Scheduling solutions?: Diverge this thread:: Needs of long write time users.
jwc at snf.stanford.edu
Tue Jan 27 14:12:19 PST 2004
I understand your needs for extended writing sessions on your project.
The email lobbying idea would work -- but only if all users share the
limited resource fairly. Unfortunately human instinct and their
inherent psyche reverts to hoarding behaviors in times of limited
resources being available to a large group. This is apparent if you
examine the users on the system versus those desiring to secure
reservations and access on the system. To be blunt: The more aggressive
users may in fact get all the resource.
Query for ALL: Would users whom needed longer sessions be willing to
lump two weeks work of access into one writing session? That in effect
would give you possibly up to a 5 -20 hour writing session if you needed
it. (This is dependent on the final limits we will establish in our
Ebeam Town Meeting.)
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Hatice Altug wrote:
>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.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Scott D. Andrews" <sandrew at stanford.edu>
>To: "Mark Topinka" <mtopinka at stanford.edu>
>Cc: <raith at snf.stanford.edu>
>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.
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