[Zambia] make me invisible

Henry Balen balen at acm.org
Mon Jul 6 18:27:51 PDT 2009

The rational for allocating people to items such as the Hugo reception  
etc is so that they are not assigned to a programme item that occurs  
at the same time. They are 'available' but should be at the Hugos  
either because they are a presenter or a nominee...

It would be simpler to note that some programme items (such as Hugo  
reception and Hugos) should not have participants published.

Lisa also added Val and Louise to events that the convention would  
like them to be at - but not as participants... which overloads the  
'semantics' of participant in Zambia.

It is not a good idea to blank out the badge name as this hides the  
person from other items they should be listed on, and probably has  
other consequences. It is probably easier to just edit the names out  
of the generated report before it is laid out in pubs. Not a great  
solution nor it is efficient but given the time it will work.


On Jul 6, 2009, at 21:07, Peter Olszowka wrote:

> Hi,
> There isn't a way to do this in Zambia now and I don't expect to have
> time to build it any time soon.
> However, I don't entirely understand what you want Zambia to do with
> this information.  The number one purpose of Zambia is to publish the
> schedule, who is on it, and where.  If you don't want to be published,
> why do you want Zambia to even know you are going to show up.
>  --PeterO
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Lisa Hertel<LHertel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Val Grimm wrote:
>>> So I know that Lisa was adding me and Louise to events we have to be
>>> at so no one expects us to be in two places simultaneously, but I am
>>> also aware that, absent a hack, this means we will appear in item
>>> descriptions which I Do Not Want.
>>> Has anyone got a hack?
>>> Best
>>> Val
>> I suggested making the pubs name be all spaces as a work-around. Is  
>> there a
>> do not print function for participants? Val isn't the only one:  
>> Rene, the
>> conchair, has several items he should be at but isn't actually on  
>> (like hugo
>> reception).
>> Another option is to uncheck them, produce the pp, then recheck  
>> then so the
>> individual program sheets are correct.
>> -- Lisa Hertel
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