[Hpr] Policy change: Reservations

Kevin O'Brien zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Wed Feb 7 06:30:23 PST 2018

I don't think I have ever asked for a reservation or saw a need to. Even
when I had time-and-date reasons (like when I did a show promoting
Penguicon), I considered it my responsibility to get the show recorded and
uploaded in sufficient time that I could get a slot that did the job for
me. I think there may be circumstances where someone has a legitimate need
to reserve a slot, but they should be rare.


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On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie> wrote:

> On 2018-02-07 14:43, James Toebes wrote:
> > I love the elaborate way of saying:  If the slot is open,  use it.   If
> > you cannot upload now,  then ask to lock it.
> >
> >
> No that was what we have said in the past.
> What we are saying now is "If the slot is open, use it. Reservations are
> a pain for us to manage, so please don't ask us to do that any more."
> Following the comments from ​Aaressaar​ the proposed text now reads:
> "Any host can select any free slot a up to year in advance, by recording
> their show and uploading it to the desired slot. In exceptional
> circumstances it may be necessary to reserve a slot while not having the
> audio available, but this must be approved by the mailing list in
> advance. Be sure to allow as much time as possible, and include a reason
> why you feel it is necessary to reserve the slot.
> This is intended only for exceptional circumstances, such as a scheduled
> interview where we would like the audio to be released as soon after the
> event as possible, or to cover an important topical situation that has
> occurred. Due to the extended time now needed to post shows to external
> sites, the extra work this entails and the disruptive effect of
> reservations, we will no longer be allowing them except in very rare
> cases of the type mentioned above."
> --
> Regards,
> Ken Fallon
> http://kenfallon.com
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