I should discard clevelandgamers.org and clevelandgamers.com, no plans to use them?
On Jun 2, 2010, at 8:21 PM, Matt Perrin wrote:
> Thank you Mike & Max for checking out what was out there! I'm hoping we
> can get some some better traction on the Meetup site and get some more
> collaboration & communication started.
> And for anyone interested, the new Facebook Group is activated through I
> think Max & I are the only two members so far. The URL for it is
> http://www.facebo... and is also under
> the name "Cleveland Game Developers" if you search Facebook. Not trying
> to split attention from Meetup but I'm kind of hooked on the immediacy
> that Facebook delivers.
> Also, I still haven't gotten permission from the library for the Tech
> Workshop. I have emails and a voicemail in to them but nothing so far.
> If I haven't heard back by end of day tomorrow I'll start looking into a
> different location. If anyone wants to present at a Tech Workshop
> please let me know. I have a few ideas I can present but with the
> multitude of talents & backgrounds in the group I'm hoping we can have a
> couple interesting topics versus me blabbering on about Actionscript the
> whole time. :)
> Best regards,
> Matt Perrin
> Event Organizer, Cleveland Game Devs
> www.facebook.com/matthewperrin <http://www.facebo...;
> www.twitter.com/mattperrin <http://www.twitte...;
> Max Cantor wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Mike Robellard & I sat down and took a look at our options for group
>> communication. We put priority on search ranking visibility, ease of
>> use and ease of setup, and decided that the builtin Meetup mailing
>> list & discussion board are a good solution for now.
>> The Meetup group has top search ranking for search terms like
>> "cleveland game dev
>> and you can use e-mail tracking on the discussion board, as well as
>> using the mailing list (like I am now) when you want the entire group
>> to hear you. Though, we should use the mailing list sparingly so
>> people don't get spammed.
>> I think there's a Facebook group out there right now, which is
>> fine--but we should probably keep serious discussion in the Meetup
>> tools, to keep everything trackable and centralized.
>> We ruled out Google Groups because of the janky admin interface, and
>> Wave because of the lack of visibility and infrastructure. There are
>> some community site packages floating around, but they all require
>> extra hosting or setup, and since we're already paying for Meetup, we
>> think it makes sense to go on using these tools.
>> A major concern we heard was lack of activity on the site; I don't
>> really think that moving to a different medium right now will solve
>> that, though. If we reach critical mass, I think the community will
>> be active with whatever tools we end.
>> In terms of a sexier web presence (showcasing our projects and ideas,
>> etc.), that's definitely something we can address moving forward, but
>> for our current needs on discussion & debate, Meetup looked like the
>> best choice.
>> Anyone have strong feelings to the contrary?
>> - Max
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