To me it was quite painful when I found out after the first one of Sam Altman's Q&As that there was no recording and no way for me to find out what had been said. Which is why this time around I took notes and shared them here to help out people in the same situation.
This was initially very well received, although in the first 24+ hours a discussion arose, whether the notes were accurately representing what Sam Altman had said. I clarified some of the notes after feedback from other participants, and while not everybody was happy, I think that they were accurate within the limits of a very short summary. This was corroborated by other participants of the meetup.
Significantly later a different discussion started, about whether publishing these notes was some kind of breach of trust, because Sam Altman had requested for the meeting not to be recorded.
To me avoiding a recording was about staying out of the mainstream media and not getting pinned down on concrete statements about sensitive topics. (One of his answers started with "Oh, this is a dangerous question ...", I did not include this in the notes.)
To my mind it was about being able "to speak more freely" as opposed to being able to speak at all. I did not believe that on the one hand he wanted to provide this information publicly, but on the other hand did not want to see it discussed.
I did not see this meetup as clandestine meeting of the alignment elite that is allowed to know about these matters, but possibly, I was wrong. (Ah, allow me this bit of sarcasm. Just this little bit. I already cut all? the bitterness.)
Some people argued that this was obviously a "defection" or at least a "misunderstanding of the rules" on my part. To which I can only point to the invitation which mentions neither recording, nor transcript, nor notes. In the meetup itself there was no mention of any prohibition to publicly discuss the provided information in writing or otherwise.
More sensibly, to my mind, some people argued that we shouldn't risk not having any more meetups with Sam Altman in the future. In the end moderators decided to take down the post until feedback by Sam Altman. A decision that I very much support.
Sam Altman has now replied (see comments) that he likes to be able to interact with this community in an "off the record-ish way", so my notes will stay down.
To me this sounds like he also doesn't have an exact clearance level in mind, but prefers to keep it low key. His feedback seems to have been really positive so hopefully there will be further Q&As in the future.
There are probably many who couldn't attend the meetup due to real life interference, unfortunate timezones, because they missed the anouncement, or due to the fact that capacity was limited to 250 attendees.
So if you want me to contribute to a private Google doc, for instance, just send me a message or write a comment (though it might take longer for me to notice the comment).