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Lobby arrival area#4

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An area where people come to first before entering the event. Just like a reception desk in a real conference.

7 months ago

How do people envision this to be? I would love to hear everyone’s ideas around this, what do you all expect for this feature? Same map or a different map?

7 months ago
B

I guess similar to the Zoom waiting room area, so that attendees (when admitted), join the event at the same time

6 months ago
3
R

If attendees arrive in the lobby, an admin can decide if they should be admitted to the event. That would help with “unwanted attendees”

6 months ago
1

So you admit them one by one or admit all of them? Can the attendees talk to one another?

6 months ago
B

The feature of having both options, admitting one by one and admitting all would be useful. Also being able to remove people from the waiting room. I think this feature will help ensuring as many attendees join an event at the same time and allow the host to start the event promptly on time with a higher portion of attendees. In terms of communication, the option for the host to communicate to all would be good (e.g. “The event will open in 2 minutes!”

6 months ago
R

If attendees in the lobby appeared in a list to admins or event managers, along with their email address, they could have check boxes alongside for individual selection and then actions for admit to event or eject from lobby, and I suppose for completeness, there ought to be an option to “admit all to meeting” or “eject all from lobby”.

6 months ago

Yes I think they should be able to talk while waiting to be admited. I don’t like that it just throws you into a table especially for the speed networking world. I am assigning tables so I don’t want them to auto-assigned to able…. and if we start in Presentation mode it throws everyoen to a table . I would prefer it go to a lobby and then they can go to a table as I realease them a few at time… I could aprove them as needed. Hope that makes sense.

6 months ago

I also think it would be good to have people be able to hangout in the lobby at anytime. (for me that would be in between rounds. So they can talk to everyone hanging out there.

6 months ago
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Contrary to what Blaney suggested, I prefer attendees can’t talk with each other in the waiting room. I view it as a security feature against “bombers” who don’t belong and are just there to troll. If you let them talk in the waiting room then they’ll just harass your legitimate participants before the host is aware there’s an issue.

6 months ago
1
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I think depends on your use of the platform. Since mine is a paid event, there wont be bombers or trolls there. There needs to be a way to “empty” the tables so that new people can get to their assigned tables…… if all tales are FULL they won’t be able to move to their next table. (we used assigned tables not bouncing around tables) its a structured event. I don’t want people to arrive and be thrown into a table and a lobby just like in real networking would work that way. For now we are going to use the 4 side table areas a the waiting oom where people can move untiil a seat their table is available…. maybe there is a way to have the lobby area (without and with vidoe/audio) and host can decided to turn it on or off. There is no place for ALL my attendees to hangout…… and that is something that I would think would be nice either at begining or end of evetn. Just the way, I see it working for my events.

6 months ago
S

A huge issue with the platform is that it automatically assigns attendees to a random table when they enter. If you have ongoing meetings happening during hte day and somone joins while the event is in process, this becomes an invasion of privacy for other participants. At the very least, when an attendee joins the conference, they should be put on the stage or a holding area so they aren’t forced into someone elses meeting.

5 months ago

I would LOVE a lobby - this has been a challenge. It would be nice to have a place where folks first enter so someone can welcome them rather than have them randomly starting their experience at a table. Most of my participants have said they were confused if they were in a lobby or table when they first arrived.

I would also love the option where folks can gather that is bigger than 6 people per table. It would be great to have a place for everyone to hang out if they choose.

4 months ago
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Changed the status to
Planned
3 months ago

@Hoyin. This is great to see it’s changed to planned. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this, following the different approaches people have asked for. Happy to test if you need anything looking at.

3 months ago

Would really love this. As an admin I’d love to set up a private event. Share a link. Then during the event admit folks who are trying to log in with an email other than the one they used to register!

2 months ago

Perhaps we could see a list of everyone in the lobby, and have the option of either clicking ADMIT ALL or selecting those we want to sit at a table, enter a table number and clicking ADMIT.

ADMIT would add them if event had started or admit them when meeting started.

2 months ago
J

@Hoyin Hi Hoyin. Do you have a timeline for when the planned features will be released? Thanks!

5 days ago