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Title: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 17, 2007, 01:57:20 AM
Simple Machines announces its first ever meet. This meet simply dubbed, "The Meeting of the Minds" will take place near the end of the year. We normally hold semi-monthly meetings online, but a chance to meet in person will afford us new opportunities not possible to reach over the internet. 

With this event set to take place soon, each of our team members is responsible for coming up with a portion to help alleviate costs.  Within the next few days team members will have a donation link in their signature. "Help me attend MotM" (The Meeting of the Minds) If you have received good service from one of our various team members, please feel free to put a little something is his/her virtual tip jar, as always, it's not required, just highly appreciated.



"Everyone on the team works as a volunteer. We spend up to 30+ hours a week working together, I'm excited to finally meet my fellow SMF'ers face to face" - rickC
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Amacythe on September 17, 2007, 02:09:04 AM
I am really looking forward to meeting many of the people who make this project possible.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on September 17, 2007, 03:17:58 PM
I look forward to talking with my fellow Devs and discussing where we'd like to take SMF and how we want to get there.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on September 17, 2007, 03:51:09 PM
i look forward to meeting trekkie and alm ... hehe

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 17, 2007, 04:01:08 PM
I look forward to harassing Thantos :D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Trekkie101 on September 17, 2007, 04:04:39 PM
I look forward to sharing irn bru with ya all :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on September 17, 2007, 04:09:18 PM
sorry folks i lied, i look forward to the Hogmonay party :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Fiery on September 19, 2007, 05:33:31 PM
I look forward to meeting everyone.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: jerm on September 19, 2007, 10:01:02 PM
Quote from: sloopz on September 17, 2007, 03:51:09 PM
i look forward to meeting trekkie and alm ... hehe

I look forward to not meeting sloopz since my name wasn't mentioned :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 19, 2007, 10:51:54 PM
Thats coz Trek and I are cool and j00're not. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 20, 2007, 12:56:40 AM
I look forward to meeting everyone face to face to discuss the future of SMF.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Kirby on September 20, 2007, 10:56:09 PM
I may make it to this ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: shadow82x on September 22, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
/me crosses the border to Mexico

A very good idea I must say.

ALM: Removed a quote from me at the request of admins
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 22, 2007, 05:10:11 PM
it will be interesting, thats for sure.

And a nice break from the norm.

And a nice opportunity to get to know the team and conduct our normal business face to face for a time.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 22, 2007, 05:12:05 PM
Quote from: shadow82x on September 22, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
/me crosses the border to Mexico

Cant handle my British accent huh. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 07:32:23 PM
^ depends what type of British Accent you have ALM. ;)
Even I can't understand some British Local Accents eg Cornish/Strong Geordie.

Apparently my accent is very Stopfordian.  Rather than Mancunian.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 22, 2007, 07:46:55 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 07:32:23 PM
^ depends what type of British Accent you have ALM. ;)

South. I'm a Londoner. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: shadow82x on September 22, 2007, 07:48:30 PM
Quote from: ALM on September 22, 2007, 05:12:05 PM
Quote from: shadow82x on September 22, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
/me crosses the border to Mexico

Cant handle my British accent huh. :P
Maybe... :P

There are some english accented people in my school.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: codenaught on September 22, 2007, 07:50:57 PM
Very excited about this meet. :)

Finally the team can really see how crazy I really am. :D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 08:19:57 PM
Well I'd love to meet y'all
but
a) I don't have passport
b) I'm not invited
c) I don't have the time
d) I can't afford it
e) I'm on the US blacklist


j/k (all but a,b)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: shadow82x on September 22, 2007, 08:20:36 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 08:19:57 PM
Well I'd love to meet y'all
but
a) I don't have passport
b) I can't afford it
c) I don't have the time
d) I'm on the US blacklist

j/k (all but a)
And it's only for team members. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 08:21:47 PM
SHHHH!!!!!!!

I was hoping they wouldn't realise.  I'd sneak into ALM's luggage and sort of be a groupie.

Lol;  I edited that one in.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: codenaught on September 22, 2007, 08:23:16 PM
If someone wants to pay for my entire trip, I'll let them wear a wig (if they are a guy) and pretend to be my significant other so they can tag along. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 08:29:26 PM
wig you say

<--
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 22, 2007, 10:00:46 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 08:21:47 PM
I was hoping they wouldn't realise.  I'd sneak into ALM's luggage and sort of be a groupie.

GARY: <opens> Who the hell are you?!
/me brandishes sword
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 22, 2007, 10:02:22 PM
Well, now you know what to look for :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Niteblade on September 23, 2007, 12:41:10 PM
Oh my.

I can only image what'll happen when you fellas get together.

Admit it, you're asking for tips because you need to cover the costs of repairing the hotel rooms, not to mention the court costs, and the money it takes to make bail.

Take a camera.
Take pictures.
We need evidence.

