How to Use a Generic Moderated Room
A moderated room was designed to accomodate both open format and moderated
discussions. When configured in open format, everyone can be heard in
the room, just like in a generic room. However, when configured for moderation,
only persons seated in the panel can be heard throughout the room. The
audience on the main floor can still talk among themselves, but they can
now only address the panel via the command "ask." Questions
are sent to the moderator who in turn can retrieve them and field them
to the panel. A special command, "headset," can be used to filter
out text not coming from the panel in both open and panel format. This
command is convenient if you want to listen to the speakers without being
disturbed by what others in the audience say.
mod*erator q*uestions anything
connect #335 to
Instructions and Information on
Specific Verbs (Commands)
Using the Encore Object Editor
From within the EnCore Object Editor (whether as you
create the room or as you seek to edit it), you can describe the room,
but you will not be able to set any of its special features.
Using Specific Verb Commands
When the room is in panel format, you need to use this command in order
to send a question to the panel. Your question will be sent to the moderator
who in turn will field it to the panel. Example:
ask I have a question...could you say more about blah, blah, blah?
This command is useful if you want to see only what is being said by members
of the panel. While you have the headset on, all that's being said in
the audience will be filtered out both when the room is in panel and open
This command will display the meeting program, if it exists.
Another command for displaying an existing meeting program.
Type this command to assume the role of moderator.
Sets the room format to open or panel. If you only type Format,
enCore will display the room's current format. In open format everyone
can hear everyone else, whereas in panel format only the speakers can
address the whole room. What is being said in the audience cannot be heard
in the panel while the room is in panel format.
Enables you to lock entry to the panel. Useful in case you need to make
sure that only speakers can enter the panel and talk to the whole room
during a panel format session.
The program setup command will guide you through a set of questions which
will enable you to compose the program for your event. Program erase will
erase a previously stored program, whereas program by itself will
display the currect program.
With this command you operate the question queueing system. You can list
all questions in the queue by typing 'q', Pop off the first question by
typing 'q pop', or pop off a specific question by typing 'q pop #'. Questions
will be erased automatically after having been sent to the panel.
SPECIAL WIZARD COMMAND
Authorized add|remove player
Moderators need to be authorized by a wizard for two reasons. First,
this will give the wizard a chance to train the new moderator and make
sure that he or she understands how the room works before hosting a meeting.
Secondly, the authorization system will prevent just anybody from taking
over the role as moderator while the meeting is in session and thus, possibly