Subject: Re: Can I reserve 5pm to 10pm Friday 1-30
From: John Cumings <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 15:32:28 -0800

Hear Hear.

(I agree with Scott)

     John Cumings 
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In message <Pine.GSO.4.44.0401291420240.22694-100000@saga16.Stanford.EDU>you write:
>> 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.