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by Eric
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)
Replies: 23
Views: 25960

Re: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)

/mod hat off

Someone really dug up a random six year old thread to post a whine that starts with "as usual"? :roll:
I wish I had that much time on my hands.

/mod hat on
by Eric
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: House music on the playa...
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: House music on the playa...

I'll just give you a very honest heads-up: the running joke is that everyone on the playa is a DJ of some sort, and it's reached "running joke" status because you will never meet more DJs concentrated in one place. There are multiple threads on ePlaya about possible ways to get to spin, but posting ...
by Eric
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heads up Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Heads up Please.

Too bad we can't help him get tickets. Or placement. Or a 'grant'. But we can tell him where to go. You're right - just like any large organization, different departments specialize in different things. You want to get help laying out a camp/ disposing of grey-water/ building a structure, art piece...
by Eric
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heads up Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Heads up Please.

Hey paper - this eplaya board has nothing to do with the burning man organization. Nada. Incorrect - we are under the Burning Man Communications Department. 100% part of Burning Man, which is why topics you'll see on reddit or facebook may be off-limits here. You are correct in the rest of your sta...
by Eric
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1654

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

If we really want to bring BRC back to its roots, take it off playa. You do realize that would be taking it back to SF , right? SF is its roots. It was founded by people from SF, it was nurtured by people from SF, the formative years were freaks & what we now call techies from the SF Bay area. You'...
by Eric
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Handbook for navigating post-mess...
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Ticket Handbook for navigating post-mess...

For instance, what if your card was charged, but no confirmation email sent? What is the basic path and steps for that one, just for example. That one is easy - you would contact Ticketing. They will be able to sort it out for you. One extremely important thing to remember - all advise on the inter...
by Eric
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 41
Views: 1654

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

So there is no confusion or ambiguity, the remote, off the grid location of the Black Rock Desert makes this area absolutely ideal for police to train on the use of their Stingray monitoring devices. Note: Sham knows his phones. This is not hyperbole or a conspiracy theory. BRC is where LEO tests t...
by Eric
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Beware of Tribal Spirit
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Beware of Tribal Spirit

Like Zorro, our camp has been around for decades - since '94 in one form or another, even before there were theme camps. In that entire time we have never charged a penny for dues - nada, zip, zilch. In return you get nothing but a place to put your tent/ park your RV and a requirement to contribute...
by Eric
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 114
Views: 6057

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

I'm all the way in SF and the air is so bad here my eyes are stinging and my throat is raw. I can only imagine how insufferably bad it is for people closer to the fire to be inhaling all these toxins - let alone the horrible losses. I have multiple friends who's families have lost everything in the ...
by Eric
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Arrivial / Traffic
Replies: 20
Views: 2145

Re: 2018 Arrivial / Traffic

I love the RJG's hyperbole: allowed the event to swell past its population limit then, a few lines later: As of Friday, the population at the Black Rock Desert event had risen to 70, 358 I don't think less than 500 people is what is implied by "swell past". This is within the range that's happened b...
by Eric
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4518
Views: 251766

Re: PAGE TWO

It's been a while since we've posted this reminder, so if all of our newer members could please read the Very First Post in this thread to see what it's all about it would put everyone on the same page. All are welcome to play, but this thread does exist as a pressure valve. As always, for all ePlay...
by Eric
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Remembering MyLarry
Replies: 28
Views: 2280

Remembering MyLarry

Last week we lost a member of the ePlaya family, one who rarely posted yet was a major presence to all of us who knew him. Our own AntiM's beloved & magical husband MyLarry was taken all too quickly (FUCK CANCER), this is a place for ePlayan's to share memories about him.
AntiM MyLarry.jpg
by Eric
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Out of control scams.
Replies: 11
Views: 2309

Re: Out of control scams.

Y'all responded so much more politely than what I stopped myself from posting. Basically: Burning Man isn't your momma nor your nanny; if someone can't be bothered to follow basic safety rules in buying 3rd party tickets that for an event that is (a) sold out and (b) an extremely hot commodity... ye...
by Eric
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3098
Views: 388829

Re: Rest In Peace

Just a magical man. Sigh.
by Eric
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Is this ticket fake?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Is this ticket fake?

