Subject: Re: Responses and suggestions on Raith reservation policy
From: Ryan Tu <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:20:54 -0800

I would like to comment on leaving half an hour between reservations, which
is something I do because in my experience, users are rarely on time for
handoff.  I am only allowed 8 hours per 10 day period and to waste half an
hour per session waiting for someone else to unload their sample is a
significant waste of reservation time, especially when I have multiple short
2-hour writes.

If we can address the issue of people unloading on time, then I fully agree
with Mark's suggestion.


On 11/16/04 1:01 PM, "Jien Cao" <> wrote:

> I agree.  Each reservation should probably go immediately
> after the previous one, or else leave a 2- or 4-hour gap in
> between.
> However, in the case when there are already reservations
> ahead and after, how should this work?  The newly reservation
> still has to immediately follow the previous one, but is it allowed
> to leave a gap between itself and the reservation after (which
> has already been there)?  We should probably be flexible with
> this case and not force a user to reserve the time he/she doesn't
> need...
> Jien
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott D. Andrews" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 12:43 PM
> Subject: Re: Responses and suggestions on Raith reservation policy
>>> penalizes people who can legitimately get a write done quickly!?   I
>>> believe my proposal ("you are not allowed to leave any 1/2 or 1 hour
>>> block
>>> between your reservation and another user's reservation.  And no
>>> reservation shorter than 2 hours.") solves the sneaky-half reservations
>>> problem that some people are doing,
>> I second Mark's suggestion.  I think it is a very good idea.
>> -Scott