;D ;D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 23, 2007, 01:19:17 PM
I'll take my camera, though there is one person who wont be in any pictures.

Not that I can blame them. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: SleePy on September 23, 2007, 02:05:10 PM
Quote from: ALM on September 23, 2007, 01:19:17 PM
I'll take my camera, though there is one person who wont be in any pictures.

Not that I can blame them. :P

Turn the camera around you newb :P
Enjoy a little self glory..
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Rudolf on September 23, 2007, 04:09:21 PM
With all my respect, I do not think that asking money is quite fair. And in the Charter member sections?
I mean, let's face it, you meeting in live is not really necessary for the SMF as a project or else it would be dead long time ago. It's a thing you want to do it for personal purposes, because it's fun.
When I saw the subject I thought it will be something like a conference, where people can show up and meet the team members and/or talk with each other. Instead I saw a topic for team-members only (almost all the replies are made by team members).
If this is a meeting for the team members, then I don't see why I should help anyone getting there?

Basically you are asking from the people who support the SMF as a project to support your personal whims. Not nice, imo.
Again, with all due respect, I support the project because the software is good, not because of the people on it. If it's a SMF meeting it should be financed by the Simple Machines LLC from it's income. If that's not enough, then you should skip it, instead of asking further money from the charter members.

Rudolf
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 23, 2007, 04:16:29 PM
The majority of it is being financed by SM, LLC.  There are other things in the works that prevent full financing, of which i can't go into specifics.

This topic isn't meant solely for the charter members, it'll end up in the public boards soon.  Nobody is required to pay.  The point of this is to announce the meeting, not to ask for financing. 

Personally I financed my part of my own trip from my own money for the better of SMF.  I can afford to do this, but not all team members can.  That part is meant to help those who need a bit of help to raise the relatively small amount (seen in the scope of the whole trip) we're being asked to attest to.

Its been a longtime goal of the management to get the team together for intense face-to-face meetings, which are of course more efficient than doing it via IRC. 

This isn't a 'for fun' type of thing, else i'd agree with you.

On a side note, i would like to see some kind of conference someday.  That would be very nice for everyone :)


Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 23, 2007, 04:19:07 PM
I suppose it would be useful to meet up at least once.  Although these days it would be alot cheaper to do video conferencing.

I look forward to SMF Expo 2010.

Inviting all smf admins, smf owners to Maddison Square Garden for a 2-day expo on smf.

HEHE ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 23, 2007, 04:28:16 PM
The point i am making ultimately, this isn't 'for fun'.   Though i don't doubt we will have a good time

This is a work/business meeting.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Amacythe on September 23, 2007, 04:30:47 PM
I'd like to mention that the first replies are all from Team Members because this was first announced to just Team Members and they had the first opportunity to reply.  We then moved it to the Charter Members board out of respect for our Charter Members (We thought you'd like to know before we announce to the public.)

That said, I feel it is very important that the SMF Team Members meet before we have an open conference.  We hope to be able to do this again in the future and when we do we'll announce where and when so anyone in the community can visit with the Team Members.

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: LiroyvH on September 23, 2007, 08:46:32 PM
I want to be on the team now, lol
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 24, 2007, 12:37:14 AM
Quote from: Rudolf on September 23, 2007, 04:09:21 PM
With all my respect, I do not think that asking money is quite fair. And in the Charter member sections?
I mean, let's face it, you meeting in live is not really necessary for the SMF as a project or else it would be dead long time ago. It's a thing you want to do it for personal purposes, because it's fun.
When I saw the subject I thought it will be something like a conference, where people can show up and meet the team members and/or talk with each other. Instead I saw a topic for team-members only (almost all the replies are made by team members).
If this is a meeting for the team members, then I don't see why I should help anyone getting there?

Basically you are asking from the people who support the SMF as a project to support your personal whims. Not nice, imo.
Again, with all due respect, I support the project because the software is good, not because of the people on it. If it's a SMF meeting it should be financed by the Simple Machines LLC from it's income. If that's not enough, then you should skip it, instead of asking further money from the charter members.

Rudolf

Thanks for the comments. Let me clear up some misconceptions.
SMF is paying for the MotM. This topic was initially started in the team boards. I moved it here before making it public to allow our beloved CM's access to this info before officially announcing to the public, not to ask for a hand out.

Each member does have to pay an undisclosed amount. Being that the bulk of our staff are college students, this is harder for some than others. I apologize if it seems we are only asking CM's. This post will be public soon. To quote myself..
QuoteIf you have received good service from one of our various team members, please feel free to put a little something is his/her virtual tip jar, as always, it's not required, just highly appreciated.

Quotemeeting in live is not really necessary for the SMF as a project or else it would be dead long time ago.
Yes how true. But remember our entire staff works on SMF on a volunteer basis. We have team members all across the globe. We are rarely all online @ the same time, even for our team meetings. Meeting in person, dedicating a week to SMF will allow us to do things that just aren't possible on the net. Of course we will save time to have fun, but remember, this is a group of people who dedicate 5-30 hours a week (sometimes more) to an online project for fun.

