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Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it to do with the proportions of the room? the height? the width? Are all the corners true square?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 4:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 06:50 am:

Anything to do with sunlight? shadows?

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 12:51 pm:

with the walls? with the flooring? with being able to eavesdrop on a different room? no to all

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 04:01 pm:

Is it to do with the proportions of the room? the height? the width? no to all Are all the corners true square? yes
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 4:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow. Go my ability to read.

It's nothing to do with sunlight or shadows.
Evariste Galois (Galois)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 10:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does one have to be in the room to see it? outside the room? outside the hostel?
Does one have to look out of the window to see it?
Is it visible all the day? each day?
Is the location of the room within the hostel relevant? the floor on which it is?
If you were the owner of the hostel, would you be able to make money out of this particular quality?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is something written in the room?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Evariste Galois (Galois) on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 10:34 am:

Does one have to be in the room to see it? outside the room? outside the hostel? FA
Does one have to look out of the window to see it?FA
Is it visible all the day? FA each day? FA
Is the location of the room within the hostel relevant? no the floor on which it is? no
If you were the owner of the hostel, would you be able to make money out of this particular quality? no

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 02:18 pm:

is something written in the room? no
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 2:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i\Hmmm. FA's abound}

It would be primarily discovered through the sense of sight, but it's not something that you see, itself?

Is there something missing from the room?

Does it have anything at all to do with light? hazyness? the color of the light in the room?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 02:27 am:

i\Hmmm. FA's abound}

It would be primarily discovered through the sense of sight, but it's not something that you see, itself? correct

Is there something missing from the room? YES!

Does it have anything at all to do with light? hazyness? the color of the light in the room? no to all 3
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 1:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, then, is it a fixture? (light, door, radiator/heater, window lock, or some similar thing?) Do you have no closet?

Is it an appliance?

Is it something that is ordinarily expected to be provided by the landlord in a furnished room?
in an unfurnished room?
Or something that the resident is ordinarily expected to supply him/herself?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is there no outlet? no phone jack? no window?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 01:08 am:

OK, then, is it a fixture? (light, door, radiator/heater, window lock, or some similar thing?) nay, 'tis nary a fixture Do you have no closet? incorrect

Is it an appliance? no

Is it something that is ordinarily expected to be provided by the landlord in a furnished room? certainly
in an unfurnished room? no
Or something that the resident is ordinarily expected to supply him/herself? no

By Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 01:41 pm:

is there no outlet? no phone jack? no window? no to all 3
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not something obvious like a bed, I suppose...was it fully stocked with penguins? Was the missing item a piece of furniture? Curtains/drapes? Grand piano? Waffle iron? An appliance? White goods (don't know if they still use that phrase in Austria or New Zedland or Kiwiland or wherever that is--hope your Spring is nice, by the way)?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, if I was renting a furnished room, I'd expect a bed? at least one chair? something to store my non-closet-able clothes in, either a dresser or armoire, or cabinet? or at least a couple of drawers? a mirror? (even just a small one.)

if it were a dorm room, I'd expect a desk, or something that would serve the purpose? and someplace to put books, either a bookshelf or at least a shelf or rack above the desk?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 10:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 01:04 am:

Not something obvious like a bed, I suppose... you suppose correctly, but I expect no less from you was it fully stocked with penguins? nope. Wrong season. Was the missing item a piece of furniture? Curtains/drapes? Grand piano? Waffle iron? An appliance? White goods (don't know if they still use that phrase in Austria or New Zedland or Kiwiland or wherever that is--hope your Spring is nice, by the way)? Assuming 'White goods' and 'whiteware' are quantitatively identical, the answer is no to all

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 02:54 am:

OK, if I was renting a furnished room, I'd expect a bed? I don't know, would you :P. Yes, my room has a bed at least one chair? it has that too something to store my non-closet-able clothes in, either a dresser or armoire, or cabinet? yep, one of those too or at least a couple of drawers? a mirror? (even just a small one.) Ah. No mirror, but that's hardly unique

if it were a dorm room, I'd expect a desk, got that or something that would serve the purpose? and someplace to put books, either a bookshelf or at least a shelf or rack above the desk? Ah. Don't have that either, but it's not unique
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a standard feature missing entirely?
Or is part of a feature missing?

Is it an architectural feature of the room?
Such as windows? Doors? Ceiling? Floor? Walls?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the thing that's not there missing because of a previous resident? if so, did they destroy it? damage / break it? disable it? remove it themselves? Did the landlord remove it? disable it? not replace it? decide it was unnecessary? decide it was dangerous?

Is an entire object missing? part of an object? one of a set of objects?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Vesica (Vesica) on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 03:26 pm:

Is a standard feature missing entirely? YES
Or is part of a feature missing? no

Is it an architectural feature of the room? no
Such as windows? Doors? Ceiling? Floor? Walls? none thereof

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 06:48 pm:

Is the thing that's not there missing because of a previous resident? YES if so, did they destroy it? damage / break it? disable it? remove it themselves? removed it themselves Did the landlord remove it? disable it? not replace it? not replace it decide it was unnecessary? decide it was dangerous? no to all others

Is an entire object missing? yes part of an object? no one of a set of objects? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In many locales the actual number of penguins required to be considered "fully stocked" is surprisingly low...

Does it (the missing widget) have a functional purpose? Is it some kind of signage?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hum. And hum again.

Did the previous resident disconnect the smoke detector? ( Here in the US, a room available for public rental (including dorm rooms, as far as I know,) have to have a smoke detector installed, by law.)
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 2:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the reason the previous occupant removed it known?
Relevant?
Steve Wort (Wizardofnz)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:22 pm:

In many locales the actual number of penguins required to be considered "fully stocked" is surprisingly low... I've even heard that in some halls of hostels, residents must provide their own chilly avian life. Imagine.

Does it (the missing widget) have a functional purpose? YES Is it some kind of signage? no

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 12:21 am:

Hum. And hum again.

Did the previous resident disconnect the smoke detector? no ( Here in the US, a room available for public rental (including dorm rooms, as far as I know,) have to have a smoke detector installed, by law.)

By Vesica (Vesica) on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 02:41 am:

Is the reason the previous occupant removed it known? yes
Relevant? Not remotely :P
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it removed from:
The living room?
The entryway?
The bathroom?
The bedroom?
The kitchen?
Will knowing this help at all?

Was it:
Mounted on the wall?
The ceiling?
A door?
The floor?
Onto another standard feature - like a fridge?