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Post  Father General on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:37 am

Ignore the previous doodle. Use this one only.

ALL TIMES GMT

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Post  Father General on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:00 pm

On the New Market Doodle, are you gentlemen seeing your native timezone displayed?

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Post  Leffe7 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:09 pm

Father General wrote:On the New Market Doodle, are you gentlemen seeing your native timezone displayed?


I can see 1700, 2000 and 2300.
Is this now my time zone (CET)?
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Post  Uncle Billy on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:25 pm

I see 1600, 1900 & 2200. I assume that is GMT.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:00 pm

Saying GMT is confusing as the UK is currently not on GMT but BST (British Summer Time) which is GMT +1.

To complicate things more we go back to GMT at 1:00am on 28th October.

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Post  Father General on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:34 pm

Digby, that's my worry. We go to standard time the first weekend of November, a week after you do.

I set the doodle to show local times for each user, but was worried it wouldn't show the correct times, but it appears to be doing so.

For simplicity, let's use Zulu/UTC time for everything and folks can convert as needed.

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In any case, the times proposed are 4, 7, and 10 pm GMT, no matter what they convert to stateside.

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Post  M.Jonah on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:57 pm

Using Zulu time would be ok from my POV.
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Post  M.Jonah on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:03 pm

Martin you need to rally the troops CSA appears to be sorly lacking in willing volunteers.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:31 pm

M.Jonah wrote:Martin you need to rally the troops CSA appears to be sorly lacking in willing volunteers.
Stefan and Cleburne are the CSA bosses.

Sunday 4th November at 19:00 UK is the best so far with 5 US players.

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Post  WSH Baylor on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:28 pm

As I have often noted, I am always open to playing on either side, as needed. Just let me know far enough in advance to avoid knowing the other side's plans.

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Post  Blaugrana on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:35 pm

Could you put your availability on the doodle page, Jack? I don't think you're there yet. Maybe you could put 'US or CS' by your name.

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Post  WSH Baylor on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:10 pm

Blaugrana wrote:Could you put your availability on the doodle page, Jack? I don't think you're there yet. Maybe you could put 'US or CS' by your name.

Jeff

I have already posted on Doodle....because I am a Yankee....... Laughing

But, as I said, I can join either side, as needed......or unwanted. Sad

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Post  Blaugrana on Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:34 pm

12 people able to play today at 2200. Is this happening?

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Post  Father General on Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:22 pm

Blaugrana wrote:12 people able to play today at 2200. Is this happening?

-Jeff

Most of those are if need be's.

Only 4 CS players...

I think we want at least 5.

I'm looking at Sunday, 28th or Friday Nov. 2.

However, if this happens sooner, that's fine with me. Corps/Div commanders may want to weigh in. We need to ensure the OOB is manageable.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:33 pm

Father General wrote:
Blaugrana wrote:12 people able to play today at 2200. Is this happening?

-Jeff

Most of those are if need be's.
How do we convert "if need be's" to "yesses"?

Perhaps we should say that the yellow/maybe option cannot be used. Players must give a definite yes or no, as we are stuck with the same problem of chasing players up if they have a yellow flag up.

Neal, can you e-mail the "maybe" players and tell them 22:00 is definitely on? We should aim to meet at 21:30 for pre-battle tactical discussions.

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Post  Blaugrana on Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:56 pm

I've always understood 'if need be' means what it says: 'I will play if need be' ie, if that turns out to be the game time chosen.

If people use it like that then I think it should be counted. If people are using it as 'don't know' or 'not sure' or 'maybe' then it's a problem.

As Doodle has one function, and does it brilliantly, I take it they've got their wording pretty spot on and use 'if need be' with care.

My 2c worth - a game this late is past my bedtime!

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Post  Father General on Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:04 pm

Digby, I can't do anything for awhile, I'm at work and can barely put up this reply.

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Post  Blaugrana on Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:09 pm

Father General wrote:Digby, I can't do anything for awhile, I'm at work and can barely put up this reply.

:-(
Sorry if this is too late. It just seemed that 12 players able to play seemed about as good as it gets.

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Post  FlashmanKBE on Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:35 pm

I can play tonight (I'm CSA). The only reason I put "if need be" is becausetechnically I'm not at New Market. But I'm happy to fill in for missing CSA players. Where are they all anyway?
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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:50 pm

I would say that whether your brigade is present or not, you should say yes or no depending on your availability.

It seems to me that ppl are losing interest or patience. We have had this doodle page up to refer to for days and emails should have ben sent out for todays battle to make sure the "if need be's" attend. Leaving it until on the day to chase people up is too late.

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Post  Father General on Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:14 pm

Mr. Digby wrote:I would say that whether your brigade is present or not, you should say yes or no depending on your availability.

It seems to me that ppl are losing interest or patience. We have had this doodle page up to refer to for days and emails should have ben sent out for todays battle to make sure the "if need be's" attend. Leaving it until on the day to chase people up is too late.

I have been waiting, hoping to see a balance between Confederate players and Union. Until yesterday (I think) we only has 2, maybe 3 COnfederate replies.

Tonight I will close the poll and get specific. I will set the time and date for the battle, and we'll have to let her fly.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:04 pm

The problem is the CSA discussed their battle plan and we need a minimum number of players. I suppose if, after X weeks, only one side has consistently put enough green boxes on Doodle and the other hasn't, the umpire declares it a win for the side making the most effort. I would be fine with that.

In our previous scenario games the umpire/scenario writer has put in a lot of effort to e-mail all players up to a week beforehand of the best date and send out briefings etc. I too, as a campaign umpire have found it requires a lot of hard work to get the players along to the game, givinmg everyone enough notice and so on. I'd say we need about 4 to 5 days minimum notice to fix a date once one looks like its going to fly in the doodle page.

I, Hays, Grog and Flashman were in the TS channel just now and no-one turne dup, so as well as the doodle planner the umpire needs to be making big efforts too. There were potentially 6 CSA players able to play tonight.

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Post  kg_sspoom on Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:30 am

I was planning on making it tonight but my wifes father got rushed to hospital so
gaming this afternoon/early evening wasnt a viable option.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:03 pm

No need to apologize, Steve. Fingers crossed for your father in law.

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