Ticketmaster garbage data


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place


    It is the year 2015. Entire categories of performance venues are standing room only.

    Ticketmaster's system still requires seating information.

    TRWTF is that the venue swore the show was sold out, and so did Ticketfly. Nooope.

    TRRWTF is my potato of a laser printer.



  • If they don't put the garbage data in, they'll get a null pointer exception!


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    It actually said "null" all the way through the checkout process. It only gained phantom seats at the PDF. Which tells me the website supports it (badly) but the back end doesn't.



  • @Weng said:

    TRRWTF is my potato of a laser printer.

    Are you quite sure that ticket is still valid if you didn't print it in colour?



  • @Weng said:

    TRWTF is that the venue swore the show was sold out, and so did Ticketfly. Nooope.

    TRRWTF are ticketing companies apparently reserving pools of tickets, then returning them before the show. I tried to get tickets once a month before the show - nooooope, sold out.

    Then I had a random conversation with some of my colleagues about ticketing, and one of them says "oh, yeah, I was at that show, they actually had a lot of tickets a day before!" Yeah fuck you too buddy.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    It looks like the arrangement here is ''Sales were to stop 6 hours before the show but Ticketmaster says fuck that"



  • Is that what you needed the office A0 plotter for?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    Ha. No. I'll post that when the gift has been given. It's awesome



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    TRRWTF are ticketing companies apparently reserving pools of tickets, then returning them before the show. I tried to get tickets once a month before the show - nooooope, sold out.

    Then I had a random conversation with some of my colleagues about ticketing, and one of them says "oh, yeah, I was at that show, they actually had a lot of tickets a day before!" Yeah fuck you too buddy.

    It might be the venue or even the performer.

    Many times, especially for big-name acts, they will reserve blocks of seats for promotional purposes (radio give-aways, etc.) and for friends and relatives of the performers/producers/promoters. When they decide that the tickets won't be used (the promoter's son can't make it, the radio station won't be giving away as many as they got, etc.) they are released to be sold as normal tickets.

    Sure it's annoying. My point is simply that without additional information, its impossible to know what entity is actually to blame.


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