[2016] GalaCon 2016 Volunteer Applications
#21
(14.03.2016, 22:33)Saij Wrote: Not accepted *sniff*

Aaaaw, come on, we don't believe you anyways :trollestia:

I bet you a good drink we WILL see you running around the Forum in some sort of official function at the GalaCon weekend, with or without a volunteer contract signed by you :trollestia:
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#22
(14.03.2016, 10:53)Mystogan Wrote: So a quick reply if my data got through to you would be very nice ^^'

Didn't get through, but got your mail, that'll be fine too.


(14.03.2016, 22:33)Saij Wrote: Not accepted *sniff*

No one accepts you. Go home, Saij. Do your own convention.
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#23
Oh, didn't continue reading the mail further than the word accepted because it was late and I was picking up a friend at a train station. Now I've filled out the form, I'll check out the rest this week.
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#24
Does really no one else use mechanical typewriters these days anymore? Derpy eyes I used one to fill in the required data (except the signature, of course) on my volunteer contract (I'm just not into handwriting, even less if the written lines should be readable for others than myself!) and just received a mail by 404 saying this was one of the strangest contracts he got back until now - because typewriter Rdlaugh

So I just have to ask... does really no one else use such devices, or maybe eben know them...? Hmm...
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#25
Challenge accepted. ?
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#26
Well, my grandparents still use one, but that's because they have nothing else.
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#27
(15.03.2016, 01:46)404compliant Wrote:
(14.03.2016, 22:33)Saij Wrote: Not accepted *sniff*

No one accepts you. Go home, Saij. Do your own convention.

OK. I'll do my own convention. With blackjack and hookers.
Called GalaFair :P

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#28
(15.03.2016, 19:54)Railway Dash Wrote: Does really no one else use mechanical typewriters these days anymore? Derpy eyes I used one to fill in the required data (except the signature, of course) on my volunteer contract (I'm just not into handwriting, even less if the written lines should be readable for others than myself!) and just received a mail by 404 saying this was one of the strangest contracts he got back until now - because typewriter Rdlaugh

So I just have to ask... does really no one else use such devices, or maybe eben know them...? Hmm...

Neat Idea - i must search for one :Cheerilee Or, even better - use a strange font :trollestia:
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#29
(16.03.2016, 18:33)Crash Override Wrote: Neat Idea - i must search for one :Cheerilee Or, even better - use a strange font :trollestia:

It takes more than a font to fool me. You can see the mechanical tolerances in letter positioning and the varying power of the strokes in Railway's contract.
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#30
Well, it depends on the font. And if he saves it as image file and converts it to pdf then it is an official acceptable document but you have no chance of using copy-paste.
Another idea to interesting making it, using Yoda's grammar would be.
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#31
I'll just bring it with me to GalaCon, the machine will sit on the plushie reception desk at Saturday for everyone to see and admire mechanical machine writing Rdlaugh

It's nothing too special, tough; it's just a Triumph Tippa 1. Just found out it was manufactured in 1966, according to its serial number around middle of this year - meaning it can celebrate its 50th birthday at GalaCon Cheerilee - Which is, for a mechanical typewriter, almost new. At home in Saxony I have another machine: an Underwood Model 5, made in 1927 - but that one is just too heavy and too bad to transport for just showcasing it at GalaCon, sorry about that.

Anyway, you may have a "collage" picture if you want Twilight smile

RD deals with it
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#32
Hi me again,

I certainly don't want to rush you.
In the email it says "We did not yet decide about the task you will be assigned to, this will be decided later"
Can you make any assumptions exactly when this "later" is?
Just so you know for me it is WAY easier to wait if I know a date that I can look forward to [Image: pc-flushy.png]
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#33
You'll probably will be assigned to your task a few weeks before the con starts. So don't worry you'll get all the information you need in time. For now all you have to so is sign your contract and send it back in order to get access to the volunteer section here on Eurobronies :)
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#34
Basically that. You see, although we already recruited a lot of volunteers, we're far from a complete team, and based on previous experience, we won't be until very close to the con, if at all.
For teams like the runner team, for example: I don't expect to know whether there will be a runner team at all, until about 3-4 weeks before the con. If I get enough people, there will be, if not, there won't.
Same goes for almost all teams: If we're short, teams will be smaller, if we have enough, teams will be bigger.

So even I don't know how many there will be in a team. Also, I don't know the applications that I'll get for the team in the future. And people on the list for a specific team might be needed more importantly in another team, or not. Things might be in movement for quite some time.

I could give drafts of assignments, but they would constantly change over time. Beside the extra work for permanently changing this, it'll give false expectations. People will discuss about their assignments, and people will discuss every time I move someone from one team to another. Thats why I don't publish assignments until they're mostly stable. And for fairness, I keep it that way for all volunteers, even for the ones I'm pretty sure where to put them. Because nothing is final. (With the only exception of most team leaders. Not that much changed compared to last year anyway.)



On more regular news: Volunteer sections and chat will likely go online on Sunday, so all have enough time for doing the paper work. I'm still waiting for half of the contracts after all.
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#35
Thank you for the answer that was all I needed to hear^^
Then I'll see ya at the WWU ;)
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#36
(15.03.2016, 19:54)Railway Dash Wrote: Does really no one else use mechanical typewriters these days anymore? Derpy eyes (...) does really no one else use such devices, or maybe eben know them...? Hmm...

Use: No, i don't think so ... but it's quite an interesting idea.. !!

Know: Yes, we even own two, an electrical and a fully mechanical typewriter. :3
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#37
(07.02.2016, 23:47)404compliant Wrote: Its basically mostly paperwork (that doesn't involve paper, strangely) to get an overview of this pile of volunteers. Its best to do this alone, so I have a complete overview of everything. For deciding and assigning, I can get valuable input from my team colleagues – and you, based on last year's feedback!
And for the final shift plans, that puzzle needs to be solved by someone crazy... like me...

Ha, I've been pretty much doing the same thing since I'm responsible for recruiting volunteers for yet another event taking place just one week before GalaCon! Come and get a hug from a colleague in mind, bunny.

As for the shift plans I might as well do those for my team myself again, to get at least one stone off your shoulders.
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#38
Uh, thats months away. Luckily. And those smaller teams like vendors are easy. But sure, help is appreciated. ^^

In other news, the hidden volunteers section and the skype chat(s) for accepted volunteers are now open. Anyone who thinks should be in, but isn't: Did you send in your signed contract?
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#39
So, I created an account here (that sounds terrible)
1. So I applied before 2016.05.03, but received  another e-mail with further questions, so I wanted to ask, if I should get an answer or if I landed in the next wave?
2. @Railway Dash which programm have you used, for the picture of the 420?
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#40
I got your reply, but couldn't answer it by now, sorry. There are also some more mails from the last days still waiting.
I'm busy handling the volunteers, being at the WWU, organizing a meetup, and preparing Brony Fair, more or less all at the same time.
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