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by forge
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 244453

New to Hexayurt

Hi, I am looking to go hexayurt this year. I want to either build or buy a 6' stretch hexayurt. Can anyone help me with the following questions: 1 - Is it possible to buy a hexayurt (used or new)? If so where? 2 - Did anyone build a 6' stretch last year? If so, what was the approximate cost? 3 - Whe...
by forge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 12722

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

[Yesterday alone I sold 12 tickets online @ $1200 before fees]

How did you get 12 or more tickets from the lottery?
by forge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BM LLC
Replies: 65
Views: 5708

Re: Dear BM LLC

"Scarcity's a bitch. You'd have been 10 times more screwed if it was just done as a first come, first serve open sale like last year." BULLSHIT. Last year I didn't even know if I was gonna attend until the last minute. July rolled around and I still got a ticket. Bmorg generated the scarcity and th...
by forge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4512

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

The whole ticket madness could have been easily solved by doing this instead... #1: Same price, no tiers. Make the tickets all the same price. If your money is so tight that you cant go because you need to save $80 on a ticket, then you probably shouldn't be going in the first place. (get a job) #2...
by forge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4512

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

1 ticket per person non-transferable non-refundable at 1 price Name or picture of buyer printed on ticket. ID checked against name on ticket at gate. If a person feels like gifting a ticket then that person can give the person they are gifting the ticket to the money to buy the ticket instead of a t...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Got the rejection letter. Feel like crap. Really wanted to volunteer and help out with a camp instead I get to scramble and hope i get a ticket. Seriously, how could you not see ticket hoarding with this lottery? 1 ticket per person non-transferable - would eliminate all of the hoarding and the scal...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

BetaBox wrote:100,000 ticket requests.......ffffffffuuuuuu

After so many rejections in life, I just never expected Burning Man to reject me.
How do you know there were 100K ticket requests?
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Next year: non-transferable tickets?
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Next year: non-transferable tickets?

I believe non-transferable tickets is the way to go, sold first-come, first-served. If someone can’t go, they can only sell it back to bmorg (or via bmorg), which will sell it and transfer the name. This should eliminate issues from... *scalpers (as they can’t transfer to buyers) *people buying mor...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

How many tickets were requested versus the 40k they had?
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

This system sucks. First come, first served is always going to be fairer - and based on last year vs this year - MUCH less time consuming and stressful. To stop scalpers PLEASE consider using the system that Glastonbury festival in the UK uses - participants register with a photo. Their photo, name...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4512

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

If there are 50k+ tickets and 1,000 show up in the hands of scalpers, that is less than 2% of all tickets that end up with scalpers. Do you really think it is worth the added burdens and problems with non-transferable tickets and the issues with the added record keeping to avoid that 2%? Trust me, ...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4512

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

If there are 50k+ tickets and 1,000 show up in the hands of scalpers, that is less than 2% of all tickets that end up with scalpers. Do you really think it is worth the added burdens and problems with non-transferable tickets and the issues with the added record keeping to avoid that 2%? Trust me, ...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 12311

Re: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion

non-transferable tickets, which I know plenty of people (including most moderators) have many reasons why not to use this.. but I 100% think that the only way to keep people in check, is to only allow people to purchase tickets for themselves. " Can someone please spell out the problems of non-tran...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

This system sucks. First come, first served is always going to be fairer - and based on last year vs this year - MUCH less time consuming and stressful. To stop scalpers PLEASE consider using the system that Glastonbury festival in the UK uses - participants register with a photo. Their photo, name...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

After a combined total of 26 years on playa - my husband and I have not been invited back to BRC this year. Somehow this doesn't beat waiting for 8 hours in a ticketing queue where I know I'd eventually get tickets to be on playa. Yes I agree completely I would rather wait for eight hours and event...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

This board, and the info coming in from various bookface groups. Loads of groups/camps are either scaling back, or pulling out completely. But hey it was a success, all the tickets were sold without a computer crash, yay!! Thank god we saved the computer!!! Poor processors and servers always gettin...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

I did not win the lotto. Kinda feels like getting kicked psychologically, like "Gee I must not be deserving or something" but I have to keep reminding myself that this is RANDOM, nobody is picking ME out! I know! It's so hard to shake that feeling even though I know it's not personal. this. someone...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

the only problem with getting tickets in previous years was procrastination. you eliminated procrastination but decreased ticket access to everyone. No part of the process actually eliminates scalping, you just gave them the same chance as everyone else. :x the obvious disgruntled burner without a ...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

So lesson learned from this year's lottery sale: Do not sign up for only the tickets you need. Sign up for the absolute maximum you can afford on your card and ask your friends and relatives to sign up for the maximum they can afford in so that you increase your odds of getting tickets and as an add...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC
Replies: 41
Views: 2746

Re: The unOfficial **freak0ut thread, where it's OK to PaNiC

Yes I am freaking out. Last year I spent 4-5 hours waiting for tickets online. I was happy to wait and happy to get my tickets. This year I get to sit for 48 hours watching updates of people getting tickets. Perhaps every part of my attitude will change if I am lucky enough to get a ticket. But, rig...
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 40704

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by forge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 59733

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

Seriously why could they not have done one ticket for one person at one price? Make it unable to buy multiple tickets. Have tickets tied to your name and id so they are non-transferable. Last year, I got on the site as soon as it opened and waited a few hours to buy tickets. This year we're penalize...
by forge
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 12311

Re: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion

My solution: Only allow people to buy 1 ticket. This ticket is not a paper ticket. The ticket is an electronic ticket that is attached to the credit card or id that you submit. This id is scanned at the gate by card reading devices (the same type they use at other major events). If someone does not ...
by forge
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hi! I am a Broadway Star! Are you with me?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Hi! I am a Broadway Star! Are you with me?

Musical Theater camp sounds so much fun. I will definately stop by for that. Where are you all based out of?
by forge
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner/s looking to connect!!
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: New burner/s looking to connect!!

Hi this will be my 2nd year going to the playa. I'm coming from Southern California. Looking forward to seeing you out there.
by forge
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 774674

Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Hi my name is Forge. This will be my second year on the playa. My first was magical and I am frothing like arabid dog to get back there to get back home.

My body lives and works in Los Angeles but my mind is drifting drifting drifting
by forge
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Burning Bibbulmun
Replies: 20
Views: 1211

Re: Burning Bibbulmun

hi Bibbulmun

looking forward to seeing you on the playa
by forge
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 35
Views: 2100

Re: Howdy!

HI SaritaSyrah I only lost my virginity last year and I can say that it was very very very worth it
by forge
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings!!
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Greetings!!

Hi van glad you decided to go this year. Last year was my first year after years of hearing about it and thinking I should go someday - last year I finally did. By far one of the best experiences I've had

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