[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Thu May 11 21:56:29 EDT 2006


Great, I'm glad everyone has been so accepting of the idea. Not that I
expected any resistance. A friend of mine mentioned that a lot of
non-profit organizations would do better if they joined up forming
partnerships instead of being separate entities with similar goals. I
figured it was the same thing, where I could easily setup the msg
board on my website, but since we have the game accessibility website
run by Richard and Sanders it should be under that entity. It will
help to "centralize" our communication so it isn't fragmented all over
the Internet.

-Reid

On 5/11/06, hinn at uiuc.edu <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> excellent -- yeah, i've been thinking about it for a while,
> especially at meetings where it's just me or me and one other
> person.
>
> great suggestion reid, especially now that
> game-accessibility.com has been launched and we're partnered
> with them. might increase their traffic too! which is only
> good for us all. :) game-accessibility.com, for those that
> don't yet know, is our funded partner since we do not have
> financial independence (yet) as a sig.
>
> we do have the igda forums but this will let us just keep the
> accessibility stuff in one place and we can always cross post
> newsletters on the forum too. i'll start out by doing weekly
> updates of forum activities to the list and igda forum to get
> things going and hopefully after that we can all take turns
> doing summaries.
>
> ok! we're entering year 4 now so it's time for switching up
> some things and being open to change. :)
>
> michelle
>
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 17:13:36 -0700
> >From: "Corey Krull" <dis at d-gamer.com>
> >Subject: RE: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?
> >To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'"
> <games_access at igda.org>
> >
> >I like this, I have been wanting to attend a meeting but the
> time is always
> >bad for me. This works for me :)
> >
> >Corey 'Dis' Krull
> >D-GAMER - dis at d-gamer.com
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: games_access-bounces at igda.org
> [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
> >On Behalf Of hinn at uiuc.edu
> >Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:12 PM
> >To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
> >Cc: info at ebass.nl
> >Subject: Re: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?
> >
> >awesome! thanks richard! now sander can stop complaining about
> >our online meetings...finally! ;) but what WILL we do with all
> >that money... (ok, that was a gdc inside joke)
> >
> >yeah, let's give this a try and see how well we do with this
> >new style of forums/mailing lists/fewer online meetings --
> >we've got so many things going on it's worth doing an
> >experiment to help with communication!
> >
> >michelle
> >
> >---- Original message ----
> >>Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 23:51:50 +0200
> >>From: "AudioGames" <richard at audiogames.net>
> >>Subject: Re: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of
> Meetings?
> >>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
> ><games_access at igda.org>
> >>Cc: info at ebass.nl
> >>
> >>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:
> >>>>
> >>>>http://gasig.rbkdesign.com/
> >>>>
> >>>>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.
> >>>>
> >>>>-Reid
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