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7 hours ago, Schmicheal said:

Could this potentially be negated by having a National Insurance number associated to your reg number. Would Possibly ensure one application per user?

only if the festival had access the NI database.

Me, I don't reckon the govt would let them do that. :P 

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Wanting a different ticket system is understandable when you are left ticketless on that brutal Sunday morning. I didn’t get tickets for next year and I’m am left with a Glastonbury shaped hole for next year.

A lottery type system has been suggested on here with everyone’s registrations in a hat. I would need tickets for me, my wife and two children and so can’t see how that type of system would work for my family or other families?

It’s been said here already, but I think the reality is there are just too many of us wanting to go.
For me I will continue to try for tickets every year, but think I have to accept the new reality that whatever the ticket system, it’s very likely that I won’t get tickets.


I intend to take my family to other festivals on the years we can’t get the golden tickets and I will try to stop being so dependent on Glastonbury being a yearly happiness highlight (we do lots of other nice things as a family , but Glastonbury is just so good).

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5 hours ago, eFestivals said:

only if the festival had access the NI database.

Me, I don't reckon the govt would let them do that. :P 

Probably plenty other companies got access to it anyway :P

 

But yes that would also rule out all our international punters who don't have a UK NI number

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Is a Glastonbury reg number not good enough?

I don’t see how multiple registrations are a benefit?

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I like the current system, it could be improved though.

If the website went live at 8am just for me then went ahead as usual for you lot at 9 I think we'd all be better for it.

Also to answer someone's post 2 pages ago, I think Glastonbury tickets and football tickets are worlds apart. If someone wants to put up with liverpool while they've been shit for 20 years they should be rewarded, Glastonbury is a once a year event though and has no place for loyalty. The thought of going with 200,000 glasto obsessives makes me shudder 

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11 minutes ago, Bisque said:

I don’t see how multiple registrations are a benefit?

They're not, I think most of them will have been done by accident.  My sister this year for example had to update her address and somehow ended up creating a duplicate registration.

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1 hour ago, Cream Soda said:

They're not, I think most of them will have been done by accident.  My sister this year for example had to update her address and somehow ended up creating a duplicate registration.

 

Multiple registrations have been explicitly allowed by the festival so far.  They say that it offers no advantage (which is probably true for now), and they say if you've changed details or email address, then just register again.

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1 hour ago, Bisque said:

Is a Glastonbury reg number not good enough?

I don’t see how multiple registrations are a benefit?

they aren't at the moment. But if they start doing other things, like ballots for example, that's when mutiple registrations can be abused.

 

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16 minutes ago, uscore said:

they aren't at the moment. But if they start doing other things, like ballots for example, that's when mutiple registrations can be abused.

 

The festival are aware of this so surely if it changed to a ballot they will make everyone re-register.  Also you could end up having 1000s get a ticket who don't actually want one.  

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8 hours ago, Cream Soda said:

The festival are aware of this so surely if it changed to a ballot they will make everyone re-register.  Also you could end up having 1000s get a ticket who don't actually want one.  

But what's to stop people re-registering multiple times.

 

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7 hours ago, Paul ™ said:

But what's to stop people re-registering multiple times.

 

It would be very difficult to stop, people could register themselves at different addresses (family, friends, work) and variables of their own name (Thomas, Tom, Tommy). Under the present registration process it can be abused. 

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9 hours ago, Paul ™ said:

But what's to stop people re-registering multiple times.

 

How do Wimbledon and the London Marathon do it?  Or is there nothing to stop it there either, if not I'm off to register for Wimbledon again 🤣 

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9 minutes ago, Cream Soda said:

How do Wimbledon and the London Marathon do it?  Or is there nothing to stop it there either, if not I'm off to register for Wimbledon again 🤣 

I think Wimbledon is (or used to be) based on address. I'm sure I remember a friend of mine using her parent's address and one year getting two lots of very sought after tickets, one for each address. Two semi finals or one semi, one final. Something like that

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2 hours ago, Avalon_Fields said:

It would be very difficult to stop, people could register themselves at different addresses (family, friends, work) and variables of their own name (Thomas, Tom, Tommy). Under the present registration process it can be abused. 

I know they wont, but some type of authentication like they use for mobile banking etc could work. They just wont go to those lengths because lets face it they don't care that much... as long as the tickets are selling out and they are "coping" with the demand they wont change anything. 

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20 hours ago, Bisque said:

Is a Glastonbury reg number not good enough?

I don’t see how multiple registrations are a benefit?

If you know someone who lives in the area covered by local sales and use their address for a registration it gives people a second bite at the cherry.

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34 minutes ago, Havors said:

some type of authentication like they use for mobile banking etc could work.

that doesn't do anything to stop multiple registrations, all that does is link a 'registration' (person) to a device.

The only reason that works for a bank is because of the ID checks they've done in order to accept that 'registration' (person) as an account holder in the first place.

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40 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

that doesn't do anything to stop multiple registrations, all that does is link a 'registration' (person) to a device.

The only reason that works for a bank is because of the ID checks they've done in order to accept that 'registration' (person) as an account holder in the first place.

I think you misunderstand sorry.... I mean when you register you prove who you are.  The likes of Starling and Monzo require you to take a pic of ID or send them a video via the app etc... 

But its like I said they are not going to go to those lengths even though the technology is there and quite simple these days. Its just time and effort they wont go to. 

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An alternative, not that I am in any way suggesting or endorsing this, way around multiple registrations is to charge people, say a tenner, to register (money could go to Oxfam/WaterAid). One registration per card/bank account. That way if people want to create ten registrations they can, but it'll cost them.

Yes I know would greatly skew the ballot in favour of those who are richer than others, which is why I wouldn't endorse it.

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18 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

An alternative, not that I am in any way suggesting or endorsing this, way around multiple registrations is to charge people, say a tenner, to register (money could go to Oxfam/WaterAid). One registration per card/bank account. That way if people want to create ten registrations they can, but it'll cost them.

Yes I know would greatly skew the ballot in favour of those who are richer than others, which is why I wouldn't endorse it.

Yeah tough one. Would possibly work if there was a way of using the bank account as part of identity checks for registration purposed. i.e. you need to link your name and account (with address, like billing address for card has to be same as reg address) to the registration somehow preventing multiple registrations (unless people have multiple accounts a different adresses which is not going to be a common thing??) 

 

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6 hours ago, philipsteak said:

I think Wimbledon is (or used to be) based on address. I'm sure I remember a friend of mine using her parent's address and one year getting two lots of very sought after tickets, one for each address. Two semi finals or one semi, one final. Something like that

Wimbledon has two separate ballots, one for locals and one for everyone else.

Their local definition is very local though, I live >15 minutes walk from it and don't qualify for local.

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1 hour ago, waltere said:

Wimbledon has two separate ballots, one for locals and one for everyone else.

Their local definition is very local though, I live >15 minutes walk from it and don't qualify for local.

She did live in Wimbledon so maybe she qualified for that ballot too.

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