Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

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Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Eris » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:47 am

In her latest "State of the Game" video

https://youtu.be/2wrd2FBuJ4s

Nikki invited the general SCAA fan community to join us in our Sunday night group gaming session. I'm not opposed to this, but right now only Enablers members can get the credentials to log in to the Mumble server, and without voice comms I think it would be really hard for any non-members to fly with us.

So should we make the Mumble server open to everyone?

My instinct says "no" because I think it's important that we have an org exclusive comm channel, but I'm willing to listen to arguments in favor of opening it up.
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Captain Glume » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:48 am

Who provides the server? I know Waxman provides the TS3 server...

We need to ask the provider if that is ok as traffic may affect costs etc...
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Captain Glume » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:16 pm

I think we should have a vote on whether we use TS or Mumble as the official voice chat system.

Then I think we should find out how much it would be for a year and then use some Org cash to rent a server for a year.
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Eris » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:41 pm

Are you suggesting getting a second sever that runs Teamspeak, or are you referring to the TS server that Waxman uses. His is the server of a different org (Goldwing).
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Captain Glume » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:47 pm

Getting our own.
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby jaustin89 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:58 am

There was a PM thread among some of the Pitchfork "leadership" that was looking into a TS server; apparently there is a was to get a free sever as a nonprofit organization. I don't remember all the details but it may be worth looking into; I do remember that the main stumbling block for getting one for OP was that there couldn't be any links to a store of any kind on the applicant's site which OP does and we don't.
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Eris » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:19 am

Ugh. Having once been part of running a nonprofit org I can say that he legal paperwork is far more than I think we want to deal with. If nothing else, I'm sure we'd forget to file the tax paperwork at the end of the year.
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby jaustin89 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:44 am

Eris wrote:Ugh. Having once been part of running a nonprofit org I can say that he legal paperwork is far more than I think we want to deal with. If nothing else, I'm sure we'd forget to file the tax paperwork at the end of the year.


I believe it wasn't tied into the legal nonprofit stuff in any way and was entirely through TeamSpeak or whatever company owns them. Again I don't really remember the details but I think it was just designed for groups that had use for TS but no real revenue stream to support renting a server.
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Captain Glume » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:28 pm

What is the monthly cost for running a team speak server?

It is a royal shame that I cannot get a decent Internet connection with a nice uplink speed. Our company has a server host here that is only at half capacity and would work brilliantly for hosting this kind of thing. :(
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Re: Should the mumble server be open to non-members?

Postby Reaper » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:54 pm

Hey guys

I have been running the mumble server the price has increased see below we should be good until the end of July that's when the next payment is due.

Your new pricing information:

 * Service: Mumble
 * Users: 50
 * Next Due Date: July 31, 2015
 * Your next charge will be: $103.20 for 6 Months (20% Discount)
As for opening up the service to people not in the Org I would say no as I wanted somewhere for our Org to chat and get to know each other and as a tool for the Org to use.
The way I see it is if you are not part of the Org you don't get to use our resources.

But as with everything it can be put to a vote.

Just found this "RaidCall" is a free program, and it also costs nothing to run your own small server.

http://www.raidcall.com/index.html
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