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December 19, 2013

Audio version of classic “BlockChat” post is up!

On the Social Media Clarity Podcast, we’re trying a new rotational format for episodes: “Stories from the Vault” – and the inaugural tale is a reading of the May 2007 post The Untold History of Toontown’s SpeedChat (or BlockChattm from Disney finally arrives)

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March 1, 2009

Reputation and Context, March 19th, OCBF in Sonoma

I (Randy) will be leading a session on Reputation and Context at the Online Community Business Forum in Sonoma, Califonia on March 19th and 20th.

My session is currently scheduled to be an hour-long breakout at 2:30 on the 19th. I’m currently thinking of limiting the amount of context-setting material to about 10 minutes and having the rest be a working session for helping people sort out their reputation contexts, models, and abuse mitigation issues. If you’re planning on attending, feedback here about what you’d like to see from my session is strongly desired – leave a comment below or drop me an email.

I’ve attended the ForumOne Community events for several years now and found them to be invaluable. This year should be no exception. The program is still evolving, but already has an impressive list of innovators and stalwarts of Online Communities speaking and leading sessions.

Some seats are still available. Just visit the OCBF Registration page, enter the password sonoma and the discount code farmer at checkout and you will save $150.00

October 20, 2008

Chip and Randy @ Living Game Worlds IV 12/1-12/2

Registration is now open for

Living Game Worlds IV – Interplay: Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds

December 1-2, 2008

Georgia Tech

Technology Square Research Building

85 5th Street, Atlanta, GA

Step in to the vanguard of digital gaming at Georgia Tech’s 4th annual Living Game Worlds symposium to be held December 1-2, 2008. Raph Koster and Chris Klaus headline this year’s conference which will showcase “InterPlay,” networked online play and the rapidly-growing domains of multiplayer games and virtual worlds. The symposium will also feature a pioneers panel including luminaries Richard Bartle, Brian Green, Chip Morningstar, Randy Farmer and Pavel Curtis. Also, don’t miss the chance to see the latest demos from Georgia Tech’s Digital Media Program, EGL, and GVU. Early registration ends October 31. Register now at

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