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Re: E-Mail Registration Process

Buzz, per your comment on the posting.  - I would hate to have the SEC
micromanaging the process at that level with votes.

Regarding the data in the meeting registration form.  I would favor
eliminating all input that is not absolutely needed.  Let's make life easier
for everyone!

I would also favor a note to the entire data-base about 6 weeks before the
meeting that would allow people to register electronically by replying to
that note and filling out a few blanks within it.  I would expect that note
to be in addition to, and not a replacement for what is posted.

I also saw Roger's reply.  In fact, a very simple HTML registration file
that occupies much less than a screen, would probably translate well onto
most people's systems.  However, I am not volunteering to do the work, and
so will abide by the decisions of those that are doing it.

Best regards,

Robert D. Love
President, LAN Connect Consultants
7105 Leveret Circle     Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919 848-6773       Mobile: 919 810-7816
email:          Fax: 720 222-0900
----- Original Message -----
From: Rigsbee, Everett O <>
To: RDLove <>
Cc: 802 Exec <>; 802 @F2F Dawn S
<>; 802 @F2F Darcel Moro <>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 4:14 PM
Subject: RE: E-Mail Registration Process

> Bob,  We always provide the meeting information to Howard Frazier
> (who does the actual posting) in MS Word format.  Howard seems to
> have a major dislike for all things Microsoft, so he always converts
> the document to PDF before posting.  We have asked (more than
> once) that BOTH versions be posted for exactly the reasons which
> you have mentioned, but you can see the result.   Perhaps an SEC
> motion to that effect is in order?   But HTML format is generally a
> problem because of all the differences the type-of-browser-used
> introduces making several of our forms unreadable or unprintable.
> I would think that MS Word & PDF versions would be sufficient.
> We have provided reg slots for SG's in the past, but because of their
> transitory nature the data is difficult to track through the data base
> and we wind up with a conversion process when the SG later
> becomes a WG.  We're open to suggestion though if you think it is
> important.  We have never been able to use the preference data to
> allocate meeting space because so much of it comes in so late and
> we still have lots of folks who just show up at the meeting.  We rely
> instead on the chair's estimates for space requirements.
> Hope this helps.
> Thanx,  Buzz
> Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
> Boeing SSG
> PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
> Seattle, WA  98124-2207
> ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
> email:
> > ----------
> > From: RDLove[]
> > Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 5:06 AM
> > To: Rigsbee, Buzz
> > Subject: E-Mail Registration Process
> >
> > Buzz, for purposes of registering using E-mail, I would like to see the
> > forms to be filled out posted on the web in html or .doc format so that
> > they can be copied and filled out electronically.
> >
> > In addition, the forms should include in the interest category any study
> > groups that are active.  I for one have some interest in the 802.0 Study
> > group on Resilient Packet Rings.  I am sure that some people will be
> > attending the meeting soley for the purpose of attending those sessions,
> > yet it is not one of the choices on the form. You may want to consider
> > updating the form between now and the meeting.  Many of those folks
> > probably haven't looked at it yet.
> >
> > Thanks Buzz
> > Best regards,
> > Robert D. Love
> > President, LAN Connect Consultants
> > 7105 Leveret Circle     Raleigh, NC 27615
> > Phone: 919 848-6773       Mobile: 919 810-7816
> > email:          Fax: 720 222-0900
> >
> >