Expressing my lack of IT knowledge! What does one have to do to get a 'live chat' facility... if I understand from forgoing paragraphs that individuals can have live chats with demonstraters etc?
I shall be asking all layout contributors, demonstrators etc to be available for at least half an hour, hopefully for more on the day. Once I have their timings I will be publishing a timetable of who will be available and by what means, when.
I'm expecting most interaction to be via the Forum. There will be a special section. So if for eg. a layout owner is timetabled to be available between 11:00 and 11:30 then people will be able to post messages and get a live response.
I don't think that it's reasonable to expect people to be tied to their computers all day which is why I'm asking them to let me know at what times they'll be available.
There may be other means. You may have seen that Jeremy Suter did a prctice run on YouTube, as he's planning to be available on a live feed most of the day and will answer questions about the Stores and his workshop activities.
People will also be able to e-mail me and as show organiser and other contributors while they are on duty and there may also be sone Zoom meetings although you'll have to e-mail me for details on the day. Small groups visiting the Society stand via Zoom for example may be possible.
Final details still to be worked out, and different people will, for personal reasons be available for different periods and in different ways, but you should be able to connect with most contributors at some time on the day.
Hope that helps
All the Best