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I'm overjoyed I got the two weeks I'd hoped for in June.Justin-T wrote:Tim & Harry - commiserations, hard to believe it could have happened so quickly, and there clearly are still some quirks in the online system.
I'd be curious to know how many slots were taken up as batches of 5 weeks? Might be time to restrict it a bit further, no more than 3 weeks per person? I can see that there's a benefit to having more experienced people digging, but my impression from my 2010 digging was that about half the people on-site had been in previous years, so they are already experienced.
Given the demand for places, another way to spread things out a bit more evenly might be to raise the price. 645 spots at 100 quid each would be almost an extra 40,000 pounds, so that would surely be put to good use by the Trust, I'm sure the digging places would disappear just as quickly as they are doing today, but the extra expense might deter some people from booking 4 or 5 weeks, leaving more people happy overall.
90 minutes in and only one week left available for booking.