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    Which day of the week should we hold these meetings?

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    Skybane Zero
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    Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Skybane Zero on Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:34 pm

    Weekly Meetings - Leonel came up with this interesting idea a few days back, and I think it would be a good thing to discuss and consider.
    Up until now, it seems like we've all been either a) working on things for this Project on our own, or b) not working at all because we haven't been assigned any work. Naturally, this has resulted in a slowdown in progress lately, as the developers who aren't working are becoming inactive (since they likely think there's no work needing to be done), while the ones that are are swamped with too much work to complete on their own. Of course, this is not at all how a team should operating.

    Weekly meetings, I think, would help all developers constantly stay on the same page, as well as ensuring that members are frequently active and receive equal work distribution. Personally, I think they would also make us feel more united as a developement team.
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    If we decide to go through with these meetings every week, though, there are a couple things we'll need to consider first. Perhaps the most important are a convenient date and time to hold them - we want to ensure that as many members as possible will be able to attend, after all.
    Leonel suggested Sunday afternoon, which sounds reasonable to me, but I think it would be best to hold that decision to a poll nonetheless (just in case some would like to compromise).

    We'll also need to consider the site where the meetings will be held.

    Voice your opinions below and/or in the poll.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by MaestroMaharg on Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:03 pm

    Thanks for creating this, I'll ast my vote for friday, but any day of the weekend works just as well.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Adrian2040 on Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:16 pm

    I'm busy with my University and with huge family problems. (Mostly concerning my father)

    The good news is that I'll be finishing with the second semester of University in two weeks. This means 4 entire months of freedom to work! Excited


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Skybane Zero on Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:17 pm

    Adrian2040 wrote:I'm busy with my University and with huge family problems. (Mostly concerning my father)

    The good news is that I'll be finishing with the second semester of University in two weeks. This means 4 entire months of freedom to work! Excited

    Ah, excellent. Good to hear, Adrian!


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by PixelSprite on Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:51 pm

    Anytime but Sunday morning and supper time (6 to 8ish EST) is probably good for me.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Thanatos-Zero on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:58 pm

    Sunday would be a good choise, but we still need the right time corridor in order to avoid conflicts with the real life.

    Since I live in Germany and most of you in America we will have a time difference of 6-8 hours.
    For example on my side I have 7 pm, while on your side you would have 1 pm.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Edich on Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:15 am

    Sunday afternoon sounds possible for me. Sorry for the absence, btw, a friend of mine joined the navy, had to send him off proper.

    ...Then Skyrim came out.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by General Specific on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:21 pm

    Sunday would do just fine for me.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Leonel on Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:27 pm

    Places where we could hold the meetings;

    'iScribble';
    Pros: Real time whiteboard to scribble ideas
    Cons: You need to use a non-mainstream email

    IRC;
    Pros: Simple and fast.
    Cons: No scribbling, and we would have to pay for a channel I believe.

    'xat';
    Pros: No registration needed, and there is a rudimentary whiteboard.
    Cons: Not much other than lots of ads and flash interface.

    'Skype';
    Pros: Voice-chat.
    Cons: Language barrier for some.

    'Teamviewer';
    Pros; Free desktop 'sharing' app. Lots of possibilities for showing off work, etc. Voicechat.
    Cons; At this point we may not need something so advanced.

    'Steam';
    Pros: Calendar, In-game chat, voicechat.
    Cons: Needs registration and download.

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    TeamSpeak/Ventrilo;
    These would be discarded IMO since we would have to pay monthly for the server.
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    There may be other options though..
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    It may be a good idea to have a 'rollcall' of sorts to measure activity. Weekly or Monthly maybe.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Olawale on Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:09 pm

    Sunday evenings would be ideal for me to have meetings!

    Im running on GMT by the way.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Leonel on Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:21 pm

    Olawale wrote:Sunday evenings would be ideal for me to have meetings!

    Im running on GMT by the way.

    10pm GMT 0 may be good.

    It would be around 3pm for the US and around 6pm for south america.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Skybane Zero on Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:35 pm

    Leonel wrote:Places where we could hold the meetings;

    'iScribble';
    Pros: Real time whiteboard to scribble ideas
    Cons: You need to use a non-mainstream email

    IRC;
    Pros: Simple and fast.
    Cons: No scribbling, and we would have to pay for a channel I believe.

    'xat';
    Pros: No registration needed, and there is a rudimentary whiteboard.
    Cons: Not much other than lots of ads and flash interface.

    'Skype';
    Pros: Voice-chat.
    Cons: Language barrier for some.

