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Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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I hope I get some people who attend this. I've decided I'll hold a Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1, 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 EST open to anyone on here.
https://discord.com/channels/792797025359626301/792797025887584297

During this time, we can talk and/or video chat, share some music randomly, and there are some games we can consider to pass the time too. Jigsaws work well with talking but not letting the conversations drone on and possibly still keeping people engaged.

Basic level escape rooms and Yahtzee can be done for group settings.

Most activities would be easier to do on a desktop or laptop, and possibly iPad would be okay.

Posted on: 12/27 18:05
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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What time GMT ?

Posted on: 12/27 19:21
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Actually, Jan 1, 2021, is HNN's 16th birthday.

In case he means 10am-noon, it is 4pm-6pm in France/Germany. In case he means 10pm-midnight, well... But maybe he means 10am-midnight?

Posted on: 12/27 23:56
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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4-6 PM is perfect for me.

Posted on: 12/28 0:48
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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10 AM - 12 PM is what I meant.
or 10:00-12:00 military time.

Bernd, how about YOU do 12:00-24:00 military time and I'll pop in every now and then when I can? :P

Posted on: 12/28 23:50
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Is Discord with webcam? I have actually no clue what "Discord" is.

Posted on: 12/28 23:55
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Hey Bernd,

Discord can be used as a website in a browser or an app on a mobile phone or Windows 10. No additional installation is required for a computer, but you should register for a free nick name.

It is a communication app/website that has the option for audio or video. It also allows for screen sharing. I do not have a paid zoom account, and I'm too cheap to pay for one. If someone has one, it is a mode we could consider and doing an interactive fiction game (i.e. Myst, Botanicula, Samsorost) with potential remote control privileges is a potential group activity option as well.

Posted on: 12/29 0:00
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Good, but I'm not into gaming at all...

Posted on: 12/29 2:13
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How about a jigsaw puzzle, Yahtzee, or possibly an escape room?

Posted on: 12/29 15:58
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Also, if you're using the app, the link might not work for you. If that's the case, PM me your nickname and # after it and I can send you an invite for the meeting after we add each other as friends on Discord.

Posted on: 12/31 20:03
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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When you join the community, join #lounge. I will try to look for people in other threads for people that may get lost. Hope this goes well. Thank you all!

Posted on: 12/31 20:16
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Our guests just heft our house.
I'm trying to connect.

Posted on: 1/1 16:20
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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I'on online on disocrd, as estellem.

Posted on: 1/1 16:26
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Feb 7 10 AM ET Sunday - medium unknown at this time, is the next meeting.

Posted on: 1/1 18:59
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Very nice!
Stan (chessimprov), Estelle and I participated.

Posted on: 1/1 19:03
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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That link isn't working. Usually you use an invite link to the server, right?

I use Discord extensively. It's been my primary communication app for several years. Just saw this today though, didn't know about the meetup until now.

Posted on: 1/1 20:01
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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I had to invite people to the server apparently.

Also, we figured out that Firefox doesn't load video, and that Edge and Chrome do work with video.

Discord is nice in that it has a lot of functionality for free, but it is hard for some people to understand. So, there is a poll to consider other options now, or maybe we could even consider something like Zoom for 1- a few meetups and then Discord afterward to get more people at least acquainted with each other.

Sorry it wasn't a lot of notice- the first one.

PM me with your nickname and number if you want me to add you as a friend and then invite as apparently I don't know what the link would be for the community to join.

Good to hear from you Cass!

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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Nice meeting this afternoon !

I enjoyed talking to you !

Posted on: 1/1 23:34
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Yes, it was very nice! Others should participate next time as well!

Posted on: 1/1 23:58
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Yes, I'm aware that firefox won't do video or screenshare on discord, but I absolutely never do video so that only comes up with screensharing videos or games like jackbox. But like I said, I use Discord all the time.

Usually this forum is pretty quiet so I don't check it every day so I didn't know about the gathering. Usually i used discord for chat though and some voice chat parties. If y'all were looking to do video chat that's cool but I won't be participating. Discord only added video chat earlier this year and it was pretty disappointing cause it has been a nice refuge from it but thankfully a lot of existing discord servers have a strong chat or vc culture.

Posted on: 1/2 7:22
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Hi Cass, I didn't do video (because I used Firefox) and that was not a problem. So it was only voice chatting for me.

I don't mide video chatting, though, so I would be ok to share my screen next time, but if you don't want to, nevermind.

Posted on: 1/2 13:23
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Quote:

Cass-- wrote:
Discord only added video chat earlier this year

Earlier than January 1st?

Posted on: 1/2 19:59
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Well Cass, of course you can turn your video off and only audio on, but I hope it's no problem for you that you can still see us then!

Posted on: 1/2 20:47
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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In my union, we used jitsi this year. It worked well. Does anyone know it ?

Posted on: 1/2 22:12
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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I do not personally know Jitsi.

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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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I have used Jitsi occasionally - also as a host. It worked alright.

Posted on: 1/8 12:04
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Posted on: 1/8 16:27
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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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Can't say I have used the majority, but certainly a fair share over the last 10 months since I have been exclusively working from home and conferencing in a plethora of settings, professionally or else.

Interestingly Pexip is not mentioned. It is used here by parliament.

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Re: Heather Nova Discord meetup January 1 2021 10:00-12:00 EST
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I'll probably be online.

Posted on: 1/14 23:49
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