**Update (8:41 a.m.). Users have reported some difficulties accessing the poll from Firefox. For this particular survey tool, you may need to switch over to Internet Explorer to participate. Apologies for the difficulties.**
Due to the increasing number of complaints about noise in the library, we are considering temporarily modifying the talking/quiet designations for the upcoming exam period (May 2 - May 17, 2006). Since this is an issue which may directly impact you, I invite you to participate in a quick poll to express your preference :
Please vote only once. If there is evidence of widespread abuse (e.g. twice the number of votes than the number of students), I will discard the results. Any decision that the library makes will be distributed through email and posted on this blog.
The poll will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 25, 2006.
Two other important notes :
(1) If the voting shows substantial support (even if the number is still a minority of the total votes) for talking areas, the existing room designations will not be changed.
(2) Regardless of the vote, please remember that any "talking" areas of the library are intended for low-voiced talking, for primarily study purposes. Because of the floor layout of the library, sounds carry easily. Please be courteous of others by keeping voices low both in the "talking" rooms and while walking from one room to the next.
Thank you for your input.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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