Any update on the Ticket Stub project? February 20, 2002 11:40 AM   Subscribe

The Ticket Stub Project still looks like an excellent idea. Apart from the personal stories who wouldn't enjoy, for instance, capsule reviews written by fellow MeFis of concerts, plays, sports events, etc? Is there any chance of it taking off soon? Would each "ticket stub" capsule stand on its own or would there be comments and queries allowed? Is anybody else intrigued by this project?
posted by MiguelCardoso to Ticketstub Project at 11:40 AM (29 comments total)

Me
posted by riffola at 11:46 AM on February 20, 2002


Do you actually search previous TicketStub posts, Miguel, or just post to see your name on a post?
posted by BlueTrain at 11:50 AM on February 20, 2002


Harsh.

I'm intrigued, but I ain't pushin' nobody to do extra work.
posted by ColdChef at 11:56 AM on February 20, 2002


Do you actually have a point, BlueTrain, or just troll to see your name on a post?

posted by eyeballkid at 12:16 PM on February 20, 2002


Bluetrain missed his nap.

posted by Optamystic at 12:17 PM on February 20, 2002


I've been working on it bit by bit actually. I've got another mockup direction, and after building sportsfilter, pretty much all the programming is done, I just need to wire it all together. I know I keep saying it, but when I finish this current load of work, and before the next one starts, I'll hammer out the site.

What is hard to do, is to create a place to tell stories about ticketstubs and not have it turn into concert reviews. I've gotten emails from people with 100s of stubs from a single performer, and they're raring to start submitting them, and frankly I don't want to see them. I only want to see the "special" ones.

How do you communicate that to an audience? I don't want to hear about The Boss' 232nd show in new jersey, I want to hear the story of the time you first fell in love with Bruce's music, or the time you broke your foot at the concert and you met your wife in the emergency room. It's going to be tough to control, even though I'll be approving each and every submission. It's not going to be an instant gratification project like metafilter (I'm looking in your direction Mr. Cardoso). And yes, there will be comments on each stub's "thread."
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:18 PM on February 20, 2002


I like Matt's idea of moderating it. It's like the Fray, but with ticketstubs.
posted by riffola at 1:17 PM on February 20, 2002


I don't want to hear about The Boss' 232nd show in new jersey, I want to hear the story of the time you first fell in love with Bruce's music, or the time you broke your foot at the concert and you met your wife in the emergency room.

I think that communicates it pretty well, jefe.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:35 PM on February 20, 2002


I have hundreds of ticket stubs from every show, concert, or movie I've been to. I'm a tad obsessive (I'm sure no one here noticed).

Among those, I can think of at least one with a story good enough for you. I look forward to this project moving forward.
posted by ColdChef at 1:58 PM on February 20, 2002


I look forward to this project moving forward.

I am an idiot.
posted by ColdChef at 1:58 PM on February 20, 2002


Hey ColdChef, should we move that to the top of your Action Items List after you get a preliminary budget report? Just helping to move the project forward;)
posted by eyeballkid at 2:14 PM on February 20, 2002


Did you do a TPS Report on that, Chef?
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:27 PM on February 20, 2002


Maybe someone should send me the memo again.
posted by ColdChef at 2:36 PM on February 20, 2002


A win-win for all.
posted by Karl at 3:19 PM on February 20, 2002


When the site does go up, though, the English major in me will have a nervous breakdown if people keep mashing "ticket stub" into "ticketstub".

posted by Hildago at 5:17 PM on February 20, 2002


Get used to it, Hildago. It is www.ticketstubs.org after all. If Matt bothers to develop a 'Style Guide,' like most offline editorialized periodicals with multiple content contributors, every time "ticket stub" occurs in the text of the site, perhaps it should always be without the space, for purposes of consistency.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:01 PM on February 20, 2002


Everyone's probably seen it before, but this one's for ColdChef.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:03 PM on February 20, 2002


I am an idiot.

Now you're not. I'm one and you're never at the meetings.
posted by jonmc at 7:33 PM on February 20, 2002


I must have lost the ticket stub as I was strapped onto the ambulence gurney or was stripped at the hospital. Is downloading/scanning the stub a solid prerequisite?
posted by G_Ask at 7:45 PM on February 20, 2002


I *heart* stavrosthewonderchicken!
posted by ColdChef at 7:53 PM on February 20, 2002


ohmigod stavros... I've never seen that before, and I live in a world of "leveraging synergies among varying enterprise skillsets to achieve solid deliverables" everyday.
posted by machaus at 8:03 PM on February 20, 2002


I dunno y'all. don't some of you like Creed? such persons are in no position to recommend concert experiences!
posted by mcsweetie at 8:19 PM on February 20, 2002


I will not feed mcsweetie
I will not feed mcsweetie
I will not feed mcsweetie

and I don't even know a Creed song.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:28 PM on February 20, 2002


If we can't feed him, can we buy him a t-shirt?
posted by Gary at 8:59 PM on February 20, 2002


FEED ME!
posted by mcsweetie at 9:01 PM on February 20, 2002


wow. greatest. t-shirt. ever.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:44 PM on February 20, 2002


I say we run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.
posted by haqspan at 11:23 AM on February 21, 2002


A lot of shows don't have tickets unless you want to go through a ticketmaster-like broker and almost nobody does that so we all pay at the door. Maybe I can scan the stamp on my hand.
posted by skallas at 9:28 PM on February 21, 2002


FEED ME!

No, this would not be good for you. Please take the time to read this little story on feeding your birdy alter ego, from those who know better:

Sadly, Prissy caught cold. (She was fairly old, for a budgie.) With Sweety feeding and taking care of her, (along with antibiotics) she started to get better. She "relapsed" back into her illness a short time later and unfortunately did not fare as well.

Needless to say, there was no MetaTalk in those days.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:38 AM on February 22, 2002


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