I've gotten the same. It's lovely to have a non-destroyed copy (though I have my dusty "real" tickets from those years as well)
by Eric
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stopped & Searched: new record?
Replies: 33
Views: 3016

Re: Stopped & Searched: new record?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Eric
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stopped & Searched: new record?
Replies: 33
Views: 3016

Re: Stopped & Searched: new record?

Rice wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:42 pm
Still waiting for page 2...

(5 years, 7 months, 10 days and counting)
You made it. Does something happen now?
by Eric
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: campsite needed
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: campsite needed

There will still be spots on the back streets - no need to join a camp, just find an open spot, check with the neighbors to make sure it's actually free, and set up your camp. Being a solo camper & meeting the neighbors is a really good way to end up with new life-long friends.
by Eric
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2020 planning.
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: 2020 planning.

Do not post links for items unless they are in response to a question (asked by someone else) and it's specifically playa related. Any vehicle links MUST be approved by a moderator because, with incredibly few exceptions, they do not qualify as being playa-specific. We are not Craigslist, we are not...
by Eric
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17134
Views: 1444171

Re: Fuck!

Token wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Fuck, I haven’t teared up in a long fucking time.
I've been fucking crying for hours now. Fuck fucking cancer.
by Eric
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4518
Views: 251766

Re: PAGE TWO

Pull back with the personal attacks - if you don't want to see someones posts, plonk 'em. This is a doacracy, you wouldn't stand next to someone whos company you don't enjoy at a cocktail party, why would you here?

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by Eric
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guard Dawg Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 4550

Re: Guard Dawg Thread

Please note that Trilo is on-playa with limited cell service until sometime after the event. Please don't expect the name change before early Sept (though it may happen sooner. Who knows?)
by Eric
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Shake-down on the Rezs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1696

Re: Shake-down on the Rezs?

1durphul wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:53 am
That press release basically confirms that they are willing participants in this.
That's what I get out of it as well. Sadly the actions of the Tribal Gov't are going to burn the average tribal member by loss of revenue, even if they're opposed to this action.
by Eric
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guard Dawg Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 4550

Re: CARB

IMHO, 24 hours should be the minimum. Throughout the course of my day doing monotonous chores, I like to reflect upon what I have written and on many occasions desire to make changes. Reflect before you hit the "submit" button - I proof-read most of mine at least 3 times before I post. ePlaya is a ...
by Eric
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 16
Views: 4307

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

The street numbers have nothing to do with the layout of the city in relation to a compass. It's more to do with the names of the streets and navigating your way around. Yup - the radials didn't even get named with numbers until 2004, to make it easier for Emergency Services to find their way aroun...
by Eric
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: First Time Burner & Modest Dresser
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: First Time Burner & Modest Dresser

I dress for comfort, even though my clothes tend to be bright. PJ bottoms, pantaloons, silk flowy pants for daytime, paired with a tshirt and a shit-ton of sunblock (I'm a ginger), keffiyeh for my head (double-duty head covering & dusk mask that fits over my beard), goggles. Good to go. Night-time i...
by Eric
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anyone have experience with motorized trenching on the playa?
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Anyone have experience with motorized trenching on the playa?

I'm pretty sure trenching meant to be only for areas of possible public vehicle traffic. On playa, across a road. Not for hiding wires in your camp. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but it's not supposed to. Don't take that on as a newbie. This. If it's inside a camp, cover those wires with rug...
by Eric
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

I thought we agree to the principles went we buy our ticket. Burning Man on the 10 Principles : They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture They're general guidelines, not commandments, other than Leave No Trace and No...
by Eric
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 1078

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

but.... maybe more will feel better??.. Nope. I can guarantee you that no matter what system you come up with, if the person who is upset doesn't have a ticket in their hand, your system is a failure. How can I guarantee that? I've been a mod since the first sell-out, and every single "fix the tick...
by Eric
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Show no Tickets Usergroup
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Show no Tickets Usergroup

Token wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Good intentions and all but still, MIA.
Trilo is still here, still paying attention behind the scenes. Just like every other Burner he's in crunch time though. Besides, it's not like we're getting paid for this... :lol:

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