studebaker hoch: They lost me at "great table at a hot restaurant"Shill much?
ProfessorOhki: Step 2: Create an exchange for trading your reservations.
Nexzus: Sigh.Scraping a page and posting into a form are not "hacking"Breaking into the restaurant's POS/reservation system and knocking someone from the list and adding your own would be considered hacking.
farkeruk: I don't want to eat anywhere that's described as a hot restaurant full of self-described foodies.
farkeruk: I don't want to eat anywhere that's described as a hot restaurant full of self-described foodies. As someone who loves dining out, it's about my worst nightmare. Give me a busy place, the sort of place where you won't get a table on the day, but you will a couple of days before. That's full of normal couples/groups who are going out to have fun. Where the food is well-cooked and well-presented, without someone trying to construct the Guggenheim on a plate. Where you've got time after the meal rather than getting kicked out, where the tables have enough space between them that you aren't squashed in or hearing someone else's conversation.One of my favourite restaurants is mediocre on a load of levels: the food is average, the service is poor. But there's always a great buzz in there. It's always got a great crowd with people booking the big tables for celebrations, and you always leave feeling like you had a good time.
Some 'Splainin' To Do: ProfessorOhki: Step 2: Create an exchange for trading your reservations.That was my first thought. If it's just people using software to snipe reservations then I don't see any fuss, but if they're scalping those reservations, then... well, then what? Are there any legal restrictions to making a reservation and then selling it?Fark lawyers, hear my call!
jjorsett: Better yet, if you're the popular restaurant, put the reservations up for auction to the highest bidder. If people are willing to go to the trouble of writing scripts, then they probably would kick in an extra fifty or hundred to get a primo table and time.
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