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  1. bombfrog

    Drop the deposit.

    Erm... why? Loyalty is normally rewarded. Not to mention the fact that getting a ticket means more to those that love the festival than it does to those that have never been. This makes no sense to me.
  2. I understand it depends on personal experience, I've just not heard of so many people not even getting the holding page. Not for a few years anyway.
  3. I say this as somebody who did get tickets in the end (woohoo!) but some friends didn't. In 2018 and 2017 the website seemed to cope much better. Whether you got tickets or not you generally got the holding page, not this year. I've also heard many more stories of people getting kicked out after putting details in and I was given confusing messages after getting through to the reg page for friends. Firstly I was told that I had to "choose a different ticket type" (there was only one - deposit) and then "Cannot find the event you were looking for". Having made so many improvements, I'm not sure how it could actually get worse year on year. I think they've been tinkering.
  4. That's good to know. I'm still thinking of giving it a go though
  5. Does anybody have any positive experiences trying to access the site through a vpn, or by logging onto a virtual machine on Azure or AWS? I have an Azure VM and I'm thinking of using remote desktop on one of my monitors to access it through the server but no idea if that's a waste of time or not.
  6. I think we need to be more specific about this. When you hit f5 (in chrome) you get the loading spinner on the tab. If the spinner disappears immediately the you've with got the page or you know it's safe to refresh. This never happened to me though. I have 200mbit Virgin broadband but each tab was taking about a minute to timeout. On the few occasions I got holding page it was after 30 seconds of trying to connect. So, if I'd have refreshed after a couple of seconds it would never have worked at all. So, to refresh immediately or wait? Open multiple tabs and give each one chance to timeout before refreshing? You'd need nearly 60 tabs to get anywhere near the throttle limit. Anybody have any clue?
  7. So, then you're getting the spinner in chrome and the page is taking ages to load, do you stop it and refresh or wait a couple of minutes for it to timeout and open a differnet tab?
  8. All of which could have been said about their efforts to stop touting. Not sure I understand. If you don't take your tent to the gate you don't get your deposit back. How would moving it help?
  9. What about this? What about that? What about ignoring all that "what ifs" and trying to solve the problem?
  10. Yes, you pay a deposit per tent to take a tent in and get it back when you leave. I'm not saying it'd be the easiest thing to administer but it's fundamentally a good idea. I've addressed people still leaving tents above. A. We'd still see a lot fewer tents and B. the deposits they don't get back could go towards carbon offsetting. It's a bit like the 5p plastic bag tax, people would moan at first and find reasons why it wouldn't work. Plenty of "whataboutism" etc. etc. But in the end it would work in 90% of cases and we'd see much cleaner fields at the end of the festival.
  11. Maybe I'm just not understanding, but you wouldn't pay the deposit if you're not bringing a tent. You don't buy a car park ticket if you're not bringing a car for example.
  12. It's a deposit. You get it back when you take your tent back through the gates presumably. I think it's an excellent idea. Sure, some people would still dump their tents once they've left and a few people would try to cheat the system by bagging up a tent in two bags or whatever, but it would work for most people and would have a massive effect on the number of tents taken home I reckon.
  13. Which would still be fine. The money could be used for some kind of carbon offset fund (it wouldn't be needed for cleaning because the festival's cleaning bill will actually go down).
  14. I'm sure I heard about another festival somewhere with a Triangle Stage, run by Millie and her dad Mickey. They had "another" stage and a big one on the hill called Ron Beale's Stage. Not Glastonbury though, somewhere else.
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