Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Just need a place to vent this... I was searching for a room on a major hotel chains website, I entered the dates as March 30, 2019 through April 6.  I find a match at the hotel I want to stay at, great.  Oops, I entered my date wrong, I need March 31 through April 6.  I noticed this right after the initial search, so I change the dates and search again.  No rooms available now!? OK, maybe someone swooped in and got the last rooms available.  But I try doing the initial search again, the 03/30 date, again it finds rooms.  OK, maybe it's being kept in my browser/cookies whatever.  So I try doing this search on a different computer and my phone, I get the same results.  It says there is a room for 03/302019 - 04/06/2019 but not 03/31/2019 - 04/06/2019.  This just seems really messed up that for the shorter time frame it would say no rooms.  I'm not trying to get any special promotion or anything like that, just a simple search based on the dates.

    Whatever their reason is they just lost my business.  Idiots!.

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  • below86 - Friday, March 22, 2019 11:10 AM

    Just need a place to vent this... I was searching for a room on a major hotel chains website, I entered the dates as March 30, 2019 through April 6.  I find a match at the hotel I want to stay at, great.  Oops, I entered my date wrong, I need March 31 through April 6.  I noticed this right after the initial search, so I change the dates and search again.  No rooms available now!? OK, maybe someone swooped in and got the last rooms available.  But I try doing the initial search again, the 03/30 date, again it finds rooms.  OK, maybe it's being kept in my browser/cookies whatever.  So I try doing this search on a different computer and my phone, I get the same results.  It says there is a room for 03/302019 - 04/06/2019 but not 03/31/2019 - 04/06/2019.  This just seems really messed up that for the shorter time frame it would say no rooms.  I'm not trying to get any special promotion or anything like that, just a simple search based on the dates.

    Whatever their reason is they just lost my business.  Idiots!.

    Probably related to a two day minimum over the weekend. Plus, that is my birthday, so it's a global holiday.

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  • below86 - Friday, March 22, 2019 11:10 AM

    Just need a place to vent this... I was searching for a room on a major hotel chains website, I entered the dates as March 30, 2019 through April 6.  I find a match at the hotel I want to stay at, great.  Oops, I entered my date wrong, I need March 31 through April 6.  I noticed this right after the initial search, so I change the dates and search again.  No rooms available now!? OK, maybe someone swooped in and got the last rooms available.  But I try doing the initial search again, the 03/30 date, again it finds rooms.  OK, maybe it's being kept in my browser/cookies whatever.  So I try doing this search on a different computer and my phone, I get the same results.  It says there is a room for 03/302019 - 04/06/2019 but not 03/31/2019 - 04/06/2019.  This just seems really messed up that for the shorter time frame it would say no rooms.  I'm not trying to get any special promotion or anything like that, just a simple search based on the dates.

    Whatever their reason is they just lost my business.  Idiots!.

    Agoda?

  • below86 - Friday, March 22, 2019 11:10 AM

    Just need a place to vent this... I was searching for a room on a major hotel chains website, I entered the dates as March 30, 2019 through April 6.  I find a match at the hotel I want to stay at, great.  Oops, I entered my date wrong, I need March 31 through April 6.  I noticed this right after the initial search, so I change the dates and search again.  No rooms available now!? OK, maybe someone swooped in and got the last rooms available.  But I try doing the initial search again, the 03/30 date, again it finds rooms.  OK, maybe it's being kept in my browser/cookies whatever.  So I try doing this search on a different computer and my phone, I get the same results.  It says there is a room for 03/302019 - 04/06/2019 but not 03/31/2019 - 04/06/2019.  This just seems really messed up that for the shorter time frame it would say no rooms.  I'm not trying to get any special promotion or anything like that, just a simple search based on the dates.

    Whatever their reason is they just lost my business.  Idiots!.

