Perfumer Ko, on 29 April 2012 - 10:28 PM, said:
A million times this. ^ I was really surprised when this happened. :S Why do we need badges to leave? Even if someone got in without a badge in the first place, what was IRT going to do? Take the badge away that they didn't have...? Plus... yeah... congestion... Those doors were stupidly crowded at all times.
Soy Sauce, on 29 April 2012 - 11:16 PM, said:
Can someone tell me the logic of badge checks when leaving the dealer's room? They were doing that by the restaurant exit.
What if you had dropped it or someone had stolen it? I had at least 6 people who didn't have one and either found it at the Customer Service desk or got a replacement.
Firak, on 30 April 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:
Was I one or the few people that asked them why they were checking it? Supposedly they were looking for someone, like several people have suggested in response to this question. Not sure who or why, but that's what the IRT person said when I asked.
Firak, on 30 April 2012 - 11:15 AM, said:
It's possible they were looking at the badge name and not the actual person's name, which is quite a bit larger than the person's name. That's just speculation though, all I was told was they were looking for someone.
This is true, but times about 4 @_@
DavenEvanXaviour, on 30 April 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:
I know for a fact that they were looking for certain people because of a possible theft issue I had. Not based on badges though, but if someone else had reported a theft they may have been checking badges for that member.Also, I had a lost minor come up to my booth and I told her to go to guest services since I couldn't leave and escort her myself. They may have been checking badges to find her parents, or find her.There could have been a number of reasons to check badges going in and out, and it may be an inconvenience for you, but for someone else who is lost or separated or stealing it is a valid reason to check all the badges going in and out.
I love you. And did we find this person? Without a description, I have no idea. I am mad we never recovered the sword.
madhattr999, on 30 April 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:
The real reason might be to prevent badge sharing. Some groups might buy 2 badges for 5 people. A and B go in. A gives badge to B. B leaves with 2 badges. B gives A's badge to C. B and C go in. Repeat. Checking badges on the way out can catch this scheme.
^ This. People try this too much. It's sad when they use a Kit's Kids badge -.-
Khaoticfolks, on 30 April 2012 - 12:08 PM, said:
As far as the badge checking, I was also told by a staffer (one I was surprised was a little more in the loop than others) they had counterfeiting issues.
^^^ All of these. I was probably the only one who did this. We had an incident on Friday night and another I believe that Saturday morning to which we found out people were faking badges. There were also a few persons on interest that we were on the lookout for that had revoked badges and/or banned from ACen.
Krystal, on 30 April 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:
I was staring to faint because I was wearing a six pound wig, and my boyfriend was carrying me out of the dealers room to get some water and lie down. Our badges were tucked away at the bottom of our bag because people kept asking us to remove them for pictures. We were not allowed to leave the exhibit hall until he got the badges, while in the meantime I basically crupled to the floor in the wing of the Expoteria. I'm glad to know that IRT members are so compassionate.
This. I am highly unaware of this. I believe myself to be the only one who was checking badges out of the Con Center by the Expoteria on Saturday. I saw no one collapse or fall to the floor to indicate ill health. If you would have said you were feeling unwell, EMRT would have been called for immediately and you would have been taken to their center in our Fishbowl. So I apologize if this was I, but I don't remember this at all. But I will state that it is in the rules that badges must be out and visible at all times, no matter if it clashes with your cosplay or not. But as I said, I apologize if this was me and it would have been handled much differently if the situation was made clearer. But, if I remember correctly, the only person with a large wig I remember was a Jesse and James due that had Press badges. I remember her coming back and apologizing for the attitude when leaving. I also apologized that she didn't feel well and apologized for holding them up. If this was you, I am sorry dear
ATICE, on 30 April 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:
Probably an excuse for them to work, because there was one on each side... and the one that was pretty much always sitting down on the chair looked like they had nothing to do. lol.
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linlindesu, on 30 April 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:
But in a situation like that, don't you think staff should have some common sense and just let her though? I mean, even if she didn't have a damn badge what the hell would they have done? not let her leave? I'm sorry but this bothers me very much.
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This post has been edited by SaphiraRaworth: 01 May 2012 - 03:52 AM