This particular post will house all you need to know about the proposed weekly meetings for TBW's players. When are these meetings?
Tuesday evenings at 5 P.M. EST (that's 10 P.M. for our Brits and 2 P.M. for Richie). They are 'scheduled' to only last about an hour, but may be shorter. Should not last too much over an hour. What do I do if I can't make the meeting at that time?
Please give notification to either me or Macca as soon as you know you can't make it. (Macca has a changing work schedule so may not be at every meeting, he said. But I will always be there.)
This avoids the problem of waiting for you to arrive in the meeting before we start and wasting time wondering whether you will show. The meetings will start promptly at the time scheduled and if you show up late, don't demand to know what was happening. There will be e-mail notifications and OOC posts outlining all topics discussed in the meetings, you will just have to wait for that. Wasting time in the meetings catching up late members achieves nothing. Try to be on time. Where are these meetings?
In a TBW-sponsored AIM chatroom. If AIM is not working for everyone at that time, you know the drill, we switch to Yahoo. What is the purpose of these meetings?
The ONLY discussion in the chat will be that of plot and threads related to the RTL of TBW. No comments off that topic will be accepted. Normal chatter will occur the other 167 hours of the week, this specific hour is only for statements of where the plot of TBW RTL is going. The simple purpose of these meetings will be to get everyone informed of what is going on, instead of hit and miss with who knows what. These meetings are specifically tailored to use an hour of our week to the fullest extent we can at getting everyone on the same page.What WILL be discussed versus what will NOT be discussed at these meetings:
WILL BE DISCUSSED
- upcoming events from the chronology (things that are documented that The Beatles did i.e., concerts, press conferences, and the like), possible character arcs and developments to occur due to these events or because of these events, posting orders, and possible threads to be started.WILL NOT BE DISCUSSED
- POSTED/YAYFORPOST, topics not directly related to items mentioned above, deep character analysis (that can be saved for outside of these meetings), and RL items.What will the meeting's OOC posts and e-mails be about?
an outline of all that was discussed in the meeting, in order of discussion, so those that missed the meeting can catch up and/or those that were at the meeting can have a record or what was discussed.Who Will Write Them:
Me, for the first meeting. If I am not up to par, and suggestions for a more apt documentarian are made, I will hand over the reins. It has not been decided who will do it if an emergency occurs and I am unable to be present. If you are interested in this position, please let Macca know.Where WIll These Outlines Be Available?
I will send an e-mail out to everyone who requests to be on the list after every meeting, and will also make an OOC post for every meeting. Special Features of the OOC posts:
Besides serving as an outline of the meeting, members can post suggestions in forms of comments on what they would like discussed at the next meeting. I will add whatever is suggested to the agenda, and it will be brought up for discussion at the next meeting. Please post your suggestions here before the meeting because if everyone tries to throw their ideas on the floor at once, we'll never get anything done in an hour. With the suggestions made in one place, and I possessing a record of them, I will bring them up one by one in the meeting, and they will all be considered one at a time. WIll there be reminders of these meetings?
I will send off-line IMs, and e-mails to those who want them, before each meeting to remind everyone in plenty of time that the meeting is approaching.Questions, comments, and concerns.
Please, this whole thing was my idea, brainstormed on the way home from school one morning, Macca had nothing to do with this Nazi organization trip, lol. Feel free to ask questions, show concerns, or make comments about any reservations or support you have of this idea here in this thread. Please Note:
These meetings are not an attempt to set in stone everything that will happen in the RTL. Spontaneous things will come up, of course, because our characters do unpredictable things... this is just to make sure no one jumps ahead of events on accident, or skips others ideas because not everyone is aware of what everyone wants all the time. Simply, this is an attempt to reconcile that. So everyone can do their thing, without running over someone else. It's never intentional, but can be avoided.Now here's what I need everyone to do:
Everyone has to respond to this post with the following information:
If you wish for the OOC posts by e-mail, or to be notified by e-mail of when the meetings are coming up, please leave your e-mail. And please let me know in a response if you DON'T want e-mail notifications.
Any suggestions for the first meeting next Tuesday. The agenda is below, underneath a cut. Please look over it and make suggestions on what you would like to add to the discussion at the next meeting.
Comments, concerns, and questions about the meetings in general, as well. Don't be afraid to say what's on your mind.( TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 1ST. Please read and make comments.Collapse )