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by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BRC Fails to even search for duplicate names??
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: BRC Fails to even search for duplicate names??

From a friend who has a bit of insider information who passed along this tidbit... "Just copied this from the blog-o-sphere... This guy's " friend" called. He and 2 other friends entered a total of 40 times for 2 tix each. 80 tix. They got 18. He went to BM last year for 4 days. He i...
by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Help me report scalpers to BMORG
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Help me report scalpers to BMORG

I wouldn't flood them with complaints, they're just the worker-bees. They are well aware of the stubhub and other reseller outfits, it is the individuals who need swatting. Thanks for stepping up! Yeah ... I spoke with someone directly who was offering to sell me tickets. It wasn't via stub-hub/e-b...
by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Help me report scalpers to BMORG
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Help me report scalpers to BMORG

AntiM wrote:I can see that. But it is the one I used and got a solid reply about taking down the guy on eBay.


Awesome!! Thanks so much :)

I'll keep sending things their way ... hopefully they'll make it clearer that we, as part of this great community, have a very direct way to fight against scalpers!
by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 35623

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

piehole wrote:Center camp ice and coffee contain mind control drugs.

FUCK YES MIND CONTROL DRUGS


I did see some magic mushrooms one year in a Center Camp "Take Something / Leave Something" Box :)
by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Help me report scalpers to BMORG
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Help me report scalpers to BMORG

AntiM wrote:For general ticket questions NOT relating to an online order, email partiserv (at) burningman (dot) com (Please NOT use this email address for anything having to do with an online order!)


I guess the part that confuses me is that this DOES have to do with an online order ... just not mine.
by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Help me report scalpers to BMORG
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Help me report scalpers to BMORG

Under "contact" at the bottom of the main ticket page: partiserv (at) burningmn (dot) com (double check that, I did it from memory) This is what it says: "By all means, please e-mail us at partiserv(at)burningman(dot)com if you have any important questions you would like addressed in...
by karma_cat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Help me report scalpers to BMORG
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Help me report scalpers to BMORG

I found some scalpers I want to report ... How do I do it? I keep hearing that we need to contact BMORG and let them know ... but there doesn't seem to be any easy way to do this. I've made it my new mission to find and report every scalper I can regardless of whether or not I get a ticket. And I'm ...
by karma_cat
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: A new concern about scalpers that should be shared
Replies: 6
Views: 564

A new concern about scalpers that should be shared

So regardless of how many tickets got into scalper's hands there is one new major problem for anyone even thinking of buying a ticket from them (and I highly suggest that you don't). Since the tickets won't be sent out until June any "legitimate" scalper with a single ticket could "re...
by karma_cat
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: On the bright side :P
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: On the bright side :P

We can (collectively) afford the bandwidth Lemur, sheesh. Whaddya think we are, cheapskates or something? :lol: Now the important stuff. Where's SOTP just when molten & karma need him the most? I'm not so sure moonrise ... I hear they're planning a bandwidth lottery for the interwebs soon ... w...
by karma_cat
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: We need a system that appreciates VETS as much as VIRGINS!
Replies: 30
Views: 1831

Re: We need a system that appreciates VETS as much as VIRGIN

Nothin wrong with virgins, I LOVE VIRGINS, we were ALL virgins once! But... FUCK YER DAY yer idea sucks how about being radically entitled to: fuck off! Hey Lemur ... it might be a good idea for you to take a break from the boards for a while. You seem to have gone off the deep end lately and that ...
by karma_cat
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: On the bright side :P
Replies: 4
Views: 317

On the bright side :P

If tons of camps get axed this year from lack of tickets then maybe the old idiom will finally be true "Burning man was better last year". We should all just collectively sacrifice one year of Black Rock Desert to the frat boys, spectators, and scalpers. So that they all have a terrible ti...
by karma_cat
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Confession: I'm sorry I defended the stupid ticket lottery!
Replies: 22
Views: 1124

Re: Confession: I'm sorry I defended the stupid ticket lotte

That means 1/3 of your friends DID! ]but I'd like to think the the BM community is strong enough to get through this without all of the "woe is me" nonsense. 100% of my camp didn't get tickets. This is, like, our fifth year. Normally, at this time, 100% of my camp would have their tickets...
by karma_cat
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man
Replies: 80
Views: 4394

Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

skyhawkecks wrote:I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.


