[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

AudioGames richard at audiogames.net
Sat May 13 06:30:38 EDT 2006


Hi,

I've added a link to the SIG website to the forum description, so to 
increase traffic to the SIG website as well.

Greets,

Richard


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 3:05 AM
Subject: RE: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?


> 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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>>losing hope. it's hard for many people
>>to believe that there are extraordinary
>>things inside themselves, as well as
>>others. i hope you can keep an open
>>mind.
>> -- "unbreakable"
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> .......................................
> these are mediocre times and people are
> losing hope. it's hard for many people
> to believe that there are extraordinary
> things inside themselves, as well as
> others. i hope you can keep an open
> mind.
> -- "unbreakable"
> .......................................
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