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by Eric
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: reporting a bike theft
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: reporting a bike theft

If nothing else, this thread may get transfered into lost & found sub forum once that opens. If it was decorated, perhaps you have a photo of that you can add. This thread will definitely get moved into the Lost Bikes subforum once that opens. If edfine has pictures of the bike, they should be post...
by Eric
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LnF.burningman.org/ is closed? Where do I report lost items?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: LnF.burningman.org/ is closed? Where do I report lost items?

Most members of the Org are still on playa, and they're dealing with thousands of items. They do an absolutely amazing job reuniting people with their stuff, but it's going to take a few days for them to start showing up on the Orgs LnF page. The ePlaya LnF boards will be active once the admins are ...
by Eric
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHERE IS LOST & FOUND?
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: WHERE IS LOST & FOUND?

Mod Note: I've made this a "sticky" until the Lost & Found boards are set up. I really want to reiterate one thing Canoe posted: Don't expose or dox yourself (if a lost item) or another person (if a found item)!!!! Keep personal information to PMs (other than possibly a partial name as it appears on...
by Eric
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Lost & Found forums will open soon
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Lost & Found forums will open soon

There will be - it's only Monday, as far as I know I'm the only Mod not on the playa and all the Admins are still out there. It usually takes a little bit to get the forums open. We'll sort the existing posts once they're set up (should happen shortly after Trilo's back home, he is a theme camp lead...
by Eric
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: 2019 Satellite Sunday BRC for finding open camping spots
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: 2019 Satellite Sunday BRC for finding open camping spots

"Satellite Sunday" Is it expected/known that someone(s) will be tasking satellites for photos on Sunday each year? Unless that someone is paying for the satellite to shoot the event, they shouldn't expect anything. Some years I've seen it posted that a satellite company is shooting it (or having a ...
by Eric
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

You can also check out the annual "Playa Lingo" columns from both the BRC Weekly and from Piss Clear - we've been documenting the way Burners talk for over 20 years between the two papers.
by Eric
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Speeding in BRC on the playa?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Speeding in BRC on the playa?

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:03 pm
But useful enforcement of things that matter? Nah... not much of that.
^That.
Unless they can collect the stupid tax, the LEO's aren't really concerned. Don't know if they're harassing more this year since I'm in Camp Envy as well, but in my experience is all about the dollars.
by Eric
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: A suggestion for decommodifing tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: A suggestion for decommodifing tickets

Mod Note: I've combined the two identical threads, and moved them both into the proper 2019 Ticket Discussion forum.


No comment on the lottery idea, since I was a Mod when that was tried the first time and don't have anything nice to say about it.
by Eric
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Many Opens, and most Post attempts, fail
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Many Opens, and most Post attempts, fail

I've let Trilo know (if he gets the message), but I have no idea who in IT is left here & not dealing with BRC now. I'm limiting tabs as well, which is making it a PITA to crush spammers. Wheee?
by Eric
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?

jteezy wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:43 pm
I think I see now that the four wheel bike is fine as long as I get rid of the motor.
^This. It's all about the motor + wheels, not the wheels alone.
by Eric
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?

A 2-3 wheel bike, even with electric assist, is considered a "bike". Add that 4th wheel with electric assist and it becomes a "personal transport vehicle" and must follow DMV rules.
by Eric
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Is my four wheeled bike not allowed?

I created a four person, four wheeled bike as my project this year (that has electric assist but also pedals) but according to what I just read on the vehicle rules, to be considered a "bike", it must be two or three wheels. Is a four wheeled bike something that has to go through DMV? Thanks for an...
by Eric
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings from NY
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Greetings from NY

PS: One question has always bothered me. They say the gate opens Sunday at midnight, but is it the midnight when Sunday ends, or when it just begins? Hello Gadas, and welcome to the madness! Gate opens at 12:01am Sunday morning. There will be a huge line of vehicles waiting to get in - don't think ...
by Eric
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Estimate for early entry Gate delay
Replies: 18
Views: 1133

Re: Estimate for early entry Gate delay

The vast majority of EAs are for Saturday arrival. Arriving close to 12:01am Saturday will get you to camp in 4-8 hours, god willing. It's taken us as long as 12 (without horrible weather), so there is no "estimate" that works. Just have pee jugs in your car, snacks, and a backup driver if possible....
by Eric
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Missing Tickets
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: Missing Tickets

Got my event ticket but missing the vehicle pass. Sent an email to ticket support as soon as I received the package but still no reply. Its been two weeks now :( I hope someone replies soon!!! As Kenyon discovered it can take a bit for them to get back to people right now - they're always slammed w...
by Eric
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Dumb Question: WHERE is the map of all the placed camps on this site?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Dumb Question: WHERE is the map of all the placed camps on this site?

