Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

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Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby Mori » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:36 pm

http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/

The key to the city is yours. Happy exploring.
Buildings. Streets. Parks. Architecture. History. All open. All free. 21st & 22nd September 2013

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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:31 pm

Most intriguing...
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby dazza » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:11 pm

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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby dazza » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:15 pm

Welll... what an unmitigated clusterfuck of a disaster that was.
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby Sharon » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:43 am

dazza wrote:Welll... what an unmitigated clusterfuck of a disaster that was.


Thinks you *might* not be talking about the brochure design?
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:37 pm

The website's pish and keeps crashing. :x

I was wanting to go to the thing in Glasgow Central, been trying to book a ticket all bloody afternoon with no success. Fuck 'em, I've better things to do.
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby gorevan » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:47 am

I know the feeling...
Booking system is now down until Friday!
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:12 am

Websites being unable to cope with booking 'demand' seems to be something of a marketing ploy nowadays.

There's no better way of getting media coverage than a website which falls over.
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby dazza » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:02 am

The reason the booking system failed is that thousands of people were trying to book places on the Central Station tour when the lines were supposed to open at 9am on Tuesday. However, the site was already down at 8.45am. But, despite this, the tour was nearly fully booked when they tried to re-open the bookings at 11am - when it crashed again.
Despite assurances that absolutely no bookings had been taken, they hastily, and somewhat suspiciously, added another Central Station tour.

They finally admitted that "some people" had managed to make bookings and they were going to honour them if they had received a confirmation email.
It transpired that people had actually been able to make bookings as early as 8.30am, hence the Central tour having practically sold out before the bookings officially opened.
GDOD/GBPT have lied, back-tracked, and continually contradicted themselves throughout this whole fiasco.
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby beneld » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:14 pm

I tweeted ( god i hate saying that ) at 9am asking someone how they had managed to book at 8.30am. At that time GlasgowDOD were telling others no one had booked anything. After asking for a DM to get a phone number to the person with a confirmation email, magically instead of doing the appropriate thing and recalling all the earlier bookings they accepted them. If the failure had been at 10am then allowing any booking between 9am and then would seem reasonable but early bookings point to incompetence that should be addressed. Hopefully in a public manner but as with most of these issues it was probably friends and family who got the contract so no accountability.

All it says is that next time ignore the times they state and hammer the website before the time published .

The other important point is that they should have more of these openings throughout the year rather than one special weekend .
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby gunn13 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:41 am

The "extra" tour was booked up within 15 seconds of bookings opening this morning. Just missed it. Disappointed.
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:01 pm

I was trying to book on the internet site ( on my phone ) this morning, but the site kept saying that booking would open soon.

I eventually decided to phone and got through after quite a few attempts. The operator was brilliant and even laughed when I asked if she was having a busy morning :D

After a few tense moments ( Saturday 1:00 - one space only, Saturday 15:00 - one space only ) I got booked on this years must visit building.

It won't be here next year.

Can you guess what it is?
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby dazza » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:37 pm

Vinegar Tom wrote:After a few tense moments ( Saturday 1:00 - one space only, Saturday 15:00 - one space only ) I got booked on this years must visit building.

It won't be here next year.

Can you guess what it is?


The Willow Tea Rooms?
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:03 pm

dazza wrote:
Vinegar Tom wrote:Can you guess what it is?


The Willow Tea Rooms?


Not the Willow Tea Rooms, no.

This building makes its first and last Doors Open appearance this year.
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Re: Glasgow Doors Open Day 21st & 22nd September 2013

Postby Monument » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:10 pm

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