I assure you this is a Win-win situation for the SMF team, and our users. :D


Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: SleePy on September 25, 2007, 10:59:55 PM
Jeez, The 1.1.4 announcement ate this thing up, I wonder how many people actual know its here :P

While I can't enjoy this meeting myself due to family and work. I am for sure going to kick people to get to the next one :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Flying Drupalist on September 26, 2007, 04:23:53 AM
You guys holding any press conferences afterwards? :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 26, 2007, 11:30:35 AM
plans aren't finalized.

i doubt anything of a press conference though.

I was trying to badger people into a podcast though :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 26, 2007, 01:22:32 PM
Quote from: metallica48423 on September 26, 2007, 11:30:35 AM
plans aren't finalized.

i doubt anything of a press conference though.

I was trying to badger people into a podcast though :P

As Met. said, the plans (details) are still in the works. The main goal is to get the team in one room, (and one time zone for that matter) to be productive and socialize. We have LOTs to discuss regarding 2.0, and other SMF related matters.

And to spearhead any rumors before they start....

"SMF IS NOT GOING PAID!" Please don't ask this.
Our stance on Why free is better (http://www.simplemachines.org/about/whyfree.php) is and will remain an SMF standard just like our Core Values (http://www.simplemachines.org/about/values.php).
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 26, 2007, 01:46:44 PM
Quote from: metallica48423 on September 26, 2007, 11:30:35 AM
I was trying to badger people into a podcast though :P

BART: Hey, it worked on me.
LISA: Me too.

Seriously....

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Saleh on September 26, 2007, 07:05:46 PM
QuoteYes how true. But remember our entire staff works on SMF on a volunteer basis. We have team members all across the globe. We are rarely all online @ the same time, even for our team meetings. Meeting in person, dedicating a week to SMF will allow us to do things that just aren't possible on the net. Of course we will save time to have fun, but remember, this is a group of people who dedicate 5-30 hours a week (sometimes more) to an online project for fun.
You mean even non-US team members will make it?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 26, 2007, 07:10:49 PM
it would appear so.

Although I expect some people will have work/family committments that will prevent them attending such a distance.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: codenaught on September 26, 2007, 07:14:07 PM
Yep, we would like to get team members from all over the world. I think there are already some from Europe who have already committed to going. :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 26, 2007, 07:37:06 PM
I'm already wearing my wig to get it. ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 26, 2007, 07:37:29 PM
Not all of us will be attending, but all current team members were invited regardless of longevity.

That includes non us team members.  Not all of them can come, but they were invited :P

I personally will be attending

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 26, 2007, 07:39:34 PM
An smf knees up ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 26, 2007, 08:18:36 PM
Quote from: akabugeyes on September 26, 2007, 07:14:07 PM
Yep, we would like to get team members from all over the world. I think there are already some from Europe who have already committed to going. :)
/me raises hand. :P

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Sarge on September 26, 2007, 08:42:22 PM
I'm commited to going to the Meeting and I look so much forward to it. I'd love to talk face to face with other team members; most importantly, being there at the same place and time creates a perfect opportunity for extensive and fast-paced brainstorming sessions, something which cannot be done easily in online settings.

Note that the Meeting is scheduled near the end of the year, which is normally a time to be spent with family. However, some of us are willing to spend that time on SMF. Think about it. ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Saleh on September 26, 2007, 08:51:25 PM
Ah and SM LLC is paying a portion of airway fares? if so, I am impressed!

I hope those outside the US wont be facing the horrible nightmare of getting a visa as we do here.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: OZSlayer on September 27, 2007, 05:01:05 PM
Hye guys good idea.

Come to Australia and have more fun.

Good luck with making SMF even better.

Just make it work better with OCPortal.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 27, 2007, 10:41:33 PM
Quote from: Saleh on September 26, 2007, 08:51:25 PM
Ah and SM LLC is paying a portion of airway fares? if so, I am impressed!
Yeah, SM LLC is paying a chunk of the fees.

Quote from: Saleh on September 26, 2007, 08:51:25 PM
I hope those outside the US wont be facing the horrible nightmare of getting a visa as we do here.
As far as I know, for team members with British Passports don't need a Visa. It's been a while since I needed to check on that.

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 27, 2007, 10:43:12 PM
I believe it depends on your type of passport. ???
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 27, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
I think there's only one type of British Passport. :P

Then again, I think its the citizenship that counts. :P

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 27, 2007, 10:44:54 PM
of course, they'd be crazy to let anyone who can't spell color or behavior correctly in the country ;)

j/k ALM :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 28, 2007, 08:10:20 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 27, 2007, 10:43:12 PM
I believe it depends on your type of passport. ???

It depends of length of stay & the country.


