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by melomel
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: It's... the 2016 OMG Sale Thread!
Replies: 64
Views: 6816

Re: It's... the 2016 OMG Sale Thread!

I was in watching the countdown from 11am onward. At 11:59 the counter started asking really weird and flashing between different numbers. Finally at noon, nothing. I waited for a minute, opened another browser & nothing was loading. Finally got the button and clicked it & it was sitting there for a...
by melomel
Sat May 14, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: farmers markets and storing veggies
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Re: farmers markets and storing veggies

Last year I decided I was going to skip a cooler, but I still really wanted fresh fruits and veggies. All of these worked out well and by choosing a variety of ripeness-levels I was able to have fresh things throughout the week. avocados (avocado + tomatoes or jarred salsa makes people extremely hap...
by melomel
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8406

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

It really comes down to the fact that having a ticket now allows a person to decide later whether to attend or not. Also, that tickets do not depreciate in value, means that there is no reason not to secure a ticket now. Even if the original purchasers aren't the ones who will use the tickets, the ...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8406

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

Those are facts, but they aren't really the full story. How many of those potential "ticket desires" actually translate to people that would show up at the event this year if the ticket supply was infinite? Again, you're taking facts and speculating, and now you're speculating on something that sim...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Size Matters (Smaller Scale Art!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2099

Re: Size Matters

I think the BORG needs to put effort into transforming BM from a festival-following crowd to an art students crowd. I think many young artists would benefit in breaking down personality blocks as a result of BM experiences. This is very much so me. I had been making art all my life, but it was depr...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8406

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

It's all speculation, whereas the FACT is that there were 73,000 registrants in a sale with only 30,000 tickets, and, even if the " One Person One Ticket " suggestion (that, IMHO, is stupid) that keeps floating around had been implemented. more than half would have come up empty. With the actual re...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

That, I'd say, would be an issue (like scalping) that would be resolved by simply making tickets 100% non-transferable except signficantly below face value, albeit resold at face value through STEP. Shit happens, I know, but at the same time there are enough people dedicated to wanting to go who ca...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

That is not a fact. This has happened in past years. I know because I know of people that panic purchased tickets this way because they were not able to secure them through other vetted means and despite me poo-pooing it, they wanted the ticket and so they paid. Also if you even just read in this t...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

The only thing that would reduce scalping, yet not increase your chances at getting a ticket, and in fact would probably decrease individual chances, would be to tie an ID to a ticket. Look that one up in the search bar here, and you'll see countless pros and cons on that one. The fact is that peop...
by melomel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

I would disagree with that statement. Ticket procurement has been the biggest pain in the ass for me with regards to the event. I don't blame anything other than supply and demand. But I think playing down the ticket getting process isn't helpful. The work that goes in to planning and building a ca...
by melomel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

It's just a matter of huge numbers of people and an imperfect ticketing system... any meaning you derive is of your own design. Hopefully you'll keep making art no matter what. ((commiseratin' hug)) No worries, I won't stop creating, I just thought for a while that Burning Man would be a good place...
by melomel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

Nothing missing or to misunderstand, there's just lots of people going after a limited resource. And every year since 2011 has been a de facto lottery, as explained on another thread. There is no true "first-come/first-served" ticketing system when tens of people hit the servers at literally the sa...
by melomel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: Main Sale

I feel like there's something missing or I don't understand something about tickets. So in lottery years (aka this year and 2012) I was unable to get ticket in the main sale. Fine. But I really cannot wait until the Last minute sale and possibly not even STEP to make sure I have a ticket. Last year ...
by melomel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: the waiting room

late wrote:VERIFIED: did not work with Firefox, worked in IE just fine (after 25 minutes trying in Firefox *derf* lol)
Same experience.

Thanks Burning Man! I don't think I've ever been able to say that using IE solved my problems before today!
by melomel
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13033

Re: the waiting room

How do you know if you are in the waiting room? I keep clicking on my link and the page I get is exactly the same as the one I got when I clicked last night....
by melomel
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: BACON RECALL!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

BACON RECALL!!

I know that turkey bacon is sacrilegious to some, but we gotta do what we gotta do sometimes... With that said, there is currently a turkey bacon recall on some Oscar Mayer products (no this isn't a joke.) http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-a...
by melomel
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Looking for a recording of general Playa background noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: Looking for a recording of general Playa background nois

Thanks so much offarock! I've been missing that soundtrack greatly the last couple days.....

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