Are Bots Ruining the Yosemite Reservation System?

Discussion in 'Reservation Systems' started by David Blackwell, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. silverfz

    silverfz Active Member

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    Here is another trick i use. Usually reserve america notifications come out at 5.30 am EST and by the time i check my email. Long gone.
    So i added a rule in my email to forward this to my cell phone . In my case verizon is phonenumber@vtext.com. so i get a txt msg which i will check when i look at my phone around 6.30 or earlier. All cell phone carriers have a free email to txt number.
     
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    @silverfz . What notification? do they notify you if a spot opens for a weekend you want?
     
  3. silverfz

    silverfz Active Member

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    Yes. You can setup notification email on reserve America. They run a job middle of night that sends out notification. Then I setup forward to phone so I get a text.
     
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    neighbormike Well-Known Member

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    I will be looking into this! Can you specify a date and park?? You are leaps and bounds ahead of me when it comes to computer savvy!!
     
  5. silverfz

    silverfz Active Member

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    Not this one but a quick google search shows this

    http://developer.active.com/docs/read/Campground_APIs

    so there is some interface . i will play with this after my vacation to see maybe i can build something for this.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Good article. Now I know how to get the best sites;)
     
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    I did notice this year that Reserve America's site changed dramatically, and for the first time in 4 years, we had no problems reserving sites 6 months in advance. Campgrounds we saw 100% sold out 2 minutes after opening last year, were 50% reserved 2 hours after opening this year.

    Don't know if it will be a lasting change, just the ever present escalation in the arms race between the Bots and the site owners.
     
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