Subject: Re: filling in your requested time.
From: John Cumings <>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 12:17:30 -0800


I agree that given the current system of emailing, it can be annoying to
look at coral and sift through emails to figure out what time is open.  We
all know that this is temporary and that users will soon be allowed to put
their whole sessions on Coral, but in the meantime we all need to be
considerate about filling out our time and not stealing other people's

Despite this, I think rules like Dan is proposing are annoying, especially
when self-policed in a community setting.  I suggest a simple grace period
of 24 hrs.  Simple.  If people forget (even with a 24 hr grace period),
they should be politely reminded or otherwise contacted BEFORE their time
is stolen.


     John Cumings 
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     Physics Department
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In message <Pine.GSO.4.43.0402051141040.843-100000@snowmass>you write:
>   I think we need to have a rule about when you need to fill in your time
>after you request it. It would be great if especially for overnight we
>don't have to fill it in right away. That is, we still have to be there at
>2 am to get the first half hour, and send out an email reserving the slot
>we want, but it would be nice to be able to go home, and fill it in in the
>morning. I want to put a limit on this, because sometimes times may be
>abandonned. Further, ya just gotta fill it in, or we have to scour thru
>emails to figure out if time is really free. I suggest that by noon that
>day the times must be entered, or it's fair game.
>   we could use a similar idea for during the day, so we don't have to
>tend coral. For this is suggest that we fill it in by the end of our
>requested slot, no following grace period (or not much!). So i make a
>reservaion, starting at 11, requesting til 4, and i make sure that by 4 i
>have filled it all in. So i only need to be there (on coral) at the
>beginning and end, at 11 and 4.
>    your thoughts?
>ps - i want to applaud our community for having such a respectful culture!
>Turns out the STS community is worried about imposing self-regulation,
>because many feel it wouldn't work, with not enough self-restraint and
>respect amongst the users.
>Dr. Daniel Grupp, Visiting Scholar
>Center for Integrated Systems
>Stanford University
>Stanford, CA 94305
>(650) 724-6911
>FAX:  723-4659