Of course, I may be hallucinating, sure we have Placement on here... Not hallucinating - the only mostly accurate map * that will ever be seen by most of us is the MOOP map, which shows all the camps - but doesn't start getting released until mid-late Sept. However, even in the form we get to see i...
by Eric
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Missing Tickets
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: Missing Tickets

Sadly the only ones who can sort this out are Ticketing. Other people can throw ideas at the wall, but they're honestly useless because resolution *has* to come from the department that deal with the tickets & has access to their computers and records. That said, have your early arrivals department ...
by Eric
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: It's (not) a conspiracy! Tickets are harder to find this year! Be vigilant!
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: It's (not) a conspiracy! Tickets are harder to find this year! Be vigilant!

It's not a new occurrence though - BMorg switched to the later shipping dates around 2014/15 (I believe), at the time there was more on why they did it. While there might be issues with a subset of orders, everyone I know who ordered tickets in the Main Sale or DGS has theirs now, including me, and ...
by Eric
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: It's (not) a conspiracy! Tickets are harder to find this year! Be vigilant!
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: It's (not) a conspiracy! Tickets are harder to find this year! Be vigilant!

I feel fairly certain that another factor is the very late arrival of physical tickets. Tickets arrive when they do as a security feature . If they're not out in the wild until mid-July, it makes it harder for scammers to make versions of them to sell to desperate Burners. Even with that and all th...
by Eric
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Thursday BRC -> Reno??
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Thursday BRC -> Reno??

Moderator Note: merged topics into the correct forum.
by Eric
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Is there a list of performances that are scheduled to take place on the playa?
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Is there a list of performances that are scheduled to take place on the playa?

In a dozen years going to Burning Man precisely one planned performance I wanted to see happened at the time it was scheduled. More that I've been associated with have been on time, but that's more because the leader of that group is very OCD :lol: This really is the place you let loose and let play...
by Eric
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9783

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Token wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Before you know it, everyone will be next to the refineries in Richmond.
Even Crockett & Port Costa are getting expensive. Good lord.
by Eric
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9783

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Token wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Stop growing the darn thing and make it sustainable.

You got Fly Ranch to dream up, do your stick there. Let BM return back to BM.
So much this.
by Eric
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9783

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Dirkadirka wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Wish granted.
Santa Cruz isn't SF - it's not even in the SF Bay Area! :lol:

muttermutterLumpingUsInWithTheCentralCoastmuttermutter
by Eric
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: When was the last time your were this happy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1714

Re: When was the last time your were this happy?

Consequences wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Wow! Eric that’s a lot of fluid. Glad to hear that you’re doing better. Was that a Peracentisis, thoracentisis, or a chest tube?
Peracentisis in Feb (500ml), the one two weeks ago was thoracentisis. Plus 30lbs of fluid weight from my legs since Jan, mostly through diuretics. Yay for haywire livers!
by Eric
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: STEP

The Org hasn't made any announcements about dates yet, the only way to know is to keep checking the Ticketing page and watch for it. You'll also see some threads on it become very active here. Sadly that's the best information anyone will have right now. One big thing to remember: STEP is winning th...
by Eric
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9783

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

If we really want to bring BRC back to its roots, take it off playa. Now, you want to shatter the event, get rid of the Big Burn in Nevada & create a bunch of smaller Burns all over? You mean those insignificant Regional Burns that still have the Burny magic that the Playa has lost? Or.....(tapping...
by Eric
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: When was the last time your were this happy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1714

Re: When was the last time your were this happy?

Last time I felt that much joy was just two weeks ago on April 9, when the hospital drained 750ml of fluid from around my right lung & I could breath normally for the first time in 6+ months. The first deep breath was like heaven.
by Eric
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)
Replies: 26
Views: 30719

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: 933

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 ...

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