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Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:07:00 AM »
Hello SMF users, admins and everyone else!

September 30th, 2013 will be the 10th Anniversary of the release of SMF 1.0 Beta 1 to charter members!

This is a HUGE milestone! Over the last 10 years, we have matured as a software and as a project. There have been periods of upheaval, but the project survived and has grown tremendously from the original (albeit impressive) piece of software released in 2003. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, and possibly start a new tradition, Simple Machines is planning to arrange a large scale conference/convention event.

Unlike anything we have done previously, this event is planned to be of interest for ALL of the folks involved with SMF, whether they be project team members, admins of site(s) which run SMF or just interested users. In light of this, we have created a small ten minute survey to find out what kinds of activities you would like to see at the conference as well as help narrow down a possible region on where we will host the event. The survey is hosted via Google and the information collected is anonymous (unless you identify yourself).

We apologize to our multi-lingual folks, but the survey is in English and only answers in English will be tallied.

We thank everyone who has been involved with SMF in the last nine years, and the upcoming tenth year, from the team members to every user of SMF.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »
Cool. I look forward to seeing how this pans out.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 12:30:19 PM »
Splendid idea - gonna get right on it.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 01:07:57 PM »
Should mention we are only in Market Research phase and this is no guarantee that it will go ahead :)
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 01:12:06 PM »
I can confirm it takes less than 10 minutes to complete (took me 4 mins), and the questions seem highly relevant to the objective.

Good luck with the campaign.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 01:15:43 PM »
Wow have we all aged so much ?  :P Doesnt seem that long ago when SMF appeared!  ;D

Will do the survey later once im home.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 02:44:41 PM »
it has indeed been a long journey and its great to see a software meet 10 years as thats a long time for an internet project ... now remember this is just since we released the first charter release, SMF goes back to the days of YaBB heyday,
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 02:28:05 PM »
Something that should probably be mentioned is that the end result of this survey, if the results are favourable, that the event would be totally different from the Meeting of the Minds that took place in Tucson, Arizona in 2007/2008 (that event occurred over new years). Since that was exclusive to team members, whereas this would not, all community members would be invited to come participate.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 02:45:48 PM »
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 02:51:14 PM »
And folks...   we're looking for REAL input on what sort of events to host at the conference.
panels on various topics, hands-on working, instructional lectures... etc...
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support forums.  Thank you.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 02:55:46 PM »
Well, I completed it but I'd be going to be sociable, I wouldn't be going for the events, so I didn't put anything in for the events ;)
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2012, 08:19:39 PM »
While I'd prefer it be mid-UK, I'd definitely still consider going if it were in London. It's great to see this might actually happen, I certainly hope it does! I've submitted the form, but I may as well note this here so others can discuss too.

I'd like to see some hands-on things where people are put in the role of a real forum administrator, where something occurs and they have to figure their way out of it, much like an experienced forum admin would've but most admins hadn't had the chance yet. I'd also be interested in a coding/design panel, but I doubt everyone will be interested in that.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2012, 08:21:13 PM »
London is much easier to get to than mid-UK for everyone else flying from outside the UK, due to multiple international airports in the vicinity. ;)
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 08:25:24 PM »
Liam, fill out the survey. We will not be searching this thread for answers, only the survey results
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 08:47:01 PM »
London is much easier to get to than mid-UK for everyone else flying from outside the UK, due to multiple international airports in the vicinity. ;)
And the fact that a vast majority of the international flights to the other UK airports route through LHR anyway. :P
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2012, 08:48:40 PM »
Well, yeah, though I personally hate my experiences with LHR. Gatwick rules!
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2012, 08:50:10 PM »
The only "bad" experience I had at LHR was trying to find Runic who was in the wrong terminal, but I know why that happened. LGW is easier to get around in sure. I once had a friend that worked there actually. :P
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 02:49:47 AM »
I submitted my response as well, though I'd prefer it to be in the US for obvious reasons, as much as I've always wanted to visit London.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 04:34:27 AM »
tbh i prefer Edinburgh for visit than London, and arantor plenty of flights to edinburgh from london :P
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Re: Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2012, 05:06:29 AM »
Online broadcasting guys, regardless where the conference is.