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Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby JStep » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:11 pm

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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby wh..sh » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:34 pm

I just had a Deja Moo... a sense that I have heard this bull somewhere before...
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Postby Elderberry » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:01 am

I really expected one of those links in the article to point back to eplaya. But a link to that rediculous petition? Come on now, really?
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Postby Bob » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:41 am

jkisha wrote:I really expected one of those links in the article to point back to eplaya....


Yeah, the eplaya really needs more outraged SFBG writers & readers whinging about here.
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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby JStep » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:33 am

Yeah, eplaya does seem to be the red headed step child of BM. No one really seems to care what we do here, and I think the feeling's mutual.
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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:20 am

trilo feels differently. He may have cause, or maybe it's only because he's been working with them for a short period of time. However, I like trilobyte and think he's done good things by and on the board, so I'm hoping that they don't break his heart.

I, on the other hand, like being the red-headed stepchild. Makes me feel scrappy and daring.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:22 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:trilo feels differently. He may have cause, or maybe it's only because he's been working with them for a short period of time. However, I like trilobyte and think he's done good things by and on the board, so I'm hoping that they don't break his heart.

I, on the other hand, like being the red-headed stepchild. Makes me feel scrappy and daring.


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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby actiongrl » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:35 pm

I work for Burning Man and it's part of my job to care. Been an ePlayan since 2000, and care a lot about it.
...and I HAVE red hair, and am a stepchild to boot.

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Postby lemur » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:53 pm

QUALITY OF PRODUCT..
CLEANLINESS
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AND ABOVE ALL, IT IS OUR JOB TO CARE...
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Postby Eric » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:27 pm

actiongrl wrote:I work for Burning Man and it's part of my job to care. Been an ePlayan since 2000, and care a lot about it.
...and I HAVE red hair, and am a stepchild to boot.


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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby Sham » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:45 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I, on the other hand, like being the red-headed stepchild. Makes me feel scrappy and daring.

Why my dear Miss fishy, you ARE scrappy and daring! :D
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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby trilobyte » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:19 pm

Before I started shaving my head a few years back I was a redhead quite regularly. And I've been a step-child a few times too. No biggie. I've been volunteering for and working with BMOrg on various projects off and on for many years, and have greatly enjoyed the experience. I think the site's doing rather well these days (with a great mod team and solid support and communications with HQ), and have a feeling that things will only get better heading into 2012. ;)

As for the Bay Guardian article, it seems like they're about 2 weeks behind all the other news outlets that provide occasional coverage of Burning Man. Linking to ePlaya probably wouldn't help the author's case much, since the freakouts have dropped significantly since the details and FAQ were posted. I thought the petition was kind of funny, it had been started and received nearly half the number of signatures they have now *before* the details and FAQ had even been published (but hey, some people are all about uninformed decisions). Also interesting that their numbers would seem to indicate that the changes to the system aren't the problem/disaster/dealbreaker/end-of-the-world that some folks are making it out to be.

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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:48 pm

actiongrl, if I stepped on your toes, I am very sorry.

Yeah, that's "rolled over your toes". But I think that's heavier and more painful... I'm sorry either way, just got distracted.
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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby BBadger » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:55 pm

I dunno, Trilo's probably the right person. I think if I were in trilo's spot I would be the one breaking hearts on the forums, especially with respect to two-posts-to-their-name, manifesto-writing, ticket-forum folk whining.
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Re: Burning Man attendees anxious over new ticketing system

Postby JStep » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:39 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:trilo feels differently. He may have cause, or maybe it's only because he's been working with them for a short period of time. However, I like trilobyte and think he's done good things by and on the board, so I'm hoping that they don't break his heart.

I, on the other hand, like being the red-headed stepchild. Makes me feel scrappy and daring.


I must be missing something, cause I have no idea what this means.
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