Quote from: http://www.unitedstatesvisas.gov/visiting.htmlCitizens of certain countries, traveling for visitor visa purposes for 90 days or less, and who meet all the requirements, can travel to the United States for tourism or business under the Visa Waiver Program. Additionally, certain citizens of Canada and Bermuda do not need a visa to visit the U.S.


Quote from: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html#countriesVisa Waiver Program - Participating Countries.
Andorra    Iceland    Norway
Australia    Ireland    Portugal
Austria    Italy    San Marino
Belgium    Japan    Singapore
Brunei    Liechtenstein    Slovenia
Denmark    Luxembourg    Spain
Finland    Monaco    Sweden
France    the Netherlands    Switzerland
Germany    New Zealand    United Kingdom
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 08:32:29 PM
Quote from: ALM on September 27, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
I think there's only one type of British Passport. :P
I remember reading something about the difference between a plain old passport and one of the new ones with a chip/biometric data. The former of which i think needs a visa.  But as ever I believe the US dept changed their minds at least once.

Quote from: ALM on September 27, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
Then again, I think its the citizenship that counts. :P
-ALM
Unfortunately not.  There are no citizens of the United Kingdom.  Only (loyal) subjects of the Queen.

Thats our anachronistic country for you.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 28, 2007, 08:37:19 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 08:32:29 PM
Quote from: ALM on September 27, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
I think there's only one type of British Passport. :P
I remember reading something about the difference between a plain old passport and one of the new ones with a chip/biometric data. The former of which i think needs a visa.  But as ever I believe the US dept changed their minds at least once.

Quote from: ALM on September 27, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
Then again, I think its the citizenship that counts. :P
-ALM
Unfortunately not.  There are no citizens of the United Kingdom.  Only (loyal) subjects of the Queen.

Thats our anachronistic country for you.


Quote from: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.htmlInternational travelers, who are nationals of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries, seeking to travel to the United States without a visa, should review this important information on passport requirements for travelers under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). All VWP travelers, regardless of age or type of passport used, must present individual machine -readable passports.  In addition, depending on when VWP travelers' passports were issued, other passport requirements apply:

    * Machine-readable passports issued or renewed/extended on or after 10/26/06 – requires integrated chip with information from the data page ( e-Passport ).
    * Machine-readable passports issued or renewed/extended between 10/26/05 and 10/25/06 – requires digital photograph printed on the data page or integrated chip with information from the data page.
    * Machine-readable passports issued or renewed/extended before 10/26/05 – no further requirements.
    * Temporary, emergency, official and diplomatic passports are exempted from biometric digital photo and chip requirements, but must be machine-readable.
    * Italian, French and Temporary German Passports   
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 08:43:43 PM
I must remember when I get my passport, to smash the chip in the passport with a blunt object to break it.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 28, 2007, 09:39:27 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 08:43:43 PM
I must remember when I get my passport, to smash the chip in the passport with a blunt object to break it.
Wait until you get here and get approved 1st :D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 10:14:17 PM
Without wanting to take this topic further OT.  The point is the info on the chips is not encrypted.
As far as I'm aware (and according to several passport related articles/programmes I've seen), a passport with a fault chip is still a valid passport.
To prevent my all my biometric information being leaked, especially to the USA (where it is not subject to the superior EU privacy laws, and doesnt even get protection under USA privacy laws).
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 28, 2007, 10:23:07 PM
why would it matter?  With that wig on nobody would recognize you in your passport picture anyways :P

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 10:26:38 PM
Because I'm an international terrorist seeking disrupt the first ever SimpleMachines "Meeting Of The Minds".
Nah, I just like to keep my private info private.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 28, 2007, 10:33:40 PM
understood :P

t'was joking :D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 10:42:32 PM
don't joke with my personal information :P

I shall look forward to attending a future SMF convention. (once I've been cleared by the FBI/CIA/Homeland Security after 5 years in Guantanamo and the torture marks to prove it). J/K :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 28, 2007, 10:44:59 PM
with that wig, you'd be lucky to get on the plane :D

But anyways, to get back on topic...

3  months... sweet zombie jesus on a pogostick i can't wait :(
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: 青山 素子 on September 29, 2007, 02:24:52 AM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 28, 2007, 08:43:43 PM
I must remember when I get my passport, to smash the chip in the passport with a blunt object to break it.

Doesn't work, RFID chips can be very thin. It is much easier to microwave them for 10 seconds or so. They usually kills the chips (although you should check if they are really dead to be sure).
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on September 29, 2007, 12:08:37 PM
im curious how much is a good scotch over there
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Harro on September 30, 2007, 05:00:42 PM
Just made the payment so I'm also coming :P
Am also one of the few that comes from Europ (Belgium to be correct).
So I'm definatly looking forward to the meeting :D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on September 30, 2007, 09:06:20 PM
Its going to be so much fun getting the whole team in one time zone. (No more staying up to 4am to chat with some of my fellow SMF'ers. )

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on September 30, 2007, 09:07:32 PM
One timezone maybe.

