Problem: The board sits in the next set of offices over from the one some of us work in.
Solution: We can e-mail the department secretary and tell her to mark us in or out.
Caveat: We can't do this unless we know she is in.
Solution: Walk over and check to see if she is at her desk before e-mailing her to change the status on the board sitting in front of her desk.
Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?