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Old 2022-11-19, 17:20
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Mbn virtual meet

So, roys idea was pretty cool..
Whos up for organizing it?
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Old 2022-11-19, 17:53
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I don't know how I feel about a videocall with SG, but after all, why not have a virtual meet. Maybe talking face-to-face would indeed help all of us.

By organisation, do you mean picking a platform, a day and time, or do you mean moderating the whole thing ?

Video calls are different of real-world meetings, in that two or more people can't just have a side-chat, so there needs to be a pseudo-animator of sorts.
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Old 2022-11-19, 18:46
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Neko can be that animator! I’m happy with any platform, though if someone has a Zoom subscription I’d prefer that just as I know it. I find we regret things we don’t do more than do do (or some shit like that), so let’s just do this. I’m not cynical and think it would be great. :-D
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Old 2022-11-19, 18:58
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what happened to the previous thread?
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Old 2022-11-19, 19:01
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Oh yeah, it disappeared... Maybe SG changed his mind and deleted it ?

If someone has a subscription to it, Zoom could be nice as it allows for separating people in smaller chat rooms for a set period of time.
Other than that, most of us have Dicord I think, which also works pretty well.
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Old 2022-11-19, 21:21
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Oh yeah, it disappeared... Maybe SG changed his mind and deleted it ?

If someone has a subscription to it, Zoom could be nice as it allows for separating people in smaller chat rooms for a set period of time.
Other than that, most of us have Dicord I think, which also works pretty well.
yeah he was angry i think
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Old 2022-11-19, 21:29
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i liked the bit when you were like "You are too aggressive! Get out of here, and don't come back until you have calmed down!"

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Old 2022-11-20, 05:47
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So, when should we do it? I actually have never used Discord in my life lol.
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Old 2022-11-20, 12:39
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Discord.com is cool, do we need a licence for group call?
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Old 2022-11-20, 13:40
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Nope. From what I found, if we do it on a server, the limit is 25 participant. For simple group call, some comments dated to three years ago say the limit is 10.

I think we should make a Google Excel sheet where people would write their name and their timezone in GMT± format.
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Old 2022-11-26, 16:04
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I think it's a very cool idea and I'm happy to organize it (or help organizing it).
How about we for now vote for a few options in a non-anonymous poll for now? Then please cast your votes until Tuesday. For the time zone, I chose West-European time as default, for Israel I think you'd have to add one hour (google "15:00 CET to Tel Aviv time" or whatever).

I'm convinced that what Polaris mentioned about Zoom, with the ability to separate, is a good point, and as far as I know, Zoom works for free if it's <100 participants, which is enough for us If anyone's against Zoom, please let me know, and we can try Discord instead.
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Old 2022-11-26, 17:49
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I think discord should be fine, do we need to do anything to make a group call happen technically?
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Old 2022-11-26, 18:25
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As far as I know with Discord everyone would have to first be friends with the organizer (I'm johannes#9970, also on the LBA Discord) and a serverless chat is limited to 10 people. As I said I personally would go with Zoom as a "safe option" as group calls are their core product, where I could send out a link for everyone to join, and CS2x seems to already know Zoom in and out. Or is there anything you prefer about Discord?

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I don't know how I feel about a videocall with SG[...]
During the virtual meet-up, let's all try to steer the topic away from the pointless discussions we had in the past. If the meet-up was SG's idea, then let's try to pick a time that also works for him, and then if we all try to be nice, and not to argue too much, I believe we can have a good time .
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Old 2022-11-26, 19:48
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Eh, time has past since then. And letting emotion run loose on forum in written messages is a thing, but a video chat is something else. Of course I won't bring up past sensitive topics.

I think Zoom limits the call to 40 minutes or so, don't know what their politic is for groups.

On Discord, there are a few LBA servers, surely the speedrunners wouldn't mind us using their chatrooms '
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Old 2022-11-26, 19:49
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zoom is also ok,

just propose a few dates and we can try it
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Old 2022-11-26, 22:11
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Cool. You could vote in the poll where I used an external page so that the names are visible. Or just directly reply here. The options I randomly picked are
Wed Nov 30, 19:00 CET
Fri Dec 2, 20:00 CET
Sat Dec 3, 10:00 CET
Sat Dec 10, 13:00 CET

Do you think four options are enough?
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Old 2022-11-27, 04:17
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As far as I know with Discord everyone would have to first be friends with the organizer (I'm johannes#9970, also on the LBA Discord) and a serverless chat is limited to 10 people. As I said I personally would go with Zoom as a "safe option" as group calls are their core product, where I could send out a link for everyone to join, and CS2x seems to already know Zoom in and out. Or is there anything you prefer about Discord?


During the virtual meet-up, let's all try to steer the topic away from the pointless discussions we had in the past. If the meet-up was SG's idea, then let's try to pick a time that also works for him, and then if we all try to be nice, and not to argue too much, I believe we can have a good time .
I enjoy your posts - and thanks for thinking of me in regards to the platform etc. and for flagging this again. :-)

I can do all the December dates, but if I'm honest will struggle with a morning time. So the 2nd and the 10th would be best...

It would be possible for me to learn how to use Discord - however, since I'm familiar with Zoom for music work stuff can't pretend that wouldn't be my ideal! Whatever is easiest for everyone, though. And I don't actually have a paid account with Zoom but usually relied on whoever's project it was to have theirs, so the 40 minute limit may be irritating (even if people can just rejoin.) It does work well for groups, though.

Overally I'm really up for this! There is no reason not to make it happen. As much as I'm thankful for in the flesh friends and family, something about this forum stuff still appeals to the young earlier-iterations-of-the-internet sci-fi utopian dreams...or something.
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Old 2022-11-27, 15:22
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Friday 2 only option, during the day will be difficult
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Old 2022-11-27, 15:38
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Wednesday the only option for me, I have plans for every other day...
Couldn't we time that for the beginning of January ? December is always a busy month, and it's close already...
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Old 2022-11-27, 22:19
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Sure we can go for January, too.
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Old 2022-12-10, 02:21
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What happened here?
Either way, January sounds good to me. I will make sure I have a bottle of Hungarian wine ready.
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Old 2022-12-12, 10:01
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preferably an evening around 20-21 and not on tuesdays
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I would prefer Discord since I don't use Zoom.
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Old 2022-12-13, 16:35
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Hmm... Beginning of January would be better for me... like 14th or before...
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Can you do this on the weekend, guys? I'd like to join. Just decide your crazy schedule and I'd try to be awake that day, lol
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