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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Chat with LEGO Wednesday May 21 8pm Eastern Reply with quote

Hot on the heels of the week-long web poll hosted by Toys'R'Us.com, FBTB and The LEGO Group cordially invite you to participate in a live, moderated chat this Wednesday, May 21 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Steve Witt, famous for his beard and also being the Community Relations Coordinator, along with Melinda Carter, Retail Exclusive Manager for the LEGO Group, will be joining me along with a few other FBTB team members to host the event.

The topic of the chat will be a Q&A session where we talk about the features YOU would like to see in each of the three potential sets. The web address for the chat will be http://www.fbtb.net/chat . Bookmark it now and check it out for details regarding the chat. If you can't make it, fear not, the entire transcript will be posted shortly after.

I'll be posting rules shortly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds like a really great opportunity. Advance thanks to LEGO and FBTB for setting this up.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what time is this UK time?

If I'm up, I'll be on... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should help guests from various time zones calculate the local time.
http://www.worldtimezone.com/
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1AM in the morning. Great. Really great. Amazingly enough, Europeans do make up a percentage of this site, although you wouln't know it. Rolling Eyes

Well, looks like I'll have to give it a miss. Great...
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CommanderJake wrote:
1AM in the morning. Great. Really great.

It will be 2 am here in Paris so I'll pass as well I think.

So we need you guys to make for us europeans a nice little summary Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing stopping me from showing my face is that I have a physics exam 8 hourse after it starts, boo and hiss to that.
But I'm sure it'll be interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't make it - going out for my dad's 55th.

... but does this mean that FBTB will be getting a chat room at long last?
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we may keep the chat room after the event, assuming the tomfoolery is kept to a minimum.

working for a company with employees all over the globe, i can attest to the difficulty in picking a time that will accommodate everyone and believe you me it is nigh impossible. 8pm eastern was picked to accommodate primarily for our special guests and then for yours truly who lives on the west coast. If we ever get the opportunity to do this again, we will try to consider another time slot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice attitude there Jake Rolling Eyes

Personally, 1AM would be a lot more convenient than what I've got over here in California, because at 5PM Pacific Time means I'll sill be at work unless I go in early or dodge out early. Be happy we have this opportunity at all. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
Personally, 1AM would be a lot more convenient than what I've got over here in California, because at 5PM Pacific Time means I'll sill be at work unless I go in early or dodge out early. Be happy we have this opportunity at all. Wink


ditto. I'll get home right when this is ending. Unless I can find a way to convince my boss it's work related. Then I can stay an get OT!
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jake, I'm assuming you're in college, because normally 1 AM would not be a bad time at all for us here. Maybe I'll be on at 5 though.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoever Elias is on this forum: Stunts like that are why we can't have nice things like chat here anymore. Next time you get banned.

If you guys can't handle this special experiment with a new chat, it's gone again. I'd like to see it stick around for a while. I'd hate for a couple goof-offs to ruin it for everyone else.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And so you know, the whole staff has the ability to ban you, not just by user names, but by IPs. So behave.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I just tried connecting and first got a *** Looking up your hostname... message displayed for a bit followed by a big black "Could not connect: Terminated" error.

What'd I break?

(EDIT-) Well, whatever it was it finally worked on the fifth or sixth attempt.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only gotten the Terminated error of the 7 or 8 times I've entered chat. However, every time I join it is pretty slow to connect.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only seen that issue when I've tried to join multiple times. If all else fails, open up 6666-6668 on your firewall.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I'll see if I can be there. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, i logged in to check out how to work the 'chat room' ( and got out of there fairly quick because i was scared Confused ) - i guess using the thing is all pretty self explanatory when it gets going huh?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:04 am    Post subject: Re: Chat with LEGO Wednesday May 21 8pm Eastern Reply with quote

onions wrote:
The web address for the chat will be http://www.fbtb.net/chat. Bookmark it now and check it out for details regarding the chat. If you can't make it, fear not, the entire transcript will be posted shortly after.

Is that link active yet because all I have is a page not found ? Is there something wrong with my browser ?
Tks in advance guys
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take the period off the end of the URL. I fixed it in the post above.

Oh, and incidentally, my name should almost always be in there, since my chat client is running non-stop to maintain the channel and settings. If I don't respond, I'm probably working or asleep.

As an FYI, if anyone would rather use an IRC client instead of the web chat, feel free. We're on irc.esper.net, and the channel is called #FBTB. You're bound by all the rules of Esper.net if you do so, and don't go bringing bots or any such nonsense into our chat room or we'll kick you to the curb like a tub of MegaBloks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dWhisper wrote:
Take the period off the end of the URL. I fixed it in the post above.

Ah okie great, tks Wink

EDIT: for those of us who cannot make it to that great chat, can we leave here questions that we would love answers to ?

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, now I'm sorry to have been so harsh. I just feel that a better time could be arranged.

For example, how about a weekend spot? That way, you could start it earlier American time, which would mean that Europe wouldn't have to stay up so late...

And Juns, if I were in Uni, I'd be up... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one huge brain fart when I read that the first time, when Jake said 1 AM my mind went straight to 1 AM wednesday, but if it's 8 PM for you, it'll be 1 AM thursday for us. I don't have an early exam, so I might take a peak.

And just as a mini confession type thing, I was on it at 1 AM this morning because I was nervous and anxious and couldn't sleep. Smile Exams went great though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coolio! How long is this thing supposed to last? 8pm E - ???

I would love to participate when I get home from the office tonight if its still going on. Thanks to all the cool kids for the opportunity!
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just fyi, this time was planned because it was the only way to get the LEGO TRU person in. If the chat sticks around I'll be happy to host some more that are more Euro friendly for sure.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It worked fine for me yesterday, but now it keeps terminating. It's almost like they don't want me to waste the day online Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having the same problem getting on as Waldo...
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There're a bunch of us on right now, everything seems to work fine. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see an issue with leaving questions. In fact, I encourage it, since that sort of structure gives us time to pick things, and makes life far easier on the mods.

For everyone that's having problems connecting through the web chat... try using a program like mIRC. We're still working out bugs on the online stuff, so give it a bit-o-time.
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