[SWLUG] Re: Quietest Meeting Ever

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Mar 30 14:59:46 UTC 2006

On Thu Mar 30 15:41:37 2006, Jonathan Wright wrote:
> How about Thursday :) Seams not to come up that often!

True, but if you add this rule, it will do. You have:

Monday (2), Tuesday (1), Wednesday (2), Thursday (1), Friday (1), 
Saturday (3), Sunday (2)

(That's across the next 12 months, avoiding the last entry in your 

Note that this is exactly half on the weekend. It won't always be, 
it'll normally be slightly more weekday than weekend, but the next 
two years are not favourable. (April 2008 - April 2009 will be better 
for you.)

By moving all the weekend meeting dates to a single fixed day (and 
Thursday or Tuesday is fine - Tuesday gets April 2007 as you point 
out, but 10th May 2007 is Thursday, so there's little difference), 
then the majority of meetings will be on that day - 7 out of 12. In 
fact, if you can't make that particular day, you're looking at 
regularly missing two meetings in a row, and sometimes more, so 
you'll need to pick that day with as much care as you'd pick a fixed 
day each month.

Of course, if people don't mind meetings on a weekend, a fixed date 
will work better, but I suspect that's not the case, whatever the 
poll actually says.

           You see things; and you say "Why?"
   But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
    - George Bernard Shaw

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