Uncle wrote:This stupid f lottery makes me so pissed off I almost don't want to go to BM this year. I have never seen a more retarded system. Worried about scalpers? "fairness"? Server crashes?
Does anybody running that place understand markets 101?
- open a period for bidding online
- run a simple Dutch auction that automatically clears the number of tickets available at a market determined price
- it is fair since everybody pays the same price (and no, the Obama "progressive" tax system is not fair). If you can't afford it get your camp mates or friends to help out or volunteer
- tickets picked up will call
All problems solved. What am I missing?
the real problem is that not all of the people who want to get a ticket can actually receive one...
good luck solving that one with any method save upping the population every time it gets near the sell out point..
the problem isnt the lottery, or the implementation of any possible ticket system or trying to create a fair system... there isnt a way to make sure its fair without someone being without a ticket.. in this community, and many others.. a system that doesnt work for one person is likely to be considered a failure for every person..
the problem is that there are more people interested in attending than tickets..
until we can assure 100% of people who want a ticket will get one we will always have threads claiming a failed system and pointing out possible solutions to fix whatever solution is devised..
nothing can ensure total fairness, which i think we can all agree would be that 'we all get a ticket'