But some say its impossible to get all the SMF'ers on the same planet :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on September 30, 2007, 09:39:19 PM
Quote from: rickC on September 30, 2007, 09:06:20 PM
No more staying up to 4am to chat with some of my fellow SMF'ers. )

I thought you were already in yankie-ville? :P It is Gars that stays up to 4am. :P

-Gars
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: codenaught on September 30, 2007, 10:01:28 PM
Yep, all of us together at the same place, same time. :P

I plan to make some proposals during the meet.


mmmm....
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on September 30, 2007, 10:03:20 PM
don't forget the new rules discouraging mistreatment of Llama's in the development of SMF.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: SleePy on September 30, 2007, 11:41:41 PM
What about the auto adding of a default ban on the user "akabugeyes" :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on October 01, 2007, 12:20:38 AM
Quote from: SleePy on September 30, 2007, 11:41:41 PM
What about the auto adding of a default ban on the user "akabugeyes" :P

Isn't that a current mod :P

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Harro on October 01, 2007, 01:20:15 PM
If not then it should be :P

And for me no getting up at 5 for the meeting (only perhaps to catch my plane) :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on October 01, 2007, 03:58:10 PM
i heard we gotta get up at 430 for meeting!!
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 01, 2007, 04:00:05 PM
really? i was told we wouldn't be allowed to sleep
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on October 01, 2007, 04:16:14 PM
We'll basically become Zombies.

FLANDERS: Hey Simpson, I'm feeling kinda peckish, mind if I chew your ear?

<SHOTGUN>

BART: Dad, you killed the Zombie Flanders!
HOMER: He was a zombie?

:P

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on October 01, 2007, 04:56:20 PM
no sleep!!!!
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on October 07, 2007, 08:03:22 AM
How many people are going to this meeting?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on October 07, 2007, 11:41:15 AM
eh just a handful :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 07, 2007, 04:04:13 PM
if you call THAT a handful, sloopz, i'd hate to see what you call a lot of people :P

I can't give specifics, of course, but in the end, a good portion of the team is going considering the hurdles that must be jumped :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on October 07, 2007, 10:19:34 PM
Alright, so is there a list of subjects for the meeting. Things for discussion etc.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on October 08, 2007, 08:26:10 AM
Items are being discussed, but it cant be disclosed at this time. ;)

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on October 08, 2007, 08:40:09 AM
Quote from: Gary Ghoulsdon on October 08, 2007, 08:26:10 AM
Items are being discussed, but it cant be disclosed at this time. ;)

-ALM

It just seems hard to donate money when no one knows what items are discussed, non one knows who's turning up etc.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on October 08, 2007, 09:01:17 AM
Well, I'll be there. I'll say that much.

And what will we talk about? SMF. :P

-ALM
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:18:50 AM
Day 1 through 10 are devoted to World Domination issues.  The rest of the time will probably end up as a Pirate vs Ninja vs Samurai vs Baby with dirty diaper vs Roseanne Barr.

Currently we have 18 people on the "I'll be there" list and 5 on the "I hope so" list.  Thats 23 people out of 40.

Looking at the planned agenda we have meetings the first three days after arrivals.  We are also including some time for people to break out into smaller groups.  We have a large group activity planned for a couple of days and then everyone leaves.

I know the devs want to get together and get piss drunk and then do some serious coding ;)  One thing I hope to do is try to discuss our future plans and see if we can't come up with some type of roadmap.


A good part of this is the team getting to know each other on a more personal level so we can hopefully function even better.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on October 08, 2007, 10:27:38 AM
Quote from: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:18:50 AM
Day 1 through 10 are devoted to World Domination issues.  The rest of the time will probably end up as a Pirate vs Ninja vs Samurai vs Baby with dirty diaper vs Roseanne Barr.

Currently we have 18 people on the "I'll be there" list and 5 on the "I hope so" list.  Thats 23 people out of 40.

Looking at the planned agenda we have meetings the first three days after arrivals.  We are also including some time for people to break out into smaller groups.  We have a large group activity planned for a couple of days and then everyone leaves.

I know the devs want to get together and get piss drunk and then do some serious coding ;)  One thing I hope to do is try to discuss our future plans and see if we can't come up with some type of roadmap.


A good part of this is the team getting to know each other on a more personal level so we can hopefully function even better.
TinyPortal did this one time before and that was good because people actually knew what was happening in the future instead of a big blank.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: 青山 素子 on October 08, 2007, 10:54:25 AM
Quote from: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:18:50 AM
I know the devs want to get together and get piss drunk and then do some serious coding ;)  One thing I hope to do is try to discuss our future plans and see if we can't come up with some type of roadmap.

