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  •  While it may remove some access (2+ / 0-)
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    Julie Gulden, mp

    having a Q and A section that is actually worth listening to far outweighs the negatives. If there was some way to have all the submissions in public that would be fine, or if Adam could police every panel. But really, as with most political meetings the Q and A sessions are dominated by a few people that don't provide a whole lot of value for the rest of the audience. Anything to make the questions shorter and more relevant would be fantastic.

    •  I'm curious how it would work to have... (0+ / 0-)

      ...all questions submitted via twitter with simple hashtags coded by session.  IE "Who is the greatest Netroots Nation Staffer and why? #27abc"

      Questions would be limited to 120-130 characters and a moderator could screen and select worthy Q's on the fly.

      Assuming phone signals/wifi are abundant and free.

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      by mp on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 12:38:38 PM PST

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    •  well ponder this though (3+ / 0-)
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      navajo, texasmom, Chacounne

      This isn't exactly analogous to the situation we're talking about but...

      If we filtered all audience interaction then the whole Reid / Lt. Dan Choi thing wouldn't have ever happened.

      Now in a standard panel room things that dramatic don't always or even usually happen, but there have been cases where someone has asked a really hard question that the moderator or a volunteer might have passed on.

      Not saying there aren't ways to improve, just playing devil's advocate.

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