From: Kenny
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:55 PM
To: frosoco-chat-0910@lists.stanford.edu

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From: Walt
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 9:05 PM
To: Kenny
Cc: frosoco-chat-0910@lists.stanford.edu

I’m sorry to hear that Kenny, but I can also say that there have been times where individuals have placed my white laundry somewhere else and because of it I had to rewash the load. So let’s not take it too personally. It’s pretty late in the year to say it, but everyone should just be mindful of other’s belongings and treat those belongings as if they were one’s own clothes. In the future, perhaps one should just email the chat-list kindly asking that laundry be removed, contact the individual in person, or wait a few minutes for their return (I’ve come to the laundry room 5 minutes after the washer stopped only to find my clothing all ready being moved.) Let’s not give others unnecessary stress in these last weeks of a most awesome freshman year. In a few weeks, moving out day. 🙁 , I’m sure we’ll all be in a mad dash to finish our laundry, so let’s think ahead so that this doesn’t happen again. Thanks for your time.
😀

FSC <3

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From: Cindy
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 10:15 PM
To: Walt
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I think the best thing to do is just take the washed clothes from the washer, and put them in the dryer (NOT on the table or machine where there will be spilled detergent and/or other clothes), but DON’T turn the dryer on.

If you want to remove clothes from the dryer though, then I guess the best solution is to mail the list, like Walt said.

~ Cindy

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From: Kendra
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 10:59 PM
To: Cindy
Cc: frosoco-chat-0910@lists.stanford.edu

Only problem is, competition for the laundry machines get’s heated sometimes and paranoia about machine stealing sets in. So unless a person plans to lug their laptop down along with their laundry (which is difficult for some, and could result in terrible laptop accidents) or has the money to purchase a smart phone with internet capabilities, he/she is stuck running back to his/her room to complain, running the risk that somebody will take the machine that he/she waited patiently for.

The solution is to be extra careful about coming to get your laundry on time, especially when it looks like a lot of people are going to be using the machines immediately after you.

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From: Lily
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM
To: frosoco-chat-0910

I agree somewhat with Kendra, but why are you carrying your laptop on top of your clothes?  Haha.

My solution:
When you put your laundry into either of the machines, set an alarm on your phone to indicate when you have two or three minutes left on the cycle (washing or drying).  We all know that washers generally run for 38 minutes and we run our dryers for about 45.  So, set an alarm, come down when there are two minutes left or so, and immediately remove your clothes when you are done.  You will save other people the trouble of waiting for you to remove clothing for 10 minutes to four hours, and (here’s why I do it) you will almost always get to continue using the machine if you need it because you are ready immediately after the load finishes.

I admit that I am guilty of the upcoming offense on a few occasions.  If you cannot be at the dorm (foreseen circumstances) for when your laundry load finishes, don’t wash it.  Wait until you have the time to dedicate to the activity.  Your clothes won’t be put on top of a machine where they will get dusty or dirty, they won’t be shrunk, and you won’t incense other residents.

Unless…you absolutely need to get laundry done (I have had days with one pair of boxers left), then do your laundry as soon as you can, and send an e-mail if you won’t be there when it finishes.  But keep in mind that not everybody checks their e-mail every twenty minutes.

Keep Our Clothes Clean and Residents Happy,
Lily

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From: Adam
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 11:20 PM
To: Lily
Cc: frosoco-chat-0910 , FroSoCo Politics

This is a heated topic, but I think the answer is simple and straight forward.

If you arrive at the laundry room as a load is finishing, then you check to see if the owner of the clothes is around. If they are, open the machine and throw the owner’s clothes at them. If the owner is not around, check to see if there’s another machine open. If there is, move the clothes from the machine you want to use into the empty one.  If there is not another machine open, check to see if there is a dryer open. If there is a dryer open, be nice–move the clothes into the dryer. Be sure to punish the owner for not being on time, though. This means dropping an odd number of socks into the puddle in front of the dryer and taking exactly one article of clothing and dropping it in the gap between the counter and the wall near the washing machines.  Then place exactly five articles of clothing on the counter near the gap so they realize an article of their clothing is irretrievable (sorry about that sock Nghia).

BUT–if a dryer is not open–what do you do?  You can either stop a dryer in progress and throw all of those clothes into a washing machine (you can interrupt a load to put the dry clothes in, if you want) or you can open the dryer and take out the clothes and throw them on the floor (be sure to get some of them wet in the puddle in front of the dryer).  There’s also the rare situation in which the clothes have been sitting unattended for over 10 minutes. In this extreme case of negligence, it should be pretty clear that the owner does not care at all about his or her clothes, so look through them. If you see something nice, you should steal it. If not, then the clothes must be in horrible taste and you should destroy them to save the owner the embarrassment of wearing them–unless you know who owns the clothes and don’t like that person–in such a situation, let them keep the clothes and look ridiculous.

Hopefully this was helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Also, since this issue is sooooo important and controversial, I’ve moved it over to the politics list.

Ad”Seriously guys, it’s laundry”am

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From: Adam A
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 11:21 PM
To: Lily
Cc: FroSoCo Politics , frosoco-chat-0910

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From: Chrissy
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 11:46 PM
To: Adam
Cc: Lily, FroSoCo Politics , frosoco-chat-0910

A simple, alternative solution.

Use http://www.laundryalert.com
Stanford’s passcode is stan9568

To check whether the machines are running/done/whatever – if you forget to set an alarm.

y

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From: Bernard
Date: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM
To: Chrissy
Cc: Adam , FroSoCo Politics , frosoco-chat-0910

There’s been a link on the FroSoCo website (since the beginning of the year) that is a deep link into the laundry alert system. (i.e. clicking on the link takes you all the way to the Stanford page. All you have to do is scroll down to find Schiff/Adams. No password entry required.)

-Bernard

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From: Walt
Date: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM
To: Bernard >
Cc: FroSoCo Politics , frosoco-chat-0910

Laundry Alert is nice, but I do think it’s a little bit unreasonable for one to expect others to return as soon as the machine has stopped. I think more than ten minutes is unreasonable, but one shouldn’t return in the span of 5 minutes and find their clothing all ready being moved. More patience and more consideration of others from all involved is the more prudent resolution.

Just a thought
Walt

-Bernard

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Walt

“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” ~Dalai Lama

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From: Brendan
Date: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:54 PM
To: Walt
Cc: FroSoCo Politics , frosoco-chat-0910

Who does there laundry these days?!

Brendan “I still mail it all back to da mom”

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From: Joey
Date: Tue, May 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM
To: frosoco-politics-0910@lists.stanford.edu

Hmmmm…

I put my clothes in the laundry machine three days ago and I still haven’t gone to pick ’em up. I wonder how they’re doing…..

Regards

Joey

Sent from my iPhone
-Bernard

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