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2009-03-25 23:28:14   Welcome to the Wiki. Please consider the importance of using your RealName. Another way to look at it is if you can't answer the question "what are your five favorite things in Davis?" because of the name you are posting under... maybe you need to change your name. —JasonAller


2009-04-30 09:32:13   Good catch. I thought I had double checked the floorplan info but missed one anyway! Hooray for community edited websites. Thanks for keeping the two apartment pages up to date. —RyanMikulovsky


2010-01-08 19:15:56   You removed pricing information from two apartment listings today. Please close this account and edit under your real name. —JasonAller


2010-01-28 11:01:43   Close this account immediately by going to [wikispot]User Settings. Then, create an account and edit under your real name. —WilliamLewis


2010-01-28 11:51:43   Hello William and Jason, I am confused as to why you are deleting our contributions to our apartment pages. We have been using this user name to provide helpful updates to potential residents for quite some time without any problems. We always label our updates clearly as “announcements from management.” We are respectful of other users posts and never delete or edit any comments. Why are you deleting our updates? While I respect your opinion that you’d like to see us use our actual names, please understand that this is a business screen name. The person updating is not always the same, and we issue only updates on behalf of the company. Any updates not related to Tandem Properties, are of course done with individual screen names as the use of a business name in that context would be inappropriate. Please do not unfairly remove our posts as we too have a right to contribute helpful content to a community based page. —ChautauquaManagement


2010-01-28 11:53:45   It has been noted several times that you should not use an account with a name like this, and yet you continue to make edits with it. I figured the only way you'd take this seriously is if your edits using this account would be removed.

Please understand that this wiki is a community of individuals and that this community believes that "business screen name[s]" are inappropriate here. —WilliamLewis


2010-01-28 12:23:45   Hello William. Please understand that our reason for using a business name because it is very important for us to do what is respectful and appropriate in a community based web setting. We have set up this account with a business name to avoid the mingling of personal opinions which don’t belong linked with our general apartment updates. As apartment management staff members, we work hard to keep our “work” opinions general. For example at work, we don’t evoke personal religious opinions, as doing so might be seen as a way of isolating renters with other such opinions. I fear that by forcing us to use individual names for apartment updates, you will remove our ability to contribute open opinions on other matters in our free time. I believe the user CovertProfessor uses a name other than his own for a similar reason. I’m confused as to why the same understanding cannot be expressed to us. —ChautauquaManagement


2010-01-28 13:13:10   Jason, I'm sorry that I didn't see your comment on removing prices sooner. The prices were removed because they were no longer reflective of fall rates. People were calling confused because of information they had seen on Wiki. At the time that I removed them, our main office had not yet set our rates for fall. Our fall rates are now available at Tandemproperties.com. Feel free to post the updated rates if you'd like. I'd post them myself, but I it seems that might be a wasted effort if our updates are being removed. Thanks! —ChautauquaManagement


2010-01-28 13:44:18   Hey, please don't get discouraged from contributing here! Folks here are in the process of debating the organizational account name thing, and your input's probably going to be helpful for us to figure out how to encourage / discourage the kind of behavior we want to see here.

So, for now, don't worry about your edits getting reversed — and feel free to update the prices on the pages!

Someone else will probably chime in with why they feel organizational accounts are a Not Good Thing, but you make some good points about why they're useful. What's been missing from our discussion about organizational accounts has been the perspective of a (larger) business owner. I've put some of your thoughts over on that page - and perhaps you can chime in more there, too. —PhilipNeustrom


2010-02-08 16:45:03   Thank you for understanding our reasons for using our business/staff name. We have read all of the suggested discussions. While we’re sure it’s frustrating for you when anyone abuses the Wiki, we appreciate your willingness to appreciate that there are some of us editing under a business name simply because we feel it most clearly identifies who is speaking, protects the privacy of employees who otherwise might be hesitant to participate, and allows us to accomplish our goal of controlling that our staff contributes in a professional and respectful way. We also read your discussion about non-profit status and posting prices. Consequently, we didn’t re-post prices to the page. Take care. —ChautauquaManagement


2010-02-08 16:48:32   Hey, you can totally post prices for apartments (please do!) We are still refining that guideline. Prices for apartments are definitely okay. —PhilipNeustrom


2010-03-17 15:42:09   Wow, that really sucks about the spam from having the manager's name listed. What kind of stuff were you getting, if you don't mind my asking? —TomGarberson


2010-03-31 15:16:38   Hello Tom. It's unfortunate, but it seems that more and more companies are becoming very aggressive with their telemarketing and fax marketing. We have people contacting the office on a consistent basis trying to sell us goods and services. They often try to get their foot in the door by saying they are returning a phone call from a particular staff member. We've even had people go so far as to try to get staff to authorize charges by pretending to be a legitimate vendor. The result has been quite a mess of paperwork and back-and-forth on our end. It's a shame that some people can be so dishonest. —ChautauquaManagement


2010-05-20 18:03:07   Heh. No worries. I was just amused by all the bolding and exclamation points!. My edit comments are often lighthearted observations or goofy humor. No insult intended; if I actually had an issue with any of the edits, I would have been much more serious and contacted you (although, considering you use a group title, I wouldn't really be sure who to address or who I was talking to). —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards


2010-05-20 18:10:51   You can call us Chautauqua. :) We're Casitas and Chautauqua management. The editor is not always the same. Currently our team consists of Jackie, Bethany, Kristina, Rebecca, Bobby, Tom, Maria and Arath...but our staff can change from time to time. :) —ChautauquaManagement


2010-05-21 12:56:29   Thanks for keeping the relevant apartment pages up to date. Can you, when contributing material, please avoid using promotional language? Please see Wiki Community/For Profit Restrictions for more details. For instance, "Come see us TODAY!" is promotional. "We have a special until Monday" is less so. —PhilipNeustrom


2010-05-22 10:31:55   Hello Phillip. We will try to accommodate your request. Admittedly this may be a bit tough as staff is still new to trying to neutralize or edit our speech for the Wiki. We are very careful not go overboard on our contributions to the general parts of the Wiki page. We just assumed that since the "Notes from Management" section is quite clearly us speaking, that there was a bit more freedom to be ourselves in that section. We'll be making a few more edits to try to better update and clarify current information. Our plan is to add an concise availability column like the one we had last year to help clarify which units are available for now, for early summer move-in, and for fall. We receive a lot of phone calls requesting immediate and summer move-in and we hope that posting this info will help the public. Just as we did last year, we will add a note that clearly marks when the information was last updated. We'll do our best to leave clear comments for the edits. Thank you for helping us be positive members of the Wiki community. ;) —ChautauquaManagement


2010-06-04 22:46:08   Why remove a historical picture from the page? —JasonAller


2010-06-04 22:57:59   Hi Jason. The old picture is below with a caption. The new picture more accurately shows what things look like today. :) —ChautauquaManagement

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