These are chat archives for janek26/secretgamedev

6th
Mar 2016
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 03:07
Sorry I just got ack I was with my family my grandmother is ill so I had no choice
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 03:24
OK every I cannot access forum
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 04:35
It's ok, quite a few people didn't show up today.

And yes, the forum seems to be down at the moment. Oh well, Rome wasn't built in a day, after all. Problems can always arise during the early days of game development.

At least we still have this chat group.

I suggest we wait a few days to see who's still active here at all, and THEN we decide what to do. There's no shame in starting "fashionably late" with a project after all :P
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 04:41
Therefore, to anyone who reads this: If you're still interested in working on a video game, let us know! Give us some life signs please ;)
Well, see ya later.. I hope.
kubinator4321
@kubinator4321
Mar 06 2016 09:17
Hello, I'm sorry I didn't make it, I'm ill.
Looking at the chat, did janek not make it?
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 12:32
Im interested
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 15:38

Everyone, I've been doing some thinking about the lost forum, and how to replace it.

Last year, I was working with a team that used "Evernote".
This program is, simply-put, like a wiki, except that you don't need an extra server for it. For once, cloud-computing does its job right :P

You can create notes in this program (their version of documents) which allows not only for text and some good formatting tools, but also for importing images and the like.
Everyone can edit the documents, and if we use a system like "each user has its own text color", we can even leave some notes inside these documents without turning the layout into a complete mess.

It is available on all mayor computer systems via an program you can install, as well as a browser app. It even supports mobile!

Best of all, it has a chat function. I think this Gitter chat works as well, but just in case we want to switch over to Evernote completely, we have that option as well.
(Alternatively, we can create a "chat document" where everyone is writing down their stuff one after another – again, with different text colors. This is almost like a real forum topic).

Bottom line, this is a good alternative to having a forum on a free website. Lots of editing flexibility, and no ads even with the basic (aka free) version.

If you want to give it a try, register an account at https://evernote.com and give me your e-mail used with your account, so I can share the team folders with you (folders are called "Notebooks" in Evernote).

PS: Sorry for the wall of text just now
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 15:39
sure yeah
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 15:40

I suggest that we spend the next week trying out Evernote and getting used to it, and re-create our team introcuction posts, as well as game ideas, in there.

And next weekend, we FINALLY discuss what to do!

123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 15:40
Have you seen janek?
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 15:41
no, he hasn't posted for a while now.
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 15:41
yeah his gipfel5.eu website is up but the port is down it seems odd
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 15:42
Maybe there is a technical issue on his side.
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 15:42
yeah
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 15:43
Whether he returns with the old forum or not, having an alternative with Evernote can't hurt I guess.
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 15:43
yeah
so add?
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 15:48
one second
I must admit, I've never handled the management/sharing side of Evernote, so this might take a while to get everything sorted out. So don't be surprised if I invite you to each folder separately.
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 15:51
no problemo
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 16:09
Let me know if it worked, and you can access the folders in Evernote.
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 16:10
works
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 16:11
excellent. In this case, have fun learning Evernote. I sure had some fun re-learning it myself in the past hour XD.
And like I said, we will resume the project discussion on the next weekend, once we've gathered everyone who is still with us, and we all settled in on Evernote.
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 16:12
however you might need to allow permissions
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 16:17
like I said, still learning Evernote myself XD One moment
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 16:23
just to clarify: Can you see the notebooks (but don't have permission to create or edit within them)? Or can't you even see them at all?
123p10
@123p10
Mar 06 2016 16:23
can see cant edit
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 16:28
ok, how about now?
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 17:15

Well, I guess today's a day too. I'll give the others time to read all this new stuff, and try to figure out the Evernote stuff in the coming days.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!
(and remember, register on Evernote.com and give me your e-mail so I can add you)

kubinator4321
@kubinator4321
Mar 06 2016 22:11
So...
What is actually going on?
Janek isn't responding and just because the forum has been down for a day you're already making another one?
Or did I miss something?
azureguy
@azureguy
Mar 06 2016 23:44

Hey, if Janek shows up again, together with the forum, all the better.

But just in case he's not coming back - or he takes a long time to return - then the chances are high that the rest of the team will lose all their motivation because of the lack of communication.

This new forum initiative is done to keep everyone active. That, and I was curious whether Evernote is a better forum/document editing software and more fitting for our needs.