You're a follower of the Ballmer Peak (http://xkcd.com/323/)?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on October 08, 2007, 01:09:23 PM
Quote from: Motoko-chan on October 08, 2007, 10:54:25 AM
Quote from: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:18:50 AM
I know the devs want to get together and get piss drunk and then do some serious coding ;)  One thing I hope to do is try to discuss our future plans and see if we can't come up with some type of roadmap.

You're a follower of the Ballmer Peak (http://xkcd.com/323/)?


Ballmer Peak, thats funny...
I guess I'll be looking in to getting a Lg 1500 Cell Phone. (the phone with a Breathalyzer)
to ensure we are good to go and on track to hit the apex of the curve. :P j/k
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 08, 2007, 02:29:29 PM
i was going to say half, but either way.  Yes, roughly about half of the team is expected to attend.  There will be some lengthy meetings both for the whole group attending and between the individual teams.

Personally, i hope to bug the **** out of Jerm (one of the support team leaders) :D

Nah, in all seriousness, i'm excited to see what can happen when all of us come together :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on October 08, 2007, 02:33:26 PM
Quote from: metallica48423 on October 08, 2007, 02:29:29 PM
Personally, i hope to bug the **** out of Jerm (one of the support team leaders) :D

Me too, but replace Jerm, with akabugeyes. Jerm's cool. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 08, 2007, 02:51:35 PM
ya, Jerm is cool.

I'll bug everyone though :P  Particularly Amacythe :P

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Harro on October 08, 2007, 02:54:20 PM
Carefull for the whip though :P
I'm also coming to the meeting and am really looking forward to it!
Will be great to finally meet the other team members!
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 08, 2007, 03:02:31 PM
i entice the whip.  I am motivated by the whip.

oh ye gods help me...

:-X
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Harro on October 08, 2007, 03:24:56 PM
Quote from: Harro on October 08, 2007, 02:54:20 PM
Will be great to finally meet the other team members!
Just read this part again and think it needs a bit of explanation.

It will be great for me to meet the other team members, but perhaps not for them to meet me :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: SleePy on October 08, 2007, 04:55:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Amacythe came to the meeting with a horse whip :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on October 08, 2007, 05:00:57 PM
hmmm ... i think i may stay away from her reach :S :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: StormLrd on October 08, 2007, 06:02:36 PM
Sounds cool ya'll, I wish it the best of luck and success :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:22:38 PM
Quote from: SleePy on October 08, 2007, 04:55:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Amacythe came to the meeting with a horse whip :P
Do you think she'd use something so weak?  I think she'd use something more like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_o'_nine_tails)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: SleePy on October 09, 2007, 12:24:10 AM
Quote from: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:22:38 PM
Quote from: SleePy on October 08, 2007, 04:55:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Amacythe came to the meeting with a horse whip :P
Do you think she'd use something so weak?  I think she'd use something more like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_o'_nine_tails)

You will just have to tell me after you get back :P If you can sit long enough to do the work :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on October 09, 2007, 05:49:59 AM
Quote from: Thantos on October 08, 2007, 09:22:38 PM
Do you think she'd use something so weak?  I think she'd use something more like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_o'_nine_tails)

CHIEF WIGGUM: That's the new Omnilash boys! Just look at that snap back!

I have defences against all forms of whips. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: moazam on October 19, 2007, 03:52:17 PM
Quote from: karlbenson on September 22, 2007, 08:19:57 PM
Well I'd love to meet y'all
but
a) I don't have passport
b) I'm not invited
c) I don't have the time
d) I can't afford it
e) I'm on the US blacklist


j/k (all but a,b)

Sorry to hear :(
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on October 20, 2007, 02:09:00 AM
How did you get on the Black list?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 20, 2007, 02:14:12 AM
read the last line again :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on October 20, 2007, 03:51:29 AM
Quote from: BlackMage on October 20, 2007, 02:14:12 AM
read the last line again :P

Damn, I can't read small things!! Arrhhh
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: tpruessner on October 25, 2007, 03:39:07 PM
I think it is so cool you guys are meeting.  And since I already live in Tucson, I volunteer to take the pictures.  :D  HA!  Also, I volunteer to work for you.  I work cheap... just a couple of beers and I am a happy camper. 

Anyways, very cool that you guys are getting to meet in person!  I look forward to the ideas that come from this meeting!!!
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on October 25, 2007, 04:18:24 PM
actually a few of us are taking pictures ... if we make them public or not is up to the rest of team
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: tpruessner on October 25, 2007, 04:40:35 PM
I saw that...I was kidding around.  Sorry to not make that very clear!   :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Horme Gaming on October 25, 2007, 06:46:10 PM
may have been me no picking it up ... im kinda slow this week ... too tired :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on October 26, 2007, 01:02:24 AM
this week? :o

J/k. <3 sloopz
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Frestorm on November 14, 2007, 01:19:50 PM
thanks :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Jorin on November 26, 2007, 04:12:19 AM
A question about localized meetings: You said depending on the interest you are planning to organize localized meetings in the future? How will that work?

