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#1 Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:59 pm
by Gimli
Staff/Knights should meet every 3 Month(s) on Discord Voice at an arranged date/time to discuss current events on the site (Voting Discussions, Ideas, ect)

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Thoughts?

#2 Re: Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:08 pm
by Parafix
Yup sounds good, always prefer voice chat over typing.

#3 Re: Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:09 pm
by Loose Cannon
Meetings should be held more often than quarterly, esp. at the beginning. Right now, they should be done on a weekly basis then switch to a monthly basis once most of the rules, etc. are in place. There's less than a dozen of us right now but we're across 3 continents. (Panda's a KIwi??) A brief 30 minute meeting is easily accomplised but we will need someone to record/transcibe all notes.

#4 Re: Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:52 pm
by SoulGamesInc
I'm all for Voice over Typing but ultimately that's proven an unpopular stance in the past and will prove so with users who either don't want to talk or cannot (mostly the former) for whatever reason. There is also the matter of scheduling anything and expecting people to show up. They often wont. You'd also need some official record here and all discussions on proposals should really be held on proposal threads, not off-site where not everyone will be privy to whatever is said; excluding everyone that cannot or doesn't want to show up at X time for a voice-chat.

I ultimately don't see what your proposing. A mandatory "meeting" to discuss on-going things? I can promise you, the vast majority of the Knighthood probably wont show up to them; especially when more and more Knights appear. I'm all for encouraging meeting(s) set up at the Grand Maester's discretion, but it should only ever be an optional thing, and regular debate should remain on-site where all can see.

As it stands now I don't see much of anything that we'd discuss in these meetings that shouldn't be discussed Right Here.

You'll need to elaborate for me greatly, if you please. Feel free to give examples. What exactly would these meetings cover? Would they be mandatory? How would what's said be made publicly available? Would these meetings take activity away from the Knight's forum?

PS: There is no "Staff/Knights", only "Knights" since Staff are Knights; making that distinction unnecessary. :P

#5 Re: Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm
by Gimli
Building a community is great, but there is only so much fruitful dialogue done over text, whereas voice offers the opportunities to get to know fellow community members as well as talk about things in a more depth full narrative.

It can be every three months, or it can happen at scheduled date(s) before any upcoming proposal votes. In my personal opinion, having an open voice discussion before a vote would be only beneficial as all parties can get their points across in a clear manner whereas text can sometimes feel loosely written. It would be optional, however, squires would be encouraged to attend to see how voice discussions would work, ect . An example of this would be an important TOS Discussion/Vote was on say banning swearing (example), discussion would be done over text for x amount of days or weeks, then an optional vote voice discussion would occur. This is also a good way of talking about upcoming events like tournaments, and or things like Households.

This also leads me into a different premise in which perhaps later on that we'd have annual voice chats over current hotseat games or stuff :P

#6 Re: Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:34 am
by SoulGamesInc
Gimli wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm
In my personal opinion, having an open voice discussion before a vote would be only beneficial as all parties can get their points across in a clear manner whereas text can sometimes feel loosely written.
"All parties" would not be involved. Only those that bother to and/or are comfortable in Voice, that a great many on the internet are not. Under no circumstances do I want to see the half of Knightly discussion being held off-site instead on on-site were ALL can read what's discussed and respond/contribute; where things said in Voice are otherwise beyond the reach of those who are unable or unwilling to join.
Gimli wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm
It would be optional, however, squires would be encouraged to attend
Any off-site discussion should only ever be optional, since you'll simply never force people to join if it were anything but that.
Gimli wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm
discussion would be done over text for x amount of days or weeks, then an optional vote voice discussion
Gimli wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm
a good way of talking about upcoming events like tournaments, and or things like Households.
How would those that opt not to join Voice know about or contribute to what's said in Voice? I propose that anything "discussed" in Voice must be shared on the relative thread afterwards where everyone can weigh in on anything that's been said. Not only do we require a publicly accessible record of all proceedings but we should not aim to alienate those (and there will be many) that opt not to join Voice chats.

I'm all for Voice, but anything said there should be shared by the Grand Maester on the forums for any further discussion.

#7 Re: Staff/Knights Meetings Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 pm
by Gimli
~ All Voice Meetings will be an optional attendance
~ Grand Maester/and or if GM cannot attend, a scribe will be appointed to record notes to share what was discussed over voice and post said notes in the ongoing discussion thread
~Voice Discussions can be requested by any Knight/and or the Grand Maester in which the Grand Maester will organize said event with a poll on which upcoming dates would work for those interested.