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by wraith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

That's part of the problem.

With the ticketing the way it is, people can't rely on ever coming back, so more and more that thing in the desert is a once-and-done bucket list trip.

People who aren't coming back aren't going to feel any social pressure not to be shitweasels.
by wraith
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What is the ticket situation?
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: What is the ticket situation?

Situation Normal: All Fucked Up.

Same as every year for the last few, the main sale was a shit show, those who knew to abuse the system got in while those who followed the instructions generally got hosed, and the Org will continue to be baffled how this happens every year.
by wraith
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1568

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

If you can't see how viewing everything through the filter of a screen interferes with immediacy, or how little participation comes out of the people roaming to get the best selfies for Instagram, I can't make it happen for you. If you also can't see how radical self-expression is changed when anyt...
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1568

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I'm actually curious what's going to happen the first time it storms so bad the Burner Express can't make it.

Since the BLM and the org have gone out of their way to make it impossible for everyone to provide their own transport, and all... :mrgreen:
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

IIRC Ticketfly generally beefed up their servers with AWS on demand, but it couldn't hold up to a combination of burners clicking multiple times and automated hits from the usual suspects.
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

IIRC -this- time the ticket vendor told them they didn't want to deal with it anymore.
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

12. Anonymity Anonymity in the outside world is scarce. You can be anonymous at the event by not sending any outgoing social media for the week and immediately pre-. You can send those photos out after the event, on your birthday, new years day, solar holidays, etc. If you have to have bodyguards, ...
by wraith
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1568

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I'm sure glad you're so above it all, totally-not-a-sockpuppet who registered today to whine about it. :D Yup, I’m new here. Guess that makes my commentary invalid? Wouldn’t say I’m above it all but I do know it’s not my place to tell others how to burn. I’m all for educating someone who is breakin...
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Tickets
Topic: Is there ever going to be a year that ticketing isn't a hot mess?
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Is there ever going to be a year that ticketing isn't a hot mess?

There will absolutely be a year where ticketing isn't a hot mess.

Just gotta wait until the BLM cuts the permit numbers in half, and they have a couple years where all that shows up are the plug and play vacationers with nothing to gawp at but honorarim projects. :coffee:
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Bunk ticket scene
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Bunk ticket scene

Just wondering what radical person I have to be to get a ticket..wasted two hrs on the computer..with claims I was in line for a chance at a ticket..next yr please make this process fair to all.guess its just a dream of a dusty week of life altering fun.a burnt out burner. Welcome to the suck, that...
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Want a ticket? Love a Geek!
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Want a ticket? Love a Geek!

Satirical, yes. But it is not a joke. There has been a path each year to slide behind the spaghetti and get tickets during the meltdown. All them web apps do client-side processing, so all the magic is there in the local machine. Relatively easy for the geeks to figure out. Systems are exploitable,...
by wraith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1568

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Put your phone away. Even if you're just using it as a camera, it will get hopeless dusty, possibly lost, and make you look like a tourist asshat. (you don't want to look like a tourist asshat) The basic problem with modern BRC is all the old timers so preoccupied with how others are doing it wrong...
by wraith
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 115
Views: 7128

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

It's time to institute the "Accoutabilibuddy" program on the playa. Every virgin will have a buddy to monitor their adherence to the principles. Failure of the accoutabilibuddy will incur cruel and unusual punishments!!! We need to go upstream. The event according to the census has been running abo...
by wraith
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3092

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Doesn’t matter. Does anyone think stock cars will ever race in “stock car” racing again? Junior Johnson invented “drafting” in his ‘59 Chevy because it’s 348 couldn’t keep up with the new 389 Pontiacs in about ‘60-‘61. Now, all cars are virtually identical except for the advertising, let’s see, doe...
by wraith
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17134
Views: 1443446

Re: Fuck!

unjonharley wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 am
Monday got fucky .
Second son(53) heart attack, fuck
Streets sheet of ice, fuck
Down in bed cold, fuck
Snot like curry, infection, fuck
Late reply, but I fucking well hope your boy's doing well!

