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Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Andrew Morris on January 15, 2005, 11:01:35 AM
Hey, I was uncertain if it would be appropriate to start a "Who's going to Dreamation 2005?" thread. I'd like to know who's going to be there, so I can arrange to meet some posters -- just connecting faces to names, you know?

Anyway, would that topic be acceptable here, and if so, which forum should it be posted in?


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: TonyLB on January 15, 2005, 11:59:36 AM
This is probably more appropriate in "Conventions".  I'll point you to the Indie Games Explosion (http://www.indie-rpgs.com/viewtopic.php?t=13281) thread there, which is all about Dreamation2005.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Ron Edwards on January 15, 2005, 01:10:43 PM
Hello,

Best thing to do when you're unsure to post a thread here is to ask me.

Also, please note the Sticky in the Conventions forum, which outlines the focus there. "Hey, who's going" is not a good topic. See if you can cast your interest in Dreamation into another form.

Best,
Ron


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Lxndr on January 15, 2005, 01:45:02 PM
Would it be out of place in Connections?


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Ron Edwards on January 15, 2005, 01:53:38 PM
Hello,

Yeah, it would be out of place there too. The Forge is not a message board or a social-services board. The Connections forum is about concrete services, not hangin' out or planning get-togethers without stated purposes.

Regarding meeting people at conventions specifically, though, I don't think it's asking too much to frame a post in the Conventions forum in accordance with the guidelines there. Those guidelines are extremely constructive, and in my view, if you can't re-cast the post according to them, there really wasn't much reason to ask "who's going" in the first place.

Best,
Ron


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Andy Kitkowski on January 17, 2005, 02:22:28 PM
Quote from: Ron Edwards
Regarding meeting people at conventions specifically, though, I don't think it's asking too much to frame a post in the Conventions forum in accordance with the guidelines there.


What I'm getting here is that it's not kosher if it's just "who's going".  But if you plan a gathering, even an informal one, for "Forgites/others to meet and discuss indie games in an informal workshop environment"*, then that's kosher. Or if you plan a gaming session or other "event" or "item with an agenda".

-Andy

* "Drink beers and bitch about D&D" :-)


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Ron Edwards on January 17, 2005, 07:11:12 PM
Andy's right. It's about constructive activity of some kind - by posting a new thread in Conventions or Connections, you are committing to success in that activity.

Best,
Ron


Title: Appropriate topic for the Forge?
Post by: Andrew Morris on January 18, 2005, 06:58:24 AM
Okay, thanks for the clarification. I wasn't planning any sort of event, I just wanted to find out who would be there and arrange to meet them, so the topic would not be appropriate.

My questions have been answered. In the future I will message you, Ron, rather than starting a new thread.