Subject: Re: Scheduling solutions?
From: Luigi Scaccabarozzi <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 19:52:07 -0800 (PST)

HI all,
I also agree that the quick and dirty way to have more users access the
system is to reduce the max hours/week, however I share the same problem
as Hatice: I do one single long write (usually overnight) every 2-3 weeks.

So, apart putting a limit on the max time, definitely we need to find a
way to book a full 10 hrs slot without fighting evry half hour.
Email may not be the best way but it should work fine if everybody check
his email before reserving any time slot.

Another idea would be simply to extend the reservation time on coral to 2
weeks (as it's done for the FIB in McCull), of course putting a max
hrs/ 2 weeks as time limit. This should be a quick modification to
implement in Coral(at least, I guess... John?).
That's also not the best solution, and would probably increase the waiting
time, but would allow more planning...

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, 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.
> hatice
> ----- 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.
> >
> > -Scott
> >