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February 15, 2005 at 11:40 am #3782AnonymousInactive
I’ve just realised I never got around to sigining up to IGDA. I do get 2 emails from IGDA every month for something I must have signed up to when in uni.
What do you actually get from signing up anyway??
February 15, 2005 at 12:11 pm #17775AnonymousInactive
February 15, 2005 at 12:17 pm #17776AnonymousInactive
Ah right, I guess I have one of those free accounts.
> Statutory member of the Association with complete voting rights
> Online member profile and access to member directory
> Membership card
> Complete access to web site content and discussion forums
> IGDA newsletter subscription
> Access to discounts & promos
So….rights to voting, forums and promos. Is it worth the money?
February 15, 2005 at 12:17 pm #17777AnonymousInactive
I keep forgetting to join fully. I’m signed up on the website and all but I want to get a year membership. Must remember to do it during the week…..
So….rights to voting, forums and promos. Is it worth the money?[/quote:4a49ace154]
Its only 40 odd euro….hardly breaks the bank! :p
February 15, 2005 at 12:23 pm #17778AnonymousInactive
Doesn’t break the bank, but I’m not about to pay people for the privilage of something that I’ll never use.
I can see the use of it for discounts to conferences, but other than that, what am I paying for?
February 15, 2005 at 1:42 pm #17781AnonymousInactive
Well, in all fairness, you will just have to make an educated guess as to whether you will use it or not based on the list of what you get. Asking if its worth the money will probably get differant answers from differant people. I would say that the members database and full access to the forums are worth it alone – which is why I will join. But others might disagree.
So at the end of the day you will just have to decide if its worth it yourself and pay for it or not.
February 15, 2005 at 4:58 pm #17792AnonymousInactive
Doesn’t break the bank, but I’m not about to pay people for the privilage of something that I’ll never use.[/quote:90bd3a1b09]
On the contrary, Omen – you ‘use’ it all the time, regardless of whether you are supporting the organisation financially or not!
A big part of the thinking behind lowering the cost of membership was to encourage the many people who benefit from our efforts to move from a passive support (i.e. one of the 80,000 receiving the newsletter, etc.) to a more active support (i.e. join the 6,000 or so who pay the annual subscription).
It’s the nature of the beast that you benefit from our efforts whther or not you subscribe – we lobby on behalf of the industry as a whole, not just fee-paying members. We’d simply like more of you to consider joining the organisation and helping change the industry for the better
The IGDA is the only industry-wide organisation advocating & lobbying for change on such issues as Quality of Life, etc. you know… the kind of issues close to your heart when you’re having a go at EA! ;) In this country, at least, we’re also actively involved in helping the IDA, etc. in getting developers, et al to set up over here. I’m sure you’re one of many people in the industry who’d like to be able to come back and work in ireland one day
[ cue sound of me climbing down from my soapbox ]
February 15, 2005 at 6:02 pm #17796AnonymousInactive
kind of issues close to your heart when you’re having a go at EA! ;) [/quote:8e7ad19f97]
Ah, but you know I only do that because I’ve nothing better to be doing with my time :)
February 15, 2005 at 6:40 pm #17797AnonymousInactive
Ah, but you know I only do that because I’ve nothing better to be doing with my time [/quote:2e28791daf] well, you do work for Core ;)
February 16, 2005 at 9:56 am #17799AnonymousInactive
February 16, 2005 at 11:03 am #17800AnonymousInactive
admittedly, it was a cheap shot… originally I was going to make some scathing comment about interfering producers but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it in the end
February 16, 2005 at 11:08 am #17801AnonymousInactive
See see, we do actually do some work
You should have done it Tony….I’d appreciate the comedy value :)
February 22, 2005 at 9:11 am #17880AnonymousInactive
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