[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

AudioGames richard at audiogames.net
Thu May 11 17:51:50 EDT 2006

Great, no problem, we can set it up tomorrow!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:38 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

> 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??
> michelle
> ---- 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
> discuss
>>important topics and create agendas for our group. I'm a
> concerned
>>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
> important
>>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
> getting
>>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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