    'Teamviewer';
    Pros; Free desktop 'sharing' app. Lots of possibilities for showing off work, etc. Voicechat.
    Cons; At this point we may not need something so advanced.

    'Steam';
    Pros: Calendar, In-game chat, voicechat.
    Cons: Needs registration and download.

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    TeamSpeak/Ventrilo;
    These would be discarded IMO since we would have to pay monthly for the server.
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    There may be other options though..
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    It may be a good idea to have a 'rollcall' of sorts to measure activity. Weekly or Monthly maybe.

    Thanks for posting our options for the site, Leonel. I think we have the date under our belts now (Sunday generally seems to work the best for everyone), so I'll switch the poll to this.
    Edit: Or not. Apparently, I can't edit a poll, hmm...

    Oh well. Anyway, I say Skype. We can always avoid voice-chats and just stick to regular text-chats if we need to.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by General Specific on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:47 pm

    iScribble is something that anyone can get into, and I've never had to use a non-free e-mail address to register for an iScribble account. If that doesn't work for everyone, though, it wouldn't hurt to use Skype.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Leonel on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:49 pm

    General Specific wrote:iScribble is something that anyone can get into, and I've never had to use a non-free e-mail address to register for an iScribble account. If that doesn't work for everyone, though, it wouldn't hurt to use Skype.
    What I meant is that it wouldn't let me register with either Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail. I had to create an account in some obscure mail site to be able to register. Maybe it wasn't like this before or it's not for some countries.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Edich on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:03 am

    Either Skype or iScribble would be ideal, though we may need to make a private channel on iScribble as things get more developed.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by QuietlyThinking on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:55 am

    I think it's a fantastic plan.

    IRC is actually free, I am currently running a MML themed room at the request of Speculator. If anyone is interested I can post more information. IRC is always on so you don't really need to worry about scheduling times, but timing is important with a lot of the services you listed.

    I think the bigger question what information will be transmitted.

    Skype is cool if we go with voice chat, it gets a little chaotic with large groups; also I have found that its really annoying to have notifications on with large chats in Skype(Alert noises constantly) obviously I can turn them off but then I end up missing messages in private chats Ecstatic

    I suppose we don't need one specific program for everything. I think we should establish a sort of home zone for impromptu sessions for specific tasks.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by General Specific on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:46 pm

    We can start with an IRC channel and I can set up an iScribble channel on the weekends for anyone who wishes for both a chat bar and a canvas. Skype is probably out if none of us feel comfortable talking over VoIP.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by QuietlyThinking on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:00 pm

    General Specific wrote:We can start with an IRC channel and I can set up an iScribble channel on the weekends for anyone who wishes for both a chat bar and a canvas. Skype is probably out if none of us feel comfortable talking over VoIP.

    For the IRC we have two options

    Option one: Use #servbot, this is the channel I am running right now. It has visitors from other MML forums.

    Option two: Use a dedicated room for MML3 development purposes only.

    I think option two would probably work better.
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by General Specific on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:02 pm

    Let's try option two. Private talk will work better for us.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by PixelSprite on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:07 pm

    HBV-Raiden did make a chat on Rizon but no one ever seemed to show up on it.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Leonel on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:31 pm

    please post more about the IRC channel QuietlyThinking. Server/host and channel.
    We could have the first meeting next sunday...
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by QuietlyThinking on Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:00 pm

    I just finished setting up the new one.

    /server irc.frenode.net
    /join #projectlegends

    http://webchat.freenode.net?channels=projectlegends&uio=d4
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Leonel on Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:57 pm

    QuietlyThinking wrote:I just finished setting up the new one.

    /server irc.frenode.net
    /join #projectlegends

    http://webchat.freenode.net?channels=projectlegends&uio=d4

    Just joined, good job
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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Skybane Zero on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:01 pm

    Joined as well.


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    Re: Weekly Meetings.

    Post by Rockman Striker on Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:37 pm

    Sunday afternoon is good for me, I´m in Mexico so I believe if you start 5:00 pm it will be 6:00 or 7:00 pm for me.
    I´m already signed on Iscribble, and I feel confident about my english pronounciation so Skype could be an option too, except I don´t have a room for myself and I don´t want to start talking to the computer while my parents are listening (my mother can understand english, the problem is my dad, he could get behind me and start asking me to translate everything for him, even if he isn´t interested in what am I doing, very annoying in my oppinion) I´ve never used an IRC channel so i´m not sure how to use it, but I learn very quickly so I could get used to it in no time.

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