Subject: raith email reservations
From: Mark Topinka <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 17:04:17 -0800

At the risk of sounding like a broken record- I totally agree with the 
previous 3-4 emails-  let's make it the policy that once you have a 1/2 
hour block reserved, you can email the rest of the group and say "I would 
like to reserve from NOW until X please".  By the way- in the interest of 
full disclosure, I was the one to "open Pandora's box" yesterday evening,, 
but just for the record: I did already have a reservation going at the 
time.  :)  -Mark

At 04:18 PM 1/29/2004 -0800, Ali Javey wrote:
>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
> >
> >
> >