[game_preservation] [Fwd: Re: [SIGs-Admin] [SIGs_Admin][chapter-admin] Update on new IGDA website]
melanie.swalwell at flinders.edu.au
Thu Jul 2 22:33:12 EDT 2009
I'm responding very late on this. I see there're plans in the email
below to migrate addresses from the existing mailman listservs. I'm
assuming that means they'll not be used in the future. Will the list
archives remain intact? I realise it's an obvious question, so I'm
hoping it's an angle that's been covered by the website team...
Henry Lowood wrote:
> FYI to the SIG> I have not had time to be very involved in the new
> website testing. If there is an issue here you would like me to
> inquire about, let me know.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [SIGs-Admin] [SIGs_Admin][chapter-admin] Update on new
> IGDA website
> Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:17:08 -0700
> From: Tim Langdell <tim at edgegames.com>
> Reply-To: Private list for SIG leaders <sigs-admin at igda.org>
> To: IGDA Chapter Admin Mailing List <chapter_admin at igda.org>, Private
> list for SIG leaders <sigs-admin at igda.org>
> Dear IGDA SIG and CHAPTER Leaders,
> I am happy to report that we are finally close to being able to take
> the new website live, and that it will have most of the features many
> of you have been anticipating. We do have some substantial work left
> to do, mainly in the back-end integration of financial infrastructure,
> but we have also devised a way to take the website live with this
> functionality mostly complete and with a plan to then complete it in
> the weeks following launch. We are also still adding in the social
> networking part of the new website, so please bear with us on that.
> The IGDA Store will be added soon, too.
> The main purpose of this email is to get information and feedback on
> the six areas below. If you haven't had the opportunity to look at the
> test site yet, I recommend you do so as soon as possible. I understand
> all of you have access to the test website - please tell me if that
> isn't the case:
> 1) Are there any key features you were expecting to see on day-one
> that do not seem to be present in the current test website today?
> 2) Are there any major bugs in the current test site you are aware of,
> or ways the website works you think should be changed before we go live?
> 3) As to the look and feel, the test website has the relatively modest
> changes to appearance and functionality the team was able to do in our
> budget. It should be stable and visible in Firefox, and shortly
> working flawlessly in IE too. We hope to budget a more extensive
> upgrade in the future. What do you think about the current design, in
> terms of going live ?
> 4) The current plan is to migrate all the current members of each SIG
> and CHAPTER by simply importing the members from the existing
> ListServs. Clearly, where some of you are using other solutions such
> as Google Groups we will need you to supply us with a list of your
> members’ emails in some useable form (such as a comma separated file).
> If this applies to you, please send me your list (or let me know so we
> can work out the format) and I will coordinate ensuring our website
> developers have all SIG and CHAPTER member lists.
> 5) Some SIGS (and some CHAPTERS?) have tiers of membership such that
> you would not wish all members to have access to all your SIG or
> CHAPTER areas on the new website. The current plan is to import the
> entire list of your members, and we let you, as SIG and CHAPTER
> leaders, select which member has what level of access, who has admin
> privileges, etc. Do you think this will work for your SIG/CHAPTER?
> 6) Based on the test website as it stands do you currently have all
> the levels of access and sub-groups, etc that you will need on "day
> one" so that you can assign your members to have access to each of the
> levels, each of the groups and sub-groups? If not, then I need you to
> email me directly what levels you will need and how it differs from
> what is there in the test site for you right now.
> That's it for the questions! If you could try to respond to me by
> later this week it will help us confirm the final timeline and get
> prepared for going live. Once your final questions and concerns have
> been addressed, we expect the process of migration should be a fairly
> swift one with perhaps the existing IGDA website and the existing
> ListServs going down for perhaps as little as one or at most two days.
> That would be our goal. But please do bear in mind that when we "flip
> the switch" on that migration in readiness for the new website to go
> live, all access to the old website site will be permanently lost, as
> will all access to the old ListServs, etc. So we are taking care to be
> sure everyone here, and the web team, are fully prepared.
> If you have any questions or concerns I ask that you contact me,
> please, so that I can collate everyone's responses and coordinate what
> I sincerely trust is the final push before we can take this long
> awaited new website live.
> Kind regards,
> Tim Langdell
> Member, IGDA Board of Directors
> Henry Lowood, Ph.D.
> Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections;
> Film & Media Collections
> HRG, Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall
> Stanford University Libraries
> Stanford CA 94305-6004
> 650-723-4602; lowood at stanford.edu; http://www.stanford.edu/~lowood
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> game_preservation at igda.org
Dr Melanie Swalwell
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& Course Coordinator, B. Media
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