|Bob Jonquet Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight|
So, recently I have had the opportunity to discuss the issue of reporting with some players and the topic that seemed to illicit the most passionate response was that of reporting lag time. Some didn't seem to care how long it took to report an event, but the majority felt it was disrespectful to the players/GMs if the reporting took very long. The average expectation seemed to be in the 1-2 week range, but that varied depending on if we were talking about convention reporting vs. gameday reporting. Typically the former was given a bit more latitude due to the volume that had to be reported; upwards of four weeks. But, the caveat was that if there were soo many tables to report that it would take more than a few weeks, there should be more than one person reporting. Some even said the volume is not relevent because a good coordinator would delegate reporting to a team if the volume was large so they would be reported without delay.
When it came to gamedays, anything more than a week caused grumbling. At worst, the session should be reported before the next scheduled event. In fact, many seemed to think that gamedays could easily be reported at the table, immediately after the chronicle sheets were completed. My local VC usually does this and it is quite effective.
Now, of course this is all a very small data pool and my results are certainly not enough to say they represent the general feelings. So, I am interested to hear from the community. Not so much about what IS being done, but moreso, what you want to be done. What do you feel is a reasonable time expectation? How soon before you get irritated that your results have not been reported?