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I want to try an experiment here, and see if anything good comes out of it.

On Friday night at 8 PM EST, I'll hold a semi-organized chat in the BGG chat room, transcribing everything said there. I'll act as a sort of moderator, and we'll try to keep the discussion on certain topics, etc.

Then I'll do what will probably be a long editing job (not changing content, etc. - but merely fixing spelling, or deleting off-topic conversation), and post the results here.

Who knows what this might bring. At the very least, perhaps some life to the chat room!

Anyway, I hope to see you all Friday night (Saturday morning for me).
Scheduled topics: The 2005 Origins Game Awards, gaming awards in general, etc.


I think this could be fun and informative, and if it works well, I'll do it monthly. It could also be a disaster, but we'll see! DD:

If you have anything game-related to say - see you in the chat room then!

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Hi Tom,

For the chronologically inept (or just scattered around the rest of the world). How far off GMT is EST? (or should I go look that up myself on Google) I'm guessing stupid o'clock AEST meeple

Sounds like an interesting idea, depending on the local time I hope to drop in.
 
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Well, I'll give it a 'shot' and 'figure' that it will MEAN around 11am or NOON Saturday morning for YOU folks in the "land below around", since 'Tom Vasel' is IN 'Korea'. You can BE 'early' and we'll be 'serving refreshments' while awaiting the 'arrival' or "the END of TIME!"~whichever 'occurs' first! Be there...SAME 'Geek CHAT' time...SAME 'Geek CHAT' channel...or we 'may' just have to SEND "Pubescent Bird-boy" to fetch ya!
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How far off GMT is EST?

5 hours difference, so 1am GMT snore

The UK, Europe and Australia go into Daylight Saving mode this weekend, a week ahead of the US, so if there's a repeat the Friday after it'll be 2am GMT snore snore

Not looking good for Korea either.

 
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I apologize that the time isn't suitable for many - obviously that's impossible. It'll be Saturday morning here, so no problems from that end. If it goes well, and I schedule another one, I'll hold it at a more GMT-friendly time.
 
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it wouldn't be too bad...but...it's Good Friday. You may lose a few due to that...
 
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We'll be there, but we'll be late. Scott points at that church probably ends at 8:00.

See you then.
 
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TomVasel wrote:
It'll be Saturday morning here, so no problems from that end.

My mistake. And I'm often awake at 1am so I hope to join you.

FYI all - a link to show 8pm EST in a city near you
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=25&...
 
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Just to reinforce your point: there's a chat room? I thought journals and replies fit that function pretty well...
 
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Gary - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekchat.php (link located on the top bar of any BGG page)

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[q="TychoFYI all - a link to show 8pm EST in a city near you
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=25&...[/q]

John - Excellent link. Thanks!
 
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cry unless it goes late, i won't be able to join you cry

 
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