Hand signals

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During the January 30th general meeting, Vicky started a conversation on using hand signals during meetings as a way to rank speaker order and mark shifts between the topic at hand (*sad trombone*) and the conversation's meta-process. This page is for you, yes you, to refine and add to before submitting a formalesque proposal to the rest of Sudo Room!


These here are people working on the proposal (in small ways and in big ways alike (in other words, sign up so we know who we are!!!))!


  • Yeah, man, like, order and shit. Bleeblahblue (talk) 04:48, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
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Vicky's cooperative housing example

The example I brought up were signals from my old consensus-run housing cooperative. Imagine the following symbols as being formed by hands. They are described in descending order of priority:

(^) Point of Process

The conversation is getting out of the facilitator's facilitation; An aspect of the Articles of Association is relevant to the conversation and should be mentioned; etc.

(! ) Point of Information

You know a fact about something and bring it up in order to clarify the conversation; etc.

(?) Question

Wait, what does that mean? Could you clarify what you mean? etc.

(=) Direct Response

I have a comment that directly clarifies a comment, point of information or point of process, or answers a question.

(C) Comment

blah blah point of view or general comment.

Occupy example

The file over yonder represents the typical signage used during Occupy.

Note the "Speaking" vs "Feeling" duality!