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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: 21
Views: 945

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: 21
Views: 945

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: 3972

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: 3972

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: 17133
Views: 1437433

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: 1244

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: 3972

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: 3972

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: 1517

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: 5547

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: 1827

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: 41208

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: 8641

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: 2317

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...
by wraith
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 110
Views: 17093

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

I think the answer for saving Burning Man culture in general is to have service camps, theme camps, music camps do their utmost best to share the Burning Man ethos through their relationships with their volunteers, campers and guests. Thanks! And agree. One of our major debates on ePlaya is virgin ...
by wraith
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Remembering MyLarry
Replies: 28
Views: 2110

Re: Remembering MyLarry

I didn't have the privilege, but I am terribly sorry that one so obviously well loved had to go so soon.
by wraith
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

I think we're on the same page BBadger. I give precisely zero fucks if someone wants to pay extra for a guaranteed shot at a ticket, but if they do so then pick up a main sale ticket and look to scalp the higher priced on I get tetchy.
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

Names on the pre-sales, I like that. A lot. Seems fair to me. Doesn't create a huge hassle since there's not that many presale tickets to begin with, but it definitely prevents them from being misused. One would think that most of the pre-sale ticket buyers are intended to be people invested in bei...
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

People with enough cash flow hit both the presales and the main sale, then try to unload the pricey tickets later. This is a complete and total asshole move. Even people I know and love do this, and I still think it is an asshole move. The cheaper tickets are generally disseminated through the STEP...
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I want something different
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: I want something different

Burning Man has been known to be the perfect canvass for experimenting and stepping out of your comfort zone. With no judgement, it's your time to try things you wouldn't/couldn't try in the default world. You may find that your 2018 trip to BRC is life altering for you. Just hope your social media...
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7215

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

Yeah, these days showering in the open at the burn lands you on reddits festivalsluts image share before you even have the dust shaken out of your socks. That level of trust of the people around you cant survive smartphones on the playa.
by wraith
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 32
Views: 6109

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

cmrabet, That is an excellent idea. (It's exactly what I do.) However, I have a carport instead of a monkey hut. I bring an ice chest for beer and fruit cups but no perishables. Check out the threads about food. Put up your tent and position some lightweight cloth over the vents. Every window and v...
by wraith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant
Replies: 18
Views: 2164

Re: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant

I don't know if ticketing can help you out, but maybe you can contact them about this. BMOrg really should get their shit together to prevent these kinds of SNAFUs. Maybe TicketFly's system is so inflexible that they can't restrict purchases of dependent items (e.g. allowing VP sales only if ticket...
by wraith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fewer people getting tickets?
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: Fewer people getting tickets?

Think of it also in cynical terms, as the purge of people selling pre-sale tickets has begun. Be curious to see the results of a quick comparison against the main sale rolls and those selling their pre-sale tix. :D
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 15469

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

got in at 12:00 then 1:05 it tells me all tickets and passes gone :( some other year perhaps ( sigh ) Network here, it’s not over until 9/3/18 Initially told me main tickets sold out, vehicle tickets available. Tried again, said main tickets available vehicle tickets available. 666isMONEY reported ...
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 15469

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Welp. Got through, and not even a 'sold out' just back to the ticketfly page. Pressed f5, says my code is invalid. Oh well, guess I don't have to fight for time off this year. :D
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 15469

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Given the frustrations that happen from this every year, I really wonder why the process hasn't shifted to just determining which registered profiles get to buy in what order once registration is closed, and just sending them an email good for 24 hours before the offer is rescinded and the next on t...
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 15469

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Not necessarily done. Depends on how the queue management works. Probably more people in the queue than tickets, though. I mean, it wouldn't surprise me if they're gone already. Nearly everyone I know who's going is planning on buying double the tickets they need if they get through so they can sell...
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 15469

Re: No wait room?

Green man walking!
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 15469

Re: No wait room?

Waiting room is up, I've got a 20 minute timer countdown now.

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