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Simple Machines Forum Conference Survey

Started by Runic, October 16, 2012, 11:07:00 AM

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Horme Gaming

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.

Regards
Simple Machines

Gary

Cool. I look forward to seeing how this pans out.
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Horme Gaming

Should mention we are only in Market Research phase and this is no guarantee that it will go ahead :)

Shambles

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.

Night09

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.

Horme Gaming

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,

Gary

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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Kindred

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...
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Arantor

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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Liam.

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.

Arantor

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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Kindred

Liam, fill out the survey. We will not be searching this thread for answers, only the survey results
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Gary

Quote from: Arantor 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. ;)
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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Arantor

Well, yeah, though I personally hate my experiences with LHR. Gatwick rules!
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Gary

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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Oldiesmann

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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Horme Gaming

tbh i prefer Edinburgh for visit than London, and arantor plenty of flights to edinburgh from london :P

wattie

Online broadcasting guys, regardless where the conference is.

Horme Gaming

wattie please fill in the survey with any suggestions you have.

Gary

I wont be surprised if the presentations are video recorded and uploaded, but I do doubt that they would be live streamed.
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samozin

its theme does not support rtl languages  looks not working good in rtl

Kindred

Quote from: Samhainn on October 16, 2012, 11:07:00 AM
We apologize to our multi-lingual folks, but the survey is in English and only answers in English will be tallied.
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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choloman05

Very cool. Of course I would love it to be in U.S. as well, but that's bc it would be easier for me to attend. This is fun news.

JBlaze

Interesting. Filled out the survey.

Even though I mentioned it in the survey, I would like to point out here that any conferences/lectures/speeches/etc. should be broadcast online to a streaming service such as http://www.livestream.com or others. Just because someone can't attend doesn't mean they should miss out :)
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Gary

Quote from: Jason Clemons on October 20, 2012, 02:02:25 PM
Even though I mentioned it in the survey, I would like to point out here that any conferences/lectures/speeches/etc. should be broadcast online to a streaming service such as http://www.livestream.com or others. Just because someone can't attend doesn't mean they should miss out :)

I'm not too sure on livestreams personally, but I do hope that we can at least have them video recorded so that they can be uploaded to the site. ;)
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Quote from: whz1001 on October 26, 2012, 02:23:25 AM
Guys share the place???????
If you mean the location of the event, it is undecided thus the poll.
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Colin

Horme Gaming

Correct, right now we are just gathering the data to know if its viable or not, when we close this survey we will look at the data and move on from there.

nend

I filled out the survey, I more than likely wouldn't attend anyways unless conditions are optimal, money is tight right now. Student loans, bills etc.  ;D

JXDavise


Kindred

after we've collected much more input form people and talked with the various locations regarding timeing and price...   in other words, not real soon.
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Gary

So for now, fill out the survey and tell us where you want it to be held. That might just be the place, who knows. :P


Only time or some sort of time travelling device will tell. (We accept DeLoreans, Phone Booths, a Tardis, a Toaster or Time Compression as valid modes of Time Travel)
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Horme Gaming

What about the robot time travel code thats found on the rear end of Fry?


Gary

The Universal Laguage Time Code is also acceptable :P I forgot about that.
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KensonPlays

tinyurl? I dont trust those lol. but anyway grats!!

Horme Gaming

KCmartz, its a link to a google doc that is all, I generated the link myself and I visit it to make sure it still works on a daily basis.

KensonPlays

Quote from: Bryan "Runic" Deakin on November 02, 2012, 01:45:05 PM
KCmartz, its a link to a google doc that is all, I generated the link myself and I visit it to make sure it still works on a daily basis.
Just making sure, I don't trust shortlinks unless I generate them myself, at all. :P

Horme Gaming

Do you honestly think that we would put a link on an official post that links to a suspicious site?


Gary

Ugh. Here's the full URL if you're gonna be like that.

But seriously, you really believe that we'd place a malicious link in an official announcement?
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Night09

If any of you cant trust an official link from SMF then delete your account here and cease using the software designed by those you accuse of possibly supplying a malicious link. The logic of your thinking eludes me...  ;)

Conay

I hope that it's in London.

Preferably at the ExCel Centre (for anyone in London, take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich and go on the 'Emirates Air Line', it's awesome!) or the O2. The former is a great location for conferences, I was there for Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing, it was amazing.


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Gary

While London as a whole isn't out of the question, though, I'd rather it weren't in London, after some reconsideration, given that I want out. :P (I've lived in London all my life) Places like the Excel center or the dome will certainly be out of the question.

If anything it'll be in a large hotel's conference room if it were in London.

We don't have millions to be able to spend on this y'know. :P
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I'm down for it in Chicago, I was in London last summer for the Olympics.
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gisfreak

Me fail English? That's unpossible.

Horme Gaming

Guys please fill this out we will be closing it at the end of this month!!

Gary

Okay. We'd like to thank everyone for their responses and support, the survey has been closed down so we're not taking any more responses.

Thanks again.
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Jade Elizabeth

I wish you guys emailed this out. I didn't see it till now :(.
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