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    My flatmates are incredibly loud, from about 20:00 to 01:00 they sit in the corridor laughing and screaming at each other. I've tried asking them to be quiet, but it doesn't seem to have had an effect as I can still hear them through ear plugs.

    Is there a way to anonymously contact the porter's office and get the porter to shut them up? Don't really want to alienate myself this early as aside from this we get along well enough.
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    You could just go to your porter and ask to remain anonymous, I guess..
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    Which accommodation?
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    (Original post by MMAGuy)
    Which accommodation?
    Don't want to say on a public forum etc.
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    Do you go to bed at 8pm? Surely from 8-11pm you could join them? If you say you get on well, and don't want to alienate yourself why don't you get involved and socialise with them?

    Anyway, I suppose when it gets to 11/12 onwards when you actually go to sleep you want them to be quiet if they want to stay up later, I get that. Also, do you mean you are trying to sleep or do work? Do they never have any work to do?

    If you contact the porter, chances are that they will know it is you if they all get e-mails about it and you don't. However, you could request to be involved in the "telling off" process, by explaining that you wish to not make it obvious that you complained. Ask the guy, if he's reasonable, to sort of imply that a neighbouring flat complained.
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    I can understand why you'd be unhappy with this situation.

    Last year, I was one of the noise-makers and we'd occasionally get complaints from the porters. We suspected it was from our more quiet roommate, although the topic was rarely breached between us apart from a couple of occasions when someone would come far too drunk and loud.

    I feel bad looking back on it now as we didn't really take the poor girl's desire to sleep at a normal time into account. It was more of a 'twelve of us want be noisy and have a good time, and one person wants to stay in', and with everyone drunkenly egging each other on we didn't really take the time to care.

    Apart from in quiet period nearer to exams in summer term where they start dishing out fines, complaints from the porters really aren't taken seriously by a lot of people. To be perfectly honest, it was sometimes used as a badge of honour if your pre-drinks/party got so loud that the porters were called.

    I realise a lot of this is more me rambling about how I was a **** to my flat mates last year than how it can be helped, but have you considered requesting to be moved to quieter accommodation if it is your priority? 1am, to a lot of people, isn't really that late. Especially when living on campus and you can still get over 7 hours sleep from 1 to a 9am lecture.

    A lot of people come to university wanting to just have a good time, especially in first year when passing is all that matters to some people. I appreciate that you want to be able to get to sleep or have peace and quiet, and in an ideal world you should be able to. But in flats with thin walls and a lot of other people with conflicting interests, it may not be possible in every flat.
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    I have this problem too but it's usually between 12 and 3 and I have lectures at 8 so I know how you feel. I haven't figured it out either yet but I have found another flatmate who is bothered by the noise and I have to say that just knowing that I'm not the only one bothered by it makes me feel a little better. Maybe there's someone in your flat and they just don't want to speak up?

    p.s. I hate lying in bed awake so I'm on here mid party XD
 
 
 
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