ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW SYSTEM FOR REGISTERING A GUEST
uraflit, Blueiz, and others who've asked for an easy "bring a friend" option, we finally have one for you!
By popular request we have added the ability to register guests for HeadFest 2007. You no longer have to get your guests to sign up as Head-Fi members and then register themselves. (Not that we discourage them from joining up; bringing more enthusiasts into the community is always considered a good thing. But now there's a way to bring a guest without making them join.)
Here's how it works: after you register yourself for the meet, return to the registration page
. Now you have the opportunity to register your guest, by signing up for the "Guest Admission (Admit One Guest)" subscription. Do that, and poof, your guest is registered. At the door we'll have one badge for you, and another badge for your guest.
(Your guest gets his or her own badge but doesn't
get his or her own separate username or avatar; the badge will simply identify him or her as your guest. If your guest wants to have his or her own "identity," he or she needs to sign up as a member of Head-Fi and then self-register for the meet, just like before.)
What if you're bringing two guests? Then after registering your first guest, return to the registration page
once again and sign up for the "Guest Admission (Admit 2nd Guest)" subscription.
That's all there is to it.
Right now the system tops out at two guests per member. If you genuinely foresee bringing more than two guests, and if you want us to build the system up to handle that instead of just asking some of your guests to sign as Head-Fi members themselves, then PM me and I'll see what we can do.
----(I'm sure some of you are asking, "why can't I just buy N guest passes instead of buying guest 1 and then guest 2 one at a time?" Yes, we realize it's sort of clunky. The tradeoff for integrating our registration system with the vBulletin software that runs Head-Fi has been that we've had to accept certain vBulletin limitations, at least this time around. Perhaps by next year we'll have had time to engineer something a bit closer to heart's desire.)