More Regular Organisers on list chilli-org@, Inside & Outside venues.
Less regular all year Organisers on list chilli-org@
Occasional Organisers on list chilli-org@, Sometimes with announce
privileges with robot for list chilli@
Reserves, Not Organisers, Not on chilli-org@,
but they mostly have announce privileges with robot for
Known faces, who have at some time volunteered to
occasionally announce & provide a known face at a venue,
when regular announcers unavailable. More
More Organisers Welcome
|Phone & Mobile &
||Organiser has one, not for publication
||if a number, not known.
|Yes/ No:Whether person will receive SMS.
|Yes/ No: Whether person will likely spend time typing
a reply on a tiny keyboard, & spend money texting or
phoning back, when sender didn't pay for a phone call but
maybe wanted recipient to spend time & money on a
||Organiser's personal (not employer's business) web
page, with picture for recognition.
If you've got venue suggestions, welcome. Mail the organisers
, or even better suggest
it to us in the chilli venue, when we're deciding where to go
- We avoid Chilli Venues with no easy public transport
(some Chilli people & organisers go by bike, some by
- We have many other varied & partly contradictory
criteria for next week's ideal chilli venue. Join us
& debate with us where to go next ?
No indoor places with TV football.
Keep an eye open for roll up screens & projectors,
easily missed till they come into use).
- No places where smoke drifts in from nearby.
- Not round the corner from where you live ! Not if you
don't often join us, but more likely accepted if you
travel all over town with us most weeks.
- Not way outside the Mittlerer ring on your far edge
- If you must phone organisers, please use home
numbers at reasonable hours, a short call to a work number in
marginal weather is
- Not all organisers always attend, some not often,
some may work or partly live [way] out of town, but
sufficient to cover for more regular organisers away on
holiday, working, ill, etc.
Organisers have an internal mail list chilli-org@, for organising venues etc.
- Everyone receiving chilli@ is entitled to write
suggestions to chilli-org@.
- If you have a venue suggestion, please do not mail it
just to the organiser you know best or were talking to
about it, please instead mail the Organisers list of chilli-org@ so that all organisers see
it. It saves delay, & save the organiser work
forwarding it to other organisers etc.
Helping Organisers, Nominating An
Organiser, Becoming An Organiser, Retiring Organisers
We need a few more known faces who could occasionally
step in as reserves when occasionally regular organisers
are unavailable. So we could check with you then announce
W ho can you suggest ?
- "__Your_Name__ will announce venue later this
- "Look for __Your_Name__ at 20:00 at ____ Pub,
table[s] reserved in name of Berklix".
Extra Occasional or Regular Organisers Welcome
- If you'd like to help or recommend someone to help us
occasionally, - please tell the organisers.
- Occasionally we use a one off guest spot organiser -
tell us if you fancy organising a one off event.
- We have a Reserve Organisers list that people can
volunteer to join, for those interested in working as an
organiser on occasion.
- You don't need to organise regularly, just sometimes/
occasionally, ramping up & down as agreeable.
Being Made An Organiser
- We don't drop you in cold: We recruit people to the
organisers mail list for a while, letting them read how
we decide venues & organise,
before we expect them to work, helping decide &
Joining The Organisers List Is No Free Ride.
- Being on organisers list just to get prior info, or
more say where we go, without working, would be an abuse
of privilege, & would result in removal.
- After being on the organisers list a while to learn
the ropes, you are expected to Work, to help choose &
announce & host/ focus at venues.
Retiring From Organisers List
- Remaining on the organisers list is a privilege just
for Working organisers.
- When you no longer regularly work as an organiser,
- It avoids others thinking "They've got enough
organisers, I don't need to volunteer."
- It tells organisers to stop hoping you'll get
back to work later.
- It tells organisers to recruit replacement
- It avoids a non performing organiser being seen
as a failure.
- Organisers should periodically review their own
performance , & if they are not doing much enough
work, & unlikely to in near-ish future, should
- Organisers who resign (or are removed for lack of
work) are welcome & encouraged to remain as Chilli
people, receiving announcements. Just no longer on
working Organisers list.
- Making odd comments occasionally does Not count as
being a working organiser.
- If not organising, rather than wait for other
organisers to see you as an organiser failing to
organise, it's better to resign or step down to Reserve
Organiser status [then perhaps volunteer again later when
not so busy].
- Our Alumni list of retired
Some Requirements To Be A Main Organiser
- Much of the following does not apply to part time
reserve organisers, so don't let it put you off
volunteering, but it's what we main organisers aim to
achieve for ourselves.
- Organisers work within a set of conventions/ rules
derived from experience
- Organisers need to be self organised people others
can rely on to Organise.
- Organisers do what they commit to do, unless they
warn other organisers in time that they have a problem
& try to arrange substitution.
- If we are meeting weekly (& chilli group may not
at least initial),
Organisers try to remember at this week's venue, to
initiate "Where shall we go next week ?" discussions,
& try to resolve it through to a decision.
- Organisers sometimes have to change or decide venue
later, eg restaurant cancels us, or we made no decision
last time, where to go next. (Lots of criteria for venue selection.)
- Organisers need to check each week (or whatever our
current frequency? maybe once a month?) that one of their
colleagues will book, announce & attend venue on
- Announce Venue: Some announcements are better than
others. When you've read enough announcements, you know
which were written by someone too lazy or busy, whose
announcements will not encourage new chilli people to
attend. A good organiser is by definition not too lazy,
& if too busy, declares it, & gets a colleague to
do the job properly.
- Organisers act as hosts: They break off talking to a
friend to introduce newcomers, or stir up / shuffle a
less lively half bored sub group & Move people,
encourage seat swapping, discourage people reverting to
conversations in German, & repel smokers etc.
- The booking organiser reminds waiter at beginning of
the evening each person will pays his own bill, tells
people to write on their beer mats, to avoid end of
evening unpaid beers/food, & Keeps an eye on
customers who might forget to pay all they've had,
accidentally or deliberately. Yes of course occasionally
some customers & waiters & restaurants forget,
make mistakes, or deliberately try to cheat up or down,
or can't add up.
- Organisers occasionally have to consult other chilli
people & organisers, then diplomatically if possible
quietly tell some misfit, "Sorry, you don't fit the
group, Good Bye !" ( Just occasionally the group Needs
& wants organisers to identify a problem & &
take responsibility to firmly deal with it (Of course
everyone likes to avoid problems, but it's an organisers
- Organisers should encourage the others to recruit new
- Organisers occasionally suggest more organiser
Organisers should know (though it's no longer
essential) how to
set their mailer software to send just Ascii Plain
Text, to post to lists, avoiding to send
The list server automatically rejects or forcibly
converts HTML junk to Ascii because:
- Combination of both HTML + Ascii text enabled by
multipart/alternative is the favourite format
spammers swamp the the list server with.
- It would wastefully triple the bandwidth posting
to several hundred mail list recipients.
- It (HTML in enclosures) broke
old majordomo list footers readers need to see
(because if they're not seen we organisers &
particularly this author lose
more time answering trivial email list
- (Sending multipart/alternative can also
advertises clueless-ness / incompetence &/or
regular waste of net bandwidth.)
Alumni - Ex Organisers
- Alumni Thanks to those who have helped organise
some of whom might again, inc.: None retired so far.
To mail the organisers, mail to chilli-org@
Mandatory: You MUST
- temporarily chilli@ members can not mail
- Mail from your same address that is listed to list
else your mail will be discarded by the robot, & Not
received by the organisers. Temporarily people on chilli@
cant mail chilli-org@.
Julian H. Stacey Munich