Strangely there were exactly 3.5 stowaways. One of them really made some mistakes or it might have been a full 4.
by karma_cat
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man
Replies: 80
Views: 4394

Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Personally I plan to dress up as a giant lotto ball and just roll right in. Everyone knows about the lottery and loves it! What could go wrong :)
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hoarding tickets
Replies: 44
Views: 3276

Re: Hoarding tickets

I only hoard gold and newspapers that I haven't had the chance to read yet ... and yes I know that some of them are 10 years old ... but what if there is something important there I need to see?
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 10740

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

Lemur, We disagree on how well the current ticket distribution system is going. I believe that the ticket distribution system should, without excluding anyone in specific, allow a method for participants who really care about this event and spend their time and effort to produce art, art cars, inte...
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 10740

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

@Karma_cat - the pre-sale worked, identically to the way the main sale IS WORKING NOW. Don't take this the wrong way, but you've got a flawed understanding of success and failure here. The purpose of the process wasn't to have tickets for everyone, or to limit the number of registrants - that's jus...
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Don't Disagree With MY Idea thread
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: The Don't Disagree With MY Idea thread

we should all go back to discussing BM via the postal system! .. - .... .. -. -.- - .... .- - .- ... .-.. --- -. --. .- ... - .... . ... - . .--. .--. .-. --- --. .-. .- -- -.-. .- -. .-. . -.. .. ... - .-. .. -... ..- - . .... --- .- .-. -.. . -.. - .. -.-. -.- . - ... .. -. - .... . -. . -..- - ....
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Don't Disagree With MY Idea thread
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: The Don't Disagree With MY Idea thread

This will be a very confusing thread for schizophrenics who constantly disagree with themselves ...
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.

The scarcity of tickets could be fixed if the population were kept in check. As mentioned, banning RV's will alienate a large segment of ticket buyers. Banning nudity will keep both the naked people and the people who want to see naked people, off the playa. Raise prices to keep the less affluent h...
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.

I agree with Beach Bum ... isn't the whole point of this thread to avoid negativity? And yes ... there aren't enough tickets for everyone. But the design of the tiered lottery made the scarcity problem MUCH MUCH worse. Don't believe me ... check out the smoothly run pre-sale lottery. Only difference...
by karma_cat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.

Lemur wrote: > having names on tickets doesnt fix the problem of scarcity > the only issue names on tickets really deals with, as i see it, is scalping.. (scalping is legal in nevada) Having names on tickets does reduce the problem of scarcity on the initial ticket sales because people can't over-o...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.

Anything that results in more people going to will call is likely to be exceedingly problematic and slow down the entries. Also, that's where you do need an id, with reason. Let's just stipulate that anything that slows the line down is a non-starter? Well anything that would majorly slow down the ...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.

@Karma_cat - I think you may be on to something with the tiers causing people to register in different ways. I can certainly see the logic in eliminating the tiers (I've only gotten a tier 1 ticket when I've bought it off another burner). However, I think a lot of people would be upset if there wer...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 5602

Re: The non-repeat, non-negative lottery feedback thread.

I like this idea for a thread and I do hope that we can have some good discussions and find out ways to agree on what went right, what went wrong, and where things need to improve. So here goes: I think that the main place things went wrong was with the tiered ticketing prices. As evidence I point t...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The Solution
Replies: 59
Views: 3322

Re: The Solution

You could still allow RVs to the event. Just have them park in an official, allocated parking facility. The parking facility could be located just outside the town of Gerlach and have a shuttle service to transport them to and from the festival. These comfort seekers would not be fully counted towa...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 10740

Re: What if... regulate we the obvious tourists???

I have seen a ton of RV’s and Party buses that are just there to spectate. The tourist buses are huge eye sores… and most of the people are not on vibe with the culture. I think we should create a new rule before tickets go on sale: NO standard RVs or tourist buses… They must be artistically modifi...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Now that the lottery failed ... here is a suggestion
Replies: 140
Views: 10740

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

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by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2356

Re: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?

yeah dood i said this days ago.. "THE LOTTERY DIDNT FUCK YOU, YOUR COMMUNITY DID" I wonder what part of the community was to blame? Was it the part that overbought once the lottery started ... or the part that insisted the lottery was a great idea, well thought out, and that everything wa...
by karma_cat
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2356

Re: Hey to all five lotto defenders... why?

The main reason this lottery resulted in such a MASSIVE OVERBUYING is because the design encouraged people to register multiple times. Tell me what you think!!! i think you probably are not correct.. The lottery encouraged MASSIVE OVERBUYING like putting products on shelves openly in stores and not...

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