers, I find Wetfish providing the better experience.
It's all-around helpful.
It doesn't have any real bounds on what it is, just that it keeps up to par on quality for whatever it becomes.

Regardless, it's primarily a community, so perhaps I should just say "it's a genuine piece of the social net" instead.
use Foon™

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2022, 07:33:06 pm »
first of every month seems great, just because adjusting otherwise will throw people off. it'd be nice if people could come back five years later, and the set meeting time is still the same as before. it establishes uh, the idea of permanency.

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2022, 11:46:18 pm »
first of every month seems great, just because adjusting otherwise will throw people off. it'd be nice if people could come back five years later, and the set meeting time is still the same as before. it establishes uh, the idea of permanency.

Are you saying the first *day* of every month, like it has been, or agreeing with changing it to the first *Monday* of every month?

Because I think a problem Rachel is addressing is that there isn't enough attendance as it is now. So, if people came back in five years, there wouldn't be any townhalls on any day if we keep the status quo, because she'll stop running them.

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2022, 06:25:13 pm »
Hey y'all, the last two town halls got skipped due to schedule conflicts. It seems like the 1st of the month thing is difficult to schedule around because it's always on a different day every month.

Maybe it would be better to always do town hall meetings on the first Monday of the month, an hour before anime night? Basically everyone who shows up for town hall shows up for anime night anyway

First Monday of the month an hour before anime sounds smart. You are right, our mundane schedules tend to based on weeks, not months. Doing it on anime night gives an incentive / momentum to show up, an incentive to end the meeting on time, and yea. Is this an official change then?

So, next Wetfish Town Hall is Monday November 7th, 6pm MTN - is that correct?

I also vote for first Monday of every month an hour before Anime night.
aka luke

Re: Wetfish Town Hall Meeting
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2022, 05:55:06 pm »
:(
aka luke