GWA Project/Meeting Summaries/Archive 01

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Summary of the Meeting of July 23th 2008

Attendees: <not recorded> Jean Linden Office Hour: The intention was to discuss the plans with Jean Linden at her office hour. Jean however was in favour of prosponing that to a seperate meeting on tuesday july 29th 2008 at 10 am SLT instead of in her casual Office Hour.

Attendees: Monalisa Robbiani, Zai Lynch, Lisa Lowe, ? Meeting: Because most where not able to attend the meeting afterwards. It's basically skipped.

Summary of the Meeting of July 20th 2008

Attendees: Monalisa Robbiani, Zai Lynch, Lisa Lowe, Carbon Sirbu, KleineSphinx Lane, Carina Raymaker, Mayumi Fride, Torben Trautman, Danziel Lane, Mayumi Fride, Shea Slocombe, chieni Beck, Trent Mavendorf

  1. Presentation of current OI Suggestions.
  2. Contend discussion for OIs at Brainstorming OI Structure page.
  3. Raising attention to new GWA Project page.
  4. Asking for contributions for all of the above mentioned project/pages as well as the skill list.
  5. Names: The old poets names might stay for the sims (except Hazzlehoff)
  6. Next meeting after Jean's OH on Wednesday.

Summary of the Meeting of July 17th 2008

Please add topics to this summary since it's not complete


  1. We still need to get metrics on how many new German speaking Residents arrive per day, who choose not to start at a CG. (Will ask Meta Linden tomorrow Zai signature.png - Zai Lynch (talk|contribs) 20:43, 17 July 2008 (PDT))
  2. Need to send a couple of questions to Jean. Those are:
    1. Requirements to join the German Welcome Area Officers group (e.g.: are non-mentors allowed?)
    2. How to apply for the group?
    3. Is it possible to re-animate the Willkommen Deutschland group in that way that every new Resident who arrives at the GWA becomes automatically added to the group? (New residents would find a community and help there)
    4. In case the previous point is allowed, is it possible to turn the group into a one way group. So people become added automatically but it is no open enrolement, so spamming is to a minimum. Only new Residents and Mentors can join.
    5. Is it possible to clean the Willkommen Deutschland group from people who weren't logged in for more then 6 or 12 month? It would make group chat and notices more reliable and speed up the load. (Proposal from Robby & Zai, not part of the meeting).
  3. Proposal of a revised skill-list using Template:GWA Skills.
  4. A forum for the GWA Project will be set up in the SL forum (Assignee: Mona).

On OI:

  1. New Residents should be able to leave the trail at any given moment.
  2. New Residents should start in a exhibition room/hall which allows them to spot exhibits which advertise parts of SL culture. It should be a motiviation on why to continue their virtual life.
  3. Try to use self explanatory pictures for tutorials (NCI-, Melting Dot- and Metaverse Mentor-style)
  4. Try to provide examples and connect them with SL culture.
  5. Show "advanced content" in geeky chamber.
  6. Avoid restrictions of the regular OIs (limited search, limited map...).


  1. Volunteers gotta be nice DAMN IT
  2. OI should be linear with the opportunity to exit any time.
  3. New Residents need a reason to stay in (and learn about) SL. A goal or something attractive.
    Provide a reason why Residents should stay and they'll invest time on learning.
  4. Opinion
    Blue: Showing new Residents the "real" SL is more important then protecting from griefers.
    Lexie: More then OI experience but less than a combat zone too....
  5. Don't make SL look like a game
  6. Connect learning with specific examples. Like: "Going to a club" with "how to change clothes", "how to sit", "how to dance"...
  7. Introduce on how to use the search
  8. Show that not everything is interactive in SL

Summary of the Meeting of July 13th 2008

Meeting: not documented.

Summary of the Meeting of June 22nd 2008



  • Monas is going to be used as logo - Orlas as additional texture

Forum that's not moderated by us:

  • Going to ask Jean - official SL forum?!

Status report - SL5B:

  • Finished - waiting for SL5B to start

List of avatar resources (SL Wiki):

  • Page up and running - waiting for wiki to work again

Time plan:

  • Moved - SL didn't work at that time - NC transfer didn't work

Summary of the Meeting of June 15th 2008


  • There was a discussion, if an election at the given moment is necessary or makes sense. The attendees started an election after a while - Decision: The elected persons are the only contact persons to Jean and Linden, responsible for giving group information to Jean and Linden and passing all information from Jean and Linden to the group. They will not have powers of leaders or managers.
  • Elected were contact persons (representatives) of the group, no leaders. - Orlandoo Habercom as founder and Holger Gilruth as one of the owners were elected of the group - Third elected contact person is Monalisa Robbiani.



  • All agreed to a forum not moderated by the group. The SL forum will be used.

Endorsed Group:

Project: OI:

  • Conceptional ideas for buildings at a SLVI parcel for German Mentors. - No unique information availabe. Land won for building should be used for the group activities. Representatives will provide a list of mentors that claimed land there and will find out, when these parcels have to be ready for use.
  • Do we agree that Concept 2 as described in the wiki is a plan worth to work with? - Agreed.
  • German OI Concept

Summary of the Meeting of June 11th 2008


  • Obeying to the Tao of Volunteers is now a requirement at meetings and in the forum.
  • We will try to organize a Q&A Session with Blue Linden and experienced OI builders to get suggestions, tips & tricks.
  • German Mentors are generally interested in becoming an endorsed group.
  • There will be elections of 3 (three) representatives/leaders of the German Mentors group at the next meeting on sunday.
  • Conceptional ideas for buildings at a SLVI parcel for German Mentors can be posted at the forum. It's also a topic on the agenda for next sundays meeting.
  • Drafts for a new German Mentors logo will be posted at the forum.
  • The forum will be open for anyone to read.
  • One of the subforums will be open for anyone to write as well.

Summary of the Meeting of June 8th 2008


  • Suggestions for names of the planned sims should be posted at this thread. In case Jean Linden confirmes that the Names of the Sims can be changed, there will be a vote at the next meeting.
  • Additional help groups and communities might be contacted in order to help the German Mentors with certain (previously planned) projects.
  • The topic Giefing problems, especially with a proposed sandbox coming (from Keumjoo Ahn) was postponed.
  • As decided on an earlier meeting already, one of the four islands will become a stand alone, linear OI.
  • There should be suggestions made for Sim 1 to 4 within the next week.


  • The EM should be abolished.
  • Discussions will be held in German, summaries will be posted in German and translated to English.
  • Summeries of meetings will be posted at the wiki in English and German by Zai Lynch, in case every agenda item got a formulated and accepted conclusion, which is expressed during the meeting.
  • The German Mentors apply for a parcel at SL5B. This will be coordinated by Gunter Gustav, TalinaQ Yao, Peter Houston and sexina Babii. This should take place in cooperation with the German speaking Linguists, if possible
  • Agenda items from Danziel Lane will be discussed at the connected forum posting.
  • From now on, there will be two meetings per week. Dates swill be suggested and discussed in the forum.