I will be listen to the radio show, it will start 10:30 pm my time, but I'll try not to sleep  ;D But I will be using the chat, hope I get all the informations there too?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on November 26, 2007, 12:12:33 PM
Quote from: nehcregit on November 26, 2007, 04:12:19 AM
A question about localized meetings: You said depending on the interest you are planning to organize localized meetings in the future? How will that work?
To clairfy:  Localized talkshoe chats.  Not physical meetups (not that those are out of the realm of possibility).

How they'll work I don't know yet.  Ideally a team member would organize it for their area and we'd announce it.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Jorin on November 26, 2007, 01:45:54 PM
Quote from: Thantos on November 26, 2007, 12:12:33 PMHow they'll work I don't know yet.  Ideally a team member would organize it for their area and we'd announce it.

Sounds good. Another question, as I can only use the chat, will it be passive oder can we (the users) ask in the chat also and will get an answer? Or, is it possible in the future, to start such a chat from time to time to "talk" with you about SMF and it's future?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on November 26, 2007, 01:48:30 PM
Would you please ask questions regarding the chat in the other topic?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Jorin on November 26, 2007, 02:20:24 PM
Oops  :-[ Sure.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Fustrate on December 10, 2007, 01:45:18 AM
I'd love to go, but you're holding it on my 18th birthday. Kinda can't miss that one here at home ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on December 10, 2007, 12:09:28 PM
Quote from: nehcregit on November 26, 2007, 04:12:19 AM
A question about localized meetings: You said depending on the interest you are planning to organize localized meetings in the future? How will that work?

One of the many things we'll be discussing during this retreat.
(one of the many, many things :D)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on December 11, 2007, 05:40:03 AM
Quote from: Thantos on November 26, 2007, 12:12:33 PM
Quote from: nehcregit on November 26, 2007, 04:12:19 AM
A question about localized meetings: You said depending on the interest you are planning to organize localized meetings in the future? How will that work?
To clairfy:  Localized talkshoe chats.  Not physical meetups (not that those are out of the realm of possibility).

How they'll work I don't know yet.  Ideally a team member would organize it for their area and we'd announce it.

A interesing idea. However not every countery would have a team member in their area. You could create a "Team Research Member" who organzies groups and takes down ideas and Suggestions to bring to the Main Team Group.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Jorin on December 11, 2007, 07:44:22 AM
Quote from: christicehurst on December 11, 2007, 05:40:03 AM
[quote author=Thantos link=topic=195275.msg1321770#msg1321770 You could create a "Team Research Member" who organzies groups and takes down ideas and Suggestions to bring to the Main Team Group.

Sounds like a great idea.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on December 11, 2007, 10:24:03 AM
First things first we need to focus on this show.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: brianjw on December 28, 2007, 09:35:59 AM
I like this feature:
Quote from: akabugeyesPropose that we change the price of SMF. Let's make it -$0.05 (negative) instead of $0.00.
then we get money :D

Hope you all have a fun time there!
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: karlbenson on December 28, 2007, 10:58:00 AM
Have a great knees up.

I mean Meeting ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: FotoZone on December 28, 2007, 03:04:36 PM
I am really looking forward to meeting   in Spain is possibble?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: deTrezS6 on December 29, 2007, 03:56:54 AM
Quote from: FotoZone on December 28, 2007, 03:04:36 PM
I am really looking forward to meeting   in Spain is possibble?

Oh where would we be without people like this.. :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on December 29, 2007, 11:07:13 PM
Depending on the results from this meeting will determine the decision for more localised locations.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Fustrate on December 30, 2007, 04:42:31 AM
I'm hoping for Southern California, but with my luck the next one will be on the east coast :(
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: shacon on December 30, 2007, 09:48:57 AM
Quote from: YodaOfDarkness on December 30, 2007, 04:42:31 AM
I'm hoping for Southern California, but with my luck the next one will be on the east coast :(

Same here Yoda same here.

-shacon :)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: hvyhitter on December 30, 2007, 11:40:42 AM
ok.. wow.. I havent been on this board for a long time.. still trying to be patient for a SMFChess version I can use with the beta so i can move my forum up to version 2.0

anyhow..

here is my point..

I got my forum upgraded by doing partial restores of the database from a copy of my live one.. and moving it to a NEW location.

seriously.. lets just think this through LOGICALLY without all this discussion about the internal workings.

If your forum DOESNT upgrade with the upgrade installer package included in the beta.. is it reasonable to assume that your forum is modded to a level that you PROBABLY want to fix before upgrading to a NEW version?

Thats my problem.. my forum RUNS fine.. but.. the error log is FILLED with all kinds of php errors (the old 1.4 version currently running). Do I WANT to upgrade that.. or do I want to get as CLEAN a copy of the database over to the new version so that LONG term my forum will run better and be more reliable?

