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26 Jan 2018 13:28

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Source of the post I heard a bunch of people got sick!  I wonder if it was the food?  Also heard there is some big news coming out of the ESA, though haven't read exactly what yet.
This is the kind of thing I had in mind.
http://revolutionarygamesstudio.com/
Space Engine is also delving into the VR arena, and the new version will have some exciting new developments in that area.

I'm not sure if other people got sick from the food, but I think just being around lots of new people from all over the world can make getting sick pretty easy! Everyone was pretty jetlagged, too (lots of people pulling 10-20 hours flying to reach Aus), and that probably made it much harder for immune systems to keep up. Mine barely works on a good day so it was probably pretty inevitable that I'd come down with something >.>

I am very very excited to see what happens when SE & VR intersect. Even really limited new features have so many interesting societal applications and it's a pretty cool time to be interested in things like scientific process, knowledge and information-making/sharing, education, publics, etc. Feels almost like we're at an inflection point or something!

That's a really interesting looking game! It looks like a real challenge to develop, given the complexity of all the different dimensions they're aiming to address, let alone the complex interactions and emergent features that you get when everything smashes together. Successfully modelling complex social & sapient organisms + their social structures, systems, institutions, is a pretty big ask, and it would be interesting to know more about their underlying frameworks. And how they're conceptualising this linear stage-progression to 'cosmic dominance' - I'm not entirely sure what that would mean in the end, but that makes it a pretty interesting project/endeavour to observe or think about analytically! Setting that aside though, the idea of playing something like spore that's a little closer to realism/plausibility is very appealing and interesting! Also that plants are open as a sort of path/possibility. I know some biologists who would dig this!

Yes they would :) I cant wait for further developments along these lines :)  They're still at the microbial stage right now.
I wonder if what happened at the conference was a precursor to the severe flu season this year.
 
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19 Feb 2018 23:29

A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post I wonder if what happened at the conference was a precursor to the severe flu season this year.

Yes I heard about that! It seems to be a pretty brutal year for it, though being in Australia at the moment (and summer, festival season, etc.) my sense of seasonal illnesses might be a little off, and I mostly rely on what friends in the States tell me, so kind of a small sample size. And I think Australians get some hardcore flus and for some reason everyone here gets whooping cough or Aussies don't vaccinate against it or something so maybe we infected everyone who came to visit XD
 
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06 Mar 2018 03:27

I think S.E seems to have a small community, a tight nit one. Most of the users that I know of, are right here on these forums. There's some discord servers. Personally I don't interact with users outside of these forums. People here have taught me how to improve my addons, and I've learned how to script solar systems. I think what works well here is that everyone gets along and there is little to no issues here, like things should be. What would make for a stronger community is to bring more awareness about what S.E is and encourage users to join these forums.
 
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25 Mar 2018 23:30

Hey Starlight Glimmer, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! It's lovely to meet you :)

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Source of the post I think S.E seems to have a small community, a tight nit one. Most of the users that I know of, are right here on these forums. There's some discord servers. Personally I don't interact with users outside of these forums. People here have taught me how to improve my addons, and I've learned how to script solar systems. I think what works well here is that everyone gets along and there is little to no issues here, like things should be. What would make for a stronger community is to bring more awareness about what S.E is and encourage users to join these forums.

It's really cool to hear about the ways you use and value the forums, and the kinds of things & skills you've learned here. I've been in some ways a little surprised to find that the majority of people who have been kind enough to fill out my survey, list the forums as their preferred platform, with discord and reddit neck and neck for second.

Not surprised as in, the forums aren't good, I think they're an incredible social space and resource, but I almost expected discord to be more widely preferred, perhaps, due to things like newness, ease of use, integration with other hobbies or games or communities, less text-heavy, etc. Though it might also just be that fewer people who prefer discord were also willing to do the survey :"D Something to investigate~

Maybe the tight knit community that you feel and see here, and see yourself as a part of, is engaged in more writing, creating, and work in the community, and more of this group were more willing to do extra writing for a survey, so forums are better represented in the survey?

Do you see this (the forums) as much of a space specifically for socialising, hanging out, making friends, building community or networks? Or like more of a place to produce/consume/share work, troubleshoot, learn, get resources (not social for social's sake)? Do you think maybe the different platforms or places are for different people or maybe serve different functions? I'd love to hear more about your thoughts and experiences!

Thanks again for stopping by!
 
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26 Mar 2018 03:28

Anthro_Danielle wrote:
Hey Starlight Glimmer, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! It's lovely to meet you :)

Starlight Glimmer wrote:
Source of the post I think S.E seems to have a small community, a tight nit one. Most of the users that I know of, are right here on these forums. There's some discord servers. Personally I don't interact with users outside of these forums. People here have taught me how to improve my addons, and I've learned how to script solar systems. I think what works well here is that everyone gets along and there is little to no issues here, like things should be. What would make for a stronger community is to bring more awareness about what S.E is and encourage users to join these forums.

It's really cool to hear about the ways you use and value the forums, and the kinds of things & skills you've learned here. I've been in some ways a little surprised to find that the majority of people who have been kind enough to fill out my survey, list the forums as their preferred platform, with discord and reddit neck and neck for second.

Not surprised as in, the forums aren't good, I think they're an incredible social space and resource, but I almost expected discord to be more widely preferred, perhaps, due to things like newness, ease of use, integration with other hobbies or games or communities, less text-heavy, etc. Though it might also just be that fewer people who prefer discord were also willing to do the survey :"D Something to investigate~

Maybe the tight knit community that you feel and see here, and see yourself as a part of, is engaged in more writing, creating, and work in the community, and more of this group were more willing to do extra writing for a survey, so forums are better represented in the survey?

Do you see this (the forums) as much of a space specifically for socialising, hanging out, making friends, building community or networks? Or like more of a place to produce/consume/share work, troubleshoot, learn, get resources (not social for social's sake)? Do you think maybe the different platforms or places are for different people or maybe serve different functions? I'd love to hear more about your thoughts and experiences!

Thanks again for stopping by!

The tight nit community makes me feel valued and that is an important part in being in a community for me. I also just prefer the community for community's sake.
These forums seem to be a mix of both, but mostly for the 2nd option. If this forum were to be more active it could probably be both equally.
 
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20 Apr 2018 00:07

Starlight Glimmer wrote:
Source of the post The tight nit community makes me feel valued and that is an important part in being in a community for me. I also just prefer the community for community's sake.
These forums seem to be a mix of both, but mostly for the 2nd option. If this forum were to be more active it could probably be both equally.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts so clearly! I agree with you that feeling valued is such an important thing - obviously in all kinds of areas of social life, but getting people to be able to feel like that in a simple, largely textual online forum with people from all over the world participating at different times and generally under pseudonyms, presents all kinds of extra (or at least different) challenges for making it so that the people participating feel like they're contributing, recognised, valued, and want to keep putting time and effort in. That you've all managed to make and find something like that here is so amazing and something to be proud of! 

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