Subject: Re: Scheduling solutions?: Diverge this thread:: Needs of long write time users.
From: James Conway <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:12:19 -0800

Hello Hatice,

I understand your needs for extended writing sessions on your project.  
The email lobbying idea would work -- but only if all users share the 
limited resource fairly.  Unfortunately human instinct and their 
inherent psyche reverts to hoarding behaviors in times of limited 
resources being available to a large group.  This is apparent if you 
examine the users on the system versus those desiring to secure 
reservations and access on the system. To be blunt: The more aggressive 
users may in fact get all the resource.

Query for ALL:  Would users whom needed longer sessions be willing to 
lump two weeks work of access into one writing session?  That in effect 
would give you possibly up to a 5 -20 hour writing session if you needed 
it. (This is dependent on the final limits we will establish  in our 
Ebeam Town Meeting.)

Comments invited -- reply to

James Conway

Hatice Altug wrote:

>Hi everybody,
>I don't know how many of you like me but my patterns are very dense and very
>big so takes a lot of time. I don't mind 10hours/7day rolling but in my case
>for example it does not work 5hours one day and another 5hours anothers day
>(or 4+6...), it requires 7-8hours per one writing and for 8 hours writing as
>an example I have to fight to reserve for 16 half an hour time slots which
>is getting extremely difficults this quarter.
>Can we also make some regulations for users like me?
>My suggestion is: when someone starts reserving time, he/she can sent e-mail
>to users and can say I need this much of time so that peole don't cut his
>time. After he is done the next user can start to reserve by again saying
>how much time he will reserve. It might result a lot of e-mail in the inbox,
>but it might also save time as many of us contantly checking coral for half
>an hour fight.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Scott D. Andrews" <>
>To: "Mark Topinka" <>
>Cc: <>
>Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 3:22 PM
>Subject: Re: Scheduling solutions?
>>I would also like to second Mark's suggestion of 10 hours/7 day rolling
>>period.  I realize that it will hurt the heaviest users, including myself
>>sometimes, but it seems like a fair idea that should help everyone.