Scheduling solutions?: Diverge this thread:: Needs of long write time users.
lsmoore at stanford.edu
Tue Jan 27 14:22:54 PST 2004
I also like the idea of emailing the group to ensure that you can get your
intended time slot. If you can get 1/2 hr reserved as the indicator of the
beginning of your time, and then email everyone to let them know that you
intend to reserve 6 hrs but that you don't intend to sit at your computer
for the next 6 consecutive hrs I think that the reservation process would
be much less time consuming and annoying. The current game where people
will reserve a 1/2 hr when there is clearly someone trying to make a full
reservation, or the ongoing battles of alternate half hours (you know who
you are) are a childish waste of everyone's time. I am not a huge fan of
getting 7-10 emails per day notifying me of everyone's raith plans, but if
it is the only alternative to our current situation, i don't see much of a
At 02:12 PM 1/27/2004 -0800, James Conway wrote:
>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
>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
>Comments invited -- reply to raith at snf.stanford.edu
>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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