I am thinking the latter.. clean database.. no mods starting fresh.. etc..

That way isnt being discussed here.. your hacking the install script to work with a heavily modded forum that sounds like mine..

take a different approach.. selective restore of the internal parts of the database.. get only what you need to start it back up.. and go from there.. clean and fresh.. for longer term stability. If a mod was good.. reinstall it in the 2.0 version after you get your 2.0 CLEAN version going.

thats MY 2 cents.

Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Gary on December 30, 2007, 12:23:54 PM
...and what does that have to do with the MOTM?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Nao 尚 on January 01, 2008, 05:30:58 AM
What are the "official" dates for the MotM, by the way?
I can't seem to find the information anywhere...

Because all SMF development seems to have been stopped yesterday, and since there was a lot of activity even on Christmas day, I guess it will last until the end of the MotM... ;)
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: brianjw on January 01, 2008, 08:51:29 AM
Well they're away now, see:
Quote from: top and bottom of the page here
A significant portion of the team is currently away at the MotM. As such, the support response time will be longer than normal.
We thank you for your understanding.
MotM Blog | MotM Photos
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Thantos on January 01, 2008, 11:49:05 AM
We'll be gone for the rest of the week.  There actually has been a lot of development going on the last few days.  Just not the normal commit based ones.  Nothing like sitting in a room with some people and talking things out.
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on January 01, 2008, 12:50:19 PM
Quote from: Thantos on January 01, 2008, 11:49:05 AM
We'll be gone for the rest of the week.  There actually has been a lot of development going on the last few days.  Just not the normal commit based ones.  Nothing like sitting in a room with some people and talking things out.

Or more like theres nothing like sitting in a room with everyone's laptop open showing each other what they're working on....so much so, we've had to limit laptop times, and enforce bedtimes... j/k (1/2 way at least :P ) But seriously, there's been a TON of collaboration. Not just within groups, but throughout the whole team....
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: christicehurst on January 02, 2008, 01:00:07 AM
Quote from: rickC on January 01, 2008, 12:50:19 PM
Quote from: Thantos on January 01, 2008, 11:49:05 AM
We'll be gone for the rest of the week.  There actually has been a lot of development going on the last few days.  Just not the normal commit based ones.  Nothing like sitting in a room with some people and talking things out.

Or more like theres nothing like sitting in a room with everyone's laptop open showing each other what they're working on....so much so, we've had to limit laptop times, and enforce bedtimes... j/k (1/2 way at least :P ) But seriously, there's been a TON of collaboration. Not just within groups, but throughout the whole team....

I'm guessing nothing will be told about what took place in these collaborations?
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: metallica48423 on January 02, 2008, 01:07:37 AM
I imagine we'll put some things together and present.  But probably not while we're still here :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: brianjw on January 02, 2008, 08:12:54 AM
Could you guys post pictures of the entire team probably all standing together or sitting at the table including all the names? It'd be nice to finally put a face to the names :)

brianjw
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Aaron on January 02, 2008, 08:24:21 AM
Someone probably will, but only after this contest (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=214263.0), I guess. :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on January 02, 2008, 10:05:52 AM
Quote from: Aäron on January 02, 2008, 08:24:21 AM
Someone probably will, but only after this contest (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=214263.0), I guess. :P

Yeah we thought it would be fun to see our community try it first...
Don't feel too bad though, we all had to play this game in real life... :P
Let the games begin :D
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: cindyk on January 02, 2008, 08:25:25 PM
Quote from: rickC on January 02, 2008, 10:05:52 AM
Don't feel too bad though, we all had to play this game in real life... :P


So how did you do?  Where you able to match most of the members??? 
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: Harro on January 02, 2008, 08:51:31 PM
We were all terrible at it :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: cindyk on January 02, 2008, 09:10:24 PM
I don't feel so bad now.  You guys talk to each other all the time and still couldn't get em right... 

I think I only knew like 4 maybe 5.    WOULD BE NICE to know if I guessed right on any of the others.  Guess I'll have to be patient and wait.  :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: HoTmetal on January 03, 2008, 05:48:04 AM
I don't know about the rest of the team but
I take bribes j/k :D

We were lucky enough to prearrange things so everyone coming from overseas, made it on the same flight. And once here, they all hit a major hub together. Mike and I arrived latter that night (http://blogs.simplemachines.org/motm/214191/Greetings+from+the+Lime+Green+77%27+Gremlin..html) and between the 2 of us, we got everyone down the 1st try :D

We had one member who's flight was delayed, we made him guess each and everyone... and he did a great job as well :P
Title: Re: Simple Machines LLC announces “The Meeting of the Minds”
Post by: codenaught on January 03, 2008, 12:16:15 PM
Quote from: rickC on January 03, 2008, 05:48:04 AM
We had one member who's flight was delayed, we made him guess each and everyone... and he did a great job as well :P
Oh yeah, that particular member did an awesome job guessing the members.  :P