Transcribing sessions and activities is a great way to encourage interaction and involvement with people who could not make it to a FUDCon. It also gives a working log of the session and combines the best of both IRC and Face to Face meetings. There is most likely quite some undiscovered potential that other contributors will ultimately discover. We can also score cyperpunk points for creating virtual spaces linked with real ones.
Transcribing is a simple process. While doing a session, one or two people volunteer to spend their time transcribing and summarizing what is being said. By keeping a running flow on the conversation, it makes it possible to get real time information on a running session. Feel free to summarize long statements and strip away some verbal cues. Since information in the signal is lost on IRC anyways, the goal is to keep the flow moving rather than contracting terminally fatal RSI from typing too much.
When transcribing, there will also be people commenting on IRC in response to comments.
- When saying 'foo says:' use the Real Life name if possible. This prevents highlites in IRC and allows watchers to differentiate between RL activity and IRC activity.