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You guys are probably right given that you may have been interacting with paizo for way longer than I have... but as a first interaction with the company, although it logically doesn't it make sense, it has spoiled the experience a bit... but hey, we'll see what happens, maybe things won't fill up as quickly as I expect, or maybe I'll just get random stuff that I'll like. In any case, it's not the end of the world. Thanks for letting me vent.
Your venting is definitely heard and we understand completely. I wish we could make sure that our scheduling worked for everyone and that we didn't have situations where we're constantly switching up dates/times, unfortunately this is the result this time. We're going to do our best to keep this from ever becoming a reoccurring issue.
I know our whole team behind PaizoCon regrets that this has generated so much (justified) confusion/frustration for everyone waiting to get at their event results. We've (the tech team, Sara and myself) been working the last nearly 6 hours to try to get this right, and we don't want people registering and then having to re-register because of the issues we've been running into. Rescheduling this last minute is not something anyone on our staff is particularly pleased about. Moving this to tomorrow ensures that we're in clear minds to correct the remaining issues and also keep people from staying up late into the night waiting on us to announce that it's opened. Thank you so much for your continued patience, and we're making notes of everything we're seeing to keep it from reoccurring in the future.
Just a quick update: we did have a small hiccup with event schedules and their display. Open Registration has tentatively been pushed out to 3:30 PM Pacific time so our tech team can push a fix for it. Once it's open, we'll shout it from our collective mountain tops here, on our blog, social media postings and a mailing :)
The lottery results are historically linked with the start of Open Registration, so yes, they'll be announced at the same time. I can see where this causes some logistical problems for attendees, and we'll likely discuss it when we revisit improvements for next year. We need this additional day between selections and announcement to ensure that everything is going as intended on our end.
We did extend the selection window again until tonight at 11:59pm PST due to some badge adjustments that were not received/addressed in time for some attendees to give them a chance to make selections.
Locking this one. We're not comfortable facilitating a conversation that's already begun to become a platform for disparaging people regarding their decisions as parents and just flat out arguing. We welcome people from all backgrounds and this kind of topic doesn't contribute to the kind of environment we'd like to have around here.
Hey everyone, just a quick update that we have extended the lottery signup window to Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM! We wanted to be sure everyone had enough time over the weekend and early next week to get their selections in. :)
Need help with anything lottery/event related? Check out our instructions thread.
We do not specifically outline this sort of thing in our Community Guidelines because it's something that's likely to get "gamed." My best suggestion would be to read those over and use your best judgement. If you're particularly concerned about a post/thread you're about to make, you can send the contents to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to provide suggestions :)