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  • Rides and room sharing is open.

    We are close enough to the 2 month mark that, "Rides and Room Sharing," is now open for business. You have a room and you want to share, rent/sub-lease space? You can post an offer here. You looking for space in a room? Make a request here. You have space in your vehicle you want to share for people or stuff? Make an offer here. You looking to have yourself or stuff sent to Defcon, make a request here.

    All Threads from last year should now be closed to prevent users silly enough to reply to old offers from replying to old offers.

    Want to make a wireless network in your caravan? Read this first.

    Like all other forums on the Defcon Forums, the rules apply here too.

    Suggestions:
    Your best bet in finding a ride, or room sharing is actually found by attending your local Defcon User Group, getting to know people in person, who then may give you space in their room.
    Trying to hook up with people on the Defcon Forums is a tricky thing.

    Generally, strangers won't offer other strangers space in their room. People will want some sort of references-- someone both parties know and trust to vouch for you.

    The Unofficial Defcon Faq was written by many, and assembled by HighWizard. It has some outdated information for when the convention was at the Alexis Park but also has some useful information about room sharing, and life at Defcon.

    Good luck.

    [This subforum will close again, shortly after Defcon. It opens again for use about 2 months before Defcon.]

    Update:
    People were having trouble finding this, when it was located in the Contests and Events forum. It has been moved to be seen at the top level.

    Modifications:
    Lurkers can post new threads here, and reply to existing threads.
    New users can posts threads and replies to existing threads.

    As you may know, the contest/event area allows lurkers to reply to existing threads.

    When Defcon is over, this will be closed up again, and put back into the Contests and Events forum.
    Last edited by TheCotMan; June 6, 2008, 18:44.

  • #2
    If you are looking for a ride, sharing a ride, looking for bunk-space, or offering to share bunk-space, you'll find the following helpful:

    1) Include the best method of contact. Forum PM? Reply with post? Include an e-mail address and request e-mail? (If you choose PM or reply-in-forum, then consider "subscribing to the thread" so you get e-mail notices for each new reply since your last visit. If PM, then consider altering your UserCP so you get email notices when you get a new PM.)
    2) What are your dates of travel, or room-time? Wed-Sun? only Saturday? If driving, time and location for pickup should be considered.
    3) Any requirements: Smokers/Smoking in room/car? Drinking? Room rules? Cost in dollars/trades? Reference from someone you know? Minimum age? 18 or over? 21 or over? Male/Female? Sexual orientation? Will room-keys be offered?
    4) Is the room space a bed? couch? floor? bath tub? Is the car space for one human? How much baggage do you have, or have room to let others use?
    5) What kind of car with #seat/#passengers? Which hotel? What kinds of room?

    Good luck!

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    • #3
      Re: Rides and room sharing is open.

      We historically have opened up Rides and Room Sharing about 2 months before Defcon. It is about 3.2 Months away, and the results of this poll suggest an earlier open date is preferred.

      Forum is now open.

      This forum will close about 1 month after Con is over.

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      • #4
        Re: Rides and room sharing is open.

        Ride-sharing and Room-sharing will remain open for 2 to 4 weeks after defcon has ended so people can comment about ride-shares, and room shares, or discuss lost/found items. After that, it will be closed until next year, and people can use forum PM to discuss such things.

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        • #5
          Re: Rides and room sharing is open.

          Forum for Ride and Room sharing is open. I created a poll on when this should be opened, and people said they liked having it open several months earlier, not just 2 or 3.

          Ok then. Here you go. Open several months early.

          Understand this: most people interested in sharing a room with you after "meeting" on the forums this early won't actually follow-through. The chances of "flakiness" decreases proportional to the number of days until Defcon; the greater the number of days till Defcon, the more likely one or both people making plans in Ride & Room sharing will fail. This is based on history.

          You probably should make arrangements with a condition:

          "If I send you an email about this asking for a follow-up and don't see a response within a week, I'll give up your space to someone else."

          without a deadline, or expiration process, people have no motivation to followup or reply when you want to know if they are still interested.

          Good luck!
          Last edited by TheCotMan; February 16, 2012, 00:47.

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