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SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:28:58 AM »

Hi everyone! The 2018 lottery is nigh and once again, we are going to take this mighty maelstrom of results and experiences and corral it into tidy little data drönas. We had awesome participation the last 2 years, so this year if you're willing, please share your experience.

If you can, please get the timestamps from your browser cache as they will be exact.  Some instructions on how to do this are below. If you can't, and can only give a rough estimate that's fine as well, and we will treat it accordingly in the analysis.  Feel free to post information from the sale and then update it later with the result, make separate posts, whatever works for you. If you don't remember some things that's fine too, anything will help.

You can post your experience here or use the google form if you prefer. If you do both, please provide a user name or something similar at the beginning of the form that we can use to match it up, like usernameXYZ or usernameXYZ's friend. Both the google form entry and the forum post can be updated later once you know your results.

We are asking more questions this year, and I want to emphasize that everything is optional and please don't feel the need to share anything you are uncomfortable with.

Thanks in advance, let me know if you have any questions, and good luck with the lottery!

google form:
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Questions

What time were you given access to the form?

What time did you submit the form?

How certain are you about the times?

What hotel was your top choice?

How many downtown hotels did you choose (0-6)

How many non-downtown hotels did you choose (0-6)

How many rooms did you request?

What was the earliest arrival date and latest departure date requested?

What option did you pick if your preferred hotels weren't available? (closest to the convention center, lowest available rate, shuttle route,  disregard my request if choices aren't available)

What waitlist preference did you pick? (yes, no)

Did you enter a Member ID?

If you get a notification, what group were you in? (April 9, April 16.)

What was your result? (#1 choice, Other downtown hotel on your list, other downtown, Top choice non-downtown, other non-downtown, waitlist, nothing.)

If applicable, what hotel did you receive?

Was there anything odd or unexpected about your results? (Random roommates, a different room type, etc.)

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Finding your form access and submission timestamps

Right now we only have instructions for Firefox and Chrome. If you have trouble with the instructions or are using a different browser like IE or Safari please don't sweat it, we don't want to add any more stress to your day. Rough estimates are very helpful too. (If you do find an easy way to get the information from other browsers, please let me know and we'll add it here.)

This is based on information supplied by the always helpful You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. We will update it if there are changes for 2018.

In chrome you can type chrome://cache in the address bar.

on the page, search (<CTRL> F) for cci.onpeak.info/addRequest?q=
This will be the form entry cache file.

then search for cci.onpeak.info/thanks
This will be the form submission cache file

Firefox has the same type of cache search if you type about:cache and then select "List Cache Entries" under Disk.
Then do the same search as above.

When you find the cache entry you are searching for, just click on it to see the time information.
This will work for both Chrome and Firefox.
For example, the file should contain something like this:

            HTTP/1.1 302 Found
            Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
            Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:10:44 GMT
            Location: /addRequest
            Server: nginx/1.8.0
            Vary: Accept
            X-Powered-By: Express
            Content-Length: 66


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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »
Got in about 3 seconds after it went live, submitted at 12:05 since it was on my kid's ipad and she didn't have any autofill stuff ready. Crossing my fingers.

I'll update this with better answers as soon as I have results. And if I can figure out timestamps on a Ipad.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 09:23:08 AM by s3rndpt »

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 09:12:44 AM »
I got in around 2 min 10 sec, was out in about 5 mins.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 09:14:18 AM »
I think I got in right away on my phone - I tried to view the exact time but going to Safari history and clicking it only took me back to the page.

I was done at 11:04 central but I was also going really slow.

What time were you given access to the form? Before 9:01

What time did you submit the form? 9:04

How certain are you about the times? 100% certain about the submission time because I took a screenshot

What hotel was your top choice? Omni

How many downtown hotels did you choose (0-6) 6

How many non-downtown hotels did you choose (0-6) 0

How many rooms did you request? 1

What was the earliest arrival date and latest departure date requested? 7/18 - 7/23

What option did you pick if your preferred hotels weren't available? (closest to the convention center, lowest available rate, shuttle route,  disregard my request if choices aren't available) closest to con

What waitlist preference did you pick? (yes, no) yes

Did you enter a Member ID? yes

If you get a notification, what group were you in? (April 9, April 16.) April 9

What was your result? (#1 choice, Other downtown hotel on your list, other downtown, Top choice non-downtown, other non-downtown, waitlist, nothing.) got my #2 choice

If applicable, what hotel did you receive? Hilton Gaslamp

Was there anything odd or unexpected about your results? (Random roommates, a different room type, etc.) Not yet...
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 11:50:43 AM by jason_the_human »

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 09:15:37 AM »
Chrome Cache Time in:  9:00:51
Chrome Cache Time Submitted: 9:03:45

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 09:17:45 AM »
Thanks! If you used a chrome or firefox browser you can check your cached timestamps using the instructions above, but we appreciate you sharing whatever you can.

Also, as I go through this thread I will use likes to keep track of whose posts I have recorded, so if I've liked everyone else's post besides yours, or I suddenly unlike something you've edited, that's why :)

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 09:19:32 AM »
I got in on my phone using mobile version of Chrome and can't seem to get the cache to pull up. Does anyone know if there's a different trick for mobile? I'm pretty sure I got in around 2 minutes.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 09:21:13 AM »
I got in at 9:04 on my IE session. I cannot extract the cache though - sorry.
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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 09:21:53 AM »
Chrome cache in: 16:10:18
Chrome cache out: 16:13:55

Obviously I won't get much from my priority list, so I'm doing this for Mark to "like" it.

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 09:22:18 AM »
I got in at 12:01:27 per chrome cache.  Fingers crossed. 

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 09:22:30 AM »
Is there a way to get timestamp on Safari (MacOS)?

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 09:26:01 AM »
First one entered at 9:03:17
Submitted at 9:09:18

Second form entered at 9:04:31
Submitted at 9:13:06

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 09:26:16 AM »
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:02:03 GMT

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 09:27:35 AM »
Time in-- 9:10:28
Time out-- 9:14:14

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Re: SDCC 2018 Hotel Request Form Lottery - Submission Times
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 09:27:57 AM »
Entered at 9:03:27
Submitted at 9:05:22