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Old 02-27-2021, 08:50 AM   #1
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Is it me or does anyone else believe that computers have made our lives harder, not easier. Trying to enter the Baby Gators (I really don't like that name but...) is an effort in redundancy. You get asked at least twice to enter your name, address, etc. Sign here... again. Even with auto fill turned on, you still have to go through several steps. Then you get sent an email you have to confirm. "Click here to confirm." Could they make this any harder? What was really so hard about me showing up at the gate, handing someone cash (Oh, can't touch that), get a paper tech card, fill it out, hand to a Tech man (oh, might transfer the virus)... Come on people. Common sense.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:53 AM   #2
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And let's not forget the extra $2.50 they charge as a fee. Yes, it's only 2.50, but that's not the point.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:13 AM   #3
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Like most people I also think it is a pain. But one up side to some of these I can use a credit card instead of making sure I have cash on hand. I think the hardest part of electronic entry is when you’re on the road from one Race to another trying to get everything situated
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John what's really bad is you know this is the norm from here on out. Even after the virus is forgotten about they will never go back to doing it the old way so hopefully they will find a way to improve it. Sadly though knowing NHRA they will figure out how to make it more difficult!
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:49 AM   #5
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Like most people I also think it is a pain. But one up side to some of these I can use a credit card instead of making sure I have cash on hand. I think the hardest part of electronic entry is when you’re on the road from one Race to another trying to get everything situated
I understand the need not to have to carry cash, but they can also process a CC on the spot. We've done that for years. It's done every day at places like Walmart, grocery stores, etc. Why do we have to make things so difficult?
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:04 PM   #6
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Is it me or does anyone else believe that computers have made our lives harder, not easier. Trying to enter the Baby Gators (I really don't like that name but...) is an effort in redundancy. You get asked at least twice to enter your name, address, etc. Sign here... again. Even with auto fill turned on, you still have to go through several steps. Then you get sent an email you have to confirm. "Click here to confirm." Could they make this any harder? What was really so hard about me showing up at the gate, handing someone cash (Oh, can't touch that), get a paper tech card, fill it out, hand to a Tech man (oh, might transfer the virus)... Come on people. Common sense.
Right on Johnny D....#STOPTHEMADNESS
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I actually prefer the way it I now. Filling out the tech card ahead of time is better and faster. I also like paying online and not having to carry as much cash with me when I travel. We have been doing it this way for the National events for many years. I see no downside.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:27 AM   #8
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Is it me or does anyone else believe that computers have made our lives harder, not easier. Trying to enter the Baby Gators (I really don't like that name but...) is an effort in redundancy. You get asked at least twice to enter your name, address, etc. Sign here... again. Even with auto fill turned on, you still have to go through several steps. Then you get sent an email you have to confirm. "Click here to confirm." Could they make this any harder? What was really so hard about me showing up at the gate, handing someone cash (Oh, can't touch that), get a paper tech card, fill it out, hand to a Tech man (oh, might transfer the virus)... Come on people. Common sense.
If you were one of the millions of people who was trying to file for unemployment or perhaps someone who was trying to register for the vaccine or was having trouble ordering groceries for your family online and didn't understand computers I could have sympathy for you. Trying to register for a NHRA drag race in Florida............remember you don't have to do it if it's too much trouble.
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I agree that the process could be much simpler. There is no need for all the repetition.
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If you were one of the millions of people who was trying to file for unemployment or perhaps someone who was trying to register for the vaccine or was having trouble ordering groceries for your family online and didn't understand computers I could have sympathy for you. Trying to register for a NHRA drag race in Florida............remember you don't have to do it if it's too much trouble.
He didn't say it was world ending, we all know there are bigger problems in the world. He simply asked if a decent, dare I say smarter, IT program couldn't be put in place that made things far more simple and user friendly. God John, you're such an uncaring soul, people are dying you know...
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