Subject: Re: Can I reserve 5pm to 10pm Friday 1-30
From: Ali Javey <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 16:18:37 -0800 (PST)

I also absolutely agree.  I'm not a big fan of the e-mailing idea.  It
makes sense to me to send an e-mail only when one has at least one 1/2
hour block of reservation.....


On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Scott D. Andrews wrote:

> > I would really appreciate it if you would let me reserve 5pm-10pm
> > next Friday (1-30).  Many thanks.
> I would like to request that today's new idea of reserving times far ahead
> via email becomes the exception instead of the rule.  (Note, that I am
> assuming the request for 1/30 is a typo -- byu already has this time on
> tomorrow's slot). This effectively makes the game to be the first to write
> email reserving time and brings up many questions of how far in advance we
> can reserve.
> However, I want to stress that I am not suggesting that we curb the new
> policy of telling people how long you are trying to reserve, i.e. once you
> have reserved the first 1/2 hour, telling people that you are trying to
> reserve a 4 hour block.  To me, this is a very effective policy so other
> users don't accidentally block the user making the reservation and at the
> same time they know the next available time slot.
> -Scott