Post by The Chris McKenna on Apr 26, 2015 11:34:16 GMT -5
I think it's time to update you with what has been going on, and what we expect to happen next.
First, The Nominoichi is now sold out. All the tables have been reserved and the Stand-By list is now full. We are exploring options to add even more tables, but this may not happen until next year.
Second, the denial of service (DOS) attack on the mail server has been stopped. Normal service should be resumed and no further problems are expected. Once again, from both the IT department and from myself we wish to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please see this thread for more details and how you can help by sending us a copy of the any error messages you may have received, and especially if you get any more please let me know here.
Third, some of the first 'you have a table' letters I sent out had a minor typo. Although it might have been clear from context, here is the corrected section:
Therefore ONLY listed sellers and our staff will have these ribbons, and only people with ribbons are allowed inside Hall A between 5:00 and 7:00. If you see anyone, (Seller, staff, or volunteer) anywhere inside Hall A without a ribbon you are required to ask to see it. If they do not have one please contact our staff immediately.
Fourth, Here is a draft copy of the table layout for the Nominoichi X and Fashion Swap. I would like to remind people that this is only a proposed version of the layout, and the final might not be the same as this:
Because many of the suggestions to improve the Nominoichi had to do with reducing the noise and improving the line it was decided to move the event from Hall B into Hall A this year. Hall B will be for Gaming and, although they will be loud, it is hoped not as loud and the concert or dance was last year. Furthermore, to reduce the effect of outside noise all the tables will be placed in the centre of the room, and not along any of the perimeter. Also Hall A will have direct access to the outside for the Nominoichi line. It is hoped that the parking lot will have enough room for everyone!
Fifth, at this time the Nominoichi forum is growing by many posts every day. There is far too much stuff for us to catch everything quickly, so it is very helpful when you see a post, thread, or comment that you think might be breaking any of the rules please use the 'report post' option, even if you are not sure, and we will take a look at it. We are very grateful for your help to keep an eye on things.
Sixth, there will be a more information to share in the coming days. Please remember to check back here form time to time to see it. Also, please don't forget to come back to this forum after the Nominoichi and let us know how we did. Share what you think went well, what didn't, and if you have any ideas to improve next years event. I know it's a bit early to think about that now, but please don't forget about it next month.
Seventh, Although there are a lot of great posts on this forum, there is still one I think that deserves some special recognition. SalisofKnight has done an outstanding job of organizing and updating a table index of all the lists sellers are posting here. While I'm sure others struggle with keeping their own list updated, he has been attempting to stay on top of everyones updates. All that effort had created a fantastic resource, and one I would recommend everyone, especially new uses, to check first.
Should the heavy traffic on this forum ever temporarily slide it off the front page, you can always find it here:
We are all very happy to see so many people posting here and generating great content. All your excitement and interest in the Nominoichi is what inspires us to do better. I may say this a lot, but really thanks for your interest in the Nominoichi.