In more fucky news, already spotted scalpers hawking FOMO tickets above face. What the flying fuck?
by wraith
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scalpers Already.
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Scalpers Already.

On FB of all places. Their adbot served me up an ad for a scalping site offering above-face FOMO tickets and vehicle passes.

I already passed this on to Ticket Support, but keep a weather eye out folks. Damn the scalpers and profiteers.

-Wraith
by wraith
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

It seems like many of you are ok with keeping deposits from people who skip out on cleaning... But not ok with later refunding those deposits if the camp gets a green moop score? Sweat equity is the name of the game. Don't reward the lazy for the rest of the camp doing a good job cleaning up after ...
by wraith
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

It’s simple. If you patronize a plug&play, you’re not a burner you’re a cancer on the event and you’re a bigger part of the problem than the moop they left. If it’s too hard to do burning man from too far away... then it’s too hard to do burning man from too far away. Next time I’m in Italy I’ll be...
by wraith
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets for 2019???
Replies: 34
Views: 4279

Re: Tickets for 2019???

It would also be a complete shit-show (in the most literal sense) and an ecological disaster to run BM without the infrastructure at this population level.
by wraith
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets for 2019???
Replies: 34
Views: 4279

Re: Tickets for 2019???

Somewhat grim picture for the event happening anyway, given the chances the government is shut down again between now and then, which throws anything BLM related out the window and is entirely out of the control of everyone involved.
by wraith
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17134
Views: 1443446

Re: Fuck!

It is waaaaay too fucking cold right now. This is bullshit, I'm built for dust and beers, not 30 below. Fucking climate change.
by wraith
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Sale Delay
Replies: 11
Views: 1346

Re: Ticket Sale Delay

From Facebook we should see news soon. The presale appears to now be the post-sale, and at least one plug and play got told to GTFO. :coffee:
by wraith
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets for 2019???
Replies: 34
Views: 4279

Re: Tickets for 2019???

In this context, it just means someone who would buy the $1200 early tickets then try to score again in the main sale so they could scalp the presale ticket at 'what they paid for it'.
by wraith
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets for 2019???
Replies: 34
Views: 4279

Re: Tickets for 2019???

Hopefully this has done something really good by complete accident:

No presale means nobody with a $1200 golden parachute trying to score main sale tickets so they can pawn off the early order on someone desperate to get to the desert.
by wraith
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: No Presale for 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

No Presale for 2019?

Dare I hope that it seems like someone heard us, and they decided to drop the presale class stratification and get everyone back in the main sale for their ticket rather than something to let them scalp their $1200 golden parachute?

Edit: Missed a question mark.
by wraith
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 5631

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

My big gripe was DGS and “theme camps” being the instrument of the Devil. Everyone wants a placed camp so they can get tickets and early passes. I pushed hard on cutting theme camps to Esplanade and A/B and going back to non-placed camps. And villages, outside Kidsville, AEG and Hushville - fuck ‘e...
by wraith
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Country Bman tour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Country Bman tour?

Admiral Fukkit wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:02 pm
I’m excited to see Daft Punk on the playa next year
Thursday, same spot by the trash fence as always. :coffee:
by wraith
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 592
Views: 42095

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

don't give up... don't ever give up. what IS encouraging and gives me hope is the dialogue and conversation that is going on, and you know what? The BMORG DOES LISTEN just look at last year, they heard when we cried out about early sound camp line ups. keep crying out, let your voice be heard, i'm ...
by wraith
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 8817

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Things changed after the population cap was hit and tickets were limited. It was a really great thing to have the only limit to attending be whether you could get your shit together enough to attend and pull off your gift. It would be a great thing if we could make a leap in transportation that was...
by wraith
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 22
Views: 2412

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

Gaminwench/JohnnyA, I completely believe that there were stylists, costumers, and photographers involved... but that doesn't mean Burning Man knew of or approved of anything. Anybody can bring clothing and costume, makeup, and cameras (or even just cameraphones) into the event without any real scru...

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