The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City had a pretty good system
for checking tickets: wireless bar code scanners. Can't be more
expensive than having somebody type in thousands of names, from barely
John Stracke wrote:
Is there anything official that can be done to someone who is copying
names off of a blue sheet?
There might be a procedural solution here. Instead of passing around a
blue sheet, give everybody a sheet of bar-coded cards at registration. The
chair puts a box by the door to the meeting room; as each person walks in,
they drop a card in the box. The Secretariat then scans the cards after
the meeting. Harvesting data from the cards would be infeasible, because
(a) digging through the box would be too blatant, and (b) the bar codes
wouldn't encode text, they'd just encode a registration number.
(I'm assuming here that the Secretariat currently types up the names from
blue sheets, and that scanning the cards would be easier. If not, then
forget it; this isn't worth giving them extra work.)