[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu May 11 17:38:41 EDT 2006

hey reid and everyone,

that sounds great and would take care of all the problem of
scheduling meetings on an international scale.

here's my suggestion (based on reid's suggestions) -- let's
have a forum on game-accessibility.com since we're partnered
with them (and if richard and sander are ok with it!) then
we'd start to have a more obvious and formal connection with
them as a sig. then we can keep track of all the different
threads (and avoid the t-shirt fiasco). i'll manage the
overall forum and then maybe we can have sub-managers for
different projects. 

can someone step up to serve as co-manager and summary person
who posts links to important new threads in the forum on this
list so that people know to go look at the latest sig project
news? that will take a lot off my plate as i continue to get
reports out and such.

then, as always, cool articles, meeting announcements, general
non-sig business stuff will still occur here on this mailing list.

then, once a month we'll have "live meetings" for those who
want to discuss things synchronously. but with the forum, as
reid suggests, a cancelled or missed meeting won't be the end
of sig progress.

sound good??


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 14:26:12 -0700
>From: "Reid Kimball" <rkimball at gmail.com>  
>Subject: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?  
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
>Hello all,
>I'd like to talk about the issues of meetings and how we can
>important topics and create agendas for our group. I'm a
>about all the missed/canceled meetings we've had over time.
I'm to
>blame as well, I'll forget about them or I'm busy with work,
etc. I
>think if we used a dedicated message board we can talk about
>agendas and stay focused on the goals of the group at large. I'm
>willing to setup the msg board at my website in a sub domain
such as:
>or anything else you may prefer. I'll also provide moderation and
>administration privledges to the core members of the SIG so
that it
>isn't dependent on me to be running smoothly.
>If Richard and Sanders would prefer to setup a msg board at their
>website, I'm fine with that. I don't mind who does it, as
long as we
>do something to increase our communication and ability to resolve
>issues. I think email is great for "Hey, I found this interesting
>article." but when it comes to actually planning goals and
>things done, it can be too slow and disorganized for my tastes.
>games_access mailing list
>games_access at igda.org
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