    This is not unusual.  We had a very flexible schedule 2 years ago, and while planning the stops at various places, we found the same thing.  
    It was especially prevalent when checking in on a Friday or Saturday, and checking in on a Sunday or Monday.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • The guy complains that my solution doesn't use dynamic dates, even though I've clearly used the date variables that he set up in the sample.  Can't see the forest for the trees.

    J. Drew Allen
    Business Intelligence Analyst
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Strong, strong recommendation. Start learning notebooks. Also containers.

    This message is actually most of the MVP Summit this year. Unlike other years, it's not a marketing message. This is real stuff. Get going with it now.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • Grant Fritchey - Friday, March 22, 2019 12:14 PM

    Strong, strong recommendation. Start learning notebooks. Also containers.

    This message is actually most of the MVP Summit this year. Unlike other years, it's not a marketing message. This is real stuff. Get going with it now.

    Funny you say that, been thinking where that was going and had concluded that there must be an upcoming shift in IaaS and data service related areas
    😎

  • Eirikur Eiriksson - Friday, March 22, 2019 12:40 PM

    Grant Fritchey - Friday, March 22, 2019 12:14 PM

    Strong, strong recommendation. Start learning notebooks. Also containers.

    This message is actually most of the MVP Summit this year. Unlike other years, it's not a marketing message. This is real stuff. Get going with it now.

    Funny you say that, been thinking where that was going and had concluded that there must be an upcoming shift in IaaS and data service related areas
    😎

    OOOOOH yeah!

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • Grant Fritchey - Friday, March 22, 2019 12:14 PM

    Strong, strong recommendation. Start learning notebooks. Also containers.

    This message is actually most of the MVP Summit this year. Unlike other years, it's not a marketing message. This is real stuff. Get going with it now.

    Notebooks and containers?

    Done and done :hehe:

    Luis C.
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  • I saw you can use a container for a swimming pool. Sounds good to me

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  • Jonathan AC Roberts - Friday, March 22, 2019 11:58 AM

    below86 - Friday, March 22, 2019 11:10 AM

    Just need a place to vent this... I was searching for a room on a major hotel chains website, I entered the dates as March 30, 2019 through April 6.  I find a match at the hotel I want to stay at, great.  Oops, I entered my date wrong, I need March 31 through April 6.  I noticed this right after the initial search, so I change the dates and search again.  No rooms available now!? OK, maybe someone swooped in and got the last rooms available.  But I try doing the initial search again, the 03/30 date, again it finds rooms.  OK, maybe it's being kept in my browser/cookies whatever.  So I try doing this search on a different computer and my phone, I get the same results.  It says there is a room for 03/302019 - 04/06/2019 but not 03/31/2019 - 04/06/2019.  This just seems really messed up that for the shorter time frame it would say no rooms.  I'm not trying to get any special promotion or anything like that, just a simple search based on the dates.

    Whatever their reason is they just lost my business.  Idiots!.

    Agoda?

    No, starts with an M.  Kind of rhymes with idiot. 😀

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  • Morning, all. Would you expect to see this message in the error log of a SQL instance that does NOT have Availability Groups enabled (and never has)? It is on a clustered server, but as I said, no AGs ever.

    Always On Availability Groups: Waiting for local Windows Server Failover Clustering node to start.

    Thanks.

  • Beatrix Kiddo - Monday, March 25, 2019 3:55 AM

    Morning, all. Would you expect to see this message in the error log of a SQL instance that does NOT have Availability Groups enabled (and never has)? It is on a clustered server, but as I said, no AGs ever.

    Always On Availability Groups: Waiting for local Windows Server Failover Clustering node to start.

    Thanks.

    I've seen this few times but never dug into it since the severity level was too low for me to bother 😉
    😎

  • Hah, thanks. I can't tell if it's an issue or not. We have some problems on this server and I'm trying to work out whether it might be a) useful diagnostic symptoms or b) a total non-issue.

  • Thanks to everyone that did some testing on the new site. We're hoping to cut this week, but a couple of small, but rather important bugs to work through still.

    If you have more feedback, keep it coming.

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