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  1. Actually, I think it does make it clear - it says explicitly that completing setup "does not mean you have been verified nor does it guarantee participation in the presale." I think the only ambiguity that language allows is whether the lack of a guarantee is due to the fact that (a) it's a lottery; or (b) the fact that some accounts will be tagged as scalper accounts and thus won't be verified. Now, with the new language about it not being a lottery, we have our iron-clad answer that it's about (b) and not (a). I never contacted U2.com or TM about it, but if some U2.com folks told peop
  2. I think this is the definitive answer on this now. It is not chosen by lottery. They could not have been any more explicit than that. What this means is that any snafus that have happened are a result of the system/algorithm wrongly identifying some folks as scalpers. In other words, being verified doesn't mean you're "verified as a non-scalper" - it simply means you've been verified as a subscribed U2.com member who's linked their account to Ticketmaster and is therefore eligible to be passed through the algorithm - in which case you WILL be given a code IF it doesn't identify you as a
  3. Thanks for the response Sherry. But I've another point of confusion: your comment seems to have to do with whether or not system's methods at accurately identifying scalpers and bots (as well as not mis-identifying non-scalpers AS scalpers) were effective. It's one thing to say that the system hurt some fans by identifying non-scalpers AS scalpers. But it's a distinct issue to claim that the system is inherently a lottery - *aside* from the effectiveness of the algorithm. So, to be clear, let's hypothesize that the algorithm had worked *perfectly* during the presale. Are you saying tha
  4. I'm confused, is this really a true lottery system, or is it merely the algorithm trying to skim the scalpers and bots off the top? I listened to BigWave on the podcast and my understanding was that as long as the algorithm didn't have reason to identify you as a scalper, then you'd get a code. Now, I can still understand some complaints about the nuts and bolts of how to implement that - false positives by the algorithm and such. I'm not saying that's small potatoes. BUT, that is different than a true lottery system where it's truly random - i.e. simply an attempt to manage by numbers.
  5. I know nothing's official until it's official, but has there be any rumblings or indicators as to whether they filmed one for DVD release?
  6. What does everyone think about the possibility that they will add new dates or cities later on, I don't just mean additional shows following already scheduled shows in big cities like Chicago, LA, etc. but adding new locations, and/or an entirely new leg for North America later in the year. I mean, 15 cities is not very much - there are great swaths of the country no touched. I know no one knows for sure, but what are everyone's thoughts - is this going to bigger, or is this going to be an even smaller tour than I+E?
  7. Anybody know what this means? Once I complete all the steps on the Account Info page, will I have access to the U2.com Verified Subscriber presale? All subscribers who complete the required steps and are verified will be equally eligible to receive an invitation for the U2.com Subscriber Presale. What does that language "equally eligible to receive an invitation" for the presale mean? If we go through the steps, then isn't our access a certainty? This language makes it sound like some sort of lottery/random selection method. What exactly is gonna happen here - am I gonna wait f
  8. there's a difference, legally, between mistake and misrepresentation. I don't know the law in the UK, but in the U.S. you could never nail anyone with legal proceedings for false advertising or misrepresentation of a product unless it was being misrepresneted at the time of the offer. I'd be willing to bet that there are all kinds of contingency boilerplate info written into pre-sale order disclaimers, not to mention the distributors/producing company's contract with vendors like Amazon. You're right, it stinks, and they shouldn't have put it on the market until they knew that continge
  9. I had always thought vinyl records were desirable simply because (if of a coveted album), they are bits of history b/c they're in the original format of the era in which the record was released. Now there's this fad of making new records in vinyl as collectibles. Isn't that a bit like if a factory started producing Ford Model T's again for collectors? I mean, sure they'd be worth something, and would be a collector's novelty, but it's not like an original model T. It's a bit odd I think. To each his own I guess, but I wonder if many folks are into this type of thing.
  10. Just out of curiosty, does anyone know how the screen used for the outdoor Vertigo shows compares in size to the Popmart screen? I think I remember readin the Popmart screen was 50 tall by 150 feet wide. Although I don't know what the 50 feet tall referred to - that is, 50 feet in the middle of the screen, or at the right side (remember it was shorter on the left than the right, it tapered down from right to left). I went to 2 Popmart shows but the Vertigo shows I went to were all indoors. From videos and pics it looks to me like the Vertigo screen was probably about as tall but not as lon
  11. I recently discovered and fell in love with this remix of Mysterious Ways, first noticing a clip of it in the Popmart DVD (one of the extra features - a visual of the tour- had a clip of it). Does anyone know if there's a way to get a copy of it other than tracking down a copy of Melon?
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