Re: Excessive noise from SBB gamers during BayJAX events (READ THIS)
2012-02-28 01:41:29 GMT
There are also rooms back there with doors that close. They aren't completely enclosed, but that will dampen the noise a little.
Usually the rooms on the second floor are unused as well. If the event is too loud you're welcome to explore up there for a space to play. The same rules apply in terms of not disturbing anyone there. If you see people there, don't set up shop.
On 2/27/12 5:33 PM, Dennis wrote:
I was there for the last event. The event was very loud, it was nearly impossible to play. I recommend on those days that we relocate all games to the very back of the room. It will be easier to play and less likely to cause a conflict.From: David Ranney <dranney-ZXvpkYn067l8UrSeD/g0lQ@public.gmane.org>;
To: sb-boardgamers-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org <sb-boardgamers-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org>;
Cc: John Yeager <john_m_yeager-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>;
Subject: Re: [sb-boardgamers] Excessive noise from SBB gamers during BayJAX events (READ THIS)
Sent: Mon, Feb 27, 2012 11:49:17 PM
I would like to add that it's important that those of us who see this email alert those who haven't, including new people. If we make a nuisance of ourselves at all we run the risk of no longer being able to meet at Yahoo!. Since Yahoo! gains nothing from us meeting here, that risk is pretty high.
On 2/27/12 3:39 PM, John Yeager wrote:Hi SB-Boardgamers,As a contact person at Yahoo in the group, someone from Yahoo events contacted me today regarding noises levels during gaming on the evening of a recent BayJAX event. So, evidentially during BayJAX events, they will be recording speakers talking at the event with sensitive microphones.So, the gist of it was that gamers were loud enough that they are very clearly heard over the speaker sometimes.I heard that a couple of people were asked to keep it down, but this didn't get around to everyone.BayJAX is complaining to Yahoo facilities about this.So, as we know, it is great to be able to meet at Yahoo to game, but if we want to keep the venue, we need to work within its limitations. Also, please note that about a year ago someone in facilities wanted to shutdown SBB for no reason at all. This group really depends on either having a friendly relationship with facilities, or facilities not really being aware of us. Anything that brings attention to us is bad, bad, bad.
When BayJAX events are going on, if folks can try to be quieter, then allowing gaming to go on at Yahoo won't be in jeopardy.The schedule for recorded speakers is from 6:30-8:00pm.Outside of these times, noise is less of an issue.My suggestion is that folks keep it down during that time. If folks are playing a game that requires a lot of talking that would easily get loud, such as Werewolf or Battlestar Galactica, that they take it to the tables upstairs that day.Talking to a coordinator of this event, the event will be scheduled about once a month going forward.I imagine that it will be fairly obvious that they are here that day.
The next scheduled BayJax event is March 5th.Since I am unable to attend lately due to watching the kids, I would like to request a couple of volunteers to write back to this email saying that they will let folks know about this in person on March 5th since not everyone will read this.
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