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by feistypenguin
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: ticket situation
Replies: 75
Views: 7222

Re: ticket situation

edit: deleted previous bitching to replace with a productive suggestion. I think that right after the event is over this year, it would be a good idea to shoot out surveys and polls asking people: How they got their tickets (initial sale, STEP, friends/campmates, craigslist, scalpers) How early did ...
by feistypenguin
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately
Replies: 94
Views: 5743

Re: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately

Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) We're sorry, but the STEP queue is now closed. You should have received an email from Burning Man with information about the limitations of the queue including if and/or when it will be reopened. :shock: That was after 15 minutes of "Connection reset." My workpl...
by feistypenguin
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Only one ticket allowed from step?
Replies: 77
Views: 5184

Re: Only one ticket allowed from step?

When do STEP register emails start? They haven't announced it yet, to my knowledge. Sometime at or before the end of the month I suppose. Yea I don't like the one-ticket-per-registry option either, but as was mentioned in an earlier post it was the only way BMOrg could minimize further hoarding. Th...
by feistypenguin
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP sellers should be fully reimbursed
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: STEP sellers should be fully reimbursed

I agree here- yes, I understand that the $7 per ticket already went to services rendered... but after creating a hell of a lot of incentives for people to not play by the rules, it would behoove them to remove any lingering disincentives that they can. I think they did mention that they were eating ...
by feistypenguin
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Only one ticket allowed from step?
Replies: 77
Views: 5184

Re: Only one ticket allowed from step?

Unfortunately since I registered for myself and my S.O, I am also one of the ones "screwed" by the one-ticket-per-step-registrant policy... but at this point BMOrg is in damage control mode. Making everyone happy isn't a luxury they can afford anymore. I think this also underscores the fact that pol...
by feistypenguin
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wehrmacht learns they won't be getting most of their tickets
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Wehrmacht learns they won't be getting most of their tic

OMG this made my day...

Actually my day was already awesome, this made my evening...
by feistypenguin
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?
Replies: 81
Views: 5181

Re: Lotto... tempting regular folks into scalping?

I believe I read that the STEP program will be up and operational shortly after the lotto results come in. That would give people MONTHS of time to transfer reserved tickets in an official manner, before they are delivered and readily scalp-able. I would imagine that having tickets only "officially"...
by feistypenguin
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: SOPA compliance
Replies: 12
Views: 3286

Re: SOPA compliance

Sopa will die. It will die a thousand deaths. If it doesn't and BurningMan is targeted for DNS kick/ban, it will be subjected to the Streisand Effect and gain in popularity. People will do whatever it takes to get to the website (which isn't much given how easy SOPA/PIPA is to circumvent.) Either th...
by feistypenguin
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: bell tent or kodiak/springbar
Replies: 31
Views: 9319

Re: bell tent or kodiak/springbar

I used a springbar on my first burn and it worked great! Not fancy, but it was easy to set up and had all of the basics. All it needs is a shade structure draped around it and you would be good to go. I picked the Kodiak because I was flying into Nevada and had to use something that I could fedex to...
by feistypenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: well it looks like it failed.
Replies: 229
Views: 11686

Re: well it looks like it failed.

Well it look like there system didn't work. Well, it looks like you're a pessimist. Here's your frownie sticker :mrgreen: I will start freaking out only if all of the below conditions are met: 1. I don't get any tickets during the main sale. 2. I don't get any tickets after attempting the open sale...
by feistypenguin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Your personal most bizarre/WTF moment of 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5588

Re: Your personal most bizarre/WTF moment of 2011

Feh there is now a streak of death stories and unfortunately I had one from last year as well... long story short the girl I was going to go to my first burn with didn't make it :cry: So I went with one of our mutual friends instead :D My most fun bizarre moment on the playa: My wingman and I are st...
by feistypenguin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!
Replies: 86
Views: 7580

Re: If You're Happy And In The Lottery--Clap Your Hands!

Smack, Smack.

(don't worry it's consensual)
by feistypenguin
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Everyone buying too many tickets?
Replies: 104
Views: 7705

Re: Everyone buying too many tickets?

Man, all of this talk of hoarding, scalping, incentives etc. is making me want to re-read books on Austrian Economics :D The biggest factor that regulates hoarding in any free-market economic system is cost , plain and simple. As trilobyte mentioned, Burning man also discourages hoarding by putting ...
by feistypenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: 2012 - the End of Money?
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: 2012 - the End of Money?

Wow, those look amazing! Nice job! If you are planning on making a swimming pool filled with notes on the playa, you may want to have some kind of system in place to prevent them from blowing away- or better yet, set up a mesh cage full of money that people can enter, and the winds of the playa can ...
by feistypenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tier Terrorists
Replies: 32
Views: 3875

Re: Tier Terrorists

After reading a lot of the back and forth about the new ticket sales method, I have deduced that there is an inverse relationship between fretting about the ticket system, and the length of time one is able to stay aroused during coitus. Please pass this information along post-haste to anyone you th...
by feistypenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Showering in Black Rock City
Replies: 37
Views: 12370

Re: Showering in Black Rock City

The self-watering methods I saw most frequently were: Water spritzers and camping body wipes to spot clean (the method I used) Bring a solar shower and find a tall friend to hold it up for you. Make sure you reward them because water is heavy! Perch an aquatainer over a ladder and put a evap pool un...
by feistypenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Poll on what tiers will you participate in
Replies: 78
Views: 7327

Re: Poll on what tiers will you participate in

Sorry I had to get the rant out... back to the OP, I'd say I am going to go full-monty and hope I get a lower tier. That's the philosophy I had last year, and I received middle-tier tickets.
by feistypenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Poll on what tiers will you participate in
Replies: 78
Views: 7327

Re: Poll on what tiers will you participate in

For those who are scared poopless about not making the raffle this year, might I remind you... It took until July for tickets to officially "sell out" last year. While the event is growing in popularity, I'm not convinced that demand will be SO high that 100,000 people will instantly put in for tick...
by feistypenguin
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Tolerance
Replies: 1015
Views: 79955

Re: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Toleranc

I sent Doc a PM about this, but in case he is busy... Your camp(s) looked fun when I stopped by there last year... got any room for two more? Backstory- My first burn was last year and I went with a friend; we didn't join any theme camps but after seeing some of the others it looked like a fun way t...
by feistypenguin
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Costs & Logistics of Flying to Reno
Replies: 31
Views: 3853

Re: Costs & Logistics of Flying to Reno

My first burn was last year... I had a friend in Phoenix who was going with me, but I live on the East Coast. I owned a badass canvas tent that we were going to use for shelter. Note that if you try to rent a car in Reno, don't be surprised if they make you sign a waiver saying "I will not take this...
by feistypenguin
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Stuck in NYC because of Irene...
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Stuck in NYC because of Irene...

From Virginia here; my flight on Saturday was cancelled by the airline and a US Airways robot called me today telling me so. The robot gave me a number to call, and when I did a nice lady from Phoenix answered and said "Flight was cancelled from the hurricane, huh? Wanna reschedule?" It was a bit of...
by feistypenguin
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What is a reasonable level of excitement?
Replies: 66
Views: 3960

i wouldn't have much time to stop, and would have to split driving with someone due to time constraints, taking turns driving and sleeping. but even then i still think it'd be fun. will find out this weekend if it's possible or not... I'm on the east coast as well, and I made the decision to drive ...

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