[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sat May 13 11:05:21 EDT 2006


great! thanks! i'll be working with it this weekend to get some topic 
threads fixed up. is there anyway that we can have subsections that 
are "fixed" -- that is, within the ga-sig forum, subtopics separated 
and divided the way that they are on the forum main page?

thanks!!
m

>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.
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