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Whoever is organizing these sessions please do something about the constants chiming noises throughout every mumble session! It is very annoying and distracting!
Those are client side. You turn them off in your settings. I agree, they are horrendous. Whoever thought of them clearly didn't expect a lot of text chatter.
Yeah, maybe we should post an instruction list somewhere with some mumble settings / rules of conduct or something. Everybody should use push to talk (with a key not used for typing in chat, took me a long time to isolate who that was in this session), disable all sound notifications in mumble and do a mic check beforehand. Headphones are preferred as well.
Maybe we could contact some of the mumble developers with a list of feature requests(like default removal of horrendous chimes) and possibly extend it's features beyond just real-time gaming-speech. Hell might be even worth doing little fundraisers for it. I have to say that I'm surprised about the sound quality versus bandwidth and lag, considering how spread out across the globe these sessions are. I feel it has a lot less lag than using skype between countries within the EU. Even people with less impressive bandwidth or using Tor seem to be able to use this quite comfortably.
I don't think it needs all that much to be useable as a presentation tool as well.