Feedback requested: Additional changes to WordCamp tickets and registration

On the heels of the last set of changes, here are a couple more enhancements that have been proposed. Please share your thoughts and feedback!

Make the Attendees Page Opt-In

Currently the public Attendees page on WordCamp sites is opt-out and the attendee must contact an organizer to request that they be removed from the page manually after purchasing their ticket. The organizer must then edit the attendee information in the WordCamp site admin, checking a box to “hide from the public attendees list”.

This change has been suggested as part of our efforts to improve WordCamp’s privacy policies and data handling ahead of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. It would add a required question to the ticket registration form about inclusion on the page, with a Yes/No answer. Here is the proposed wording:

Do you want to be listed on the public Attendees page? Learn more. (Yes/No)

“Attendees page” would be linked to the WordCamp site’s Attendees page if it is published. “Learn more” would be linked to the WordCamp privacy policy, which would detail what information might appear on the Attendee Page, and explain how attendees can change their registration information.

Add a Special Ticket Type for Live Stream

Some WordCamps (including WCUS and WCEU) offer a live stream of the event, and create a special ticket for people to view the streams online. Some of the recently added ticket registration questions, such as those about life-threatening allergies and accessibility needs, are probably not relevant for people viewing the live stream, but currently they are included on every ticket type.

The proposal is to add a field to the Edit Ticket screen to designate it as a “Live Stream” ticket, which would allow the irrelevant questions to be omitted. This would additionally make it possible to omit live stream ticket holders from the public Attendees page by default, instead of having to customize the camptix_attendees shortcode.

Your feedback on both of these proposals is welcome!