preston.baxter wrote:Apparently making a resource assignment does NOT reserve the resource the same as creating an event does; if there had been an event on their calendar, I would not have been able to create the second one.
That's correct. An assignment is not a reservation. It's probably more accurate to think of it as denying
unauthorized people from scheduling the resource.
preston.baxter wrote:I suspect that someone not assigned as Building Scheduler would probably NOT have been able to double-assign the same resource?
That's also correct. Building Schedulers have special permissions.
preston.baxter wrote:Does this mean Building Schedulers can't rely on the resource assignment system to prevent double-bookings?
But there was no double booking, unless you didn't share some detail. There was only the one reservation you made. Just because the other ward has the assignment doesn't mean they have a reservation. Whatever organizations within that ward want the resource should still be scheduling it. If they had done this, you would have discovered the conflict when you tried to add an event using the same resource.
preston.baxter wrote:Recently I was asked to reserve the hall for our home ward and without remembering that resource assignment I put the event onto our calendar.
I'm wondering why you were asked to reserve the cultural hall. Normally that's not something a building scheduler would do. Do you also have an assignment in your ward to create calendar events? If you don't, I would think it would be prudent for you direct such requests to someone within your ward who has that responsibility.
But if you have both responsibilities, then you'll just have to remember your superpowers and be careful.
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