[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

AudioGames richard at audiogames.net
Sat May 13 12:13:09 EDT 2006


Hi,

It is not possible to make a forum within a forum. However, there are several options. One is making sticky threads, which means that certain threads are always on top. But that's not really what you mean, I think...

Within the Game Accessibility *Bulletin Board*, there now is the *Category* named "GA-SIG". Within the category is the *Forum* named "IGDA Game Accessibility Forum". What we could do is rename the category GA-SIG to "IGDA Game Accessibility Special Interest Group Forum" and put multiple forums/fora within the GA-SIG Category.

I'll set up an example. Is that what you mean?

There is also another option: setup a completely new bulletin board aside from this one. So when you go to "Community" in the main menu of the GA website, instead of just "Forum" you'll get two links:

"Forum X" > links to current bulleting board
"IGDA GA-SIG ???" > links to a new GA-SIG Bulletin board...

However, this might mean that people need to register twice, one time for each bulletin board... ? I think we can probably get around this, though, but still, having two BB's is a bit too much and I'd personally go for having multiple GA-SIG forums within the GA-SIG Category.

What do you think?

Greets,

Richard !



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?


> 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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>>>>>>others. i hope you can keep an open
>>>>>>mind.
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>>>>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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>>>others. i hope you can keep an open
>>>mind.
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